Weekly Connect for Sun, Aug 6, 2017

Ladies! Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas Informational Meeting
If you are interested in being a part of the planning team for our annual Christmas event, Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas, please come to an informational meeting on Sun, Aug 20 after the 10am service. We will meet in the large conference room. For additional questions, please contact Becky Fair at (630) 365-3294 or rrubeck@hotmail.com.

Fall Bible Studies for Women
Join us this fall as we offer the following Bible studies for women. Books and additional information will be available at the Connection Cart for you to look at.

  • The Book of Acts meets Wednesdays from 9:15 to11am and begins Wed, Sept 13 through May in the small conference room. Contact Barb Martens at blpmartens@comcast.net for additional info.
  • Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst will meet Sept 7 & 9, Oct 5 &19, Nov 2 &16 and Jan 18 & 25 at 6:30pm in the large conference room. For more info, contact Amy Boynton at amyboynton@att.net
  • Steadfast Love by Lauren Chandler will meet Sept 7 & 9, Oct 5 & 19, Nov 2, 16, & 30 from7 to 8:15pm at the home of Brenda Guetthoff. Contact Brenda for more info at (630) 777-4796
 The Case for Christ Book Study
The date and time of our discussion of Part Three of the Case for Christ will be on Tue, Aug 8, 7pm or Wed, Aug 9, 10am. Read Part 3, Chapters 11-14. Childcare will be provided. For questions contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Elburn Days Parade • Fri, Aug 18
Elburn hosts a weekend of fun and festivities in August called Elburn Days! Our church participates in the parade on Friday night. We get to hand out info about the church (including the gospel message), goodies and meet the community. Come join us on Fri, Aug 18 at 5:15pm as we walk the parade route together. This is a great event for all ages! Questions? Contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net.

Mystery Retreat for Upperclassmen
Up for the Unknown is a mystery retreat for high school upperclassmen (juniors & seniors) that will take place from Sat, Sep 9 through Sun, Sep 10. The location and the activities will be unknown to the participants. All they need to know is that it is guaranteed to be a good time! Parents of eligible youth will be contacted by Brian Zielke to discuss the classified information regarding the retreat’s top secret location and details. Sign up forms are available on the Connect Cart in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/highway. The deadline to sign up is Sun, Sep 3.

Fashion Show at Lord of Life Church!
Sat, Aug 19, Administer Justice, an Illinois Christian non-profit, will be hosting a fashion show featuring fabulous fall fashions for women from CAbi. The event will be held at Lord of Life from10:30am-12:30pm. Tickets are $35 which includes brunch. Proceeds from the event will benefit the life changing work of Administer Justice, which provides free legal assistance, financial counseling and legal education to low income residents. Register today at administerjustice.org or call (847) 844-1100 for more info.

Support our August Mission of the Month 
Refuge for Women, our new mission partner, provides a place of escape for the trafficked and exploited women. They recently opened a Chicago area home in Oct 2016. It is a Christ-centered safe place for residents to experience healing from trauma, sobriety and rebuilding trust with a 3-phase program that lasts up to 12 months. All loose change this month will support Refuge for Women.

Connect with Your Family at a Family Camp!
For the past few years, the Fair family has attended Lake Geneva Youth Camp’s (LGYC) Labor Day Family Camp. They invite you to join them! This year, it is the evening of Sep 1 through Sep 4. This is a great way for the family to reconnect together, spouse’s to spend time together and kids to have fun in organized activities (based on age). Plus all meals are provided as part of the cost. If you’re interested in more information, contact Jason Fair at jason.fair@mchsi.com.

Tuesday Evening Prayer Gathering
Please join us Tuesday evenings for an evening of prayer. Doors open at 6pm for personal prayer. At 7pm the prayer gathering begins—we worship God together with songs of praise followed by a devotional and prayer time!

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Aug 21. We meet at 6:15pm every third Monday of the month at the shop (112 N. Main St., Elburn) to help sort, organize, and price donations. Just show up!

Please Contact Pastor Matt If You Need Anything
Pastor Matt invites you to contact him directly if you need anything including prayer before surgery, a communion visit, personal prayer, benevolence or Christian advice of any kind. If you are suffering or need help, don’t hesitate to call him on his cell phone at (970) 214-2373 or by email at matt@lolchurch.net.

Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study
Goes verse by verse through a book of the Bible. Meets Fridays from 6:30-7:30am in the Solid Rock Lodge. They are currently studying the Gospel of John. Contact Don Martens at donmartens@comcast.net if you have any questions or need more info.

Ladies! Come and Enjoy the Last Two Walk and Talk
Ladies, come and enjoy the last of our beautiful walks together talking life and faith beginning at 6:30pm at the location listed below.

  • Wed, Aug 9 • Walk the Great Western Trail. Meet at the Dairy Queen parking lot in Wasco. Led by Amy Boynton.
  • Wed, Aug 30 at the Batavia Riverwalk
 Summer Park Play Dates
Connect with other families at  Pottawatomie Park, St. Charles (splash/water area) on Wed, Aug 16, 9:30am-Noon. Questions? Contact Becky Fair at (630) 365-3294 or rrubeck@hotmail.com.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. AWANA will kick off again in September.
Preschool – Kindergarten
This Sun, Aug 6 – Loving people when it’s hard to do.
Next Sun, Aug 13 – God makes us all special!

Grades 1-5
This Sun, Aug 6 – Abraham & Lot work out their differences (Genesis 13:1-18); The Point – God helps us get along with our families.
Next Sun, Aug 13 – Paul’s charge to Timothy (2 Timothy 3:14-17); The Point – We believe the Bible because it’s from God.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
MORPH will kick off again in September.

Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Aug 6 – Can I take a vacation from God? (Genesis 39:6-23); The Point – Integrity: Always being true to yourself in Christ.
Next Sun, Aug 13 – Will I live happily ever after? (Genesis 45:1-11; 50:19-21); The Point – God knows me and chose me to become like Jesus.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Sunday Nights from 6-8pm in the Solid Rock Lodge at Lord of Life
This Sun, Aug 6 – at the Stevens’ House (41W004 Mulhern Dr, Elburn)
Next Sun, Aug 13 – at the Hawkins’ House (1240 Shoop Dr, Geneva)

If you have any questions about children’s or youth ministry, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.