Weekly Connect for Sun, Jan 25, 2015

Bowling For Babies to HELP TLC Pregnancy Services
TLC Pregnancy Services is holding their annual Bowling For Babies fundraiser at Bowlway Lanes in Elgin on Sat, Feb 21, from 11:30am-2:30pm. Please contact Robin Mathieu at (630) 715-2198 or remathieu@mchsi.com if you would like to sponsor our team or be a part of our bowling team. All skill levels welcome! This is a great opportunity to support one of our mission partners as they continue to provide free pregnancy testing to all women and share the good news of Jesus Christ to all who enter their various locations. Other needs at TLC Pregnancy Services: We need size 3 and 4 clothing for children (boys and girls).

Founder’s Week at Moody Bible Institute
Please join us for Founder’s Week at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago on Wed, Feb 4.  The theme for this year’s conference is Running the Race, based on: Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. (Hebrews 12:1) Learn more at www.moodyconferences.com/foundersweek. If you would like to attend Founder’s Week, please contact Dwayne Nelson at (630) 488-2510 or dnelsonlol@comcast.net.  We plan to take the 6:21am Metra train out of Elburn, and return on the 5:04 pm train.

You’re Invited to the Missions Board Meetings
The Mission Board of Lord of Life Church invites you to attend our monthly meetings to learn about, and participate in, what God is doing through you, and through the many missions at Lord of Life Church. We will meet in the upstairs conference room on Wed, Feb 25, at 6:30-8 pm. The following months after that, we will meet every third Wednesday of the month at the same time in the same place. We are excited about what God is up to at Lord of Life Church. Please join us and share in the joy of missions.

Get Ready For An All-Church Book Study with Pastor Matt
Pastor Matt will lead a book discussion that will help all of us share our faith more confidently and naturally. The book is “God Space: Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally” by Doug Pollock. The dates of the book discussion are Wed, Jan 28 from 6:30-8:30pm and Thu, Jan 29 from 9:30-11:30am. Only sign up for one since both will be the same content just different times to accommodate people’s schedules. If you still need a book, purchase an eBook or order it online. Read the book on your own before the book discussion. Sign up on the Connection Card this Sunday. If you have questions contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Discover opportunities to Connect with a Group
Check out the NEW Winter Connect Groups Catalog and discover many opportunities to Connect with Jesus and each other! There are all kinds of groups waiting for you to join. Catalogs are available in the lobby. Sign up on a Connection Card or visit www.lolchurch.net/groups. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Save the Date
Our next blood drive is set for Sun, Mar 1, from 7am-Noon. Sign up begins Sun, Feb 15, in the lobby.

Save the Date for the Women’s Tea
Ladies, mark your calendars for a “Country Tea” on Sat, Mar 7 from 12:30-3pm. All women and young ladies are welcome.  Registration will begin on Sun, Feb 8. Questions? Contact Patty Griffin at (630) 363-9995.

Iron Sharpens Iron Conference for Men
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17. This conference on Sat, Mar 14 is for men of all ages, emerging men (age 13) to seasoned men. It will be at Central Christian Church in Beloit, WI. We’ll meet at Lord of Life at 6am to carpool and return by 7pm. The cost is $50 when paid by Sun, Mar 1. Students (age 13-22) are only $35. Sign up in the lobby. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
This Thu, Jan. 29 at 5pm will be our time to serve and provide food for the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner. There are many ways to serve. Please see your Connection Card for sign-ups in one or more of the following ways: Help Serve, provide hamburger buns, chips, pasta salad, fruit salad or dessert. Many hands make light work. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at cchrist1956@gmail.com or call (630) 391-8728.

Help Us Connect With our College Students
Last chance to assist the Care Board as we gather the names and college addresses of our youth. We will accept any name/address from a student or parent so we can send them a special love offering to let them know we care and are praying for them. Please send your (or your child’s) name to lol@lolchurch.net by Sun, Feb. 1. If you prefer to mail the contact information, please send to Lord of Life Church attn. Love our Youth P.O. Box 70 LaFox IL 60147-0070

January Mission of the Month
AWANA is a global, non-denominational ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve him. Awana reaches kids for Christ through fun, scripture rich experiences that helps churches and parents work together through the gospel to develop spiritually strong children. The program reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. Each week, more than 1.5 million kids participate in Awana in over 12,000 churches in the U.S. and nearly 13,000 internationally through programs that change young lives through biblical truth. Lord of Life’s Awana program meets Wednesdays from 6:15 to 8pm. Register on-line at lolchurch.net/awana or arrive early on a Wednesday (open enrollment all year long.)  Because kids matter to God!

Lord of Life Lazarus House Coordinator
I’d like to introduce all of you to Chris Christopher. She is going to be coordinating and scheduling the calendars for Lazarus House. Many thanks to the Lazarus House team. Your serving and help is appreciated much more than you know. For further info on serving at Lazarus House please contact Chris Christopher at (630) 391-8728 or email cchrist1956@gmail.com

Sunday School
Learning to live our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check-in is located in the lobby.
This Sun, Jan 25 – God’s prophets
Next Sun, Feb 1 – Ask God for help
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current theme: “Stocking Stuffers”
This Sun, Jan 25 – Mary praises God for Jesus (Luke 1:39-56); The Point – Jesus deserves our love and appreciation.
Next Sun, Feb 1 – John tells about love (1 John 4:7-16); The Point – The Holy Spirit helps us love others.
AWANA: Because kids matter to God.
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. Register online at www.lolchurch.net/awana or arrive early on a Wed (open enrollment all year long).
This Wed, Jan 28 – Bring a dollar for missionaries
Next Wed, Feb 4 – Wear your clothes inside out

MidWay (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Winter Retreat for Midway Youth (grades 6-8)
February 20-22 at Camp Timber-lee in East Troy, WI. We are running out of space and time! Contact Brian ASAP at (630) 513-5325 x140 or bzielke@lolchurch.net to see if there is any room left. Forms available in the lobby, youth room or online at www.lolchurch.net/midway.
MORPH: Becoming Who God Made Me to Be, and having Fun in the Process!
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Jan 28 – What is the purpose of life? Part 2
Next Wed, Feb 4 – Why are there so many religions?
GRAPPLE: Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sundays from 6-8pm.
This Sun, Jan 25 – The Arts of Spiritual Conversations – Listening
Next Sun, Feb 1 at 4:30pm – Super Bowl Party at Nathan Maras’ house (0S172 Rowe Rd, Elburn – corner of Rowe Rd and Surrey Dr, east of Rt 47). Bring a snack to share.

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