Weekly Connect for Sun, July 2, 2017

No Prayer Gathering on Tue, July 4
The Tuesday evening Prayer Gathering will not meet this week due to the July 4 holiday. On your own prayer time, please lift our great nation and the freedoms we enjoy. Please join us next week Tue, July 11 at 7pm as we resume the Tuesday evening Prayer Gathering. Doors open at 6pm.

Family Night at Otter Cove • Wed, July 19
Enjoy a fun family evening on Wed, July 19 from 6-8pm at Otter Cove Aquatic Park in St. Charles. All families are welcome. Meet at the water park. There is no need to sign up, just show up. Admission is $6 per person. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x 140.

Save the Date—Blood Drive on Sun, Jul 23, 7:30am-Noon
During the summer months it seems less people give blood. It’s a critical time of year and we could really make huge strides in helping the blood supply in our area grow. It’s a sacrifice of love we give when we donate blood. For more info please contact Curt Berg at (630) 513-5325 or cberg@lolchurch.net

Tuesday Morning Men’s Group
A group of men from Lord of Life meet at Colonial Cafe on Randall Road (St. Charles) on Tuesday mornings at 6:30-7:30am to discuss faith, life and pray together. Any and all men are welcome! Questions? Contact Don Martens at donmartens@comcast.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.

The Case for Christ Book Study
The Case for Christ is a journalist’s personal investigation of the evidence for Jesus. Written by Chicago’s own Lee Strobel, we’ll address common arguments people have about Jesus and we’ll be better equipped to share and defend our Christian faith. The books are available for purchase in the lobby and we’ll meet to discuss it together on the remaining dates below. The same content will be discussed twice each month to accommodate schedules—take your pick. Please register to attend the remaining book study dates on the Connection Card or at lolchurch.net/ministries/biblestudies if you have not yet done so.

  • Part 2 Chapters 7-10: Tue, July 18, 7pm or Wed, July 19, 10am
  • Part 3 Chapters 11-14: Tue, Aug 8, 7pm or Wed, Aug 9, 10am
Support Our July Mission of the Month 
Bon Repos Orphanage is located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and is led by Yolanda Thervil, known as Mama Yol. Using her life savings, Mama Yol left New York and invested in building a compound that would serve to raise orphans and provide a Christian education for the local community. Her orphanage is currently raising 40 orphan girls. All loose change for this month will go to help support the Bon Repos Orphanage.

Ladies! A New Book Study Group Just For You!

Are you feeling tired or stressed? Looking for a place to rest your heart and renew your spirit? Join us for Soul Spa by Sharla Fritz. This study will care for and refresh your spirit. We meet Tuesday mornings from 7-8:30am at Lord of Life. The study started Tue, June 13 and ends the last week of July. Come as you are. For more info, please contact Leslie at lvdifiglio@gmail.com.

Women’s Walk and Talk Events
Ladies, enjoy a beautiful walk together talking life and faith beginning at 6:30pm at the locations listed below.

  • Thu, July 6 • Peck Farm Trail. Meet at the parking lot at Peck Farm Park in Geneva. Led by Becky Fair.
  • Wed, Aug 9 • Walk the Great Western Trail. Meet at the Dairy Queen parking lot in Wasco. Led by Amy Boynton.
Sign Up for Vacation Bible School
Join us this summer, July 10-14, for “Operation Arctic” where kids will explore the coolest Book on the planet and discover how we can know for sure that the Bible is God’s written word to us! Each evening a family dinner will start at 5:15pm, followed by the program from 6-8pm. All kids age 4 through 5th grade are invited to participate. The cost is $30/family. Register in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. Youth and adults are invited to serve. We need help with meals, crafts, games, nursery, check-in, group leaders, group assistants and wherever needed. Sign up to serve on the Connection Card or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. We are also collecting supply donations (see list in lobby). If you have any questions, please contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net or (630) 365- 2205.

Summer Park Play Dates
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Wednesdays from 9:30am-Noon. Upcoming locations are…

  • Wed, July 12 – Wheeler Park, Geneva. Led by Amy Blackford (651) 238-9374.
  • Wed, July 26 – Moore Park (splash park), Geneva. Led by Shannon Hanson (630) 877-3031.
A full list of dates and locations can be found in the Spring/Summer Ministry Guide.

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, July 17. 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. No need to sign up, just show up! Visit beautifuluministries.org or contact Amy Blackford for more info at (651) 238-9374 or amy.blackford@gmail.com.

Help Serve in Our Comfort Dog Ministry
Do you like dogs and Jesus? We have a place for you to serve! Bring the love of Christ to the community by becoming a prayer partner or handler for Chloe the comfort dog. Comfort Dog Ministry is specifically looking for people to serve during the week during daytime. To ask questions or get involved, contact Sue Kessler at skessler717@earthlink.net.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm. AWANA will kick off again on Wed, Sep 13.

Preschool – Kindergarten
This Sun, July 2 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
Next Sun, July 9 – We trust Jesus to help (John 11 – story of Lazarus).

Grades 1-5
This Sun, July 2 – NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
Next Sun, July 9 – God tells people to take care of the earth (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:4-25); The Point – We respect God’s creation.

Youth Pool Party—For All Youth 6th-12th Grade
Sun, July 9 from 6-8pm at the Branstad’s house (478 Prairie View Dr, Geneva)
For all youth 6th-12th grade. Bring a swimsuit and towel. Questions? Contact Brian at (630) 209-4263 (mobile) or bzielke@lolchurch.net.

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, July 2 – NO GRAPPLE
Next Sun, July 9 – Does God send people to hell? (2 Peter 3:3-16); The Point – Hell is separation from God.

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, July 2 – NO HANG OUT
Next Sun, July 9 – at the Branstad’s House (478 Prairie View Dr, Geneva). Bring a swimsuit and towel.
Pick up the full list of summer Hang Out locations in the lobby. Questions? Contact Brian at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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