Weekly Connect for Sun, Oct 16, 2016

Fall Fest for Families
Experience the love of Christ at this fun family event featuring games, hayride, costume contest, trunk or treat, music, and a special message for families. Fall Fest is on Wed, Oct 26 from 6:30-8pm. Visit www.lolchurch.net/fall for more info.

Join Pastor Matt and Amy for a Romantic Date Night
Strengthen your marriage with this romantic evening on Fri, Oct 28 from 6:30-8pm, filled with good food, fun and a brief message from Pastor Matt and Amy to bless your marriage. Cost is $5. Dinner and childcare is provided. Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info, contact Pastor at matt@lolchurch.net.

Men’s Wednesday Night Study
This NEW group for men meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm at Lord of Life to study and discuss Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood by Dennis Rainey. Contact Tino Gutierrez at fortinojg@mediacombb.net for more info.

Serve at Our All-Church Work Day
We’re planning a fall work day from 9am-Noon on Sat, Nov 12. Please sign up on your Connection Card to help us out. A list of projects for the work day will be sent to all who sign-up. For more info please contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or call (630) 715-2674.

Meal Train Has Arrived!
What is Meal Train? It’s an online tool to coordinate meals for families in need or for families or individuals who could use a few meals to help out if faced with expected or unexpected challenges. It does happen. Using this online tool is a great opportunity to help each other in need. You may sign up to participate on your connection card or, if you need more info or assistance, please contact Mary Owen at le710@comcast.net or (630) 377-8731. You may also contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com or (630) 365-3294.

Interested in Membership at Lord of Life?
The next Start Here new member class is scheduled for Sun, Oct 30 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Pastor Matt will share the mission, vision and values of our church and open it up for Q&A. He’ll also share what membership means and how to become a member of Lord of Life. Lunch and childcare is provided. Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Epic Air Youth Event
Get some epic air with your friends on Fri, Oct 21! This event is for youth (grades 6-12). We will meet at Lord of Life at 6pm, bus to Epic Air trampoline park in South Elgin, and return to the church by 10pm. Pick up a flyer in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/youth and return the form portion with $30 by Wed, Oct 19. Invite friends! Space is limited so don’t wait to sign up! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Fall Play Dates for Kids
Join fellow moms at Lord of Life for indoor play dates this fall. Moms can enjoy coffee and treats while their kids play together. We will meet the first and third Monday of the month from 9:15-11:15am in the nursery. For questions or more info, please contact Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.net

Serve at Beautiful U Ministries
Please join us for an opportunity to serve at Beautiful U Resale Shop on Mon, Oct 17. We will 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.

Operation Christmas Child
Please visit the Operation Christmas Child display in the Solid Rock Lodge. You will find everything you need there to start your adventure of making a special Christmas gift for a boy or girl somewhere in the world. Since 1993, God has worked through people like you to send more than 135 million shoeboxes to children in 158 countries. Lord of Life Church will host a shoebox packing party for the first time on Sat, Oct 29, from 1-3pm. Please feel free to bring a friend. We will have shoeboxes, wrapping paper, and some gift donations to get you started packing your shoebox. Therefore, we’ll need lots of donations – wrapping paper, tape, safety scissors, small toys, school supplies, hard candy and gum, and hygienic supplies. We’ll also need cases of bottled water, and snacks. The donation box is located next to the Operation Christmas Child lobby display. Please review the donation list at the OCC display table. Shoeboxes will be collected on Sun, Nov 20. For all questions or inquiries, contact Dwayne Nelson at dnelsonlol@comcast.net. Please sign up on the Connection Card if you will be attending the packing party.

Sign Up for the Fall Men’s Retreat
Registration is now open for the men’s retreat on the weekend of Nov 4-6! Don’t miss this opportunity to slow down, unplug, and reconnect with God and other guys. We are once again going to Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center in Oregon, IL. The cost is $100. Assistance is available. Sign up in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/men. Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Basic Training for Confirmation
Get trained on the basics of faith and life. There are four sessions: 1) Discovering the Bible, 2) Encountering Jesus, 3) Living on Purpose, and 4) Searching for Truth. Completion of all four sessions is an expectation for confirmation. For more on confirmation go to www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian at (630) 513-5325 x140. Basic Training sessions are offered once/month on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. The next session will be “Living on Purpose” on Sat, Nov 19 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

Support Our October Mission of the Month
Mission Possible in downtown Aurora is dedicated to holistically meeting the human needs of the underserved people of Aurora Christ’s name. They provide for both physical and spiritual needs, offering Bible studies, prayer, addictions recovery, mentoring, counseling and Christian fellowship along with free medical, orthopedic, vision, chiropractic care and physical therapy. During this month of October we are collecting personal care items and common over the counter medications and vitamins for Mission Possible from the Dollar Store. For more info please visit the mission table in the lobby.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Oct 19 – Super Hero/Princess Night – Truth & Training (grades 3-5) Parents are encouraged to stay.
Next Wed, Oct 26 – Fest Fest
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Living our faith from the inside out, 24/7. Sundays during 10am worship. Check in is located in the lobby.
Preschool-Kindergarten
This Sun, Oct 16 – Two Believing Men
Next Sun, Oct 23 – God’s Helper
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Oct 16 – An angel instructs Samson’s mother (Judges 13:1-14); The Point – We take care of our bodies for God.
Next Sun, Oct 23 – Daniel and his friends honor God with their eating (Daniel 1:3-16); The Point – We honor God with healthy living.
LOL Kid’s Choir
All children are invited to join the LOL Kid’s Choir! Choir meets each Wednesday from 5:30–6:15pm, for children ages 3 through 8th grade. For more info please contact Christina Durrant at (630)209-9458 or cdurrant@lolchurch.net.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm during the school year (Sep-May)
This Wed, Oct 19 – The Ten Commandments
Next Wed, Oct 26 – Youth will help with the Fall Fest
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Oct 16 – Don’t all good people go to heaven? (Mark 10:17-27); The Point – Jesus is my only hope.
Next Sun, Oct 23 – Can I do anything I want? (John 8:1-11); The Point – I want to honor Jesus.
HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Building friendships with Jesus and each other. Sunday Nights from 6-8pm at the Zielke’s House (221 E Shannon St, Elburn)
NO HANG OUT this Sun, Oct 9
If you have any questions about children’s or youth ministry, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.