Weekly Connect for Sun, Oct 2, 2016

Meal Train Has Arrived!
During service on Sun, Oct 2, Mary Owen and Becky Fair will go through the steps to ride the Meal Train. It’s an online tool to coordinate meals for families in need or just could use a few meals to help out if faced with a new baby or unusual circumstances. It does happen. So let’s get ready to help out. 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.

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 encourage and bless your marriage. Cost is $5. Dinner and childcare is provided. Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info, contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

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, starting Oct 3, from 9:15-11:15am in the nursery. For questions or more info, please contact Christina Durrant at cdurrant@lolchurch.net

Ladies! New Bible Study Begins Thu, Oct 6
Join Amy Blackford for a 7-week Bible study based on the book Open Your Bible by Raechel Myers and Amanda Williams. The class meets in the Large Conference Room Thursday mornings from 9:15-11:15am, Oct 6-Nov 17. FREE Childcare is provided. Watch a short video about the study at http://goo.gl/IxjftU. Register online at www.lolchurch.net/women or sign up on the Connection Card this Sunday. If you have questions or want more info, contact Amy Blackford at amy.blackford@gmail.com or call/text her at (651) 238-9374. Please order your study book in advance at lifeway.com

Ladies Movie Night Fri, Oct 14, at 6:30pm
Join us for Miracles from Heaven starring Jennifer Garner. Women’s Ministry will provide soup, cider, and dessert. The movie will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Please sign up on the connection card. Childcare will not be available. For more info contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com

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.

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.

Serving at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
Twice a year we serve the dinner at the Elburn Food Pantry on the 2nd Thursday of the month. This is the month we serve, Oct. 13 from 5-7pm. At this meal we provide the meal for those who use the Elburn Food Pantry. The main entree will be Pulled Pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market. Please check your Connection Card to provide food items or offer your services. It’s a great way to connect people with Jesus and to serve together. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at cchrist1956@gmail.com or (630) 391-8728.

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. All shoeboxes donated at Lord of Life Church will be collected on Sun, Nov 20. The child receiving a shoebox gift, it may be his or her first step of a lifelong walk with Jesus Christ. For all questions or inquiries, contact Dwayne Nelson at dnelsonlol@comcast.net.

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
Basic Training is for youth (6th-12th grade) to get trained on the basics of the Christian faith. 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 expected for confirmation. For more info go to www.lolchurch.net/confirmation or contact Brian at (630) 513-5325 x140. Sessions are offered once/month on Saturdays from 9am-12pm. The next session will be “Encountering Jesus” on Sat, Oct 15 in the youth room. No sign up necessary. Just show up!

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm.
This Wed, Oct 5 – Dinosaur Night – Parents of Sparks (Kindergarten – 2nd grade) are encouraged to stay.
Next Wed, Oct 12 – Stuffed Animal Night
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 2 – God protects Moses
Next Sun, Oct 9 – The Ten Commandments
Grades 1-5
This Sun, Oct 2 – Moses gives instructions for the first Passover (Exodus 12:1-13); The Point – We trust God to rescue us.
Next Sun, Oct 9 – God uses Moses to defeat the Amalekites (Exodus 17:8-16); The Point – We rely on God to protect us.
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 5 – The Apostle’s Creed
Next Wed, Oct 12 – The Ten Commandments
Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Oct 2 – Isn’t God just mean and cruel? (Jonah 1-4); The Point – God knows what’s best for me.
Next Sun, Oct 9 – What if I really mess up? (2 Samuel 12:7-14); The Point – Jesus died for me.
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)

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