Weekly Connect for Sun, Sept 3, 2017

Register Online for Awana Clubs
Our Awana Clubs meet on Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm during the school year (Sept-April). Kick off for Awana Clubs will be on Wed, Sept 6! We are asking that parents plan to stay for the whole time on the first night to meet the leaders and learn about our Awana program. Register at www.lolchurch.net/awana.

Impact for Men’s Breakfast

Sat, Sep 9 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge. Guys don’t miss this special morning as we kickoff “Impact for Men,” which will meet on the second Saturday of each month. Join us for a delicious and FREE breakfast, fellowship with the guys, and a powerful message about how the Lord impacted the life of Joseph despite his brothers schemes against him. Hear how this Biblical lesson applies to your life today! Please invite your friends to come along too! For more info, contact Brian Griffin at brianmgriffin1@gmail.com or (630) 877-2260.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study: Jesus’ Brothers

We can learn a lot about Jesus by studying what his brothers said about him! This structured 6-week Bible study, led by Suzanne Fahnestock, will study the books of the Bible written by Jesus’ brothers: James and Jude. Meets on Wednesday evenings starting on Wed, Sept 13 at 6:30pm. Signup at www.lolchurch.net/biblestudies.

New! Growing Together

This new group is for anyone in their 40s and 50s—singles and couples—who wants to connect in community and study God’s Word together. This fall we will study the book of Ephesians in the Bible. The group meets on the first and third Saturdays from 7-9pm starting Sat, Sept 16. Visit www.lolchurch.net/groups for details about meeting locations.

20s & 30s Gathering!

Calling all 20s and 30s to a fun barbeque on Fri, Sept 29 at Angela and Adam Spore’s house (1N971 Mulhern Drive, Elburn). Singles, couples and kids are welcome! Signup online to bring a food item: salad, dessert, appetizer, non-alcoholic beverages. We’ll begin at 6pm until it’s over. See you then!

LERT Training Available

If your heart has been tugged to get involved with LERT, then here’s your next step. Our next basic training session for LERT will be held Sat, Sep 23 at Vida Y Fe (Good Shepherd Hispanic Ministry) 1111 Van St. Elgin IL 60123 from 8am to 1pm. A $35 fee will be charged for class materials, vest, & ID. Scholarships available. Register online or check your Connection Card and we’ll follow-up with you. For more info please contact Larry Zagorski at (630) 209-6195 or woodthorpe@hughes.net.

Five Wishes & Endowment Fund Presentation

This is our third time around for Five Wishes. Maybe you had a conflict when we last offered Five Wishes. Or maybe you just need a quick review. Hopefully you’ll be able to attend this session. We will also have a short presentation from our Endowment Fund Committee. Reserve Sun, Oct 1, from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Cup of Life Cafe.  Lunch will be provided. The minimal fee is only $5. Sign up today on your Connection Card or online. For more info please contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net or call (630) 715-2674.

Triangle Dinners

Get to know other couples in the church and strengthen your marriage at the same time! The marriage ministry team will put you with two new couples each month (Sept, Oct and Nov only) from the church to go and enjoy a dinner together. The couples choose when and where to meet for dinner. The church will pay for the babysitting! Signup online at www.lolchurch.net/marriage. Contact Carolyn Albers at alberscarolyn@gmail.com.

Ladies Craft Day and Card Ministry Workshop

Are you interested in making cards for the church to send to our members, guests and visitors? Do you have a craft or hobby that you would like to work on while getting to know other ladies from the church and community? Join us for our first Craft Day and Workshop on Sat, Sept 23 from 8am-8pm at Lord of Life in the downstairs preschool area. The cost is $20 to cover the food (light breakfast, lunch and dinner). We will meet again on Sat, Nov 11. Signup online or on the Connection Card. If you have any questions, contact Mary Miller at marymmiller@mediacombb.net or (630) 365-2205.

Ladies! Come and Enjoy Friendships With Walk and Talk

Ladies, come and enjoy our beautiful walks together talking life and faith. No need to sign up, just show up! We will meet on Tue, Sept 12 at 6:30pm—meet in front of Graham’s Fine Chocolates Shop at 302 S. 3rd St in Geneva.

Fall Bible Studies for Women
Join us this fall as we offer the following Bible studies for women. Books and additional info 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 & 21, 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.
Support our September Mission of the Month 
Gilgal Gospel Missions is located in Chennai, India, and is led by Christobel Russelliah. Gilgal is reaching the remote Hindu villages with the good news of Jesus. Today Gilgal has a church, a theological seminary, a children’s home and school and nurtures 28 churches in the countryside. All loose change this month will support Gilgal Gospel Missions.

Dare to Share – LIVE
This one day outreach event for youth (grades 8-12) is an incredible way to reach our communities and schools by praying, serving, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. It will be simulcast live from Denver, CO to over 60 locations across the United States and Puerto Rico on Sat, Sep 23. We will go to Harvest New Beginnings in Oswego, IL. Cost is $35/person. Sign up by Sun, Sep 17. Forms are available in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/highway. Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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 in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/highway. The deadline to sign up is Sun, Sep 3.

Serve at Lazarus House in St. Charles
Come serve the local community at the Lazarus House in St. Charles. Lord of Life serves every month on the third Thursday and fourth Friday. Signup online to serve or provide food items by visiting www.lolchurch.net/serve. Someone will contact you with further information. Questions? Contact Curt Berg at cberg@lolchurch.net.

LOL Kid’s Choir Begins Sept 13
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.

AWANA: Because kids matter to God. www.lolchurch.net/awana
Our Awana Clubs meet on Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm during the school year (Sept-April). Kick off for Awana Clubs will be on Wed, Sept 6! We are asking that parents plan to stay for the whole time on the first night to meet the leaders and learn about our Awana program. Register at www.lolchurch.net/awana.

Preschool – Kindergarten
This Sun, Sept 3 – Paul & Silas praised God in prison
Next Sun, Sept 10 – God used Esther to save His people

Grades 1-5
This Sun, Sept 3 – How Christians grow strong (Hebrews 5:11-6:3); The Point – We learn how to live from the Bible.
Next Sun, Sept 10 – The Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-12); The Point – The Holy Spirit is God at work in us.

Nursery Care
Nursery care is provided for children ages 0-3 at both the 8:30 & 10am worship services. Nursery check-in is located in the lobby.

MIDWAY (grades 6-8) www.lolchurch.net/midway
Morph: Meets on Wednesdays from 6:15-8pm during the school year (Sept-May). Morph will kick off again on Wed, Sept 6! No need to register. Just show up!

Grapple: Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room.
This Sun, Sept 3 – Should I be friends with sinners? (Mark 2:13-17); The Point – I must be salt and light in the lives of others.
Next Sun, Sept 10 – Why should I care? (Matthew 25:31-46); The Point – When I help others, I help Jesus.

HighWay (grades 9-12) www.lolchurch.net/highway
Hang Out: Sunday Nights from 6-8pm at Lord of Life.

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