Weekly Connect for Sunday, July 13, 2014

Get Away for a Weekend with Your Family
Interested in an opportunity to spend quality time as a family with freedom from everyday distractions?  Lake Geneva Youth Camp offers a Labor Day weekend Family Camp experience combining family worship time, free time for recreation activities and great all-you-can-eat meals.  The experience begins Fri, Aug 29 with evening registration and continues through mid-day Mon, Sep 1.  For more details, contact Gary and Holly Meyer at glmhcm@msn.com or (630) 443-8316 or look online for information and registration at www.lgyc.org/family.

Revolutionize Your Health
There will be a NEW Connect Group starting on Tue, Aug 5 and meeting weekly through Tue, Sep 16 from 6-8:30pm at Lord of Life that will put The Daniel Plan into practice. The Daniel Plan is a groundbreaking healthy lifestyle program founded on biblical principles and focused on “The Essentials of Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends.” The group will walk together, enjoy a salad supper, and discuss The Daniel Plan. Study guides are $10. Questions? Contact Vicki Bergquist at vvickister@aol.com or (630) 365-6842.

Parenting is Hard. Help is on the Way!
Join parent trainer Bob Hudson for “Establishing Boundaries and Consequences – the Easy Way.” Mon, Jul 21 – Wed, Jul 23 from 6-8pm during Vacation Bible School. It’s FREE! Get help determining realistic boundaries for your family that are age appropriate, well-conceived, understood, and agreed upon by parents and kids. Sign up the Connection Card. Questions? Contact Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Enjoy a Manly Breakfast
Come and get it! Sat, Jul 19 from 7:30-9am in the Solid Rock Lodge. A great home-cooked breakfast, fellowship with the guys, and a message from Pastor Matt. We look forward to seeing you there! Questions? Contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Strengthen Your Marriage with Love and Respect
Join Gene and Lynda Walker, along with other couples, at Lord of Life next Fri, Jul 25 (not meeting this Fri, Jul 18) from 5:30-7pm to study, discuss, and apply “Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs.” Based upon Ephesians 5:33 and extensive research, discover the power of unconditional love and respect, and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended. Questions? Contact Gene at genegenesis1@sbcglobal.net or (630) 338-3596 or Lynda at walkerfox@sbcglobal.net or (630) 208-4634.

Paint the Children’s Classrooms
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them.” -Jesus (Mark 10:14) We want our children’s ministry environment and experience to be inviting, exciting, safe, and intentionally designed to help kids connect with Jesus and others. We have scheduled another work day for Sat, Aug 2 from 8am-3pm to paint the children’s classrooms. Join us for part or all of the day. We will provide child care and lunch. Questions? Please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

Support Our July Mission of the Month
In the late 1980’s, John and Bonnie and their family came alongside Pastor Peter and several other men from the Arop village in Papua, New Guinea, to translate the Bible into the local language. Now, while visiting another part of the country, just 10 years later, John and Bonnie learned that tragedy had struck the Arop Village, causing massive loss of life. Was this the end of Bible translation for Arop? Please join us in welcoming John and Bonnie Nystrom, as our mission of the month for July, as they share their story of tragedy, teamwork and transformation, and the incredible way that God used a tsunami to change the face of Bible translation in Papua, New Guinea.

Serve at the Elburn Food Pantry Dinner
Please let us know how you can help on your Sunday morning Connection Card. We need servers, food providers, food transporters, and clean-up crews. The main course will be pulled pork sandwiches from Ream’s Meat Market and the rest will be from the good people at Lord of Life Church. For more info please contact Chris Christopher at (630) 391-8728.

Play Ball!
We’re playing baseball with the residents at Marklund Center in Geneva on Fri, Aug 8 from 6:15-7:30pm. Meet at the Richard Home no later than 6:25pm. If you’d like to come and have a great time, sign-up on your Sunday morning Connection Card. For more info please contact Curt Berg cberg@lolchurch.net or (630) 715-2674.

Work for Pay at Lazarus House
Are you a night owl?  Lazarus House is seeking an individual to be available as an on-call staff sub for their night shift.  If you have a heart for the homeless and would like to be a part of their operations team, please contact Carol Migacz, Operations Manager  at (630) 587-2133.

  • 10pm to 7am
  • Light data entry
  • Periodic rounds of premises
  • Must be awake all night
  • $11 per hour

Help Yourself in a Healthy Way
Dual Recovery Anonymous is a 12 step self-help addictive behavior program. This group meets every Thursday evening from 6:30-8pm on the lower level of Lord of Life Church. For more info contact Vince Chiaramonte
at vincent@vscstudio.com

Enjoy Fellowship During Monday Night Men’s Golf
Monday nights at Hughes Creek Golf Club beginning Mon, May 5 – Mon, Aug 25. Tee-times start at 5:15pm. Cost is $24 to ride, $17 to walk for 9 holes. For more info please contact Scott Cole at (630) 918-3014.

Connect with Other Families at Local Parks
Looking for something fun to do with the kids this summer? Connect with other families at different area parks on Tuesdays from 10am-11:30am. Upcoming locations are…

  • Tue, Jul 15 – Sterling Manor Park on Lewis Rd in Geneva
  • Tue, Jul 22 – Pottawatomie Park in St Charles

*If there is a threat of inclement weather, we will not meet. Pick up the full list of dates and locations at the Connect Cart in the lobby. Questions? Contact Becky Fair at rrubeck@hotmail.com or (630) 365-3294.

Going on vacation this summer?
Check out the US map on the Mission Wall. Let’s all put a pin at the location we are going this summer. As you do, please notice the closest pink Mission Arrow. Would you consider stopping by and saying, “Hi”? They’d love to see you. To find out more about any of our mission partners check out our web-site http://missions.lolchurch.net/

Drive for TLC (The Loving Choice) Crisis Pregnancy Center…
…in Elgin is in need of part time drivers for the 31 foot RV mobile bus.  You do not need to stay with the bus when it is at a location, just drive it to that set location and return it to the TLC center in Elgin at the end of the day. You do not need a special license.  If interested, please contact Ruth from TLC at (224) 558-2262.

Sunday School
Sundays during 10am worship for kids age 3 through grade 5. Check in is located in the lobby.
Preschoolers
This Sun, Jul 13 – God made fish, birds, and animals (Genesis 1:20-25)
Next Sun, Jul 20 – God made people (Genesis 1:26-31)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
NEW Theme: “Treasure Island” focused on Giving
This Sun, Jul 13 – The Israelites build the tabernacle (Exodus 35:10-36:7); The Point – Use your talents for God.
Next Sun, Jul 20 – Nehemiah gives his time to rebuild the wall (Nehemiah 2:4-6:13); The Point – Use your time for God.

Register for Vacation Bible School
Set sail on an amazing grace adventure this summer! July 21-25, family dinner at 5:15pm, program from 6-8pm each night. Gangway to Galilee VBS will take us on and around the Sea of Galilee with five accounts of Jesus’ ministry there. Register in the lobby or online at www.lolchurch.net/vbs. Registration is $30 per family (household). If you are interested in helping with VBS, please sign up in the lobby or contact Mary Miller at millers800@sbcglobal.net or (630) 365-2205.

Go Fishing for Vacation Bible School Supplies
Thanks to everyone who caught “supply fish” for VBS! If you still haven’t dropped off the supplies, please drop off craft supplies by Sun, July 13 at the VBS table in the Solid Rock Lodge and kitchen supplies by Sun, Jul 20 in the main kitchen. Questions? Contact Mary Miller at millers800@sbcglobal.net or (630) 365-2205.

MidWay (grades 6-8)
GRAPPLE:
Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others
Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, July 13 – “What if I don’t fit in?” The Point – Be true to myself and God.
Next Sun, July 20 – “Why did God make me this way?” The Point – Be content with who I am.

HighWay (grades 9-12)
Hang Out on Sundays from 6-8pm

This Sun, Jul 13 – NO Hang Out
Next Sun, Jul 20 – at the Zielke’s house (221 E Shannon St, Elburn)
Sun, Jul 27 – at Pastor Matt’s house (235 Walker Dr, Elburn)
Questions? Contact Brian Zielke 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.