Weekly Connect for Sunday, July 6, 2014

Parenting is Hard. Help is on the Way!
Join parent trainers Bob Hudson and Scott Mennie 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.

Strengthen Your Marriage with Love and Respect
Join Gene and Lynda Walker, along with other couples, at Lord of Life on Fridays (except July 4) 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 biblical and psychological research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals 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.

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 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 x40.

Join Pastor Matt for a Summer Book Study
Join Pastor Matt for Lord of Life’s Summer Book Study as we read and discuss The Jesus I Never Knew, a classic written by 21st-century Christian author Philip Yancey. The Jesus I Never Knew is one of the most influential books on Pastor Matt’s faith and he is excited to discuss it with you this summer. The same class will be offered twice to accommodate people’s schedules: Wed, July 30 from 6:30-8:30pm; Thu, July 31 9:30am-11:30am. Books are available for purchase in the lobby. If you prefer, feel free to buy your own e-book. Childcare will be provided. Sign up on the Connection Card. For more info contact Pastor Matt at matt@lolchurch.net.

Connect to our July Mission of the Month
Our Mission of the Month for July is Faith Life Ministries led by Barry & Kim-Star Voss. On Sunday, July 13 Barry Voss will be at Lord of Life to tell us more about what GOD is doing in Faith Life Ministries based in Alpharetta Georgia.

Send a Card to Barry and Nancy Kolb
July 13th marks 50 years of marriage for our former Pastor and wife, Barry and Nancy Kolb. If you’d like to participate in a “Card Shower” please send an anniversary card to them at 5505 Club House Drive, North Richland Hills TX, 76148.

Sponsor a Haitian Child
Would you like to sponsor a child in Haiti? On the Mission Wall are pictures and profiles of children at Foyer de la Grace Orphanage in Port-au-Prince. $250 provides Christian education, uniform, shoes, school supplies and food plus loving care for one year. God can use you to be the miracle in a child’s life. For more info please contact Lois Linder at (630) 879-6717.

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 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
We are fishing for supply donations for Vacation Bible School. We need a variety of craft and kitchen supplies, which are individually listed on fish in the pool located in the lobby. Catch a fish and bring the supply to Lord of Life. Drop off craft supplies by the VBS table in the Solid Rock and kitchen supplies in the main kitchen by Mon, Jul 14. Questions? Contact Mary Miller at millers800@sbcglobal.net or (630) 365-2205.

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 8 – Moore Park in Geneva
Tue, Jul 15 – Sterling Manor Park on Lewis Rd in Geneva

*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.

Save the Date to Help 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.

Grow in Relationships and God’s Word in a Connect Group
We have many Connect Groups that meet during the week to help you connect with Jesus and other people through Bible study and relationships. If you would like to learn more about the groups, please contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net or (630) 513-5325 x140.

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.

Children’s Ministry (age 3-grade 5)
Sunday School

Sundays during 10am worship for kids age 3 through grade 5. Check in is located in the lobby.
Preschoolers
This Sun, Jul 6 – God made the world (Genesis 1:1-19)
Next Sun, Jul 13 – God made fish, birds, and animals (Genesis 1:20-25)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “Epic Adventures” focused on the book of Genesis
This Sun, Jul 6 – God tests Abraham (Genesis 22:1-18); The Point – God is pleased when we trust Him.
Next Sun, Jul 13 – NEW Theme: “Treasure Island” focused on Giving
Lesson – The Israelites build the tabernacle (Exodus 35:10-36:7); The Point – Use your talents for God.

Youth Ministry (grades 6-12)
MidWay (grades 6-8)
GRAPPLE:
Tackling Tough Questions about God, Myself, and Others. Sundays during 10am worship in the Youth Room
This Sun, July 6 – “Can’t I just watch TV?” The Point – I will use my gifts and talents.
Next Sun, July 13 – “What if I don’t fit in?” The Point – Be true to myself and God.
MORPH: Be transformed by Jesus. The next Morph season will begin on Wed, Sep 10. Grapple for MidWay youth will continue at 10am on Sunday mornings throughout the summer!

HighWay (grades 9-12)
HANG OUT:
Spending time with Jesus and each other. *NO Hang Out until Sun, Jul 20, 6-8pm at the Zielke’s house (221 E Shannon St, Elburn). We will meet at homes for the rest of summer.  If you are interested in hosting Hang Out at your house, please 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.