Weekly Connect for Sunday, June 29, 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.netor (630) 338-3596; or Lynda at walkerfox@sbcglobal.net or (630) 208-4634.

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.

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.

Pray With Us on Wednesday Evenings
Join us each Wednesday evening from 7-8:30pm as we gather for prayer in the small chapel next to the nursery. Questions? Contact Dwayne Nelson at dnelson@comcast.net or (630) 365-2275.

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 will be 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.

Learn God’s Word with Other Women on Tuesdays
Ladies, you’re invited to join Amy Boynton for a study of “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God?” by Lysa Terkeurst on Tuesdays from 7-8:30am at Lord of Life in Conference Room 224. They’ll meet every week through Tue, Jul 29. Cost of the workbook is $10. God can take your willingness to simply say yes and transform that into something truly powerful and beautiful. Something that changes you. Something that changes the world. Are you ready to say yes? Join us to find out! Questions? Contact Amy Boynton at amy.boynton@att.net or (630) 377-2631.

Connect Groups
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.

Support the June Mission of the Month
Our June Mission of the Month highlights our Comfort Dog Chloe. Chloe is owned and included in the ministries of Lord of Life Church. She has been a wonderful tool to open doors to serve the local and regional areas with the love and compassion of Christ. Loose change given during the offering this month will support our comfort dog ministry. For more info please contact Sandi Kessler at sandi.kessler@sbcglobal.net.

Register for Vacation Bible School – Last Chance for Early Discount!
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. Early Registration is $25 per family (household), $30 after Mon, Jun 30, so register early! 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. Can you help? 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@sbcgloal.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 1 – NO play date
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.

Drive for TLC (The Loving Choice) Crisis Pregnancy Center
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.

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/

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, Jun 29 – Zacchaeus (Mark 7:31-37)
Next Sun, Jul 6 – God made the world (Genesis 1:1-19)
Kindergarten-Grade 5
Current Theme: “Epic Adventures” focused on the book of Genesis
This Sun, Jun 29 – God tells Noah to build the ark (Genesis 6:5-7:5); The Point – God asks us to obey Him.
Next Sun, Jul 6 – God tests Abraham (Genesis 22:1-18); The Point – God is pleased when we trust Him.

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, Jun 29 – “Isn’t it my money?” The Point – I will care about financial stewardship.
Next Sun, July 6 – “Can’t I just watch TV?” The Point – I will use my gifts and talents.
MORPH: Be transformed by Jesus. Morph has concluded for the school year. 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 through July 13. We will start back up on July 20 at the Zielke’s house (221 E Shannon St, Elburn) and meeting 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.