Celebrate the beginning of fall with us at a Women’s Breakfast! We know that juggling career or school, family, a social calendar, and all the required duties beyond basic self care can be daunting. Come hear how friends in the church are contending with the same challenges. We'll have great food, childcare, and time built in to pray and support one another. Sat, Sept 30th, 9:00-11:00 a.m Sign up here.
Sanctuary Upcoming Events
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Newer to Sanctuary? Join us for our Sanctuary 101 Class on Sunday, Sept. 17, 12:15-1:15 p.m., following the second service. This class provides an introduction to Sanctuary and some of our values. Lunch will be served and childcare provided. Sign up today using the form HERE. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Led by Amy Kraber, Kids Pastor and Ali Borger Germann. REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED.
Children notice racial differences, and research suggests there are a number of good outcomes when parents talk to their children about race in healthy ways. How can parents do this well? What are some things to say and not say? Come to this 2-hr training session to learn - and practice - helpful conversations. Pizza, fruit, and beverages will be served at 5:30 p.m. with training to follow. Childcare will be provided during the training portion of the evening (starting at 6 p.m.). REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
We’re glad to invite all men to our next Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 26, 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the church. Come enjoy free hot breakfast (and plenty of coffee), 2 engaging TED-style talks from Raesen Matutu on “My Immigration Story from the Democratic Republic of Congo to the United States” and Larry Meyer on “Finding Jesus in Prayer,” plus lively conversation to follow. RSVP by Aug. 22 to David (email@example.com).
Everyone is invited to our summer baptism and rededication party on Sunday, August 20, 4-6 p.m. at Sugar Bottom Rec Area. We will celebrate 5 (!) baptisms or rededications. You can swim, play, or just hang out and enjoy good food and friends. The church will provide sub sandwiches and beverages. We ask that everyone brings a dish to share. Last names A-M bring a side dish; N-Z bring a dessert. Don’t forget chairs and blankets for a picnic. We hope to see you there!
Everyone’s invited to a huge summer bash. Drinks, appetizers, games, campfire, & open swimming if you want. Adults only (college age and up). Sunday, July 23, 7-9:30 p.m. at the home of Adey and Tom Wassink (4306 Pine Ridge Trl NE, Iowa City). Beverages and S’mores will be provided. Bring a fun food item to share. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday July 15th, we’re joining Habitat for Humanity to participate in building a house. Habitat is a nonprofit organization that works towards decent and affordable housing. We are looking for volunteers (ages 16 and older) for either the morning session (8 am-noon), the afternoon (1-5 pm) or both. To sign up, email Judy McRoberts (email@example.com), or sign up on one of the clipboards at church on Sunday, June 18.
Practical Exercises for Nurturing Love, Trust, and Vulnerability
Making time to nurture our marriages in the midst of busy lives can be hard, so we've created an evening designed to give you and your partner time to practice some healthy communication strategies. While we wholeheartedly believe in the benefits of community and love a great social outing, this evening is geared toward you and your partner having time to work alone through the exercises.
Childcare is available, but you must RSVP to reserve a spot for your children.
Sign up using the form below. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
North Star Men's Ministry is glad to invite anyone interested in this topic to the first of a three-part series beginning on Tuesday, May 2, 6:30-8:00 pm at the church. We will be watching the documentary The Mask You Live In (directed byJennifer Siebel Newsom) to facilitate the discussion-time that follows. At the first meeting, we will identify the false masculinity often reinforced by phrases like “Be a man” and discuss how these social pressures impact our lives. Our goal is to reconstruct a more viable masculinity in light of our faith, spiritual community, and relationship with Jesus. We think this series will be especially meaningful for families with young boys. The second and third meetings will occur on May 9 and May 16 (same time/same place).
RSVP to Jordan Grimm, email@example.com
We are thrilled to have so many educators who call Sanctuary home! We know that education is pivotal in our community and that many of you are asking the same questions and struggling with the same issues. So, let’s do lunch! Join us Sunday, April 30 at 12:30pm at the Wassink’s for food and a chat about current issues relating to education. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Friday is the annual remembrance of Jesus’ crucifixion. We mark this important date through a worship service that includes scripture readings, music, and imagery. As we contemplate Jesus’ suffering, we are drawn more into God’s fullness. This is one of the most important special worship services all year that brings the Lenten season to its climax. Please join us. Childcare is available, but we ask that you RSVP to Amy Kraber to reserve a spot (amyk@sanctuaryic).