Public Schools: They’re the heartbeat of our community. The staff and administration work daily to educate and inspire, and they really are in it for the kids. Schools know education, and they understand which path to take to help students achieve their goals and dreams; too often these same campuses don’t have adequate staff or resources to get there. The realities of student poverty, dysfunction in the family, and sometimes just crumbling facilities, take their toll on education goals.
Missions: What if the closest mission field isn’t over a border and requires no passport? What if a missions “trip” was down the street… for a couple of hours… one day a week?
Imagine what could happen in our neighborhood, if, as people of faith we engaged the real-life needs of our community, our children and their schools? As people of faith and love, The Sanctuary is uniquely poised to step into the gap for kids in our neighborhood. Together, we can be part of the solution. Whether it’s volunteering in the classroom to support teachers, or just helping maintain attractive school grounds for students to take pride in, I’d like us to walk this path together and become catalysts for change.
We live in a culture that is divided on so many fronts: Church-State, Government-Business, Business-Media, Them-Us, Us …and everybody else! Certainly, and there are good reasons for certain institutional divisions. I’d like to invite you to see what could happen when we go beyond what divides us to look at everything that brings us together!
I’d like to invite you to join me in a screening of the film UN|DIVIDED! (The movie is 65 minutes and recommended for a PG audience due to heavy themes) It’s the story of a supportive church partnership with a school, serving without agenda simply because kids ARE worth it!
We’ll gather in the Father’s House on Sunday February 21st from 5-7pm to watch this inspiring documentary of the true story of how a suburban church united with an at-risk high school bringing about both reconciliation and restoration. The Sanctuary is poised to make the kind of UN|DIVIDED difference that transforms a community, for good!
Put it on your calendar and plan on being with us as together we say loud-n-clear, “I could do that!”
If you have kids or youth or are interested in hearing about the exciting changes coming to our UTURN and CHAMPS Ministries, join us in the Father’s House Sunday, August 7th at 6:00 PM.
Lately, it’s been a season of firsts for my family, specifically, as it relates to my eldest daughter... Just this last week, she was sitting at the kitchen table with her mom – one generation with another, passing on a very valuable life skill, reconciliation...
As we are going through various psalms in the Book of Psalms this summer, we have heard personal perspectives on how people have been connected to certain chapters. The last couple of teachings have been, at times, hard to hear.
What is Community Care?
Community Care is a food-sharing ministry that began about 7 years ago to help those in need at The Sanctuary and in the surrounding community. Community Care has been successful to-date because of your food donations. Not only have we provided...
Though our poor spelling is a rather clever idea, some of you might be wondering about Psummer Psalms and all the different faces we’ve seen teaching the past few Sundays...
When you think of CHURCH what comes to mind?! There are unique elements to each congregation.
Check out this guest article by our own Dirk Mullenger, as he wrote for another website on how he raised three passionate daughters.
Jeff and Judy Hopkins? Though they’re fairly quiet folks, it might surprise you to know that they’ve been with us at The Sanctuary for quite some time!
Having finished our Fiddler on the Roof production, as a church we might wonder, "What now?" Past the wonderful acting, the sets, the dance numbers and music, we are left with the impact of a simple phrase, “May God be with you...”
Have you ever been so familiar with something that you never really see it? For instance, I just noticed that there is a...