It might feel like we are still stuck in March, but believe it or not we are moving at an accelerated rate toward the end of 2020! We will be providing periodic updates, but below you will find the highlights for our ministry calendar as we head toward yearend. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to reach out to any member of our staff or elder board. Blessings!
It has been so exciting to see how many new families we have connected with on Springbrook.Live! We will continue to offer our 9am & 11am online for those that are unable to be with us in-person or simply new to Springbrook and want to visit online before attending in-person.
Our 9am service will continue to provide an in-person experience, with chairs and family sections at least 6 feet socially distanced. We continue to ask our in-person guests to wear masks when they are not seated or singing. We encourage everyone to watch from home on Springbrook.Live if they are not feeling well, have been near anyone not feeling well, or are immune compromised or have health concerns.
Seating for our in-person services utilizes 25% of our capacity, and socially distance sections limit our current seating at 200. In the event our attendance increases beyond our capacity or ability to ensure a safe environment for our guests, we will move to a sign-up system and open up our 11am service for an in-person experience.
We will continue to monitor national, state and local ordinances, guidelines and recommendations to ensure the safety and well-being of our Springbrook community.
Thanksgiving: A Time for Reflection & Celebration
November 8th – November 22nd
In spite of the fact that 2020 has not treated us that well, we have so much to be thankful for! It’s okay to acknowledge the difficulties we have experienced, but join us this Thanksgiving season as we explore some good news in our troubling times that is definitely a cause for celebration!
Christmas: God Is With Us!
November 29th – December 20th
The birth of Jesus is a powerful display of God’s promise to bring peace, hope, healing, and life to a lost and dying world. As we find from the book of Isaiah, it is only because of Jesus that we can truly experience the joy that comes through His birth and the finished work at the cross!
Christmas Eve Service
Thursday, December 24th, 5:30pm & 7:00pm
God worked through the ordinary lives and faithfulness of Mary and Joseph, and made a way for the birth of a baby that would change world. You might not feel like you have much to offer God, but He can use your daily faithfulness to reveal His glory to others. Seating will be limited and registration will be needed.
Children’s & Student Ministries
From November 11th through December 25th, you kids can participate in Kid City @Home! For 3 weeks beginning November 11th, our Kid City children preschool through 4th grade is invited to join us on Springbrook.live on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm -7:00pm. For 4 week beginning December 1st, we will provide you and your family with @home Advent activities. Read more >>>
Sparks’ (K-2nd grade) large group time teaching will be supported through our Kid City @ Home program, which is seen on Wednesdays at 6:30 to 7:00pm on Springbrook.Live.
T&T clubbers (3rd-6th grade) will have a large group Zoom meeting on Wednesdays from 7:00-7:30pm. Parents will be working with their children to listen and approve section memorizations. We will ask for biweekly email updates from parents so we can hand out section awards as they’re earned. Read more >>>
Our 5th and 6th grade small group will continue to meet each Sunday morning on Zoom from 11am-noon through December 20th. If your kids have not yet had the opportunity to join 5th/6th grade Club 56 small group, please email Michelle at email@example.com
Jr & Sr High
Our Jr & Sr high students have a variety of opportunities to connect with each other as we move toward the end of this year and New Year! For more information, please contact Pastor Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Serving our church family & Community
October 18th to November 1st
Springbrook will be collecting specific food items to support the children and families of District 300. You can find a complete list of food items at springbrook.org/food-drive, and drop-off your items on Sunday morning or at the church office M-F from 9am-2pm. Read more >>>
November 1st to November 22nd
We will be collecting Thanksgiving food baskets for families in need at Springbrook, Lake in the Hills elementary and in our community. If you want to purchase items and drop-off a complete basket, visit springbrook.org/basket, and drop it off on Sunday morning or at the church office M-F from 9am-2pm. You can also simply donate $40 by visiting springbrook.org/basket and we will purchase the food items and build a basket on your behalf. Read more >>>
Samaritans Purse Shoeboxes
November 8th to November 22nd
Springbrook has been a long-time partner with Samaritans Purse to provide Christmas Gifts to children around the world! If you are interested in learning more about Samaritans Purse or how you can get involved, visit springbrook.org/shoebox. Materials can be picked up on Sunday morning or at the church office M-F from 9am-2pm. Read more >>>
November 15th to December 13th
Springbrook this year has an opportunity to work with our partner, Informed Choices, to provide Christmas gifts for children in need from our community. Pick up an star from the tree in the lobby on Sunday, or signup for an star online. Gifts must be returned by December 13h, and can be dropped off on Sunday morning or at the church office M-F from 9am-2pm. Watch for more information soon!