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Gifts of Christmas Contents

What was the most memorable gift that you have received for Christmas?

There are many gifts that we wait in anticipation for but often find that this joy is short-lived. We will be discussing the gifts of Christmas that are found in the Bible that come with long-lived joy.

Consider joining us for our weekend services: Sat 5:30pm, Sun 8:30am, Sun 11:00am for “The Gifts of Christmas” series.


Serving Together

“Serving Others” – This message was presented by Daniel Riemenschneider on November 15-16, 2014 at Bloomingdale Church.

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The Gifts of Christmas

By Christopher Steinke on November 16, 2014

What was the most memorable gift that you have received for Christmas?

My favorite gift that I received when I was younger was a board game called “Don’t Wake Daddy.” The object of the game was to get around the entire board without landing on one of the spaces that woke daddy up. If you did, the little plastic daddy that was lying asleep in the bed would pop up and the player would have to start from the beginning again. I remember waiting in anticipation for months for that game to come under the Christmas tree.

On November 29 & 30, we are starting our Advent series called “The Gifts of Christmas.” There are many gifts that we wait in anticipation for but often find that this joy is short-lived. We will be discussing the gifts of Christmas that are found in the Bible that come with long-lived joy.

Consider joining us for our weekend services: Sat 5:30pm, Sun 8:30am, Sun 11:00am for “The Gifts of Christmas” series.


Inspired by Choir

By Christopher Steinke on November 12, 2014

Lisa “lasagna,” Greg “grapes,” and Roger “raspberries”:  These are a few of my favorite names and foods listed by Bloomingdale Church Choir members. At our first choir practice, we strived to learn each other’s names using this tactic! We also listened to the recordings of the songs we will be performing during Advent season: “Noel, Noel,” “I Hear the Prophet Calling,” and “A King is Born.”  To close practice together, we sang the hymn, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”.

When you are a part of the Bloomingdale Church Choir, you feel welcomed and that you are a part of something bigger.

Interested in getting involved in the choir? The choir practices on Saturdays from 9-10am at Bloomingdale Church, in the Common Grounds Room. All who enjoy singing are welcome. Nothing is required, just come!