We are a group of young adults. Some of us are going to college or graduate school.  Some of us are in the working world, building our careers. And some of us are still trying to figure things out.

We are a community that seeks to understand Scripture and how it speaks to our lives.


We formally gather twice a week. We meet at 9:45am on Sunday mornings. We also gather on Thursday nights at 7:30pm. Both times are dedicated to study, fellowship, and prayer. The 18.20s are very social and spontaneous. It is not uncommon to have several events going on outside the Church.


If you are curious about who we are, what we are about, or how to get involved, please email us.

24 Hours of Prayer and Solitude

Our annual 24-hour Good Friday Prayer Vigil event gave people a chance to slow down during the Easter season and refocus themselves upon Jesus. Through five different prayer stations, with light acoustic music playing in the background, this event left many in deep contemplation (like Mark F of Glenbard North HS pictured above) all day and night.

Whether you had a pleading on your heart to bring before God, or you wanted to give God thanks for his daily blessings, this prayer event was beneficial. It addressed all Biblical aspects of prayer and invited participants to turn and put their faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins.

If you did not get a chance to partake in the Prayer Vigil this year, we would like to extend an invitation for next year’s vigil. We love meeting new people and want them to encounter Jesus.

Prayer Retreat – May 5&6

Imagine. A relaxed, refreshing 30 hours in a restful, natural setting. Time to pray alone. Time to pray as a group, and some free time for fun and reflection as well

May 5-6 (Friday evening through Saturday afternoon)

Sign up here (or use the paper registration available in the church lobby).


24-Hour Prayer Vigil

If you are looking to celebrate this Easter by connecting with God, we invite you to join us for our annual 24-hour prayer vigil starting Fri April 14, 4pm-Sat April 15, 4pm in the Common Grounds room.

The prayer vigil is organized around the clock and will offer a place for participants to reflect upon the Good Friday service (7-8pm) and prepare their hearts for the Easter celebration. We provide a quiet place to pray, to be alone with God, and to remember Christ’s great sacrifice for us.

The 18.20somethings group hosts the vigil, assuring that the Common Grounds room is a conducive environment for prayer and reflection. Prayer volunteers can sign up for half-hour time slots but are encouraged and welcome to stay as long as they want.

Click here to sign up for the 24-Hour Prayer Vigil

1820s and Feed My Starving Children

The 1820somethings is a group of 18-30 year old individuals who strive to worship Jesus throughout our day-to-day life. We meet twice weekly to study the Bible on Thursday nights and Sunday mornings. We also aim to worship Jesus by serving our community.

On Thursday, March 16 at 7pm, our group will serve at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg. FMSC is a Christian organization focused on turning hunger into hope for starving children around the world. We’ll be packing meals into bags which are then shipped to reach the neediest children.

If you’d like to join us, we’re meeting in the Common Grounds room to carpool. We’re excited to meet new people and have several open spots!

Interested or have questions?
Contact Brent Steinke at brents@bloomingdalechurch.org.