We are a community of parents who want to strengthen our relationship with Jesus and our families, navigate parenting, and find encouraging friendships along the way.
Remy H., a student we met through Crossroads Kids Club at DuJardin Elementary School, was dedicated on October 29th. After attending Crossroads and receiving a Bible, Remy asked if he could go through the dedication process. We are so thankful that he had the desire to acknowledge God’s love for him and commit to praying for him as he continues to grow in his faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
When we dedicate children, we celebrate the life of the child and ask the parents and the church body to raise up the child to know God. We desire to come alongside one another to “encourage us in our faith journey,” which includes how we raise our children. Because parenting can be so challenging, we dedicate children as an admission of our own faults, praying that God will help us parent our children well.
Watch Remy’s dedication video here.
Alpha Gather is a community group meeting on Wednesday Nights that prioritizes friendship, prayer, and bible-based discussions.
Every healthy family or friendship prioritizes time, in-person to be together. At Alpha Gather we see each person as a part of a faith family, so we seek to create that atmosphere together. We eat together, pray for each other, and discuss around a large table what God’s Word has to say about our lives.
As an open group, we want to welcome you too. One might say, “Well that sounds great if your a people person, but what about a smaller group of people.? This is why we meet every other week, filling the off weeks with break-out smaller groups. All of our break-out groups meet on the church campus as well and are specifically timed to provide childcare through the church’s Awana program.
Group updates are shared by text or through our Alpha Gather Facebook Page.
For questions related to Alpha Gather read our Frequently Asked Questions below or email Pastor Nate – firstname.lastname@example.org
If I were somewhere in the age of 3 to 6 years old, I would probably love going to Children’s Church. As the NextGen Pastor, I’ve sat amongst the children and I too have been mesmerized by teachers, like Ms Denise (pictured below). From her wealth of experience as a special education teacher in Glendale Heights, Ms Denise knows how to manage a classroom, making all children feel safe and loved. She always brings out a picture of Jesus, reminding children that they are loved by Him. In her classroom, we all are learners hearing the amazing stories of the Bible.
FOR US >>
SUNDAY MORNING ADULT ED
Financial Peace U (Coffeehouse)
We start with food, coffee, and hanging out. Hospitality sign-up/reminder
Sun Sep 24, 9:45am: Come to find out about FPU, even if you are not sure if you are going to commit to the course.
- Planning to do FPU? Sign up: bloomingdalechurch.org/fpu. If you need scholarship help, please talk directly to class facilitators Ken & Valerie Kelley
- Attendees are asked to watch weekly video before attending each class
- Course materials have a one-time membership fee – gives you access to the FPU online resources and you can attend future FPU classes as often as you like
Other Sunday AM Class Options
If FPU is not for you, we hope you will try another Adult Ed offering or volunteer with kids:
- Let the Nations be Glad! w/ Stuart & Rebecca (Brown house – upper level)
- God’s Mercy in God’s Word (Common Grounds – East)
- Core Doctrines of the C&MA (Common Grounds – West)
- Jesus was a Jew (Sanctuary)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT “GATHER” GROUP
Gather Group – 2nd/4th Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm (Coffeehouse)
Small Group – 1st/3rd/5th Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm
A group community including friendship and growth through teaching, song, and prayer. Contact email@example.com
WEDNESDAY NIGHT COURSES
“Self-help” courses include Alpha, Financial Peace U, DivorceCare, and Pre/Marriage Course
MONDAY NIGHT MEN
Mondays, 7:30pm (Youth Quad)
Prayer & Bible Study (or Basketball)
Tuesdays, 9:15am or 6:45pm
Groups, Prayer, Bible Study
FOR THE KIDDOS>>
Sunday School: Sundays 9:45-10:45am – Age 3 – 4th grade
Sunday Morning PAK: Sundays, 9:45-10:45am – 5/6th grade
Awana Club: Sundays 6:45-8pm. Register>>
Children’s Church & Nursery
- Saturdays 5:30pm: Nursery – Age 0-3 & Children’s Church – Age 4 – 4th grade
- Sundays 8:30, 9:45m 11am: Nursery – Age 0-3
- Sundays 8:30,11am: Children’s Church – Age 3 – 4th grade
Nursery Bible story App Curriculum
In the Nursery, we use a simple curriculum from the Bible App for Kids. The September story is “A Voice In the Night” – Samuel. Check out these resource links for your toddler (or elementary-age kid too):