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.
Abby W, a mom from Carol Stream has been bringing her two children to the Mom & Me Playgroup. She shares:
Mom & Me Playgroup has quickly become a part of the week both my kids and I look forward to. My two-year-old loves to run around the gym and playing games with friends; I love that he has a fun place to burn some energy! In the stage of life I’m in, having friends to talk about the woes of potty training and teething babies with feels like a lifeline some days. Playgroup gives me the opportunity to build relationships with people in the same stage of life as me while our kids do the same, all in a safe environment.
The Mom & Me Playgroup is a morning of play, friendship, and conversation in the gym at Bloomingdale Church on the first and third Wednesdays (9:30-11am, Sep-May). All children through preschool age and their moms and/or caregivers welcome. Free coffee for adults and light snacks for kids are provided.
Sunday, May 7, 9am-noon
Starts with a free hot breakfast for your family & a casual “coffeeshop” spot for parents.
Never attended one of our programs or events? Pre-register here and shorten your time at check in! Have you attended a program or event in the past? No need to pre-register! Simply come to the Check In Desk between 8:45 and 9am to check in your child(ren).
This free event for ages 3 – 6th grade includes:
- A professional magic show
- Music led by the youth group teens
- Carnival games
- 0-3 year old childcare
How does KidsQuest celebrate the Spring? By packing all the fun of Day Camp into one morning! Spring Fest is a free annual event where kids ages 3 – 6th grade can come and have a fun, safe, and friend-filled morning. Highlights from last year include a building-wide scavenger hunt for “lost sheep,” face painting, and a message and skit given by our own Youth Pastor, Nate Kugel, and the Youth Group teens. This year, there is a professional Christian magician coming to teach kids a Bible lesson using practical illusions, as well as carnival games and crafts!
Bloomingdale Church strives to be a safe and welcoming place for your family. Each child must be checked in and out by an authorized adult. Volunteers must have attended Bloomingdale Church for at least 6 months and must be a NextGen Approved Volunteer.
Check out some highlights from Spring Fest 2016:
Adult Ed Spring 2017 Offerings (Mar 12 – May 28)
Community Building Classes
Begins with a simple breakfast, a time of friendship building, and prayer prior to the study. Classes are ongoing.
Defenders – Brown Parsonage Upper Level (Open to everyone)
We want to have a clear explanation for the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15). We aim to engage a secular world with the truth of the Gospel, using reason and love to “take every thought captive to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). Wheaton College student Sean L leads the conversation.
Margins: Creating Space for Enjoyable Living – North Building Lower Level, Conference Room (Young Professionals)
Jesus set boundaries in order to live effectively. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend wrote the 2-million-copy best-seller Boundaries and developed videos and discussion questions to help people take control of their lives. Pastor Bill Calvin leads the discussion.
1 and 2 Peter Bible Study – Common Grounds, East Room (Middle Ground)
Jesus prayed his followers would be in the world, but not of the world (John 17). Christians find it tough to do both well. Peter’s letters help Christians to live fully present (in the world), but appropriately counter-cultural (not of the world). Chad S leads the discussion.
Parenting Video Series – Coffeehouse (Young Families)
A community of parents becoming friends and strengthening our families. We are discussing the video series “Effective Parenting in a Defective World” while enjoying coffee and snacks. Billy & Allison M and Mark & Stacey R families lead the discussion.
Spanish Speaking Class – South Lobby
¿Es Español su primer idioma? Si su respuesta es, “Si”, queremos invitarle a nuestra clase. Domingos a las 9:45am en el South Lobby. Dirigada por Danny M y Ana T.
Classes meet for one semester only and are subject-centered and intergenerational.
The Knowledge of the Holy – Common Grounds, West Room
Greg M leads a study on this classic Christian book by A.W. Tozer. This book covers the attributes of God in-depth, such as the Eternality of God, God’s Omniscience, the Faithfulness of God, and the Mercy of God.
With Jesus from Jerusalem to Emmaus – Sanctuary
We are studying Jesus as the fulfillment of prophecy, Jesus as the Word of Life, and Jesus as the Judge. Vinod M leads the class.
Baptism Class – South Lobby (Sun Apr 2)
Have you declared your faith and been baptized as an adult? In this one hour, you will find out the details for our upcoming Easter weekend Baptism service. Writers and videographers will be present to help you prepare your story. Sign up here and/or show up on Sunday, April 2.
Our Nursery volunteers like your kids. They will hold your baby or stack blocks with your crawler. They will play trains, prepare a snack, and make up silly stories for your toddler. They will do all this because they like your kids, and they love Jesus.
We hope we can assist you as you help your child learn about Jesus. That’s why we are using the Bible App Storybook Curriculum:
- The Bible Story App curriculum is designed to be used at home, as well as in the Nursery.
- We focus on one Bible Story each month.
- In the Nursery Toddler Room, children will be read the story using the Bible App for Kids Storybook during the three services. During the Sunday education hour between services, a Nursery volunteer will choose a learning element from the Adventure Book.
We like this resource because it has multifaceted at-home activities and the materials are free: