Families

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.

YOUNG FAMILIES GROUPS
  • Young Families Adult Ed Class – Sundays, 9:45-10:45am (Aug-May): Hang out, coffee and “second breakfast”, Bible study and prayer.  Meets in Coffeehouse room. Our kids typically attend a Sunday School class.
  • Gather – Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm (Sep-Apr): Hang out, light dinner, Bible study and prayer.  Meets in grey house on campus.  Our kids typically attend Awana Club.
  • Home Small Groups – Meet in a home and typically includes a meal, Bible study and prayer.
  • Summer Backyard Barbecues & Sunday Night Cookouts
  • Summer Family Open Gym – Sundays 9:45-10:45, June-July.  Conversations and coffee with other adults while your kiddos get out their energy.
MOM & ME PLAYGROUP

A morning of play, friendship, and conversation in the gym at Bloomingdale Church. All children through preschool age and their moms and/or caregivers welcome.  Coffee for adults and light snack for kids.  Free.  DATE TBD – Bloomingdale Church Gymnasium: Enter southwest “264.Coffeehouse” doors

SPACES FOR YOUNG FAMILIES

We have set aside spaces for parents with infants during the weekend worship hours:

  • Nursery: A caring, safe place for infants, crawlers, and toddlers. Staffed by screened, qualified volunteers. Lower level Nursery Wing.
  • Parent-Infant Room: A glassed space adjacent to the sanctuary where you and your infant can participate in the worship hour.
  • Live Video Feed – Children’s Theater Room: A contained space where you and your infant/toddler can view the service comfortably if they are not yet ready for the nursery or infant room. Lower level Nursery Wing.
KIDS & TEENS PROGRAMMING – NEXTGEN

NextGen is programming for 0-18 years old where kids and teens are always welcome, no matter what. We emphasize a place that’s safe, and parents appreciate that too.

  • Awana Club – High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible (Wed 6:45-8pm)
  • Noah’s Ark Nursery – A safe and welcoming place for children, 0-3 (All weekend services and education hour)
  • Children’s Church – Explore faith through story and freeplay (Sat 5:30pm: 4 – 4th grade,  Sun 8:30 & 11am: 3 – 4th grade)
  • PAK – 5th & 6th grade youth group developing friendships and applying Biblical truths to life (Sun 9:45am & Wed 6:45pm)
  • Sunday School – Learn the Bible through stories, art, cooking, movies, games, and science experiments (Sun 9:45-10:45am)
  • Crossroads Kids Club – After-school club with snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group (Tues 3:30-5pm, DuJardin School)
  • Day Camp – Free camp where kids (completed K-6th) enjoy dramas, games, live music, crafts, fishing, and friends
  • Friday Night Coffeehouse – A safe and welcoming youth community center every Friday Night (6:30-9:30pm)
  • Sunday Morning Youth Group – Hang out, student-led worship and teaching (Sun, 9:30ish-10:45am
  • Small Group & Bridge Groups – Students hanging out in family homes, building friendships and discussing the Bible
  • The Mentoring Project – Inspiring men and women to become relational mentors to local youth.

Finances, Faith, Friendships – Events & Opportunities for Young Couples/Families (Fall 2017)

FOR US >>

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT ED
Sundays, 9:45-10:45am

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 natek@bloomingdalechurch.org

WEDNESDAY NIGHT COURSES
Wednesdays 6:45-8pm
“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)

WOMEN’S BREAK 
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):

 


Adult Ed Classes – Fall 2017 Offerings

Adult Ed Fall 2017 Offerings
Sundays, 9:45-10:45am

Let the Nations be Glad! – Brown Parsonage Upper Level; light breakfast provided
Understanding God’s heartbeat to rescue the nations, and the role our church and Christian & Missionary Alliance play in God’s mission.
Stuart G leads the discussion.

God’s Mercy in God’s Word – Common Grounds, East Room
We’ll discover what the Bible says about God’s mercy from Genesis to Revelation, with an emphasis on God’s Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who is mercy personified.
Dave M leads the discussion.

Core Doctrines of the C&MA – Common Grounds, West Room
Jesus Christ is our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, Coming King, the church, and missions.
Vinod M leads the discussion.

Jesus was a Jew – Sanctuary
A discussion of Jesus’ rich Jewish heritage and how the feasts of Israel point to Him as the Messiah.
Vince D leads the discussion.

Financial Peace University – Coffeehouse
Receive teaching and coaching from Ken & Valerie K in class. Attendees are asked to watch weekly video before attending each class. Course materials have a one-time membership fee; it gives you access to FPU online resources and you can attend future FPU classes as often as you like.
Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/fpu

Sign up here.


Programs & Events for Kids – Fall 2017

AWANA CLUB
Every Wednesday 6:45-8pm, starting Sep 13.
Come to “Taste of Awana” on Sep 6, 6:30-7:30pm (free picnic, pick-up Awana materials, discover Wed night adult offerings)
Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/awana
High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Every Sunday 9:45am, beginning Aug 20
 (Check-in, then enter Kids Quad)
Fall Sunday School is back, so let’s celebrate with the Day Camp band and characters, a special craft, and story.  Then join us on Sunday mornings to learn the Bible through stories, art, cooking, movies, games, and science experiments.  (Every Sunday morning through May 20, except Nov 26, Dec 24/31)

CHILDREN’S CHURCH
Saturdays, 5:30pm: ages 4 – 4th grade 
Sundays, 8:30 & 11am: ages 3 – 4th grade (age 3-K, 1st-4th grade classes)
A special space to explore faith through story and free play. Kids  are invited at the halfway point of all weekend services

NURSERY
Saturdays, 5:30pm & Sundays, 8:30, 9:45, 11am
A safe and welcoming place for 0 to 3 year olds

SUNDAY MORNING PAK
Every Sunday 9:45am, beginning Aug 20 
(PAK room)
5th & 6th grade youth group developing friendships and applying Biblical truths to life.

CROSSROADS KIDS CLUB
Tuesdays 3:30-5pm (Sep 19-Apr 24), 1st-5th grade – DuJardin Elementary School
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Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/crossroads
Children enjoy snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group at free after-school program

CHILD DEDICATION
Sun Sep 10, 9:45am  Meet Pastor Bill in South Lobby if you would like to dedicate your child on Sept 24 (8:30 or 11) or alternate date.  Child dedication is a public covenant of parents to raise their child in a Christ-honoring home.

FACEPAINTING @ VILLAGE OF BLOOMINGDALE’S HALLOWEEN PARTY
Sat Oct 28
We love serving our community, including supporting neighborhood events.  Volunteers from Bloomingdale Church will be painting many smiling faces.

FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS >>

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT ED – YOUNG FAMILIES CLASS
Sundays 9:45-10:45am(Coffeehouse)
We start with food, coffee, and hanging out.

  • Aug 20-Sep 17: We watch a 15 minute teaching from Francis & Lisa Chan’s “You and Me Forever” relationship series.  We conclude with table discussions based on a guide, led by Mike & Gia W.  Download/read free “You & Me Forever book” or use the free app.
  • Sep 24-Dec17: We are hosting the Financial Peace University Course, led by veterans Ken & Valerie K.   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; you can attend future FPU classes as often as you like.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT “GATHER” – YOUNG FAMILIES GROUP
Gather Group – 2nd/4th Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm (Coffeehouse)
Young Families Small Group – 1st/3rd/5th Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm

Come to “Taste of” event on Sep 6.  Group beings Sep 13
A group community including friendship and growth through teaching, song, and prayer.  Contact natek@bloomingdalechurch.org

WEDNESDAY NIGHT COURSES
Wednesdays 6:45-8pm, beginning Sep 13.  Come to “Taste of” event on Sep 6.
“Self-help” courses include Alpha, Financial Peace U, DivorceCare, and Pre/Marriage Course.

VOLUNTEERING WITH YOUR KIDS
NextGen Volunteers are safe people who have regularly attended Bloomingdale Church for at least six months, complete an annual application, pass background/reference checks, and have pastoral staff affirmation.  Click here to apply to volunteer.


Summer Sunday Night Cookouts

By Nate Kugel on May 27, 2017

Lawn games (bocce, bags, volleyball). Campfire. You bring a side and/or something to put on the grill and we’ll grill it. Drinks and lawn games provided. All are welcome.

First Sundays of Summer (Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6), 5:30-8:30pm
Bloomingdale Church lawn (between brick and gray houses)

Rainy?
Bring a dinner to share and meet in Coffeehouse

Questions?
Contact natek@bloomingdalechurch.org or stuartg@bloomingdalechurch.org