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.
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:
In a Community Group, 8-12 people meet regularly to help one another know Jesus by being an intentional community of worship, prayer, learning, caring, and outreach.
Groups meet at host homes in Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, and Addison, always include food, and is a time to pursue healthy relationships and spiritual growth.
Community Groups are scheduled on the off weeks of Alpha Gather. Whereas Alpha Gather is an opportunity to connect with a room full of people, the community group will give you a chance to go deeper with a tight-knit group.
Hosts: Kirk & Amy Jo S.
Details: Adults only; pets present.
When: 6:30-8pm // March 1, March 15
Hosts: Chris & Allison Steinke
Details: Pets present.
Location: Carol Stream
When: 7-8:30pm, every Wednesday
Hosts: Nate & Anna Kugel
Details: Children and infants welcome & present.
Location: Gray House (#256 on campus).
When: 6:30-8pm // March 1, March 15
// Sign-up for Addison or Bloomingdale Community Group //
All classes Sundays 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Genesis — A thought-provoking well-researched class as Bruce Menkveld spends 20 hours per week in preparation of the same Bible passage that is preached each week. Class meets in the Common Grounds West.
Jesus: From Jerusalem to Emmaus — Another thought-provoking class taught by Vinod Malachi who has an M.A. in Biblical Literature. Topics include: Jesus as the fulfillment of prophecy; Jesus as the word of life; and Jesus as the judge, as well as seven others. Class meets in the Sanctuary.
Christian Style Yoga — This class is taught by a certified Yoga instructor, Chris Gattuso. Chris was healed of a serious illness upon receiving a word of knowledge from the Christian yoga instructor at the first class she attended. Chris then pursued yoga herself and is offering this class in order to glorify God and help people develop healthier bodies. Class meets in the large room on the north side of the church parking lot C.M.A. office building. Enter from backside.
Baptism Class — This class is taught by our pastoral staff. Christians are called to declare their faith in Jesus Christ by being baptized. This one hour class studies what the Bible teaches about baptism and students get help writing their baptism testimonies. Class meets in the Infant Room next to the main lobby. Classes offered Feb 5, March 5, Apr 2.
Community Building Classes
18.20 Somethings Class — This class begins each week with a breakfast and then studies the Psalms under the direction of Brent Steinke and Stuart Guild. Class meets in the top floor of the brown house located on the northwest corner of the church parking lot.
Young Professionals Class — This class begins each week with a breakfast, a community building activity, prayer and the study of Margin — how to have it in your life. It is led by Pastor Bill and Nancy Calvin. Class meets in the conference room of the north side of the church parking lot C.M.A. office building. Enter from the backside.
Young Families Class — In this group, parents come together while their kids are in a children’s Sunday School class. This winter, the group will be following a series on family. Meets in the 264.Coffeehouse.
Middle Ground Class — This class begins each week with coffee and breakfast and then studies the Scriptures. Class members take turns making presentations under the direction of Rev. Chad Smith. Class meets in the Common Grounds East. Class begins Jan 22.
Spanish Speaking Class — ¿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 Muñoz y Ana Torres). La clase comienza 8 de enero.
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.
First and third Wednesdays 9:30-11:00am
Bloomingdale Church Gymnasium: Enter southwest “264.Coffeehouse” doors