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.
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)
High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible
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)
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
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
Children enjoy snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group at free after-school program
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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)
Bring a dinner to share and meet in Coffeehouse
Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR YOUR FAMILY
FAMILY BACKYARD BARBECUES
- Sat Jun 17, 3-7pm – 230 Lynbrook Dr, B’dale
(RSVP: Mark & Stacey R – email@example.com 630-740-0315)
- Sat July 15 – 26 Main St, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
(RSVP: Matt & Monica H – firstname.lastname@example.org 630-660-8862)
- Sat July 29, 3-7pm – 954 Hill Crest Dr, Carol Stream
(RSVP: Billy & Allison M – email@example.com 630-204-0365)
- Sat Aug 19 – 1199 Westward Trail, Carol Stream
(RSVP: Ryan & Tina T – firstname.lastname@example.org 630-247-4302)
Hanging out, eating, kids playing, and building friendships. Please bring a side to share. RSVP via email/text encouraged.
SUMMER SUNDAY NIGHT COOKOUTS
Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6, 5:30-8:30pm
Families hanging out, playing lawn games, having a campfire. Bring your own meat and a side to share.
FAMILY OPEN GYM
Sundays 9:45-10:45, June-July
Conversations and coffee with other adults while your kiddos get out their energy. (At least one guardian must be present.) A family will “host” each Sunday.
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm – July 12, 19, 26
Families eat a home-cooked meal together. Kids enjoy their own supervised party, adults have real-life conversations about non-threatening questions. Consider bringing another family who is checking out church. RSVP: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org.
PARTY IN THE PARK
Fri Aug 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Free party for your entire family at Sunnyside Park (across street from church) including food, music, sports tourneys, and “Gagaball.”
FOR YOUR KIDDOS
June 13-16 (Tuesday-Friday), 9:30am-12:45pm. Sign up: bloomingdalechurch.org/daycamp
Kids (completed K-6) enjoy dramas, games, live music, crafts, fishing, and new friends.
CHILDREN’S CHURCH & NURSERY
Sat 5:30pm: Nursery – Age 0-3 & Children’s Church – Age 4 – 4th grade
Sun 8:30 & 11am: Nursery – Age 0-3 & Children’s Church Age 3 – 4th grade
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm – May 17, 31, Jun 28, Jul 12, 26, Aug 9 (Meet in PAK room)
Going into 5th/6th grade this fall? Come hang out and have some ridiculous fun with friends.
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 at Bloomingdale Church on the first and third Fridays (9:30-11am). All children through preschool age and their moms and/or caregivers welcome. Free coffee for adults and light snacks for kids are provided.