STUDENT INTERNSHIP FALL SEMESTER
Sep 17 – Applications due
Fill out Intern Application at www.intern.storiesof.us
Every other week team meetings for 9-12th grade students with youth staff for event planning and leadership training – Quarterly Development Day Mon Oct 9 (Columbus Day)
PARENT’S OF YOUTH MEETING
Sept 8 (6:30-7:30pm) & Sept 10 (9:30-10:45am)
Invite a fellow parent to join you in the Youth Quad Room
Meet fellow parents, get the inside scoop on Youth Group, and learn how to prepare for our next summer trip.
SEE YOU AT THE POLE
Wed Sep 27, 7-7:45am (pending school hours)
Invite a school friend to join you at your school’s flag pole to pray
Annual nationwide campaign for Christian teens to pray for your school, town, and country.
September 30 – 4:30-8:30pm
Sign up at www.storiesof.us/offsite
Pizza, football, pumpkin carving, and a large bonfire. Ray & Luanne W.’s – 36W669 Foxborough Rd, St. Charles
DISCIPLENOW RETREAT/CRASH WORSHIP NIGHT
November 3-5–Fri 6:30pm – Sun Noon.
Sign up by Oct 30 at www.storiesof.us/offsite.
Weekend in-house retreat focusing on our personal relationship with God and each other; culminating on Saturday worship night with local C&MA Youth Groups.
Sundays 6:30-8pm — September 10-October 29.
Students hanging out in youth leader & family homes discussing the Psalms
7-8th Guys: Jon Volland’s House – 849 Winterwood, Roselle
7-8th Girls: Emma Tate’s House – 1199 Westward Tr., Carol Stream
9-10th: Jeremy Hynes’ House – 267 Winston Lane, Bloomingdale
11-12th: Clare Stephen’s House – 2N525 Euclid Ave, Glen Ellyn
FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE
Every Friday (except Nov 24, Dec 22, Dec 29)
A safe and welcoming youth community center every Friday Night
7th & 8th grade: 6:30-9:30pm (must be picked up by 10pm)
9th-12th grade: 6:30-11pm
SUNDAY MORNING YOUTH GROUP
A weekly space to come together to grow in our understanding of God’s Word and how it must be transforming our lives, including interactive worship experiences and student-led teaching
Sept 8 – SMYG Kickoff; Sept 3 & Nov 26 – All-church Baptism; Nov 5 – Join DiscipleNow Retreat
We are throwing a free party for our community on Friday August 4 from 5:30-7:30pm at Sunnyside Park (1 block southeast of the church). We will be serving hot dogs, chips, popcorn, and drinks for your family. The Day Camp kids band will be performing live. We will have face painting, balloon animals, and games in addition to the playground for children. We will be hosting teen tourneys and Gagaball. We want to share Jesus with our community in a practical way.
We will also be collecting nonperishable food items for the food pantry. Bring items to event if you would like to support others.
Jesus referenced acts of kindness this way, “I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” In other words, serving and being present with all people is essentially serving Jesus personally.
That’s our goal this summer in Westmont, Illinois at Peace of Christ Church. We will be doing practical things like assisting in updating their gathering building, as well as helping the food program with People’s Resource Center of Westmont. Finally, we will be trained in how to recognize needs for incoming refugees with the World Relief Organization and tentatively provide for any needs available the week we are present.
You can help!
Please pray for good weather and clear minds assisting in our goal of being present with all the people we meet. Pray for each student and leader by name: Ismael C, Jeremy P, Daniel V, Sebastian O, Graham P, Nate K, Grant P, Noah B, Luke O, Josh M, Chelsea C, Heather M, Sydney W, Giana S, Adaani S, and Anna K.
On Easter Sunday, fifteen people were baptized at Bloomingdale Church in a special baptism service. One of the important traditions of our church is that people give their testimony of salvation in Jesus Christ prior to being immersed in the waters. Here are some of the testimonies we heard that day.
Do you enjoy singing and being a part of a choir?
The Bloomingdale Church Choir is singing and performing at the June 10-11 weekend services. We will have three rehearsals on Saturday mornings at 9-10am on May 27, June 3, and June 10. All are welcome; the only requirement is being able to come to two practices!
Sign up here and we’ll see you there!