Global Leadership Summit – Aug 10/11

Last August, a handful of people from Bloomingdale Church attended Willow Creek’s excellent Global Leadership Summit at the Lake Park High School West Campus satellite location. This August, Bloomingdale Church is an official Summit Partner for the 2017 Global Leadership Summit.

Thu-Fri Aug 10-11, Lake Park High School West Campus
(in partnership with Mission Church)
500 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Roselle, IL 60172

Register: Email info@bloomingdalechurch.org for priority code to get the generously discounted registration prices – $99 until June 26; $129 after June 26 – and then register here.


Summer Adult Ed Options: Bible in 90 Days & Doctrines of Our Church

If your bucket list includes reading the Bible from cover to cover, our church wants to help you. The Bible in 90 Days is based on the simple thought that if a person approached reading the Bible the same way they would approach reading a novel, they would probably finish in three months.

Bloomingdale Church will begin this fourteen-week reading program on Sun Jun 4, 9:30-10:45am with a free breakfast.

>> Register: online or in-person at the table by the portico doors during weekend services.

Another class being offered this summer is The Doctrines of Our Church. If you are a thinking person who would like to know why the church has consistently held to certain core beliefs for 2,000 years, come join the study with Dr. Sanjay Merchant, Professor of Theology at Moody Bible Institute. Our text is the doctrinal statement of our church and the book Theology: The Basics by contemporary theologian Alister E. McGrath.

Bloomingdale Church will begin this eleven-week course on Sun Jun 4, 9:30-10:45am with a free breakfast.

>> Register: online or in-person at the table by the portico doors during weekend services.


KidsQuest Summer & Fall Events 2017

A safe and welcoming place for your family. We hope you can join us.

SUMMER – KIDS & FAMILIES

DAY CAMP
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 (two classes: 3 years old-Kindergarten, 1st-4th grade)

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)

SUMMER SUNDAY NIGHT COOKOUTS
Jun 4, Jul 2, Au. 6, 5:30-8:30pm
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.

FRIENDSHIP PARTIES
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm – July 12,19, 26
Families eat a home-cooked meal together. Kids enjoy their own supervised party, while adults enjoy real-life conversations to non-threatening questions

PAK PARTIES
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm – May 17, 31, Jun 28, July 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.

PARTY IN THE PARK
Fri Aug 4, 5:30-7:30pm
A free party for your entire family at Sunnyside Park (across street from church) including food, music, water balloons, and sports “Gagaball.”

SUMMER – YOUTH

JR HIGH BRIDGE GROUPS
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm – Jun 7, 21, July 5, 19, Aug 16
 (Meet at Chelsea & Jarrod’s – Brown house on campus, lower level)
Going into 7th/8th grade this fall?  We’re hanging out and being friends together.

FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE
Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm
A safe and welcoming youth community center every Friday Night  for students going into 7-12th grade

For complete list of 7th-12th grade youth events, go to bloomingdalechurch.org/youth

FALL

FALL KICK OFF PARTY
Aug 20, 9:45am
Fall Sunday School is back, so let’s celebrate with music, games, crafts and prizes

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Learn about the Bible through a rotation of activities including story time, art projects, watching a movie with popcorn, cooking, playing games, and doing a science experiment.
Every Sunday 9:45am, beginning Aug 20

AWANA KIDS CLUB
High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible
Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/awana
Come to “A Taste of Awana” on Sep 6

CROSSROADS KIDS CLUB
A free club, for children at DuJardin Elementary School, with snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group. 
Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/kidsclub

CHILDREN’S CHURCH
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: ages 4 – 4th grade
Sundays, 8:30 & 11am: ages 3 – 4th grade

NURSERY
A safe and welcoming place for 0 to 3 year olds
Saturdays, 5:30pm & Sundays, 8:30 & 11:00am
Sundays, 9:45 – Every Sunday 9:45 beginning Aug 13


Passion Project 2017 – Follow Up

By Nita Widjaja on May 3, 2017

Scripture commands us to not only love the Lord God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength but also to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matthew 22:36-40). These neighbors can be in our surrounding towns of Roselle, Addison, or Glendale Heights but have you ever thought of reaching out to your neighbors living on different continents, right from your neighborhood?

During Easter season, we were able to do just that through the Bloomingdale Church’s Passion Project 2017. We partnered with the Alliance’s outreaching ministries who are sent out to the darkest places of the world so everyone may have access to the gospel. They are helping others know and follow Jesus.

The goal was to raise $47,100 for nine different needs, ranging from building a house in Honduras to producing and distributing Sunday School materials in Indonesia. We are excited to report that we have surpassed the goal and raised over $75,000. This fund will be fully used to support those nine projects and expand the reach of the gospel both in the U.S. and overseas.


24 Hours of Prayer and Solitude

Our annual 24-hour Good Friday Prayer Vigil event gave people a chance to slow down during the Easter season and refocus themselves upon Jesus. Through five different prayer stations, with light acoustic music playing in the background, this event left many in deep contemplation (like Mark F of Glenbard North HS pictured above) all day and night.

Whether you had a pleading on your heart to bring before God, or you wanted to give God thanks for his daily blessings, this prayer event was beneficial. It addressed all Biblical aspects of prayer and invited participants to turn and put their faith in Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins.

If you did not get a chance to partake in the Prayer Vigil this year, we would like to extend an invitation for next year’s vigil. We love meeting new people and want them to encounter Jesus.