Christmas & Advent

 

Youth Group: Holiday Volleyball Tournament

By Nate Kugel on November 17, 2017

Dec 1 at Friday Night Coffeehouse is our annual ‘Holiday Tournament’ for 7-12th Grade.

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Where: 264.Coffeehouse at Bloomingdale Church
When: Friday, Dec 1 from 6:30-11pm

Event Schedule:
Doors open – 6:30pm
Brief special speaker & Tournament Rules – 7pm
Double-Elimination Tournament begins – 7:30pm

Note: Jr. High/High School tournament will be separate tournaments pending on number of total teams. Be aware if your team is mixed Jr. High and High School students.

Teams are to be 4-6 members.
– Got more than 6? Create a second team! (Students may NOT switch teams throughout the tournament–only one team per student.

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Students from all surrounding areas are welcome to invite students to participate.
Included by not limited to Glenbard North High School, Glenbard West High School, Glenbard East High School, Lake Park High School, Addison Trail High School, Marquardt Middle School, Westfield Middle School, Stratford Middle School, Roselle Middle School, and Jay Stream Middle School. 


Advent & Christmas Eve 2017

Matthew 1:21 “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Weekend Worship & Christmas Services – “Come to the Manger”

At Advent, we take a closer look at the Christmas story, to experience Jesus in a new way. Through the narrative of Jesus’ birth in Matthew 1:21-24, we  find relevant and practical teachings to help us experience the holidays with hope.

Sat Dec 2 & Sun Dec 3
First weekend of Advent: Sat 5:30pm, Sun 8:30am & Sun 11am

Sat Dec 9 & Sun Dec 10
Second weekend of Advent: Sat 5:30pm, Sun 8:30am & Sun 11am

Sat Dec 16 & Sun Dec 17
Third weekend of Advent: Sat 5:30pm, Sun 8:30am & Sun 11am
PAK presents a Christmas play as part of the worship hour. On Sat Dec 16, a free dinner will follow in the Common Grounds. Friends, family, and community members are welcome for the play and the dinner.

Sat Dec 23, 5:30pm; Sun Dec 24, 11pm
Christmas Eve candlelight services Sat 5:30pm & Sun 11pm

Sun Dec 24, 11am
Christmas Carole Service

Sat Dec 30 & Sun Dec 31
Regular worship hours: Sat 5:30pm, Sun 8:30am & Sun 11am

Other Christmas Events

Teen Coffeehouse Holiday Tourney: Fri Dec 1, 6:30-9:30pm

Men’s Serving Project: Mon Dec 11, 6:30-9pm

Youth Group Christmas Party: Fri Dec 15, 6:30-9:30pm

Young Adults Christmas Party: Thu Dec 21, 7-9:30pm

 


KidsQuest Service Projects: Over 100 Gifts Made!

During the month of December, Children’s Church classes made over 100 Christmas cards, lice-repellant spray bottles, and blankets for the Bloomingdale Church Homeless Ministry that serves in Albany Park, Chicago.

These service projects focused on the importance of serving and giving as an integral part of the Christian life. Since Jesus first loved us, we in turn show that love to others. The Children’s Church classes had a blast making their gifts, and learned about how showing love to others is a reflection of Christ’s love in their own lives. The classes had a blast listening to Christmas music and making their gifts over the month of December. 

Thank you to Uzma L., Jasmyne R., and Michelle R. for serving as the Project Coordinators!

Head Lice Repellant

Head Lice Repellant

Fleece Blackets

Fleece Blankets

Handmade Christmas Cards

Handmade Christmas Cards


Christmas Break Update

Celebrating the birth of Jesus and creating family memories…It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES
Your family is invited to our Christmas Eve candlelight services on Sat Dec 24 at 6pm & 11pm. Nursery available at 6pm.  Children are invited to participate in the church service.

We are doing a different service on Christmas Day at 11am.  Children are invited to participate in the church service.

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 & Sundays, 8:30: ages 4 – 4th grade
  • Sundays, 11am: ages 3 – 4th grade
  • FYI No Children’s Church: Dec 24/25

NURSERY
A safe and welcoming place for 0-3 years old

  • Saturdays, 5:30pm & Sundays, 8:30, 9:45, 11:00am
  • FYI No Nursery: Dec 24 @ 11pm; Dec 25 @ 11am; Jan 1 @ 9:45am

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Learn the Bible through stories, art, cooking, movies, games, and science experiments

  • Sun 9:45-10:45am: Ages 3 – 4th grade
  • FYI No Sunday School: Dec 25 & Jan 1

AWANA CLUB
High-energy game time, music, awards, and values learning

  • Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm
  • FYI No Awana: Dec 21 & 28

PAK
5th & 6th grade youth group developing friendships and applying Biblical truths to life.

  • Sunday Morning PAK – Every Sunday 9:45am
  • FYI No PAK: Dec 25 & Jan 1

SUNDAY MORNING YOUTH GROUP
Hang out, student-led worship and teaching

  • Sun 9:30ish-10:45am
  • FYI: No SMYG: Dec 25 & Jan 1

COFFEEHOUSE
A safe and welcoming youth community center every Friday Night

  • 7th & 8th grade: 6:30-9:30pm (picked up by 10pm)
  • 9th-12th grade: 6:30-11pm (picked up by 11:30pm)
  • FYI No Coffeehouse Dec 23 & Dec 30

Advent Season Events – 2016

Sat Nov 26 & Sun Nov 27
First weekend of Advent. In our weekend services during Advent, we’ll explore how the birth of Jesus brings hope beyond the holidays. Through the Book of Luke’s narrative of Jesus’ birth we will find relevant and practical teachings to help us leave the holidays with hope.

Sat Dec 3 & Sun Dec 4
Saxophone ensemble to perform Christmas carols in all worship hours.

Sat Dec 10
PAK presents a Christmas play, New Testament Rewind, as part of the worship hour on Dec 10 at 5:30pm. A free dinner will follow in the Common Grounds. Friends, family, and community members are welcome for the play and the dinner.

Sun Dec 11
PAK presents a Christmas play, New Testament Rewind, as part of the worship hours on Dec 11 at 8:30am and 11am.

Sat Dec 17 & Sun Dec 18
Choir to perform Christmas carols in all worship hours.

Sat Dec 24
Christmas Eve candlelight services at 6pm & 11pm. Nursery available at 6pm. Children are invited to participate in these services in lieu of KidsQuest programming.

Sun Dec 25
Christmas Day worship hour at 11am. Children are invited to participate in this service in lieu of KidsQuest programming.

Sat Dec 31 & Sun Jan 1
Regular worship hours: Sat @ 5:30pm & Sun @ 8:30am & 11am.