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!
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.
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 email@example.com for priority code to get the generously discounted registration prices – $99 until June 26; $129 after June 26 – and then register here.