Meet Our New Summer 2017 Intern at BC Ismaël Chery

By Youth Intern on May 22, 2017

My name is Ismaël Chery and I will be interning this summer (2017). I will be serving alongside Nate Kugel and the extraordinary Youth Staff team to assist in the development and growth of our teenagers for God’s Kingdom. I’ve already had the pleasure of meeting many of you and I look forward to being a part of what the Lord has planned for this next generation. For those of you who don’t know me, here is a little bit about myself:

Where are you from?
I’m a senior at Nyack College and I am from Queens, NYC.

In one word, how would your friends describe you?

What will you be leading at Bloomingdale Church?
I’ll be leading in the set-up and discussions for Coffeehouse and Sunday Morning Youth Group (SMYG), as well as mentoring and encouraging our youth to walk in obedience with the Lord.

What is your goal for this summer?
My internship goal is to show compassion to the youth by listening and encouraging them as they grow in their faith. My professional goal is to listen to the Lord’s leading as I choose between youth ministry and sports ministry—or maybe both!


Summer PAK Parties

Summer is a great time to go outside and do crazy activities with friends. PAK Parties are for incoming 5th and 6th graders to get together and have some epic fun and build friendships. There will be snacks and games every week. Oh, and it’s FREE! We encourage students to wear clothes they don’t mind getting wet/dirty or bring a change of clothes/towel due to the fun in store for them.

Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm – PAK Room  [May 17, 31; Jun 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9]

Interested in helping in a small way? We’re looking for people who would enjoy providing snacks once for the students. Please contact Chelsea at

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.

Jr. High House Groups

By Chelsea C on May 11, 2017

On Sunday nights, our house is filled with laughter! Junior High students come and play a variety of games, talk, and pray together. On the first week, we had two girls and four guys. Then two new girls showed up the following week, and they brought another friend. Our group has quickly grown. Friendships and community have been developing between them.

If you’re in 7th/8th grade and bored at home on a Sunday night, come and join us for a couple hours of fun! Sundays 6:30-8:30pm – Jarrod & Chelsea’s (brown house, lower level)

KidsQuest Summer & Fall Events 2017

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


June 13-16 (Tuesday-Friday), 9:30am-12:45pm.  Sign up:
Kids (completed K-6) enjoy dramas, games, live music, crafts, fishing, and new friends

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)


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)

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.

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

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.

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.”


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.

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


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

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

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

High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible
Come to “A Taste of Awana” on Sep 6

A free club, for children at DuJardin Elementary School, with snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group. 

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

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