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Programs & Events for Teens – Fall 2017

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.

HARVEST HOEDOWN
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.

WEEKLY EVENTS>>

SMALL 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
Sundays, 9:40-10:50am
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


Programs & Events for Kids – Fall 2017

AWANA CLUB
Every Wednesday 6:45-8pm, starting Sep 13.
Come to “Taste of Awana” on Sep 6, 6:30-7:30pm (free picnic, pick-up Awana materials, discover Wed night adult offerings)
Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/awana
High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Every Sunday 9:45am, beginning Aug 20
 (Check-in, then enter Kids Quad)
Fall Sunday School is back, so let’s celebrate with the Day Camp band and characters, a special craft, and story.  Then join us on Sunday mornings to learn the Bible through stories, art, cooking, movies, games, and science experiments.  (Every Sunday morning through May 20, except Nov 26, Dec 24/31)

CHILDREN’S CHURCH
Saturdays, 5:30pm: ages 4 – 4th grade 
Sundays, 8:30 & 11am: ages 3 – 4th grade (age 3-K, 1st-4th grade classes)
A special space to explore faith through story and free play. Kids  are invited at the halfway point of all weekend services

NURSERY
Saturdays, 5:30pm & Sundays, 8:30, 9:45, 11am
A safe and welcoming place for 0 to 3 year olds

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

CROSSROADS KIDS CLUB
Tuesdays 3:30-5pm (Sep 19-Apr 24), 1st-5th grade – DuJardin Elementary School
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Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/crossroads
Children enjoy snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group at free after-school program

CHILD DEDICATION
Sun Sep 10, 9:45am  Meet Pastor Bill in South Lobby if you would like to dedicate your child on Sept 24 (8:30 or 11) or alternate date.  Child dedication is a public covenant of parents to raise their child in a Christ-honoring home.

FACEPAINTING @ VILLAGE OF BLOOMINGDALE’S HALLOWEEN PARTY
Sat Oct 28
We love serving our community, including supporting neighborhood events.  Volunteers from Bloomingdale Church will be painting many smiling faces.

FOR PARENTS & GUARDIANS >>

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT ED – YOUNG FAMILIES CLASS
Sundays 9:45-10:45am, beginning Aug 20 (Coffeehouse)
We start with food, coffee, and hanging out.  Then watch a 15 minute teaching from Francis & Lisa Chan’s “You and Me Forever” relationship series.  We conclude with table discussions based on a guide.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT “GATHER” – YOUNG FAMILIES GROUP
Wednesdays 6:45-8pm, beginning Sep 13.  Come to “Taste of” event on Sep 6.
A group community including friendship and growth through teaching, song, and prayer.  Contact natek@bloomingdalechurch.org

WEDNESDAY NIGHT COURSES
Wednesdays 6:45-8pm, beginning Sep 13.  Come to “Taste of” event on Sep 6.
“Self-help” courses include Alpha, Financial Peace U, DivorceCare, and Pre/Marriage Course.

VOLUNTEERING WITH YOUR KIDS
NextGen Volunteers are safe people who have regularly attended Bloomingdale Church for at least six months, complete an annual application, pass background/reference checks, and have pastoral staff affirmation.  Click here to apply to volunteer.


Names of Jesus

Pastor Bill describes just a few of the names of Jesus found in the Bible.

A

Advocate – 1 John 2:1

Alive for Evermore – Revelation 1:18

All-Knowing – Psalm 139:1-6

All, and in All – Colossians 3:11

Almighty – Revelation 1:8

Alpha and Omega – Revelation 1:8

Altar – Hebrews 13:10

Altogether Lovely – Song of Solomon 5:16

Amen – Revelation 3:14

Ancient of Days – Daniel 7:13 & Daniel 7:22

Anointed One – 1 Samuel 2:35

Author of Eternal Salvation – Hebrews 5:9

Author of our Faith – Hebrews 12:2

B

Balm of Gilead – Jeremiah 8:22

Banner over us – Ps 60:4 S of Sol 2:4

Bearer of Sin – Hebrews 9:28

Before All Things – Colossians 1:17

Beginning and Ending – Revelation 1:8

Bishop of our Souls – 1 Peter 2:25

Blessed and Only Potentate – 1 Timothy 6:15

Blessed Hope – Titus 2:13

Bread of Life, my manna – John 6:35

Bridegroom – John 3:29

Bright and Morning Star – Revelation 22:16

Brightness of His Glory – Hebrews 1:3

Buckler – Psalms 18:30

C

Captain – Joshua 5:14-15 – Hebrews 2:10

Changeless One – Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8

Chief Among 10,000 – S. of Solomon 5:10

Chosen of God – 1 Peter 2:4

Christ – Matthew 1:16 – 1 John 5:1

Comforter – John 14:16-18

Consolation of Israel – Luke 2:25

Counselor – Isaiah 9:6

Creator – Romans 1:25 – Isaiah 40:28

Crown of Glory – Isaiah 28:5

D

Daystar to Arise – 2 Peter 1:19

Defense – Psalms 94:22

Deliverer – Psalms 40:17

Desire of all Nations – Haggai 2:7

Despised and rejected – Ps 22:6, Is 53:3

Diadem of Beauty – Isaiah 28:5

Door of the Sheep – John 10:7

Dwelling Place – Psalms 90:1

E

Emmanuel – Matthew 1:23

End of the Law – Romans 10:4

Ensign of the People – Isaiah 11:10

Equal with God – Philippians 2:6

Eternal God – Deuteronomy 33:27

Eternal Life – 1 John 1:2

Everlasting Father – Isaiah 9:6

F

Faithful and True – Rev 19:11 – Rev 3:14

Finisher of the Faith – Hebrews 12:2

First Begotten – Hebrews 1:6 – Romans 8:29

Firstfruit of Them Sleep -1Cor 15:20 Rom 11:16

Fortress – Psalms 18:2

Foundation Which is Laid – 1 Cor.3:11

Fountain of Living Waters – Jer 17:13 Ps 36:9

Friend of Publicans and Sinners – Luke 7:34

Friend Sticks Closer than a Brother – Prov 18:24

G

Gift of God – John 4:10

Glory, my and lifter of my head – Psalms 3:3

God Who Avenges Me – Psalms 18:47

God Blessed Forever – Romans 9:5

God Who Forgives – Psalms 99:8

God of My Life – Psalms 42:8

God in the Midst of Her – Psalms 46:5

God manifest in the flesh – 1 Timothy 3:16

God of My Righteousness – Psalms 4:1

God of My Salvation – Psalms 18:46

God of My Strength – Psalms 43:2

God With Us – Matthew 1:23

Good Shepherd – John 10:11

Gracious – Ex 33:19, Rom 16:24, Rev. 22:21

Great God – Titus 2:13

Great Shepherd of the Sheep – Hebrews 13:20

Guide Even Unto Death – Psalms 48:14

H

Harmless – Hebrews 7:26

Head of all Principality & Power – Col 2:10

Heir of All Things – Hebrews 1:2

Helper – Hebrews 13:6

Hiding Place – Psalms 32:7

High Priest Forever – Hebrews 6:20

High Tower – Psalms 18:2

Holy One Of Israel – Psalms 89:18

Horn of Salvation – Luke 1:69

Husband – Revelation 21:2

I

I Am – John 18:6

Image of the Invisible God – Colossians 1:15

Immanuel – Isaiah 7:14

Inhabiter of Eternity – Isaiah 57:15

Inhabiter of Praises – Psalms 22:3

Intercessor – Isaiah 53:12 & Romans 8:34

J

Jehovah Jireh – Provider – I Jn 4:9, Philip 4:19

Jehovah Nissi – Banner – I Chronicles 29:11-13

Jehovah Shalom – Peace – Is 9:6, Rom 8:31-35

Jehovah Tsidkenu – Righteousness – I Cor 1:30

Jehovah Shammah – Present – Hebrews 13:5

Jehovah M’Kaddesh – Sanctifier – I Cor 1:30

Jehovah Rophe – Healer – Isaiah 53:4,5

Jehovah Rohi – Shepherd – Psalm 23

Jesus – Matthew 1:21

Jesus Christ Our Lord – Romans 7:25

Judge of All – Genesis 18:25 – Acts 10:42

Just One – Acts 7:52

K

Keeper – Psalms 121:5

King Eternal – 1 Timothy 1:17

King Immortal – 1 Timothy 1:17

King Invisible – 1 Timothy 1:17

King of Glory – Psalms 24:7-8

King of Heaven – Daniel 4:37

King of Kings – Revelation 19:16

King of Peace – Hebrews 7:2

King of Righteousness – Hebrews 7:2

King of Saints – Revelation 15:3

L

Lamb of God – John 1:29 – Rev 17:14

Lamb Slain – Rev 13:8 – Rev 5:12 – Rev 7:17

Last Adam – 1 Cor.15:45

Lawgiver – James 4:12

Life – John 14:6

Lifter of Mine Head – Psalms 3:3

Light – John 1:7

Light of the World – John 8:12

Lily of the Valleys – Song of Solomon 2:1

Lion of the Tribe of Judah – Revelation 5:5

Living Bread – John 6:51

Lord and My God – John 20:28

Lord and Savior – 2 Peter 1:11

Lord of the Dead and the Living – Rom 14:9

Lord God Almighty – Revelation 16:7

Lord God Omnipotent – Revelation 19:6

Lord Jesus Christ – James 2:1

Lord of Glory – 1 Cor.2:8

Lord of the Harvest – Matthew 9:38

Lord of Lords – 1 Timothy 6:15

M

Maker – Psalms 95:6

Man of Sorrows – Isaiah 53:3

Master – Matthew 23:10

Mediator – 1 Timothy 2:5

Merciful – Heb 2:17

Messiah the Prince – Daniel 9:25

Mighty God – Isaiah 9:6

Morning Star – Revelation 2:28

N

Name Above Every Name – Philippians 2:9

Nazarene – Matthew 2:23

O

Omega – Revelation 22:13

Omnipotent – Revelation 19:6

Only Begotten Son – John 3:16

Only Potentate – 1 Timothy 6:15

Only Wise God – 1 Timothy 1:17

P

Passover, my – 1 Cor.5:7

Pavilion – Psalms 31:20

Peace, our – Ephesians 2:14

Physician, great – Luke 4:23

Portion of Mine Inheritance – Psalms 16:5

Potter – Jeremiah 18:6

Power of God – 1 Cor.1:24

Preeminent one – Colossians 1:18

Pearl of Price – Matt 13:46, 1 Cor.6:20

Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6

Propitiation for Our Sins – 1 John 2:2

Q

Quick Understanding – Isaiah 11:3

Quickening Spirit – 1 Cor.15:45

R

Rabbi – John 3:2

Ransom for Many – Matthew 20:28

Redeemer – Job 19:25 – 1 Cor.1:30

Refiner – Malachi 3:2

Refuge in Trouble – Ps 46:1, Ps 9:9

Refuge from the Storm – Is 25:4

Resting Place – Jeremiah 50:6

Resurrection and the Life – John 11:25

Reward of the Righteous – Psalms 58:11

Righteous Judge – 2 Timothy 4:8

Righteousness, my – 1 Cor.1:30 – Rom 10:3

Rock that is Higher than I – Psalms 61:2

Rock of My Refuge – Psalms 94:22

Rock of Our Salvation – Psalms 95:1

Root and Offspring of David – Revelation 22:16

Rose of Sharon – Song of Solomon 2:1

S

Sacrifice for Sins – Hebrews 10:12

Salvation, my – Psalms 27:1

Same Yesterday, Today, Forever – Heb 13:8

Savior of the Body – Ephesians 5:23

Savior of the World – John 4:42

Scapegoat – Leviticus 16:8 & John 11:49-52

Scepter of Israel – Numbers 24:17

Sent One – John 9:4

Separate from Sinners – Hebrews 7:26

Serpent in the Wilderness – John 3:14

Shadow of the Almighty – Psalms 91:1

Shadow of a Great Rock – Isaiah 32:2

Shelter – Psalms 61:3

Shepherd, my – Psalms 23:1

Shield – Psalms 84:9

Sin, for us – 2 Cor.5:21

Son of God – John 1:49

Son of Man – John 1:51

Song, my – Isaiah 12:2

Spiritual Rock – 1 Cor.10:4

Star out of Jacob – Numbers 24:17

Stone the Builders Rejected – Matthew 21:42

Strength of My Life – Psalms 27:1

Stronghold in the Day of Trouble – Nahum 1:7

Strong Tower – Proverbs 18:10

Stronger than the enemy – Luke 11:22

Sun of Righteousness – Malachi 4:2

T

Tabernacle of God – Revelation 21:3

Tender Plant – Isaiah 53:2

Testator – Hebrews 9:16

Treasure – 2 Cor.4:7

True Bread from Heaven – John 6:32

True Light – John 1:9

True Vine – John 15:1

Truth – John 14:6

U

Undefiled – Hebrews 7:26

Unspeakable Gift – 2 Cor.9:15

Upholder of All things – Hebrews 1:3

Upright – Psalms 92:15

V

Very God of Peace – 1 Thessalonians 5:23

Very Present Help in Trouble – Psalms 46:1

Victory – 1 Cor.15:54

Vine – John 15:5

Voice – Revelation 1:12

W

Way – John 14:6

Well of Living Waters – John 4:14

Wisdom of God – 1 Cor.1:24

Wise Master Builder – 1 Cor.3:10

Witness of God – 1 John 5:9

Wonderful – Isaiah 9:6

Word – John 1:1 – Revelation 19:13

Worthy – Revelation 4:11

Worthy Name – James 2:7

X

Exceeding Great Reward – Genesis 15:1

Excellency – Job 13:11

Excellency of Our God – Isaiah 35:2

Excellent – Psalms 8:1

Express Image of His Person – Hebrews 1:3

Y

Young Child – Matthew 2:11

Yes and Amen – 2 Cor 1:20

Z

Zeal of the Lord of Hosts – Isaiah 37:32

Zeal of your House – John 2:17


Gathering of Friends

Hear from Andrea Z and Christine M as they share how God is working in their lives. Bring your girlfriends and enjoy an encouraging night out with friends.

Friday, August 11
7:00-8:30pm – Common Grounds
Ages: 5th grade to 99 years

RSVP here.