Most people long for deep, meaningful relationships. At Bloomingdale Church, we are seeking to cultivate that kind of community amongst the Young Adults.
This summer, we are intentionally seeking to build a Jesus-centered community through small group Bible reading and informal discussions, impromptu hang-out sessions, board game nights, picnics, potlucks, movies, bike rides, service projects, city outings, new cultural experiences—the possibilities are endless! We meet mostly on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm (location subject to change).
If you or anyone you know is interested in joining and helping build this community, contact email@example.com.
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.
It was a warm night at the end of May. Anticipation was rising as the kids were about to show up. Music pumping, crafts set out, check-in ready—all that’s left is to wait.
Finally, the kids started pouring in. A kid checked in, wrote a prayer request and put it in the jar, went into the room and got water or started doing a craft. As each student entered, I got to chat with them and hear about their latest adventures. After a while, we started some ice breaker games including the Name Game, where you get to hit each other (gently) with a noodle, and Never Have I Ever. Laughter filled the air!
It was a beautiful evening, so we moved the party outside. The kids competed in groups of four to see who could get be the first person to get 10 gummy bears out of the tin full of whipped cream. It was intense, to say the least! They all looked like cute, little Gibbon monkeys when they were done with white completely covering their faces! Next up, we blew up balloons and had the kids pair up. They got to cover their balloon with shaving cream and then had to race to shave it all off without popping the balloon. Only one team had their balloon pop. The night ended with a splash – water balloon toss! After all the playing, it was time to fill hungry bellies so we had snacks. We had a cereal bar where kids combined the most unthinkable of cereals. Wednesday nights have easily become my favorite night of the week!
If you are going into 5th or 6th grade, join us next time!
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, Jun 28, Jul 12, 26, Aug 9 – PAK Room
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!