Wednesdays

If you’ve ever driven on Glen Ellyn Road on a Wednesday evening, you may have noticed a lot of activity at Bloomingdale Church. From September-April, many people from the community enjoy adult and kid programming that prioritizes supporting you and your family.

A safe and welcoming club for kids

At Awana Club, kids (age 2 – 6th grade) enjoy fun with friends, playing organized gym games, singing, learning values, and earning awards.  Kids participate in age-specific groups: Puggles (age 2), Cubbies (ages 3-5), Sparks (K-1st-2nd), T&T (3rd-4th), or PAK (5th-6th). Kids are safely checked in and out. Dedicated volunteers invest in each child. Club shirt, book, bag, and awards included with $25 supplies fee.

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Practical “Video-and-Conversation” courses

We offer adults practical video-and-conversation courses during Awana, beginning with a free meal that you can enjoy as a family.*
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The Alpha Course
is a place to explore faith, ask questions, and share your point of view. (Meal begins at 6:15 and concludes at 8pm)

Financial Peace U offers helpful teaching to gain financial freedom. (6:15-8pm)

The Pre-Marriage & Marriage Course is a date night for couples to invest in their relationship. (6:15-8pm)

Divorce Care offers support for those struggling with divorce or separation. (6:30-8pm)

Gather  is a group community including friendship and teaching (2nd/4th Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm)

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*To accommodate families attending the family meal or parents attending a course: 1) Children can be checked-in starting at 6:10pm 2) Puggles & Cubbies (ages 0 – 5) may enter their classroom starting at 6:25pm 3) Sparks, T&T, and PAK (K-6th grade) can participate in a supervised open gym starting at 6:25pm.


What Are We Learning in Awana? Oct 2017

By Morgan L on October 10, 2017

What are kids, age 2-6th grade learning at Awana Club? We are learning a lot about God:

  • Puggles and Cubbies have been learning about the days of creation. What a powerful and creative God we serve!
  • Sparks have been going through the Konnect series (a resource from Life.Church) about our identity in Christ. Check out the videos we use!
  • In T&T, kids are learning that God is Truth, God is All-Powerful, God is Everywhere, and God is All-Knowing.
  • PAK students are going through the Sermon on the Mount. They recently discussed what it means to be salt and light to the world.

What is Alpha Gather?

By Nate Kugel on September 15, 2017

Alpha Gather is a group of about 30 people who gather once every other week for food, friendship, and growth through teaching, song, and prayer.

Alpha Gather is a group of people who gather, grow in their faith and friendships, and then go into service to the church and community.

FAQ

Is Alpha Gather for me?

  • Yes! All are welcome.
  • Newcomers who are looking to meet people.
  • People who have been around for a while but want to build deeper connections.
  • Alpha or Alpha 2.0 graduates who are looking for their next step.
  • Anyone looking to take the next step in exploring their faith.
  • Awana-clubber’s parents who are looking for something to do while their kids are having fun at Awana.

What is Alpha Gather like?

It’s laid-back like Alpha, but it’s also intentional about enabling you to continue in your faith journey.

What happens on a typical night at Alpha Gather?

  • Share food.
  • Sing a song or do creative activity to worship Jesus.
  • Read portions of the Bible, hear a short talk about following Jesus, or hear a faith story from a group member.
  • Pray and be prayed for.

What happens on the Wednesdays when Alpha Gather is off?

We’re glad you asked! If you’d like, you’ll have the opportunity to join a Community Group that meets on the off weeks. Whereas Alpha Gather is an opportunity to connect with a room full of people, the community group will give you a chance to go deeper with a tight-knit group.

When does Alpha Gather meet?

Alpha Gather meets twice monthly on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm.

It meets for 3 terms a year. Each term consists of 2 meetings per month for 3 months and during the 4th month of the term, the group will “go” and participate in hands-on service.

1st term: September, October, and November meetings; December Service.
2nd term: January, February, and March meetings; April Service.
3rd term: Monthly Summer Cookouts.

How do I sign-up?

Sign-up for Alpha Gather using this form.


“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles.” (Acts 2:42-43 ESV)


Hungry Hungry Humans?

4 teams. 4 laundry baskets. 8 scooters. 225 balloons. Infinite fun.

Have you ever played the classic board game “Hungry Hungry Hippos?” At the PAK January Gym Jam we played our own version of this game, except with students. Laying on scooters, they trapped those colorful balloons with laundry baskets to bring back to their team. The team with the most balloons at the end won the game. We had approximately 30 kids who came and participated and four new friends.

The PAK is a 5th & 6th grade youth group developing friendships and applying Biblical truths to life.  Join us Sundays at 9:45-10:45am (Aug-May), Wednesdays 6:30-8pm (Sep-Apr), and every other Wednesday 6:30-8pm (May-Aug).


Alpha Gather 2017– food, friendship, and growth through Bible reading, song, and prayer

By Nate Kugel on January 2, 2017

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to join an “IN” Group?

Alpha Gather is a group of about 30+ people from Bloomingdale, Addison, Glendale Heights, and surrounding towns who gather once every other week for food, friendship, and spiritual growth through Bible reading, song, and prayer.

Alpha Gather is a group of people who gather, grow in their faith and friendships, and then go into service to the church and community.

When Gather meets

Alpha Gather meets twice monthly on Wednesday nights from 6:35-7:55pm.

It meets for 3 terms a year. Each term consists of 2 meetings per month for 3 months and during the 4th month of the term, the group will “go” and participate in hands-on service.

Small Groups meet on Gather’s off weeks.

Spring 2017 schedule:

  • January 11 & 25
  • February 8 & 22
  • March 8 & 22
  • April: service project

Where Gather meets

  • #262 Glen Ellyn Rd. The Brick House on the church property.

Frequently Asked Questions

Alpha Gather – A Community to Continue after Alpha