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 email@example.com.
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)
A safe and welcoming place for your family. We hope you can join us.
SUMMER – KIDS & FAMILIES
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 (two classes: 3 years old-Kindergarten, 1st-4th grade)
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)
SUMMER SUNDAY NIGHT COOKOUTS
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.
PARTY IN THE PARK
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.”
SUMMER – YOUTH
JR HIGH BRIDGE GROUPS
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.
FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE
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 bloomingdalechurch.org/youth
FALL KICK OFF PARTY
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
AWANA KIDS CLUB
High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible
Come to “A Taste of Awana” on Sep 6
CROSSROADS KIDS CLUB
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
Teens are finding what they are looking for at Bloomingdale Church’s Coffeehouse. Although the games, music, snacks, and the coffee are popular, they are not what brings students back every Friday night. Claire L (13, Glenbard East HS in Lombard) told us, “It’s like a family.”
Life is confusing, scary and lonely. Whether you are homeschooled or attending a large public school, junior high and high school are a particularly challenging time in development. No matter how solitary of a life you create for yourself, you have a natural need to fit in somewhere. Mark F (16, Glenbard North HS in Carol Stream) told us, “These people are going to care for you, care about you. They’re going to genuinely want to know what’s going on in your life and they’re going to pray for you. I don’t think there’s anything else like that.”
Why is Coffeehouse different? Because it was developed as a safe and welcoming community center—properly supervised by fun adults who care.
Grant P (16, Roselle) told us, “It’s pretty much like home, I can’t imagine life without it.”
All teens are encouraged to bring friends. No one is expected to be comfortable walking in alone, but we guarantee no one will be alone for long. Check us out.
*Quotes are from ACTUAL REAL LIVE TEENS from Bloomingdale Church. No teens were harmed or harassed in the writing of this story.