Dec 1 at Friday Night Coffeehouse is our annual ‘Holiday Tournament’ for 7-12th Grade.
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Where: 264.Coffeehouse at Bloomingdale Church
When: Friday, Dec 1 from 6:30-11pm
Doors open – 6:30pm
Brief special speaker & Tournament Rules – 7pm
Double-Elimination Tournament begins – 7:30pm
Note: Jr. High/High School tournament will be separate tournaments pending on number of total teams. Be aware if your team is mixed Jr. High and High School students.
Teams are to be 4-6 members.
– Got more than 6? Create a second team! (Students may NOT switch teams throughout the tournament–only one team per student.
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Students from all surrounding areas are welcome to invite students to participate.
Included by not limited to Glenbard North High School, Glenbard West High School, Glenbard East High School, Lake Park High School, Addison Trail High School, Marquardt Middle School, Westfield Middle School, Stratford Middle School, Roselle Middle School, and Jay Stream Middle School.
Remy H., a student we met through Crossroads Kids Club at DuJardin Elementary School, was dedicated on October 29th. After attending Crossroads and receiving a Bible, Remy asked if he could go through the dedication process. We are so thankful that he had the desire to acknowledge God’s love for him and commit to praying for him as he continues to grow in his faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
When we dedicate children, we celebrate the life of the child and ask the parents and the church body to raise up the child to know God. We desire to come alongside one another to “encourage us in our faith journey,” which includes how we raise our children. Because parenting can be so challenging, we dedicate children as an admission of our own faults, praying that God will help us parent our children well.
Watch Remy’s dedication video here.
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There are 60 million adult survivors of child sexual abuse in the United States today. One in four women and one in six men were sexually abused before they turned 18. Most never tell, and the problem is getting worse. Our society has become wildly sexualized, and the more sexualized the environment, the more dangerous it is for our children.
We need to do something about this. We have to stop the abuse before it happens.
A community-oriented organization – Bloomingdale Church’s mission is to be a safe and welcoming place, both in our programs and as a positive imprint in our community.
In an ongoing effort to care for and protect our children and teens, Bloomingdale Church has partnered with Truth Alliance Foundation to offer a free seminar to our community entitled: “Child Predators: How to Spot Them, How to Stop Them.”
Saturday, January 27 – Bloomingdale Church
8:30am – Hot, fresh breakfast
9-10:30am – Seminar (childcare available)
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Why offer a seminar?
When enough people become informed, they can carry the message to the rest of their community through the PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Park District programs, and so on. Additionally, the informed can begin to recognize the predators and take the steps necessary keep them away from our children. They can begin to identify the signs of abuse and take action to stop it.
Who is the speaker?
Tom Hampson has an extensive law enforcement background including 45+ years as an investigator, directing sexual predator investigations in 20+ countries, co-authored Illinois laws for child protection and developed a model for prosecution of sexual predators. Tom’s current focus is educating groups how to spot and keep sexual predators out of their organizations.
Each year, we hold the Awana Food Drive to restock the food pantry we have onsite to help people in need. It’s a practical way to help kids learn what it means to give and serve others. Jesus modeled servant leadership and we hope that this event will encourage even the youngest Awana members to consider the needs of others.
Clubbers received (Nov 1) a plastic bag to fill with non-perishable food items and return the bag to Awana the following week (Nov 8). The church Deacons Team collect the bags and restocks the food pantry with the items for people in our community.