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)
High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible
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)
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
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
Children enjoy snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group at free after-school program
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 email@example.com
WEDNESDAY NIGHT COURSES
Wednesdays 6:45-8pm, beginning Sep 13. Come to “Taste of” event on Sep 16
“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.
“Is it really the last day of Day Camp?”
Proud parents streamed in and witnessed much of what their children learned at the closing program. They saw their children recite the Bible verses they learned, and sing their favorite song from camp.
Every child was able to walk through themed park days with dramas, songs, crafts, and lessons teaching that God is our King, our friend, and has uniquely created each of us. The good news about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection was shared during today’s closing session, such as in the closing song, “Lord I lift your Name on High.”
“Can I come back?”
While Day Camp may be over, you can continue building upon all that your children have learned and friendships they’ve made! You can join Bloomingdale Church for one of its many weekend gatherings, children’s programs, or practical adult groups. We hope you experienced God’s love in tangible ways this week, and we’ll see you soon!
Welcome to our third day of Day Camp 2017, “Friendship National Park”! This time, let’s see today’s activities through the eyes of Lindsey, a kindergartner.
“Do you remember your verse for today, Lindsey?” She replies, word perfect, with John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should have eternal life.” So starts Lindsey’s day in her classroom, the “Raccoon Lodge.” In reality, this whole week has reflected that truth! Speaking of reflections, during today’s opening session, “Mirror Lake,” Lindsey learned how she was lovingly created by God, and has a special purpose for her life. She learned that her image is uniquely reflected back to her when she looks in a lake, like a mirror. She laughed when saw a S’more arguing with itself–how silly! The chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow are all needed for a delicious treat! And so are all God’s children uniquely made in his image, able to help others in all kinds of special ways. After craft time, games, and snacks, she recited John 3:16 once more to her teacher before she left. She loves that verse and can’t wait to come back tomorrow. It’s hard to believe that there’s only one more day left–we hope that it’s amazing!
Let’s join Max, a 3rd grader, who has returned to “Friendship National Park” for another day of adventures: this time to “Tadpole and Caterpillar Marsh!”
First, Max saw all of his new friends again in his classroom, “Squirrel Hollow.” He learned about teamwork with his fellow hikers, and has continued memorizing verses from the Bible like Nehemiah 9:17 and John 3:16 about God’s grace, compassion, and forgiveness–and he did a very good job! During today’s opening program, he sang and danced to a new song, “The Big Oak Tree.” He saw characters like Mario, Luigi, Bowser, and Princess Peach learning how to be good friends by forgiving each other. He even got to see how Jesus is our best friend because he makes it possible to receive God’s forgiveness and have a relationship with Him. He designed a glass frame with eye-dazzling colors for his craft, and played water games where everyone got soaked. Fortunately, Max was able to wind down in Squirrel Hollow with his friends afterwards because he was so tired from all the exciting activities. When his mom came to pick him up, he said, “I can’t wait until we go to ‘Mirror Lake’ tomorrow!”
Your child received a take home that they can complete and bring back for points. Just in case it did not make it home, click to open Wednesday’s Take Home.