KidsQuestKid’s Quest include all children from birth through 6th grade. Kids make friends, have fun, and learn about faith in a safe and welcoming environment. We place a high priority on the safety of children. Adults and assisting teens that work with children are screened and trained.

High-energy game time, music, awards, and values learning
Age 2 – 6th grade

Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm (Sep-Apr)
Register for Awana

Looking for a safe and welcoming club for kids? Kids enjoy fun with friends, playing organized gym games, singing with a band, learning the Bible, and earning awards. Dedicated volunteers invest in each child. Club shirt, book, bag, and incentives included with $25 supplies fee. 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).  Practical adult courses are also offered during Awana.

A safe and welcoming place for infants and toddlers
Ages 0-3 years old
Available during all weekend services and Sunday education hour

Workers welcome children to story time and free play with toys, music, crafts, books, a train table, and play gym. There is a room for infants and crawlers, and a room for toddlers.  (Read – Nursery Policies)

A special space to explore faith through story and free play
Sat 5:30pm: Age 4 – 4th grade
Sun 8:30 & 11am: Age 3 – 4th grade (Preschool Class: 3 years – Kindergarten; Elementary Class: 1st-4th grade)

At the halfway point of every weekend service (Sat 5:30pm, Sun 8:30 & 11am), children are invited to Children’s Church. It is a special space where children participate in a Bible story time and enjoy free play with music, puppets, crafts, dress-up, arts, and more.

5th & 6th grade youth group developing friendships and applying Biblical truths to life
Sun 9:45-10:45am (Aug-May) & Wed 6:55-8:30pm (Sep-Apr)

At Sunday Morning Pak, we meet in our PAK Room (9:45-10:45am) to talk about issues we face daily as pre-teens. We look to the Bible as our guidebook. We enjoy offsite activities like “Fast Food Frenzy” and participate in an annual drama.

Learn the Bible through stories, art, cooking, movies, games, and science experiments
Ages 3 – 4th grade
Sun 9:45-10:45am

Join us as we learn God’s Word in a new way each week. Each Sunday, your class will “rotate” through storytelling, art, cooking, movies, games, and science experiments as we learn stories from the Bible.

Free after-school club with snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group
1st-5th grade
Tues 3:30-5pm, DuJardin Elementary School

Children at DuJardin Elementary School (Bloomingdale) are invited to Crossroads Kids Club on Tuesdays after school. Club highlights include a Bible story, small groups led by a KidsQuest worker, games, and snack.

Kicking off each summer, a free camp where kids (completed K-6th) enjoy dramas, games, live music, crafts, fishing, and friends
Children who have completed Kindergarten-6th grade
Third week of June, 9:30am-12:45pm

Kids love coming for the fun-filled story times, crafts, high-energy games, and fishing. Each day starts with an exuberant large group program with drama and music presented by the teens. Kids are divided into classes by grade level. Rounding out this week of fun is a free party for our community at Sunnyside Park (Bloomingdale) on Friday evening.


Alpha Gather 2017

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)


Welcoming Morgan, Children’s Ministry Director

By Morgan L on August 25, 2017

Meet Morgan, her husband Mickey, and their son Adrian. Morgan began her role as the Children’s Ministry Director at Bloomingdale Church on August 21, 2017.

Morgan and Mickey grew up in Colorado and came to know Christ at an early age. Morgan was active in Sunday school, Awana, and children’s church which gave her a firm foundation in who God is and what the Bible says. She is very excited to be serving as Children’s Ministry Director and hopes to help support the amazing programs in place and encourage young minds to seek Jesus. Morgan attended Colorado Christian University and graduated with a degree in Liberal Arts/Elementary Education. For the last six years, Morgan has been teaching, in the US as well as in the United Arab Emirates. Mickey is a student at Moody Bible Institute; he enjoys ultimate frisbee, playing games, watching movies, playing and listening to music, and all things nerdy. Morgan loves crafting, grammar, cooking/baking, reading, verse mapping, and bullet journaling. They both love playing with their energetic son, Adrian.

What does the Children’s Ministry Director do? The role includes: People Care & Prayer (children/parents, guest assimilation, volunteer development), Children’s Outreach Programs & Events (Check-In, Children’s Church, Crossroads Kids Club, Awana Club, outreach events, Day Camp, Sunday School), NextGen Staff roles, and Pastoral Staff roles.

 

 


Programs & Events for Kids – Fall 2017

AWANA CLUB
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)
Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/awana
High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible

SUNDAY SCHOOL
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)

CHILDREN’S CHURCH
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

NURSERY
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
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Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/crossroads
Children enjoy snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group at free after-school program

CHILD DEDICATION
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(Coffeehouse)
We start with food, coffee, and hanging out.

  • Aug 20-Sep 17: We 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, led by Mike & Gia W.  Download/read free “You & Me Forever book” or use the free app.
  • Sep 24-Dec17: We are hosting the Financial Peace University Course, led by veterans Ken & Valerie K.   Attendees are asked to watch weekly video before attending each class. Course materials have a one-time membership fee – gives you access to the FPU online resources; you can attend future FPU classes as often as you like.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT “GATHER” – YOUNG FAMILIES GROUP
Gather Group – 2nd/4th Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm (Coffeehouse)
Young Families Small Group – 1st/3rd/5th Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm

Come to “Taste of” event on Sep 6.  Group beings Sep 13
A group community including friendship and growth through teaching, song, and prayer.  Contact natek@bloomingdalechurch.org

WEDNESDAY NIGHT COURSES
Wednesdays 6:45-8pm, beginning Sep 13.  Come to “Taste of” event on Sep 6.
“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.


Day Camp 2017 – Friday

“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!

Friday’s Program