KidsQuest 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
Register for Nursery
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)
Register for Children’s Church
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
Register for Sunday School
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
Tues 3:30-5pm, DuJardin Elementary School
Register for Crossroads Kids Club
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.
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.
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.
A foundational aspect of Awana Club is to learn and apply God’s Word to life!
We’ve collected a list of ideas for helping children memorize the Bible:
- Ask them to say the verses twice and ask them what the verse means
- Ask them to read the verse to themselves 3 times before they practice with you
- Sometimes it helps to sing the song or make up hand motions
- Try breaking the verse into segments while memorizing
- Write out the verse
- Ask them to keep repeating it
- Use 3×5 index cards and write a word or two on each card and then lay the verse out on the table word side up. Cards are flipped over to hide a word one card at a time, saying the verse one or two times each time a new card is flipped. Eventually all the cards are flipped over.
Saturday October 28 is a day for families and fun in the Village of Bloomingdale at the annual Halloween Party. Bloomingdale Church strives to be actively involved in our community. At the Oct 28 community event, we will be partnering with the Bloomingdale Public Library to provide free face painting.
How can you help? Be a face painter!
We’re looking for at least 15 volunteers from 12-1:30pm and 15 volunteers from 1:30-3pm. Please wear a Bloomingdale Church shirt (if you have one).
You do not need to be a skilled artist! We will have a one-page “menu of options” of easy designs for kids to choose from.
Need some practice? Come to a fun, non-committal practice session on Sunday October 22 at 12:30pm in Common Grounds. Pizza lunch included. Attending the practice session is not required.
Contact Morgan, Children’s Director: email@example.com / 630.894.0090