KidsQuestKidsQuest 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
Sun 9:45-10:45am
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
1st-5th grade
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.


DuJardin Students Share the Love

By Morgan L on January 3, 2018

Each year, the kids who attend our Crossroads Kids Club at DuJardin Elementary help the homeless by putting together “Share the Love” bags. These bags are decorated by the kids and filled with helpful items like hats, deodorant, soap, and toothpaste. They are given to those who come to the Albany Park Soup Kitchen. The items used to stuff the bags were donated by the students and their families.

The kids decorated, filled, and prayed over the bags that will go to those in need this holiday season. While discussing why we were doing this activity, the kids recognized the importance of sharing happiness with others who may not feel loved all the time. In creating these bags, the students want to remind the recipients that they are loved, always.

 

We put lots of goodies into the bags
that will go to Albany Park

Decorating bags for the homeless.
This student wrote, “God loves you always.”


An Emoji Christmas [PAK Play]

The 5th and 6th graders of Bloomingdale Church presented “An Emoji Christmas” on Dec 16/17, 2017.


A DuJardin Student is Dedicated

By Morgan L on November 17, 2017

Remy H., a student we met through Crossroads Kids Club at DuJardin Elementary School, was dedicated at Bloomingdale Church on October 29, 2017.  After attending Crossroads and receiving a Bible, Remy asked if he could go through the child dedication process.  We are so thankful that he had the desire to acknowledge God’s love for him.  Remy’s parents, godparents, and our church family committed to praying for him as he continues to grow in his faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ.

What is Child Dedication?
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. It’s a community covenant to one another. At Bloomingdale Church, we dedicate children of any age.

Learn more about child dedication at Bloomingdale Church.


Awana Kids Serving the Community – Fall Food Drive

By Morgan L on November 6, 2017

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.