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.


Party with the PAK

By Chelsea C on June 8, 2017

It was a warm night at the end of May. Anticipation was rising as the kids were about to show up. Music pumping, crafts set out, check-in ready—all that’s left is to wait.

Finally, the kids started pouring in. A kid checked in, wrote a prayer request and put it in the jar, went into the room and got water or started doing a craft. As each student entered, I got to chat with them and hear about their latest adventures. After a while, we started some ice breaker games including the Name Game, where you get to hit each other (gently) with a noodle, and Never Have I Ever. Laughter filled the air!

It was a beautiful evening, so we moved the party outside. The kids competed in groups of four to see who could get be the first person to get 10 gummy bears out of the tin full of whipped cream. It was intense, to say the least! They all looked like cute, little Gibbon monkeys when they were done with white completely covering their faces! Next up, we blew up balloons and had the kids pair up. They got to cover their balloon with shaving cream and then had to race to shave it all off without popping the balloon. Only one team had their balloon pop. The night ended with a splash – water balloon toss! After all the playing, it was time to fill hungry bellies so we had snacks. We had a cereal bar where kids combined the most unthinkable of cereals. Wednesday nights have easily become my favorite night of the week!

If you are going into 5th or 6th grade, join us next time!
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, Jun 28, Jul 12, 26, Aug 9 – PAK Room


Summer PAK Parties

Summer is a great time to go outside and do crazy activities with friends. PAK Parties are for incoming 5th and 6th graders to get together and have some epic fun and build friendships. There will be snacks and games every week. Oh, and it’s FREE! We encourage students to wear clothes they don’t mind getting wet/dirty or bring a change of clothes/towel due to the fun in store for them.

Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm – PAK Room  [May 17, 31; Jun 28; Jul 12, 26; Aug 9]

Interested in helping in a small way? We’re looking for people who would enjoy providing snacks once for the students. Please contact Chelsea at chelseac@bloomingdalechurch.org.


KidsQuest Summer & Fall Events 2017

A safe and welcoming place for your family. We hope you can join us.

SUMMER – KIDS & FAMILIES

DAY CAMP
June 13-16 (Tuesday-Friday), 9:30am-12:45pm.  Sign up: bloomingdalechurch.org/daycamp
Kids (completed K-6) enjoy dramas, games, live music, crafts, fishing, and new friends

CHILDREN’S CHURCH & NURSERY
Sat 5:30pm: Nursery – Age 0-3 & Children’s Church – Age 4 – 4th grade
Sun 8:30 & 11am: Nursery – Age 0-3 & Children’s Church Age 3 – 4th grade

FAMILY OPEN GYM

Sundays 9:45-10:45, June-July
Conversations and coffee with other adults while your kiddos get out their energy.  (At least one guardian must be present)

SUMMER SUNDAY NIGHT COOKOUTS
Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6, 5:30-8:30pm
Families hanging out, playing lawn games, having a campfire. Bring your own meat

FRIENDSHIP PARTIES
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm – July 12,19, 26
Families eat a home-cooked meal together. Kids enjoy their own supervised party, adults have real-life conversations about non-threatening questions

PAK PARTIES
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm – May 17, 31, Jun 28, July 12, 26, Aug 9 (Meet in PAK room)
Going into 5th/6th grade this fall? Come hang out and have some ridiculous fun with friends.

PARTY IN THE PARK
Fri Aug 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Free party for your entire family at Sunnyside Park (across street from church)
including food, music, water balloons, games, and Gagaball

SUMMER – YOUTH

JR HIGH BRIDGE GROUPS
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm – Jun 7, 21, July 5, 19, Aug 16
 (Meet at Chelsea & Jarrod’s – Brown house on campus, lower level)
Going into 7th/8th grade this fall?  We’re hanging out and being friends together.

FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE
Fridays, 6:30-9:30pm
A safe and welcoming youth community center every Friday Night  for students going into 7-12th grade

For complete list of 7th-12th grade youth events, go to bloomingdalechurch.org/teens

FALL

FALL KICK OFF PARTY
Aug 20, 9:45am
Fall Sunday School is back, so let’s celebrate with music, games, crafts and prizes

PAK
Every Sunday 9:45am, beginning Aug 20
5th & 6th grade youth group developing friendships and applying Biblical truths to life.

SUNDAY SCHOOL
Learn about the Bible through a rotation of activities including story time, art projects, watching a movie with popcorn, cooking, playing games, and doing a science experiment.
Every Sunday 9:45am, beginning Aug 20

AWANA KIDS CLUB
Come to “A Taste of Awana” on Sep 6
Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/awana
High-energy game time, large group, and learning about the Bible

CROSSROADS KIDS CLUB
Register: bloomingdalechurch.org/kidsclub
A free club, for children at DuJardin Elementary School, with snack, games, Bible lesson, and small group. 

CHILDREN’S CHURCH
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: ages 4 – 4th grade
Sundays, 8:30 & 11am: ages 3 – 4th grade

NURSERY
A safe and welcoming place for 0 to 3 year olds
Saturdays, 5:30pm & Sundays, 8:30 & 11:00am
Sundays, 9:45 – Every Sunday 9:45 beginning Aug 13


Kids Had a Blast Serving at the Bunny Bash 2017

By Victoria Paul on April 13, 2017

Bloomingdale Church loves being involved serving our community. Our volunteers provided a workforce at the Annual Bunny Bash and Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Lions Club and Bloomingdale Park District.

Kids received a balloon animal made just for them, got their faces painted, played in three different bouncy houses, and enjoyed a gourmet ice cream sundae (donated by Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream) with lots of whipped cream and sprinkles. The Easter Bunny made an appearance and took pictures with the children as well. Thank you, Bloomingdale Park District for letting us participate with you and the Lions Club in the 2017 Bunny Bash.

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