If I were somewhere in the age of 3 to 6 years old, I would probably love going to Children’s Church. As the NextGen Pastor, I’ve sat amongst the children and I too have been mesmerized by teachers, like Ms Denise (pictured below). From her wealth of experience as a special education teacher in Glendale Heights, Ms Denise knows how to manage a classroom, making all children feel safe and loved. She always brings out a picture of Jesus, reminding children that they are loved by Him. In her classroom, we all are learners hearing the amazing stories of the Bible.
A safe and welcoming place for children, 0-3.
Ages 0-3 years old
Available during all weekend services and education hour
Children must be checked in by an adult
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
Children must be checked in by an adult.
At the halfway point of every weekend service (Sat 5:30pm, Sun 8:30 & 11am), children are invited to the KidsQuad (Elementary Class) and the West Nursery (Preschool Class) in the lower level for Children’s Church. It is a special space where a community of children come to encounter God by participating in a Bible storytime and engage with the story through free play with music, puppets, crafts, dress-up, arts, and more.
5th & 6th grade youth group developing friendships and applying Biblical truths to life
5th & 6th Grade
Sun 9:45-10:45am & Wed 6:55-8:30pm
We meet in our PAK Room (Sunday mornings, 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.” We also participate in an annual drama.
Learn the Bible through stories, art, cooking, movies, games, and science experiments
Ages 3 – 4th grade
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.
We have set aside spaces for parents with infants during the weekend worship hours:
- Nursery: A caring, safe place for infants, crawlers, and toddlers. Staffed by screened, qualified volunteers. Lower level Nursery Wing.
- Parent-Infant Room: A glassed space adjacent to the sanctuary where you and your infant can participate in the worship hour.
- Live Video Feed – Children’s Theater Room: A contained space where you and your infant/toddler can view the service comfortably if they are not yet ready for the nursery or infant room. Lower level Nursery Wing.
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.
Our Nursery volunteers like your kids. They will hold your baby or stack blocks with your crawler. They will play trains, prepare a snack, and make up silly stories for your toddler. They will do all this because they like your kids, and they love Jesus.
We hope we can assist you as you help your child learn about Jesus. That’s why we are using the Bible App Storybook Curriculum:
- The Bible Story App curriculum is designed to be used at home, as well as in the Nursery.
- We focus on one Bible Story each month.
- In the Nursery Toddler Room, children will be read the story using the Bible App for Kids Storybook during the three services. During the Sunday education hour between services, a Nursery volunteer will choose a learning element from the Adventure Book.
We like this resource because it has multifaceted at-home activities and the materials are free:
- Bible App for Kids (App Store / Google Play)
- Parent Guides – Adventure Book Pages
- Video Episodes on YouTube or Bible Stories on YouTube / Life.Church Roku App
During the month of December, Children’s Church classes made over 100 Christmas cards, lice-repellant spray bottles, and blankets for the Bloomingdale Church Homeless Ministry that serves in Albany Park, Chicago.
These service projects focused on the importance of serving and giving as an integral part of the Christian life. Since Jesus first loved us, we in turn show that love to others. The Children’s Church classes had a blast making their gifts, and learned about how showing love to others is a reflection of Christ’s love in their own lives. The classes had a blast listening to Christmas music and making their gifts over the month of December.
Thank you to Uzma L., Jasmyne R., and Michelle R. for serving as the Project Coordinators!