Sundays | 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook
10:00 a.m. | Butterfield

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Christ Church Kids

Christ Church Kids | Birth–Grade 5

Children are a vital part of the church today. Every week during all worship, our team of faith mentors teach the Bible and lead worship, spurring our children to love Jesus wholeheartedly and carry His light into their world. Christ Church Kids is a place where kids ages birth–grade 5 receive tangible expressions of God's grace and truth through fun, age-appropriate activities.

Currently, at our Oak Brook campus, we are undergoing construction in some of our classroom spaces.  Your child's nametag that you print on Sundays will have the correct room assignment. Click the button below to view updates. 

Christ Church Kids meets every Sunday during both worship services with the exception of a few holidays. Please take a moment to register your child before arriving on Sunday. Registering will allow for an easy check-in.

Release On Own | Grades 4 and 5
If you have a child in grade 4 or 5 who wishes to be released from class on his or her own without a parent or guardian showing a security pick-up tag to the teacher, please click on the Register Your Child link above and choose the RELEASE ON OWN class. Be sure to set up a common meeting spot for your family. and show your child where it is located.

Sunday Check-in Process & Security Pick-up Tag
We recommend arriving 10–15 minutes before service to have ample time to park, check in your kids, and walk them to their classrooms. You will find parking spaces near the church doors labeled for new visitors you are welcome to use. If you enter the church through doors 1 or 17, you will find our Christ Church Kids Check-in area in The Commons. A greeter will be able to point you in the right direction, and a member of our Christ Church Kids team will then guide you through the check-in process. 

Early Check-in Available on the Christ Church Connect App
For faster check-in, you can download the Christ Church Connect App. On Sundays before arriving, you can open the app and click on your profile picture to find “Pre Check-in”. Choose your child's class and then a QR code will appear that you will scan at a kiosk. After scanning the QR code, your child's nametag and security pick-up tag will print for you. Early Check-in only works if your child has been pre-registered.

Gather Sunday | February 11 | Grades 1–5
Most Christ Church Kids say this is the most fun Sunday of the month! Gather is a large group setting with fun games, crafts and worship. See Christ Church Kids Gather Sunday below for details.

What is Family Worship?
There are several Sundays throughout the year that we encourage our families to worship together with their children. There may be times during Family Worship when child care is available for children 4 years old and younger. Family Worship is typically scheduled on holiday weekends. We will post these dates here and on social media.

Stay up to date!
If you would like to learn about our special events like the Bible Class for grades 3–5, Easter Eggstravaganza, summer camps, VBS, and special events, please Subscribe to our quarterly e-Newsletter! We will email you with information relevant to the age group you specify.

You can also sign up for text alerts by texting @cc-kidzone to 81010.

Finally, you can follow us on Facebook and on Instagram.

Contact Jennie Amidei if you have any questions.

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    Vacation Bible School
    June 17–21 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook
    June 24–28 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Butterfield

    $50

    June 17–21 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook 
    June 24–28 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Butterfield 

    VBS Oak Brook Grades 1–5 is full and we closed the elementary waitlist. When the Pre-K–Kindergarten class is full, please email Jennie Amidei to be added to the Pre-K–Kingergarten waitlist.

      

    VBS is for children who are potty-trained and 4 years old by June 1 through incoming grade 5.

    Dive into an amazing undersea VBS adventure where you'll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God! Join us this summer for Scuba where you will plunge into a Bible-rich program grounded in hands-on, multi-sensory learning experience that everyone will be talking about for years to come. Make sure to bring your friends along as we will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about!

    During VBS, your child will experience large group worship and then rotate to different interactive stations to further explore that day's Bible lesson. They will enjoy and learn through music, cinema, a Bible story and games.

    All children who attend VBS will be invited with their families to church the Sunday after VBS. You can drop off your child at Christ Church Kids while you attend 9:00 or 10:45 a.m. worship at Oak Brook or 10:00 worship at Butterfield. The children will be singing the VBS songs in their Sunday classes. So mark your calendar because we would love to have you join us too! To save time on Sunday morning you can register ahead: Register Your Child | Oak Brook or Register Your Child | Butterfield. Then you will be able to check-in your child at the check-in area when you arrive which will print out a nametag for your child and a security pick-up tag for you.

    Please note refunds will not be given after May 1.

    Vacation Bible School Volunteers
    We are looking for VBS Volunteers. We welcome students who are incoming Grades 6–12. We will ask all volunteers to attend a training and have a current volunteer application on file. We will also be asking for some volunteers to help with at-home material prep and in-person decorations at our decoration open house on June 14 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Please send Jennie Amidei an email if you would like to receive information about at-home material prep and decorating for VBS.

                     

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    Child care for volunteers will be available at VBS Oak Brook, however we will NOT have child care available at VBS Butterfield. 

    Decorations | At-home Projects & Decorating Open Houses
    We will be looking for volunteers to register to complete projects at home and to help us set-up, decorate and tear down at Oak Brook and Butterfield. Mark your calendars for June 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28 to help set up and tear down. If you want to be emailed more details about at-home projects, decorating, and tear down dates, please email Jennie Amidei to let her know.

    If you have questions about Oak Brook, contact Jennie Amidei
    If you have questions about Butterfield, contact Cathy Fiala

     

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    Preschool Soccer Camp
    May 28–31 | 8:30–10:00 a.m.
    Butterfield 

    May 28–31 | 8:30–10:00 a.m. | Butterfield
    Cost | $45

    Camp is full. Please register if you are interested in placing your child on the waitlist.

    Do you have a preschooler that has lots of energy? Would they like to kick the ball around and learn some soccer skills? All kids, ages 3–5 (potty trained) are welcome to join our week-long soccer camp. Registration is required. See you there!

    Questions? Contact our Early Childhood Children’s Ministry Director, Jordan Stevens at jstevens@ChristChurch.us.

     

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    Rock ‘N Canoe | Elementary Summer Camp
    July 14–16 | Grades 4 & 5

    July 14–16, 2024 |  Baraboo, WI 
    Incoming Grades 4 & 5 
    Cost | $355

    Camp is full. Please register if you are interested in placing your child on the waitlist.

    Join in on an exciting adventure at Rock ‘N Canoe Summer Camp! Bring a friend! This is a great chance for the kids to be away on their own, meet new friends, build stronger relationships, and try new experiences like rock climbing and canoeing. Above all, they will have the chance to develop the most life-impacting, valuable relationship of all–a friendship with Jesus! We will take busses early morning from our Oak Brook campus on July 14 to Expeditions Unlimited and return from camp on busses arriving to church in Oak Brook after dinner on July 16.

    Questions? Contact our Children's Ministry Assistant, Jennie Amidei 

    Camp and Medication Forms
    Your camper is not fully registered until the first two online forms listed below are submitted. By clicking "submit", you are handing in forms. As camp approaches, please be sure you have submitted the Authorization to Administer Medication Form if you are sending medication with your camper.
    Online Camp Forms | Due immediately
    Online Required Medication Form | Due immediately
    Online Authorization to Administer Medication Form | Due 3 weeks before camp

    Refund Policy: Please be aware that Christ Church will extend full refunds for cancellations for summer trips through March 1. If you cancel after March 1, your deposit will not be refunded. If you cancel within 7 days of departure, we are unfortunately unable to give any refund, as we will have already paid for food, lodging and buses.

    Rock 'N Canoe Bucks | Purchase by July 1
    RNC Bucks will be used by campers to purchase snacks and souvenirs – no cash will be accepted at camp. Bucks are sold in $10 denominations, and you will need to purchase these online by JULY 1. Candy is $1–$2 and souvenirs are $10–$20. Refunds will not be given–all excess will be placed into the camp scholarship fund for Rock 'N Canoe.

    RNC Camp Adult Leaders
    All leaders must have attended church at Christ Church for 6 months prior to camp. Rock 'N Canoe cannot happen without the help of our parent/adult leaders. Leaders ride the bus with the campers to and from Wisconsin. Leaders are paired with a co-leader and sleep in the cabin with their small group. You can preference if you would or would not like to be with your child. All leaders are paired with the same gender small group. Leaders are expected to participate in activities with their group daily. Questions for small group discussions will be provided.

    RNC Camp Student Leaders | Incoming Grade 11–College
    All leaders must have attended church at Christ Church for 6 months prior to camp. Students in college, and incoming grades 11–12 are eligible to be cabin co-leaders for Rock ‘N Canoe. Those serving will have an opportunity to walk alongside some awesome kiddos. There is a student application process which includes a review by our Pastor of Family Ministries. Student leaders will be asked to pay a fee to cover the cost of room and board. If you are interested, please email Jennie Amidei.

    How to Pay Your Balance
    Watch this short tutorial on how to pay your balance or to check if you purchased RNC Bucks.

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    Bible Class and Celebration | Grades 3–5
    Postponed | Oak Brook & Butterfield

    Bible Class | Sundays during worship services 
    Bible Celebration | Postponed
    Oak Brook & Butterfield

    Due to delays with our LIFT renovations in our kids and student spaces at our Oak Brook campus, we have decided it is best we postpone our Bible Class until after Easter. We will post updates here once we have new dates and registration for the class and celebration. Thank you for your understanding.

    Students in Grades 3–5 are at an exciting stage of spiritual development as they begin to learn how to navigate the Bible and seek ways to express their own personal relationship with God. The Children’s Ministry team would like to partner with families to help celebrate this important faith milestone by providing your child with their very own Bible.

    This is an opportunity for your child to attend Bible class every Sunday during either worship service in February. The students will explore their new Bibles with their faith mentors, ask questions and dive into the living Word of God! Bibles will be kept at church until March 3 when they will be presented to all the children who were in the Bible class at the Bible Celebration during the worship service. Registration is required for participation in the Bible Class and Celebration at Oak Brook.

    Please note that many students in grades 4 and 5 have already attended this class. There will will be the regular Christ Church Kids classes on Sundays for those students.

    If you would like to be a part of this special time in your child's life and help facilitate activities in class at either campus, please email Jennie Amidei. A guide will be provided to you and teachers will be present leading the class.

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    Christ Church Kids Gather Sundays
    9:00 & 10:45 a.m.
    Oak Brook

    February 11 | 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Fellowship Halls

    Elementary children (Grades 1–5) experience being in community with one another on the second Sunday of each month during the school year (with a few exceptions). Join us for games, activities, crafts, prizes, worship, a Bible lesson and a whole lot of fun. Signs will be posted on Gather Sundays to remind your children to go to Fellowship Halls. Please don't forget to still check in at a kiosk.

    Invite a friend and bring your Bible. It is definitely a Sunday you will not want to miss!

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    Young Families Monthly Meet-ups 
    April 21 | 10:15–10:45 a.m.
    Oak Brook | Discovery Center

    Young Families Community

    Interested in connecting with other young families? Come hang with us at a Monthly Meet-up, Family Dinner and/or join a small group that meets weekly on Sundays. You can also subscribe to our text alerts–information is below.

    Monthly Meet-ups | 10:15–10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook
    April 21, May 12, and June 2
    At our Young Families Meet-ups we connect between services, 10:15–10:45 a.m. These gatherings fall on the same day as Christ Church Kids “Gather” Sundays for Grades 1–5 which occurs once a month. Typically families meet in our Discovery Center where your young children can play in the leaves while you get to know some of the other young families in our church. However, due to construction we have changed the location. You can ask a volunteer at our Check-in Desk on Sundays for the new location.

    Large Group and Family Dinner | 4:00–6:30 p.m 
    If you are interested in sharing friendship and/or a monthly meal with other young families, we would love to have you join us. We typically hold a program for the parents during the first hour of the large group while children attend child care then come together for a family dinner. Our next family dinner is planned for late spring so stay tuned. For more information, check out Young Families.

    Sunday Small Groups | 4:00–6:00 p.m | Various Locations
    Small groups meet in different homes. Find more information here.

    Receive Updates from Young Families Community
    To find out when registration opens for the next family dinner, receive reminders about monthly meet-ups, etc., text “FAMILY” to 630.206.3230. Email Julie Gaster with any questions.

     

     

     

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    Disability Ministry

    SERVING CHILDREN WITH ADDITIONAL NEEDS

    We believe in God's value for every human life, and we believe that Jesus loves every child dearly. Our Early Childhood and Children's Ministries are committed to helping provide a safe, welcoming environment where we can focus on loving Jesus with our heart, mind and soul.

    Our desire is to:

    1. Encourage each child to enjoy worshipping Jesus.
    2. Come alongside parents to encourage their spiritual nourishment.
    3. Secure a volunteer buddy to be with your child if needed.

    If you have a child with additional needs and would like to connect with us, please contact:

    Danielle Schaeffer | Disability Ministry Director | dschaeffer@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6754 ext. 231

    Steve Noble | Director of Family Ministries | snoble@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.3939

    Cathy Fiala I Family Ministry Coordinator - Butterfield I cfiala@ChristChurch.us I 630.321.6748

     

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    Christ Church Kids Volunteer
    Become a part of the Christ Church Kids Team!

    Christ Church Kids Volunteers

    Do you have a heart for serving children or for helping families check-in before service?

    Want to love, connect, learn from, guide and laugh alongside God’s children during our Christ Church Kids Sunday morning worship this school year? Learn more about our Christ Church Kids Team by watching our training video (link below) and submit an interest form (link below) so we can connect!


    Passcode: *7bbZ1?%

    Contact Jennie Amidei with any questions.

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    MOPS | Mothers of Preschoolers
    Select Wednesdays
    January 17–May 21 | 9:15–11:15 a.m.
    Oak Brook

    MOPS 2023–2024  | Select Wednesdays
    January 17–May 21
    9:15–11:15 a.m. | Fellowship Halls


    Christ Church MOPS believes in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. We rally women to help them become more brave, kind and honest by providing a safe and loving community to journey through motherhood. We know that mothering can be challenging at times, and so MOPS is here to create a space where moms can be themselves.

    Our specialty is serving moms. Whether you are a soon-to-be mom, first-time mom or seventh-time mom, you are welcome here. Whether you are an adoptive mom, young mom, seasoned mom, foster mom, stepmom or any other type of mom, you are welcome here.

    To receive updates via text, text WOMEN to 630.206.3597.

    Questions? Contact: MOPS | mops@ChristChurch.us

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    A Community for Moms with School-Aged Kids
    Select Wednesdays
    August 30–May 15 | 9:15–11:15 a.m.
    Oak Brook

    MOMSNext 2023-2024  | Select Wednesdays
    August 30, 2023 –May 15, 2024
    9:15–11:15 a.m. | Fellowship Halls


    Christ Church MOMSnext serves mothers of school-age kids, providing a safe and accepting community that helps you learn and grow as you journey through motherhood. During our time together, you will have a chance to enjoy a hot breakfast, socialize with other school-age moms, participate in great conversations and listen to relevant speakers

    To receive updates via text, text WOMEN to 630.206.3597.

    Questions? Contact: mops@ChristChurch.us

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    Discovery Center Open Play
    Temporarily Closed for Construction | November 6–September 9
    Oak Brook

    Discovery Center 

    Temporarily Closed for Construction | November 6–September 9 | Oak Brook



    CLOSURES | Construction 
    November 6, 2023–September 9, 2024 | Weekday Construction Closures
    February 1–March 15 | Sunday Closures

    Please visit this webpage frequently to stay on top of construction updates.

    Your kids through grade 5 will have a great time playing in the Oak Tree Climber, the Clubhouse and the puppet theater. 

    Please enter through door 1 or 17 and follow the signs to the check-in kiosks. You can save time and register here before arriving! Once you arrive you will check-in on the computer by entering your phone number, then nametags will print. Please place the nametag on your child and the security tag on yourself. This allows staff in the building to know you are a guest.

    We are looking forward to your visit. Please be present with your child(ren) for your entire visit to the Discovery Center.

    So that everyone has fun, please be sure that all children:

    • practice kindness and respect
    • remove their shoes before entering the Oak Tree Climber
    • use their inside voice
    • do not climb on the outside of the Clubhouse or the Oak Tree Climber
    • are accompanied to the restroom
    • pick up paper and debris
    • enjoy food and drink and clean up after themselves
    • keep their playtime to the Discovery Center
    • visit us for Sunday worship or other events to explore the rest of our building

    Please direct questions to Jennie Amidei.

    Christ Church is not responsible for any injuries or the security of your personal property.