A Community of Parents with Young Children
Children are a vital part of the church today. They are not the next generation, they are part of our faith community now. We need them. They inspire us. At Christ Church we are passionate about creating environments where children and servant leaders can engage with one another and where we give space for the Holy Spirit to move and form these young hearts and minds. Creative teams teach the bible and lead worship, spurring our children to love Jesus wholeheartedly and carry His light into their world. Our Children’s Ministry is a place where kids ages birth-fifth grade receive tangible expressions of God's grace and truth amongst a vibrant, loving and caring community of faith.
Saturday | November 10, 2018 | 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Student Center | Oak Brook
Join our community of parents with young children (infant through 5th grade)! We gather on the second Saturdays of each month for interactive teaching, engaging conversations, encouragement in faith formation and fun family meals.
This coming month, we get to hear from our family pastor, Pete Stearns. He is excited to share his vision for family ministry here at Christ Church. We will have plenty of table time conversing about the three pillars of Tribe, Time and Talk. Our Thanksgiving themed family dinner from Boston Market will follow our time of discussion. Worship programming is provided for children from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Children join the family meal from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Save the date: the next gathering will be December 8, with white elephants!
Contact: Kathy Woods | firstname.lastname@example.org| 630.321.6782
Ages 4 - Grade 6
Weekly rehearsals begin Sunday, September 9 and run through December 16 and again from January 6 - April 28. Periodically present music in Sunday morning worship services, as well as Thanksgiving Day, Spirit Village, Messiah-CarolFest Concerts, Christmas Eve, and Palm Sunday; they will present a full musical in the spring. Detailed calendar will be provided via email, on the website and hard copy in September.
Children age 4 through 1st grade. Rehearses Sunday mornings from 8:45-9:15 in room 140. Note: Parents of 4 year olds are required to stay with their child at least through October to be sure they are ready for this experience.
Kids of the Kingdom Choir
Children in grades 2-6. Rehearses Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:00 in room 140. All Children's Choir participants will be escorted from their respective rehearsal to WonderZone, KidZone and COW for the remainder of each Worship hour. Parents may pick them up from those areas after service.
Special Needs 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:
- Encourage each child to enjoy worshipping Jesus.
- Come alongside parents to encourage their spiritual nourishment.
- 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:
Kathy Woods I Elementary Ministry I email@example.com | 630.321.3915
Christina Nicholaus I Early Childhood Ministry | firstname.lastname@example.org | 630.321.3901
The Discovery Center
Children enjoy playtime and activities in the Children's Discovery Center, an indoor playground built just for kids. It houses the Oak Tree Climber, a playhouse perfectly sized for children, a puppet theater, and plenty of floor space with obstacles for open play. The center is also used for Sunday morning children's worship, Preschool play, Early Childhood programs, special events, and open play time.
Open play is available for infants-5th graders only, when they are supervised by a parent or caregiver, who must remain present at all times.
Open play hours are as follows:
Closed Monday - Thursday, August 27th - 30th
Monday through Thursday 2 - 4 pm
DISCOVERY CENTER POLICIES
Please no climbing on the outside of the Climber and the Clubhouse.
- Food and drinks are allowed ONLY in the tiled-floor rooms
- Please keep our play area clean and return any equipment back to its proper place.
- Children MUST be supervised by an adult caregiver at all times
- Please help your child be safe and kind to others while playing
- Restrooms are in the yellow-tiled room.
- Diaper-changing station is in the restroom.
- Garbage receptacles are located throughout the play area for your use.
- Christ Church of Oak Brook is not responsible for any injuries or the security of your personal property.