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

Christ Church Kids

Family Worship | September 5
Childcare only for children 4 years old and under

Children are a vital part of the church today. During all our services, 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. Our Children’s Ministry is a place where kids ages birth-grade 5 receive tangible expressions of God's grace and truth through fun, age-appropriate activities.

Before coming to church on Sunday, we ask that you register your child for Sunday School for the 2022-23 school year using the Register Your Child link. If you are new to our church, please register all your children using the same link. Once you arrive to church, ask a greeter where to find a kiosk. At the kiosk, you will enter your phone number on the touchscreen. You will be able to choose a class for your child that corresponds with his or her age or grade. Once checked in, a nametag and a security pick-up tag will print. Place the nametag on your child and drop him or her off at class before the service starts. After the service, bring the security pick-up tag to your child’s class to hand to the teacher in order to pick up your child.

If you have already registered your children but have a child in either grade 4 or 5 who wishes to be released from class on his or her own, please fill out the Release on Own form. 

If you would like to hear about our special events like Bible Class, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Camp, and VBS, please Subscribe to Our Newsletter! We will email you with information relevant to the age group you specify. Contact Jennie Amidei if you have any questions.

 

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

    Christ Church Kids

    Family Worship | September 5
    Childcare only for children 4 years old and under

    Children are a vital part of the church today. During all our services, 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. Our Children’s Ministry is a place where kids ages birth-grade 5 receive tangible expressions of God's grace and truth through fun, age-appropriate activities.

    Before coming to church on Sunday, we ask that you register your child for Sunday School for the 2022-23 school year using the Register Your Child link. If you are new to our church, please register all your children using the same link. Once you arrive to church, ask a greeter where to find a kiosk. At the kiosk, you will enter your phone number on the touchscreen. You will be able to choose a class for your child that corresponds with his or her age or grade. Once checked in, a nametag and a security pick-up tag will print. Place the nametag on your child and drop him or her off at class before the service starts. After the service, bring the security pick-up tag to your child’s class to hand to the teacher in order to pick up your child.

    If you have already registered your children but have a child in either grade 4 or 5 who wishes to be released from class on his or her own, please fill out the Release on Own form. 

    If you would like to hear about our special events like Bible Class, Easter Egg Hunt, Summer Camp, and VBS, please Subscribe to Our Newsletter! We will email you with information relevant to the age group you specify. Contact Jennie Amidei if you have any questions.

     

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    Christ Church Kids Gather Sundays
    No Gather Sundays in August
    Returning September 11

    Christ Church Kids Gather Sundays

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

    September 11, October 2, November 6, December 18, January 8, February 5, March 12, April 9, May 7 and June 4

    Elementary children (grades 1-5) experience being in community with one another on the second Sunday of each month (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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    Christ Church Kids Faith Mentors
    Become a part of the Children's Ministry Team!

    Christ Church Kids

    Do you have a heart for serving children?

    Faith Mentor Training Videos and Registration

    Want to love, connect, learn from, guide and laugh alongside God’s children during our Children’s Ministry Sunday morning worship this school year? Learn more about being a faith mentor by watching one of our workshops (links below) and send us an email letting us know you are interested in serving. We would love to partner with you!

    Grades 1 - 5 Faith Mentor Training Video
    Contact Jennie Amidei with any questions.
     
    Birth - Kindergarten Faith Mentor Training Video
    Contact Jan Barker with any questions.
     
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    Discovery Center Open Play
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays through September 1 I 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Mondays–Thursdays starting September 6 | 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Oak Brook

    Discovery Center

    Open Play through September 1 | Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
    10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Open Play starting September 6 | Mondays–Thursdays
    12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. 

    The center will be closed:
    September 5, October 10 and 11

    Families are invited to play at the Children’s Discovery Center, an indoor playground housed at the Christ Church Oak Brook campus. Kids, toddlers through grade 5, will have a great time playing in the Oak Tree Climber, the Clubhouse and the puppet theater. 

    Please direct questions to Jennie Amidei.

    PLEASE DO

    • Sign your child(ren) in before playing.
    • Be present. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
    • Encourage children to be kind to everyone.
    • Be safe. No climbing on the outside of the Climber and the Clubhouse.
    • Be respectful. Keep the play area clean and return equipment to its proper place.
    • Food and drinks are permitted in the tiled floor rooms.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Restrooms, including a diaper-changing station, are in the yellow-tiled room.
    • Garbage receptacles are located throughout the play area for your convenience.
    • Christ Church of Oak Brook is not responsible for any injuries or the security of your personal property.

     

  • MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers

    Fall Kick-Off | August 31 | 9:15–11:15 a.m. | Christ Church Playground
    First & Third Wednesdays | September 14
    May 17, 2023
    9:15
    11:15 a.m. | Oak Brook | Fellowship Halls

    Join us for Summer Park Play Dates!
    July 13 | 9:15–11:15 a.m. | Darien Community Park (Darien)
    August 11 | 9:15–11:15 a.m. | Harvester Park (Burr Ridge)


    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.

    We begin meetings with a delicious spread of food to choose from and a time to chat with new and old friends. We enjoy listening to a speaker and finish our meeting by discussing the topic around our tables. 

    Childcare is given to children from infants to kindergarten through our MOPS Kids program. Mothers can relax and enjoy our meetings knowing the MOPS Kids program is caring for their children in the best possible way. The quality care, fun lessons and biblical teaching that MOPS Kids offers helps moms get the most out of their time in the meeting.

    Check our 2022 Winter/Spring Calendar to see a sample of our meetings!

    To receive updates via text, text WOMEN to 630.206.3597.

    Questions? Contact: Cathy Lapinski | Women's Ministry Coordinator

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    MOMSnext
    A Community for Mothers of School-Aged Children

    MOMSnext: A Community for Moms with School-Aged Kids

    Fall Kick-Off | August 31 | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m. | Christ Church Playground
    First, Third & Fifth Wednesdays | September 14–May 17, 2023
    9:15–11:15 a.m. | Oak Brook | Fellowship Halls

    Join us for our Summer Park Play Dates!
    July 13 | 9:15 - 11:15 | Darien Community Park (Darien)
    August 11 | 9:15 - 11:15 | Harvester Park (Burr Ridge)


    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 socialize with other school-age moms, enjoy great conversation, listen to relevant speakers and participate in creative activities.

    Check out the 2022 Winter/Spring Calendar for a sample of what our meetings look like!

    To receive updates via text, text WOMEN to 630.206.3597.

    Questions? Contact: Cathy Lapinski | Women's Ministry Coordinator

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    Special Needs

    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:

    Shari Knutson | Children's Ministry Director | sknutson@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6772

    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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    Make Your Own Instruments
     

    Make Your Own Instruments at Home!

    We want children to enjoy worshiping and praising God!
    Here are two great links to make instruments yourself with items you have at home.
     
    Check out these amazing links online:
    Homemade Instruments
    DIY Instruments
     
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    Made in the Image of God Family Discussion Guide

     

    Our hearts are broken with the events in Minneapolis and we join you and all our families in praying for unity and change. In light of what is happening we thought it would be a perfect time to gather your family together to talk about some important values that God calls us to have for one another.

    We have put together a family discussion sheet and other resources for you to use while you tackle this extremely vital topic with your child.

    Preschool and Younger Elementary
    Made in the Image of God Family Discussion Sheet & Resources - Preschool and Elementary

    Older Elementary Students - High School

    Storytellers with Phyllis Smith: A Conversation about Race, Injustice and Redemption