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

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.  To stay current on your child’s classroom assignments, please click the button below.

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 | December 17 | 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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    Parent Workshop
    Faith at Home With Your Kindergartner
    Sunday, November 19 | 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook

    Parent Workshop

    Faith at Home With Your Kindergartner
    Sunday, November 19 | 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook

    Join us in the Fellowship Hall at our Oak Brook campus to get ideas to encourage faith conversations with your 5 and 6 year old kiddos and engage your family in spiritual practices that will help your child grow to love and follow Jesus.

    While you attend this workshop your children can attend Christ Church Kids. Please check them in at a kiosk beforehand in the Commons which is located between doors 1 and 17.


    In January we are excited to host two guest speakers after worship:

    January 7 | Chuck Hunt, Senior Director of the Fuller Youth Institute

    January 14 | Steve Argue, Applied Research Strategist and Associate Professor at Fuller Seminary

    Registration coming soon.

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    Christ Church Kids Gather Sundays
    December 17 | 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

    Christ Church Kids Gather Sundays

    December 17 | 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 
    December 17 | 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 our meet-ups in the Discovery Center once a month 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. Your young children can play in the leaves while you get to know some of the other young families in our church. 

    Monthly Meet-ups | 10:15–10:45 a.m. | Discovery Center
    December 17, January 7, April 21, May 12, and June 2

    Large Group and Family Dinner | 4:00–6:00 p.m | January 28
    If you are interested in sharing friendship and/or a monthly meal with other young families, please check out Young Families. We will have dinner and programming. Registration will be coming soon.

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

    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 Jennie Amidei with any questions.




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    Bible Class and Celebration | Grades 3–5
    Sundays in February | Oak Brook & Butterfield

    Bible Class and Celebration | Grades 3–5

    Bible Class | Sundays in February during worship services 
    Bible Celebration | March 3, 2024
    Oak Brook & Butterfield


    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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    Disability Ministry


    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 | | 630.321.6754 ext. 231

    Steve Noble | Director of Family Ministries | | 630.321.3939

    Cathy Fiala I Family Ministry Coordinator - Butterfield I 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
    August 30–May 15 | 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 |

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    Select Wednesdays
    August 30–May 15 | 9:15–11:15 a.m.
    Oak Brook

    A Community for Moms with School-Aged Kids

    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:

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    Discovery Center Open Play
    Temporarily Closed for Construction | November 6–February 15 
    Oak Brook

    Discovery Center 

    Temporarily Closed for Construction | November 6–February 15 | Oak Brook

    CLOSED FRIDAYS, for special events, holidays and construction:
    November 6, 2023–February 15, 2024 | Construction
    March 28, 2024 | Maundy Thursday
    May 27, 2024 | Memorial Day
    June 10–20, 2024 | VBS
    July 1–4, 2024 | Building closed
    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.

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

    Rock ‘N Canoe 

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

    Registration opens February 1 at 12:00 p.m.

    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. Contact Jennie Amidei with any further questions. 

    Refund Policy: Please be aware that Christ Church will extend full refunds for cancellations for summer trips up until 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.

    RNC Bucks
    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 STUDENT LEADERS | Incoming Grade 10–College
    All leaders must have attended church at Christ Church for 6 months prior to camp. Students in college, and incoming grades 10–12 are eligible to be cabin leaders for Rock ‘N Canoe. Those serving will have an opportunity to walk alongside some awesome kiddos. A student application will need to be completed and will be reviewed by our Pastor of Family Ministries. Student leaders will be asked to pay a fee to cover the cost of room and board.

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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

    Vacation Bible School 

    June 17–21, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook 
    June 24–28, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Butterfield 

    Registration opens February 1 at 12:00 p.m.

    VBS is for children who are potty-trained and 4 years old by 9.1.2024 through incoming grade 5.

    Join us this summer! Our VBS is 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!

    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.–4:40 p.m. 

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

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