Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry

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. 

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    HomeFront
    July 13 | Clarendon Hills

    Saturday, July 13 | 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Prospect Park | Clarendon Hills
    Join our community of parents with young children (infant through fifth grade)! We gather on the second Saturday of each month for interactive teaching, engaging conversations, encouragement in faith formation and fun family meals.

    Come and enjoy food and fellowship outdoors at loverly Prospect Park! We will bring the s'mores and ask that you bring your own munchies and a blanket. Hope to see you there.

    Contact: Christina Nicholaus | cnicholaus@christchurch.us

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    Rock 'N Canoe
    July 21 - 24, 2019 | Baraboo, WI

    Incoming 4th & 5th Graders

    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!

    Purchase RNC Bucks for use in the Snack/Gift Shop at camp!
    Cash will not be accepted at the snack shop. These will have students names on them and easier to return to users if lost. These cards are only good during this year's camp and left over funds will be transferred to next year's RNC scholarship fund. No refunds.
    Shop online only until Friday, July 19, 2019 till noon.
    RNC Bucks will also be available for purchase at check-in (cash only).
     
     

    2019 Rock 'N Canoe Parent Info Packet

    2019 Rock 'N Canoe Reminders

    2019 Rock 'N Canoe Forms (Download and save to your device before entering camper info.)

    Rock 'N Canoe Packing List & Camp Communication

    Make a Rock 'N Canoe Payment Online After Registration

    Registration coming in February for our next Rock 'N Canoe trip in the summer of 2020.

     

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    Children's Choirs
    Sunday Mornings | Oak Brook

    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.

    Acorn Choirs
    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.
     

     

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    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:

    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:

    Elementary Ministry I ChristChurch@ChristChurch.us  | 630.654.1882

    Christina Nicholaus I Early Childhood Ministry | cnicholaus@christchurch.us | 630.321.3901

    Amy Moran I Children's Ministry Coordinator - Downers Grove Campus I  amoran@christchurch.us I 630.321.6745

     

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    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:

    Monday - Thursday from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    CLOSED: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    Please Note the Discovery Center will be closed for camps during the following weeks:

         June 3rd - 7th

         June 17th - 21st

         July 8th - 12th

    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.

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