Children's Ministry Online for the Entire Family!
Weekly Online Biblical Lessons
Children's Ministry Online for the Entire Family!
Weekly Online Biblical Lessons

Christ Church Children's Ministry Online!

Weekly online lessons for the entire family to enjoy together.

We encourage the entire family to come together and enjoy these Biblical lessons and include voice-overs and fun videos to share the story. Each week you will find a new lesson for your family and an age appropriate corresponding activity page for your child.

PRESCHOOL Bible Story Lesson - Ruth and Boaz (July 5, 2020)

ELEMENTARY Bible Story Lesson - Ruth and Boaz (July 5, 2020)

Preschool Memory Verse: 1 John 1:9a

Elementary Memory Verse: 1 John 1:9

Preschool Lesson Activity Page (2 years old - Kindergarten)

1st - 2nd Grade Lesson Activity Page

3rd - 5th Grade Lesson Activity Page

Family Follow-up Activities - Includes activities for all ages.

Books of the Bible

Children's Worship Bulletin for July

Make-Your-Own Instruments

Christ Church Connects

 

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    Made in the Image of God - Family Discussion Guide

    All people are wonderfully created in the likeness of God the father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit.

    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

     

     

     
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    Make-Your-Own-Instruments
    Making a joyful noise to praise God!

    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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    Christ Church Connects
    Families coming alongside of beloved members of Christ Church.

    As followers of Christ we are called to be His hands and feet in our communities.
    We read in the New Testament of our instruction to
    "care for one another...bear one another's burdens...encourage and
    build up one another...and love one another."
     
    At this time, older members of our church may be feeling lonely because
    they cannot gather with friends and their family may live far away.
     
    Are you able to call, send cards and come along side
    one of these beloved members?

    If your family is interested in being a part of this outreach please click on this and fill out the form.
     
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    Digital Resources Amidst the COVID-19 Closures

    Digital resources for families amidst the COVID-19 closures

    With schools and church services canceled, our family team is working hard to produce and curate materials that point families towards God. Please check out the links below for great youtube content and fun family discussions.

    Text Updates: Receive regular updates about new content and Weekly Digital Programming. Text the following codes to the number 81010.

    • Early Childhood - @wonderzone
    • Elementary - @cc-kidzone
    • Middle School - @COW19
    • High School - @HSUpdate

    YouTube Channels: We will use these channels to create and curate video content for families and youth. Our student ministry will be using their accounts to have live programming Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Middle School) and Sundays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (High School)

    Social Media: Follow us on Facebook and Instagram as we regularly post content and create community engagement opportunities.

    Family Discussion Guides: Utilize these discussions in partnership without YouTube devotionals!

    CHILDREN

    STUDENT

    Outside Resources: Great digital resources from around the web.

    CHILDREN

    STUDENT

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    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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    Children's Choirs
    Sunday Mornings | Oak Brook

    Weekly rehearsals begin Sunday, September 8 and run through December 22 and again from January 12 - April 26. 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.

    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

    Natalie Hayslip | Children's Ministry Director | nhayslip@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6754

    Amy Moran I Children's Ministry Coordinator - Butterfield I  amoran@christchurch.us I 630.321.6745

     

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    The Discovery Center

    Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 the Discovery Center is closed for Open Play until further notice.
     
    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.
     

    DISCOVERY CENTER POLICIES

    Please no climbing on the outside of the Climber and the Clubhouse.

    • Please sign-in your child(ren) before playing.
    • 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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    Vacation Bible School
    June 22 - 26 | Canceled | Oak Book & Butterfield

    2020 Vacation Bible School - Canceled
    It is absolutely heartbreaking for us to announce that we will not be able to hold
    Vacation Bible School (VBS) Safely this year.
     

    This was a very hard decision to make knowing this is an event that our children, volunteers and Children's Ministry team absolutely love and look forward to it each summer, but necessary to keep everyone's health and safety our number one priority.

    Please know that we will be issuing full refunds to everyone who has registered a child. The refunds will be processed in late May/early June. If you feel led and are able to donate your registration fee back to Christ Church to help bless the church during this challenging time, we would be very grateful.

     

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    Rock 'N Canoe 2020
    July 19 - 22 CANCELED | Baraboo, WI

    July 19 - 22  Incoming 4th & 5th Graders

     

    We are sad to announce that Rock 'N Canoe will not be happening this summer as we had hoped.  While things in Illinois are calm right now, we are seeing a resurgence of cases across the country, and we just don’t feel that an overnight camp is wise at this juncture. The social distancing restrictions necessary to assure your children’s safety would significantly change the camp experience and negatively impact the desired outcomes of our time together.  We will begin processing refunds immediately. We apologize for the email sent Sunday morning. It was scheduled in our automated email system before the pandemic. 

     

    We are however excited to announce an upcoming event that will be fun for the whole family! 

     

    It will be an adventure weekend for families to Explore God's Love for us as we enjoy time together and discover how full our lives can be with him.    

     

    Each day we will start out together and receive a short teaching and then go forward with our families to explore the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love for each of us! We are still working on mapping out our weekend, but potential activities include a Friday night Drive-in Movie at the Oak Brook Campus, Saturday Canoe / Rock Climbing day trip, and Sunday Family Photo Scavenger Hunt. Each activity will be focused on exploring God’s immense love for us. 

     

    We hope to have registrations and official dates and details posted to the web by the end of next week. So check back here frequently!! Thank you for your patience and grace as we navigate this process.  

     

    Please contact Jennie Amidei with any further questions. 

     
     

    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!

    After registering (by clicking REGISTER button), please return to this page and click on ALL THREE LINKS listed below. You will find all instructions and forms that need to be completed for each camper.

    There are 3 forms REQUIRED FOR ALL CAMPERS:

         1.) Expeditions Unlimited Camp Health Examination Form

         2.) Expeditions Unlimited Release of Claims and Waiver of Liability

         3.) Christ Church Medication Permission Form

    ***All forms due 1 week after registering***

    If your camper has an allergy or bringing medication to camp, you will find appropriate forms in link below as well.

    If you need assistance with registration or would like to register by phone, please contact our registration desk at 630.321.6752 ext. 293 between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday or email Linda Caron with a time and number for a convenient call back.

    Rock 'N Canoe Forms

    Rock 'N Canoe Packing List

    Rock 'N Canoe Reminders