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 - God's People Repented (May 16th)

ELEMENTARY Bible Story Lesson - God's People Repented (May 16th)

Preschool Memory Verse: 1 Peter 5:10

Elementary Memory Verse: 1 Peter 5:10

Activity Page: Preschool

Activity Page: 1st - 2nd Grade

Activity Page: 3rd - 5th Grade

Books of the Bible

Christ Church Connects

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     Vacation Bible School
    Monday–Friday | June 7–11 OR June 14–18
    9:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

    Monday–Friday | June 7–11  OR June 14–18
    9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook

     

    VBS 2021 FAQs and COVID Guidelines found here.

     

    VBS registration is now closed and we are no longer accepting waitlist registrations.

    We are still looking for VBS Volutuneers for both weeks. Please click on the registration link at the bottom of this page. We would love to have you join our team!

     

    Looking for some adventure for your kids, age 4 (by September 1st and potty trained) through grade 5 this summer? How about taking an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungle? At Treasured VBS, children will dig into action-packed, faith-filled adventures. They’ll discover God’s greatest treasure isn’t diamonds, gems, or gold–it's them!

    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, games and have a snack.

    This year, with smaller class size restrictions, our VBS will be offered on back-to-back weeks so that more children will be able to attend. Both weeks are exactly the same, so children may only sign up for one week. 

     

    VBS Volunteers

    We would love to have you come along! Adult and minor volunteers register here.

    Please contact Jennie Amidei with any questions.

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    Advent Story Time
    Your family is invited to join us as we read a wonderful storybook each week during Advent.

     

    We are excited to invite your family to Advent Story Time!

    Our Children's Ministry team will be reading a wonderful storybook each week of Advent for families to enjoy at their convenience. We will be posting a new storybook each week along with a family activity sheet to help your family see Jesus in your Christmas traditions.
     
    To learn more about Christ Church's Family Ministry and how they can help your family thrive click here. 
     

    WEEK 1

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    WEEK 3

    WEEK 4

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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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    Early Childhood

    From weekend worship services to choirs and programs specially designed for families to attend together—the Early Childhood Ministry offers a safe, loving and collaborative environment that will nurture your child’s faith and creativity. We equip parents with weekly tools and resources that will set your child up for success during these tender years.

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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.

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    MOPS
    Mothers of Preschoolers

    Thursdays | 7-8:30pm | Oak Brook | Fellowship Halls
    3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 5/6, 5/20 and 6/3
    Cost | FREE this Semester!

    Please Note: Due to COVID restrictions, childcare will not be provided at this time.


    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 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.

    All participants will be asked to undergo temperature checks, follow social distancing protocol and wear masks for the duration of the meetings.

    Questions? Contact: Suanne Camfield | scamfield@ChristChurch.us

    Previous MOPS Speakers

    02/26/2020 MOPS Meeting with Laura Jennison –
    “Eat the Strawberries; An Ash Wednesday Redemption Story”

    Frequently Asked Questions:

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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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    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

    Rev. Pete Stearns | Family Ministry Pastor | pstearns@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.3947

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