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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    Camp Praise and Play!  Cancelled
    Faith-Enrichment for Ages 3-5 

    After much consideration, we have decided to cancel Camp Praise and Play scheduled for the four weeks of May 26th through June 18th.  Our decision is based on the current Executive Order, the uncertainty the next few months hold, and most importantly, the well-being of all our families.  

     

    May 26 - 29, 2020 & June 1 - 4, 2020

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Oak Brook

    Please register below

    Ages 3 - 5 (3 years old by March 1, 2020 & potty trained)


    Camp Praise and Play is a place where little campers can wonder about God, their world, the Bible, and the people around them. We will engage in science, music and art activities, along with enjoying Scripture, stories, snacks and games. Together, we will make new discoveries and new friends and will be caught up in wonder as we explore God's Word!

    Enrollment Requirements:  Must be 3-years-old and potty trained before March 1, 2020 or enrolled in Christ Church of Oak Brook’s Preschool 2019-2020 program.

    With the changing conditions, sometimes at short notice, this is registration only.  We do not expect any payment at this time.  You will have to register for (Weeks 1 and 2) or express interest in (Weeks 3 and 4) all the weeks you’d like your child to attend.  This multi-step process allows us to cancel one week at a time if necessary.

     

     

     

     

     

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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 and weekly preschool classes, 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.

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

    CHILDREN

    STUDENT

    Outside Resources: Great digital resources from around the web.

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    STUDENT

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    Curious Club

    Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
    We invite your child to join us for planned daily activities involving art, Bible stories, cooking, language arts, math and science. We will also provide a nutritious snack and extra time for play. Children must be ages three through six and potty trained.

    Please Note: If you are not a current member of our preschool and wish to join us for Curious Club, please contact us for the necessary registration forms.

    Contact:


    *Christ Church of Oak Brook Preschool welcomes students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities made available through our school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational or admissions policies.

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    MOPS
    Mothers of Preschoolers

    2nd and 4th Wednesdays | Oak Brook | Fellowship Hall
    September 11, 2019 - May 13, 2020 | 9:15 - 11:15 a.m.

    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 space where moms can be themselves.

    Our specialty is serving moms of children ages birth through kindergarten. 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 help cover program costs, there is a $70/year meeting fee that can be paid in full or by semester. The MOPS International fee is an additional $31.95/year. Your MOPS membership includes the benefits of a To the Full Welcome Kit, access to the MOPS Member Site, Tuesday Texts, a series of parenting videos and some other fun surprises. Either way, please don't let registration fees keep you from joining us. Scholarships are available!
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    ​Connect with Christ Church MOPS on Facebook!

    Contact: Heather Franklin | hfranklin@christchurch.us or Suanne Camfield | scamfield@christchurch.us

     

    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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    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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    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

    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

     

Christ Church Preschool


Looking for a faith-based school to begin your child's education? Check out the Christ Church Preschool, a hands-on learning center at our Oak Brook location that is committed to partnering with you through your child's early stages of development.