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

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Christ Church Kids

Infant–Grade 5 | Oak Brook & Butterfield

Kids will get promoted to their rising grade on Sunday, June 23.

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. Your child's nametag that you print on Sundays will have the correct room assignment.  

Christ Church Kids meets every Sunday during all worship services at both campuses 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.

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. 

Release On Own | Grades 4 and 5 | Oak Brook
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 link above and choose the RELEASE ON OWN class. 

Gather Sunday | Grades 1–5 | Oak Brook
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.

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. 

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. 

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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    Christ Church Kids Gather Sundays
    June 2 | 9:00 & 10:45 a.m. | Oak Brook

    June 2 | 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 Summer Park & Play Meet-Up
    June 23 | 4:00–6:00 p.m.
     

    Interested in connecting with other young families? Come hang with us at a Monthly Meet-up, Family Dinner and/or join a small group that meets weekly on Sundays. You can also subscribe to our text alerts–information is below.

    Monthly Meet-ups | 10:15–10:45 a.m. | Sundays Oak Brook
    Upcoming Dates | June 23 | July 21 | August 18
    Connect with us between services in the Garden Plaza, near the Mission Cafe. We can’t wait to meet your entire family!

    Summer Park and Play Meet Ups
    Fourth Sunday | 4:00–6:00 p.m.
    We would love to meet up with you this summer! We have four dates planned where families will bring their own picnic dinner and then spend time in fellowship while the kids play at the park. Look for the Christ Church sign once you arrive.

    June 23 | Harvester Park | Burr Ridge
    July 28 | Ty Warner Park | Westmont
    August 25 | Spring Rock Park | Western Springs

    Sunday Small Groups | 4:00–6:00 p.m. | Various Locations
    Small groups meet in different homes. Find more information here. To let us know you're interested in joining a Young Families small group click below.

    Large Group and Family Dinner | 4:00–6:30 p.m. 
    If you are interested in sharing friendship and/or a monthly meal with other young families, we would love to have you join us. We typically hold a program for the parents during the first hour of the large group while children attend child care then come together for a family dinner. Families dinner events will resume in the fall. For more information, check out Young Families.

    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 Julie Gaster with any questions.

     

     

     

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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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    Disability Ministry

    Ensuring all people with disabilities are welcome, known and loved.

    Christ Church believes all people bear the image of God and are a vital part of the body of Christ. We want all people with disabilities to belong, be included and engage in the life and community of Christ Church, as we follow Jesus in a complex world. 

    Danielle Schaeffer is our Disability Ministry Director who works closely with the children, student and adult ministry teams. She will partner with your family as you engage at Christ Church. No matter what disability you have or what accommodation or adaptation is needed for your family, YOU are exactly the family we are looking for! Danielle would love to sit and have coffee or grab a meal with you and work together to make Christ Church your church home! 

    Planning Your Visit
    Christ Church Kids, infant–grade 5 and COW, our middle school ministry, meets every Sunday during all worship services at both campuses with the exception of a few holidays. Please take a moment to register your child before arriving on Sunday. 

         

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    Serving Opportunities
    If you would be interested in being a buddy on a Sunday, at our mid-week student programming or at our adult Friendship Bible Class, please submit a volunteer interest form.

    If you would like to connect with us, please contact:
    Danielle Schaeffer | Disability Ministry Director | dschaeffer@ChristChurch.us | 630.321.6754 ext. 231

     

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    Vacation Bible School
    June 17–21 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Oak Brook | FULL
    June 24–28 | 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Butterfield | FULL

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

    VBS Oak Brook 4–6 years is full but you can email Jennie Amidei to be added to the waitlist.
    VBS Oak Brook Grades 1–5 is full and the waitlist is closed.
    VBS Butterfield 4 years–grade 5 is full and the waitlist is closed.


    Decorations | At-home Projects & Decorating Open Houses
    We will be looking for volunteers to register to complete projects at home and to help us set-up, decorate and tear down at Oak Brook and Butterfield. Mark your calendars for June 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28 to help set up and tear down. Sign up for a project using the link below and drop off your completed project by June 2 to the front desk. If you have any questions, please email Jennie Amidei.

    Vacation Bible School Volunteers & Trainings
    We are looking for VBS Volunteers. We welcome adults and students who are in incoming grades 10–12. We ask all volunteers to attend a VBS training and have a current volunteer application on file. Please attend one of the trainings at Oak Brook on June 1 at 10:00 a.m. or June 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

                     

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    Child care for volunteers will be available at VBS Oak Brook and Butterfield. 

    VBS is for children who are potty-trained and 4 years old by June 1 through incoming grade 5.

    Dive into an amazing undersea VBS adventure where you'll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God! Join us this summer for Scuba where you will plunge into 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 as we will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about!

    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.

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

     

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    Back to School Bash
    Friday, September 6 & Sunday, September 8 
    Oak Brook | Butterfield

    Back to School Bash

    Friday, September 6 | 4:00–7:00 p.m. | Oak Brook
    Sunday, September 8 | After 10:00 a.m. Worship | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. | Butterfield

    We are looking forward to how God is going to move in the lives of our kids this year!

    At our Oak Brook campus, we hope you'll join us for an open house to explore all the great new spaces created just for kids and students as a part of our Lift initiative. Families are invited to pop by to visit the new student center & children's areas and enjoy some back-to-school festivities in the parking lot. 

    At our Butterfield campus, join us on our front lawn after worship for food, fun and an opportunity to reconnect with old friends or make new ones. We will have a bounce house, scavenger hunt, face painting, music, raffles and more! No registration is necessary. Our Food Pantry is collecting school lunch snack items such as granola bars, pretzels, fruit snacks, small bags of potato chips or other similar treats. We encourage you to bring these items with you to the Butterfield event and they will be given out at our Food Pantry every second Saturday of the month.

     

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

    July 14–16, 2024 |  Baraboo, WI 
    Incoming Grades 4 & 5 
    Cost | $355

    Camp is full. Please register if you are interested in placing your child on the waitlist.

    RNC Parent Information Meeting
    Join Shari Knutson, our Elementary Children's Director, on May 21 at 7:00 p.m. on ZOOM to hear all about what your child will be doing at camp. Bring all your questions!


    Passcode: =Z9u$7@&

    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.

    Questions? Contact our Children's Ministry Assistant, Jennie Amidei 

    Camp and Medication Forms
    Your camper is not fully registered until the first two online forms listed below are submitted. Click on links below. By clicking "submit" after entering your child's information, you are handing in forms. The third link, Authorization to Administer Medication Form, is for those sending medications to camp.
    Online Camp Forms | Due immediately for all campers
    Online Required Medication Form | Due immediately for all campers
    Online Authorization to Administer Medication Form | Due 3 weeks before camp for campers bringing their own medication

     

    Pay Your Balance  | Due by July 1
    Watch this short tutorial on how to pay your balance or to check if you purchased RNC Bucks.
     

    Rock 'N Canoe Bucks | Purchase by July 1
    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.

    Refund Policy: Please be aware that Christ Church will extend full refunds for cancellations for summer trips through 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 Camp Adult Leaders | 18+
    All leaders must have attended church at Christ Church for 6 months prior to camp. Rock 'N Canoe cannot happen without the help of our parent/adult leaders. Leaders ride the bus with the campers to and from Wisconsin. Leaders are paired with a co-leader and sleep in the cabin with their small group. You can preference if you would or would not like to be with your child. All leaders are paired with the same gender small group. Leaders are expected to participate in activities with their group daily. Questions for small group discussions will be provided.

    RNC Camp Student Leaders | Incoming Grades 10–12
    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 Student Camp Volunteers for Rock ‘N Canoe. Those serving will have an opportunity to walk alongside some awesome kiddos. There is a student application process which includes a review by our Pastor of Family Ministries. Student volunteers will be asked to pay a fee to cover the cost of room and board. If you are interested please submit the interest form. Email Jennie Amidei with any questions.

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    The MomCo | The Mom Community (formerly MOPS)
    Select Wednesdays
    9:30–11:30 a.m. | Various locations
     

    Park Playdates | Select Wednesdays | 9:30–11:30 a.m. 
    June 26 | Spring Rock Park
    July 17 | Harvester Park
    August 7 | Wilder Park

    Fall session coming soon!

    Christ Church MomCo 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 the MomCo 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 | mops@ChristChurch.us

     

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

    A Community for Moms with School-Aged Kids

    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: mops@ChristChurch.us

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    Discovery Center Open Play
    Open Sundays During Construction
    Oak Brook

    Open Sundays During Construction | November 6–September 3 | Oak Brook



    CLOSURES | Construction 
    Through September 3 | Weekday Construction Closures

    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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    Christ Church Kids Club & Volunteers
    Wednesdays | 5:30–7:00 p.m.
     

    Wednesdays, September 18–November 20 | 5:30–7:00 p.m. | Butterfield
    Wednesdays, Launching October | 5:30–7:00 p.m. | Oak Brook

    Registration opens the end of August for Butterfield and September for Oak Brook.

    Christ Church Kids Club is our midweek children’s ministry program that takes place currently at our Butterfield campus in the fall and spring. We hope to launch an Oak Brook Kids Club this fall but are still recruiting volunteers. In this program students in grades 1–5 will have fun with their peers as they engage in faith building and fun, age-appropriate activities. Students will be introduced to small group ministry as they enage with their peers in a small group context. Activities are elective based. Students will be able to sign up for electives like sports, cooking, woodworking and computer take apart! We hope you’ll join us for fun and great friends!

    Kids Club Volunteers Needed | Oak Brook & Butterfield
    In order to continue planning for our Oak Brook Kids Club launch in October 2024, we are still in need of a full vounteer team. If you have a heart for serving children, please let us know that you are interested in helping at our Oak Brook midweek children’s ministry program by clicking the link below. This short online form is not a commitment. It will allow us to touch base with you over the summer with more details. If you want to volunteer at Kids Club Butterfield, please complete the registration below.


    For more information contact Jenna Holmes | jholmes@ChristChurch.us | Oak Brook

    For more Information contact Cathy Fiala | cfiala@ChristChurch.us | Butterfield