It Takes a Team to Run Friday Night Coffeehouse

It Takes a Team to Run Friday Night Coffeehouse

A vital part to any group that meets at Bloomingdale Church is the team that supports it.  At Friday Night Coffeehouse, we have a strong team of 16 adults.  Some adults work primarily with High School students, and others mostly with Junior High. Some...

Saying Goodbye to Coffeehouse

Christine and I will attend our last Friday Night Coffeehouse as Youth Community Outreach directors on June 5. This fact seems surreal and very much unfathomable. We did the math. Over the past four years we have attended almost 200 Friday nights! We have seen a lot...
Youth Alpha Day Away – May 16 2015

Youth Alpha Day Away – May 16 2015

Besides having an awesome over-the-top party each week at Friday Night Coffeehouse, the Youth Alpha Day Away is an important ingredient to the Alpha experience. In short, the Day Away includes the same elements of Friday Night Coffeehouse, except it’s on...
The Nuts and Bolts of Youth Alpha

The Nuts and Bolts of Youth Alpha

What is the Youth Alpha Film Series? The Youth Alpha Film series contains 12 short films targeted to engage students in topics of life, faith, and God. The series was created two years ago by Alpha Canada. Hosts Jason Ballard and Ben Woodman weave their quirky...
Carnival Food, Whirly Ball, & Jesus

Carnival Food, Whirly Ball, & Jesus

Written by Jesse Friedl: AlphaUSA.org.  Edited by BC Youth Staff. Corn dogs, nachos, and root beer floats paved the way for an 8-week series on life, faith and God. It was mid-February 2014, Friday night in Chicago, and many new faces were arriving at the...