Summer 2016 YG Events

BRIDGE GROUPS Hang out with friends, play some backyard games, and get into the theme nights.  It’s a low-key summer thing. High School Bridge Group – Wednesdays, 8-9:30 @ Daniel & Amy Riem’s (145 S Circle Ave) on June 8, June 22, July 13 Junior...
Youth Alpha – Week 6 Highlights

Youth Alpha – Week 6 Highlights

One of the cool things about Friday Night Coffeehouse is that you meet students that return after awhile and you can reconnect through conversations, games, or over some food. This week, Jordan J, was back and hanging out again with us. He’s the type of student...
Youth Alpha Week 5 Highlights: April Fools’ Fest

Youth Alpha Week 5 Highlights: April Fools’ Fest

Part of what makes our NextGen ministries flow and “work” is the tireless efforts of not just our volunteers, but also the commitment of parents and guardians. This week, there was a really cool example of this: Even though her son, Michael H, was not...
Breakfast, Basketball, and Bible Study

Breakfast, Basketball, and Bible Study

The ball sinks through the net with a discernible “swish”.  The teens line up on the baseline ready to run a three-man weave drill. “Can I have a banana?” is heard coming from the kitchen and empty Gatorade bottles line the trash can....
What I Have Learned My First Month at Bloomingdale Church

What I Have Learned My First Month at Bloomingdale Church

Life is full of lessons; some painful, others pleasant. We experience life lessons in varying ways and seasons. They may come at the beginning of a new career, business venture, attending a new school or through experience – good or bad. I have learned my share...
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...