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Bloomingdale Church Youth OnMission Newsletter Bloomingdale Church

Youth GroupJul 9 2015

Issue 02.13

Student Teachers @ SMYG
“We are all hoping that we can accomplish what God has sent us hear (sic) to do, have a fun time, and spread the word about Christ.”  -Josh V.

“Even through all the hard work and sweat we put into these mission trips, It is 100% worth it.”  -Trinity F.

“I thought it was cool how people even skipped lunch and worked later than they had to just to get more work done. This would be a type of trip that I would do again.”  -Michelle H.

“During this trip I learned a lot about God and about his love. I grew in my relationship with [Him] so much. Everyone that came on the trip worked really hard and we got most of the stuff done.”   -Jeremy H.

Highlights:

  • We rebuilt and landscaped a whole new playground area and weeded all the gardens.
  • We painted the church entry way and repainted the church sign.
  • We led neighborhood kids through a Day Camp in a local park with five new families. (Surprisingly, for our first day, no kids showed up. We took this opportunity to stop and pray asking God what He wanted us to do next. It was clear from the teens responses that God was leading us to still bring Day Camp to this community. So we split up to run more fliers, prayed, and set up at a local park where kids saw us and joined in.)

Our students learned what it means to trust God in real time, and how easy it is to do great things this close to home. For more trip stories and student blog quotes, check out storiesof.us/soelgin.

Winter Banquet
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 of lessons and encourage you to do the same, but I want to focus specifically on what I have learned thus far in my first month serving as Youth Community Outreach Director of Bloomingdale Church.



Bloomingdale Church is a safe and welcoming place. From the very first time I visited Bloomingdale Church, I felt at ease with the people I have met and their endearing smiles. I believe strongly that it is important for a church to be a place guests can feel comfortable attending and relating to others. Bloomingdale Church offers plenty of both characteristics.



Bloomingdale Church is an outreaching community. With events such as Friday Night Coffeehouse for teens each week and Day Camp each summer, Bloomingdale Church has plenty to offer to the community. It was incredibly rewarding to be part of Day Camp and to see the way parents and children from many walks of life enjoyed the week’s festivities.



Bloomingdale Church has a bright future.  I was recently able to be part of the leadership team of the South Elgin OnMission trip to Community Alliance Church in South Elgin. Thirty-one of our teens and seven leaders were able to run a Day Camp and undertake a few service projects for the church. Seeing teens give up a week of their summer to serve in this way was especially impacting, even more so because of the manner in which they carried themselves. The future of Bloomingdale Church is promising if what I witnessed continues.



The aforementioned are but a few aspects that have become evident to me serving on staff at Bloomingdale Church for a month. I hope and pray to learn many more lessons during the months and years to come. Blessings to you all!

Youth Alphas
Have you ever canoed or set up a tent together?  Or created a community camp dinner?  Have you ever been a part of a group in which everyone was excited to be together, all sharing a common purpose?  Team work…that’s the the big idea at the “TeamUp” Youth Group Retreat.



We begin our epic road trip to Baraboo, Wisconsin early on Sat Aug 1. The Expeditions Unlimited staff will launch us on a guided canoe trip down the Wisconsin River. In the evening, we will work together to prepare our campsite at Nordic Pines Campground, make our meal together, and enjoy the campfire community. Some of us may elect to wake up early Sunday morning for a sunrise hike.  Then it’s time for breakfast and a campfire worship service. We also will spend our free time together at Devil’s Lake State Park. Throughout the weekend, we will be not only learning about teamwork but practicing it. We will be back Sunday evening (Aug 2) with stories to tell of the adventures we shared together.



Sign up for the TeamUp Retreat by Jul 27 online or get a form in the Youth Quad/Coffeehouse.  Cost is $65.  Scholarships are available for students who have never attended a Youth Group retreat.

get parent/guardian permission to go offsite >>
The Next 10
INCOMING 7-9TH GRADE BRIDGE GROUP

Thu Jul 9.  Kugel’s (grey) house.STUDENT PRAYER

Fridays, 6:55-7:25pm

FRIDAY NIGHT COFFEEHOUSE 

Junior High: 6:30-9:30pm (pickup by 10)

High School: 6:30-11pm (pickup by 11:30)



SUNDAY YOUTH GROUP

9:30ish-10:45am

Pancakes & Popcorn. Explicit Gospel series.

GUYS BASKETBALL CLINIC

Sat Jul 18, 9am-noon

The Next 100ish
SERVE

Feed My Starving Children & Bonfire

Wed Jul 22INCOMING 10-12TH GRADE BRIDGE GROUP

Mon Jul 27 & Aug 10, 8-9:30pm.  Riems house.



TEAM UP RETREAT

Aug 1-2



SERVE

Alden Valley Nursing Home & Movie Night

Aug 12



YOUTH & KIDS VOLUNTEERS MEETING

Sun Aug 9 or Aug 16, 9:35-10:50am

FALL PARENT & TEEN KICKOFF

Fri Aug 28, 7pm

Sun Aug 30, 9:30am

BAPTISM

Sun Aug 6

SMYG & SMALL GROUPS FALL KICKOFF

Sun Sep 13

Retreat Fundraising
storiesof.us/funds 



RENT-A-TEEN

Ask neighbors/family if they have any jobs/labor. Place $ in envelope with Trip Tix in gym mailbox.



BC RENT-A-TEEN CHILDCARE

[9-12 grade]

Provide childcare at designated functions. Sign up: storiesof.us/funds



I HAVE A BEEN COFFEE

Enter coupon code BL1-2037 during checkout & YG receives 10%.

Helpful Links
Youth Group Calendar

The Mentoring Project Offsite Permission

Connected BC loginYouVersion Free Bible

CPYU [Youth Culture]

Bloomingdale Church Youth Ministry

264 Glen Ellyn Road, Bloomingdale IL 60108

youth@bloomingdalechurch.org  | 630-894-0090

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