Children's Ministry

Weekend Worship: KidZone
Saturday 5pm • Sunday 9am & 10:45 am

2014 - 2015 School year • KidZone Registration

Infant – Kindergarten: Children experience an interactive Bible story followed by activities such as a craft, game or worship songs that solidify the lesson.

Homefront Weekly: Infant through 3 year olds

Homefront Weekly: 4 year olds through Kindergarten

1st grade– 5th grade: Children worship with their families and are then dismissed to their different locations for an interactive Bible lesson and various activities.

Homefront weekly: 1st through 4th grade 

Want to Serve in Children's Ministry? We are always looking for extra hands to help serve our children on Sundays and support our staff with administrative needs during the week. If interested, click the button below for more information on the different opportunities. 

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Other Children's Activities & Opportunities:

Children 2-4+ years old
Classes offered throughout the week


Children 2-4+ years old

Our goal is to provide a warm, loving atmosphere to help make the transition into preschool a positive and pleasant one for you and your child.

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Camp Wonder
3-5 years old
May 26-29, July 13-17 & July 27-31

Camp Wonder

Camp Wonder

For children 3 - 5 years old...preferably potty trained

The Summer 2015 theme is THE KINGDOM OF GOD:  WHO?  WHAT?  WEAR?
Join us for a special time of Bible stories, crafts, music, games, science, snacks and play!

SESSION ONE:  May 26 - 29
9:00 am - noon 
Who?  King Jesus and the People of God

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SESSION TWO:    July 13 - 17
9:00 am - noon
What?  Parables and Heaven...Now and Not Yet

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SESSION THREE:  July 27 - 31
Wear?  The Armor of God
9:00 am - noon

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Register for one, two or all three sessions.  Each session requires a separate registration.




Vacation Bible School - Registration closed (No Walk-ins, please. We have exceeded capacity.)
June 15 - 19, 2015        

Vacation Bible School 2015

June 15 - 19, Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
4* years old - incoming 5th grade

*turns 4 by 8/31/15  

Welcome to EVEREST! A Powerful Adventure!

Embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God's awesome power. Anchor kids in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life's challenges. Your children will experience Jesus' endless love through interactive worship, Bible stories, games, science, cinema and snack. At Everest VBS, not only will kids explore the mightiest mountains God made, they'll discover that God's power is here to help us through tough times! VBS participants will also receive an Everest t-shirt, but the supply is limited so register early!

Handwriting, phonemic awareness, and phonics enrichment.


Hopscotch for 2015-2016

Hopscotch is a program designed to provide preschool children with direct and one-to-one practice and instruction in the areas of handwriting, phonemic awareness, and phonics. 

Children must be 4 by September 1, 2015


Thursday Hopscotch meets

9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m. on Thursdays


Friday Hopscotch meets

9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. on Fridays


The maximum class size is 10.


For more information and to enroll, please contact Colleen Guisinger| | 630.321.6756 or Cathy Fiala | | 630.321.6753.

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.

Curious Club
3-years-old - Kindergarten

Curious Club

2015-2016 School Year


Class offerings Monday-Thursday 12:00pm - 2:00pm

For Children ages three through kindergarten

Children must be at least 3 by September 1, 2015 and potty trained.

Daily planned activities will be in the areas of Art, Bible Stories, Cooking, Language Arts, Math and Science. We will also provide a nutritious snack and extra time for play.  

For more information and to enroll, please see the attached form.

Cathy Fiala | | 630.321.6753 | Kathy Woods | | 630.321.6782 | Colleen Guisinger | | 630.321.6756

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.

It's a Wonder-Full Day!
Children 3-5 years old
Fridays 9:15am – 1:15pm

It's a Wonder-Full Day 2015-2016!

Fridays 9:15am – 1:15pm
Children 3-5 years old

This faith-nurturing environment begins in a sacred story space with parent (caregiver) and child.  After a 30-minute Bible story, children stay to enjoy singing, playing, snacking and making crafts. Parents return at 1:15 pm after the children have eaten their labeled peanut free lunch together.

 Session 1: Parables     September 25, October 2, 9 and 16

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 Session 2: Gratitude and Joy!     November 6, 13, 20, December 4 and 11

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 Session 3: The Great I AM     January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19 and 26

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 Session 4: Psalms     April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6

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Children's Choirs
Age 4 through 6th grade opportunities

Children's Choirs

Acorn Choir welcomes all children age 4 through first grade.  Rehearsals are Sundays from 8:55-9:30 a.m. in room 111 (Rehearsal Room 2) near the adult choir robing room on the lower level.

Kids of the Kingdom Choir welcomes all children in grades 2 through 6.  Rehearsals are Sundays from 10:15-11:15 a.m. in Room 111 (Rehearsal Room 2) near the adult choir robing room on the lower level.

Both Children's Choirs periodically present music in Sunday morning Worship services.  They also lead the 3:30 p.m. Family Christmas Eve service and present a full musical in late April of each year.

Children's Music Coordinator, Cassandra (Cassie) Henwood, can be reached at or by leaving a message with the Church Office at 630.654.1882.

Register HERE

The Discovery Center

Discovery Center

Children's Discovery Center

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 lots of free floor space for open play featuring different obstacle courses that change seasonally. The center is also used for Sunday morning children's worship, Preschool play, Early Childhood programs, special events and Open Play time.

Open Play

Open Play is available for infants-5th graders only, who are supervised by a parent or caregiver, who must remain present at all times.

Open Play Summer Hours are as follows:

Monday through Thursday, 10 AM - 4 PM

Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  Closed

No Open Play during the weeks or days of:

5/26 - 5/29 - Camp Wonder 

6/4 - Closing early at 1 PM

6/15 - 6/19 - Vacation Bible School

7/13 - 7/17 - Camp Wonder

7/27 - 7/31 - Camp Wonder

8/19 - MOPS Kick-off Party

8/31 - 9/4 - Cleaning

Discovery Center Policies

Please no climbing on the outside of the Climber and the Clubhouse.

  • Food and drinks are allowed ONLY in the tiled-floor rooms
  • No shoes are permitted while playing on the Climber and the Clubhouse
  • 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.
  • Please keep our play area clean. 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.


Rock 'N Canoe Adventure Camp
July 27-30, 2015

Rock 'N Canoe Summer Camp

Rock N' Canoe summer camp is July 27th-30th, 2015 for incoming 4th & 5th Graders at Expeditions Unlimited Adventure Camp just outside of beautiful Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI. While at camp, students will get a chance to meet new friends, try new experiences like rock climbing and canoeing and most importantly, grow closer to their amazing creator and Heavenly Father! You won't want to miss out on this significant growth opportunity for your child!

Fees & Discounts: Total cost of camp is $300.  A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due upon registration, and the remaining $200 balance is due by July 1st.

Want to know more about Rock N' Canoe? Click here, for more details and what to expect.

Questions? Please contact Jeannie Vest, Children's Ministry Assistant | | 630.321.6771.

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Special Needs Ministry

Special Needs Ministry


We believe in God's value for every human life, and we believe that Jesus desires a personal relationship with every person, regardless of their abilities or disabilities.  Our Early Childhood, Children's and Student Ministries are committed to helping ensure a safe, welcoming environment that focuses on one mission: "To lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ." Our desire is to:

  1. Make sure every child can enjoy church.
  2. Make sure that parents/guardians can fully participate in their own worship experience and receive their own spiritual nourishment.
  3. Make sure serving is a pleasure for our cherished volunteer "buddies" and that they feel fully supported while serving alongside our children with special needs.

If you have a child with additional needs and would like to connect with us, or if you have a heart for serving in this ministry,  please contact Sharon Marinier, Children's Coordinator/ / 630-654-3287.


Questions: Sharon Marinier, Children's Coordinator/ / 630-654-3287





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