KIDS (Birth-5th grade)

Skokie Valley loves children!

 

OUR GOAL

Our children's ministry's mission is to partner with parents in spiritual training and instruction in a loving environment so that each child can learn what it means to be a committed follower of Christ (Ephesians. 6:4).

 

We strive to equip each child with an overview of God’s Story in the Bible through the following values:

• Age appropriate teaching of Biblical truths

• Life-applicable, meaningful, hands-on activities

• Opportunities to make faith commitments

• Active participation in family worship and prayer

• A safe, secure environment in which to build Christian friendships

 

Our Classes

Children will learn about the love of Jesus and have fun doing it!

 

On Sunday mornings during the 11am service, children get to enjoy their own special time of worship at the same time as their parents. Children's Church (ages 2 - kindergarten) and Kids' Church (grades 1st -5th) bring a weekly Bible lesson, Bible based activities, and time of worship. Plus, children get the chance to dive deeper into God's Word during Sunday school. Children's Church and Sunday School run year round while Kids' Church takes a break during the summer.

Come join us:

  • Sunday School at 9:45am

  • Children's Church and Kids' Church at 11am

Click here to learn more about our Children's Ministry
 

Contact us at jen@skokievalley.org  or nicole@skokievalley.org to learn more! 

NURSERY
 

  • Is your baby restless and seeking to escape and explore during service?

  • Do you need a place to nurse or to perform a diaper change, but don't want to miss the message?

  • Have you been up for days caring for your newborn and just need a break?

Come visit us in the nursery!

During the 9:45am Sunday School hour and 11am worship service, the nursery is staffed with wonderful caregivers who will watch over your precious little ones who are under two years old. Parents are more than welcome to stay with their little ones or give our caregivers charge over them. And so you don't have to miss any part of the service, we always have it playing through the speakers.

Here's when we're open:

  • Self-serve from 8:30am-9:45am - The nursery is available for parents to watch their own children during the 8:30am service. Please make sure to put the toys and books back when you're finished.

  • 9:45am -12:15pm  - Nursery caregivers are available and happy to help

Contact us at nicole@skokievalley.org to learn more! 

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JR + SR HIGH (6th - 12th grade)

 

SWITCH Student Ministry 

Wednesdays 6:45-8:15 p.m. Room 200, the Loft

Switch is for grades 6-12. We are “a community of students becoming committed followers of Christ through disciple-making relationships with our peers, our families, and our church”. Each week, we worship through art and music, play games, learn from a message, and connect with each other and an adult mentor in Switch groups. (Not regular in the summer but resumes meeting weekly in the Fall) 

JUNIOR HIGH 6TH-8TH
Jr. High Sunday School 7th-8th grade: Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Join us Sunday mornings in Room #214 (around back of the Sanctuary) as we study God's Word.

SENIOR HIGH 9TH-12TH
Sr. High Sunday School: Sunday mornings from 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Join us Sunday mornings in the Loft, Room #200, as we study God's Word. 

Click here to learn more about SWITCH & our special events

Contact us at ben@skokievalley.org to learn more!

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ADULts

PRAYER MEETINGS

Sunday Morning Prayer

7:45 a.m. each Sunday in Room 126

Thursday Night

7:00 p.m. in Room 113.

ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION


We have these adult classes that meet Sundays at 9:45 a.m. 


Another Level (mixed class) Room 126

Bereans (mixed class) Gym


Women's Bible Fellowship Room 113


Men's Summer Talks Room 109

YOUNG AT HEART
Join us seniors for special activities and events!  For info, call Maribeth Leibforth at (847) 272-2018.

COUNSELING SERVICES AVAILABLE
We partner with Whitestone Counseling Resources and are glad to recommend:

  • Jon Noto, (224) 585-8051

  • Sharon Whited, (847) 984-0732

 

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men

See our Men's page here.

 

MEN'S SUMMER TALKS

Sunday mornings at 9:45 in room 109. Hear one of our men share a talk on a topic of interest. Then the floor is open for discussion. Every week through September. For more information, click here.

 

MAN CAMP

This annual, multigenerational men's retreat builds bridges between patriarchs and youth. Whether you need a mentor, need to mentor, or need fellowship, this is for you. Besides, where else do you get to throw a tomahawk? 2020 Man Camp TBA.

TUESDAY NIGHT MEN'S GROUP

Dr. Carl Hill leads a group every 2nd and 4th Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Contact Dr. Carl here.

THURSDAY NIGHT MEN'S GROUP

Cyril Mante leads a group every 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Contact Cyril here.

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WOMEN

See our Women's page here.

WOMEN'S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

Sundays 9:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Embraced by God: Seven Promises for Every Woman by Babbie Mason

For further information, contact Rolanda here.

FEARLESS WOMEN OF GOD WOMEN'S MINISTRY

Justified by Faith

Featured woman of the year: Rahab

WOMEN'S RETREAT

Women's Retreat in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

For further information, contact Carol here.

GET OUR NEWSLETTER HERE.

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Worship arts

MULTI-CULTURAL & MULTI-GENERATIONAL

CORPORATE WORSHIP
The servant-hearted congregants of Skokie Valley Baptist Church represent several generations and more than 35 different nationalities, and we worship one creative Creator God. We regularly sing contemporary worship songs, traditional hymns, classical pieces, and Gospel songs, and we involve international worship music as well. If you are interested in contributing to our collective musical worship of the Triune God, whether through playing an instrument (any instrument!) or singing, contact us at worshiparts@skokievalley.org.

MEDIA MINISTRY
The Media Ministry of Skokie Valley Baptist Church is a versatile and resourceful team who help the Truth and Beauty of the Gospel to be efficiently proclaimed through balancing the sound of musical worship accompaniment, projecting Scriptural points and poetic lyrics, and other ways of making most endeavors of the church technically possible. They also utilize advances in technology to further the church’s ministry.  Have a good ear for musical balance? Do you like electronics and production? If you are interested in participating in our church ministry as a sound board or projection operator, contact us at worshiparts@skokievalley.org.

THE GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
The Gospel Ensemble at Skokie Valley Baptist Church is a Gospel choir that practices two Sunday afternoons per month and sings on Sunday mornings on occasion. If you’re interested in joining the Gospel Ensemble as a singer or instrumentalist, contact us at worshiparts@skokievalley.org.

DRAMA AND VISUAL ARTS MINISTRY
Skokie Valley Baptist Church uses the power of story and visuals to creatively teach Scriptural truths. We have occasional sketches during Sunday morning services and also for other church events, both live and filmed. Skokie Valley Baptist Church also has a few professional visual artists that serve in the congregation.  If you are interested in participating in the drama or visual arts ministry at Skokie Valley Baptist Church, contact us at worshiparts@skokievalley.org.

ADULT CHOIR
Our annual celebrations of Easter and Christmas sometimes involve an adult choir. Be sure to look for the dates and times of rehearsals and be sure to sign up! Contact us at worshiparts@skokievalley.org for more information.

 

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Outreach

 

WHAT OUTREACH PACKS THE MOST PUNCH?

If you asked me, I'd say, "Being an usher." If you were an usher, you'd be the first person a guest meets. If you have a heart for outreach and take this opportunity seriously, we'll train you on what to do. Contact Ted Lauke here

EXPLORE LIFE AND THE CHRISTIAN FAITH

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions where anyone can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha is designed particularly for people who would not describe themselves as Christians or church-goers. When in session Alpha meets every Tues. night at 6:30 p.m.  And dinner's on us! 

 

THE CITADEL

Next event: Thursday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m.
Every 1st Thursday at 10:00 a.m. we meet at this nursing home at 432 Poplar Drive in Wilmette. Along with singing and sharing a message, our team visits with the residents. For more information, contact Muriel here.

FAMILIES SERVING TOGETHER
Wouldn't it be great to do service projects with your kids? Gretchen Dobie plans events every quarter or so. It might be to pack books at Bernie's Books, make cards for soldiers, forest restoration or other events. Gretchen also publishes a sheet of do-it-yourself service projects. Watch the church calendar for the next event or see the display in the lobby. Contact Gretchen here.

ADOPT-A-FOREST

Bring the kids & do a lot of good in under 1 hour.  We’ve adopted the Forest Preserve.  Help clean up once a month at 12:30 on Sundays.  Skokie Lagoons- Tower Rd boat Launch (not canoe launch). Questions? Contact Gretchen here.  

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