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Village Church Merch

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further than our online merch store! Shop Village Church has tons of options, so you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. Plus, this holiday season, 10% of all proceeds go to Local and Global Outreach at Village Church of Bartlett, so you can feel great about your purchase! Shop now and make a difference this holiday season.

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Christmas Gift Drive

The Christmas Gift Drive is the companion outreach opportunity to the Thanksgiving Food Drive. Help us buy gifts for kids from the same families that received our Thanksgiving Food Drive baskets! Both events work in tandem to intentionally build relationships with our neighbors in the community of Bartlett (and beyond) in an effort to put the generosity and love of Jesus on full display. There are many ways to participate:

  • Purchase gifts for kids
  • Sort gifts at the Christmas Gift Drive Sorting Party on Sunday, December 10
  • Deliver Gifts on Saturday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Hand out gifts at the church building on Saturday, December 16 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Make a donation: No need to complete a registration form if you wish to make a financial donation to fund unpurchased gifts that complete the requests.
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Village Kids and The 5/6: Advent Podcast

New Episodes Daily December 1 – 25, 2023

Don’t miss out on the Village Kids and The 5/6 Advent Podcast. Designed to accompany each day’s content in your Next Gen Advent Kit, you can hear firsthand from the voices of  Village Church kids themselves as they discuss the season of Advent. Tune in via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or Amazon Music.

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Forge: Advent Podcast

New Episodes Daily December 1 – 25, 2023

Don’t miss out on the debut of Forge’s first-ever Advent podcast. Created for students by students, this isn’t just any podcast – it’s a video podcast! Watch the students dive into the topics presented in their take-home Advent journals and discuss what it means to them. New episodes will drop daily. Watch the first one now!

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Village Kids & 5/6 Christmas Pageant

December 3 | Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Performance begins at 6:00 p.m. | Village Church of Bartlett

This Christmas, join us for our annual Christmas Pageant as some rather selfish mice learn the true meaning of Christmas from a wise spider. Kids ages 2 – 6th grade will be participating. If you are unable to attend in person, you can join in via livestream. 

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Village Men: First Tuesday

December 5 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Village Church of Bartlett 

Join us for Men’s First Tuesday, our monthly gathering for men at Village Church. We will continue through our series, “The Word of God is our Counsel.” Come and enjoy fellowship, worship, teaching, discussion, and prayer as we begin this season together. All men are invited, and we look forward to seeing you there.

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Prepare Him Room: An Advent Gathering

December 8 | 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.  | Village Church of Bartlett

Ring in the Advent season this December with the Village Women. We will spend the evening fellowshipping, enjoying some appetizers, and virtually attending the Lifeway Christmas Virtual Event, with our own Village Women twist! Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and embrace the true meaning of Christmas. Prepare Him room this season—your heart will never be the same.

Perennials Christmas Brunch 2023

Perennials: Christmas Brunch

December 14 | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  | Village Church of Bartlett

Join the Perennials for our annual Christmas Brunch.  We will enjoy fun, food, games, and fellowship. Perennials is a ministry gathering for those who are 55+, able to meet during the daytime and committed to long-term growth as followers of Jesus Christ. Register now to let us know how many to expect. 

Forge Christmas Party

Forge: Christmas Party

December 14 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  | Village Church of Bartlett

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to this year’s Forge Christmas Party! Come out for an evening of Christmas cheer, friendly (but fierce!) competition, snacks, and fun. There is no registration for this event.

The 5/6 Christmas Party 2023

The 5/6: Christmas Party

December 17 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  | Village Church of Bartlett

Students in grades 5-6 are invited to this year’s 5/6 Christmas Party! We will spend the time decorating cookies and enjoying other holiday-themed fun! 

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Forge: Winter Retreat

January 5-7 | Lake Geneva Youth Camp in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Forge students, join us at Lake Geneva Youth Camp for our January 2024 Winter Retreat! We are greatly looking forward to this time together to connect and see how the Lord desires to cultivate each of our hearts. The retreat will offer four teaching & worship sessions, small groups, and lots of time to have fun! Activities at the camp include archery tag, game room, open gym, broomball, and weather permitting tubing/other outdoor activities. 


Discover Village

January 7, 14, 21, & 28 | 11:15 a.m. | Village Church of Bartlett

Join us for a four-week class to learn more about Village Church, including our vision, values, ministries, and more! Attending Discover Village is your first step toward becoming a member of Village Church of Bartlett. 

Rooted 2023


Rooted is 10 weeks of discipleship, life change, and real connection! In Rooted, participants do daily personal devotion time and weekly group time all with the purpose of being more like Jesus. The curriculum is all centered, or Rooted, in God’s Word. If you’ve been following Jesus for years OR if you are new to the church or new to the faith this could just be your next step. Rooted might sound like a community group, but again, it’s unlike a community group because participants only meet 10 weeks and cover topics like Who is God? How does He speak to us? How do I make the most of my life? How do I tell others about Jesus – AND so many more.

Next Gen Training for Parents

Training For Parents

Find a curated list of resources compiled for parents of young children and students. On the Training For Parents page, you will find technology resources (including a Family Tech and Cell Phone Agreement), book recommendations, video training from Making Young Disciples classes, and much more. It is our prayer that these resources will equip you to provide ongoing discipleship for the children and students in your home.


Bartlett Property: Future Possibilities

We continue to seek God’s will for the Bartlett location. We are currently exploring two possibilities for our current property. See more at the link below!


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