Orchard Kids

Regular Schedule starting August 20

8 a.m. – Infants to 2-year-olds
9:30 & 11 a.m. – Infants to 5th grade

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m a visitor. Where do I start?
Visitors are asked to check-in at the Welcome Desk in the upstairs lobby or in the lower level Orchard Kids Lobby. You will get more information about our current Orchard Kids programming there.

What happens if my child needs me during the worship service?
Parents of infants through kindergartners will be contacted through a pager you will receive at check-in. Children 1st through 5th grade will be escorted to you during the service.

Do you allow kids to come to the worship services?
Yes! We love it when children are in the worship services. If they get a bit to squirmy, bring them to the Family Room to watch the rest of the service.

Is there a private area where I can nurse my baby?
Our nursing room is upstairs in Room 134.

What do you offer for children with special needs?
Learn more about our special needs ministries.

Do you have anything for mom’s or families?
Yes! We have multiple LIFE Groups, studies and events for women. Check the women’s ministries page or scroll down to see opportunities to meet other families.

More questions? Contact Heather Safford, 224.764.4026, Director of Children’s Ministries.


Awana is a ministry committed to reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve him on Tuesdays throughout the school year! Awana clubs are a place where children 3-years-old to 5th grade can play games, memorize Bible verses and learn Bible lessons. Have questions about Awana or registration? Read our Awana Frequently Asked Questions.

Club Information: Tuesdays, September 12 – April 17

Awana Volunteers: Do you regularly attend The Orchard and want to volunteer in Awana? Register here.
Questions with registration?
 Contact Michelle Murphy at 224.764.4031.

Family Nights

Second Saturdays: November, January, March and May, 4 p.m.
Join us for a night of fellowship, food and fun as we gather with other families at The Orchard.  We share in a potluck meal, have crafts, a family focus time, open gym and a movie.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Stay tuned for future Family Nights.

Adoption Group

Has your family been (or will soon be) blessed by adoption? If so, would you like to meet other adoptive families? Contact Stephanie Bucataru at 847.347.4654.

Children’s Choir

Practices: Sundays starting September 10, 8:45-9:20 a.m., Room 026
Calling all children Kindergarten through 5th grade who love to sing. Contact Lauren Hiebert or Alicen Manus with questions.

Child Dedication

Child dedication is an acknowledgment by parents that they have been entrusted with their child by God. It is also a commitment to teach, train and model godliness for your child—a pledge you are asked to take publicly, before God and our church family.

The next child dedication is Sunday, October 29 during the worship services. If you’d like to participate in the next child dedication, fill out a child dedication request form by October 8. Save the date for the child dedication class October 15 at 11 a.m. in Room 015.