Orchard Kids

Regular Schedule

Sundays, 8 a.m. – Infants to 2-year-olds
Sundays, 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. 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 too squirmy, feel free to 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 and events for women. Check the women’s ministries page or scroll down to see opportunities to meet other families.

Orchard Kids Volunteer Opportunities

If you regularly attend The Orchard and would like to serve in Orchard Kids, fill out the Volunteer Application (16-years-old and older) or the Youth Helper Application (15-year-old and younger). 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. Questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions doc or contact Amy Wilson, 224.764.4031.

Clubs: Tuesdays, September 11 – April 16

Awana Volunteer Opportunities

If you regularly attend The Orchard and would like to serve in Awana (including Junior Leaders), register here or contact Amy Wilson, 224.764.4031.

Project Lionheart

Saturdays, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15, 9-11 a.m., Room 111
Project Lionheart is designed for 8-year-olds to middle schoolers. The six video lessons teach children about God’s love for orphans—both spiritual and physical. This is an opportunity to open your children’s eyes to the realities of the world cross-culturally, without leaving home. This is a drop-off event. RSVP to Lexie Bollweg.

Family Nights

Saturday, November 3, 4:30-7 p.m., Room 032 and Gym
Fall Family Karaoke Night: Bring a side dish and dessert to share as we enjoy a meal, crafts, playground and karaoke!
RSVP to Lauren Hiebert.

Adoption Group

Questions? 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

Sundays, 8:45-9:20 a.m., Room 026
If your child (kindergarten to 7th grade) loves to sing and would like to join, contact Lauren Hiebert.

Child Dedication

Members of The Orchard are welcome to participate in 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 28 during the worship services. If you’d like to participate in the next child dedication, fill out a child dedication request form by October 15.