Are you new to the church? Please stop by the Welcome Desk and introduce yourself to Linda Green, Director of Women’s Ministries, in between services. She would be glad to answer any questions you have about women’s ministry and invite you to the next newcomer’s reception. You can also contact her via email or at 224.764.4017.

LIFE Groups

LIFEGroup-LogoFind fellowship with other believers around God’s Word by joining a women’s LIFE Group. LIFE Groups meet at various times and locations throughout the week. Many groups study the current sermon series while others use other gospel-centered studies or other books of the Bible. Review the complete list of Women’s LIFE Groups and register today!

While we would like to see everyone involved in a LIFE Group, we recognize that people are looking for other learning opportunities. See our Electives page for both Sunday and mid-week options.

Upcoming Events

  • Women’s Summer Bible Study: Wednesdays, June 28-July 26, 7-9 p.m. Meetings will take place in local homes. Register here.
  • Women’s Newcomers Reception: Are you new to The Orchard? Have you attended for some time but are looking to get more connected? Come Tuesday, August 22, 7-8:30 p.m. at 404 W. Braeside Drive, Arlington Heights. RSVP to Linda Green at 224.764.4017 by August 21.

Titus 2 Training

This one-year LIFE group  is designed to foster inter-generational relationships among women who love God’s Word and desire to know what the Bible says about who she is and how she can reflect the gospel distinctively as a woman. Drawing from the Scriptures, our aim is to encourage and equip older and younger women, both married and single, to live for God’s glory in every area of their lives. We meet on Thursday evenings for 8 weeks in the fall and 10 weeks in the winter/spring.  For more information, contact Linda Green, 224.764.4017.

Ministries for Moms

Pioneer Park Playtimes
Wednesdays, June 7–August 9, 9:30 a.m., Pioneer Park, Arlington Heights
Hang at the park and get to know others moms from The Orchard. If there’s rain, we will meet at the church gym. Questions? Check the Facebook Group: “Moms at The Orchard” or contact Emily Schumann.

Mom Coffee and Conversation
Monday, June 19 & Wednesday, June 21, 9–10:30 a.m.
Drop off kids at SpringHill and stay in the café for coffee and to meet other moms.

Great opportunities for women that include childcare for infants to 5-year-olds resuming this fall:

  1. Entrusted with a Child’s Heart
    Join other moms as we learn how to build your family on the foundation of the gospel.
  2. Give Them Grace
    For women who have gone through Entrusted with a Child’s Heart and focuses on teaching and modeling the grace we’ve been given in Christ.
  3. Life in Christ
    We will learn together how to live fruitful and purpose-filled lives (in our homes, relationships, ministries, work) for the Lord’s Glory thru the life-transforming gospel of Christ.


FOCUS Support Group
FOCUS Ministries provides hope, encouragements, education, and support to women who are struggling in difficult circumstances especially dysfunctional marriages or spousal abuse. For a meeting location and time, please email or call 847-392-4840.

Divorce Care
If you are separated or divorced, DivorceCare is a place to experience support and healing. This program has a 13-week curriculum, combining biblical teaching from Christian counselors and pastors with small group interaction and sharing. Cost is $15 and childcare is provided. Contact Liz Kruit with questions and for more information about the next session.

Read Linda Green’s blog: Chosen and Called


Pray First
This is a great opportunity to gather together to pray for local, regional and international prayer items.

Mom’s Prayer Group
Are you interested in finding other moms who are praying for their children, teachers, and schools? Contact Rachel Lehner, 847.590.1089.