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We are passionate about shaping the lives of children as they grow and flourish in their understanding of who God is and what He’s doing in the world!

We have created a safe and caring environment – every volunteer goes through a screening/background check process and our secure children’s area is limited to children, their families and our volunteers. 

Kids spend time in Bible lessons that often correspond with what is being preached by the pastor that Sunday morning. They sing children's worship songs, do crafts and play games. 

Stop by the Welcome Desk to check your children into an Orchard Kids classroom. We’d love to meet you! Please introduce yourself to one of our staff members so that we can answer any questions you might have.

When We Meet

Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

  • Nursery (infants to 2-year-olds): Room 1
  • Preschool (2-year-olds to kindergarten): Room 1
  • Primary (1st to 5th grade): Room 2

Security

All children are required to check in at the Welcome Desk to receive a child check-in nametag and a matching adult pick-up nametag. All of our volunteers are background checked, screened and trained. There are always at least two screened ministry volunteers present in each classroom to ensure the safety and security of your children.  

Contact

Kristen Paraskevas, 847.867.8221

FAQ

There are always at least two screened ministry volunteers present in each classroom to ensure the safety and security of your children.

If your child has a severe food allergy, please note that when you sign in, and talk to an Orchard Kids volunteer so we are aware of the specific allergy and its severity. Additionally, we try to stay away from common food allergies with our snacks, such as nuts.

Yes! 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.

Please fill out a child dedication request form if you’re interested in dedicating your child and our staff will be in touch with you about the next child dedication dates and meetings.