The Bulletin Board is a primary source for information regarding ministry-related news items, updates and opportunities at The Orchard. It also is the place for posting congregational life announcements including weddings, showers, and death notices. If you have a notice for the Bulletin Board, email Alyssa Hillman.
Please join us for a game night on Saturday, February 9! All are welcome and encouraged to bring a snack to share.
Attend Pray First the first Sunday of the month, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. as we pray for the advance of the gospel locally, regionally and globally.
Attend Pray First the first Sunday of the month, 5-6 p.m. as we pray for the advance of the gospel locally, regionally and globally.
Pray First is Sunday, January 13, 7 p.m., Room 113.
Stay after the Saturday service and participate in Movie and Discussion the first Saturday of the month, 7:15 p.m. We will watch an evangelistic movie and have a discussion afterward. Popcorn and drinks provided.
From January 8 to March 3, we will be collecting unopened and new board games and card games to send to Durres, Albania. The church in Durres needs fun, simple ways to bring people together, and games are a great way to do that. There are two game boards – one in the Loft and one by the Orchard Kids entrance. Find a board, take a game name off of the board, purchase that game, and drop it off in Room 112 any Sunday between January 8 and March 3.
Financial Peace University (FPU) uses Dave Ramsey’s dynamic video teaching and interactive small group discussion to present biblical, practical steps to get out of debt, give, spend and save wisely. FPU will be offered on Sundays, January 13 – March 17 from 2-4 p.m. in Room 111. Register here.
Are you new to The Orchard? We want to get to know you! Come to the Newcomers Lunch Sunday, January 20 at 12 p.m. to learn more about The Orchard and meet some staff! Lunch provided. Register here.
Baptisms will take place during the worship services January 19 and 20. If interested, complete an online baptism request form by January 13.
To become a member of The Orchard, complete an online membership request form by January 13 and participate in the four-week classes Sundays, January 20-February 10, 6-7:30 p.m. Dinner provided. Contact the main office for nursery childcare needs at 630.773.1883.
Are you new to The Orchard? We want to get to know you! Come to the Newcomers Lunch Sunday, January 27 at 11:30 a.m. to learn more about The Orchard and meet some staff! Lunch provided. Register here.
The next child dedication will take place January 26/27. If you are a church member and you’d like to participate in the next child dedication, fill out a child dedication request form by January 13 and participate in the child dedication class January 20.
Are you unsure about how to share your faith or need help finding ways to share your faith? We will be offering two different workshops to help: January 26, February 16, March 16 and March 30. All workshops meet on Saturdays from 2-5 p.m. Get more info and register.
To become a member of The Orchard, complete an online membership request form by January 20 and participate in a four-week class Sundays, January 27 – February 17, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Childcare provided for infants to 5th grade. Questions? Contact Eri Heck at 224.764.4042.
Baptisms will take place during the worship services Sunday, January 27. If interested, complete an online request form by Monday, January 21.
Attend our next women’s event, Stories of Freedom, to hear stories of encouragement that remind us, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free!” (Galatians 5:1) on Friday, February 1, 6:45-9 p.m. in Student Ministries Center. Register here. Contact Eri Heck at 224.764.4042 with questions.
Join us February 2, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., as we seek to answer the questions, “How do we faithfully live out the Christian life when we’re struggling within? What role do emotions play in a Christian’s Life?” We’ll have a teaching from Pastor Tom and we’ll get to know women from our church as they share in panel discussions. Register by January 31 at 12 p.m.
To become a member of The Orchard, you must complete an online membership request form by January 27 and participate in a mandatory four-week membership class Sundays, February 3-24, 9 a.m.
If you’re newer to The Orchard or want to know more about the church, attend the Next Steps Class Sunday, February 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Room 1. We will provide an intro to The Orchard, explain roots, life and fruit, and talk about how you can get more involved. Register here.
To become a member of The Orchard, complete an online membership request form by February 14 and participate in a three-week class Sundays, February 17, 24 and March 3, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Pastor Andre Ballard at 312.471.1166.
To become a member of The Orchard, complete an online membership request form by February 11 and participate in a four-week class Sundays, February 17, 24 and March 3, 10, 12-2 p.m. A light lunch provided. Childcare provided for infants to 4-year-olds upon request in your membership request form. Questions? Contact Pastor Jared Hendricks at 815.568.6076.
Did you know we have a parking shuttle? A shuttle will run every Sunday from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. from the west Thomas Middle School parking lot to the main entrance at Door 1! The shuttle will pick you up from your car and bring you directly to the door, and vice versa. Consider using the shuttle this winter!
The Orchard Symphony brings together our church musicians with college and professional players outside the church to form a collaboration for the glory of God. Please join us for a concert on Sunday, February 24, at 7 p.m as we celebrate the creativity of our great God. Get more information here.
The Orchard is hiring! Check the website for job descriptions.
Celebrate Recovery (CR) is for anyone dealing with a compulsive or addictive behavior or a codependent relationship or for those who have been hurt by someone with these behaviors. CR meets Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. at the Arlington Heights Campus.
Have you moved or changed your contact (phone and email) information recently? Let us know! Fill out this form at any time!
Do you ever leave the contemporary worship service with a song in your head? Or did you hear a new song that you’d like to listen to again? Listen to The Orchard’s contemporary worship repertoire on Spotify by clicking here. If you don’t have a Spotify account, you can create one for free.