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Kids

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. We also celebrate various milestones in a child’s life through child dedication and kindergarten Bible presentations.

Kids spend time in Bible lessons from a curriculum called The Gospel Project. They sing children's worship songs, do crafts and play games. 

Nursery upstairs has its own check-in. We have an Orchard Kids welcome desk and kiosk downstairs for Orchard Kids check-in. We’d love to meet you! Please introduce yourself to one of our staff members so that we can and answer any questions you might have about Orchard Kids.


When We Meet

Sundays, 9 a.m.

  • Nursery (ages infant - 2-years-old): Room 200 upper level

Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

  • Preschool (3 to 5-years-old): Room 101 lower level
  • Primary (K-5th grade): Room 102 lower level (both groups use this room for opening activities and combined large group time for worship and Bible story) Room 106 is for K-2nd small group. Room 107 for 3rd-5th small group.

Wednesday evenings, during the school year

Awana, our mid-week program, is a ministry committed to reaching boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him. Awana clubs are a place where children 3-years-old to 5th grade can play games, memorize Bible verses and learn Bible lessons. Our three clubs are:

  • Cubbies (3 & 4-years-old) 
  • Sparks (K-2nd grade) 
  • T&T (3rd-5th grade) 

Register for Awana. 

Security

All Orchard Kids are required to check in at one of our kiosks to receive a child check-in nametag and a matching adult pick-up nametag. All of our volunteers and 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

Pastor Brad Wetherell, 630.773.1883

FAQs

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.