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Marengo | 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. We also celebrate milestones in your child’s life, including child dedication. 

Kids spend time in Bible lessons, sing children's worship songs, do crafts and play games. 

Stop by the Orchard Kids 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 and answer any questions you might have about Orchard Kids.

When We Meet

Sundays, 9:30 a.m.

  • Nursery (ages infant - 3-years-old):  Room 101 Lower Level
  • Preschool (PreK - 1st grade): Room 104 Lower Level
  • Primary (2nd - 5th grade): Room 106 Lower Level

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 year olds) 
  • Sparks (K - 2nd grade) 
  • T&T (3rd - 5th grade) 

Register for Awana. 



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.  


Rachel Kouris, Pastoral Resident, 815.568.6076


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.