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What to Expect

Each weekend experience feels unique to the community you’re visiting! At our Marengo location, for example, you’ll find the casual, small-town feel you’d expect in McHenry County, while Arlington Heights congregation, our largest, offers a choir and orchestra in addition to a contemporary worship band. If you're joining us online, expect to be greeted by a friendly host and joined by many others who are worshiping from a distance just like you.

 

Check us out here Sundays, 10 a.m. for a meaningful experience of musical worship, prayer, and teaching from the Bible. Feel free to engage with the online hosts or other attenders through the chat feature. Learn more about The Orchard Online here

You’ll experience preaching with a mix of in person and video preaching. Our senior pastor, Colin Smith, preaches in person and via video (the only preacher you’ll hear on video) part of the year. Other pastors from the church will preach in person the rest of the year. Some services are traditional and some are contemporary.

Wear what you feel most comfortable in! You’ll see others in everything from jeans and T-shirts to suits and ties.

We’ve got some pretty amazing activities and curriculum for children and students that are led by our fun, committed and screened volunteers and staff.

LIFE Groups are meeting continually throughout the week and most congregations offer mid-week programs for children and students.

 

What are my next steps?

When you arrive for church, stop by the Welcome Center. We’d love to meet and give you a small gift. If you have kids and would like to take them to Orchard Kids or Student Ministries, we’ll show you where and how to check them in.  

For those joining online, make sure to complete the connection card in order to get further connected and don't hesitate to ask the host any questions.
 
After your visit, take your next step: 

Arlington Heights

Barrington

  • Next Steps Class 
  • If you want to connect further, join a LIFE Group

Chicago

  • Church Lunch 
  • If you want to connect further, join a LIFE Group

Itasca

  • Next Steps Class
  • If you want to connect further, join a LIFE Group

Marengo 

Northfield

  • Next Steps Lunch 
  • If you want to connect further, join a LIFE Group

Vernon Hills 

  • If you want to connect further, join a LIFE Group

Online

  • We don't have any events planned currently, but email Claire Bechard to let us know you're interested. 
  • If you want to connect further, join a LIFE Group

 

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Multicultural

If English isn’t your first language, that’s fine! We’ve got plenty of translations, groups and classes for you to get involved in! To connect with someone who speaks your native language, contact Shohei Suzuki, Director of Multicultural Ministries, 847.852.2211.