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Itasca | 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.

If you'll be bringing your kids to church for the first time, we'd love to know you're coming. Fill out this short form and let us know you'll be attending. When you arrive, stop by one of our Welcome Desks. 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 about Orchard Kids. 

When We Meet

Sundays, 10:30 a.m.

  • Nursery (infants to 2-year-olds): Room 200 upper level
  • Preschool (3 to 5-year-olds): Room 101 lower level
  • Primary (K-5th grade): Room 102 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-years-old) 
  • Sparks (K-2nd grade) 
  • T&T (3rd-5th grade)

Register for Awana

 

Online Resources 

We are using the Gospel Project's online curriculum to allow children to grow in their understanding of the Bible at home throughout the week. You can find those resources here (scroll to the bottom under Kids Resources). 

Security

All Orchard Kids are required to check in at one of our kiosks to receive a child check-in nametag and a classroom ticket to give to their teacher. Parents will receive a text message with their child’s pick-up claim tag. The parent number used for check in is printed on your child’s name tag. In the event the teacher needs to reach you, they will text using that cell phone number.

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

Pastor Kyle Green, 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 let us know when you sign in or on the registration card 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.