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Marengo | Kids

We're passionate about shaping the lives of children as they grow & flourish in their understanding of who God is and what He’s doing in the world.

We've created a safe and caring environment – every volunteer goes through a screening/background check process. We celebrate milestones in your child’s life, including child dedication.
Stop by our Welcome Desk, we’d love to meet you! Please introduce yourself to one of our staff members so that we can answer any questions you have about Orchard Kids.


Join us for our Summer family events!

  1. Block Party:  Join us for a block party event at Ridge Park with music, games, and snacks! July 16, 2-4 p.m., Ridge Park 710 Doral Dr. Marengo, IL 60152.

  2. Grill and Games Picnic: Please join us at The Orchard Marengo for our Annual Picnic plus a s'more bonfire and games! Come have supper outside and enjoy fellowship at this family-friendly event for the whole congregation. August 14, 6-8 p.m. Registration opens July 17.

When We Meet

Sundays, 10 a.m.

Nursery: infant to 3-year-olds in Room 101, Lower Level
Primary: 4-year-olds to 5th grade, Lower Level 
Children in primary sit with their parents in the worship service until 10:20 a.m. and are dismissed to Orchard Kids, 10:20 - 11 a.m.

Wednesday evenings, during the school year

Awana, our mid-week program, is a ministry committed to reaching boys & girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him. Awana runs from September to April.
Children 3 years old to 5th grade play games, memorize Bible verses and learn Bible lessons:

Cubbies (3 & 4-year-olds) 
Sparks (K - 2nd grade) 
T&T (3rd - 5th grade)

Awana Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open.

Contact

Dillon Mack, Pastor of Worship and Families, 815.568.6076

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 matching adult pick-up nametag. 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.

FAQ

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.