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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. 

If you're joining us in person, 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 might have about Orchard Kids. Or, feel free to contact us using the contact information below. 

When We Meet

Sundays, 10 a.m.

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


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). 


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.  


Pastor Justin Searles815.568.6076 


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 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.