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 dedications, kindergarten Bible presentations and 5th grade graduation.
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
ORCHARD KIDS | Sundays, 10 a.m.
• Nursery (infants to 2-year-olds): Heritage Room (during summer), normally in Room 117
• Preschool (3 to 4-year-olds): Student Center (during summer), normally Room 115
• Primary (kindergarten to 2nd grade): Library (meets September - May)
• Primary (grades 3-5): Room 101 (meets September - May)
AWANA | Tuesdays, 6:30 P.M.
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. We meet during the school year, September to April.
Awana Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open.
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 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. Visitors can go to the Orchard Kids Welcome Desk to check in and obtain a temporary name tag. All of our volunteers and background checked, screened and trained.
Jeremy Schambach, Pastor of Children’s and Student Ministries, 847.531.9619
We use the same system as the local public schools to determine which classroom is the most appropriate for your child—with a September 1 cut-off date.
If we need to get in touch with you during the service, we will send a text to the phone number you used for check-in, with your child’s room number.
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, we encourage families to worship together! It’s okay if your kids are a little squirmy.
Whether you are here for the first time or have attended for years, all parents are asked to show their child’s ticket when picking up children, infants to second grade. Third through fifth grade are allowed to leave their classrooms upon dismissal, so please set up a family meeting spot.
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 dedication date and meeting.