Welcome!

Take your first step at
The Orchard by choosing
the congregation near you.

I'm New

What are my next steps?

Let us know you're new here!

Connection Card

Whether you're joining us in person or online, the connection card is the best way to stay connected. Through this card, you can communicate questions and prayer requests with our staff.

I'm New: Kids

If you're bringing your kids to church, we'd love to know you're coming. Fill out this short form and let us know you'll be attending. 

LIFE Groups

Looking for more connection? Join a LIFE Group! LIFE Groups provide an opportunity to study the Bible, develop deep relationships, and grow with a small group of people. LIFE Groups meet regularly in various locations, including on Zoom. Explore and find a LIFE Group here today!

What to Expect


In Person

Each worship experience is unique to the location you’re visiting! At our Marengo location, you’ll find the casual, small-town feel you’d expect in McHenry County. At our Arlington Heights location - our largest - you'll experience our choir & orchestra, in addition to the contemporary worship band. Join us at any of our six locations for worship and preaching from the Bible. Let us know you're new by filling out this short form.

Online 

If you're joining via Livestream, you'll experience the worship service live from any of our six congregations. Find service times for each location here.

Join the livestream at any of our locations here. If you miss the service, you'll be able to watch the recording later on YouTube or listen on the sermons page of our website.

Join us at any location for worship and preaching from the Bible. Most services are contemporary, however some of our locations do hold classic services as well. 

Each location has a campus pastor who preaches most of the year, and our senior pastor, Colin Smith, also preaches (in person and via video) part of the year at each location.

Please wear what you feel the most comfortable in! You’ll see others in anything from jeans and a t-shirt, to a suit and tie.

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!

Orchard Kids includes programs for infants through 5th grade, and most locations host the Awana program for ages 3 to 5th grade. Students can be part of our Youth Group that meets weekly in the evening, and some locations even have Middle and High school Sunday school classes. Check the location closest to you here for details on which programs they offer.

Most congregations offer mid-week programs such as Awana for kids and Youth Group for students. For adults, LIFE Groups meet throughout the week, as well as other men's and women's group events. There are always seasonal family events to check out too!

You'll find a calendar of events for each congregation on their home page. Check here for the location closest to you!