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Young Adults Ministry

Over the last two years, we have seen great growth in our young adults community. We are so encouraged to see them excited to fellowship in the... (read more)

Stacia and Richard Campbell

Stacia and Richard Campbell, along with their children Kayla and Hudson began attending The Orchard Itasca in the summer of 2021 and immediately found a home here. Their entire family has begun serving and has been a great blessing to the congregation.

Nina's Story

Nina, a young girl who attends The Orchard Northfield, was very moved by this year’s encouragement to invite a neighbor to church. She wrote a personal note to her neighbors to invite them to church on Easter Sunday. Nina joyfully prayed for their attendance.

Natalie Ruffner

Natalie serves as an Awana Cubbies Director who can’t help but invite young families to bring their children to Awana! Each week, she conveys her love of the Gospel and the moving of the Spirit.

Andrew Mascetti

Andrew Mascetti has been a believer in Jesus for many years and wanted to be baptized. When baptism was recently offered at The Orchard Itasca on January 9, 2022, Andrew was eager to make this public declaration of his faith. Read more here!

Sean's Story

Before Sean’s sophomore year of high school, his parents divorced. This news devastated him. He turned to racing cars as an outlet, but this did not satisfy the pain he felt inside. That’s when he met students from The Orchard. Sean found solace attending the youth group on Wednesday nights and...

Itasca Bible Outreach Give Away

The Orchard Itasca’s Outreach Bible Give Away program encourages congregation members to gift a Bible to friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers that may not have one. So far, congregation members have given away 21 ESV Bibles to friends, family and neighbors.

Oliver Meja

“I just wanted to thank you! You guys are doing an amazing job, my son came home lit up and so excited.” Seventh grade student Oliver Meja registered for Youth Group at The Orchard Northfield after his mom saw The Orchard’s booth at Northfield Market and Music. When she saw that there was a...

Marengo Youth Group

"Marengo’s youth group is growing! These students not only come to have fun, but are also putting their faith into action by becoming Awana Jr. Leaders. It brings so much joy to see these young people start out as Cubbies in Awana, and now helping to lead others. They are becoming mentors."

Matthew Lothery

After four weeks, the congregation already feels like family! Everyone I have met is so warm, welcoming, and friendly. I am so grateful to the Lord for how he has provided such encouraging pastors, loving people, and a great place at Vernon Hills. God is so faithful, and I am excited to see what...

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