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Welcome to Orchard Kids!

Orchard Kids is the children’s ministry at The Orchard Church. Orchard Kids is for children aged eight weeks through fifth grade. We look forward to seeing you in The Kids’ Building on Sunday mornings! Our loving and trained volunteer crew will meet you and show you everything you need to know.

When you enter the Kids’ Building, look for the registration area under the black tin roof. We have a special place reserved for first-time registration. For security purposes, registration is required every Sunday. Health concerns and allergies are noted at registration and become part of your child’s profile. Parent and child both receive a computer generated profile sticker that is compared at pick-up.

Registration opens at 10:15, 15 minutes before the worship gathering. Please be sure all of your child’s belongings are labeled. Your child will be assigned to a nursery through clubhouse room that is based on age and developmental stage. We ask that you share any special need that your child may have with our Children’s Pastor or Clubhouse Director, in order that we best serve your child and optimize their Orchard Kids experience. Each room is painted a different color and labeled accordingly to the age of the children. Our nursery, preschool and clubhouse are currently using the Orange curriculum that teaches children three basic truths: God loves me, God made me and Jesus wants to be my friend forever. Our nursery workers are equipped to love on those babies that are ages 8 weeks to 3 years while instilling the foundations of Jesus through songs or other age and developmentally appropriate games. Our preschool teachers are ready and willing to teach those 3-5 year olds all about how much Jesus loves them through songs, dance, crafts, all the while getting a little help from our friend Ollie! Our clubhouse is a special place designed for elementary aged children, with lots of fun, games and learning about Jesus!

We hope you will join us soon. Please contact us if you have questions at 770-554-3533 or email our Director of Children’s Ministry, Christina Durden @ christina@theorchardchurch.org.

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Opportunities

Family Experience Sundays

Once or twice a year we host our PK-5th graders in adult worship and invite families to experience worship together. It’s a fun, multi-generational worship experience that’s designed to help kids and parents get on the same page about faith and begin discussing the Bible together.

Orchard Kids Recognition Sunday

Twice a year we will recognize our PK-5th grade children who receive 80% attendance or higher during the semester (August-December & January-May) and award them an Action Bible or Attendance Sticker in adult worship before they come back to their classrooms to continue their lessons for the day. Attendance is a little different during the summer with vacations and school being out, so we offer a different program. Kids who are present 75% of the time during the months of June and July, will receive a special prize!!

Vacation Bible Camp

We don’t call it school because who wants to go to school in the middle of the summer? Vacation Bible Camp happens in early June. It is fun, fun, fun and helps kids connect with God’s story through the Bible centered teaching theme that is reinforced through fun games, crafts, and songs. Vacation Bible Camp ends with VBC Celebration Sunday where the kids perform and receive a camp award.

Kids Outreach

From time to time we invite kids and parents to venture outside the walls of The Orchard to illustrate God’s love in the community. We have done this by sharing a popsicle, picking up trash, or giving a gift to public service workers. We call these illustrations of God’s love #bethedifference because our church-wide goal is show love to people in the community by being the difference. Orchard Kids is a full participant and will gather for outreach 3-4 times a year.

Wednesday Night Grow Groups

Wednesday nights are additional opportunities for our Orchard Kids, PK-5, to learn the Bible and some amazing things about Jesus. Kids are involved in small groups, recreation activities, and game/craft activities from 7:00-8:15PM.

Purpose

Connecting your child’s story with God’s story.

We don’t just entertain or babysit kids at Orchard Kids. Orchard Kids is all about partnering with you as you help your child grow up in faith. Orchard Kids is a safe, fun, and relevant place for your kids to learn about Jesus and how much He loves them.

Flowing from our overall mission of “Growing New and Fully Devoted Followers of Jesus” we want to help your child understand their life in the context of God’s great love for all people. We want to help your child connect their life story to God’s story in the bible. We want to help your child see how God has shaped them to make a difference in the world by following the loving direction and guidance of the God who created them. Most of all, we want a 5th grader to leave Orchard Kids knowing that God loves them and has a meaningful purpose for their lives.

We also believe that learning about God should be fun! We want to make sure that coming to church is fun for kids of all ages. It should be a place they want to come. God isn’t boring, and church shouldn’t be boring either. Our amazing volunteer crew spends hours each week praying for each child while preparing interactive lessons, crafts, games, and discussion that are all designed to help your child connect their story with God’s story. Our children’s program uses the Orange Curriculum for all ages- babies through 5th grade to teach children that Jesus loves them and has a specific purpose for their life.

Contact Info

1950 Hwy 81 South,
Loganville, GA 30052

770-554-3533
info@theorchardchurch.org

Featured Children’s Leader

Christina, Children's Leader

Christina, Children’s Leader

Hi! I am Christina, and I am a full time wife and mom with a license in hair design instruction. My family and I have been coming to the Orchard for 5 years. I love The Orchard because it emphasizes a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that changes your heart from the inside out.

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