The Orchard Blog

Finally… by orchardblog
August 31, 2004, 11:13 am
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The silence is broken. We apologize for the lack of blogging happening here. You would almost think we are actually busy or something…! 🙂 These are busy times here @ The Orchard. A lot of great things happening – preparing for a NEW series beginning in a few weeks, gearing up for a busy, busy fall, etc…

Don’t forget Orchard 101 is coming up on Sunday, September 12th. If you are interested in finding out more about The Orchard – what we believe, where we are going, why we do what we do, etc… you will not want to miss out on this. Lunch is provided at NO COST to you and we will even watch your children if you need childcare. If you haven’t signed up or would like more information, click here and we will get you set up. You can also click here for more info on Orchard 101.

Thanks for staying up to date on what’s happening @ The Orchard! Have a great day!


Churchgoers Find Faith at the Movies by orchardblog
August 20, 2004, 12:07 pm
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Habit #1 by orchardblog
August 19, 2004, 6:14 pm
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This weekend, Ted Egly will be continuing our journey through the 3 Habits of Highly Contagious Christians series. We will be looking at a very important habit and you will not want to miss it!

If you missed Scott’s talk last Sunday, don’t forget – you can download it for free by clicking here.

It’s going to be a great weekend! See you Sunday!

Back in time… by orchardblog
August 16, 2004, 9:51 pm
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Going back in time… On Sunday, July 25th the men @ OVCC had a FANTASTIC fish fry! Special thanks to Mark Anderson and his wonderful team of cooks and also to Todd Wollin and his barbership quartet for providing some fun entertainment.

Get ready for some more “men only” events happening soon!

See the Men’s Fish Fry Photo Album here!

Leadership Summit by orchardblog
August 13, 2004, 7:57 am
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This week a few of the Orchard staff team have been attending the Willow Creek Leadership Summit. This is an annual leadership conference that is shot out via satellite to over 41,000 people all over the US from a tiny little church called Willow Creek Community Church up in South Barrington. Ok, so maybe it’s not that small… 🙂

So far, we have had the opporunity to hear from Bill Hybels, Pat Summitt and T.D. Jakes. Today we will hear from Marcus Buckingham, Steven Sample and Tim Sanders. It’s a GREAT mix of top notch leaders from both the church and business world.

These types of conferences are always a great time to break away from the everyday routine and be reminded of some great principles of leadership (as well as lots of new ideas).

Have a great day!

BBQ & Baptism Pics! by orchardblog
August 12, 2004, 1:39 am
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BBQ & Baptism pics are now available online!

Click here.

Orchard Teens by orchardblog
August 11, 2004, 10:02 am
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On July 28th, the junior and senior high youth went on a photo scavenger hunt in downtown Naperville! We divided into two teams and went around town taking pictures of a variety of objects and people.

Points were awarded for each picture taken. (For example, this picture of Amber in the police car below was worth 10 points). We concluded our evening with pizza at Lou Malnatti’s.

All 7-12th graders are welcome to join us for a bar-b-que on Wednesday, August 25th. We will be kicking off the school year with some food and games… you won’t want to miss out on the fun!!! Pick up a flyer at the information booth, or e-mail Jill Costanzi at for more information.

One more pic – check this out!