FISH Children's Ministry


The FISH (Fun, Inspirational, Spiritual, Home) Children’s Ministry at Christ Lutheran Church exists to bring the light of Christ into the world by loving children and their parents, inspiring and equipping them to become lifelong followers of Jesus.

We accomplish this vision and mission through relationships developed in our Worship Services, Nursery, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and the family-friendly environment that is created during worship and through the physical space of our church.

“Jesus said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’ And He took the children in His arms, placed His hands on them and blessed them.”     Mark 10:14-16

We hope you join us and we pray that Christ’s blessings are passed on to your children!


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A FISH Sunday School class in session
FISH Kids singing during worship service



Worship Services

Christ Lutheran Church wants you to know ALL children are welcome and wanted in our worship services! Our children will learn the value of worshiping our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, by watching us worship.

The Children’s Message is a special lesson geared toward children during our Sunday worship service at 10:30 AM. The message is led by our staff, youth, or other lay leaders who find creative ways to tell God’s Big Story so that our little ones can understand the precious gift of His love for them.

“Kid Kits” are available in the back of the sanctuary so that children can do quiet activities during worship services. Kits are to be returned after the service so that they are available for the following weekend.

Children’s Worship Bulletins, for ages 3-6 & 7-12, are available during worship services as well – they are available in the “Kid Kits” or ask an usher for one.



FISH Sunday School

Sundays @ 10:45 AM (Sept.-May) for kids ages 4 through 6th Grade

During our time together, we teach God’s Love through Jesus, Bible Study, and Life Application. We concentrate on Building Relationships…with Jesus, with each other, and with the congregation. We are currently using Tru curriculum from David C. Cook Ministries.

Sunday School Milestones: To keep in touch with the traditions of the church, each grade level will be taught a specific part of our faith. Each milestone will be emphasized throughout the year:

  • Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten will be taught John 3:16
  • 1st Grade will learn The Lord’s Prayer
  • 2nd Grade will be taught the Ten Commandments
  • 3rd Graders are gifted Bibles and will learn about Communion
  • 4th Graders will memorize the Books of the Bible
  • 5th & 6th Graders will learn The Apostle’s Creed

 

Click here for 2016-2017 Registration Form

 

For more information contact Kari McCrady, Director of Family Ministries/Education
at 862-2615 ext. 225, or kari@clcwhitefish.org



FISH Nursery

Sundays @ 9:00 AM & 10:30 AM for children through age 3.

It is a great privilege to care for little children! Our goal in the nursery is to provide a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for children through age 3.


For more information contact the church office @ 862-2615.



Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Click here for link to the VBS page

For more information contact Kari McCrady, Director of Family Ministries/Education
at 862-2615 ext. 225, or kari@clcwhitefish.org



Family Resources

Family Faith Night

CLC families are invited to Family Faith Night every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Activities are appropriate for ages 3 years on up and childcare is available for children ages 0-2 years. Contact Kari McCrady, Director of Family Ministries (862-2615 ext.225) if you have questions.


Parenting Resources

Each month, a great parenting resource for your family is available by clicking HomeFront Magazine Printed copies are also available at CLC each month at Family Faith Nights and outside the Sunday School office in the Education Wing. There are great activities for all family members to complete together!




Love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them upon your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your house and on your gates.    Deut. 6:4-9

 

Christ Lutheran Church • 5150 River Lakes Parkway, Whitefish, MT 59937 • 406-862-2615

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