Finding Your Place in the Body of Christ.
Areas of Service
If you are interested in any of the ministries listed, go to Get Involved. There you will find a form through which you may easily contact the leaders of as many ministries as you wish.
AWANA is designed to provide physical, social, mental, and spiritual activities for children. It’s a great way to develop new friends and learn how the Bible relates to today’s needs. The goal is to introduce boys and girls to Jesus Christ and reinforce the life principles found in the Bible. Programs begin at age 3 all the way up to high school. AWANA trains adults & high school teens as volunteers to work in all the programs.
Sunday School: Children are taught God’s Word from the Bible as well as through stories, games and crafts. Security is in place for all children during Sunday School to ensure that each child is safe and secure from all outside distractions.
Trail Life is a Christ-centered, high adventure ministry for boys that endeavors to “be the premier national character development organization for young men which produces godly and responsible husbands, fathers and citizens.” This program, for ages 5-24, centers on outdoor experiences that build skills and allows the youth to grow on a personal level and as a role model for his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible.
VBS gives children a chance to experience God’s Word in many fun and unforgettable ways! Each year Candlelight is transformed into a magical land where they come to understand God’s love for them through the Word, fun and fellowship, and the care shown to them by volunteers. In the year 2014, we served over 250 children. Entire families were changed as many of them came to saving faith in Jesus.
Youth & Young Adults
Responding to the spiritual needs of teens is about building trusting relationships. Candlelight Christian Fellowship strives to walk with young people on their journeys from Jr. High School to High School age, recognizing their gifts for ministry, their questions about spirituality, and their desire to make a difference in the world. Our youth pastors, along with their leadership team, inspire, affirm and equip our youth for discipleship and Christian leadership in their lives and in our communities.
We believe that God is raising a generation of young people who will be radically used by Him to impact the world around us. We also believe that it is time for young adults to be the example, set the standard, and live lives that are marked by the hand of God. We are dedicated to the area of building leadership in young adults that impact our community. We offer the necessary tools and teaching to attain the life that we are called to live. With relevant bible teaching, vibrant worship, and fellowship, there is something for everyone. Join us for great fellowship, amazing worship, and a powerful word from the scripture. View Details
Vision: To be available and accessible in order to provide encouragement, support, and spiritual guidance to youth, their families, and the communities which serve them through Idaho’s Juvenile Justice System.
is focused on putting God’s love into action by giving hope, joy, and fellowship to isolated seniors. We hope you too, will want to help show love to our lonely elderly who have given so much to their families, friends and community. Some of the ways we share God’s love is by providing:
- Monthly birthday parties where we provided personalized gifts, cards, balloons, and music.
- Creating Reminisce boards that honor the memories of residents’ lives.
- Host Christmas Card and Christmas Parties – Cards and gifts to residents and caregivers, photos, games and much more at various elder care facilities.
- Easter Baskets were given to isolated seniors which were distributed by Meals on Wheels. Included in the baskets were personal care items, books, games and food.
- Short-term goal: to deliver personalized birthday gifts to more facilities.
- Long-term goal: to open a welcoming Medicaid facility which is so desperately needed in Kootenai County.
Our ability to continue providing lonely and isolated seniors with positive, social interactions and experiences are dependent on our volunteers and community of supporters who graciously donate their time and talents to our cause.
Thank you for your interest and we hope you can help us bring more meaningful connections and smiles to lonely seniors. More information & volunteer form can be found at https://www.silverangelsfortheelderly.com/
A Knitting & Crocheting Outreach
We are sharing our God-given gifts with those in the community, all for His glory!
- Please join us if you have a heart for serving the elderly and you are experienced in knitting and/or crocheting as this is not a class
- Fellowship knitting is from 1 pm to 2:30 pm on the first & third Friday of each month
- We most gratefully accept yarn & “tools of the trade” donations
Candlelight is always looking to expand its worship team to use the musical talents of its congregation. If you play an instrument or have any tech experience and would be interested in participating, click HERE.
Painting classes are open for anyone who likes to paint and draw. It’s a time to fellowship with others and share a common interest. Classes are free! Bring your supplies and join us on Wednesdays beginning at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Any questions, contact Sandy Bergeron: email@example.com or sign up here on the website and we will call you.
If you have experience in this field of the arts, your skills may be needed.
Greeters are the hearts, eyes, and hands of Candlelight. The purpose of the Greeting Ministry is to extend a personal welcome to as many people as possible who enter the church and answer any questions. A smile can go a long way! Greeters are the first person a member or visitor comes in contact with when attending a worship service at Candlelight. Also, if needed, greeters will assist an unstable walker from the parking lot to the Sanctuary, help others overloaded with packages, and assist anyone in need of a wheelchair.
Serving the body on Sunday with a cup of coffee or tea, a donut and a warm welcome!
The Wednesday Night Kitchen Ministry purpose is to make every visitor, member, or guest feel they are special and belong at Candlelight. Create a positive attitude about the church with visitors and members. Support fellowship and community for all members.
The Wednesday Night Kitchen Ministry is responsible for supporting all the Wednesday Night Service meals, and some of our special events. The ministry plans, purchases, prepares, and serves meals, as well as implements the setup and break down of area(s) of where meals are served. In addition, the members of this ministry often present themselves in special attire that is most befitting to the planned occasion.
Spiritual gifts, skills and traits desired for people considering serving in this ministry:
- Passion for serving and catering to others
- Excellent cooking skills
- Willingness to learn
- Ability to work well with others
- Ability to follow directions
- We need Set Up/Clean Up, Main Cooks, Assistant Cooks & Line Servers
Serving on the team that facilitates Men’s Ministries.
Serving on the team that facilitates Women’s Ministries.
Senior Single Ladies meet the third Wednesday of each month at 11:30am at Candlelight for fellowship and a devotional.
The Meals of Love Ministry blesses the families of our church by providing hot meals during their time of need (hospitalization, illness, surgery, other life difficulties, etc.) You’re not making a meal…You’re making a difference!
Aiding the elderly and widows who need help with moving, home repairs, and any other needs that may arise.
Periodic e-mail updates on specific issues of interest as believers, with an emphasis on how we might have an impact.
An email-based system to alert those who want to pray for the Candlelight body.
Ushers play a dual role at Candlelight. Each arriving member or visitor is welcomed into the Sanctuary with a desire to assist in finding seats. Ushers and Security are trained to assist when necessary during the services to ensure that each individual who enters is safe and secure from all outside distractions, and every possible threat. Special security measures are in place each time children are under the responsibility of Candlelight until they are transferred back to the parent, in all children
Volunteers are needed to help out with various Church Events & Members that need our help. If interested, sign-up on this web page and indicate which area you would like to serve under notes:
Member Home Maintenance
Member Auto Repair
Special Church Events
Member Hospital Visits
Other (write in under notes on the form)
Candlelight has partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers by providing FREE prepaid calling cards to each branch of the United States Military. Please show your support for the brave active duty military members, who have made sacrifices to keep America safe, by donating a gently used cell phone. Cell phone drop off is at the Information Desk.
If you’d like to get involved in or receive the assistance of a ministry, please check the applicable options below.