God's Unique Children
We believe that God has created each child as a unique and wondrous individual. We consider the needs of the whole family and provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual growth of each child.
We believe young children learn best through various forms of play. Our developmentally appropriate program provides children the opportunities to use and to build upon their knowledge.
Our goal is to nurture the child’s self-esteem, help the child to develop respect for others and encourage his/her expression of creativity. We strive to share the Good News of the forgiveness and salvation through Christ with all people and show guidance in all areas of living in accordance with God’s Word. Children are encouraged to reflect Christ’s love and to share their gifts with others; bearing fruit for eternity.
2017-2018 Missions Calendar
Each month our Church and Schools provide our families and students with the opportunity to show Jesus’ love through us by serving our community, country, and the world.
Balm of Gilead (BOG)
The BOG is a local ministry of love offering Christ’s salvation and healing while preparing man for Kingdom service in the darkest area of Las Vegas. FCLC has the opportunity to serve in the food pantry and tutoring classes. We will be collecting backpacks/ school supplies for the children who are living in Vegas’ most desperate zip code.
Military BibleSticks & “To the Troops with Love” Care Packages
Military BibleSticks are MP3 players fully loaded with the New Testament and the Psalms through “Faith Comes by Hearing”. Each Stick costs cbp5 which includes one for the family as well.
Care packages are filled with handwritten notes and drawings from our students plus goodies from our families then sent to deployed military personnel. Preschool and Academy chapel offerings go toward the postage.
Las Vegas Rescue Mission
LVRM strives to bring life-change, self-sustainability and Christ-followers through holistic healing and equipping. They provide various services which culminate to a greater understanding of Christ. FCLCS will collect specific non-perishable foods in October.
Liberia: Hope and Care for Children (HCC) Orphanage
Hope and Care will begin Phase 2 of the school building which will include classes 7th – 12th, offices and a library. The construction should begin after the rainy season in January or February. Our chapel offerings will go toward cement for the foundation and structure. We will also collect children clothing of both genders and all sizes to be carried with the next mission team. (New and gently used are welcome!)
We seek to honor God’s sacrificial gift to us in Jesus Christ as we ourselves consider alternative gift-giving this Christmas. Would you sacrifice a conventional gift to/from someone this year to give/receive a gift that will change a person’s life?
Cambodia: Agape International Missions
Rescue a child from slavery and restore them through the Christ-centered love and holistic care in AIM’s restoration home. Funds will be sent to rescue and care for boys and girls who are learning how much Jesus loves them and the unique purpose He has created them for as they glorify God through learned skills such as: tailoring, baking, teaching, counseling and more.
Hearts for Jesus: Lutheran Special Education Ministries (LSEM)
This year’s Pacific Southwest District Hearts for Jesus project is the LSEM. This agency is reaching and serving families through Christ-centered partnerships to support children with learning needs in their academic and spiritual development. The theme of the project is Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, inspired by Psalm 139:14 which states, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
We will continue to pray and bless our own missionary family: Blake, Liz, Rachel & Abby Warren who are currently serving in Latin America and living in the Dominican Republic. Blake is the LCMS Business Manager to the Latin America Region while Liz homeschools the missionary kids in the DR. Our focus will be to pray for them daily and to bless their ministries through our chapel offerings and support. We can also collect art/craft supplies to be carried down. Please, no paper, but rather paints, stickers, felt, and any creative lightweight items are needed.
Hoving Home (Please note they have dropped “Walter” from their name)
Hoving Home offers second chances to young women whose lives have been shattered. They are empowered holistically through a Christ-centered residency program with Godly skills, morals and values. We will bless WHH by collecting: Coffee, Laundry Detergent, Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, 33 Gal. Trash Bags
Sanctity of Human Life: First Choice Pregnancy Services —– Women’s Resource Med Ctr
The preschool will conduct a baby shower to benefit the Women’s Resource, WRMC, while FLA and FCLC will hold a baby bottle drive to benefit WRMC. Both chapel offerings will go to WRMC.
Both organizations are preserving the sanctity of human life by sharing the Gospel and teaching God’s love and high value placed on human life. Both agencies also counsel and guide people who have had previous abortions into the mercy and grace of God’s forgiveness.