Upcoming Events

2024/2025 Awana Clubs

We are excited to offer Awana Clubs here at Candlelight!

Registration begins August 1, 2024

September 2024 thru May 2025 Program

Awana Cubbies, Sparks, Truth & Training

Begins Thursday, September 5th

Thursdays, from 6:10 pm to 8:15 pm

Where: Candlelight Church

Awana Youth Ministries Trek and Journey

Begins Sunday, September 8th

Sundays from 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm

Where: Skate Plaza (next to the church)

More info HERE

Women’s Weekly Devotional Hike

Registration Required

When: June 4th thru August 27th

Day of Week/Time: Every Tuesday at 10 am

What: A hike and a devotional. Invite your friends and bring your kids to enjoy the outside, God's creation, and get some Biblically-advised fellowship.

Where: Tubbs Hill, meeting on the Sanders Beach side by the Eastside Park parking lot. This 2-acre park is located at 982 East Lakeshore Drive. East Tubbs Hill offers open space, restrooms, a parking lot trail head, a Tubbs Hill map interpretive sign, and trail access. Click here for a large overview map of Tubbs Hill.

Directions: From I-90 take 15th Street south, turn right on Mullan Avenue and left on 10th Street.

What to bring: Towel, water, sunscreen, bug spray and a lunch or snack to enjoy during or after your hike.

Childcare: With advance notice, childcare is available from birth thru 6th grade at Candlelight. Please contact Children's Ministry ( by Friday the week before each time you wish to hike to schedule childcare.

Questions, contact Shani at

Register Here!

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, July 27, 2024


  • Saturday, July 27th at Candlelight  No sign-ups, just attend! 
  • Potluck Breakfast:  Any item welcome
  • 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM  GYM  · (Use the north door to enter the building)
  • This breakfast is a PERFECT opportunity for getting to know other men in your Church family.  During our time together you will receive great food, awesome fellowship, and great conversation!

Discussion Topic:  Neurology author/speaker/consultant, Mike Ochsner, is going to talk to us about recent advances in brain imaging and brain science and how vision, balance, and other brain functions are fingerprints of a loving the point that it would have been impossible for evolution to have happened.  Some of what we'll cover will be like opening God's owner's manual for your brain.  Join Us!

Candlelight Youth Camp Out Weekends

7th – 12th Grade 

Girls Youth Camp:  July 26 - July 28

Boys Youth Camp: August 2 - August 4

Cost: $15.00 per youth

Campers should bring their own tents, sleeping bags, toiletries, and other personal items.

Registration required to attend

Location of Camp: Private 20 acre property located in Careywood, Idaho. This location is nestled in the beautiful mountain area of Careywood surrounded by wildlife and trees.

Calling all Youth! We are thrilled to announce TWO Youth Camp Out Weekends! First, join us for the Girls Camp Out on July 26-28, designed for middle and high school girls. Following that, we have the Boys Camp Out on August 2-4, for middle and high school boys.

Both weekends will include delicious food, fun activities, worship, encouraging messages, sessions, and much more! The cost is only $15.00 per camper, which covers all meals!

Deadline to Register for Girls: July 19th

Deadline to Register for Boys: July 26th

Bus Transportation Provided

Leave Candlelight Friday at 4:00 pm. Return to Candlelight Sunday at 12:00 PM

Forms Required:

Candlelight Release of Liability & Medical Consent Form: Please pick up forms at the church information desk, or click HERE to access printable forms.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Scholarships: At Candlelight, we don’t want finances to be the reason that a student is not able to have an opportunity to attend any of our youth events. We desire to make all our events possible for as many families as possible.

For questions contact Youth Pastor, Jeff Gambrino:

Register HERE for GIRLS Camp (July 26 - July 28)

Register HERE for BOYS Camp (August 2 - August 4)

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Friday, August 2, 2024 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • Spokane Indians vs Hillsboro Hops - Avista Stadium in Spokane  - 602 N. Havana
  • Gates open at 5:30
  • Cost $13.00 per seat (group rate – 3 & under free when they share a seat)
  • Meet at the stadium or ride the church bus for FREE (sign up for the bus below)
  • Spectacular fireworks night
  • Parking is FREE at Avista Stadium

TICKETS FOR THE GAME ARE RESERVED ON SPOKANE INDIAN’S WEBSITE (download or print tickets from the website): Get tickets HERE!

RIDE THE CHURCH BUS: Candlelight’s bus can take up to 50 people. Children under age 18 must ride with an adult. Please meet at the church at 5 pm.

Reserve a seat today!  Sign up the family on one form.


8-Week Biblical Citizenship Class

Friday, August 16, 2024 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

August 16th – Oct 4th

Registration Required

Fridays 6 pm to 8 pm

Candlelight Sanctuary


No cost to attend

OK to join anytime

Curriculum by Patriot Academy & Turning Point USA

Sign up HERE

This full course goes deep, article by article through the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. You will learn about executive orders, recess appointments, the Electoral College, the powers of Congress and the President, freedom of religion, and how the founders relied on their Christian Biblical worldview to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.

You will also learn encouraging historical facts and inspirational true stories that are not taught in our educational institutions today. All in all, you will be edified and equipped to operationalize your faith and practice Biblical Citizenship in Modern America. Don’t miss this exciting 8-Week Biblical Citizenship Class!

All Church Family Picnic

Sunday, August 18, 2024

Bluegrass Park in CDA

11 Acres located at 6071 N Courcelles Pkwy

 Click here for directional map

Hours of Picnic: 10:30 AM to 4 PM · All ages welcome!

Services will take place at the church · 7:30 am · 9 am · 10:30 am · 12 pm

We need volunteers!  See sign up form below.

We will also have bounce houses for kids of all ages!  Kids please wear socks.

Splash pad & basketball court at the park.

Kona Ice (shaved ice dessert) available for purchase - $3 to $7 each. Kona Ice is nutritious and delicious! 

No dogs allowed.

Church provides hamburgers, hot dogs & water.

What to bring: Side dish or dessert to share • Chairs and umbrella for shade or pop-up tent · Frisbee or football.

Volunteer Tasks: Set up, clean up, set up condiments, forks, spoons, etc, monitor side-dish or dessert table, bounce house supervision for safety (one-hour shifts), or volunteer anywhere.

Sign Up to Volunteer HERE!

Newcomer’s Class

Sunday, August 25, 2024 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Place: Upstairs Chapel

Sign-Ups Required

Learn About:

Who We Are & What We Believe

Learn about our different ministries offered at Candlelight

What is the “Next Step”?

Only (1) one-hour class

Sign Up HERE

C4 - Candlelight Christian Core Curriculum

Monday, September 9, 2024 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

The Truth Project

“Do you really believe that what you believe is really real?”

Date(s): Sept 9th thru Dec 16th

When: Every Monday 6 pm to 7:30 pm

Place: Church Sanctuary

Sign up to attend

FREE!  Ok to attend anytime

There will be an hour video lesson and then a discussion session

No homework or workbook

No Childcare

See Weekly Schedule HERE

Sign up HERE

Live stream not available due to copyright restrictions

The latest survey shows that 70% of Americans consider themselves to be Christian. Just 6% possess a Biblical worldview (based on a set of very fundamental questions such as: is there absolute truth?, is the Bible the infallible Word of God?, etc.) We would think that the percentage is very different for the true, believing church. But we’d be wrong. Among those who self-identify as born-again, evangelical Christians, the number is 9%.

The Truth Project is something you should prayerfully consider. Its goal is to equip believers with God’s truth in a systematic and comprehensive way - showing that there is no place you can turn in this world that God has not given us His truth: science, history, philosophy, government, and every other aspect of our world and lives.

Membership Classes


Sept. 29th, Oct. 6th, Oct. 13th

Time: 9 AM – 10:00 AM

Place: Upstairs Chapel

Sign-Ups Required

We encourage you to become a committed, long-term member of Candlelight and enjoy the benefits of membership. Benefits form a broad base of value to each member from the most significant spiritual component to the natural and physical blessings of investing in the local church family.

Part 1 (1 hour class) Sept. 29th

Biblical Dispensations: Understanding the dispensations and how they affect the way you understand your Bible.

Part 2 (1 hour class) Oct. 6th

Spiritual Gifts:  What is Cessationism vs. Continuationism?

Can a “believer” in Christ Jesus actually be “eternally secure”?

Part 3 (1 hour class) Oct. 13th

CCF leadership

Why does CCF have membership?

What does it mean to be a member of CCF?

What does it mean to participate in the body of Christ?

Sign up here!

Ark Encounter & Creation Museum Trip

Sunday, October 6, 2024, thru Thursday, October 10, 2024

Experience the Bible like never before on this Ark Encounter vacation package that brings you face-to-face with Genesis, the life-size re-creation of Noah’s Ark, and the Creation Museum!  Reserve your spot to go today!

Cost Per Person (does not include airline ticket): $820.00 to $1,560.00. 

Balance due by September 1, 2024. 

Please Note: The final trip cost will be determined by the number of travelers. Your cost will be determined after you register. We will contact you with the amount due.

Non-refundable deposit required to register:

Single - $300.00. 

Family of two or more - $500.00. 

Deposit due by August 1, 2024.

Cost per person will cover:

  • All nights in a fabulous hotel!  (2 queen beds in each room): Hilton Cincinnati Airport, Florence, Kentucky. 
  • Meals included – Breakfast & Dinner
  • Entry tickets to Ark Encounter and Creation Museum
  • All ground transportation in a private air-conditioned coach bus
  • Bus tips included


Day 1: Sunday, Oct 6th - Arrive Cincinnati, OH

Day 2: Monday, Oct 7th- Ark Encounter (Breakfast Included)

After breakfast, we board the bus for Williamstown, Kentucky to tour The Ark Encounter.  What a sight to see!  It’s over 50 feet tall and nearly 2 football fields long built according to the dimensions in the Bible.  As you enter Noah’s world aboard the massive Ark, you’ll tour three decks filled with scores of world-class exhibit bays. These stunning exhibits allow you to experience what Noah’s life may have been like. You will experience biblical times like never before!

Day 3: Tuesday, Oct 8th - Creation Museum (Breakfast Included)

The Creation Museum shows why God´s infallible Word, rather than man´s faulty assumptions, is the place to begin if we want to make sense of our world.

This 75,000-square-foot facility allows families to experience Earth's history as God has revealed it in the Bible. Nearly 150 exhibits feature fearsome animatronic dinosaurs, talking heroes of the faith, and professional displays that honor God´s Word. The museum also boasts a fun-filled, 200-seat special effects theater, a state-of-the-art planetarium, a Children’s Zoo, nature trails, and lots more.

Day 4: Wednesday, Oct 9th - Free Day (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Day 5: Thursday, Oct 10th - Depart (Breakfast Included)

Questions? Contact Jenna Dunn, Events Coordinator:

Register HERE!

2025 Israel Tour with Pastor Paul & Brenda

Wednesday, March 26, 2025 to Thursday, April 10, 2025

March 26 thru April 10, 2025

2025 Cost TBD (2024 trip cost was $5,000 per person)

Cost per person will cover double occupancy, plus flights.  Additional cost for single travelers who desire a private room.

Each traveler is responsible for their own air travel to and from Israel.

All ground transportation in a private air-conditioned Wi-Fi bus.

All nights in fabulous hotels!  Tips included.

Breakfast & dinner at each hotel.  One lunch included.

Questions? Contact

This is your chance to see the Bible come alive! This extensive trip will take you to amazing Biblical sites such as the Temple Mount, Bethlehem Fields, and the Jordan River. Walk where Jesus walked. Stand upon Mount Carmel where Elijah battled the prophets of Ba-al and God sent down fire from heaven. Share communion with other believers at the Garden Tomb. You will never read your Bible the same way again!  You will be awestruck and filled! Join us, as we fellowship together on our trip to The Holy Land.

Free Family Skating for Candlelight Families!

Every Sunday

1 pm to 3:30 pm

Skate Plaza (next to the church)

Free admission & skating – Pick up a Sunday pass at the information desk (Candlelight attendees only)

Food available for purchase

Join us for a fun time skating and fellowship at our very own skating rink, Skate Plaza! We are opening the skating rink for Candlelight families every Sunday! No cost for admission & skating. Skating is great for kids, teenagers, adults, parents, and grandparents and it’s a great exercise for all!

Candlelight Community Bulletin Board

Candlelight’s Community Bulletin board is open to members and regular attendees to advertise their small business, upcoming event, item for sale, or want ad.

  • To submit an ad for consideration, please drop a flyer by the information booth, along with your contact information.

  • Approval is required and will be granted on a case-by-case basis. There may be events or businesses we decline due to a difference in philosophy or other concerns.

  • Ads are not an endorsement by Candlelight. Candlelight accepts no liability for transactions facilitated by the Community Bulletin Board.

Loose Change Sunday

Last Sunday of Every Month!

Here at Candlelight, we give our loose change coins to support Open Arms Pregnancy Care Center & Real Choices Clinic the last Sunday of every month. Open Arms offers support, information, and compassion to those facing the challenge of an unplanned pregnancy. Our services are focused on educating both men and women on everything related to abortions, pregnancy, parenting, and adoption.

Fight Hunger In Our Community – Join Us with a Food Drive

Ongoing Donations Accepted in the Lobby: Sun – Thurs

Candlelight has partnered with the local Union Gospel Mission to demonstrate Christ’s love by providing food to those who are in crisis and need assistance. The Food Banks serve hundreds of families each month. We will have a permanent barrel in the lobby for all donated food items. Join us as we help feed the needy in our local community.

List of Needed Food Items – Please NO outdated food items

Peanut Butter & Jelly; Canned Stew; Canned Yams & Beans; Low Sugar Cereal; Canned Meats and Chili (no canned tuna); Canned vegetables & fruit

No fruit cocktail