2700 S Lemay Ave - Fort Collins, Colorado


This Sunday, July 12th, the Clearwater Nursery will be reopening. All children, birth through 3 years old, are welcome to check in! We are excited to offer our nursery to our families again.

Our preschool and elementary age children will continue to sit with families and have activity bags.

Preschool and elementary bingo has been a hit with the kids! Those of you who are watching church online will be able to print out the bingo cards for your children. Kids listen to the sermon and turn their card back in for a prize after the service. If you are watching from home, we’d love for you to bring your child’s card by the church and claim a prize! This has been a great way to engage our kids during the service!

Here is what to expect if you’re checking in a child on Sunday:
• Temperatures will be checked as your family arrives at church.
• Only one check-in station will be located inside the nursery check-in door.
• Only one staff person will be checking children in so that the keyboard remains clean.
• Only one family at a time will be allowed in the check-in area. Please wait your turn outside the door until you are called in.
• All volunteers will be required to wear a mask.
• Children will not be required to wear a mask.
• Rooms and all surfaces have been sanitized.
• Frequent hand washing, and surface sanitizing will occur during the church service.
• Cheerios will be served. Volunteers will wear gloves so as not to touch the food.
• Diapers will only be changed if parents give volunteers permission to do so.
• At checkout, only one family at a time will be allowed in the check in/out area.

All below information is on hold until further notice due to COVID-19. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates on our website, through email and on Facebook. Thank you for understanding that our first priority is for the safety and health of our precious church family. We pray for everyone who is affected to experience God’s presence and healing in this unique season. We stand firm that our Almighty God is on the Throne and we abide in His Kingdom of Peace and that we can be hope and love for the world.


Clearwater KIDS Sunday morning happenings:
• 9:00 a.m. – KICKSTART. Classes for kids of all ages. Start your Sunday off right! Fun, friends, and some extra time with Jesus. Check in your child to their regular classroom. Nursery/preschool kids will transition straight from KICKSTART to children’s church when finished, no need to pick them up in between.

• 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Children’s Church. Fun and engaging, age appropriate classes for children from birth through elementary school.

God loves kids! Here at Clearwater your child has his or her own special place to grow, make friends and discover God’s love for them, and we call this place Clearwater KIDS! You’ll feel comfortable with our clean, safe environments and screened, trained volunteers. We are here to partner with your family to help your children grow to know and love God. Children’s programs are offered during 9:00 a.m. adult classes and our 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Here at Clearwater Nursery and Preschool Ministry, we invite children to wonder – about God and the world around them. Age appropriate activities and lessons engage your children and help them know that God loves them, made them special and unique, and that Jesus wants to be their friend.

• Meets each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
• Contact Gay Kroening with any questions.

Our classrooms are divided by age and ability.

Baby and Toddlers – Our littlest, babies and toddlers are cared for in separate rooms. We provide a loving, nurturing atmosphere for the children to learn through play. We provide books, toys, scriptural music and prayer for birth through 30 months.

Primary classroom – for our 2 1/2 and 3 year olds. In this room, our little ones start their time with age appropriate worship followed by a Bible lesson. Then they have a game, snack, and craft that all support and enhance the story. Each week, the kids get a take-home sheet to help parents reinforce the lesson learned on Sunday. This room focuses on learning through activities that are very hands on.

Preschool classroom – for children age 4 – Kindergarten. These children receive the same structure of learning as the 2-3 year olds, however, their stories, games, crafts and activities are designed at a more advanced level. When these children graduate and move to the Elementary class, they have a strong foundation to build on for learning to love and trust our Savior in everyday life.

Clearwater KIDS nursery has the desire to create an atmosphere which welcomes each parent and child. We are here to partner with parents in raising their children in the faith. We strive to be a strong support system to the families we come in contact with.

Interested in Serving?
Want to get involved with our children’s ministry and be part of a fun, dynamic team that makes a difference in the lives of children? Great! We’d love to have you and will make sure to get you plugged into a role where you can use your unique gifts to minister to our children here at Clearwater. Take the first step in the process of becoming part of our team by emailing Gay Kroening.

Parent Cue App
Hey parents, check out the Parent Cue App. This app is designed to give parenting tools and cues important to your child’s developmental stage from birth through high school. It’s also connected to our elementary Orange Curriculum so Sunday lessons can be reinforced at home throughout the week! Download it for free now.

Our lives are busy. As parents, we want to prioritize our children. We want to do everything we can to invest in them relationally, to guide them developmentally and to help them grow in their faith in Christ. But it’s just so easy to get caught up in the urgent day-to-day business of life.

Every parent has 936 weeks of influence from the time their child is born until they graduate. Parent Cue helps you count the weeks and connects you with practical things to read, do or say to help you engage with the heart of your child this week. Designed for parents of babies through high schoolers, these prompts will come in the form of videos and things to talk about in the morning, at meal time or while you are cuddling with your toddler or driving in the car. Each week there’s even a Phase Cue to help you understand the developmental phase your child is in today.

Look for our handout this weekend and let us know if you have questions! We are so excited to share this resource with our wonderful parents! 936 weeks. You don’t want to miss a single one.
-Clearwater Kids Team

Watch how it works!

Got some questions about the new Parent Cue App?

What are the basic facts?
The latest update of the Parent Cue app is compatible with Apple’s iOS 4.3 or later and Android’s 4.0-4.4. It’s designed for parents of newborns through graduating seniors. It’s FREE!

How is it different than the old Parent Cue App?
It combines the Legacy Countdown with weekly Parent Cues and Phase Cues. What is the purpose of the app? It’s designed to help parents connect with the heart of their child every week through Bible based content (Orange Curriculum) and practical things to say and do with their child. The content is age specific, based on the number of weeks a child has left till graduation.

How do you calculate the number of weeks?
The weeks displayed in this app are approximate and based on a generalized formula created from your child’s birthday, their grade in school, and a mid-May graduation date of their anticipated Senior year.

What if a parent doesn’t go to an Orange Church?
The content and cues can be used in any family, whether or not a family attends church. What information will parents need to share on the app? Child’s name, birthdate and grade are required to receive content about their child.

They will also need to give parent name and email address. Is this information safe?
Absolutely! We promise to not share any information outside Parent Cue and all information about their child is only available to the parent.

• Download for Android
• Download for iPhone

Link to Elementary Page– (for children- Grades 1-5)

Link to Youth Group Page – (for youth- Grades 6-12)

Link to Young Adults Page – (Ages 18-30)