Resources

Kids@FHC cares about you, mom and dad! Our goal is simple – to stand beside you and empower you to spiritually lead your family every day of the week. Because of this passion, we are always looking for ways to help you on your journey as a Christ-follower and parent. Our online parenting resources include staff recommended books and websites, fun videos to watch as a family, downloadables, and more.

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Books

Staff Picks

Check out what our Kids@FHC staff recommends for parents.

Why Christian Kids Rebel

by Dr. Tim Kimmel

Trading heartache for hope


Scream Free Parenting

by Hal Edward Runkel

The revolutionary approach to raising your kids by keeping your cool.

Parental Guidance Required

by Andy Stanley

How to enhance, advance, and influence your children’s relationships


Relational Parenting

by Ross Campbell

How to really love your child and how to really love your teenager


The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family

by Patrick Lencioni

A leadership fable about restoring sanity to the most important organization in your life

Grace Based Parenting

by Dr. Tim Kimmel

Creating an atmosphere of grace


Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

by Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof

Connect your family to a wider community

With Your Kids

Check out some great books to read with your kids:

The Jesus Storybook Bible

Every story whispers his name

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

by  C.S. Lewis

You Are Special

by Max Lucado

Care & Counseling Recommendations

Check out what our FHC Care & Counseling staff recommend for parents:

Parenting with Love and Logic

by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Teaching Children Responsibility


The Five Love Languages of Children

by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell

Discover your child's love language

Boundaries With Kids

by Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

How healthy choices grow healthy children


Sacred Parenting

by Gary Thomas

How raising children shapes our souls


Boundaries With Teens

by Dr. John Townsend

When to say yes and how to say no.


Family Service Opportunities

Kids@FHC is committed to opening our arms to the world and helping families develop a lifestyle of serving our local and global community. There are a lot of great organizations dedicated to reaching the lost and those in great need. Here are a few service opportunities we recommend for your family. Find something your family is passionate about and get involved! Serving has a huge impact on your children, who they become, and how they see God's world.

Global opportunities

Water Missions

A ministry committed to providing sustainable safe water solutions, through a Christian world view perspective, to people in developing countries and disasters.

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Plant With Purpose

Plant with Purpose 

A ministry committed to reversing deforestation and helping the poor restore productivity to their land to create economic opportunity out of environmental restoration. Since 1984 Plant with Purpose has helped thousands of people in nearly 250 villages lift themselves out of poverty through our holistic approach to sustainable development.

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Stop Hunger Now

Stop Hunger Now 

A hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.

Samaritan's Purpose Gift Catalog

Samaritan's Purpose Gift Catalog

A ministry committed to helping hurting people around the world by responding to urgent needs, in the name of Jesus, such as emergency food, clean water, medical care, livestock, education, and more

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Local opportunities

Charlotte Family Housing: Hawthorne Place Shelter

FHC families are asked to provide meals for 6 families on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s during the second “full” week of each month. Dinner should be delivered at 5:45 pm to St. John’s Baptist at 300 Hawthorne Street (near Presbyterian Hospital).   Volunteers are invited to join the families for dinner, stay and fellowship with the families after the meal, tutor the children and play games. Sunday lunch delivery is at 12:30 p.m. Donations of healthy snacks, breakfast, and lunch items are also needed. A House Manager (paid staff) will be on duty Monday-Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. If interested in serving, contact Marilyn Wright at blessedindeed.wright526@gmail.com

The Relatives

The Relatives is the only shelter for homeless and run-away children in Mecklenburg County. FHC families are invited to serve a meal or come up with a creative way to engage the 10 children who are living temporarily at the shelter.  Times are flexible. Volunteer suggestions: bring a meal and eat with the children, organize some games, craft projects, cooking lessons, sports in a nearby park, yard work, and painting. If interested in serving, contact the volunteer coordinator at 704-377-0602 or trvolunteer@therelatives.org

Christ Resurrection’s Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night is an evening for parents of children who are in Christ Resurrection’s after school program, A Better World.  Family Fun Night offers CR families a meal, fellowship and parenting workshops, and community speakers.  During the program, Forest Hill families are needed to provide childcare for all ages.  Bring a craft, a game or share a talent with the children at CRC.  Your kids will love the fellowship and make some new friends! Family Fun Night is from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm on the first Thursday of each month. If interested in serving, contact Yvette Parsons by email or phone 704-542-2565.

Homeless Resource Center

The HRC is a warm, friendly facility in Uptown Charlotte where the city’s homeless receive a warm hot meal and love and encouragement from volunteers from the faith community.  This is a great, safe environment for families to serve together! Families are asked to supply food and serve Fridays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. We are currently serving about 125 people. We are looking for families and LifeGroups to come together and bring a meal to share (pot-luck style). Food must be prepared in advance as there aren't any kitchen facilities on-site. At this time we do not need groups who just want to come serve the meals, as the groups who are preparing the meals are doing the serving of the meals as well. For more information contact Jenny Schmitt.

A Child’s Place

A Child’s Place social workers serve homeless children in CMS. In an attempt to provide something for the children to eat after school hours, social workers put snack bags in the children’s backpacks when they leave school at the end of the day. FHC families are asked to pack snack bags at home and deliver them to the ACP office where they will be distributed by staff to social workers in the schools. ACP is located at 601 E. 5th Street or you can reach them at 704-343-3790. Snack bags include: 5 non-perishable items in a brown lunch bag.  Suggested items – juice box, apple sauce, fruit cup, granola bars, crackers, fruit snacks, granola bars, protein bars. Please mark the outside of the bag if peanut products are contained.

Other Websites

Other Cool Videos

Kids@FHC recommends the following videos for families:

Caine's Arcade

Do you have a really creative child? Check out Caine's cardboard arcade and be inspired! The mind of a child is a beautiful place!

The Christmas Story

The story of Christmas as told by the children of St Paul's Church, Auckland, New Zealand.

Good News of Great Joy

The story of why Jesus came as told by the kids of St Paul's Church, Auckland, New Zealand.