We had so much fun in our Lower School Chapel this week! Our 1st graders performed “Christmas by the Beachside” wearing sunglasses, and School President Dave Buckles surprised everyone by coming on stage in his bright red Christmas suit!
Our Music Crew led worship using their ukuleles and singing “10,000 Reasons” and “The First Noel.” It was a beautiful time of acoustic worship with 300+ people singing together in the sanctuary. We then had the privilege of hearing from Deb Terry of First Baptist Church of Winter Garden who continued our theme of generosity by teaching about the Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21). Mrs. Terry used an object lesson where she had many toys and showed how giving is the very best option. (Click for video!)
We loved our Chapel time and the encouragement to be generous this Christmas season and beyond!
Many of our Lower School students performed in Christmas programs this week! The preschool students portrayed the nativity scene and sang about the birth of Jesus. PK3 students were the animals, and PK4 students were angels, shepherds, wise men, Mary, Joseph and the star.
The kindergarten students wore reindeer shirts made from their hands/feet prints, and performed Christmas classics like “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells.” And our 1st graders wore sunglasses and sang about Christmas at the beach! All in all, we’ve had a fun week celebrating Christmas together!
On Wednesday, December 13th our Upper School Choir and Praise Band 2 traveled to ORMC and performed a concert in the lobby. They also walked to the Cancer Center to sing for patients. This was a wonderful opportunity to share our hope in Christ with the guests, patients, and staff during the Christmas season!
The Lower School NEHS sponsored a Christmas door decorating contest! Teachers did an amazing job of coming up with novel ideas on how to best celebrate the season. 4th grade teachers even had a grade level theme based on Isaiah 9:6!
Here are the winners of the contest voted on by the NEHS members and teachers:
1st place Miss Sullins – Gingerbread in the Oven
2nd place Mrs. Rouse – Polar Express
3rd place Mrs. Lewis – Grinch Coming Down the Chimney
Thank you to everyone who participated in this fun way to get into the Christmas spirit!