Chapel November 14th introduced our new theme for month: Cooperation!
Chapel worship was led by our amazing Upper School praise team. Thank you to Mr. Goff for bringing them over. It is such a joy and our students love it!
This week’s Prayer Warrior, Noah, prays over the Chapel service.
Our prayer warrior for the week is Noah in Ms. Jenkins class. We learned that Noah has a miniature poodle named muffin and loves Swedish Fish. He also loves God and this shines through in class.
To start our new theme “Cooperation” we had guest speakers Jade and Caleb from Mosaic with us. The helped students understand the true meaning of cooperation which is working together to do more than you can do alone. Putting God in the center of everything is always the best!
“Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 NlV
Upper School Chapel on November 8 revolved around the theme of showing mercy. After worship, Pastor Ken gave the definition of mercy. Mercy is showing compassion and forgiveness toward an individual who deserves punishment.
Pastor Ken interviews Mr. East about bullying and how showing mercy applies.
Pastor Ken invited our Assistant Principal, Mr. East, on to the stage to practically apply to the students how they can show mercy to one another. They talked to the students about a very prevalent subject in schools today: bullying. Mr. East helped to define what bullying is for our students. He reminded students of the rule “see something, say something” when they are going about their days.
The way that mercy is practically applied to bullying is through forgiveness. If someone you know is a victim of bullying, it is important to say something to a caring adult. That caring adult then can take the necessary steps to get the one bullying the help they need. Mr. East reminded students that many time in a bully-scenario, the bully needs just as much help as the one they are bullying. Mercy is offering to help the bully, even though our flesh just wants to see them punished.
After Mr. East spoke to the students, Pastor Ken reminded them of the power of serving one another. Serving those older, serving those younger, and serving those who we think may not deserve it. He referenced the verses Ephesians 4:29 and 2 Timothy 1:7.
This Chapel has been able to begin opening doors for students to talk about anything that might be bothering them. We encourage parents to use this as a beginner to a discussion with their family. Who do we need to show mercy toward today? Who do we need to serve today?
The entire Boys and Girls Varsity teams went to support the Varsity boys as they ran in the Regional meet.
Below are pictures from the Regional Cross Country meet. It took place Friday, November 2, in Lakeland.
From Coach Lori Waters: “Our boys team fought hard on this tough course and improved their times over last week. They placed 10th out of 14 teams. We are so proud of them and thankful for the team spirit displayed today by the runners and those who came to cheer. #FAisFamily
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7”
We are so proud of how all of our Cross Country teams performed this season! Go Lions!