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
October 31st Chapel was full of instruments! Our High School band visited our campus and shared their halftime music. Our students loved listening and dancing along. Many of them expressed excitement for being a part of band in the future.
Mrs. Alley is assisted by Reagan and Oscar.
Our prayer warrior for the week is Abigail from Mrs. Markham’s 4th grade class. We learned that she has a cat named Spooky and is a strong leader in her class. She led us in a beautiful prayer to begin our weekly lesson.
Alley helped to wrap up our monthly theme on Contentment. The children learned about Moses leading the Israelites out of slavery. When the Israelites showed discontentment, Moses continued to serve God faithfully. Reagan and Oscar from 5th grade helped with the game show activity where we learned quite a few facts about Florida! We learned that people on game shows can have similar reactions to the Israelites being rescued. Many contestants on a game show keep reaching for more after winning a big prize because they were not content with what they had. The Israelites kept reaching for more after this huge miracle from God.
To celebrate Pastor Appreciation, many local pastors attended chapel with their students. It was a wonderful time of worship and our choir did a fantastic job of leading the songs. The pastors even enjoyed participating in the song “Father Abraham”!
Our prayer warrior for the week is Leah from Mrs. Helton’s 4th grade class. We learned that she loves dogs, tennis and reading. She has a quiet gentle demeanor that puts others at peace. Thank you, Leah, for being a leader at FA.
Pastor Ken Mann delivered our messaged on encouragement. He helped to lead a ‘noise race’ with Pastor David and Pastor Rich! The students really enjoyed this activity. They were able to see how encouragement can lead people on to positive things.
Written by Amanda Donaho.
Thank you to our pastors who attended Pastor Appreciation! We are so thankful for your leadership in the community!
Chapel October 17th at the Lower School was yet another time of special worship with students. 4th grade led in the Chapel songs, and they did a fantastic job! They led the students with hand motions for each song. Everyone enjoyed participating with the 4th grade classes.
This week’s Prayer Warrior, Riley, being interviewed by Mrs. Whitehead before she prays.
Our prayer warrior was Riley from Mrs. Morrill’s 5th grade class. We learned that she loves skittles, the color turquoise, and softball. Her softball team won the State Championship this year!
Pastor Zach Hardy (also known by our students as “Mrs. Hardy’s husband”) spoke to the students about Contentment. He illustrated Contentment with a game. Students were given candy, and they were given two options: (1) They could be content with what they had, or (2) They could take a risk and get more, but possibly lose it all.
The same is with Contentment. We can either be content with what we have, or we can risk everything by trying to get more. In risking everything so that we can have more, we can end up losing everything instead.
Please enjoy the gallery below of October 17th Chapel.
Chapel October 10th provided a special treat for Lower School! Upper School students in 7th and 12th grade led us in worship. The students enjoyed singing and praising with them.
This week’s Prayer Warrior, Marcus, leading students in prayer.
Our prayer warrior was Marcus from Miss Reynolds 5th grade class. We learned that he loves skittles, has strong leadership skills, and loves God.
Pastor Zach Stoner helped students better understand our monthly theme. We learned more about contentment, which means deciding to be ok with what you have. He reminded us that having more won’t make you happy. Don’t focus on the things you want. Focus on what you have.
Many Kindergarten dads showed up to worship with us after attending the Donuts for Dad event this October 3rd morning. It was such a special treat for our PK/Kindergarten Chapel! The whole morning was overall a wonderful time for everyone!
Once the PK/Kindergarten Chapel ended, it was time for the 1st – 6th grade Chapel. Our prayer warrior was Colby from Mrs. Douglass’s homeroom. We learned that she loves softball, cheer and golden doodles. She is a leader in her class and loves to help her friends.
Our new theme for October is ‘Contentment’, which means deciding to be okay with what you have. Riley and Caleb helped to illustrate this by playing a describing game. In the end we learned that sometimes we think the shiny new things are best. In reality, God’s plan is always the best option!
Please enjoy the galleries below of the PK/Kindergarten and 1st – 6th grade chapels.
Today’s chapel began with a wonderful time of worship, and three sweet 2nd graders lead us in the hero song!
Our prayer warrior this week was Natalie, from Mrs. Higgs 6th grade class. We learned she has a standard schnauzer named Copper and her favorite verse is John 3:16. Natalie is new this year and we are so happy to have her here.
Alley helped to wrap up our Dirty Jobs theme. We were reminded that Nehemiah continued to have initiative as he worked for God. 6th grader, Tariq, helped to demonstrate the things that Nehemiah did for God. We learned that is easy to be distracted by the enemy.
Remember, initiative means seeing what needs to be done and doing it!
Avery from Mrs. Emmanuel’s class was our prayer warrior today. We learned that she loves soccer and running cross country. She helped to open chapel with a beautiful prayer.
John Grosshans continued our message on Dirty Jobs. We learned about Nehemiah and building the city walls in Jerusalem. Sometimes when you are trying to do good, bullies can come along and try to mess up your plans. Instead of paying attention to the bully, he just kept building.
We were reminded once again that initiative means doing the right thing even if you aren’t asked. Most importantly, we learned that Jesus loves us.
This week, our 5th grade students led worship. Many of their parents came to worship with us and it was a joy having them in attendance!
Our Prayer Warrior was Courtney from Mrs. Waters’ 6th grade class. We learned that she runs cross country and enjoys reading. She did a wonderful job leading us in prayer.
Pastor Rouse talked more about initiative and dirty jobs. We learned about Nehemiah and how he made it to Jerusalem to help rebuild the wall. We are to not just hear God’s word, but also do God’s word. Initiative means seeing what needs to be done and doing it. Avoid saying “they need to do this,” and YOU do it!
Remember, people that take initiative stand out in a crowd!