Friday, 30 November 2012

Community Blessings

At our membership meeting on Tuesday, Beacon Christian School Board Chair, Ray Dykstra, graciously accepted three disbursement cheques totalling more than $25,000 on behalf of the membership. Nearly half of this amount was designated by a donor (of appreciated securities) to be applied against current debt while a good portion of the remainder is targeted for bursary purposes.

We are so thankful for our supporting community!

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Friday, 23 November 2012

Litterless Lunch Day

The Grade Two class has been learning about what the earth declares about God by studying what the earth is made of, God's great recycling plan for turning dead things into living things and how we have all had a part in hurting creation. The students thought of many things they could do to help care for the earth and decided on two projects they wanted to do. In October, they sold hot dogs to raise money to plant a tree in the courtyard. Over $100 was raised, which will be used to purchase a tree and other greenery which will help purify the air. They also wanted to challenge the rest of the school to a litterless lunch day. The video below is a result of their desires to make a difference. 

Why don't you join us in a litterless lunch day next Friday? 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Justice Seeking Chapel

This morning was our weekly chapel. This month, our throughline is Justice Seeking.

Some of our students have been spending their recesses during the last month singing because they love to worship through song. This morning in chapel, we were blessed to listen to the work this group has done.
 A beautiful offering of song!
Part 1:

Part 2:

Our grade eight class again shared a dramatic version of what justice seeking looks like. 

Next week, our weekly chapel will be on Tuesday at 8:45 am. We will have a special group from Smithville Christian High School join us. We hope you can join us, too!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

We Remember

On Friday, we remembered with our students during our weekly chapel. 

How fitting that our throughline this month is Justice Seeking.

Some of our students and their families remembered today at the cenotaph in St. Catharines.

It was a beautiful day to be outside!

Three of our grade 8 students laid the wreath from Beacon Christian School. 

It was a beautiful, touching and God worshipping ceremony. 

God Keep our Land

Glorious and free!

We remember.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

This is the Day

Our grades 1-5 classes have been learning a song written and composed by local musician Gail Poulsen. Today these students performed the song and it was recorded for Gail's upcoming CD. 
Another wonderful way to share the gifts God has given us!

Friday, 2 November 2012

God Worshipping with Song

This week at our weekly chapel, we again focused on God Worshipping. 
Our reflection this week was inspired by Martin Luther and rocks:

God Worshipping to me is living my life for Jesus.
A 34 year old man lived his life for Jesus, studying the Bible and
writing down 95 ways in which the church could worship HIM
more. This man was Martin Luther. The day was October 31,
Reformation Day. But that was 495 years ago and much has

But some things have NOT changed.

The Jesus that Martin Luther served is the same Jesus that I serve.

In your hand is a rock. On the rock you wrote ways in which you
can live for Jesus; ways that you worship.
We chose a rock for different reasons. One reason is because
a rock is unchanging, just as Jesus is unchanging. Another
reason we chose a rock is because just before Easter, when
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and the disciples and
people shouted “Hosanna”, the Pharisees told Jesus to make
everyone quiet down but Jesus said that if they were quiet even
the rocks would cry out! Lastly, we chose rocks because in the
Old Testament altars were often built of rocks to help people
remember special encounters with GOD. We want to live for Jesus. 
We want to give HIM our worship. HE is unchanging. Today 
we want to encounter GOD in a special
way as we sing and offer our worship.

The students then came up and placed their rocks at the base of the cross. 

Offerings of worship

 Our Kindergarten students led us in the actions of "Our God is So Big"

Our SK. 1 and 2 students recited Psalm 100. 

Mr. Mendelt Hoekstra came and led us in musical worship.

It's so wonderful to see many parents and even grandparents join us for our weekly chapel. We hope you can join us some time!