Heritage Christian Academy-Home of the Eagles!
Friday, December 19, 2014
a Fully State Accredited-College Preparatory Christian School
2014-2015 Mission Projects
The motto of our school is "Preparing young people for future excellence: Spiritually, Academically and Physically." Becoming involved in a mission project allows our students to positively affect those around them by showing God's love.
Pre-K3 & Pre-K4 Class
Mrs. Brook's Pre-K3 & Miss Kellen's Pre-K4 classes are going to be making holiday cards for 4 major card giving holidays and mail them to St. Mary's Highland Hills Village in Athens, GA. The holiday cards will include art work, a prayer and Bible verse. The major holidays will include; Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter. The Bible verse the Pre-K3 class will use to pray over their mission is: Psalm 118:24, "This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Mrs. Holder's class will collect items to fill four shoe boxes from each class for children around the world. The students will bring in items like small toys, tooth brushes, combs, hard candy, school supplies and miscellaneous items they feel children their age would need and enjoy. The students will also write letters telling the children who would receive these show boxes about Jesus and what he means to them. We will need to collect $7.00 per box to put inside for the shipping cost. We will pray over our boxes and for the children who will receive them as well as their families, that they would come to know Jesus Christ through the love shown through our mission. We will deliver them to a drop site where the boxes are processed, distributed and shipped around the world. We will begin collecting items and shipping costs on November 1st.
Miss Calicutt's class will collect candy canes, socks and Christmas cards during the month of December. They will also practice singing Christmas carols and reciting Bible memory verses that correlate with Christmas. They will then coordinate a time to visit Sears Manor Nursing Home. They will wear Christmas Sunday dress and meet in the front room where they will sing and recite Bible verses to the patients. They will pass out cards, candy canes and socks to every one that attends. Afterwards, they will visit individual rooms of those who were unable to attend. This is not only a blessing to the patients, but a blessing to the children as well. The students really enjoy the fellowship and the feeling they get when they do good for others.
This year Mr. Dawson's class will visit Magnolia Manor Nursing Home of St. Simons during Nurses Week 2015. The class will create small crafts and have a sign-a-long with the patients. Bible reading, poem, prayer and additional activities will be included and presented by the class.
The students will learn to serve by caring and attending to the needs of others.
Mrs. Hagen's class mission project will be to save all their loose change throughout the year in order to donate it all to K9s For Warriors at the end of the school year.
"K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of military service post 9/11. Their goal is to give a new leash on life to rescue dogs and military heroes, empowering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence." Service dogs have a special place in Mrs. Hagen's heart. In 2001, her father had a brain hemorrhage that left him blind. A year later a very special yellow lab named Karl came into their lives. Karl was the service dog that helped Mrs. Hagen's dad continue a somewhat normal life for 12 more years. After Mrs. Hagen's father passed away, Karl too passed away a short two weeks after. www.k9sforwarriors.org
Ms. Carpenter's class mission project will be to raise money through hard work at home and other fundraisers in order to be able to buy a chicken, cow or a new water well for a village in need.
Grades 5 - 8 will visit various local nursing homes. They plan to go Christmas caroling and take Christmas cards to the residents. They also plan to go again at Valentines Day with cards and another time to go play bingo with the residents.
Grades 9 - 12 will do "Lose the Shoes." The Beta club will sponsor this.