Friday, November 1, 2013

Classical Conversations....Blast Off Fall Potluck!

Blast Off Fall Potluck
Rockets!  Food!  Fun!  Fellowship!

WOW!  What an incredible day we had Tuesday!  I loved our theme.  Foundations families went out back and joyfully walked through the process of blasting off our bottle rockets together.  We were playing with physics, chemistry, and most importantly...we continued teaching our children to think like a scientist through the scientific method. But don't tell them that.  All they know is that they had FUN! I hope you did too!

Mrs. Higgin's helping her students think through the process behind our blast off

Mrs. Collin's helping her students think like a scientist

Mrs. Martin's Journeyman's Class with Mrs. DiPersio and Mrs. Sain working together

(We missed you sweet Jennifer and pray that you and your whole family are feeling better!)

Mrs. Kronz's 4 year old class


Mrs.Dennison's Masters Class

Mrs. Higgins 5-7 year old class

Mrs. Buxbaum's Masters Class

WHOA!  Look at the height on that one!

And some didn't go quite as high

Some didn't even get off the ground.  

Please look closely at Mrs. Sain and DiPersio's faces. They were more upset than the kids. 


Thank you to our fabulous moms for making such yummy goodies!

The layout looked WONDERFUL!

The roasted pumpkin and apple kale salad was the first to go!  I'm so thankful the Lord sent us one of the healthiest and most famous holistic cooks in the county.  We love you for many reason's Mrs. Dennison, this is just one! (big warm smile)

Our precious Challenge students went first.  Thank you for re-arranging your schedule so you could join us without splitting up your strands. How grateful we are for this opportunity to be together.

Thank you, Mrs. Gross and the entire servant team!  We know that there are a million and one things you did behind the scenes that only the Lord saw.  I stop this morning and thank the Lord for each of you.  Thank you for serving our community.  We truly are Better Together!

I want them to be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. -- Colossians 2:2a

Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.-- Colossians 2:7

Okay, who made these?  You had a bunch of us standing around positively in LOVE with your cookie!

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.-- Colossians 3:16

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.-- Psalm 118:24

Many people commented on how wonderful it was to have dads in community.  Thank you for the sacrifice you made to be there.  

The dad in this picture was one of Leigh Bortin's students when he was in school.  What a legacy to be able to pass on this rich Classical heritage to his beautiful daughters. 

For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority--Colossians 9-10

You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.--Psalm 139:16

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.--Colossians 3:12

As we close out this recap, it is with a bittersweet heart that I thank our fabulous Faith Covenant pastoral staff.  They model the above verse beautifully.

This Sunday is Pastor Rick's last sermon at our host church.  God has moved him into an amazing position up North.  Oh how we will miss him.  As I gaze at the faces of our sweet Marilou and beloved Debbie, my heart wells up with thankfulness that simply cannot be expressed in mere words.  

We love and thank you our precious Faith Covenant family.  We see HIM in you.  Thank you for modeling HIS love to us and our children.  


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