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Spotlight on Service

December 12, 2016
By David Intlekofer

A Love for God. A Desire to Learn. A Commitment to Serve—Our tagline gives a good summary of why SJCS exists. This week, I’d like to focus on service.

Each year, we participate as a school in many service projects. Our whole-school project in November supporting City Team was a huge success! We were once again the largest single contributor to City Team, and we received a plaque thanking us for our years of contributions.

We have now entered the season of class-level service. Each winter, every class participates in a service project, usually around Christmas. Here are just a few of the many ways our students have been living out our mission and serving Christ and their neighbors this month:

 • 5th-8th graders participated in Operation Christmas Child, packing over 70 boxes of toys and gifts for children around the world.

 • Kindergarteners have been supporting a child through Compassion International. Be sure to ask them about their friend Victor from Uganda!

 • 3rd and 8th graders used their buddies time to write notes of encouragement to shut-ins and those in need of Christmas cheer.

 • 5th grade will be distributing gift baskets to bless our campus neighbors.

 • Library and the book fair raised donations to benefit the San Jose Family Shelter.

 • and much more…

Service projects will continue in January and February, and we will again be raising funds as a school for Feed My Starving Children (collecting quarters in March/April). What a blessing it is to serve together!