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Come On, Ring Those Bells!

s-christmas program 2019Bells ringing and children singing made a merry night of Christmas celebration! The Kindergarten and First Grade classes began the annual Christmas Concert with songs of Jesus' birth. The Elementary chorus followed by singing "The Twelve Days of Christmas," and the Middle School chorus beautifully added Dottie Rambo's "I Call Him Lord" with a Christmas favorite, "Sleigh Ride." Truly capturing the sounds of the season, the Echoes of Faith handbell choir played several songs such as "Silver Bells" and "Joy to the World." 

Including all the elementary students in some way during the evening, the Second Graders sang but also played their recorders for a first-time performance, and the Elementary Ensemble continued the bell emphasis, lifting praise to the Christ of Christmas.

A perfect time for the students to display their musical talents, Zack Hughes gracefully played "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and "Mary, Did You Know?" Other students showcased their musical talents - Jacob Avelino at the piano, Karrie Gaines with the violin, and Katie Gaines on the guitar. Leanna Tally lead "Breath of Heaven" with her solo part while the Echoes of Faith Ensemble sang several songs to cap off an evening of Christ-exalting music.

A solemn reminder of how our Savior is "Worthy of Worship," the Advanced Speech Class performed a skit picturing many homes of Christians this time of year--rushed and occupied with Christmas program practices, shopping, meetings and so many good things that can become our focus in the hustle of the season. The dialogue reminded that even God-honoring things can become idols when they get our eyes off the One we are to worship.

To end on a final note of praise, the elementary, middle and high school choruses sang together as the teachers also joined in for the perfect concluding song:"Ring the bells, ring the bells, let the whole world know; Christ was born in Bethlehem many years ago. Born to die that man might live, came to earth new life to give; born of Mary, born so low, many years ago."

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Keep Planning and Pray On

s-'19 fall festival"We were concerned about the rain, but little faith we had," said Angie Stout, office manager, after a successful day at the Fall Festival.

Our annual festival provides a fun day for all, especially when the weather cooperates, but this year's event caused the Faith family to pray for the Lord's provision in a greater way because of the rain. Even though the inflatable activities were cancelled and the indoor play took precedence, the older children still kept their scheduled dodgeball tournament games outdoors, and the school jail which adds to the entertainment of the afternoon, went on as usual.

With the juniors running the games, the seniors prepared for their Spooky Trail that would take place during the evening auction. In addition, the vendors set up in the gym, and the teachers busied themselves in the kitchen preparing the take-out orders. The entire campus was turned into a busy fair ground.  Just days before, we were all wondering if the activities of the day would even materialize.

On Monday, just four days before the auction, few items were turned into the school office. So with a plea to our parents and much prayer for the Lord to provide, not only did we end up with two-thirds more items than last year, but also the items earnings nearly hit $11,000 to add to the over $7000 from the BBQ sales. Mrs. Stout said, "The Lord provided the helpers through our parents and faithful staff, and everyone worked hard for things to run smoothly. The Lord blessed in an even greater way than the last couple of years."

What was an even greater blessing was the reconnection with friends, former classmates and former teachers who braved the elements to get together again and re-ignite friendships.  What started out as a dismal rainy day culminated with showers of blessings! 

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Ag Team Represents North Carolina in National Competition

s-'19 dairy national placementCongratulations to our Agricultural Science team, the Moorons, who placed 6th in the Nation at the National Dairy Quiz Bowl competition in Kentucky. 

An Earned Respect

s-'19 vet dayAnother big day on campus each year, Veterans Day means celebrating our heroes with a special time of recognition. The student body welcomed parents, grandparents and Sergeant Major Greg Williams with his wife, Navy Commander Meghan Williams, who shared Veterans Day Chapel with us again as last year.  Unlike Commander Williams' previous message and sharing of experiences from the capturing of Saddam Hussein, he read a heartfelt narrative of the American Flag's origin. He told of each color's significance and all that the flag represents. Sergeant Williams read, "I [the flag] stand guard over my nation's school ... I am displayed in every school yard. ....I am a symbol of their country. I symbolize their birthright, their heritage, their liberty purchased in blood..."

Sergeant Major Williams gave testimony of training which prepared him and other soldiers to always defend the flag. He remembered friends who gave all for their country and said, "I hate that I had friends who did not make it in Iraq and Afghanistan, but if they were here today they'd tell you, 'I died doing what I wanted to do.'" 

In addition to Sergeant Major Williams' message, Chris Joyce, an FCS grandparent, told of his experiences and of his need for a service dog at this point in his life, as he experiences some health difficulties.  It was interesting that the dog stood in front of Mr. Joyce, as if to protect him from any impending harm.

An opportunity for the students to perform, the elementary chorus as well as the middle and high school chorus groups sang. The handbell choir played a stirring rendition of The National Anthem. The Advanced Speech students also performed a recitation, reminding of the extreme sacrifice of ordinary but heroic people who were devoted to their country.

The celebratory service concluded as the students shook the military men and women's hands and thanked them for their sacrifices in making our nation free.  

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A Great Day in Every Way

s-csp 2019What an amazing, tiring, rewarding and, most of all, serving day we had! Thanks does not adequately express our gratitude towards our parents and friends who took their days off to "freely give" with our students in the community. You are the best, and we trust our Lord to reward you greatly!

We could not have asked for a better day to work outside. The student body completed 60 jobs and still had time to spruce up things on campus to complete their work hours. Our elementary students gave cards, smiles and hugs to the nursing home residents after completing their programs of music and Bible verses.

One FCS family has worked for the same elderly lady for the past several years.  After returning from their day of work, the dad expressed how his heart was truly blessed to serve the same lady again. While working, the student prayed with the lady that his family had grown to love. The lady's heart was blessed and said, "When I die I want you to come and pray at my funeral."  What a privilege to have been a part of this lady's life.

After completing a job in Franklinville, Mike Kidd, a school parent, and Parker Kidd, senior, were able to trim trees and cut up the limbs for a gentlemen in Ramseur who was overjoyed and grateful for the help. He later wrote: "I don't have enough words to thank these folks! This just goes to show that there is still love in our small town."

Without a doubt, our Lord gave us a beautiful day in every way, and we freely give Him the glory and praise for each job accomplished and each life touched. The question is, "Who received the greater blessing? The workers or those who worked?" 

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Out of This World

s-wilds 2019What an energizing start to the 2020 school year! A time to regain a Godward-focus, our middle and high school student body once again visited The Wilds Christian Camp and allowed God to spiritually ignite their desires for Him. While taking the mountain hikes to see the amazing waterfalls, walking the never-ending steps to enjoy a variety of exhilarating activities, the students made countless memories to share. But the most impacting moments remain in the hearts awakened by biblical truth, expounded through the "God & I Time" studies and the direct, truth-driven preaching morning and evening. No one could walk away unaffected by the clear teachings of God's Word and the emphasis on getting to know their God through a devoted study of His Word. 

A new student at FCS, Lexa Moser told how she was impacted by the messages: "The whole overline theme about the importance of God's Word, having devotions and staying dedicated helped me." 

An eye-opening sermon from 1 John demanded the students' attention. Being in the world, but not of the world continues to be a challenge for teenagers. So to hear Willie Partin expound the truth and give a clear picture of what it looks like led students to heed to the Holy Spirit's work in their lives. Two students were saved and several committed to change. The Lord never ceases to amaze us and remind us that He is still working and receiving the glory. 

As a senior and on his last Wilds Camp trip, Evan Dinsmore said, "This year was different as a senior. The messages helped remind me that it doesn't matter how old you are; you can lead. And, I appreciated the challenge to be a real leader." 

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The News of the Year

s-first days 2019The 2020 journey began on August 21 with nearly 260 students 3k through 12th grades. With the addition of the Beulah Baptist preschool, the Lord continues to bring us students and provide for His ministry. The Lord also blessed us with Mrs. Joetta Howard in the elementary and Mrs. Amy Smith in the computer lab, while Mrs. Carol Ann Cox stepped up to the Sixth Grade to help with middle school leadership.

Theming the year, Christ in You, our Hope decorates the entrance of the school as chosen by administrator Todd Daniel.  The middle and high school students have carried "God and I Time" from the Wilds into their Wednesday classroom routine. Special emphasis on leadership through personal time with the Lord each day continues to help the students learn what it looks like to be fully devoted to their God.

After nearly two months of school days and the Lord blessing with chapel speakers, the students welcomed Evangelist Kenny Baldwin for a special service about "Living in the Way." The students appreciated the boldness and energy of Mr. Baldwin. One said, "I liked Mr. Baldwin's passion for God, and he was so funny."

Entering into the fall months, the students will be serving their community through the Community Service Program soon and then celebrating the Fall Festival, which will be the last of the two major fundraisers of the school year. 

We continue to thank the Lord for our Faith family who prays for our students as the teachers labor in love to rear another generation of servant-leaders. 

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Raising Champions

We are proud of the Faith Christian School Holy Cows for their accomplishments in the North Carolina State 4H Dairy Quiz Bowl. Congratulations for bringing home First and Second Place in Junior Division and First Place in Senior Division. Also, congratulations to those who excelled in Skillathon!

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Not Just Another Show

s-peter pan 2019Another sophomore class took the stage, stole the show, won the audience and displayed great talent! The Sophomore Speech Class and the Advanced Speech Class joined forces for the first-time performance of Peter Pan and Wendy. The Thursday evening performance entertained  young and old, and the Faith tradition, known as the ATAP Dinner Theatre, brought a large crowd of family and friends with the supportive Faith family. Because the expectations continue to remain high due to the excellency of each year's performance, Mrs. Charissa Brunson and her mother, Sherri Hohneisen, sacrificially give their all to produce the best performance possible in every way for a small stage production.

Watching the students grow each year to develop both speech and acting skills is a joy to the teachers who patiently train their students to become their best for God's glory. Sophomore Cameron Smith and so many other sophomores said, "We thank Mrs. Brunson and Mrs. H. for sticking with our class. We could not have done any of this without them." 

The play portrayed the book's plot, a little different than the Disney production. From pirates and mermaids in Neverland, to the Darling family with big sister, Wendy, as their Neverland mother, and  Peter Pan followed around by Tinkerbell, the students became their characters for a fun, heartwarming, imaginative performance. The class enjoyed their opportunity to portray so much of what they had learned so well. Brittney Redding said, "The most exciting moments were when we got the great reaction out of the crowd. It made everybody feel good about their characters."

With a large supportive group of workers, the benefits of the endeavor yielded positive results. The sophomores believed they improved in their speaking skills and their acting; their class grew closer together while the school family enjoyed the product of such hard work. The ATAP Play (All Things Are Possible) gave an opportunity to thank those donors who faithfully give to the school, and it also provided a small fundraising event. The Lord blessed with a large audience and two well-done performances. 

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