BCCA MESSENGER December 4, 2019
Harmoniously blending the work of redemption and education
Fall is my favorite season. Nature is constantly changing in a way that everyone can see. I love driving around and looking at nature as it changes. The same route can look completely different than it did a week ago. However, we are entering winter and the leaves are all falling off. The leaves that were so beautiful are now dying.
This reminds me of our lives as we are also continuously changing. The “seasons” of our lives can look like the seasons of nature. Sometimes we are full of life and good cheer, like autumn, while other times we look dreary, like winter. As we continue through life, these seasons repeat, just as they do in nature. Not everything is lost in winter though. One of the best things about coming into winter, where everything is dying, is the celebration of the birth of Jesus on Christmas. Even if the world is getting colder, the warmth of Christmas can spread good cheer.
In life, sometimes things can look like a prolonged winter. We always need to remember that no matter how long and/or cold the winter of our lives is, we can always look to Jesus to find warmth. At BCCA, we teach our students to always look toward Jesus, especially when you are going through a long winter. Our lives might go through seasons and change, but God never will. He is always there for us when we need Him.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12
December 3- Lunches of Love Packing Party
December 5- Brookdale Nursing Home
December 13- Christmas Program Practice at Central Church
December 14- Christmas Program, 6:00 pm
December 20- Noon Dismissal & Start of Christmas Break
December 23 - January 3-No School (Christmas Break)
January 6- School Starts
The Higginbothams Family (by Dahlia Swatzell)
Meet the Higginbothams: Ryan, Lisa, Victoria (11) and Mercedes (8). They recently opened their cozy home, located a stone’s throw away from BCCA, and gave us a little glimpse into their lives. Their house is full of energy as they share the space with their cat, Valentine, puppy, Turbo and 2 hamsters. It was a bustling and fun interview full of laughter, chatter and new information about this sweet family. Thank you again, Higginbothams family, for sharing about yourselves!
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BCCA Chirstmas Program (Dec 14), 6:00 pm
You are invited to join us for a night of worshipful praise, on December 14 at 6:00 pm at Central Church. The Big Cove Christian Academy students will be presenting the story of Christ's birth titled "The Great I AM". As we come to an end of this year, let’s take time to reflect on all that God has given us. Please invite your family and extended family for a time of worshipping the Lord. Light refreshments will be served following the program in Central Hall. Please bring finger foods.
Congratulations to our Science Fair winners!
Upper Grade Winners: Jordan Schmitt (8th) Garren Lawler (8th)
Middle Grade Winners: Josiah Navarro (5th)
They will be going to Bass Memorial Academy to present their projects with other students from various schools during Education Fair. Thank you to all the judges and families who participated in this event.
Veteran's Day Visit
Christmas Break (Dec 23 - Jan 3))
Lunches For Love (Community Outreach Project)
What an awesome turnout! With your generous donations, 161 bags of food were prepared for children who have been identified as "at risk" for hunger in the local public schools. Thank you for making a difference, and your continued support.
Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor. Proverbs 22:9.
Nursing Home Ministry
A new way to submit BOX TOPS labels
There is a change in how you collect box tops for Big Cove Christian Academy! No more clipping or sending your box tops to church/school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normall would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit the amount under BCCA earnings online. Help us reach our goal of $1000! Thank you for supporting Christian Education.
Taking learning outdoors (Every 2nd Monday of the month)
Pastor Mills is settling into his new home from Birmingham, AL. He is currently embarking on a special trip with other pastors within the Gulf State conference to Isreal. Let's keep them in prayer as they travel, and for the ministry they will be doing abroad. We look forward to hearing about his travels when he returns.