BCCA MESSENGER November 1, 2018

Harmoniously blending the work of redemption and education

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Dear Families,

Thanks for coming out to Big Cove Christian Academy's Fall Picnic! It was fun! One of my favorite parts of the night was the fire. Fires give out heat and light. In the middle of a cold, dark night, everyone flocked to the fire. It brings people out of the cold darkness and into a warm and bright little community.

This is what I want BCCA to be - a fire for the community. We need to be the light in the darkness. Jesus says, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:14-16).

Everybody needs to have light and warmth, but sometimes they cannot see the fire so they don’t know where to go. We can show them where the fire is - it’s at BCCA! We need to spread the word. A question from the students’ health homework was what would someone trust more - an online ad or words from someone they know. The answer was words from someone they know. Everyone can do their part to spread our educational ministry by talking about BCCA to the larger community. Talk about it at work. Talk about it while shopping. Talk about it to members of anything you are a part of. People need to know about the fire here at BCCA, and you can be the one that helps show them!

Lucas Smith

BCCA Principal

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November 2- Burritt Mountain Field Trip

November 12- Garden Day (Every 2nd Monday of the Month)

November 13- Science Fair

November 20- Pancake Breakfast

November 20- 25 Thanksgiving Break


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Shoe Ministry Update (Downtown Rescue Mission)

Thank you for being a part of Big Cove Christian Academy's mission to reach the community and help those in need. With the combined efforts between school and church, we collected over 100 pairs of shoes! The upper grade class will be taking these shoes and donating them to the Down Town Rescue Mission. While they are there, they will be serving lunch to the residents residing at the facility. Our goal is for our children to continue to be a witness to our community.

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done. Proverbs 19:17

Special Invitation (Pancake Breakfast)

Join us for our annual Picnic Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov 20 at 8:30 a.m. Please invite your family and extended family. All are welcomed! A list will be circulated as to what you can bring to make this event a successful affair. We are blessed in so many ways.

Hot Lunches

Healthy but tasty meals are being prepared every Mon & Wed. The cost per meal is $4. The menu will be sent out to you monthly. It's important to pay the week before (on monthly), so Chef Smith has money to purchase ingredients. If you write a check, make it payable to Emmanuel Smith. You may pay in advance if that is helpful, but you must let the teacher know the week before that your child is going to eat the following week. Remember your body is the temple of God!
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Taking learning outdoors (School Garden)

Welcome to Garden Class! This month we planted transplants into our new wood chip garden. The students learned first hand that a wood chip garden has less weeds and the weeds that do make it pull out of the ground very easily. (roots and all) After weeding the garden we then manicured the garden bed because God is a God of order and likes things in order and pleasing to the eye. We were finally ready to plant Kale, Cabbage and broccoli by using transplants from the nursery that we purchased. We then added some alfalfa pellets to the top of the garden for a nitrogen source to help break down the wood chips. The students now have the task of watering the garden to help the wood chips to break down and feed the nature that will feed our plants. May the Lord bless the fruits of our labors!

Tearl King

Garden Coordinator

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Hello all,

I hope this finds you spending more time outside in the milder temperatures that we've been blessed with this passed month. Being outdoors is such a gift from God. When we consider the surroundings that God placed Adam and Eve in, we're reminded that being outdoors was God-ordained from the beginning of time. In the book Education, we find the following counsel: "The system of education instituted at the beginning of the world was to be a model for man throughout all aftertime. As an illustration of its principles a model school was established in Eden, the home of our first parents. The Garden of Eden was the schoolroom, nature was the lesson book, the Creator Himself was the instructor, and the parents of the human family were the students." (Education, p21) I'd like to encourage you to spend as much time as possible outdoors in God's nature.

Have a blessed day!

Pastor Walper

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Distance Learning Initiative

We have exciting news for the upcoming year! In our efforts to expand Big Cove Christian Academy grades out to the 12th grade, we have started our transition period beginning this year with the 9th-grade class. We have a partnership with Maplewood Christian Academy (Adventist), who have agreed to provide classroom training using a live Long Distance Learning module starting with math and science. Please keep this initiative in prayer.


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Thank you families for supporting BCCA. YOU make all the difference, and we appreciate your choice for providing a christian education for your child.