'When, Lord, did we ever see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? When did we ever see you a stranger and welcome you in our homes, or naked and clothe you? When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?'
As an Episcopal school, community service and service-learning are an integral part of our community life. We hope that, for our students, service becomes a part of who they are.
The "12 Days of Caring" will add a new component to our annual Peace and Social Justice Chapel which is on January 18. This is a chapel rich in tradition beginning with the Kindergarten Peace March. The chapel service honors Martin Luther King, Jr. and all those whose selflessness and acts of compassion continue to create the change we want to see in ourselves and the world around us.
This year we invite you to join in making service and outreach an integral part of our family life, as well as our school life. From January 4 to January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will celebrate "12 Days of Caring."
Our Service Learning Committee has created a "calendar" of ideas for selfless acts of compassion and kindness, big and small, ranging from a thank you note to a veteran to donating old towels for the animal shelter or assembling a bag of toiletries for Code Purple. We hope your family will experience gratitude and thankfulness for what you have as well as delight in knowing you have helped others.
Our calendar has ideas for acts of kindness that your family may find rewarding. You do not need to do all of them; we hope that you will pick several that are meaningful to your family. Please, share your experience with us! Your photos, reflections, and stories will be shared at our Martin Luther King Jr. Peace and Justice Chapel on January 18th.
I hope that in this Christmas season you will know peace and kindness.