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VCA MISSIONS

2017 - 2018

Together is Better: Our Vision for Missions

Updated on January 24th, 2018

 

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Together is Better: Our Vision for Missions

We believe that all of us, including our children, are called to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We believe that the act of missions is lived out through these commandments. 

At VCA, we believe that children learn by doing, and that the best way to teach a child to live out missions, is to do it, at every age. For this reason, all of our students are intentionally engaged in the act of missions from Kindergarten through the 8th grade in outreaches that show love to our neighbors both near and far.

We believe that the practice of missions develops a heart for the Lord and for others. Through missions, children learn to understand just how much God loves them, they see their own value in giving, they experience what it is like to give love tangibly, and they watch how that love changes lives.

It is our prayer that through each age and stage of our students' lives, they would know the inexpressible love of God and have the opportunity to experience the joy of giving it away.

 

Hebrews 13:16, "And do not forget to do good and to share with others, 
for with such sacrifices God is pleased."

Philippians 2:3-4, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. 
Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
 not looking to
your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."

 Matthew 22:37-40,  "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second
is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
 All the Law and the Prophets
hang on these two commandments.”

 

Click on the "Missions Project" below to find out more:

 

Grade
Missions Project Coordinator Date Description
Kindergarten Kindergarten Tea Mrs. Barnes April 6th

 

Seniors are invited for refreshments, a craft, and a presentation by the students for a special tea.

1st Grade Flower Delivery Mrs. Roberson May 11th

 

Students paint small flower pots, plant flowers in them, and deliver them to a local neighborhood.

2nd Grade School Supplies Mrs. Strausser February 27th

 

Students raise funds, buy supplies, decorate bags and fill them with much needed school supplies for children at a school in Cleveland.  Students deliver the supplies.

3rd Grade Supplies for Children's Hospital Mrs. Andrews November 2nd

 

Students create art/ activity boxes which are taken to the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Dialysis unit. A representative from the hospital comes to share with our students about the unit.

4th Grade Aurora Manor Ms. Catt February 27th

 

Students go to Aurora Manor to share with the residents. They talk, sing,
pray and take gifts
to share with them. 

5th Grade Veteran's Day Assembly Mrs. DeMattia November 10th

 

Fifth graders select a veteran, do an interview and report. Veterans are honored in an all school assembly which was featured on Channel 8 this year! 

6th Grade The City Mission Mrs. Davidson March 3rd


 6th Graders collect supplies for children at Laura’s Home and learn about their needs from a representative that comes to VCA. They take the supplies to the home and plan an afternoon of activities for the children there. 

7th Grade Homeless Ministry Mrs. Wendl

 

April 14th

April 21st 


Seventh graders and their parents are taken downtown on one of three dates
with their parents to
work with homeless ministries on the streets. 

8th Grade Missions Trip to Harrisburg Mrs. Aiken

 

April 27th

  through

May 4th

 

Eighth graders prepare for
and serve through ministry and work projects on a
week-long missions trip to Harrisburg, PA.