While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take it; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. ‘This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,’ he said to them. ‘Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.’ When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives
- Mark 14:22-26
As we journey from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday we are reminded that Holy roads are sometimes hard. We are also reminded that there is power in gathering around the table and that on days that are darkest, God is near and the promise holds. In such seasons, it is the practice of University to testify to the blessings of God’s provision by sharing our blessings with others. I hope you will join me in extending additional generosity this Easter to Love our Schools. Below you can see the tangible ways our giving can ease the burdens and bless the students and teachers of our community schools.
$5 - Appreciation Bags (510 staff between all 4 schools)
$10 - One book per staff at Scholastic Fair (170 staff at Locke Hill and Colonies North)
$50 - Snacks for a classroom party
$250 - Books for one classroom (25 kids in a class)
$500 - Breakfast for staff at one school (Coffee and Tacos)
$1000 - School supplies for one classroom ($40 to give one kid supplies for the year)
$2000 - Lunch for staff at one school (Food Truck)
I pray that the resurrection power of Christ fills and fuels you for the journey yet ahead. We can not see all the turns ahead but we know the one who is leading us is faithful and we are not afraid.