As I write this note I am reflecting on the events of the month of September. As a school we participated in Spiritual Emphasis Week with Jeremy Kinniburgh and Jon Buller and band from Vernon Alliance Church. We were reminded of the fact that Jesus loves us and wants us to live a life that honours God. Jeremy shared some thoughts about the school’s theme verse from 1 Thessalonians 5. 14. You can read more about this on Pastor Adrian’s website.
We celebrated the start of the school year on September 24th with a short program and an opportunity for parents to meet and greet their child’s teachers. A big thank you to volunteers from the parent advisor council for serving coffee and platz at this event.
Students and teachers are immersed in assignments and classroom activities. It is good to visit classrooms and observe teachers and students in action. I encourage you to visit our school’s website and individual teacher pages on a regular basis to learn more about what is happening in your child’s classroom. The website also is the place where the daily bulletin and devotional are published.
The High School volleyball teams have been participating in both league and tournament games. Middle School teams are eagerly awaiting the start of their league play. You can keep up to date with the teams by going to the athletics page on our website. I would encourage you to attend a game to cheer on our athletes and thank the coaches for the many hours that they invest in coaching.
MBCI’s development department is also hosting two fall events. Grandparents Day is always a highlight as middle school students host their grandparents in class and then eat lunch with them in the Red Gym. A major fundraiser, the MBCI Fashion Show, is scheduled for November 14th.
On the last day of Spiritual Emphasis Week, Jon Buller invited rapper Fresh I E to join the band. Fresh’s heart for young people to serve God was evident in his performance. He was wearing a hat with the logo, God is Able. As some of you know, I am a hat guy and I purchased one of the snap back hats. I purchased the hat because of the promise on it. As I reflected on the phrase, God is Able, it became an encouragement for me. God is present at MBCI and He is able to do much more than we could ever ask or think (Ephesians 3.20 and 2 Corinthians 9.8). As we seek to honour God with community I look forward to the experiences that we will encounter.
MBCI Principal Fred Pauls