Valentines Day, we joined New Hope High School students for some cookie decorating. Thank you to everyone who contributed supplies and/or came out to visit with the students. At first thought, you might think high school students would not be interested in frosting and decorating cookies, like kids in elementary school.
However, they embraced the entire event! We brought cookies and frosting and sprinkles, and they were able to step away from the pressures of school work and all their other challenges and just feel the love in the form of a yummy cookie. Several students made more than one cookie, and many of them made cookies for their classmates, parents or siblings.
It was a rare, beautiful, sunny day, so we even took cookie supplies outside for the students to relax and enjoy the event while outside.
These small gestures by our church are a simple reminder that these children are loved. This event and the event at Christmas are so appreciated by the students and the staff.
This spring, we have decided to host a BBQ with the students during their open Friday lunch hour. We will invite all of you once we confirm the date:
When & Where: May (likely before graduation)
What: BBQ for the students at NHHS
What can I bring: If you are interested in helping to provide supplies, please bring any of the following items to church between no and April 7:
We also continue to need items for the food pantry at the school. Please continue bringing those items with your Mark 6 offering. Here is our latest message from the school regarding their needs:
We still have LOTS of cereal bars, granola bars, oatmeal, all of the toiletries, laundry items.
Things that they seem to love…
Thank you for continuing to be the body of Christ, bringing joy and love to our neighbors at New Hope High School.