Thursday, September 11, 2014

To Serve...

Seth works on a log rack  for a fall 2013 service project
Last year's spring fundraiser event was called "Aim to Serve" and though it was named to describe the elements of the event, the clay shoot and the food-gathering service project involving our students, the name is appropriate in a much larger context:  it is one of our core values at DPCA that we teach students to be increasingly others-oriented.  Our goal is to develop an attitude in our school that is consistent with Philippians 2:3-5  "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus..."

As our students learn to see and identify with the needs of others, we hope that translates into the growth of a lifelong attitude of "see the need - be part of the solution."

So again this year we are "aiming to serve" - setting our sights on places in our community where DPCA students can help out and make a difference with their energy and abilities.  Service projects undertaken so far this year include a quick few minutes helping at Shirley Smith's house, and a full Friday afternoon with the 7th - 12th grade students helping with a landscaping project at Trail West.

Another afternoon at Trail West is planned for this coming Friday, and our fall school-wide community service chapel is scheduled for September 26th.  Readers who have ideas for places where DPCA students can serve are encouraged to call the school office at 395-6046 to share suggestions.  Meaningful projects are needed for all of our age groups, so ideas are welcome!

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