Column: WCS events open school to entire communityThe sign on my desk is the mission of WCS: The goal of Worthington Christian School is to educate children in the light of God’s word and to prepare them for a life of service to God, to His Creation and to their community. Many times I am overwhelmed by the mission statement, but not today. Today I am encouraged and excited.
By: Lori Eekhoff, Worthington Christian School, Worthington Daily Globe
WORTHINGTON — Here I sit in my office on a quiet afternoon, and I find myself distracted and unable to focus on the various tasks on my “to do” list. This is a rarity for me. I am generally quite focused. I am at my best when I am working on several projects at once. I am an organizer, a list-maker, thriving on accomplishing a task and crossing that item off the list. Today, however, none of the items on the list capture my interest. My focus is continually drawn to a sign near my desk, and I find myself reflective and contemplative.
The sign on my desk is the mission of WCS: The goal of Worthington Christian School is to educate children in the light of God’s word and to prepare them for a life of service to God, to His Creation and to their community. Many times I am overwhelmed by the mission statement, but not today. Today I am encouraged and excited.
An important aspect of the mission statement is training our students to be of service to their community. The students are encouraged to be servants, willing to serve and help others. In the upcoming weeks this will be modeled by parents and society as we open the doors of Worthington Christian School for two fun events. One event is a tradition, a favorite of many people; the other promises to be a new and exciting venture. Both events have the same purpose: welcoming the community into our building for a time of fellowship and fun.
On Thursday, Oct. 18, Worthington Christian School will be hosting its annual Soup and Pie Supper. Join us for a steaming bowl of Vegetable Beef, Chicken and Rice, Cheesy Vegetable or Chili soup, throw in a sandwich for good measure and finish your meal with a delicious slice of homemade pie or yummy desert. Sour Cream Raisin pie is always a crowd favorite! The event will be in the Worthington Christian School gymnasium. Serving will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 7:30. If you are unfamiliar with the school, there is a large parking lot to the east of the gymnasium.
Plans are in full force for an exciting new event at WCS! A Sip n Shop Harvest Craft Boutique will be on Saturday, Nov. 10. The event will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are in the process of confirming crafters and vendors from around the area for this event. If you are a crafter and are interested in participating, please contact the school at 376-4861. There will also be a Scholastic Book Fair featuring titles for children of all ages just in time for holiday gift giving.
Webster’s Dictionary defines community as a unified body of individuals. What a blessing it is to be involved in a school that has become my family, my community, working together in the larger community of Worthington. I look forward to seeing many of you in our building over the next few weeks enjoying soup and pie, finding the perfect gift or book, or simply socializing and meeting new friends.
As I near the end of this article, I realize I am now able to cross something off my list. Item No. 4: Write article for the Daily Globe. Done!
Lori Eekhoff is the principal at Worthington Christian School.