CONNECTIONS Winter 2018
CELEBRATING OUR CHRISTIAN HERITAGE IN NEW(ISH) WAYS
Another station celebrated the Reformed idea that we can serve God in our daily lives even through the work that we do, which is why all the emergency vehicles pulled up in the front of school. “We believe that God has called us to serve in His kingdom and to work. We do our work to the best of our ability because we believe this brings honor to God and glorifies Him,” said South Side principal Miska Rynsburger ’92, who oversaw the morning schedule. So kids got to “touch a truck” and clamber into the fire truck and police cars, even try on a SWAT team vest and feel the full weight of it, realizing that each of these professions serves the Lord on a daily basis through their important work.
Students learned at an outside station that “every square inch of the universe” belongs to Jesus Christ. They celebrated this idea by planting throughout their playground flower seeds embedded in paper they markered as “God’s,” then making their own head bandanas, also marking them as “God’s,” and wearing them throughout the day.
“It was great to be able to take so many Reformed ideas and make them applicable to a kindergartner,” said kindergarten teacher Karen Strikwerda ’83. “And it was precious to see the children wearing their bandanas stating that they also belong to God. It was meaningful and tangible.”