A New Year’s Chapel

With the start of a new year, Pastor Peter came to speak about reflecting on the year than had just finished and to get excited about the New Year that has just begun! Every year, there are things that were really great, and every year there are things that were no so great. We want to be thankful for the good things, and for the things that were challenging or for the mistakes that we made, we want to ask for God’s help in those things. Psalm 52:9 says “For what you have done I will always praise You.” Looking…

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Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

This week we had Mrs. Coppin come in and speak to us about the verse below. She discussed how this can mean being humble and showing humility. “Blessed are the poor in spirit,    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 5:3 We show humility in how we don’t brag about what we have but are thankful instead. She talked about how at Christmas time, it doesn’t matter if you get 20 gifts or 2 gifts, for we can be thankful for all that we have and be humble about what we got. We were encouraged to be thankful and humble…

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Culture of Kindness and Inclusion

This morning Mrs. Szmyrko spoke for our chapel service about kindness and inclusion. It all started with an egg named Bob. A student came up and was instructed to hit Bob on the stand every time he felt sad because of the things Mrs. Szmyrko was saying to him. Some phrases included, “You need to get ready right now! We have 10 second to get in that vehicle to go to school! I am very disappointed in you right now! You need to hurry up!” Each time the egg was hit harder and harder against the surface, and soon enough…

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Remembrance Day Chapel

Pastor Greg spoke for our Remembrance Day Chapel this week. The service started off with all of our students walking out from their classrooms singing Amazing Grace and placing a cross at the front of the room with poppies and names of family members who have served their country. Our service was focused on three main points, coming from our national anthem. True North strong and free.God keep our land glorious and free.We stand on guard for thee The True North Strong and Free: What is our true north? True north refers to not only our geographical location as a…

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Pumpkin Prayers

With Halloween just around the corner, Pastor Peter came in today and spoke about how when we are carving our pumpkins we can pray! It all started with our pumpkin who was given the name of Bob. Cut out the top of the pumpkin – Open our minds so we can learn about Jesus. Clean out the inside – Ask God to take all of our sins away and forgive us.Cut the eyes in shapes of hearts – Ask to open our eyes so we can see God’s love.Cut out the nose in the shape of a cross – Apologize…

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The Thing Behind The Thing

This week in Chapel we had Brian Walrond come and speak. Sometimes we have things that we are dealing with that may be deeper than we think; this we are struggling with, things that have been done to or against us, things that we are trying to hide. The thing behind the thing you are dealing with is sin. Sin is an attitude that says “I’m gonna do what I want even though I know God has a better way!” That is the thing behind the thing. Humble yourselves under the might of God and he will lift you up….

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Oct. 16 Chapel: Trust

This week Pastor Naomi spoke about trust, what does it mean and why can we trust God? What is trust? “Hanging out with good people and knowing that we can trust them to do the right thing and not be a bad influence.” Trust; the confidence and firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something. We started Chapel off with a game called, “Who do you trust?” A student had to pick someone else they trusted to answer a question. The trust in the students spanned across all grades for one another to answer questions for…

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Thanksgiving Chapel

Pastor Greg starts off Chapel talking about thanksgiving and why we should be thankful. Thanksgiving was declared a National Holiday in 1879 in Canada and then further explained in 1957, when the Canadian Parliament announced that on the second Monday in October would be a Thanksgiving Day; a day of general thanksgiving to almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed. There is a one reason for thanksgiving – Thanking God for the bountiful harvest we have in Canada. Celebrate those we have created thanks by giving to you.GodFor all that He has done for us…

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October 2 Chapel

“Every morning my daughters used to come and wake me up in bed and as much as I love them, I do not like their morning breath!” When Jesus was crucified and was in the tomb for three days the disciples didn’t know what to do now that Jesus was gone, they were afraid people wouldn’t like them anymore, they were afraid of the Jews, so they hid in a house. Then three days later Jesus came back and appeared to them. “Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” – John 20:22 Think about where Jesus…

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September Chapels

September 11 Even in the change God is good. Pastor Meagan Crawford used the demonstration of making cookies to show students different ways we see and experience changes: the things that are hard to go through and are not always fun (baking soda), the neutral day to day activities that don’t affect us either way (flour), and the fun, new and exciting things that we like (sugar). When all these ingredients are tasted and experienced on their own, they are not always that great, especially when it comes to the changes in life we don’t like. However when all of…

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