Serving others is a big part of who we are as a school. In fact, if you look at our logo, you will see four hands incorporated into the design. These hands with a heart-shaped palm symbolize reaching out in love and service to our covenant family, our community, and far beyond as we seek to share the love of Jesus Christ– "We love because he first loved us." (1 John 4:19) - to others in need or crisis.
In addition to on-going service to each other and the people with whom we "live, work,and play," the entire school takes part in three designated Service Project days. These Service Projects are coordinated by faculty and administration but are led by our school parents. It is a joy to see even the youngest of our students demonstrating authentic, heart-felt ministry to their covenant school family and the greater community.
Serving our Families
On past Service Project Days our students have served our school staff and families in the following ways:
served in the homes of school familiies impacted by long-term illnesses
served families as they have adopted internationally and domestically
served mothers in the school who are widowed
made meals/cleaned-up for school families afflicted by flooding
made casseroles for the Casserole Ministry
made meals for school team members preparing for a mission to Tanzania
made meals for school team members returning from a mission to Guatemala
Additionally, we have a parent-sponsored committee devoted to serving our covenant families, including faculty and staff, during challenge or crisis. The work of this committee is on-going as there are on-going and emergency needs they support. Please visit Family Care Committee
to find out more.
Serving our Community
On past Service Project Days our students have served members of our surrounding community in these ways:
Public Servants Johns Creek Fire Department and Police Department, Military
The Elderly Dogwood Forrest of Alpharetta, Sunrise of Johns Creek,Sarah Care Adult Day Care, Laurel Creek Assisted Living, Ivy Hall, Plantation South, The Parc, Belmont Village
The Sick Peachtree Christian Hospice, made cards for distrbution to area hospitals on holidays, Lighthouse Family Retreat (for children with cancer), homebound members of Perimeter Church
Women & Children My Sister's House (shelter for Women and Children at Atlanta Union Mission), Gwinnett Homeless Children (Extended Stay Hotels), Georgia Right-to-Life, Our House (Daycare for Homeless Children), Nesbitt Elementary/Gwinnett County, Beacon of Hope, Wellspring Store, Bethany Christian Services
People in Need Whirlwind Ministries(support to apartment ministries), Norcross Co-Op, Duluth Co-Op, Salvation Army's Home Sweet Home, Coat/Warm Clothing Drive, Appalachian Ministries, Good Samaritan Health Center, Hi-hope Center
Our students, staff, and families enthusiastically partipate in world missions, particularly through their on-going support of our missions to Punchmi School in Karanse, Tanzania and in Guatemala. Please explore those pages for a fuller discussion of the intent of our missions as well as a discussion of student partipation in these efforts.
Additionally, in 2010 our 8th graders initiated and held a "Hope for Haiti" t-shirt fundraiser. All funds were donated toward relief efforts in Haiti after the devastating earthquakes of 2010.