Our students can impact the world!
Christian service is an integral part of our school environment and is part of who we are as a school community. Our students are given the opportunity to serve in our communities and abroad to share the love of Jesus through testimony and in acts of service to others. From the youngest to the oldest, we have gifts and talents that we can use to share our faith with the world around us.
Elementary Service Projects
Here are some ways our elementary students have been participating in Christian service:
Kindergarten - School yard clean up - taking care of God's creation!
Grade 2 - did jobs and extra chores around home to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for vulnerable families in Asia.
Grade 3 - made Christmas cards and delivered them to our school neighbours. They also went carolling at Milbourne mall.
Grade 4 - will complete 2-3 service experiences per month from March to May. Ways they have been encouraged to serve others include: Make a meal for someone in need or who is sick, Help seniors with household chores, Help a teacher after school, Volunteer at an animal rescue, soup kitchen, serving meals, Raise money for charity.
Grade 4 - participated in a service project based on the act of giving. They collected non-perishable food donations and assembled food hampers for needy families in our community.
Grade 5 - students are encouraged to find a way to use their time and talents to bless others to raise money that will be used to buy gift cards and toys for kids in the Stollery Hospital.
Junior High Service Projects
Junior High students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of community service and memorize scripture passages as assigned. Here are some ways our students have been participating in Christian service:
Grade 7 - Our students are using their talents to raise funds to help students in the Madagascar School Project go to school.
Grade 9 - Beautification of the grounds of MCS. Each year we plant and create anew the gardens of MCS. We began with the prayer gardens in front of the division 1 building. Last year we placed benches with planters in front of the Administration building. This year we may be moving toward the division 2 building, placing some planters out in front. The students are in the design stages right now each Monday in class. As soon as the snow and ice melt we will begin our work. We are also thinking of a Global Water Initiative.
Senior High Service Projects
Senior High students are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours of community service and memorize scripture passages as assigned. Here are some opportunities for our HS students to participate in Christian service:
Grade 10 students head to the Zetter center once a month to play games, visit and get to know the seniors. The students work with seniors who need to be in an assisted living facility as well as the dementia patients.
International Service Trips - Students from grades 9-12 have an opportunity to experience cross-cultural service in countries such as Belize, Dominican Republic, and Mexico. Our students are given opportunities to grow as leaders in the community and share their faith in practical ways. This year, over 90 MCS students, teachers and leaders headed overseas. Their service projects included an aquaponics system and sports program in Belize, and light construction projects in Mexico, Belize and the Dominican.
Team Canada - we believe it is important to make a difference where you live and because of this, students are encouraged to serve locally through a variety of school and community- based initiatives. Students from grades 9 to 12 will have the opportunity to be part of our Team Canada group that serves the Edmonton community.