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 - Odd jobs and extra chores around home to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for vulnerable families in Asia.
Grade 3 - Making Christmas cards and delivering them to our school neighbours. Christmas caroling at Milbourne mall.
Grade 4 - Making a meal for someone in need or sick. Helping seniors with household chores. Helping a teacher after school. Volunteering at an animal rescue or soup kitchen. Raising money for charity.
Grade 4 - Collecting non-perishable food donations and assembling food hampers for needy families in our community.
Grade 5 - Raising money to buy gift cards and toys for kids in the Stollery Hospital by finding ways to use their time and talents to bless others.
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 - Using their talents to raise funds to help students attend school in the Madagascar School Project.
Grade 9 - Beautification of the grounds of MCS through designing, building and planting the gardens, planters and benches around the school.
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.
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.
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.