Greetings Summit Family! Items for Action:
- The Summit Annual Benefit was a HUGE success! Our net total raised was $61,000 (and counting). Thanks to all who worked so hard in this effort and thanks to all of you who shared and participated in the evening!
- Save the date for the first annual Summit Jog-A-Thon coming Saturday, September 20. Michelle Ray (firstname.lastname@example.org) is coordinating this event, and she would be happy to talk with you if you would like to help.
- Be on the lookout for information about Summer School offerings at Summit.
Ideas for Reflection: The Fellowship of Partnering Together
Summit Classical Christian School is not a church per se, but we are the church to the extent that we come together as followers of Jesus. And so, as we come together we bring the values of the church to this task of educating our children. One of the most important words in the New Testament to describe a right relationship between believers is fellowship. Sadly, the currency of this word has been diminished over ages of misuse. We have come to think of fellowship as coming together over tea and cookies for some pleasant, sometimes spiritual, chit-chat. While that might be a manifestation of fellowship, the word has a more complex meaning. Our English word fellowship usually translates the Greek word koinonia which, at its heart, describes “joint participation toward a common goal;” or, “sharing the load,” or coming together as a team to overcome a challenge or win a game.
It is in this spirit of koinonia that we think about volunteering at Summit. When we come together under these terms, we are pulling together, rubbing shoulders with each other toward a common goal Jesus has set before us that is greater than the sum of its parts. According to the Apostle Paul, participating together, “each part working properly,” in Christ’s mission in the lives of others is one of the ways we grow up “to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ” (cf. Eph. 4:1-16).
In August we will be communicating to Summit families the breadth of opportunities available to fulfill your parent participation goals. Please be on the lookout for that communication and, in the meantime, I encourage you to be in prayer about how you can best invest your time and talents at Summit. We will all be blessed for it—especially our children!
I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Meghan Staat for the contribution she made at Summit during the 2013-2014 school year. Meghan will not be returning for the 2014-2015 school year, and we wish her the very best.
God bless you all,
Dr. Timothy Orton
Summit Classical Christian School