At Immanuel Christian School we teach students the power of Christ to bring healing and restoration, and so we want to empower them and help them realize the choices they have, at a very young age, to make a difference. Their efforts can bring healing or restoration in a way that can change lives for individuals, families or whole communities.
We want our students to realize that God blesses those who give as well as those who receive. We believe that it is important for children to learn that when they are young. Each child learns to bring hope and in doing experience hope.
Encourage and foster growth in students to share their insights, skills, and gifts to honour God.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
Immanuel students have helped this agency by collecting hats, mittens, scarves and sock at one time. At other times Immanuel students have collected food items to replenish their kitchen so they can continue serving healthy food to the street people they serve.
This year students collected hats, mittens, scarves and socks for the Refuge. As part of the Christmas program they brought in their gifts for the Christ Child to parallel the gifts which the Wisemen brought to Christ. The next day some upper class students helped bring the gifts to the Refuge.
Students at Immanuel Christian School have carried out several projects through World Vision. Our Grade 1 & 2 class collected enough money through doing chores to support two families to being a self-sustaining tree plantation. An other class has raised money to buy a cow for a family thereby rescuing the family from poverty.
These project are very much along the line of, “teach them to fish and they will never go hungry.”
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health
Every Christmas time Immanuel Christian School students are eager and welcome guests at the centre. They come to share Christmas Carols and gifts with the residents and wish them a blessed Christmas.
The students in turn appreciate the thanks they receive and the refreshments which are liberally and generously served by the staff that the centre.
Every month one class from Immanuel Christian School visits Fairview Lodge to share things they have learned. Students share stories, poems, skits and other things that are intended to bring a message of hope to the residents. The residents find it heart warming to meet these eager young faces and the energy with which they share their talents.
Thornton Road cleanup
Students at Immanuel Christian School take an active interest in maintaining the appearance of Thornton Rd between Rossland Rd and Taunton Rd. By cleaning up the roadside they are showing pride in their part of the city. This project also develops in them an appreciation for the environment and our role in making a difference.