We’re all about servant leadership.
One of our goals at FCS is to teach our students what it means to serve. We plan service projects throughout the year and, as an organization, we participate in Operation Christmas Child. At the high school level, Christian service hours are required for each student. Every leader must learn to be a servant, just as Christ served us.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club, the Interact Club is built around service. Throughout the year, this group provides diversified services within the community. Projects include fundraisering, visiting the elderly, collecting clothes for those in need, and making bagged lunches for the homeless.
The rake-a-thon is an incredible opportunity for the middle school students to put their faith into practice. Students, teachers, and parents, take an entire school day to go out into the community and serve others by raking their leaves. Many times the families that are reached have physical limitations that make it difficult for them to do this task, and other times families are served simply as an act of kindness. The students see firsthand how simple acts can make a large impact in another’s life, all while learning to work together as a team.
Operation Christmas Child
Each year, we serve with the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child project. School families and students are encouraged to pack gift shoe boxes with small toys and hygiene items. These are shipped overseas and distributed to needy children in poverty-stricken countries around the world. An average of 1,250 boxes are collected annually from FCS.
For the last ten years, a group of parents, teachers, and students have spent a day-and-a-half in Charlotte, NC helping to process thousands of these boxes so they can be shipped overseas.
These boxes bring not only joy and excitement to the children, but they also give the Christian organizations in these countries the opportunity for an outreach event in their communities where they can share the gospel.
“The purpose of Samaritan’s Purse is to collect gifts from around the country and be able to ship them to children overseas who live in poverty who have never had a real Christmas gift before. What we do is go down and help them with the sorting process … We just do whatever they need done and have a good time serving the Lord!”– FCS High School Student