In December, a team of 22 GCA students and friends served together at the Operation Christmas Child processing center. Our team worked in two assembly lines to inspect, pack, seal, and process gift-filled shoe boxes to ready them for their journey around the world to needy children for Christmas. This was a special way to spread the gospel of Christ to many who have never heard about the birth of our Savior. We packed boxes bound for Paraguay and Ghana.
At one point, we were asked to pray for the intended recipient of one of the boxes. It was wonderful to be the last persons to pour love into these gifts before they arrived in the hands of a smiling child. Thank you Samaritan’s Purse for this far-reaching ministry, and allowing Greyfriars to be a part.
Join us Friday, January 20, 2017, for an Open House for families of prospective students, from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
At the Open House you will have an opportunity to:
• hear about our university model (3 days a week)
• meet faculty and students
• tour the campus
• hear about our courses
• have your questions answered
• review the application process
• talk to a currently-enrolled Greyfriars family
Because the 9th-grade Aesthetics class studies Byzantine art and architecture, their teacher, Lori Lawing, arranged a visit to St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte. In keeping with one of the the goals of classical education, this field trip integrated a number of different areas of learning:
- The students experienced firsthand how architecture can reflect a culture.
- The students saw inscriptions written in Greek, a language they have begun to learn at Greyfriars.
- The Father who gave the tour explained various traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church. This led to a number of conversations between students and their teacher and chaperones (not to mention parents, presumably), touching upon both history and theology.