Nov 30, 2020

Denim for Devereux

Denim for Devereux

 

On Friday, October 23, MPCS students participated in a dress-down day, opting to pay $5 to wear blue jeans to school, all in an effort to help provide student Bibles to our neighbors in need at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. Because of the generosity of those who participated, we collected more than $2,600 to purchase Bibles for the students at Devereux!

About: Each month, approximately 17 children are received by our neighbors at Devereux for the first time, many of whom arrive with only the clothes on their back.  Approximately 135 young people live on their 40-acre campus at any given time, and Devereux serves a total of about 500 youth per year.  Since 1973, Devereux has been treating youth who are suffering from emotional and/or behavioral challenges brought on by mental illness, abuse, neglect, exploitation, or intellectual/developmental disabilities. Their continuum of care includes a psychiatric treatment facility, foster care program, group home, and an AdvancEd-accredited school. Through the services and outstanding care the staff at Devereux provides, these youth develop the competency and confidence to achieve once-unthinkable goals, such as literacy and graduation from high school.

In addition to these critical services, through Bible studies, several of the caring Devereux Board members and staff are investing in the spiritual lives of these precious young people.  As a result, many have accepted Jesus, are seeking a relationship with Him, and have requested to have their own personal Bibles.

MPCS has partnered with Devereux to provide Bibles to every young person who desires to study God’s word! Ongoing, our Christian Life Student Council will be personalizing each Bible with an encouraging note and life scripture for each friend at Devereux.  Thank you for joining us in supporting this important service opportunity by participating in Denim for Devereux and by praying for the new believers, students, and staff at Devereux.

Click to read the feature in the Marietta Daily Journal.

 


Announcements

January 20 - ParentEd. Living Biblically, 7:00 p.m.

January 21 - Middle School Parent Coffee

8:00 a.m., Dining Hall

January 21 - Middle School Parent Coffee

8:00 a.m., Dining Hall

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 24-26 - MAP Growth Test

Grades 3-8

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 25 - Lower School Parent Zoom

7:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Junior College Planning Kick-Off Meeting

6:00 p.m.

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 27 - Open House, 9:00 a.m.

For prospective families, Grades PK3-5

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 28 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis Day

On-campus

January 29 - Serve Saturday

February 2 - World Read Aloud Day

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 4 - Lower School PTF Father-Daughter Dance, 6:30 p.m.

February 10-12 - Middle School Drama "Meeting Sam"

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 17 - ParentEd. Living Biblically

7:00 p.m., Dozier Room 3201

February 18-22 - Winter Break, No School

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 25 - Men of Mount Paran

7:00-8:00 a.m., Choral Rehearsal Room, Murray Arts Center

February 26 - Serve Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

February 28-March 3 - Lower School "Rock Your School" Week

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