Parent Update 11/09/2012


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In This Issue

The Principal's Desk
Mission MSP Testimonies
DR Commissioning
The President's Desk
Around the Castle

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Addiction to Technique

Lena Dunham's comments are targeted towards a college-aged community. Her words show what the political world believes will speak to the young educated. Dunham's equation of premarital sex for companionship to election day decisions identifies a political technique. This technique calls college students to vote in the same way they select companionship. Through this correlation, political involvement is seen to be a solution to problems the same way sex is proposed as a solution to loneliness.

This week's Principals Blog focuses on the issues associated with viewing politics as a solution to human brokenness. Calling students to participate in the social sphere, you'll also hear how Hillcrest works to instill a framework for society built on God's design, not man-directed leadership.

Mission Minneapolis Testimonies 

Mission Minneapolis is a highlight for many students at Hillcrest Academy. The weekend mission experience calls students to engage inner-city culture through the ministry of Ebenezer Lutheran Brethren Church. 

Students join parishioners of Ebenezer to be hands-and-feet along Cedar and 41st in Minneapolis. Often times this tangible work involve acts of kindness from raking leaves to serving meals for less fortunate families in the metro area. 

This past week students participated in a yard work initiative, helping an 80 year old woman minister to her neighbors by raking and inviting families to join in jumping into piles of leaves. Students also conducted a small student-led service at a nearby Planned Parenthood facility that conducts abortions for the college community surrounding the facility.

Following the Saturday activities, students shared testimonies of God's faithfulness. These testimonies were recorded and can be viewed in our Campus Ministries Blog. Visit the page to hear Hannah, Mariana and Jason share how they have been drawn to deeper relationship with Jesus Christ during their time at Hillcrest Academy.

Dominican Republic Commissioning Service LiveStream

The annual Dominican Republic mission trip will occur during Thanksgiving vacation. A significant trip for many students and faculty at Hillcrest, the experience is an ongoing commitment by Hillcrest to minister to those God has called us to. This year's development will initiate a project to establish the Santa Fe school to be completely self-sufficient through a water bottling business.

Before the students depart Hillcrest conducts a commissioning service. This Chapel-time event will involve testimonies and prayers from the administration at Hillcrest Academy.

The Commissioning Service will be LiveStreamed during the Chapel hour at 9:50am Monday, November 12th. The service will also be archived for later viewing. 

President's Desk 

Spanish is an important part of the curriculum at Hillcrest.  Instructor Lowell Quam, a former missionary to Ecuador provides practical and fun methods which make the learning process a highlight for his students.  Mr. Quam’s ultimate desire is that his students will be able to communicate the message of the good news of Jesus Christ in Spanish.

Visit the President's Blog to hear more insights for Mr. Brue as he identifies how students are prepared for a life of significance at Hillcrest Academy.

Around the Castle

Parent Prayer 
Parent weekly prayer occurs Wednesday mornings from 8:30-9:15am in the HLA reception room. 
Athletics at HLA 
Basketball and Nordic Skiing are starting-up at HLA. Visit the calendar online to make plans to cheer on the Jr. High Comets in their games this week! 
Night Fun at HLA 
On Saturday, November 10th at 7pm the Dorms are hosting a game show night. All high school students are invited to attend. 
Upcoming Events at HLA 
December 7th at 6pm marks the annual Hillcrest Academy Christmas Banquet. Faculty and staff will join students in drawing attention to Jesus at the start of this Christmas season. 

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