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Thank You!!

Thank you to Faith Brethren in Christ Church for making our students treat bags for Valentine’s Day! Thank you to Mosaic Church for treating our staff to a Mission BBQ staff
lunch! Thank you to Norm Kross and his small group for performing much needed maintenance work on our school building!

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MCCS Seniors

MCCS SeniorsSeniors Bethany and Mariah have finished all their work toward their high school diplomas. These young women persevered with challenging course material and completed their assigned work early. Pray for Bethany and Mariah as they make plans to go to college. Pray for our other seniors, DeQuann, Julia and Katherine, as they finish their requirements needed for a high school diploma. The MCCS High School Graduation will be held Saturday, June 17th at 11 am at Wilkens Avenue Mennonite Church. Please join us for this blessed event!

Teachers Wanted

MCCS is currently hiring teaching staff for the 2017- 2018 school year. Applicants should be devoted followers of Jesus Christ, an active member in good standing of a church, and have experience working with children or youth in a school, ministry, or camp setting. All positions are 10-month positions, unless otherwise stated. Positions will begin in late August 2017. All employees must submit to a state and federal background check as a part of the hiring process. If you are interested, submit a resume to mtclarecs@gmail.com.

Spring Break Urban Program

SBUP MCCSIn March, two teams of students from the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Baltimore Spring Break Urban Program served at MCCS. These students attend local colleges in Baltimore and gave up their spring break vacations to serve in our inner city. SBUP students performed a variety of tasks: shoveling snow, removing ice, organizing our supplies, tutoring students, and helping in other ways. Both teams were full of joy, creativity and love for the Lord. Our students benefit from interacting with young adults who are committed to the Lord, and some of whom themselves come from urban backgrounds. One SBUP student remarked, “This time when I came, students were asking me questions about college. That hadn’t happened before, and I thought it was really cool!” As our students interact with Christian college students, they gain a vision and hope for their academic and spiritual future.

Spiritual Life Week

SLWDuring the week of March 20-24th, MCCS students were immersed in the knowledge and pirit of the Lord during our annual “Spiritual Life Week” events. SLW is a time when we focus on the Lord and have chapel services every day of the week. We heard from a ariety of speakers who shared their testimonies. Our guest speakers throughout the week were Pastor Michael Booth, Mr. Horeb Peña and his brother, Pastor Joel Peña, and Mr. Scott Williams. All of these men shared powerfully about the ways God remained constant in their lives, and how He was with them and saved them from being overcome by fear and doubt. Our students were encouraged and blessed to hear from these godly men. These men are wonderful fathers. In a community rampant with fatherlessness, our students need to hear from loving, godly fathers who are committed to their families and are committed to the Lord. After each talk, students had the opportunity to espond by receiving prayer from the speakers if they requested it. We are thankful to Mrs. Gwen Martin for organizing and planning this week, in addition to leading an extended time of worship on Wednesday. On Friday, we ended the week with a delicious breakfast meal prepared by staff and student helpers. The students enjoyed the time to talk and fellowship with one another. What a wonderful way to end a joyful week!

With Many Thanks!

Thank you to the Mosaic Church for organizing volunteer groups to perform work projects for our school including: painting the hallways, cleaning our building, and building
us an entirely new fence!

Thank you to Cherry Glade Mennonite Church, Paul and Sarah Szatmary and Sandy Costigan and Raven Roost 68 for providing school supplies for us!

Thank you to MCCS parent, Cierra Sanford for the beautiful centerpiece for our Thanksgiving Meal.

Thank you to Jason Burkholder for programming several donated computers to give out to MCCS families who requested one.

Thank you to several anonymous donors who gave significant financial donations to our school in honor of cherished loved ones who passed away. May the Lord bring you great comfort in this holiday season.

My Favorite Verse

Last week, as Ms. Gwen was subbing in the Elementary Classroom, she worked with dec2016newsletter2Matthew as he wrote a verse he memorized for one of his tests. Afterward, Matthew remarked, “That is one of my favorite verses!” The verse was 1 Corinthians 15:58 “May you be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.”

Many of our students grow up in communities that are unstable and transient. Our students need to know that God can bring peace, stability, and purpose to their lives. We have seen the impact of Christ in Matthew’s life. He has grown tremendously in his love for God and others over the years he has been a student here at Mt. Clare. He frequently asks to pray for his peers and for his teachers. When asked why he likes being a student at Mt. Clare, Matthew responded, “I like my teachers, my friends, and I like learning about God!”

Our school is a spiritual lifeline for this student and his family. Thank you for making this ministry possible for students who would have grown up without a community of Christians to support, encourage and pray for them.

New Staff!

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Lauren McGee- Ms. Lauren is a familiar face from last year when she served as our GO! Intern from Eastern Mennonite Missions. Lauren returned to us this year to become the Middle School Supervisor. Lauren brings gifts in prayer, administration, and pastoral leadership to our school.

Angie Carter- Ms. Carter has been involved in the ministry of Wilkens Avenue for many years. She is currently the Children’s Ministry Coordinator for Redemption House Life Center. Ms. Carter is a gifted prayer warrior and encourager. Her love for children emanates from all that she does. She is serving this year as our Middle School Monitor.

Olivia Bankard– Ms. Olivia serves as our High School Monitor. She graduated from Salisbury University with a Social Work degree. She spent several years working as a Camp Counselor at River Valley Ranch and participated in an anti-trafficking training internship with YWAM. She is a joyful presence and a welcome addition to the high school classroom.

A New Year, a New Purpose

dec2016newsletterA new school year brings a renewing of purpose, hope and joy. We have added new members to our staff team who bring the joy of the Lord to our community. Parts of our facility have been upgraded, making our school a brighter, cleaner, and safer building. We have added three new students and three new families to our community. Our purpose, to be a beacon of hope and deliverance in a spiritually neglected community, is once again on our hearts. We ask that you join us in committing to pray for our community as we seek to live out the gospel in an area desperate for the love and mercy of God.

Position Notice

Mt. Clare Christian School in Baltimore City (https://mountclarechristian.org/) is seeking a high school assistant teacher for the 2016-2017 school year (science or math background is a plus). Applicant should be a devoted follower of Jesus and an active member of a church, with experience working with children and youth in a ministry setting. This is a 10- month position, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. If interested, please send a resume to mtclarecs@gmail.com.