Passion in Action
Cornerstone encourages students to put their passions into action! In 2017, students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8 worked together to develop their passions and use those passions to serve others.
Our passions were:
Students used their passion for music to bless others. This group kicked off our special Passions' Assembly in a time of singing and worship. They prepared two hot lunches for students in Cornerstone in order to raise $154.35 (which is being matched by a donor!) to help support music programs for at risk-children in the Lennox and Addington County. They are also used their talents to minister at the Napanee Baptist Church.
Students in this group used their passion for sports to bless our local community as well as
those in Mexico! First, they created and distributed 'Thank You' Posters for coaches in the
community as well as collecting used sports equipment for local children in need. Students
joined with "Ongwanda Circle of Friends" club for a time of games. It was a great time of
interaction with the members of their club.
Students also participated in a bake sale, raising $164 for Possiblilites House (an orphanage
in Mexico), managed by Canadian missionary, Rick Bursey. The money will buy basketballs
and other sports equipment for the children.
Members of the Arts and Engineering Group wanted to serve people with limited use of their hands or arms due to a physical injury, illness or disease and are recovering at the hospital. We chose to create therapy boxes to support occupational therapy needs of patients. We created therapy boxes of Lego and art supplies for the rehabilitation win of the Lennox and Addington Hospital. We also created individual works of art or engineered designs to bless others. Several students made paintings, plasticine creations, Lego stories, and origami bookmarks donated to Belleville Speech Therapy, the Palliative Care Wing of the L&A Hospital as well as Sick Kids in Toronto.
The Kindness and Encouragement Group took time to discuss and pray about what Jesus would do if he were a part of our group. He was the ULTIMATE kind heart. This energetic group decided to bless those who bless. We wanted to say thank you to the pastors of local churches so we greeted them at the Napanee hospital before their monthly meeting with homemade bookmarks made by the students and cookies. This group will be returning to the hospital to bless nursing staff and others who serve in the community!