Acts 1:8, “… you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Service Projects … Throughout the year, New Covenant’s students from K4 through 12th grade serve within the school, the local community, and further afield in conjunction with high school mission trips. Examples of recent service projects include:
- Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services – “Happy Birthday, Jesus!” party – collect baby items – K4-K
- Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child – 1st
- Nursing home visits – singing, programs, visiting the elderly – 2nd & 4th
- Pennies for Patients – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society -3rd
- JOY Food Pantry – canned food collection – 5th
- Assist with YFC auction preparations – 6th & 11th
- Salvation Army – sorting and wrapping Christmas gifts for their big outreach – 7th & 8th
- Adopt a Highway program – cleaning Jay St. – MS/HS
- Teen Challenge – collected items for Christmas gifts – HS
- Christmas Cards for Inmates – K4-12th
Mission Trips are a highlight of the school year for New Covenant’s high school students. During a designated week in May, freshmen serve in our local community (“our Jerusalem”), sophomores head to the Pennsylvania Poconos to assist a Christian camp (“our Judea”), juniors and seniors serve out-of-state (“the end of the earth”).
Organizations served 2014 – 2016:
- Freshmen: In Lebanon, PA – El Faro Church, Lebanon County Christian Ministries, Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services, American Foundation for Children with Aids warehouse
- Sophomores: Spruce Lake Camp
- Juniors: Hurricane Sandy Relief in Staten Island, New York, with Mennonite Disaster Services and Spotswood, New Jersey, with Brethren Disaster Relief Ministries; Maine, Christian camp assistance
- Seniors: South Carolina, local church assistance (2 years); Colorado, Brethren Disaster Ministries
This Ministry began in 2013 as a way to encourage and support students in a one on one basis. A student who requests a mentor is volunteered with a volunteer staff member of the same gender. Students who have a mentor have a wide variety of reasons for having a mentor: from personal, academic, or just a time to talk to someone.
Since 2013 the ministry has grown to include students being mentored by other students. All of the student mentors are either Juniors or Seniors. The student mentors attend bi-weekly meetings with the Student Pastor for training, equipping, and group support. In 2015 – 2016 about 23 students either had a staff or student mentor.
For more information or to have a student be part of the mentor program, please contact the school office.