Rethink Christmas: Partnership with Quincy Public Schools
Madison Park Church continues to be called to facilitate life change in Quincy and the surrounding area. It is a mission we are honored to accept and want to handle responsibly. One of our favorite ways to facilitate life change is to value partnerships with others who are seeking to fulfill a foundational mission. We believe that we are not only better together, but we are in this together.
As we Rethink Christmas–how the birth and life of Jesus changed everything, we are excited to partner with Quincy Public Schools (QPS). QPS exists to educate students and teachers to achieve personal excellence. This responsibility is exciting, daunting and foundational to having a healthy community now and for years to come. It is our prayer to make an eternal difference through our partnership with QPS in three arenas.
Social-Emotional Wellness: Educators are telling us that the missing link for this generation is social-emotional wellness and development. Social-emotional wellness is a conversation around helping people understand who they are, what they are feeling and what they expect to receive from others. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to help QPS continue to provide training to teachers, students and families around this conversation.
Mentoring: A huge piece of partnership and making a difference is tangible presence and meaningful relationships. QPS has students at every level (Pre-K through high school seniors) that could use a mentor. Our goal is to provide at least 20 people who would commit this next season of their life to mentoring a student. If you’re interested in being a mentor or learning more about what mentoring is, please sign up here.
KidzPacks: Kids going hungry in our neighborhood is unacceptable. Approximately 1,100 students are in need of a food pack each weekend. Madison Park is partnering with other organizations to make this a reality. Our goal is to contribute $20,000 and 20 new volunteers. If you’re interested in being a KidzPack volunteer, please sign up here.
Join us in helping partner with QPS in our Rethink Christmas season. We will trust that God in Christ truly is Emmanuel–God with us–as we seek to provide hope to the part of the world we have been called to steward well. For more information and next steps please see our Rethink booth at entrance D. Blessings as you seek to be a blessing!