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First Baptist Academy's all-school production of "Treasures - Where Your Heart Is There Your Treasure Will Be Also" took place Thursday, December 11 in the Worship Center at Houston's First Baptist Church. FBA family and friends were serenaded by the ballads and carols, with a grand entrance by FBA Infants, and PreK3 through 2nd grade students. Students and faculty shared the story about our Savior's birth through song, dance, art, theatre, and band performances. Together the FBA family engaged in worshiping Jesus, the true treasure of Christmas. Friends of Fine Arts and First Friends provided a festive cookie reception after the performance - a favorite among the kiddos! A special thanks to all the FBA hands who served to make this a special evening.
FBA Student Council hosted a Dessert Live Auction on Friday, October 24th to benefit the charity Every Village. With their combined efforts, $2,079.29 was raised, while at the same time, students learned valuable team-building skills. These are the events that make FBA First in Philanthropy, and First in Fun. Over twenty delicious desserts, auctioned at prices ranging from $30 to $150 each, were provided by FBA middle school teachers. Fifth through eighth grade students, clad in college-wear, formed groups and pooled their funds together to compete in the live auction bidding. Praise the Lord for this great opportunity to share the truth of His Word by donations from this extremely spirited event!
Throughout March and April, students raised money for Living Water International. Through a Walk-a-Thon on April 5th, and by collecting money in bottles for several weeks, students raised over $33,000 to help people in third world countries have access to clean water. The announcement was made at the spring pep rally in front of students, faculty, staff and parents. Josh Dyson, FBA Chaplain, presented the check to Gary Loveless, one of the founders of Living Water International and Danielle Dearing, a Living Water International Board Member and FBA Parent and Board Member. Several weeks ago, Living Water International informed FBA administration that they had found a donor who would match up to $25,000 of what FBA students raised. Including these matching funds, we are thrilled to announce that Living Water International will receive over $58,000 due to the great work of FBA students.
Recently, students, faculty, staff and parents participated in a Walk for Water - raising money and awareness for Living Water International (an organization providing clean water wells in third world countries). After the walk, students competed in Field Day activities followed by a fun carnival. It was a great family event that was focused on serving others.
First Baptist Academy's production of "The Hiding Place" took place on March 27 & 28 in the Worship Center at Houston's First Baptist Church. Student actors beautifully told the story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family during WWII. "Their story reminds us, with tears and joy, that the true hiding place is the Lord and His provision for us," says Wayne Cherry, First Baptist Academy faculty member and director of the play. "We wanted students to learn and remember that not all of the heroes who made sacrifices during WWII were in the military," says Cherry. "Were it not for people like Corrie Ten Boom and her family, many more Jews might certainly have been captured by the Nazis and sent to places like Ravensbruck." The cast and crew consisted of 17 students ranging from the 5th through the eighth grade.
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- MonDec22 HOLIDAY - Christmas Break - School Closed
- TueDec23 HOLIDAY - Christmas Break - School Closed