The faculty and administrators of Presbyterian School and First Presbyterian Church joined together on April 23 for their first annual Service Day.
Presbyterian School and First Presbyterian Church not only share the same facilities, but also share a vision of Christ-centered servant leadership in the community. On this particular day, students were excused from classes while Presbyterian School faculty spent the morning serving the community at three different locations, the Nehemiah Center, the Emergency Aid Coalition and Hermann Park.
The Nehemiah Center is a Christian-based organization that offers academic, emotional, cultural, social and spiritual enrichment to the children that attend many of our neighboring public schools.
Presbyterian School faculty worked with preschool students reviewing early literacy and mathematic skills to help students prepare for upcoming assessments. The Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC) provides food and clothing to low income families and individuals in Harris County. At the EAC, Presbyterian School faculty helped to sort clothing and package basic necessities such as detergent, rice, and beans for the pantry. At Hermann Park, Presbyterian School worked outside on the park grounds to maintain the garden areas.
Following a morning of community service, Presbyterian School faculty reconvened at school for an afternoon focused on curriculum planning.