Appreciating Bishop Teachers

Join us this Sunday at 5PM for the continuation of our PROVERBS series and at 6PM for a COMMUNITY COOKOUT.

A little over a year ago the Superintendent of Englewood Schools, Wendy Rubin, stood in front of our church next to the President of the School Board, Tena Prange, and said, “Thank you for all you do to serve our schools.” There was a lot leading up to that statement. For months the school board had been debating a possible move of Bishop Elementary to another part of the city, which would have left our neighborhood devoid of a school. We believe that public schools make regular deposits in the community they find themselves in so we decided to speak up to make sure Bishop stayed right where it was.

At the beginning of the process, the school board was going to vote almost unanimously to move Bishop. By the end of the town hall meetings, letters, phone calls, and surveys, they voted unanimously to keep Bishop right where it is. We are so thankful that Bishop is still just a couple blocks away and we can keep investing in it as a church.

One of the best ways for us to keep investing in Bishop is by caring for the teachers and staff. We do that in a few ways but our beginning of the year Teacher Appreciation Breakfast is perhaps the most significant. This year, on Wednesday, August 8th, we have the honor of blessing the 50 teachers and staff of Bishop with a simple breakfast and some words of encouragement.

Would you consider contributing to this gift to Bishop? You can do so by dropping off a cold item (e.g. fruit, muffins, etc.) at the Hoag’s home the night before or a hot item (e.g. egg casserole, bacon, etc.) at the school on Wednesday morning from 7-7:30AM. You are also welcome to stay and help us set up and clean up the event. Let us know here if you plan to bring something or volunteer.

Don’t forget the school supplies drive going on right now as well! You can bring supplies with you to our Worship Gathering this Sunday.

See you on Sunday!

Nathan Hoag, Parish Pastor