Prov­i­dence Chris­tian School cel­e­brates Re­for­ma­tion Day

The Covington News - - Local - Staff Re­ports

Oct. 31, 1517, was one of the turn­ing points in world his­tory, af­fect­ing not just church his­tory, but the very course of civ­i­liza­tion across the globe. On that day, Martin Luther, a Ger­man monk and uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sor, nailed his 95 The­ses to the door of the Wit­ten­burg Church, in which he called for a re­turn to the core teach­ings of Scrip­ture (par­tic­u­larly as they per­tain to sal­va­tion, grace, and the author­ity of Scrip­ture). Prov­i­dence Chris­tian School rec­og­nizes this his­tor­i­cal event with a cel­e­bra­tion of Re­for­ma­tion Day, held each year on Oct. 31 (or the Fri­day clos­est to the 31st).

Re­for­ma­tion Day is a chance for stu­dents and fam­i­lies to ex­pe­ri­ence first­hand the time pe­riod and the events of the Re­for­ma­tion. Stu­dents creatively dress as char­ac­ters from the Mid­dle Ages time pe­riod in cos­tumes rang­ing from bak­ers, peas­ants, and can­dle-mak­ers, to princesses, knights, monks, and kings. Stu­dents ro­tate among var­i­ous booths that al­low them to learn about the Re­for­ma­tion through food, games, crafts, archery con­tests, (gummy) worm-eat­ing re­lays, along with many other ac­tiv­i­ties. High school stu­dents par­tic­i­pate by serv­ing as helpers and booth or­ga­niz­ers. Snacks of cheese, bread, and fresh fruit are served. And, of course, there is plenty of candy to go around.

“Re­for­ma­tion Day is a great day of cel­e­bra­tion and fun for our school,” says PCS Head­mas­ter, Justin Hornsby. “We want our stu­dents to un­der­stand these pre­cious truths, so that they will know that we serve a great and awe­some God.”

Prov­i­dence Chris­tian School is lo­cated in Ox­ford on Byrd Road. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.pc­sox­ford.org or call (770) 788-6618.

Sub­mit­ted photo/The Cov­ing­ton News

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