Though our buildings have been vacant for a while due to COVID-19 concerns and continuing our Transform construction project, our littlest Highland Park Pres friends have returned to school safely for the fall. Between the Child Development Center and The Day School, students have been safely able to see their friends and teachers in the classroom, while Hillier School plans to return to campus Tuesday, Sept. 9. “Despite the many challenges we have all encountered, this school year is very promising as we swiftly adapt to the new normal. What excites me the most is being able to make a difference whether in a classroom or with my coworkers,” Indigo Kretzschmar, Director of the Child Development Center describes.
Through this time, prayer has been a crucial part in seeking guidance in making important decisions, praying for protection from illness and anxiety, and asking God to reveal his love all the more to these kids and families. The staff at each school have been clinging to scripture truths and praying specifically for each student as they walk through these challenging times. Director of The Day School, Ashley Hickey, mentions, “Throughout this long process, I keep returning to Romans 15:5 where we are reminded that our God is ‘the God who gives endurance and encouragement.’ Endurance and encouragement is precisely what we all need right now!”
As we continue to guide our youngest generations to learn and be transformed by Jesus, we launched EC Live and HK Live, a new, virtual Bible study for our Early Childhood and Highland Kids ministries. Get your little ones to tune into worship 10:30 am every Sunday at hppres.org/live or youtube.com/hppres.