2013-01-16 / Local & State

Missions Month Held At FCCCS


Fulton County Community Christian School students present Teresa Bricker with food and paper goods gathered for the Ladies’ Recovery Center. Pictured back row, left: Amorelle Koontz, Clayton Avella, Garrett Bunch, Ryan Miller, Quaid Brady, Jordan Lininger, Teresa Bricker; middle row: Malachi Sudol, Paul Hendershot, Colin Householder, Dylan Palmer, Lexi Palmer and Ashton Hull; front row: Braiden Stepanik, Chandler Oakman, Regan Hepburn, Emma Swope, Regan Stalipher, Carter Elbin, Conner Avella, Addie Koontz and Tyler Barkman. Fulton County Community Christian School students present Teresa Bricker with food and paper goods gathered for the Ladies’ Recovery Center. Pictured back row, left: Amorelle Koontz, Clayton Avella, Garrett Bunch, Ryan Miller, Quaid Brady, Jordan Lininger, Teresa Bricker; middle row: Malachi Sudol, Paul Hendershot, Colin Householder, Dylan Palmer, Lexi Palmer and Ashton Hull; front row: Braiden Stepanik, Chandler Oakman, Regan Hepburn, Emma Swope, Regan Stalipher, Carter Elbin, Conner Avella, Addie Koontz and Tyler Barkman. Fulton County Community Christian School students celebrated Missions Month with a penny war, food and supplies drive, and a cinnamon roll selling contest. This year’s mission giving benefitted Hope House, a ladies recovery center that recently opened in Fulton County. Directed by Teresa Bricker, this Christian ministry is for women recovering from addictions, leaving abusive relationships, looking for an alternative to abortion, or needing a fresh start after incarceration.

Boys competed against the girls in penny wars. Each team tried to put as many pennies into their own jar as possible while putting as much silver and bills as they could into the opposing team’s jar. When the penny count was subtracted from the silver, the girls had soundly defeated the boys, and a total of $275.78 was raised.

For the honor of having the “giving cup” in their classroom for the next year, the fifth graders defeated the other classes by selling the most Hadley Farms cinnamon rolls. An additional $576 was raised through this contest. Students also brought in canned and boxed food items, soaps and paper products to help stock the pantry aat Hope House.

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