PCHS Christian Service Day

All PCHS students had the opportunity to meet various needs by serving in God’s world on Monday morning, January 27. Students began the day with service projects, followed by chapel, and homecoming activities in the afternoon. Almost one hundred students spent the morning packing meals for Meals from the Heartland. In the PCHS Commons, over 40,000 meals were packed, which is enough to feed 155 children for an entire year.

It was really fun to work with our hands to help children around the world with their food shortages.

Paxton Bouma, Freshman

The basketball teams went to PCGS and spent time doing math games with the kindergarteners, Kahoots with the first graders, and reading to children in the various grades.

It was fun to play games with the younger kids and to interact with them.

Maggie Heinen, Sophomore

Other groups went to Newton Christian School, Independence Village, COC, Pella Opera House, Pella Public Library, Habitat for Humanity, Grace Therapeutic, Pella Community Art Center, Love INC in Oskaloosa, Crossroads, The Cottages, and other locations.

Service day was so fun. We loved visiting with residents and singing with them during their worship time. We liked hearing [the Independence Village] residents talk and seeing how happy they were to have us visit.

Erika Van Maanen and Renae Van Wyk, Sophomores

We are blessed to be able to serve in many places throughout the local communities. We are thankful to the many places who opened their doors for us to serve, helping us nurture our students in service to God.