- For many years, our 12th grade class has taken a cruise for their senior trip. It had almost become an annual tradition. With this year’s graduating class; however, we wanted to shift the focus to a missions/service opportunity. The place and project proved to be an easy choice: our sister school in the Dominican Republic, Fountain of Life.
- Fourteen of our seniors landed in Santo Domingo on Wednesday, April 8th. They spent the next four days in the village of Juan Tomas. They attended a prayer service at the church the first night and distributed shoes to the students of the school the next day (courtesy of Samaritan’s Feet and the funds our own UFCA students raised!). The following day found them hosting chapels and then a field day for grades K-8. Each night they slept in the school’s bunk houses under mosquito netting and the days were hot and muggy. Not one of the seniors hesitated to serve with an open heart. We are so very proud of them.
- The last few days were spent at a beautiful resort in Punta Cana. The students enjoyed beach, pool time, snorkeling, bowling and much more. The devotional theme throughout the week was “Life Lessons”. It was a wonderful time of bonding and memories were made that will not soon be forgotten. Senior Missions — a NEW UFCA tradition!
Spring Gala 2015 was a great night evening of fun and fellowship. A special thanks to CASE Orthodontics, our corporate sponsor, and to all who helped to make the evening a great success. Board chair Scott Woods did a super job as our MC and also as our Auctioneer. Renee Keretses led the Spring Gala Committee over the past 6 months and everyone did a wonderful job making the evening a financial success as well as a really well run Gala. Thank you to the 130 individuals who came out and supported our school. A special thanks to the Marriott SouthPark for hosting our event and to all on their team who were exceptional to work with. If you were not able to attend our event, your donation to the Annual Fund or the Spring Gala event this spring is much appreciated. Please contact the school office for details.
On Friday March 27th UFCA held its first Grandparent and Special Friends Day in many years. The morning program began in our sanctuary with each class providing opportunities for our grandparents to enjoy the talents of our UFCA Students.
After the formal program, the Lower School students then took their grandparents on a journey around the campus. The journey included arts & crafts, grandparent pictures, time in the computer lab, and classroom time. This day was a special blessing to our teachers, staff, and students. We want to thank the 120 grandparents who spent time at UFCA on this day.