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Stars Shine Brightly During Our Hollywood Themed Coffeehouse

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Roll out the red carpets! The Worship Center was alive with all the glitz and glamour of the silver screen as the PCA Band and Choir came together to celebrate the classics that made up the soundtrack of the early 1900’s to today!

The production began with Upper School principal, Sean Keiper, leading the audience in prayer before turning the stage over to the performers. Under the direction of Dr. Jolene Hethcox, members of the choir led the audience on the melodic journey down the red carpet with a song from Quest for Camelot (“Prayer”).

Next up, the PCA band (with some additional guests), directed by Mike Doll, brought the audience into a playful spirit with Highlights from the Sounds of Music and a jovial rendition of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from Mary Poppins.

The era turned when Senior Ian Marlow took the stage to sing, “I’m Still Standing” (Elton John), followed by Kade Watson’s violin solo of “You'll be Back” from the Tony award winning musical Hamilton

The night continued with classics from the Beatles, Pirates of the Caribbean (performed by members of the band), FrozenMulan, a medley of John Williams hits (Star WarsIndiana Jones, Jurassic Park etc.) performed by the band, and ended with the classic hymn “Gather at the River” before Headmaster, JD Zubia, closed the event in prayer.

The High School choir and band did an amazing job at the Coffeehouse,” said Hethcox. “I loved how the choir and band were able to showcase their talents while performing fun selections from movies and musical theater. I also loved seeing how much all the kids supported each other!”

“The Coffeehouse was a blast tonight,” said Doll. “I love it when the students have worked hard and it all comes together during the performance. I hope they are as proud of their effort and performance as I was.”

Three cheers for PCA’s performing arts program and the wonderful directors and students who together create such wonderful events!

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Spiritual Emphasis Week For Upper School

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Spiritual growth is a fundamental part of the educational experience at Palmetto Christian Academy, and there is no better testament to this commitment than Spiritual Emphasis Week. This special week is a time dedicated to prayer, worship, and reflection for upper school students (grades 6-12) and their parents. It's a time to come together, share, and strengthen their faith. 

This year’s Spiritual Emphasis Week was packed with various activities that allowed students to connect with each other and God in meaningful ways. A new addition this year was the "prayer walk" each morning in different areas of the school, followed by a time of praise and worship. Then during chapel services Wednesday through Friday, students had the privilege of hearing from faculty members, Dr. Jason Hauffe, Mrs. Marcia Siebert, and from a panel of seven high school students on the topics of being godly men and women.

Thank you to all who prayed for God to be at work in our students’ lives this past week! This was a week that deeply resonated with students and faculty:

As Bella De Los Reyes put it, "It was very impactful hearing from the students during Friday's Chapel. It gave us a deeper connection and taught me I am not the only one struggling with things."

Dr. Ryan Parker echoed this sentiment, "I loved having the combined chapel with middle and high school and hearing the different students' struggles and how to overcome them." These shared experiences and stories serve as a source of strength and guidance for all of our students.

George Greene highlighted the importance of the morning worship, stating, "I really enjoyed the morning worship. It was a great addition to this year's Spiritual Emphasis Week. I got to start out my week in a positive way." The power of beginning the day focused on Christ set the tone for the rest of the day.

 Dr. Hauffe, Upper School Bible Teacher, captured the essence of the week's impact, "I was overjoyed by the students, Mrs. Siebert, by the worship and by the conversations students are still having. Every step that is taken towards Christ is a place of great joy." These moments of spiritual growth and connection leave a lasting imprint on the hearts and minds of the Upper School. We are continuing to pray for revival at PCA and the hearts of our students, faculty and staff. Would you continue to partner with us in prayer for God to be at work?

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