January 2020 LCA Head of School Highlights LaVonne McIlrath, LCA Head of School

"Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves." Romans 12:10

20/20 in 2020

I still remember Y2K and the looming computer crisis on the eve of the year 2000. People were stockpiling food and buying generators in fear that life as we know it would end with the approach of the new millenium. And now here we are, 20 years later!

It's been said that hindsight is 20/20. It is easy to look back and dwell on all the things we wish we had done differently. But we don't get anywhere by looking in the rearview mirror. Instead let's look forward to what God has in store for us.

20 years ago we were, and by God's grace 20 years from now will still be, proclaiming God's truth. Our mission has not and will not change - that of reaching young people for Christ.

Paul says in Philippians 3:13-14, "...But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me in Christ Jesus."

see the new year with 20/20 vision by looking at life through the lens of God's Word.

"I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken." Psalm 16:8

LCA All Pro Dad breakfast January 10, 7:00 AM

Our theme this month is DEPENDABILITY. All Pro Dads want to raise children that others can trust and count on - children that are dependable.

LCA Honors Teachers

At our annual Christmas dinner LCA recognizes employees for their years of service. This year two teachers were honored for their faithful service to the Lord through the ministry of LCA.
Mrs. Deanna Blythe - Mrs. Blythe has completed 20 years of teaching at LCA. She is a graduate of Rio Grande University in Rio Grande, Ohio and was originally hired in 1997 as a substitute teacher. Mrs. Blythe currently teaches 4th grade.
Mrs. Allison McMenamin - Mrs. McMenamin has completed 25 years of teaching at LCA. She was hired in the fall of 1991 after her graduation from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida. She currently teaches 2nd grade.
Both of these teachers are sold out to Christian education. They truly demonstrate a servant's heart and joyfully use their talents and abilities to serve the Lord. We are blessed to have them in our ministry.

LCA 2020 Mission Trip

On Saturday morning, January 11, a team of 15 LCA juniors and seniors and 6 adults will depart for a week of ministry in Honduras, Central America.

The team will be involved in ladies' ministry, home repair, Vacation Bible School, school supply distribution, and food distribution to needy families. The team returns on Saturday, January 18. Please pray for:

  • Good health
  • Safety
  • Effective ministry sharing the love of Jesus with the people

Coffee & Conversation Wednesday, January 15

Do you ever wish you could ask a question, but don't know who to ask? Have you ever had a suggestion, and didn't know who to tell? Coffee & Conversation is the perfect way to hear and be heard. Mark your calendar, and we'll put the coffee on for you!

Mid-Year Staff Changes

Our high school math teacher, Dr. Grace Witherspoon, and her family recently moved to Maryland where her husband has taken a new job. We are grateful for her service to the ministry of LCA!

Welcome to LCA, Miss McConnell!

Miss Pam McConnell began her responsibilities as our high school math teacher upon our return from Christmas break. She is an answer to prayer as once again God reaffirms that He knows our need and has a plan for His children. I learned a song many years ago as a child that says, "Why worry, when you can pray, trust Jesus He'll be your stay!"

Miss McConnell comes to LCA with over 20 years of teaching experience including 13 years at Santiago Christian School in the Dominican Republic.
She is a graduate of Wright State University with a Master's Degree in Math Education.
We welcome her as a full-time member of our faculty. Her email is pmcconnell@libertychristianacademy.org.
"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Re-Enrollment Update:

Tuition schedules are prepared after considering budget projections (which include additional staffing and increased expenses) and comparing tuition/fees of area Christian Schools. Our desire is to always keep Christian education affordable and to be good stewards with what the Lord entrusts us. With that in mind here are a few FAQs:

Book fees did not increase. The fee is now a Book/Activity Fee. This fee now includes graduation fees, field trips and middle school capstone trips.
The Re-enrollment Fee increase now covers the FACTS enrollment fees. You no longer have an LCA re-enrollment fee and then later a FACTS enrollment fee. It is one and the same.
Preschool tuition increased, but it is still considerably lower than other Christian preschools. It is all inclusive (other than lunch) from 6 AM - 6 PM which includes extended care and field trips.

January Dates to Remember

Mark your calendars, and prepare for another busy month!
January 10 - All Pro Dad Breakfast, 7:00 AM
January 14 - Preschool Open House - 6:00-8:00 PM at 758 Corylus Drive in Pataskala
January 15 - Coffee & Conversation, 9:30 AM
January 20 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 21-24 - Spirit Week - Fun Dress Up Day information will come home soon.
January 28 - Open House - 6:00-8:00 pm - Invite your friends and neighbors to visit LCA!
January 31 - No School - Conference Day - Last day before the re-enrollment fee increases.
"Look at the birds of the air, they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?" Matthew 6:26

The mission of Liberty Christian Academy is to provide a quality Christian education in a Christ-centered environment in order to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action.


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