These are some recent photos from the seniors who are in Mexico for their mission trip. Some activities pictured include: participating in the local church service, passing out clothing to people in villages close by, basking in the sun, helping in the medical clinic, and socializing with friends. Please continue to pray for their efforts.
After a tenuous start, the senior class of 2017 was able to make their way to Mexico. The Lord really blessed the students with their travel plans. There was a situation with their plane tickets that was finally worked out at the last minute enabling the group to still proceed with their mission trip. Your continued prayers, for our young people and sponsors, would be appreciated!
During the month of March, the elementary students visited the three constituent churches that support Pine Tree Academy. Students participated in all parts of the worship service. Mrs. Janel Tyson, 7th & 8th grade teacher, said, "It is so important for our young people to be involved in our churches. This gives them the opportunity to preach, tell the children's story, be involved in special music, and worship God openly. They are definite student leaders!" Thank you Portland, Brunswick, & Freeport SDA churches for supporting Pine Tree Academy.
On Sunday, March 26, the senior class of 2017 hosted a Mexican feast and auction. The community came out in full force. Over $7,000 was raised! All of the proceeds will go directly toward the senior class mission trip to Mexico. A HUGE thank you to anyone who donated auction items, cooked, decorated, or just came to support.
Students in Bible 3 are working on memorizing scripture. This video depicts Matthew 6:1-2.
On February 28, 2017, Pine Tree Academy Band and Pine Tree Coastal Winds collaborated on a pops concert for Febfest. The size of the two bands together, the selection of the music, and the camaraderie between community members and students made this a truly memorable evening.
FebFest is a moveable feast of arts and culture. Freeport, well known for shopping, has an amazingly rich -- albeit less visible -- array of arts offerings. Freeport FebFest aims to change that. Many arts and cultural organizations, artists, artisans, and craftspeople call Freeport home. Performances, workshops and exhibits happen throughout the year, and Freeport FebFest concentrates on this cultural treasure trove, including visual, performing, literary, culinary and fine arts. By focusing attention on this 'critical mass' of events at a time of year when people are looking to get out of the house and do something different, we can make great strides in raising the visibility of Freeport's thriving arts community.
Freeport FebFest is spearheaded by Freeport Players and is the brainchild of their Managing/Artistic Director, Elizabeth Guffey. February is a quiet month in terms of entertainment, but also a time when we really need to get out of the house. It seemed like a perfect time for the arts community to make a splash. Individually, arts events struggle for attention, but by working together in the festival concept, everyone's efforts multiply to reach a broader audience. In its first year, the festival received a grant from the Davis Family Foundation to bolster the Festival's efforts, raising the visibility of Freeport FebFest and with it, Freeport's arts community. Hundreds of people enjoyed and participated in the festivities. (information taken from www.freeportfebfest.com)