Excerpt from Heritage Family News article, Feb/2018 issue.
By Steve and Heather Jensen
These are some of the specific things we love about HCS:
Community Connection: When Heather is at HCS events, she intentionally seeks out and gets to know people she doesn’t recognize. As other Heritage Moms have welcomed and blessed her in the past, she tries to pass on that blessing. We make the effort to get to know others because we expect that we have a future together; that we will see them again and again, building up relationships as our families and kids grow up together as part of one community.
Identity: Our children feel a sense of identity in being a student of Heritage Christian School. We value the sense of unity they feel at an HCS activity. Students (and parents) can look around and know “These are our people. We belong here.” In a society which is increasingly hostile and antagonistic to Christians, it is wonderful to have a refuge where you and your family are safe, understood and valued for your love of Christ.
Parental Involvement: We have been so blessed by the high level of volunteer service given from each parent in the clubs and class days our kids have been a part of. We know that HCS activities do not happen without many Heritage parents giving generously of their time and energy! One of the most beautiful things about Heritage clubs and activities is that we parents use our gifts to pour into each other’s children. There is also a sense of trust and accountability within the Heritage community that is hard to find. We feel comfortable putting our children under the leadership of HCS members—a rare feeling in this day and age.
As parents who have been blessed by HCS for a decade, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have made HCS what it is—fellow parents, Board members past and present, Parent Committee members, Class Day teachers, office staff, and countless others—thank you for sharing your lives, your children, your strength, your creativity, your energy, your experience, your wisdom, your talents—for sharing the best that you are and the best that you have—with us and our kids. Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another” (John 13:34). At HCS we have found this commandment being lived out; we have found Christians loving, growing, supporting and doing life together as Jesus intended. We are humbled by your generous lives and so thankful for all you do.