June 1 Home Communicator –“…to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!”
What a difference a year makes. A year ago we were ‘virtually’ ending a school year and a time of uncertainty; now we are nearing the end of a full school year of in-person instruction.
At the beginning of this school year, we were blessed to start the school year in person. Not knowing how things would go, we prayed boldly we would be able to remain in school at least until the middle of October. By that time teachers would have been able to build relationships with their students and also build community among their students. We were able to frontload the technology skills needed for quality remote learning. God blessed us and we remained in school.
We then prayed boldly to remain in person for Parent/Teacher conferences and until Thanksgiving break. God blessed us and we remained in school.
We prayed boldly we would remain in person until Christmas break; God blessed us and we remained in school.
Again, we prayed boldly we would remain in person until Spring break. God blessed us and we remained in school.
And now, we are nearing the end of a full school year of in-person instruction. This has been a year of being open and faithful to God’s plan during a time when it has been challenging to do so. And in doing so, God has abundantly provided and blessed us.
God’s grace and presence have been evident by the tremendous support from so many: parents, students, staff, the School Board, the other parent groups who support the mission of HCS, the larger HCS community, and the other supporters of Hudsonville Christian.
A special thank-you to Tricia Kiepert and Justin Knot. I know from personal experience how much time and energy and heart is given to being a building principal. They both are excellent at what they do and are tremendous Christian leaders with hearts dedicated to Christian Education. I have been both blessed and humbled to be a part of the HCS leadership team with them.
Thanks as well to all the HCS teachers and staff. They have always been hard workers and this year was not an exception. They have come to school every day excited for the opportunity to educate their students, to shepherd them in the development of their walk with Jesus – to challenge minds and lives for Christ.
Lastly, thank you, parents, for all your support this school year. I will continue to pray for you and your children. They are so precious and we are honored to work with you to raise them as disciples of Christ.
It has been a privilege, honor, and blessing to have spent the last 11 of my 41 years in Christian Education at Hudsonville Christian. I have thanked God many times for bringing me to HCS. I pray that I fulfilled His purpose for me during the time spent at HCS and honored Him in doing so.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve in my roles at HCS as a middle school principal and as an interim superintendent. I will forever be grateful for your support, encouragement, patience, and prayers. Hudsonville Christian School – students, staff, parents, and the greater community – will always have a special place in my heart. I pray that HCS will continue to carry out its mission and vision while remaining a school firmly grounded in His Word teaching Biblical truths to students so they develop as disciples equipped to do His kingdom work.
Please continue to be united as one body in Him; to be that light on a hill, to be the strong community that makes HCS special. “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.” Acts 20:28 NIV In everything we know that God is always faithful; God sustains; God is sovereign.
With deep gratitude, appreciation, and thanksgiving,
Mary Broen, Interim Superintendent
“I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge—God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. He will also keep you firm to the end so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 NIV