The erratic weather and happy tulips agree with the calendar. It’s springtime. And the Fundraising Feast is just around the corner.
At ECS we are particularly fond of feasting, and for reasons we’ve documented in a host of contexts. But since it’s already teed up for me, I’ll take another swing. Feasting is an important cultural ingredient to what we are trying to build at ECS.
To be sure, feasting can be done badly. If we eat or drink to excess, we’re gluttons and drunkards. If we make the food the focus, we are focusing on the gifts, not the Giver. If we eat without gratefulness, we may be ingesting calories, but we’re not feasting.
But let me take the philosophical hot-air ballon up another hundred feet or so. Feasting is grace-saturated and it is fun. It is alluring to onlookers. It is a hallmark of a life worth wanting.
For our part, while we are (rather certainly and excitedly) a school, we are also more interested in being used by God to produce certain kinds of people than we are about producing intellectuals who may or may not love God. The sorts of people we are trying to produce will be aware that they have nothing that they have not received. And for what they have received, they are grateful…and they act like it.
When we act grateful, we boast in the Giver of the good gifts we enjoy. We tell any who are watching that God is gracious, and He is free with His grace. That means they can have it, too!
So our feasting is literally an evangelistic weapon. We showcase the goodness of God when we feast. We want for our fully-trained students to do this routinely…unto the salvation of their neighbors and the glory of God.
And in the end, it’s really fun. I love this evening with our people. The conversation, the music, the food, the sangria…. “SANGRIA?!” Oh! right. I haven’t mentioned what we’re doing this year.
This year, our Fundraising Feast may be better dubbed a “Fundraising Fiesta.” We will have a “fiesta bar.” And sangria. And probably Coronas. It’ll be delicious and, well, festive. Ole.
Come dressed for a party, and that’s what we’ll enjoy.
So, the details!
- What: ECS Fundraising Fiesta!
- When: Friday, May 12, 2023 at 5:30pm.
- Where: Swans Trails Farms, 7301 Rivershore Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290 (swanstrailfarms.com)
- Who: Amigos of Evangel Classical School
- Cost: Free!
- RSVP: Aisha Bone: firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 502-6950
Space at the Farm is limited, so if you want in, please let Aisha know by Monday, May 8.
See you there!
Risus est bellum.