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Bringing Hope to the World

Restrictions due to the pandemic this year have altered our usual approach to Service Learning. As we are unable to take our students out for a week of hands-on service projects throughout Chicago and the world, we have designated February as Service Learning Month, integrating more service and learning here on campus.

CHA’s 2020-21 school verse is Psalm 37:3, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness,with the theme of Trusting in the Lord, Bringing Hope to the World. Our prayer is that Service Learning Month will help our students grow in an awareness of the needs around them and that they will develop an ever-increasing desire to serve the Lord.

Chapel Services

Chapels in the month of February will emphasize the heart of service and how we as Christians can bring hope to the world. The current program and speaker line-up is:

Lower School:

February 3 – North Chicago Community Partners
February 10 – “Love One Another,” Mrs. Lott’s Grade 1 Class
February 17 – Mrs. Layna LoCascio
February 24 – Mr. & Mrs. Acres, Service

Middle & Upper School:

February 5 – North Chicago Community Partners
February 12 – Mentoring Groups/Service Projects
February 19 – GRIP Outreach for Youth
February 26 – Senior Class, Service

Service Projects

Upper School students, led by our National Honor Society members, will focus their efforts on a month-long food drive with collections for several local food pantries.

Week 1 (Feb. 1-5) is “SOUPER” BOWL themed. Who do you think will win Super Bowl LV? All CHA students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable soups to place on the Kansas City Chiefs OR Tampa Bay Buccaneers tables near the glass hallway to “vote!”

Weeks 2-4 (Feb. 8-26) – Food collections continue through the end of February for these organizations:
  • Cityline Bible Church
  • North Chicago Community Partners
  • GRIP
  • Northfield Food Pantry

Middle and Lower School students, in conjunction with North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP), will assemble supply kits for families in need.

Middle and Upper School mentoring groups will focus on a service project during their February 12th group meetings.

Food Drive Requests
(* – most needed)
Bar soap
Black beans*
Canned chicken
Canned fruit
Canned stew
Canned tuna
Canned vegetables
Canola oil
Granola bars
Hand soap
Healthy snacks for children* (no peanuts)
Jam or jelly

Laundry detergent
Mac-n-Cheese* boxes or individual packets
Paper towels*
Pasta sauce
Peanut butter
Rice* (white or brown)
Shelf stable milk
Soup* cans and individual packets
Tomato sauce* (plastic jars)

Classroom Integration

Teachers and students will be designating some classroom prayer time for people affected by the current pandemic. We would love for you to join us in prayer for all to draw nearer to the Lord even in times of trouble.

Week 1 – Those facing health issues
Week 2 – Those experiencing financial challenges and hunger
Week 3 – Safety and encouragement for essential workers
Week 4 – Elderly family and friends who may be struggling with loneliness

Thank you for joining us in prayer during our 2021 Service Learning Month as we all strive to grow in deed and in truth!