“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”
“God has given each of you special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings.”
I Peter 4:10
Serving Others – a Dock Value
Students, parents, grandparents, faculty, and staff from both campuses of Dock Mennonite Academy gathered together on March 12 to engage in a Family Service Night to send comfort to children in Ukraine and Iraq. Dock partnered with Mennonite Resource Center to offer a variety of activities and projects for students, including packing pencils and band aids and knotting comforters.
The evening was full of productive energy and laughter as people of all ages made donations to “purchase” duct tape to stick two fun-loving Dock employees – Jayne Longacre and Ryan Detweiler – to the wall. Middle and high school students competed in rigorous games of badminton to see who would earn bragging rights as champions. Students colored squares for quilts, learned about and decorated Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs, and, when energy waned, sampled a variety of ethnic foods.
We are grateful for the many children and adults who participated in this worthy event to make a difference in the lives of children and communicate the love of Jesus. Serving others, through the lens of the Dock experience, bonds students to their faith and hones lifestyle choices.
Dock’s ministry continues to expand because of opportunities we provide students regardless of family resources. Your assistance is needed to meet the annual commitment we make to students qualifying for financial aid. The gift of a Dock education may be the most precious gift you ever give! Please consider making a difference in the lives of children and young people by contributing to the Dock Fund. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped students learn for lives of purpose!
Dr. Conrad Swartzentruber
Director of Advancement
Dock students say 'Thank you'
"...we are able to enjoy a beautiful campus. Thank you for helping to give us a place where we can learn, interact with God and each other, make music, act, compete, experiment, play on a team, make art, and much more."
BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS...
"Thank you for supporting Dock, and everything that this school is about. I have always loved theater, and because of your contributions, I was able to come to Dock, where there are more theater opportunities. Thank you for making it possible for me to be here, and enjoy The Sound of Music! I enjoyed performing in the show, and I hope you will like seeing it!"
Because of your faithfulness...
"My passions and dreams are encouraged and supported.
Thank you for your kind generosity."
"I am thankful to be able to attend Dock. The teachers teach well, and the campus is beautiful all year round. There is much kindness here, and many caring people."