Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
As we prepare for the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States on Monday, January 16, I am reminded of his desire to unify people. In a 1964 speech in St. Louis, King said, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish as fools.” Biblical unity has been a conviction and burden of mine for years and has only deepened over time. Indeed, we have come a long way since Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts and sacrifice. And we certainly still have a lot of work to do regarding race relations.
But on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I choose to honor a man who did something about injustice. A man who defined the difference between “negative peace” and “positive peace,” knowing that not all “peace” is good (peace without justice is not good peace). King wrote in his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail, "…who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice." King was so right on this point, and I honor him today. Dr. King was committed to dialogue versus monologue. One of the greatest ways to honor King is to continue the conversation of race relations (and every other cause of division). I believe King’s desire for dialogue is as relevant today as it was on April 16, 1963, when he wrote this letter.
We hope you and your students spend some time on Monday reflecting on the life of Dr. King, and praying that your family engages in the call to Biblical unity in your communities.
2023-2024 Academic Calendar
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Driver's Education ClassGRACE will once again offer a Virtual Driver Education Class this summer – June 5-9, 2023, 7:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $65.00. The registration form is available on the GRACE website or at the Upper Campus front reception desk. PLEASE NOTE – NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME. We will notify you when the payment is due.
Requirements: you must be 14 ½ years old by the first day of class and enrolled for the 2023-2024 school year at GRACE. Class size is limited to the first 35 students.
Save the Date: Biblical Worldview Parent Night
Upcoming College Connection MeetingsPlease note the following dates and topics for upcoming College Connections events. Mrs. Gill and Mrs. Cole will meet with interested parents from 8:15- 9:15 a.m. in the Upper Campus Media Center.
- January 11: Middle School to High School Transition
- February 15: Summer Enrichment
- March 8: College Visits