But those that were sown on the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.

Mark 4:20
September 16, 2018
Chaplain's Corner
PACS Families,

This past week, we have most definitely entered into our Spiritual Retreat Season at PACS…and we’ve already seen God do some absolutely amazing things in the lives of our students. (On the 11th/12th Grade Retreat in Toccoa, 1 student gave his life to Christ, and 7 students were baptized!).

As God has always been faithful, it is incredible that we are seeing our students realize and rely upon His faithfulness, which, in turn, is increasing our anticipation of God’s continual movement in and through our school and community.

One common theme that we are focusing on with our 6th-12th grade students on these Spiritual Retreats is, “Listening to God is Really a Heart Issue.” In Mark 4, Jesus’s first parable is all about the condition of our hearts. By using the metaphor of soil, Jesus describes four types of soil/hearts:

  • Hard—not responsive or interested in hearing the Word of God

  • Shallow—initially receptive to the Word of God, but because emotion is the primary driver, no deep “faith roots” exist…so when life gets tough, the things of God and the Word of God are rarely if ever even considered

  • Cluttered—initially receptive to the Word of God, but someone or something else is also planted in this person’s heart…and because we cannot serve two masters, the things of God get crowded out over time

  • Good—receptive to the Word of God, growing in the Word of God, and bearing fruit that is described in the Word of God

[READ Mark 4:1-20]

The following are two questions that would be great conversations within your family:

  • (SELF-REFLECTION) Being honest with myself about myself, which of the 4 types of soil best describes the condition of my heart?

  • (PARENTS TO STUDENT) Being honest with yourself about yourself, which of the 4 types of soil best describes the condition of your heart?

Spend time in prayer this week asking God to cultivate your heart, to “pull any weeds” that may exist in your life and to use your life to “bear much fruit” for His name, His glory, and His Kingdom.

Please let us know if there are any additional ways that we may be able to serve you and serve alongside you!

Ben Wallis
Director of Spiritual Life
This Week:
Distinguished Speaker - Whitney Capps
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Distinguished Speaker
Wednesday, September 19th
Parents Are Invited to Attend
Whitney Capps, a national speaker and writer, is the Fall Distinguished Speaker at Prince Avenue Christian School. Whitney will speak to PACS middle and high school students on Wednesday, September 19th at 10:00 am in the Prince Avenue Baptist Church Worship Center. Prince parents, families, and friends are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  

Whitney is a speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries and a writer for the new Bible app, First 5, with more than 1,000,000 downloads and users. Whitney's first book (B & H Publishers) and Bible study with video curriculum (LifeWay) will be released in early 2019.

As a Bible study geek, Whitney’s delight is to dig into God’s Word for profound yet practical truth. A communicator at heart, Whitney comes alive sharing those truths with others. In her former life she served as Talent Acquisitions professional for the corporate office of Chick-fil-A. This invaluable experience gave Whitney her love for helping women connect their passion with their purpose for the glory of God.

Whitney is married to Chad, and they have four sons that are students at Prince.
Fine Arts
Swim Team Meeting

Wednesday, September 19th

Beginning of
middle & high school lunch

Wolverine Den

Questions: Tracy Hewatt at thewatt@princeave.org

or Dale Autry at dautry@princeave.org
Senior Night for Softball

Lady Wolverines
vs. Hebron

September 20th
4:30 pm
Campus Life
Marketing and Communications
Store Hours
Week of September 17 - 21
Monday, September 17
7:45 am - 8:00 am
9:06 am - 9:56 am
11:10 am - 12:00 pm
12:04 pm - 12:54 pm
1:33 pm - 2:23 pm

Tuesday, September 18
7:45 am -8:00 am
11:35 am - 12:35 pm
12:39 pm - 1:39 pm
2:18 pm - 3:18pm

Wednesday, September 19
7:45 am - 8:00 am
8:10 am - 9:02 am
2:27 pm - 3:18 pm
Thursday, September 20
7:45 am - 8:00 am
8:10 am - 9:14 am
9:18 am - 10:18 am
10:31 am -1 1:31 am

Friday, September 21
7:45 am -8:00 am
9:18 am -1 0:18 am
10:31 am - 11:31 am
11:35 am - 12:35 pm
12:39 pm - 1:39 pm
We are working to increase the school store’s hours; until then, the times listed above must be strictly adhered to. Your patience and understanding is sincerely appreciated, and we will promptly inform you of the store’s expanded hours as soon as they are identified.
Class Pictures & Orders

Lower School Class Pictures will be taken on Wednesday, September 19th.

Parents that would like to order class pictures
should turn in the Spring Street Studios
Class Picture Order Form by that date.
Calendar Highlights
Monday, September 17
B Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • 8th Grade Spiritual Retreat

  • Jostens Ring and Senior Presentations 10:00 am

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm

  • Middle School Volleyball vs Westminster @ Home 4:30 pm

Tuesday, September 18
C Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Middle School Cross Country Meet @ Westminster 4:00 pm

  • Varsity Softball @ Commerce 4:45 pm

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball vs Athens Christian @ Home 5:00 pm

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball vs Athens Academy @ Home 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 19
D Day Chapel Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Lower School Class Pictures

  • Math Help Sessions 3:30 pm
Thursday, September 20
A Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Middle School Football @ Athens Christian 4:30 pm

  • Middle School Cross Country Meet @ Jefferson 4:30 pm

  • Varsity Softball vs Hebron @ Home (Senior Night) 4:30 pm

  • Middle School Softball @ Hebron Christian 4:45 pm

  • JV Football @ Athens Christian 5:30 pm

  • JV/Varsity Volleyball vs George Walton @ George Walton Academy 6:00 pm

Friday, September 21
B Day Schedule for Middle & High School

  • Jostens Ring and Senior Order Day

  • Varsity Football @ Riverside Military 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 22

  • Lil' Wolves Running Club - Meet #5 @ Athens Christian School 9:00 am

Sunday, September 23

  • No Scheduled Events
Lunch Menu: September 17 - 21
Monday: Teriyaki Chicken

Tuesday: Spaghetti

Wednesday: Chicken Sandwich

Thursday: Meatloaf

Friday: Wings
Mrs. Padgett's 2nd Grade Class Honoring Patriot Day