For the Christian school community in Burlington, Ontario, this year has been one of jubilee, based in part on the concept of jubilee as described in Leviticus 25.
Members of the Burlington Christian Reformed Church organized a school society and opened Trinity Christian School in September 1964. As part of its jubilee year celebration, the school is taking a jubilee break from many of its fundraising and volunteer activities. The mandatory volunteer hours and supplementary fee for the year was reduced, and the community took a sabbatical from most fundraising activities, focusing instead on the celebration events.
“We felt that after 50 years of heavy lifting by our community, people deserved a bit of a break. Fundraising and volunteering will continue to be important activities in the years to come,” said James Bosma of Faith CRC. “We hope that God will use this time to recharge our community.”
The school community held an anniversary celebration on February 7. The dinner unexpectedly turned into a candlelit night of worship as local acclaimed band City Harmonic performed unplugged when the power at the venue went out.
Although the school was started by members of the Christian Reformed community, the school now has students from almost 50 different churches in the Burlington area.