Following an abbreviated class schedule and pizza lunch, middle school students and staff gathered in the gym on the afternoon of Friday, September 30, for their Spiritual Emphasis Day.  Students were led in a time of praise and worship by Miss Freeman and Mr. Gunter.  Kevin Loveland was our speaker.  He is the youth pastor at Christ Worship Center and the son-in-law of Mrs. Parker, our middle school secretary.  Kevin challenged students and staff to stand firm in their faith and to avoid being pulled away from the Truth of scripture.  He used our theme verse, 3 John 4, for his text.  Students then divided into break-out groups led by middle school staff and discussed points from Kevin’s message.  A question and answer time followed with many students sharing comments from their break-out groups.  How thankful we are that we can “come apart” for an afternoon and focus on life lessons from God’s word.