This time of year brings with it reflection. Moments to slow down and think about the year that is quickly retreating. 2014 brought with it moments of great joy and also moments that felt like the end of an era. More than anything, 2014 has felt like a defining year for Anastasis. The year that we began to settle into who we really are. In a lot of ways, this year has been a “We Choose the Moon” kind of a year. We’ve built an incredible community together including regular Family Worship nights, a Fall-a-bration, prayer group, book club, garden club, and a Devoted Dads group. We’ve reached far beyond ourselves and your kids are making an impact on the wider community around us with trips to Someren Glen, SAME Cafe, and Grant Street Soup Kitchen (just to name a few). We’ve transformed education and learning making kids the most important thing and teaching them to see the world differently. We’ve encouraged questions, discovery, and critical thinking. It has truly been a remarkable year!
Thank you for the many ways that you’ve supported us! I cannot tell you how refreshing and awe-inspiring it is to see the body of Christ do life together, support each other, and reach beyond itself.
I’m excited to discover what 2015 will bring! In February, we are hosting our first Education Conference (http://5sigmaeducon.com). We are eager to transform education for all kids by introducing educators from around the country to the Anastasis methods of teaching and learning. In the spring, we have a group of families spending Holy week in Guatemala. Of course, 2015 will still include all of the wonderful things you’ve come to associate with Anastasis. Field trips, service opportunities, family worship, and LOTS of learning!
As we close 2014, and you consider year-end giving, I want to remind you of just how far-reaching your donation to Anastasis is. Not only do you impact our community of learners, but you also impact the wider Denver area that we serve. If you would like to donate to Anastasis, there are a few options (one new option!!):
1. Donate cash/check by sending it (dated 2014 if you would like it to apply to this year) to Anastasis Academy 6495 S Colorado Blvd. Centennial, CO 80121. 2. Donate online using PayPal (Go to PayPal.com and donate to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://anastasisacademy.com and click on the “Donate” button at the bottom of the screen. Through December 31st, PayPal will add an additional 1% to your donation. **3. Brand new this year, you can now donate stocks/bonds/mutual funds to Anastasis! If you are interested in this option, please contact Kelly via email before December 31st.
If you’re like me, you often talk to friends and families about what happens at Anastasis. Many choose arbitrary charities to donate for year-end-giving. Please let friends and families know that Anastasis giving is charitable giving! Need help spreading the word? I’m attaching a pdf about Anastasis that you can share with family and friends.
Wishing you a wonderful end to 2014 and a joyful start to 2015! We look forward to seeing you all again next year!