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Posted: November 5, 2010 12:30 a.m.

Providence Christian School celebrates Reformation Day

Oct. 31, 1517, was one of the turning points in world history, affecting not just church history, but the very course of civilization across the globe. On that day, Martin Luther, a German monk and university professor, nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenburg Church, in which he called for a return to the core teachings of Scripture (particularly as they pertain to salvation, grace, and the authority of Scripture). Providence Christian School recognizes this historical event with a celebration of Reformation Day, held each year on Oct. 31 (or the Friday closest to the 31st).

Reformation Day is a chance for students and families to experience first-hand the time period and the events of the Reformation. Students creatively dress as characters from the Middle Ages time period in costumes ranging from bakers, peasants, and candle-makers, to princesses, knights, monks, and kings. Students rotate among various booths that allow them to learn about the Reformation through food, games, crafts, archery contests, (gummy) worm-eating relays, along with many other activities. High school students participate by serving as helpers and booth organizers. Snacks of cheese, bread, and fresh fruit are served. And, of course, there is plenty of candy to go around.

"Reformation Day is a great day of celebration and fun for our school," says PCS Headmaster, Justin Hornsby. "We want our students to understand these precious truths, so that they will know that we serve a great and awesome God."

Providence Christian School is located in Oxford on Byrd Road. For more information, visit www.pcsoxford.org or call (770) 788-6618.

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