Marshfield Christian School (MCS) hosted its annual Chili Supper and Spring Talent Show Saturday, April 7, at Marshfield Church of the Nazarene.
The evening began with a dinner in the fellowship hall, where guests enjoyed a variety of chilis and soups, along with desserts and refreshments. They could also view student artwork on display out in the foyer. The talent show took place in the sanctuary following the dinner. Student performances varied from singing, dancing and playing an instrument. According to Susan Ivie, MCS administrator, the first talent show started in 2010 as a Christmas program.
“We were trying to figure out how we wanted to run the program,” said Ivie. “I think the Lord gave me the idea of having students present their talents back to Jesus as a gift to him because the talents come from him anyway. That is how it got started. We have changed the time of the year just because Christmastime is so busy, but it has turned out really well and gives the kids an opportunity to do things they might not do otherwise.”
She added that students are required to participate in the talent show, but if they do not want to be on stage, then they are allowed to bake a dessert or create artwork.
About 250 people were in attendance for the event. MCS raised $1,692 from the chili supper, which will go to benefit the school. MCS, established in 2008 by Ivie, provides quality Christian education and training based upon a firm foundation of God’s word. The school implements the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum, where the focus is on the learning, not the teaching. It is individualized, so students will be placed where they will successfully accomplish their work and can work at their own pace.