Friday Evening Afterglow

Often on Friday evenings after vespers we gather around the piano and sing together. Mr. Rasmussen plays the piano. Sometimes students join on their instruments. We sing our favorites from the hymnal - "O When Shall I See Jesus?", "It is Well With My Soul", "I'd Rather Have Jesus"- and many others. It isn't [...]

Distributing “The Great Hope” Door to Door

Last Sabbath afternoon was warm and sunny, a perfect day to be out in our community sharing the good news! All of our on-campus students traveled to the nearby communities of Rio and Randolph to take small bags of literature door to door. The bags, which we packed several weeks ago on another Sabbath [...]

Students Distribute GLOW Tracts in Columbus

A few Sabbaths ago, over 30 students and staff spent Sabbath afternoon distributing GLOW tracts in our local community of Columbus. Instead of knocking on doors, students hung small plastic bags on doorknobs. Each bag contained GLOW tracts and an individually wrapped candy. "GLOW" stands for "Giving Light to Our World." These pocket-sized tracts [...]

Mike Edge Speaks for Week of Prayer

During our most recent week of prayer, Elder Mike Edge described the building blocks of a relationship with Jesus. He spoke Thursday evening, for chapel and vespers on Friday, and again for church on Sabbath. The final meeting was Sabbath afternoon, during which he made a call. Several students decided to make a decision [...]

Sabbath Afternoon at the Mackenzie Center

While the weather is still good, we like to spend Sabbath afternoons outdoors, enjoying God's magnificent creation. One of our favorite places to go is the MacKenzie Center, about thirty minutes east of here. And so last Sabbath, after a delicious lunch, we loaded up into the bus once again, ready to hit the [...]

Students Lead Small Sabbath School Groups

A few Sabbaths ago, I had the privilege of sitting in on one of our student Sabbath School groups. I wish you could have been there. You would have been blessed as I was. This was the first small group Sabbath School of the year. Our group of ten, meeting in the Bible room, [...]

Outdoor Church at Big Hill Park

We were blessed to enjoy a really wonderful outdoor Sabbath experience at Big Hill Park in Beloit this past weekend. On a wide grassy lawn surrounded by towering trees, we had church, led by Mr. Doug Show. He preached on the story of Elijah, and its relevance for today's end-time people. After church and [...]

SA Vespers: “Be Strong”

The Student Association officers led us in vespers this Friday evening, each sharing a brief meditation on an aspect of this year's SA theme: "Be Strong." This theme is based on Joshua 1:9: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord [...]

Church and Academy Celebrate Agape Feast Together

This Friday evening, local members of the Wisconsin Academy church and academy staff and students spent the evening together enjoying fellowship, eating a light meal, and celebrating communion. Students and church members sat together at round tables surrounding a central cross-shaped table. Students led singing and Pastor Fetrick and the church elders led the [...]