If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.
When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
On the third day of the fast, Esther put on her royal robes and entered the inner court of the palace, just across from the king’s hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne, facing the entrance. When he saw Queen Esther standing there in the inner court, he welcomed her and held out the gold scepter to her. So Esther approached and touched the end of the scepter.
Then the king asked her, “What do you want, Queen Esther? What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”
And Esther replied, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a banquet I have prepared for the king.”
The king turned to his attendants and said, “Tell Haman to come quickly to a banquet, as Esther has requested.” So the king and Haman went to Esther’s banquet.
And while they were drinking wine, the king said to Esther, “Now tell me what you really want. What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”
Esther replied, “This is my request and deepest wish. If I have found favor with the king, and if it pleases the king to grant my request and do what I ask, please come with Haman tomorrow to the banquet I will prepare for you. Then I will explain what this is all about.”
Contact: Deanna Oxner Poinciana Christian Preparatory School 407-749-2078 email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 15, 2016
Over 500 Students Volunteer with Clean the World
Osceola Christian Preparatory School Service learning project to reach the Community
Kissimmee, FL, November 15, 2016– Osceola Christian Preparatory School and over 500 of its students will be volunteering in a community service project with Clean the World on November 15th, 2016. Students will be creating hygiene kits throughout the morning and early afternoon at our Poinciana Campus.
“Our goal is to provide our families opportunities to work with local community partners.” said Pete Baldwin, Director of Osceola Christian Preparatory School. “We want them to experience, hands-on, the impact they can have.”
The Clean the World kits will later be distributed to a local nonprofit organization, helping families and individuals in need.
About Clean the World: Clean the World is a social enterprise with the mission of saving millions of lives around the world. Clean the World leads a Global Hygiene Revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families in need. Clean the World is the largest global recycler of hotel amenities with more than 4,000 hotel and resort partners, and 500 event partners, throughout North America. Since 2009, Clean the World has distributed more than 25 million bars of soap to children and families in 99 countries worldwide, while fulfilling an environmental mission by diverting 3,800 tons of hotel waste. More information: http://www.cleantheworld.org
About Osceola Christian Preparatory School: Osceola Christian Preparatory School is a private school dedicated to giving students an individualized Christian education, in a fun and safe environment. The mission of Osceola Christian Preparatory School is to prepare students for a successful future by providing spiritual, moral, emotional, intellectual, social, physical, and academic learning opportunities designed to meet the individual needs and priorities of each student. More Information: www.OsceolaChristianPrep.com
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Osceola and Poinciana Christian Preparatory School will be closed on Thursday and Friday, October 6 and 7, due to Hurricane Matthew. All school activities, events, and programs scheduled for Thursday and Friday are also canceled. Forecasters are expecting deteriorating weather conditions to include sustained heavy winds and substantial rainfall for Osceola County. Our school follows the alerts according to the Osceola School District schedule. To stay up to day on Osceola County School updates, go to http://www.osceolaschools.net/.
Stay safe, everyone!
View the Highlights!
On September 13th, our school took a trip to the Orlando Science Center! We explored everything from kinetics, engineering, to how our planet works. View the photos below to learn the fun we had.
Hello OCPS Families,
Thank you so much for making the start of this school year amazing! Each child is a joy and blessing to us at Osceola Christian Preparatory School.
We would like to remind you that Picture Day is this Thursday, August 18th. Because there is no retake day, we request all students to be in attendance wearing their uniforms.
Picture Day is this Thursday, August 18th.
If you did not purchase them during open house, IDs with lanyards cost $10 and will be available after pictures are taken.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask front desk or call us at 407-729-5974.
Let’s continue to work together to have a blessed school year.
Osceola Christian Preparatory School
1515 Michigan Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34744
We are excited for the new school year! This is going to be your child’s best year ever. We have a few announcements for you:
We have a brand new state of the art computer lab at both campuses. We are also making communication with our families a top priority this year.
Pick up and Drop off
First day of school is Monday, August 15th. School starts at 8:00 am. Pick up time is 2:30 pm. Parent may start lining up at 2:15 pm. Please do not come sooner than 2:15 pm because of busing. Student will not be released between 1:45 pm and 2:30 pm unless it is an extreme emergency. During that time busing is taking place and it becomes a safety issue. Students may be dropped off as early as 7:30 am at no cost.
Open House is Friday, August 12th. Your child’s teacher will call and schedule a time to meet with the parents and students.
Students must have a uniform shirt. Uniform shirts may be purchased at the school office or Alpha Specialties. Long sleeve uniform shirts, sweat shirt and jackets may also be purchased at Alpha Specialties.
Busing routes, pick up and drop off times will be available at Open House, Friday, August 12th.
School Supply List
The school supply list is available in the front office. We are also able to email a supply list to you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Free Field Trips!
There are a few spaces left. If a student that you refer enrolls, your child will receive Free Field Trips all year.