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Reflection from our School Chaplain, Simone Bullen

Read about how School chaplaincy and worship have changed at OFGS in the last few weeks.
8 Apr 2020
Written by Simone Bullen
Australia
Outreach
Simone Bullen, School Chaplain
Simone Bullen, School Chaplain

Well, as Term 1 draws to a close here at OFGS, we would never imagine in our wildest dreams (or nightmares) being in the current worldwide situation that Covid-19 is responsible for. However, what we have seen as the true spirit of OFGS community is the rallying together, looking to God as our source of strength, wisdom, and peace.
 
Over the past couple of weeks, our staff have literally worked around the clock to reinvent what school for our 1200 students looks like. Many of them are the same staff that taught you and some are returning students. 2020 started with us all encouraged to disconnect from digital devices as much as possible, but now we find they are our lifeline to every aspect of the outside world. And how thankful am I that we can still engage with people - and that is what's been happening. In fact, students (especially Senior School students) have come to the realisation what a special place school has been.
 
In the Chaplaincy Department we have been doing online devotions for Chapel and we still went ahead with our Easter Service, albeit very different to our usual K-12 mass congregation at C3. But nonetheless, it was still a real and quite raw reflection that was created by both staff, students current and past. If you’d like to watch it here is a link to it.
 
This just confirms that the Body of Christ or Church isn’t just four walls of a building, but it's the people who have aligned themselves with Christ. Just like OFGS isn't defined by students and staff being confined to a class room - it’s now more than ever about the people in our community; present and past.
 
Know that we are praying for you all and your families and remember, For Greatness, For Excellence, but especially For CHRIST.

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