Breaking Bread and Building Bridges

A Celebration of Black History Month at Lansing Christian School

In honor of Black History Month, LCS hosted the second annual Breaking Bread and Building Bridges celebration on February 29, 2024. This event was led by LCS 8th-grade students, the Multicultural Club, teachers, and parents. The deep hope of this event is to acknowledge and appreciate the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and lived experiences within God’s kingdom. 

For the event, Ms. Fountain’s 8th-grade US History class designed and implemented an engaging walk-through exhibit that focused on honoring and celebrating Black patriots in America throughout various time periods. This exhibit represented a vibrant FLEx (Formational Learning Experience) for 8th-grade students as they practiced and mastered foundational skills in research, public speaking, and professionalism.

In addition to the exhibit, Lansing Christian School’s Multicultural Club (MCC) came alongside the 8th-grade class to create an immersive experience tied to patriotism and the meaning of freedom with a special focus on The Underground Railroad. This immersive experience took place throughout LCS’s outdoor trail system. Elementary-aged guests enjoyed crafts, reading, and activities provided in the media center.

To wrap up the evening’s events, the Multicultural Club also orchestrated a delicious soul food dinner accompanied by a message from guest pastor Sean Holland. Many MCC alumni returned to participate in the evening and were honored for their foundational work in establishing the MCC and their efforts that have served as the foundation of this event. 

This was an evening of deep reflection, celebration, and community. We look forward to future years of celebrating the rich tapestry of history, culture, and diversity that points our community towards our intricate, holy, and loving God.

See more photos from Breaking Bread & Building Bridges evening in our Facebook photo album!