Our Creator God

“There is but one God, the Father, of who, are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.”

1 Corinthians 8:6

      Many in this world claim to worship many different deities; in some cultures, people may worship hundreds or even thousands of different gods.

One critical distinguishing mark of Christianity throughout the ages has been a belief in a monotheistic creator God.  This doctrine is much more than just a distinction, however.

Our Creator God holds a claim to be the only true God.  He is not merely a part of nature; He spoke nature into existence!  He is not just shown through our good deeds; He is the One who gives us the strength to accomplish any good in our lives.

Our Creator God also claims to be the only way to heaven.  He makes this exclusive claim in His own name.  No other way will lead to an eternal peace in heaven.

Many other gods are fashioned by the hands of people themselves.  Our Creator God is the One who made the hands of the first couple, Adam and Eve.

Here at the very end of this school year, we at LCA would encourage each of our families to consider carefully where their faith lies.  Are we trusting in gods we made ourselves or in the God who made us?  This difference is much more than a semantic one.

The one Creator God has the power to redeem us from death and destruction through the completed work of Jesus Christ.

If you are living a life without this confidence, please come in and speak with one of our staff members.  We would be eager to finish this school year in the victory of knowing confidently our eternal destiny and having a clear earthly mission.

Each of our faculty and staff members prayerfully wishes you a full, safe, happy, and spiritually rewarding summer ahead!

Field Day

Our annual Field Day has been rescheduled for next Thursday, June 1.  Weather permitting, this will be an exciting morning of fun and outdoor activities.  The high school students will be helping us run the activities, and we will have a morning snack provided.  Each of our classes will have a turn on the bounce houses as well.

Students are asked to wear play clothes.  Our K3, K4, and K5 students should plan to wear long pants because we may need to run most of the activities on the parking lot.  Students who choose to wear shorts must be sure that the shorts reach at least to the top of the knee.

We are excited about the fun of this upcoming day!

End-of-Year Schedule

As we approach the end of the school year, please be aware of the schedule for your students.  The last day for K3, K4, and K5 students will be Thursday, June 8.  No classes or extended session will be available after this date.

Students in Grades 1 through 6 will have regular full days of school through Thursday, June 15.  Students will be dismissed at noon on Friday, June 16.  No extended session is available after noon on the last day of school.

Students in Grades 7 through 12 will have full days of school through Monday, June 12.  Tuesday through Thursday, June 13 through 15 will be reserved for exams and final tests.  Secondary students will be dismissed at 11:45 each of those days.  Students will be dismissed at noon on Friday, June 16.

If you have any questions about our schedule at the end of the year, please contact your child’s teacher or our school office.

Senior Spotlight – Seless Terry

Seless Terry was born in Westchester County and was adopted before her second birthday by Phil Terry and Cathy Belanger. Her father worked as a sales manager as Seless grew up, living in Broadalbin.  Seless attended school in Broadalbin and in Fonda before coming to LCA in sixth grade back in 2010 when her family moved to Ballston Lake.  Seless’s mother worked as an accountant, owning and managing several of her own businesses.

Seless has been blessed to grow up in a large family with nine siblings: Timmy, living in Virginia; Brian, living in Glenville; Ben and Kayla, living in Perth; Abbey, living in Clifton Park; Danielle, living in Florida; Alex, living in Saratoga; Jimmy, living in New York City; and Meka, an LCA alumnae who is living at home.  Seless lives with her father, her sister, and her step-mother Candice in Ballston Lake today.

Seless grew up attending Perth Bible Church before moving to this area and attending Grace Fellowship.  She now attends Living Hope with her father and step-mother.  Seless accepted Christ as her Savior at age 4 after hearing her father speak about Jesus with her brother.  She was baptized at Living Hope earlier this year.  Seless has served her churches in children’s ministries, as a greeter, and in small groups.

Seless has many great memories of her years at LCA.  She quickly recalls special friends Jasmine, Kaitlyn, and Elsa, all LCA graduates, who helped her learn volleyball and basketball.  Seless remembers that all three of them pushed her forward to do better.  In addition, Seless has appreciated present LCA students Victoria, Lena, and Zarash, who have been an encouragement to her.  They all will make her laugh when she has a bad day.  Seless points out that Victoria and Zarash “are crazy!”

Seless remembers how LCA junior Joshua Arthur loves to make fun of a story she tells of a kid whose father only gave him one piece of candy for Halloween.  Seless also points out that Mrs. O’Rourke makes that story come together and makes everyone laugh as Seless tells it!

Seless will always appreciate the ministry of North Colonie teacher Mrs. Hogan.  Not long after they first met, Seless needed to apologize to Mrs. Hogan for fighting with her.  She remembers that Mrs. Hogan “laughed so hard” as they went on to spend some time together.  Seless appreciates how Mrs. Hogan will make a story come alive and the way that Mrs. Hogan was so excited and happy that Seless could once report that a main character had died at the end of a story she was assigned to read.

Seless plans to move to Virginia after graduation and live with her mother there while she attends Thomas Nelson Community College in nearby Hampton.  Seless plans to study graphics design with a hope to create Christian cartoon movies based on Christian principles.

Seless’s life verse is Philippians 4:8, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

Upcoming Events

May 29 – NO SCHOOL – Holiday

June 1 – Field Day (Weather Permitting)

June 1 – Subway Lunch

June 2 – Senior Lunch – Hamburgers

June 2-3 – 9th-12th Boys Bible Retreat

June 6 – 10 AM – K3 Program

June 8 – Senior Lunch – Nachos

June 8 – 10 AM – K4 Program

June 8 – 7 PM – K5 Graduation

June 8 – LAST DAY FOR K3-K5 STUDENTS

June 13-15 – Secondary Exams

June 16 – Awards Chapels

June 16 – Noon – Final Dismissal

June 16 – 7:00 PM – Senior Commencement