Article by Phoenix writer Sophia Paulich ’24:
On November 5, 2021, Kellenberg students came together to celebrate FAITH Day. On this day, the students stepped away from the classroom as classes were put on hold and the dedicated Kellenberg faculty organized a fun, faith-filled day for the students.
FAITH Days began during last year’s unique school year. While clubs and activities were paused, FAITH Days brought a bit of “normalcy” to Kellenberg where the days away from the classroom let the students connect with their classmates on a deeper level, fostering the One Heart, One Mind motto.
Sophomore Gabriella D’Orlando remarks, “FAITH day has given my friends and me the opportunity to take a step back from our busy world and focus on the bigger picture of life.”
This year’s first FAITH Day began with a moving documentary called “The Human Experience”, which poses the important life question of what it means to be human. A close-knit group experienced dramatically different cultures which enabled them to truly grasp the meaning of life.
In the auditorium, the students were able to listen and participate in a presentation by the Bruderhof community, called “Breaking the Cycle”. The speakers shared their life-changing experiences through motivational stories, where the theme of forgiveness resonated throughout each narrative.
The students were also able to take advantage of the beautiful weather by taking part in various activities and games on the turf field.
Sophomore Megan Dunne explains, “FAITH day has helped me to establish relationships with friends and teachers who all guide me closer to God.”