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Woodland Presbyterian School
Woodland Presbyterian School is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade Christian independent school located in the heart of east Memphis. The school serves approximately 375 students. With over fifty years of experience educating young children, Woodland is dedicated to continuing the time-honored, rich traditions which have created a loving, family-centered environment where all students have the opportunity to realize their full potential through academic challenges, spiritual enrichment with a Christ-centered foundation, and continuous growth in an increasingly diverse global society.
Woodland has a distinctively designed curriculum that is developed on four solid principles. It is child centered -- allowing teachers to meet each student’s academic level for opportunities to master each concept presented. It is knowledge based -- offering a firm foundation of skills in which the end result is to give each child the necessary skills to be productive while applying, analyzing, and evaluating deeper concepts. It is cycling -- allocating ample opportunity to perfect concepts by exposing children frequently to objectives that often pose a challenge. Finally, it is is ever-changing -- facilitating current and meaningful content for all students.
Woodland students prepare academically for future educational challenges, make choices that are guided by faith in God, effectively communicate and solve problems, show compassion, serves others, and give back to society, and confidently seek opportunities to learn and to grow.
For more information about Woodland Presbyterian School, contact the admissions office at 901-685-0976 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIVING WATERS FOR THE WORLD
Living Waters for the World is the global mission resource of the Synod of Living Waters (Presbyterian Church USA). Through the work of LWW and its mission partners, children are being saved from certain illness and deadly complications that come from dirty water with a water purification system. Woodland began sending mission teams in 2007 to Taulabe, Honduras. The most recent system was installed in January 2014.
THE SHALOM PROJECT
The mission of the Memphis Shalom Project is to serve the City of Memphis by mobilizing the church to leverage its spiritual and material resources to transform our most distressed neighborhoods through the local neighborhood church. The Missions Ministry Team of Woodland Presbyterian Church has been lead to partner with The Shalom Project to address the most pressing needs of our community so that God would be glorified in our city.
Woodland began partnering with S.O.S. Memphis in the summer of 2010. SOS is a non-profit organization that exists to glorify God by proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed through urban home repair camps. Members had an opportunity to serve those who are serving our neighbors by serving food, delivering popsicles and joining the leaders for daily prayer.
MEMPHIS FOOD BANK
To reduce hunger in the Mid-South area, THE FOOD BANK offers an Agency Delivery Program for larger organizations, a Prepared and Perishable Food Recovery Program (collecting unserved donations from licensed food service establishments), and a Specially Prepared Meals Program allowing restaurants an additional donation opportunity.
WOODLAND purchases food from the Food Bank. Church members then pick up the food, sack groceries and deliver the sacks to distribution sites. The church team delivers about 280 sacks each month.
THE OLD PATH MINISTRIES
This Center for Women and Children in the Greater Memphis Area provides basic services such as emergency housing, food, clothing, counseloing, job training, Christian and interpersonal education as well as financial counseling and love. Woodland donates financially, brings food, clothing and other items to the home as needed and offers an ANGEL TREE at Christmas to provide gifts for the children. “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. Jeremiah 6:16 NIV
The Soup Kitchen was started more than 15 years ago to provide a hot meal on Sunday afternoons to the homeless and hungry of Memphis. First Presbyterian Church in Memphis provides the facilities and leadership while volunteers from churches citywide assist in the weekly foodservice. More than 200 men, women and children are served each Sunday. In addition to financial support, Woodland serves at the Soup Kitchen twice a year and annually collects and distributes clothing donations.
CHURCH HEALTH CENTER
Heeding God's call to care for the sick and the poor, the Church Health Center opened its doors in 1987. They provide quality, compassionate and affordable medical care for minimum wage workers, their families and the homeless- with a broad base of financial support from the faith community, and with the volunteer help of doctors, nurses, dentists and others.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
This ministry brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes and the Good News of God's love. This program of Samaritan's Purse provides an opportunity for people of all ages to be involved in a simple, hands-on mission project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas-Jesus Christ. In 2009 Woodland collected almost 200 shoeboxes!
Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association's MISSION: “We change our community by helping change lives.” With a host of life-sustaining and life-skills programs, MIFA helps change more lives than any other organization in Memphis or the surrounding area. Their largest program is the Meals for Seniors which serves more than 2500 hot meals DAILY. In addition to financial support, Woodland members participate in the LOVE CAP Ministry where individuals knit winter caps for the homeless.