by MELISSA MEYER
Grace Life Baptist Church, Cypress, Texas, has
adopted a local middle school. The church announced
its Adopt-a-School partnership with Goodson Middle
School during a Sunday morning service. Grace Life
Baptist is a replanted church that has been renting
the school since January 2011 to hold its services.
“We want to serve others,” Pastor Joel Mosier said to the
church family. “While we’re making a specific application of
‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ to Goodson Middle School, the
application should be extended to serving all of our neighbors.
Sheri McCaig, Goodson principal, says, “When Pastor Joel first
talked to me about it, I came back and told my staff, ‘Somebody
wants us. We’ve been adopted!’ It’s been such a wonderful thing.”
Adopt-a-School is a program of the Cypress-Fairbanks
Independent School District. Organizations and businesses are
encouraged to get involved “to utilize the resources of the com-
munity to strengthen and enrich the quality of education for
The schools and their adoptive partners set goals that they
agree upon. Grace Life Baptist Church will provide men-
tors from its church body who will meet with academically
challenged students, provide tangible means of encourage-
ment to the faculty and administration by supplying baked
goods throughout the year as well as teachers’ wish-list items
to enhance their classrooms, improve the landscaping at the
school’s main entrance, and meet with the administration to
understand the needs of the school.
“It is such a pleasure to be involved with a church like this,”
McCaig says. “We could not be more thrilled for Grace Life to
be a part of our community and to be a part of the lives of the
students and faculty here at the school.”
Mosier and Grace Life members presented McCaig with a
gift basket to commemorate the adoption, and announced that
representatives from the church would bring doughnuts to the
Goodson staff the following Monday morning to celebrate.
Pastor Joel Mosier and Goodson Middle
School Principal Sheri McCaig.
Principal Sheri McCaig (right); Grace Life member Tiffany Kinnison,
a teacher at Jersey Village High School; and Pastor Joel Mosier.