Come to Jesus Christ; let all who desire,
drink the water of life without price.
Love one another with brotherly affection (Romans 12:10).
This year a dozen or so Stone Hill youth will graduate from area high schools and homeschool equivalents, including:
Esteban Thomas- Homeschool- The College of New Jersey- Mechanical Engineering
Bryce Pietras - South Hunterdon Regional High School- Raritan Valley Community College- Exercise Science
Andrew Hong- Montgomery High School- The George Washington University- International Relations
Jerry Lo- Homeschool- The College of New Jersey- Mechanical Engineering
Holly Jones- Collier High School- Brookdale Community College- Voice
Alina Flatscher - Princeton High School- Manhattan School of Music- Voice
I’ve asked our youth pastor, Bobby Tunstall, to share some “commencement thoughts”:
I count it an honor to pastor the youth at Stone Hill Church. In the eyes of our God, these youth are current and future leaders of His Kingdom. They energize our congregation and serve as a visible witness to the perseverance of Jesus’ church. So please take a moment today to congratulate these seniors, and don’t forget to express your love and respect to all our youth. They all deserve our ongoing attention. Parents, you should be recognized for your crucial part in the life achievements of these graduates. This year’s senior class is extra special to me because I started volunteering as a youth leader four years ago. While your kids were advancing through their high school careers I was growing as a minister of the Gospel. So I sincerely thank you for the opportunity to know, love, and serve your children. God bless you.
Finally, graduates, what a pleasure to serve you these four years. Congratulations on graduating! I’m sure through all the pomp and circumstance there are many questions brewing in your minds. As you consider the next chapter of life, let me encourage you one last time—live with purpose. And not just any purpose, but GREAT PURPOSE! Great purpose is found when we submit ourselves to our great Creator’s desire for us. So as you make your future plans, be in prayer, seek counsel from the church, and consider what brings God glory and is most loving to your neighbor. God bless you all!