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On Friday, March 4th, 2022, Eastern Christian High School is broke ground on a brand new athletic facility! A brand new turf soccer and lacrosse field with lights and a 2 lane practice track are set to join the EC athletic program in the fall of 2022. 

Head of School Dr. Ruth Kuder opened the proceedings with a reading from Deuteronomy 6 reminding us to remember the Lord. He provides us with wells that we did not dig:

“When the LORD your God brings you into the land He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that He would give you—a land with great and splendid cities that you did not build, with houses full of every good thing with which you did not fill them, with wells that you did not dig, and with vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant— and when you eat and are satisfied, be careful not to forget the LORD.”

Head of School Emeritus, Tom Dykhouse spoke about the generations of EC students that have waited for this moment, about the two previous portions of Capital Campaign 125 (increased campus security and classrooms) and about God’s hand of providence through this process- even through delays.

Former Boys Varsity Soccer Coach Rudi Gesch spoke about the programmatic need for this facility and encouraged all in attendance to live out the EC Athletic Pillars as we use this new facility to: Glorify God, Strive for Excellence, Exemplify Christian Character, Run the Race to Win, Compete as One, and Be Committed.

North Haledon Mayor George congratulated our school community and spoke about the great relationship between Eastern Christian High School and the borough of North Haledon. 

Board Member, EC alum, and parent Pastor Jeremy Mulder (Restore Church) recounted the last EC ground breaking ceremony that his father participated in and the fact that his father’s grandchildren now enjoy that very school. He encouraged students in attendance to think in terms of generations and, maybe someday, having their children play on this new field. He then closed in a prayer of dedication before the formal breaking of ground where Echo the Eagle and a number of EC student athletes joined in the fun.

A Final Farewell

As a final farewell to our old field, Middle School, High School, and Alumni soccer teams enjoyed one last game on the all-too-frequently inconsistent surface and finally, a group of golfers enjoyed tearing up the field a bit and not replacing their divots. 

Thanks to the EC community for your continued support and thanks to our amazing God who blesses us so abundantly!

If you would like to contribute to the campaign for this beautiful new facility, please click the button below and select “Campaign 125” for your gift.

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