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Green Machine is the WMC Student Spirit Club for Students

Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

Green Machine is a school spirit squad that allows WMC students to support athletes in various school sporting events all year long. The club is always looking for loud and proud Warriors that enjoy lifting others up…and don’t mind wearing a little GREEN & WHITE face paint!

Sporting full face paint, sophomore Isaiah Barco-Morales waves during a time-out.

The student-run group meets weekly and coordinates the themes for upcoming games, the cheers and what games will be played pep rallies. The duties are delegated and everyone works together to make it happen! 

Jersey night at WMC.

One of the fun parts about Green Machine is the variety of jobs that are involved in the club:

  • lead students in cheers
  • poster maker
  • social media poster
  • gym decorator
  • spokesperson at events
  • Warrior flag runner
  • T-shirt launcher
  • Video Editing & Graphic Design

The 2020 Green Machine Seniors started a Featured Warrior Athlete video series this year. Here are the interviews:

“Being a part of Green Machine gives you a chance to connect with peers of all grade levels in a way that you usually don’t get a chance to in class,” shares Senior Chloe Mitchell and Green Machine member.  

Senior Grace Vanbeeks cheers on the Warriors.

WMC middle schoolers and our elementary feeder school students have their own Mini-Green Machine spot right next to the high schoolers, so they can join the fun and be a part of the WMC Community even before they get to high school. 

WMC Green Machine’s Senior Isaiah Visker enjoys Mini-Green Machiner Owen Annema (from Grand Haven Christian School) at a Warrior basketball game.

“Little ones have a blast at Warrior games,” explained Senior Grace VanBeek and Green Machine member. “We love seeing them come dressed in Warrior gear or for a theme night. It makes it a fun event for the whole community!” Encouraging, supporting and helping is a fun way to live out true Authentic Biblical Community!   


WMC grads like Anna Sytsema (2019 grad) often visit Warrior Gym to join the Green Machine fun!

But Green Machine is not for the reserved or quiet types. Being loud enough so that the competing sports teams can hear is key in this club. 

So if you are a student who is good at getting people excited about what you are excited about, SIGN UP to apply for your spot on Green Machine, next year! 

Senior Luke Moorhead leads Green Machine!

W – A – R – R – I – O – R – S !!!!!

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RANDY

A heartfelt THANK YOU to Randy Riksen who shoots our games for local sports media outlets and always shares with us. Grateful for you Randy!

If you want to purchase any of his photos please CONTACT HIM directly.

Western Michigan Christian: PROJECT GRACE 2017 Kick-Off

WMC’s Annual Service Project

Pastor Samuel Greer Kicks-Off Project Grace To Students

WHAT:

Project Grace is one of WMC’s biggest fundraisers and acts of compassion at our school! Each year during the Christmas season, we raise money to support local families in our area who cannot afford to provide gifts to their families for Christmas. As a school, we want to grow in what it means to be a servant.

HOW:

  • Daily Giving from Students: During 2nd hour each day, an envelope will be passed around in each classroom. Money is collected for the total. At the end of the 2 weeks, the classroom with the most money will go shopping for gifts for families. Then we will deliver those gifts to families in need. 
  • Other ways to raise funds:
    • The best way is to sacrifice! Donate your shopping money, chore, babysitting or your coffee money as an offering.
    • You may also ask family and friends. We do ask that you don’t ask local businesses without first emailing Tyler Ingalls to check if they already support WMC. We don’t want to over ask.  Email Tyler by clicking here >>.
    • Group Fundraising Events: Attend the Galaxy Night Varsity Basketball Games on
      Friday, December 15, where the WMC Green Machine is hosting “Galaxy Night” in which we are selling Glow Sticks to benefit Project Grace! There will be a collection of donations at halftime! Go Warriors! Donations Needed: Tape, Bows, and Wrapping Paper! We are asking for students bring in tape, wrapping and bows to help wrap the gifts we have for our families! Please drop these off at the main office!

WHY:

Daily Devotions: “For The Right Reason”: Our theme this year is “For The Right Reason” – we want to emphasize that Project Grace is not about us, or even the people we are serving. Rather, we offer grace, simply, because Jesus offered us grace first! To this end, we will have a daily devotion in our 1st-hour classes. These devotions are written by WMC students and are to encourage us to think deeper about generosity, giving, and grace!

WHEN:

Students can bring money to their second-hour class any day, however, there are little class competitions that happen on 4 different days throughout the week as an added incentive. Key Dates & Days of Giving:

  • Tuesday, Dec 5: Winning Class Receives Donuts!
  • Thursday, Dec 7: Winning Class Receives Ice Cream!
  • Tuesday, Dec 12: Winning Class Receives Pizza!
  • Thursday, Dec 14: Winning Class Receives Buffalo Wild Wings!
  • Monday, December 18: Shopping Day with teachers to buy gifts.
  • Tuesday, December 19: Wrapping day.
  • Wednesday, December 20: Winning classes will deliver gifts in the morning!