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For ALL MCA parents, Grandparents, Special Friends, & students: This event will showcase our music program with concerts, our visual arts program and Senior Studio Artists with displays, our engineering and robotics programs with exhibits, our theater department with dramas, and our annual book-fair fundraiser for our media centers and much more!

We are also increasing the number of Food Trucks, Vendors & Food Options for lunch!  Several of our MCA groups and clubs will be hosting fundraisers by selling food at lunch in addition to an increased variety of food trucks/vendors being on site. You won’t want to miss out on all the happenings! Please be sure to bring cash!

Art | Music | Theater

Experience Maranatha! will feature visual arts from students in a wonderful display throughout the building. In addition, senior studio artists will have their own "art show" to show off their talents.

The concerts at Experience Maranatha! are the feature acts of the day! Both the Lower School and Upper School will show off the musical talent of our students.

Be on the look out for a pop-up thespian production throughout the day, or make your way to the Fellowship Hall to witness a mini-theater.

Food | Books | Fun

Food trucks are all the rage, and they're at MCA for Experience Maranatha! This year we have added more trucks and food vendors to help serve you!

If you thought Black Friday was busy, just wait until you shop at the Scholastic Book Fair. While it is extremely busy throughout the day, the staff's organization and knowledge make this an enjoyable experience for all. Plus, the Book Fair gives you the opportunity to purchase books in time for your student's summer reading. To volunteer at the Book Fair, click here.

The fun of Experience Maranatha! is ever-present. You will have an opportunity to see all of the new, exciting, and innovative spaces at the Academy, meet the staff, see demonstrations, and so much more!

All-Day Events:

7 a.m. - 3 p.m.     STEAM Center and All Art and Photography Displays Open
7 a.m. – 4 p.m.    Book Fair Open

Lower School (Pre-K–Grade 5)
7–8 a.m. Guest check in LWCC main lobby—enjoy coffee and donuts
8:15–9:30 a.m. Lower School Concert LWCC sanctuary
9:45-10:05 a.m. Classroom activities A-K
10:10-10:40 a.m. Classroom activities L-Z
9:45 - 1:30 p.m. Book Fair, View Art/Displays, Pictures, Tour Building if not in classroom activities
10:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch on campus: food trucks & vendors
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Upper School Dramas in fellowship hall
1:30–3:00 p.m. * Upper School Concert LWCC sanctuary
3 p.m. Dismissal
7 p.m. Peter Pan – Ignite Theater ** Ticketed event

*Lower School students who do not have an adult staying for the upper school program must check back in to classrooms between 1:00-1:15 p.m.

Upper School (Grades 6–12)
7–8 a.m. Should guests of upper school students want to attend the morning program, look at art work, visit the book fair, etc., we ask that they check in at the LWCC main lobby and enjoy coffee and donuts.

Upper school students will be released from class at 10:30 a.m. to enjoy the rest of the day with their guests.

10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. - View Art/Displays, STEAM Center Activities, Pictures, Tour Building, Book Fair, Scavenger Hunt, Lunch on Campus: Food trucks and vendors (Bring Cash)
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Upper School Dramas in fellowship hall
1 p.m. – Students Check into Advisory, Turn in Scavenger Hunt Answers and get tickets – students only
1:30–3 p.m. Upper School Concert LWCC sanctuary
3:10 p.m. Dismissal 

7 p.m. Peter Pan – Ignite Theater** Ticketed event

STEAM Center activities, Book Fair, Art Displays, and Tours are available throughout the day.


Evening Thespian Production

Peter Pan!

The Thespians of Maranatha Christian Academy present, Peter Pan! They will be performing the play on the night of Experience Maranatha! at 7 p.m. Please know that tickets are required to attend and will sell fast for this night.

To purchase tickets for this night or any of the other performances, please click here.

RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, May 15
All Guests Must Register!


Please take a few minutes in the next couple days to read the invitation, save the date on your calendar, and pass any invites on to the guests you are inviting to this special day.


Invitations can also be picked up at Student Service.

Volunteers Needed!
We are in need of parents to help with check-in and a variety of other tasks for this special day. If you are interesting in volunteering, please sign up!