Dec. 6 post and info on wishing well

Dear CCP Family,

         This week we have been hard at work practicing for our Christmas Concert which will be Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10:00 in the Sanctuary. (note the time change to 10:00!)  I hope you can join us because it is our gift of love to you!  The concert only last about 20 minutes and then we will celebrate with milk and cookies in Ascension Hall.  [TTH Frogs and Ladybugs, we hope you can join us! Please bring your child to their regular classroom at 9:45 on Wednesday and then adults can go find a seat in the Sanctuary.]

         PAGEANT - You and your family are invited!........The children of Christ Church will present a children's Christmas pageant this Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4:00pm in the Sanctuary.  Preschool families are invited! You may see some of your friends in the pageant. Following the pageant, you are also invited to participate in the pot luck dinner in Ascension Hall.

         BULLETIN BOARD - Please help us fill our hallway bulletin board with your acts of kindness!  Share something you did or something you saw that helped spread kindness and joy. The pen and mittens are on the side of the board.

ANGEL TREE - If you are participating in bringing an Angel Tree gift, please place your gift (with tag attached) under the tree in Ascension Hall by 10:00 on Sunday, Dec. 16.

         COATS & CLOTHING - Please remember to mark all outer clothing with your child's name.  (Frog class prefers mittens - can you imagine putting 100 tiny fingers into gloves while 2 year olds wait to go outside???)  Also, now that it is cold, please be sure you have a change of clothes in the cubbie appropriate for winter weather.

         BOARD MEETING - Mark your calendar......The preschool board meets Monday, Dec. 10 at 7:30pm.  Members, your attendance is important as we will vote on the proposed 2019-20 budget.

        LAST DAY OF DEC - Our last day before Christmas is Wednesday, Dec. 19.  School will end right after our 10:00 Christmas concert and cookies. (no lunch bunch for Whales and Ducks that day) We wish you a very Merry Christmas and safe travels!

        WISHING WELL - We know this can be a fun, but stressful time of year!  Remember to BREATHE and WISH WELL anytime the world does not go your way.  Here's a good reminder from Easy to LoveDifficult to Discipline (p.210)...."At every moment you have a choice between approaching the world with a spirit of love and learning or one of fear and punishing.  That choice is yours."

         When you make that positive choice, you can quietly share this gift of breath and well wishes to impact your little corner of the world.  Amy Speidel, a Loving Guidance Associate reminds us, "When you see another parent struggling with an out-of control child, along with being thankful it wasn't your turn, wish that parent and child well.  They will find their way.  And trust that the same well wishing will grace you when it is your turn."  (Remember a wish well is not merely a thought, but a positive field of energy and love that you send out.)  Be gentle with one another!

Along with HOPE, I wish you LOVE, JOY, and PEACE this season of Advent,