December 2018 Newsletter
Message from the Morning Devotions
This month, we have continued to look at the commandments of Christ. Uncle Brian reminded us that the key word in commandment is 'command'. By obeying and respecting God's commands, then we are showing love towards him and we become His friends.
Uncle Frank did a devotion on not giving evil for evil. The best example of a person in the Bible who put this into practice was the Lord Jesus Christ. So many times during his life he was mocked and put to the test, but he always held his peace. In our world today, so many people struggle with controlling anger. The letters M-A-D can stand for Mutual, Assured, Destruction. When people get mad, it often leads to destruction or sin.
Uncle Frank also exhorted us to flee youthful lusts and brought us to the passage 2 Timothy 2:22. Rather than pursuing youthful lusts we need to pursue and to follow after righteousness, faith, and peace. Many people today flee in fear but most of the time they do so in vain because they do not put their trust in God. People also pursue the wrong things in life: a career, an education, and the cares of this life. However, if we flee and pursue in the light of God, He will be with us.
"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 3:13-14)
by Madeline Fish
Banquet & Auction
January 26, 2019
The CHC banquet committee is looking for help with the following:
Raffle & Auction Items - Donations for raffles and both silent and live auctions (Past contributions have included; homemade items, new items such as small appliances, artwork, services such as photography, handiwork, babysitting etc., please contact Sis. Hayley firstname.lastname@example.org
Gift Cards - We will be collecting gift card donations in any denomination again this year. Please contact Sis. Tarah email@example.com
Cookie Table - If you are able to bake for the cookie sale table + NEW THIS YEAR - We are looking for donations of homemade preserves (jams, honeys, sauces, etc.) Please contact Sis. Beth firstname.lastname@example.org
Class Basket Items - A newsletter will be sent home concerning this year’s class baskets.
The lost and found basket has a number of items. We encourage you to come and have a peek (in the storage room) to see if any of your child’s clothing items have made their way to the lost and found pile.
Reminder: Please make all appointments on Fridays where possible. If there is an exception please give your child’s teacher at least a week’s notice so that they can prepare accordingly.
The Ancaster Rotary Centre Gymnasium (385 Jerseyville Rd Ancaster) is booked for 4 Tuesdays in a row starting January 8th for gr. 1-8. Anyone able to stay, help supervise & transport students to CHC following gym time would be appreciated.
WINTER BREAK: Dec. 21st – Jan. 6th ***Return to school on Monday, January 7th.
For the month of December, students are to wear their regular school uniform on Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday and their gym uniform on Wednesday.
After school sports program from gr. 7-12 – Thurs. 3:30-4:30
No other athletic activities during Dec. unless individual classes have
Get prepared for skating in Feb. Find skates and helmets now.