June 2019 Newsletter
Message from the Vice-Principal
We have reached another year end here at CHC. It is time to praise and to thank our God yet again for the wonderful blessing of the school. We also thank you for your consideration, honesty, & commitment – the pillars of CHC.
As I contemplate the year past, I realize just how much goes into making the school run. This is no ordinary school either, for it is a school that runs with no government support, but rather the blessings and guidance of our Father in heaven and the sacrifice of so many.
What is sacrifice? Why are there so many willing to sacrifice for the good of others? There is no doubt in my mind that one of the ultimate reasons and answers to that question lies in the example of the Lord Jesus Christ. Sacrifice in scripture is a central theme from Genesis to Revelation.
From the offerings of Cain and Abel, to those sacrifices under the law, all the way to the pinnacle of all sacrifices; when Christ hung on the cross.
We learn so much from our lord and master who gave his life for us - a sacrifice unparalleled, a sacrifice of example “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” Matt. 16:24
We learn that sacrifice requires change, that to be a living sacrifice (Rom. 12) our minds must be renewed by God’s word. Our Lord Jesus Christ understood that his mission in serving his Father required him to not conform to his own will but that of his Fathers; “not my will, but thine be done,” he said.
We learn that true sacrifice requires our best The sacrifices under the law often required an animal “without spot” just as Christ “offered himself to God without spot” Heb. 9:14. Jesus understood that he wasn’t to be double-minded, but to be completely devoted to the mission before him; forsaking sin and living a life without blemish in obedience to his Father.
We learn that sacrifice is hard. It said of Jesus as he was contemplating his death that “being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” (Luke 22:44). Sacrifice truly does require agony and moments of difficulty. Sacrifice isn’t supposed to be easy nor is it supposed to come naturally.
So as I contemplate the body of those within the school and those supporting it without, I see sacrifice. I see individuals seeking change in their lives, individuals giving their best, and individuals doing that which is difficult for the benefit of the school. I see students, I see parents, I see teachers, I see volunteers, all learning and living out the concept of sacrifice. I see those giving up their time, their money, their pride, their ways, their jobs, and their will for the purpose of participating in that which we hope brings glory to God – CHC. Most importantly I see Christ, not literally, but in a way that only those who understand God’s truth can; that is spiritually in the lives of those looking to live like him. It is here, in this school that Christ can be found in measure, in the spirit of sacrifice.
So we thank all those that are a part of the school in anyway making it a sanctuary where our Lord Jesus Christ can be found.
Finally we thank God, for it was He who sent his Son as our example, that we might be compelled by his love to worship and commit our lives to him.
It is my prayer that if our Lord remains away, CHC might continue to be a place for not only spiritual and academic development, but a place where the spirit of sacrifice, - the spirit of Christ may be found.
~ Sincerely, your Vice-Principal, Bro. Josh
The CHC Garden Sale raised over $7000 for the school. A special thank you to all who contributed to this most wonderful event.
Track and Field Meet – Friday, June 7th
Assumption College (257 Shellard Ln, Brantford, ON N3T 5L5)
For students in grades 3-8 please arrive promptly at 9am. The event should end at ~2:45. Parents are responsible for getting their children to the various track & field events throughout the day.
Wear gym uniform, hat, runners that fit and won’t fall off.
There will be a tuck shop including hot dogs and hamburgers if you choose not to pack a lunch.
Bring lots of water.
CHC Work Day
Remember to complete your task that you have signed-up for to help with the upkeep of the school. Some tasks were either to be done on the last day of school or sometime in the summer.
Thanks so much for signing up!