Cross Country Finale
Message from the Morning Devotions
One of the weeks this month, Uncle Wayne did our devotion on king Rehoboam. He brought out lots of lessons that we should apply to our own lives.
King Rehoboam’s father, Solomon, made Israel’s life difficult! Eventually they pleaded with him saying “Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee.” (1 Kings 12:4)
Rehoboam did not know how to answer his people, so he decided to ask for advice. First, he went to the old and more experienced men who stood before his father. They told him to lighten the yolk and if he would serve them, they would serve him. However, Rehoboam did not like the response and decided to talk to his young friends who stood before him. They told him to make the yolk heavier and more grievous so that the people would serve him out of fear. Rehoboam liked the younger men’s idea better, and although it was wrong and selfish, he carried it out. Proverbs 12:15 says “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.” We see that Rehoboam did not listen to the wise council; he did what he wanted to be right instead of what was right. We can always learn from the older, more experienced people in our ecclesia because they have gone through some of the same things we are going through and can help us to not make the same mistakes as they did.
As a result of Rehoboam’s foolishness, half of the land left his rule and set up their own king to rule over them. If we forsake wise council and do our own thing, our lives will me made a lot more difficult.
By Claire Robinson
Swimming continues during the month of November, Wednesdays 2:00 – 2:45 at the Westmount pool. The last lesson is November 20th.
Students’ first progress report cards were sent home Thursday, October 24th. We encourage you to contact your child’s teacher to discuss this report if necessary.
For PJ Day on Nov. 21st please have your child participate by dressing up in clothes that resemble PJ’s. Remember that while not in uniform we still want be in harmony with God’s standards. Students are welcome to bring a stuffy. A lunch of Bacon, Eggs, Waffles & Oranges will be provided. Please pack a snack and drink with your child.
Invites to the Seniors Dinner will be sent home shortly.
NEW THIS YEAR: This year, there will be a Banquet Club. Students will be able to help out with creating and making some of the decorations etc. More details to follow.
For the month of November, students are to wear their regular school uniform on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday and their gym uniform on Wednesday.
Banquet & Auction
Important Notice: This year we are looking for anyone who would be interested in preparing this year’s banquet meal. If you yourself are interested, or know someone who might be, please let Sis Tarah know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CHC Banquet Committee is also looking for help with the following:
Raffle & Auction Items Donations for raffles and both silent and live auctions. Please contact Sis. Hayley email@example.com
Gift Cards We will be collecting gift card donations in any denomination again this year. Please contact Sis. Tarah firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookie Table If you are able to bake for the cookie sale table please contact Sis Beth Abel email@example.com
Class Basket Items - A newsletter will be sent home in December concerning this year’s class baskets
CHC Banquet Night is January 25, 2020 at the Copetown Community Centre. Mark your calendars!