Director’s Message


The 2018 Christmas Program (with the exception of Pandas, Piglets and some MDO students) will be on Tuesday, December 18 at 6:30pm in the sanctuary of First Christian Church. We will not have an official door-opening time this year, however, we ask that attenders do not come early and leave personal belongings unattended in the pews to reserve seating. We are not responsible for lost, damaged or misplaced items. As a reminder, the first two rows of seating are reserved for our Raffle Ticket winners. There is still time to enter the raffle by purchasing tickets here.

The parking lot fills up quickly. In addition to the FCC parking lot, you may park along First Street, in the West Lot (next to Taco Bueno) or in the Public Parking Lot at InterBank on Boulevard. The Library lot is not open to the public so please do not plan to park there.

Please be sure to pick up your child from Day Care no later than 6:00pm on this day so that our staff is able to have a few minutes to eat dinner and prepare for the program. Children will need to be dropped off in their classroom by 6:20pm dressed in holiday attire. In previous years, children have sat with their class on the side transepts while not performing. This year, each class will wait in a classroom outside of the sanctuary until the time of their performance in order to free up seating for families. Parents of Hearts and Lambs must pick up their child in the hallway outside of the sanctuary immediately after their performance. All other children will remain with their class until the program ends.

After the performance please bring your family to the cookie reception in the Fellowship Hall and take pictures with Santa. A photographer will not be site, however, we will have a volunteer to take a photo for you with your camera. Roses will be for sale in the Rotunda before and after the performance. If you pre-purchased roses you may pick them up between 6:20pm and the end of the reception. Roses can be pre-purchased until December 7 at this form.

 If your child is in Tippi Toes, they will be having their first recital during the Christmas Program. Contact Tracy at 405.361.3620 with questions.

If you have questions, call the Child Care Center Office at 341-2626.

Blessings,
Kelisha Snoddy
FCC Child Care Center
ksnoddy@fccedmond.org
405.341.2626

Dates to Remember

•  December 3-7 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
•  December 3, 6, 10, 13 & 17 - Christmas Program rehearsals 4:30-5:30pm Please allow children to stay until 5:30pm on these dates when possible!
•  December 13 - Chick-fil-a Spirit Night, 2nd & Bryant, 5:30-7:30pm.  Mention the Center and we will receive 20% of your order.
•  December 18 - Children's Christmas Program, 6:30pm in the Sanctuary
•  December 20 - Classroom Parties - See your child's teacher for info
•  December 24 & 25 - Center Closed for Christmas
•  December 24-January 7 - EPS Closed, No Mother's Day Out

Reminders

We have an Angel Tree in the Center hallway.  Each angel represents a child in the Child Care Center or First Christian Church who's family needs help making Christmas possible this year.  We still have several angels on our tree.  Please stop by and choose an angel to bless a child this Christmas.  Bring gift and angel back to the Child Care Center by Friday, December 14.  Financial contributions are accepted to offset the cost of angels that are left on the tree.  Thank you!

Did you know… 

You can receive text alerts about inclement weather, center closings and other important announcements.  Send your name, cellphone number, service provider name and child's name to hportillo@fccedmond.org to get set up.

December Outstanding Employees

Lisa Coleman – Floater – Assistant Teacher
Lisa has been employed with us since July 2018. She is consistent and dedicated. She brings a joy with her to work. She engages and interacts with children. She works well with others and helps out wherever needed. We are blessed to have her!


Katelyn Hinkle – Puppies – Assistant Teacher
Katelyn has been employed with us since April 2018. Katelyn is a great team player! She comes to work every day with a smile on her face. She is also dependable and consistent. Katelyn is great with children and parents adore her. We are blessed to have her!



Tyren Chestnut – Monkeys – Assistant Teacher
Tyren has been a part of our staff since February 2018. She is a ray of sunshine! She is friendly and outgoing. She loves working with children and it shows in her interactions with them. Tyren works well with others and helps out where needed. We are blessed to have her!



Have A Very Happy December Birthday!

Child Care Center Students:
Dec 2 – Carson M.
Dec 3 – Allyson C., Jocelyn L.
Dec 4 – Ashtyn M.
Dec 5 – Lily D., Vivian K.
Dec 8 – River S.
Dec 9 – Chloe C.
Dec 12 – Khloe S.
Dec 14 - Ava J., Madeline Ruth M.
Dec 15 - Adalynn A.
Dec 16 – Sawyer B.
Dec 21 - Claire R.
Dec 23 - Emaline W.
Dec 24 - Alia G.

Child Care Center Staff:
Dec 4 – Alexandra King
Dec 7 – Hannah Robinson
Dec 16 - Bryan Becker
Dec 20 - Alyssa Douglas

A Message from the Children's Ministry Director!


Welcome to the season that leads to Christmas - the Season of Advent! Here at First Christian Church, we have some wonderful events planned throughout Advent. Our seasonal events started with the annual tradition of the Hanging of the Greens last Sunday, December 2.  Advent continues through Christmas Eve, where we have 3 unique services celebrating the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ! We even have a Christmas Eve service just for children - a Children's Christmas Eve worship service at 5:30pm.

Our calendar of Advent events is ready for you to share with your family, friends, and neighbors. So, explore our advent page online at fccedmond.org/advent - mark your calendars, invite your friends, and join us to experience the wonder of the Christmas season.  A list of events is also available at the check in table in the Child Care Center.

"But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord." -Luke 2:10-11 (NRSV)

Jennifer Humphrey
Children’s & Communications
First Christian Church Edmond
Office: 405.341.3544

Closing Thought…

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Elenor Roosevelt

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