First Christian School Christmas Programs and Giving Opportunities

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and there is much in store for First Christian School this December!  Below is a brief outline of planned activities, so be sure to mark your calendars. We will be in touch with more specifics on each program in the coming days and weeks. Keep an eye on your email inboxes, the FCS Blog and the FCS Parents Facebook page for additional information.

2017 Christmas Events

Preschool Christmas Program – Come to the Stable

When: Wednesday, December 6th

Where: Worship Center

What Time: 4:00pm

What it’s All About:

Enjoy our adorable Preschoolers as they get their country on this Christmas! Share the story of how Jesus our Savior was born to us in a stable. We’ve got Shepherds, we’ve got Angels, we’ve got Magi…and Preschoolers aplenty! Children are encouraged to dress in plaid shirts and jeans or jean skirts. Boots are not required, so no need to make a special purchase. Also, hats are not required for the stage. Any hats worn during the day will remain in the classroom. Words of wisdom: We highly recommend that you not overdress your child in tight clothing or heavy shirts. The stage will be hot, and your child won’t be happy.  We also recommend that your child tests out the clothes the night before the program, so they’re comfortable in the outfit.  Being on stage and under the lights is a whole new experience if a child is uncomfortable! Also, if you have any lamb or sheep stuffed animals, we’d love to use them as props.  We need a “herd” of about fifteen, which will of course be returned if requested. For more information, please email renee@fccnapa.org. Come on down y’all!

Grandparents/Friends Day – It’s A Family Thing

When: Thursday, December 7th

Where: Activity Center and Worship Center

What Time: Preschool Brunch 10:00am; K-8 lunch 12:00pm

What it’s All About:

This is an opportunity for your kids to celebrate the special people in their extended family: grandparents, aunts, uncles and/or other adult friends. A light brunch will be served for Preschoolers and their guests at 10:00am in the Activity Center.  Lunch will be served for K-8 Students and their guests at 12:00pm in the Activity Center. Everyone is invited to a special “dress rehearsal” preview of the K-8 “Christmas Shoe Tree” Program at 1:00pm in the Worship Center. Please RSVP HERE by 12/1/2017. Space for Brunch and Lunch is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Once we reach capacity, we will not be able to accept additional participants. The 1:00pm preview is open to all grandparents and special friends ONLY.

K-8 Christmas Program – The Christmas Shoe Tree

When: Friday, December 8th

Where: Worship Center

What Time: 7:00pm

What it’s All About:

“The Christmas Shoe Tree” musical program was created specifically for churches and schools. The story is about a family of siblings who own a Christmas tree farm. Each year, the siblings collect shoe donations that get placed onto the Christmas trees as decorations, and then donate them to people in need. The musical centers on a school field trip to the Christmas Shoe Tree farm. It is an inspiring story about how a community can come together in a unique and powerful way to truly make a difference…one pair of shoes at a time. This holiday musical is lots of fun, with colorful characters and excellent music. See below for a special giving opportunity tied to the message of this musical. For more information, please email katie@fccnapa.org.

2017 Christmas Giving Program – Family to Family

This year, First Christian School will partner with First Christian Church and the Napa Salvation Army to support 30-40 families directly or indirectly affected by the recent fires. The Salvation Army is already actively supporting these families, and the First Christian community will join in this unique “Family to Family” effort. FCS families will be asked to purchase $25 gift cards from Payless Shoe Source and/or Famous Footwear to go toward the program. These gift cards will be combined with similar gift cards (from other retailers) donated by the FCC community. 100% of these donations will go directly to the affected families. The giving period for FCS families will begin on Monday, November 20th and end on Friday, December 8th.  We will also provide an extended giving period for families who wish to present gift cards following the K-8 Christmas Program on December 8th.  Gift cards collected between December 11th and December 15th will be presented to the Napa Salvation Army to go toward their broader outreach efforts. We encourage everyone to share the love and generosity of Jesus through this special giving program. For more information, please email katie@fccnapa.org.