Columbus Christian School News
January 4, 2019
A Note From Mrs. Donnell
With the start of a new year do you need a “Resolution” or a “Revolution”? Resolutions seem to fall away by the end of January, but what about a Revolution?
Though I am desperate to be transformed. No, I don’t need another New Year’s resolution that will leave me unchanged. What I need is a revolution. That’s the word.
It came to me clearly as I was carefully packing and cleaning up from Christmas and preparing for a new year. I don’t need another resolution… and I don’t need more resolve. What I need is more of Jesus. Not a resolution that I make, but a revolution that He makes… in me. Christ in me, revolting against me in this world. His power revolutionizing my weakness. His transforming purpose prevailing over all my plans in the new year. What I need in 2019 is a total Jesus-revolution, way down deep in my fibers. Down in my habits too; my eating and my shopping and the time I spend on social media. I need Jesus’ strength revolting against all of the areas of my life where I’ve been too weak for far too long!
My weakness stops me from turning resolutions into a reformed life. But the revolution power of Christ reforms and transforms me day-by-day-by-day, for 365 days as I learn to seek Him first.
I’m reminded of 2 Corinthians 12:9: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me”. That’s what I’m doing at the start of 2019, and I’m inviting you to do the same.
Boast in the One who has the power to completely revolutionize your life this year. Here at the start of 2019, let’s revolt against all of the things we’ve been running to for comfort, when we could have been (should have been) running to the Comforter. Let’s revolt against our tendency to self-medicate with online shopping and run instead to the Great Physician. Do you see what I’m saying? We can make resolutions to stop spending and stop eating and start working out, but we’re simply too weak and lack the resolve to make it work. We don’t need another resolution, we need a revolution of Christ’s power in us as we begin a new year, eagerly anticipating radical transformation!
Courtesy of: Daily Devotionals from Girlfriends in God
Looking Back...Pep Rally Pictures
This month our CCS MS/HS will be learning what it looks like to practice KINDNESS fearlessly. Please join us in encouraging your student(s) when they demonstrate this "focus-fruit" at home!
We are excited to see how the Holy Spirit will transform the hearts and minds of these young fruit-bearers!
Congrats to the Lady Crusaders on winning 2018 Lady Eagles Invitational Tournament!
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Join us in celebrating the faithful service of Jon Markland, who recently retired as Business Manager for East Columbus Christian Church and Columbus Christian School. We are thankful for the people the Lord has brought into His service!
How's the transition going?
Reduce your school tuition for 2019-20
If you do any of the following:
- purchase gas, food, clothing
- eat out
- shop Amazon.com
- purchase gifts for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.
- go on Vacations
- work on your car and purchase parts
- purchase materials or tools for big home improvement projects
It's really simple. All you do is purchase gift cards (called SCRIP cards) through CCS. Order through the office by Tuesday mornings or order SCRIP online...anytime! Call Tammy Harvey, Financial Secretary at (812) 372-3780 to get the enrollment code for ordering online. Start saving on next years tuition today!
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2018-19 Year Calendar, FAQ Sheet, Volunteer Background Check, Family Covenant, Internet & Electronic Device User Agreement, Student Handbook and more.
Report Cards Go Home
Tuesday, January 8
100th Day Chapel
Wednesday, January 16
CCS Board Meeting
Thursday, January 17 / 6:30PM
Retirement Party for Jon Markland, Business Manager
Sunday, January 20 / 3-5:30PM
MLK Day - School is in session
Monday, January 21
All-School Skate Party
Thursday, January 31
Valentine's Day Sale
Mid Term Ends
Friday, February 8
2 HR Delay for Staff Development
Tuesday, February 12
PTF Quarterly Meeting
Thursday, February 21 / 3:30PM
CCS Board Meeting
Thursday, February 21 / 6:30PM
The Amazing Chemistry Show
Sunday, February 17 / 2:00-5:00pm
If you are between the ages of 1-101, you will enjoy The Amazing Chemistry Show & Family Experience. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join you.
2:00-4:00pm Family Experience - Explore over 150 science experiences with your family featuring: rockets, magnets, electricity, slime and more!
4:00-5:00pm The Amazing Chemistry Show - Be amazed and entertained by explosions, foam, liquid nitrogen and glow in the dark fun that will captivate adults and kids alike while Josh Denhart shares the love God has for them.
For more information, contact First Christian Church at 812-379-4491 or view the information on their website at: https://fccoc.org/ministries/childrens
Free Resource: Avoiding Chore Wars
Focus on the Family
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