December 7, 2018

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Look for our float with our 100 year banner. We need families to walk along the side of the float in the parade and help spread the Joy of Christmas and the excitement about our 100 year anniversary in 2019! MORE INFO BELOW...

  • When: December 8th at 9:30 am.
  • Where: South on Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park. Please be aware that Broadway and many of the streets surrounding the parade route area will be closed at 8:00 a.m.

BE A PART OF OUR FLOAT IN THE PARADE! As a kick-off to our 100th year in Escondido, we are inviting you to join us in the annual Jaycees Parade! We need as many people as possible to walk behind our float in the parade as “angels.” (Please note - ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ADULT) Here’s the info:

MEET: On North Broadway in front of Escondido High School Football Stadium. (The float will be parked near the stadium)

TIME TO BE THERE: 7:30 AM (NO LATER THAN 7:55 AM) Someone can drop you off to ease parking.

BRING: Wear WHITE TOP and if you have wings bring them. We will have halos, horns, and pom-poms for you.

PARADE ENDS: At Grape Day Park about 12:00. There are activities at the park after the parade if you’d like to stay.

QUESTIONS? Contact Helena Isbell at 760-310-1566

Don’t forget to save the date - May 19th is when we will celebrate our 100th anniversary. Keep an eye open for more information on our celebration!

"The Night Shift Before Christmas," Our Middle School Christmas Program is Next Wednesday!

Wednesday, December 12th at 9:00 AM and 6:30 PM

Join us for Dinner at 5:30 and help our 7th grade earn their way to DC next year. We will be serving Pizza, salad/carrots and soda or water. Click HERE or on the photos to reserve your dinners.

The Advent Wreath (2nd week in Advent)

Every week in chapel our students light a candle on the Advent Wreath and hear what each candle symbolizes. As each candle is lighted, we gain excitement of our Savior's birth. We thought you would like to know about it too....

History. The concept of the Advent wreath originated among German Lutherans in the 16th Century. However, it was not until three centuries later that the modern Advent wreath took shape.

Lighting of the Advent Wreath & Prayer

1st Candle - (purple or blue) Prophets’/Prophecy Candle - Hope & Expectation [Isaiah Prophecies of Messiah]

2nd Candle (purple or blue) Bethlehem Candle - Faith [Micah - Faith for the Journey to Bethlehem]

3rd Candle - (pink) - Shepherds Candle - Joy [Lowly lifted up / Mary & Shepherds]

4th Candle - (purple or blue) Angels’ Candle - Peace [Message from the skies: Peace!]

5th Candle - (white, in center) Christ or Jesus Candle - Light & Life / Purity [Jesus is the Life and Light of the World / Takes Away the Sin and Darkness of the World]

PARENTS - Here are some great tips from Screenagers, especially for Christmas...

Students can spend Christmas break with awesome animals!

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Winter break Critter Camp takes place from 12/24-28 (closed on 12/25) and 12/31-1/04 (closed 1/01) and is perfect for students in Preschool – 6th grade. Kids will experience hands-on animal encounters with a variety of species, create crafts, play games, and find out what winter means for animals! You can register for one day or come for multiple; we also offer extended care hours, lunch options, and have scholarships and discounts available. Click here to register now!

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7th Graders - Will Work 4 U!

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Christmas Shopping? Here are a Few Ways to Give to Grace too!

Adopt A Family for Christmas

A tradition at Grace is the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Tree. This is a special tree in the welcome center decorated with “ornaments” reflecting the needs of a family that may be going through tough times and could use a little Christ Child cheer. If you would like to help someone in this situation, please choose an ornament from the tree and follow the instruction inside. For more information, please contact Yoke: or 760-745-0831

Grandparents/Grand Friends Day

Be sure to find information in your special delivery envelope on Grandparents/Grand Friends Day. SAVE THE DATE ~ February 1, 2019