“The End of an Era”
Every week day morning around the church involves the delightful process of watching young children charging in for their exciting morning of preschool and the often much slower walk of parents and grandparents trying to keep up and helping to carry bags, supplies, and sometimes even clothing for these cherubs eagerly awaiting this opportunity for learning and enjoying wonderful friendships. Even before the students arrive their teachers are upstairs preparing for the day with joy, optimism, and a dab of grace knowing that these young gifts of God are being entrusted into their care and tutelage one more time. Each morning is different and each morning is the same as this routine unfolds with no expectation of anything more than more to come tomorrow.
Unfortunately, May 17 will be the last day of this routine. Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool has been educating the youngest of our community for 46 years. With the changes in our community, the increased opportunities provided in the public schools, and the ever changing expectations of one or both parents of the families around us; providing preschool services has become an impossibility at least at this time.
I invite you to two celebrations of the preschool happening in the near future. This Sunday, May 1, there will be a reception gathering from 3:00 to 5:00 under the big tent by the playground of current and past students and teachers. Our second time of celebration is at the preschool’s end of the year program and graduation on Tuesday May 17 at 7:00pm in the sanctuary. I encourage everyone able who is able to come enjoy the children’s presentations and support our preschool staff during this important time of completion of such a momentous school year.
Thank you Shawnee Presbyterian Church for such wonderful support of this program throughout these 46 years. Thank you Shawnee Presbyterian Preschool for brightening each of our days over and over again. Thank you God for your blessings and guidance in providing this ministry. What comes next is yet to be seen. Now it is time to celebrate our successes and accomplishments. Now as always it is time to trust that God has everything and everyone in a plan we must wait to see unfold once again.
In Ministry Together,
– Pastor Craig
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens”. Ecclesiastes 3:1
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