We wish everyone a blessed holiday and a safer and healthier 2021! Christians celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus, on December 25th. Our Jewish friends celebrated Chanukah/Hanukkah between Dec. 10th – 18th. Hanukkah commemorates the day when the Temple in Jerusalem was rededicated after Jewish warriors defeated the Greek armies. Hanukkah celebrates the triumph of light over darkness. Traditionally on each day of the eight nights, a candle is added to the menorah after sundown, and the ninth candle, known as the shamash or helper is used to light the other candles. Kwanzaa, meaning first fruits, is celebrated this year from Dec. 26th – Jan. 1st. Kwanzaa celebrates African thought, the relationship between each individual, their community and culture, and the importance of family and community.

2020 was a challenging year for our entire world! We pray for healing, safety, and the spread of kindness around the world! Please be thankful for our blessings, read to children, spend quality time with children, and encourage and uplift children. Our best wishes to all!

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