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December 18, 2020
Happy Holidays from PMFS
We’re all excited to start the winter break. The PMFS staff sends you warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season, filled with peace, joy and special moments with those you love. Here is what we’re looking forward to. (How about you?)
Kate loves making and collecting ornaments. Try your own hand at making some, using this link for ideas. Joyce loves making snowflakes every winter, both at school and at home. You can find some simple instructions and patterns to get you started at KinderArt.com and FirstPalette.com. Brenda is hoping to crochet mittens while watching holiday movies. If you want to start on crafts with yarn, try this finger knitting tutorial.
Listening to Seasonal Music
Tamika loves to listen to A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Vince Guaraldi. Click here to listen to it yourself. Varley enjoys traditional traditional old-fashioned Christmas tunes, like Robert Shaw Choral Christmas Hymns and Carols.
Both Susan and Maura associate baking with this season and have lots of recipes they are fond of. Susan shared this Gingerbread Cookie recipe. Maura likes when she has lots of helping hands to double recipes, like these Traditional Mexican Wedding Cookies. Hint: she uses this recipe with pecans and adds a half teaspoon of almond extract.
Leann is looking forward to playing games and doing puzzles with friends and family. And she is glad for time to catch up on readings by the inspiring author Nicole Cordoza at www.antiracismdaily.com. Varley is happy to be able to dig into reading lists and books put out in the the University of Pennsylvania’s Educator’s Playbook The Best Books for Young Readers of 2020.
Kelly remembers tracking Santa when she was little and she still keeps tabs on the big guy today with her family. NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) tracks him each year at noradsanta.org.
You are Invited to Spend Christmas Eve with Plymouth Monthly Meeting
Candlelight Vigil — 5pm
The Candlelight Vigil will be held along the wall in front of the Meeting House. On this night before the celebration of the birth of Jesus, this vigil stands witness to the peace that is possible as we live into the simple basic second commandment to love one another – no exceptions.
- Bring your own candles or use one that will be provided.
- Everyone must wear a mask & remain at an appropriate distance (6 to 10 feet) to those who are not a part of your family. Although we miss being with one another, please use the distance from one another as an act of love not separation.
Carols — 7pm (Zoom)
Closing Worship, after Carols
As caroling draws to a close, you are invited to turn down your lights a bit and join in prayerful worship. Join in a time of lifting up prayers of thanksgiving, joy, and longing for eternal love and peace that mends and heals our society as we reach out to care for one another – near and far. In the manner of Friends, all are welcome to offer your prayers by un-muting your audio as you are moved to speak.
May the eternal promise of this season bring hope and courage for the year to come.
Monday, December 21-Friday, January 8
Winter Break — School Closed
Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 15
Classes resume virtually
Monday, January 18
MLK Day of Justice & Service — School Closed
Tuesday, January 19
Classes resume in person
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