Paradise Place Community Preschool is the Mission/Outreach effort of UCC that is perhaps closest to the hearts of our congregation, and certainly closest physically to UCC. It is right across the street.
This preschool was started in the back room of UCC in 1988. Through the generosity and hard work of UCC members, the school moved to its new building on land owned by UCC in 2001 and the preschool continues to be closely allied with UCC.
In order to allow more members of the congregation to learn about the preschool, we have been inviting someone from UCC to spend about an hour on the first Wednesday morning of each month going to each of the four classrooms to read a story to the children. Everyone who has done this reports that it was a lot of fun. The children love having a visitor, and the readers have enjoyed the brief experience of being back in a preschool classroom.
So come on moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, former preschool teachers and others. Spend an hour meeting the children of Crested Butte. Please sign up on the sheet that is in the narthex, or send an email to Kate Vogel (firstname.lastname@example.org). As of now the available dates are March 7, April 4 and May 2.