Daily Archives: November 25, 2016

Advent Devotional Materials



Recommended Advent Devotional Materials from Pastor Dan:

  • Top recommendation is written by JD Walt, “Sower-in-Chief” at Seedbed, which is the publishing arm of Asbury Seminary. You can find more details by clicking on this link.
  • If you use the Bible app from You version (available on App and Play stores), go to “Plans,” then in the search box, type in “Advent”. Many available plans should come up. One Pastor Dan recommends that he’s used before is “Rediscovering the Christmas Season” from Life.Church.
  • There is another online devotional called d365, found here. It’s a bit more focused toward youth and young adults, sometimes more obviously so than others. As the season turns to Advent, he expects their devotions will take up the theme as well.
  • Another resource Pastor Dan turned to many years is a book called, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christmas Sermons.” It begins with some of his Advent thoughts and turns to Christmas. If you search for your favorite theologian, or preacher, they might have a similar volume.

Be sure to invite a friend during this Advent/Christmas season as we celebrate “Christmas at the Movies!” Check out the bulletin, weekly email, and cards in the pew racks in the sanctuary for the many events at Pender in the weeks to come as we celebrate Messiah’s incarnation and second coming!

Grace and peace, from Pastor Dan!


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You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but have you heard of #GivingTuesday?  

Since 2012, #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, has become a global movement promoting generosity and charitable giving. It has been using the power of social media and online giving to inspire people to give back. More than 40,000 organizations participate in this annual event and this year Pender will be joining this movement. 

On #GivingTuesday, you can give back to Pender by giving a special gift online.   There are 3 easy options to do so:

  • Go to the Pender website  and follow the Online Giving Link on the right side of the home page.
  • If you have set up a My Pender Page, go to the Pender website at the above address & give through MPP – also located on the home page.
  • Give through the Church Life App if you have it set up on your mobile device.

We’re excited to be a part of this amazing movement. Let’s begin this holiday season by focusing on what really matters.

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