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A Webinar on Pandemic Fatigue

Dear Members and Friends of Pender United Methodist Church,


On Wednesday, January 27 at 7pm,  I’ll be hosting Dr. Joe Hart who will give a presentation on “Pandemic Fatigue” for the first of several “Pender Talks”.  You can participate simply by clicking on the link (if you need a passcode, it’s 31357 As time allows, Dr. Hart will answer questions you may have.  


Dr. Hart is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and the Marshall University School of Medicine.  He has been an MD for four years.  In June, he will complete his residency in Psychiatry at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY.  He considers Virginia to be his home and is a lifelong Christian.  


Come hear about how to improve your own resilience as well as ways to help others! I hope to “see you there”.

Grace and Peace,
Rev. Will White, Lead Pastor of Pender UMC
p.s.  Feel free to forward this email to others who may be interested.  

 
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Follow Me!

Rev. Will White continues his series “Follow Me!”

The Third Message will be “Follow Me” based on Jonah 3:1-5101 Corinthians 7:29-31 and Mark 1:14-20

How do we convince people that following Jesus is not simply about a state of being, but a call to doing? Certainly, there is a need for training, for preparation, for growing as disciples; but the end is always an outward focus, always looking for ways to connect, to widen the net.

Bulletins

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If you know someone unable to watch or listen to the Traditional service on a computer or device, they may use any phone to listen to the audio at 1-571-200-7103

Each Sunday service is available for about a week, then the latest takes its place.

Sunday online services are:

 

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Anything Good from the series Follow Me!

Rev. Will White continues his series “Follow Me!”

The Second Message will be “Anything Good”based on 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and John 1:43-51

“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” That’s our guiding phrase from our gospel text for this week. “Anything good?” Surely you can hear how that sounds. Surely in our contentious environment, you hear the presupposition behind the sarcasm. You can hear the prejudice tucked away in such an innocuous joke. 

We are potentially dealing with some difficult topics this week. They are not difficult because they are complicated but because they are threatening. And personal. And most folk have some pretty entrenched positions on race and ethnicity..

Invite a friend to watch! 

As always, please like, comment, and share on Facebook

Please subscribe and comment on YouTube!

If you know someone unable to watch or listen to the Traditional service on a computer or device, they may use any phone to listen to the audio at 1-571-200-7103

Each Sunday service is available for about a week, then the latest takes its place.

Sunday online services are:

 

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How to Draw Classes

How to Draw Classes

 

Pender’s Children’s Ministry Leader David Raich is offering How To Draw lessons for children from Pre-K through 6th Grade. Join us on select Sundays at 1pm!

 

There will be two How to Draw events this month with more added next month:

January 17 – “Winter Town”
January 31 – “Valentine theme”

Both events will start at 1 pm and for no longer than an hour.

Children minimal requirements: must be able to follow directions and know basic shapes of the alphabet!

Parental involvement as parent knows their own child and needs best.

**Supplies needed – At least an 8.5 X 11 paper to draw on and parent/kid choice of markers, crayons or colored pencils.

***We will CAP the event at 20 live feeds. Hopefully, this will reduce lag time and other technical disturbances.

More information and signup link at https://www.penderumc.org/event/2021-01-17-how-to-draw/

 

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Epiphany 2021

 

Christmas is not just one day, but a season of twelve days from sunset Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) through Epiphany.

 

The twelfth day of Christmas, Epiphany, an even more ancient Christian celebration than Christmas, originally focused on the nativity, God’s incarnation (God made flesh) in the birth of Jesus Christ and Christ’s baptism. Today, it commemorates the visiting of the Christ Child by the Magi (Wise Men) with their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

 

 

What does Melchior know about the Savior’s birth? Worship with us on Sunday, January 3, at 11:15 am or 9am to find out!

 

Epiphany – the day we celebrate the divine revelation of Christ to those beyond the Jewish nation. We think of Epiphany as the day we remember the coming of the wise men to worship the Christ child and we think immediately of camels, the star, and strange gifts – but is that all there is to the account? Of course not! There is so much more – join us Sunday as we consider how the movers and shakers in the 1st century CE responded to the heavenly sign of the presence of the Son of God among us. How would we respond? How DO we respond?

 

 

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