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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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Happy New Year, 2021!

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You crown the year with Your goodness,
And Your paths drip with abundance. ~ Psalm 65:11

 

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Watch Night 2020

 

John Wesley believed that Methodists and all Christians, should reaffirm their covenant with God annually, so he created a service in which an individual renews his/her covenant with God.

 

In 1755 Wesley held his first covenant service using words written earlier by Richard Alleine. Wesley published this service in a pamphlet in 1780, and this form was used without alteration for nearly a century in England. It has been modified somewhat in more recent years.

 

The covenant hymn, “Come, Let Us Use the Grace Divine,” was written for this service by Charles Wesley. The service is included in The Book of Worship under the title “An Order of Worship for Such as Would Enter Into or Renew Their Covenant with God–For Use in a Watch Night Service, on the First Sunday of the Year, or Other Occasion.”

 

This covenant service is often used in United Methodism as a Watch Night Service on New Year’s Eve. The covenant service is observed in some local churches on New Year’s Day or on the first Sunday in January. The service focuses on the Christian’s renewing the covenant of response to the grace of God in Christ.

 

 

 

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Just In Time For Christmas

From RevKev, Pender’s Former Associate Pastor – “As it was, so it is, Christmas about Jesus. We are all distracted by the glitz and festivities, but let us hear the sound of Angels and the call to worship our Newborn King.

Just in time for Christmas, a gift from God to you: A baby in a manger who would love us through and through..”

 

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Posted by on December 23, 2020 in Christmas, Christmas Music, Holidays, Music, Pender UMC

 

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