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Tomorrow at Pender ~ The Second Sunday of Advent ~ December 8, 2019

Please join us this Sunday in worship at our 10:00 am Christmas Cantata

“Prepare the way for the coming of the Lord!
Prepare the way…Rejoice!”

You’re invited to experience the Christmas story through music! The Pender Sanctuary Choir will present their Christmas Cantata, “Night of the Father’s Love”, which tells the story of the events surrounding Jesus’ birth through narrative and song.

Described as “The awe and mystery of God with us,” the Cantata presentation will take place during a combined worship service at 10 a.m.

Also Sunday at 5:00 PM

Christmas bells are ringing! You’re invited to a program of beautiful Christmas music performed by the Pender UMC Handbell Choirs. All of Pender’s handbell choirs will be featured, including children and adults.

Cookies, coffee, and other refreshments will be provided in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the concert.

All are welcome for a night of ringing in Christmas cheer! No RSVP required.

Christmas Events at Pender

 

 

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Pender’s Chrismon Tree

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Chrismon Tree. Did you know that Pender has a Chrismon Tree in the sanctuary during Advent and at Christmas time?

Do you know what do those symbols mean on the tree? Who made them and why?

Ornaments made from Christian symbols (or Chrismons, a contraction for ‘Christ monograms’) were first developed by Frances Spencer and the women of the Ascension Lutheran Church in Danville, VA. Many churches display a Chrismon tree during the Advent and Christmas season decorated with handmade ornaments.

Pender’s ornaments were made by our Prayer Shawl Ministry in 2013 (At that time, it was called Casting God’s Love).  This is a sample of what they made using a technique called counted cross stitch:

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In the video below, Chuck talks about the Chrismon Tree.

 

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Christmas Eve at Pender UMC

‘Twas the night before Christmas…and the people were celebrating Jesus’ birthday!

You’re invited to spend your Christmas Eve at Pender UMC as we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Messiah, the Savior of the World, with candlelight, Christmas carols, and the incredible story of his arrival on Earth.

Pender’s children’s choirs will present their Christmas musical “The Legend of the Christmas King” at the 5:30 family service. Kid-friendly glow sticks will stand in for our candlelight!

The 7:30 and 11:00 p.m. services will include carols, candlelight, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. Catharine Guest.

All are welcome; come as you are! Learn more about all of Pender’s Christmas and December events online: http://www.penderumc.org/christmas2018

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.'” ~Luke 2:10-11

 

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Carols, Cookies, and Coffee

 

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Epiphany January 6, 2018

Chuck Knows Church

 

 

One of the least understood Christian days of the year. Chuck provides some insight while having an epiphany of his own.

 

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Register NOW for Kids Day Out

 

Send your kids to Pender UMC for a morning of Christmas story time, crafts, and fun!

Open to all children age 3 (must be potty trained) through 6th grade. Cost is $10 per child, $20 per family.

Register by December 3 to participate: http://www.penderumc.org/pender-rocks

 

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Merry Christmas!

 

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December 25, Christmas Morning

One Unified Service at 10:00 am

A service of Lessons and Carols

Listen to past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Christmas Begins With Christ

 

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