One of the least understood Christian days of the year. Chuck provides some insight while having an epiphany of his own.
On December 21 at 1:30PM, the Pender UMC Choir traditionally sings for the Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie) Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery.
One of the songs we traditionally sing at this service – “Under His Wings” – was composed in memory of the victims. It can be heard in the videos below.
A few years ago was the 25th anniversary of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. A C-Span video of the anniversary event
Another video from the anniversary year:
For full remarks about the anniversary service, including speaker’s notes, please see https://www.victimsofpanamflight103.org/events/2013/arlington
Here’s a timeline of the terrible event on December 21, 1988:
Extraordinary Response Pan Am 103
Sunday, December 3, 2017 is the First Sunday in Advent.
The first Candle of the Advent Wreath is lit on the first Sunday of Advent, on December 3 this year. It is called the Prophecy Candle and reminds us that Jesus’ coming was prophesied hundreds of years before He was born. The candle’s purple color represents Christ’s royalty as the King of Kings.
Suggested Bible Reading: Luke 1:26-38
Chuck Knows Church — ADVENT WREATH. Four candles in a circle with a big one in the middle? Yep, take a moment and learn the basics about the advent wreath. And why is the pink candle…pink?
Daylight Saving Time 2017 ends for the year so the clock change for the fall takes place this morning at 2 a.m. Daylight Saving Time 2017 seems overdue, but it is the same time each year.
The clock changes on the first Sunday in November. Daylight Saving Time starts on the second Sunday in March each year.
And, time to sing again…
Last week’s sermon:
Flea Market and Boutique Set Up Begins today.
Please join us this Sunday, September 17th, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11am Worship Services.
Pastor Dan will begin a new sermon series based on our church-wide study, “Solve: Finding God’s Solutions in a World of Problems” and their first sermon in the series is entitled “Problemists” (Nehemiah 1:1-11).
Turning Point Youth Group for 7th – 12th Grades
All 7th through 12th graders are invited to bring their friends to Youth Group every Sunday at 6:30pm (dinner will be provided).
All parents of teenagers are invited to a parents meeting regarding our Turning Point Youth Group on September 17th at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall.
WFCM’s Current Request for Donations:
All donations may be left in the blue grocery cart located in the coat rack area. Financial contributions are also accepted (cash, check or through our website). Please mark your tax deductible donation “WFCM Food Pantry.” This will be recorded on your giving statement.
Please note: We do not accept any items that have been opened.