Pender Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019
Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth
2019 VBS THEME
Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love in the 2019 Holy Land Adventure Vacation Bible School.
This year, we’re mixing it up and trying a new type of VBS schedule – Sunday afternoons from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m., with a family dinner to follow each week. Your child will experience four (4) rotations each Sunday, including Craft, Music, Recreation, and Story Telling/Bible Lesson along with an Opening Rally Kick Off each week. VBS will be held on these four consecutive Sundays:
VBS will be open to Pre-K (potty-trained ages 3 & 4), and children who will be rising Kindergarten to 6thGrades in the 2019-2020 school year.
VBS is $30 per child (third child’s registration is FREE).
Pender UMC does offer scholarships to families in need, please contact Adrienne Teague (email@example.com) for more information.
Deadline to register is July 21.
Elizabeth Snader, MDiv
Director of Children and Youth Ministries
Trinity Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday after Pentecost, reminding us of the three different ways we experience the one God whom we worship. We worship God the Creator; we worship Jesus who experienced the life of a human; and we worship the way that God works within us – the Holy Spirit.
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Seen any symbols of fire around your sanctuary?
Do you know what’s the second most important day of the Christian year?
Chuck messes with candles again and explains Pentecost.
Pentecost is a Christian holy day that celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit 40 days after Easter. Some Christian denominations consider it the birthday of the Christian church and celebrate it as such.
Originally, Pentecost was a Jewish holiday held 50 days after Passover. One of three major feasts during the Jewish year, it celebrated Thanksgiving for harvested crops. However, Pentecost for Christians means something far different.
Before Jesus was crucified, he told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would come after him:
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:16–18
And 40 days after Jesus was resurrected (10 days after he ascended into heaven), that promise was fulfilled when Peter and the early Church were in Jerusalem for Pentecost.