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Tomorrow at Pender ~ The Second Sunday of Advent ~ December 6, 2020

Spiritual Sunday — Happy 2nd Week of Advent!

On this second Sunday of Advent, as we think about the coming of Christ, we light the purple candle of peace. We take time to reflect on God’s peace that he supplies to us without end in Jesus.

 

Also tomorrow:

 

First Sunday of the month1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Location: Pender United Methodist Church, 12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA US 22033

Outdoor Communion will be held for the Traditional Service at 1:00 pm.

Communion will be held for the Common Ground Contemporary Service at 2:00 pm.

At 3:00 pm there will be a Live Stream Communion for those who cannot attend the Outdoor Communion.  No signup necessary but please have grape juice and bread ready.

Please note that communion services cannot be recorded for later viewing.

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Posted by on December 5, 2020 in Advent, Holidays, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest, Videos

 

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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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Pender Advent Calendar for 2020

 

The 2020 Pender UMC Advent calendar contains images, video and text for each day of Advent.

Check it out each day for family activities, Advent information, music or just for fun.

 

 
 

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Sunday November 29 Is the Beginning of Advent

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Sunday, November 29, 2020  is the First Sunday in Advent.

The first Candle of the Advent Wreath is lit on the first Sunday of Advent, on November 29 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?

 

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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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