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Learn to Ring!

Learn to Ring!
  • Ever wonder what it feels like to hold a handbell?
  • Do you like the beautiful sound they make?
  • Would you like to learn how to ring?
  • Do you want to have fun?
Ages 7 and up are invited to join us on September 3rd at 12 – 1pm in the Sanctuary for “Learn to Ring.”
There is NO obligation to join one of our fabulous handbell choirs.
Come and check out what ringing is all about!
 
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Posted by on September 2, 2017 in Get Involved!, Music Ministry, Pender UMC

 

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Christmas Music, Part 4 – I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

 

“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is a Christmas carol based on the 1863 poem “Christmas Bells” by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The song tells of the narrator’s despair, upon hearing Christmas bells, that “hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth, good will to men”. The carol concludes with the bells carrying renewed hope for peace among mankind.

This version is done by Casting Crowns.  I chose it because the Pender choir sang this on Christmas Eve with past-Associate Pastor Dan Elmore singing the solo…and I fell in love with this version.

As seen on 2008 TBN Christmas special. “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day” is available on Casting Crowns’ Christmas album, Peace On Earth.

More traditionally, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s version:

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
and wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Till ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

And in despair I bowed my head;
“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong,
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2015 in Christmas Music, Holidays, Posts of Interest

 

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Carols, Cookies and Coffee ~ Rescheduled for 12/15/13 at 4:30 pm

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Carols, Cookies and Coffee ~ Tomorrow at 4:30 pm

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Carols, Cookies & Coffee ~ December 8th at 4:30 pm

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Handbells — Chuck Knows Church

Chuck Knows Church

 

 

Ever seen a handbell choir? Ever wondered about their history and place in the church? Well, you’re in for a treat as Chuck explains about handbells.

Join a handbell choir at Pender

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2013 in Chuck Knows Church, Music, Pender UMC, Videos

 

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Music Ministry Kick-Off Dates

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MUSIC MINISTRY KICKOFF DATES:

Sanctuary Choir ~ August 29

Joy and Carillon Ringers ~ September 3

Youth Handbells and Choir ~ September 8

Revelation Ringers ~ September 10

Children’s Handbells and Choir ~ September 12

Youth Orchestra ~ November 3

ALL music ministry registrations are now open!

To register children and youth click here

Adults can sign up by clicking on this link

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC

 

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