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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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Prayer Shawl Ministry News

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prayer-shawl1The Prayer Shawl Ministry (formerly Casting God’s Love) has been busy!

Here is a picture of a recently completed lapghan, held by Mary Ann Hinkle and Betty Kelly.

Someone donated several of the squares to the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  Mary Ann Hinkle finished the rest of the squares and sewed them together.

It is very warm and will make a wonderful gift to someone needing comfort.

 


In addition, the picture below shows a triangle shawl created by Ruth Haynie and modeled by Sue Pierce.  This shawl has already been delivered and is currently providing comfort and support.

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prayer-shawl3Here is another shawl crocheted by Ruth, with Mary Lou and Sue as the models.


If you would like to have your completed shawl shown on the website, please send your picture to Sue LeStrange at lestrangesue@gmail.com.

We continue to meet 6:30-7:30 PM each Wednesday this summer.  Join us!

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Photos

 

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Thank you!

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Thanks to all who graciously knitted and crocheted scarves for our deployed military service members.

What a blessing these will be to the service members who will receive them in holiday care packages (sent out via Operation Gratitude at the end of this month).

 

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Casting God’s Love Ministry

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Please return all finished chrismons to the Church Office by THIS  SUNDAY, September 29th.  If you fee you cannot finish by this date,  please let Priscilla know. 
Mark your calendar and please join us on Sunday, Oct. 13 and Oct 27. at 1:30 pm in Room 200 to help stuff the finished chrismons.

Also, if you would like to knit or crochet prayer shawls, lapghans and other projects for our ministry, contact Priscilla here .  
Please join us at 6:30 pm on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month in Room 200 (or you can work at home at your own pace.) 

 

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Bless Our Military Service Members

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CASTING GOD’S LOVE FOR DEPLOYED MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS

Love to knit or crochet? Have a heart for our military service members?

scarfPlease pick up some yarn in the basket near the coat racks and make a hand made scarf for holiday care packages going out via Operation Gratitude.

Crochet and knit patterns provided as a handout near the basket.  Feel free to attach a tag with encouraging words or your email address.

Finished Items will be collected at the end of October. Questions?  Contact Kay Creel or Priscilla Van Steelant

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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