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How to Draw Classes

How to Draw Classes


Pender’s Children’s Ministry Leader David Raich is offering How To Draw lessons for children from Pre-K through 6th Grade. Join us on select Sundays at 1pm!


There will be two How to Draw events this month with more added next month:

January 17 – “Winter Town”
January 31 – “Valentine theme”

Both events will start at 1 pm and for no longer than an hour.

Children minimal requirements: must be able to follow directions and know basic shapes of the alphabet!

Parental involvement as parent knows their own child and needs best.

**Supplies needed – At least an 8.5 X 11 paper to draw on and parent/kid choice of markers, crayons or colored pencils.

***We will CAP the event at 20 live feeds. Hopefully, this will reduce lag time and other technical disturbances.

More information and signup link at


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Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ Celebration of Children


Sing ‘n Celebrate Celebration of Children at October 1 at 5:00

Save this date for your family’s opportunity to hear Pender kids sharing about the beautiful story of “Good Good Father” — which will leave your children with a greater understanding of who God is and of who they are because they are loved by Him.

We read in Matthew 7:12 – “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you”, which is commonly known as the Golden Rule.

This statement, as Jesus formulated it, is the foundation of active goodness and mercy — the kind of love God shows to us every day.

We have a special opportunity next Sunday to be witness to our children and grandchildren demonstrating in words and acting this type of love.


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Blessing of the Backpacks Sunday August 27, 2017



August 27th at all 3 Services   (8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 am)

All children are invited to bring their backpacks to one of the services on Sunday, August 27th, to have their backpacks blessed for the new school year and to receive a surprise.


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Posted by on August 26, 2017 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Child Protection Policy 2017 – It’s a New Year!

Child Protection Policy


New Volunteers who work with children must:

(1) View the CPP Training Presentation

(2) Complete the Initial Training Form

(3) Read the Policy

(4) Complete the CPP Application and Annual Renewal Form.

Returning Volunteers must:

(1) Read the Policy

(2) Complete the CPP Application and Annual Renewal Form.

The CPP policy, training & all forms can be found on our website by clicking on this link or you can search for CPP in the search box in the upper right corner of the home page. You will be able to view and/or download the policy and print out the applicable forms.

Return completed forms to the box at the Sign-Up Center in the church lobby. There is an informational letter as well as all necessary CPP forms located in the lobby.

If you are a cluster lead or heading up a youth program, please use the informational letter as a reference.

After March 1st, if you haven’t completed your forms, you will no longer be able to volunteer with children.If you have any questions contact Heather Amos.

Please know that the safety of our children is the reason the policy exists. Thank you for your time and talents given to the children’s programs of Pender UMC.


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Sing ‘n Celebrate at 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary



Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind. 

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.




Join us for an opportunity to show appreciation for the Pender kids who will share with us portions of Sarah Young’s version of “Jesus Calling” which has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids can relate to their everyday lives.  Our Worship Leader is selecting songs which can easily be enjoyed by both kids and adults, also.


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