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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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Can You Cross Stitch?

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Do you do counted cross stitch patterns?  

We need help making our new chrismons for the Sanctuary Christmas tree.  Patterns and all materials needed to complete the chrismons will be supplied.  Pattern sizes are no larger than 6″ x 4.5″ and are 14 ct fabric.

If you would like to help with this project , please stop by the Church Office or email Joyce Munt.

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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