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Activities for Children at Pender UMC

Our goal is that all children will know and experience the love of God, and then extend that love to others.

Follow: We want those who are teaching and spending time with children at Pender to be followers of Jesus, who then teach children how to also be followers.

Reach: Our desire is for God to reach your child in a unique and meaningful way. This may come through some of our various Children’s Ministry events and activities, or through the loving community of Pender.

Transform: Ultimately, a relationship with Jesus changes lives. Living in the love that God has for us is a true gift and often times transforms the way in which we live.

 

We have activities for children during COVID!

Every Sunday

There are two Children’s Sunday School Classes meeting on Zoom at 10:00 am.

Contact the webmaster for the links.

Children’s Church– During the 9 :00 and 11:15 am services we have a children’s message within each service specifically for kids!

 

Every weekday

The Pender Hill School is open.

More information here: https://www.penderumc.org/pender-hill-school/

 

Every Friday

Fun with Music. Music and fellowship for children (ages 0-5) and their parents and/or guardians. Contact the webmaster for more information.

 

March 21, 2021

The final How to Draw Session.

David Raich has been offering How To Draw lessons for children from Pre-K through 6th Grade.

Join us for the final class at 1pm on Sunday, March 21! Sign up at How to Draw Class

 

April 3, Easter Egg-stravaganza

The youth are hosting the Easter Egg-stravaganza for the church this year! It’s going to be a day where the youth are serving our community by hosting a fun event for the kiddos!

Check in starts at 12:45pm and the event runs from 1pm-2:30pm.

 

Starting after Easter

Children’s in-person Chime Group led by Brian Stevenson.

 

April 19, 2021

Children’s Storytime with Miss Ann and Mr Jim from 1-2 pm. In the parking lot.

 

May 17, 2021

Children’s Storytime with Miss Ann and Mr Jim from 1-2 pm. In the parking lot.

 

June 21-25, 2021
VBS (Vacation Bible School) Mystery Island

More information coming soon!

 

In case you missed it:

Our second “Pender Talk” webinar was February 24, 2021.  Dr. K. Drew Baker told us about the difficulties children are facing during this pandemic.

He shared how to help children now, as well as how to help them get ready to go back to school face to face.

 

 

When we are COVID-free, Pender offers numerous activities for children of all ages:

Sunday worship (All ages!) – At Pender children are encouraged and invited to participate in worship at church.

Sunday School (newborn- 6th grade) – on Sunday morning, at 10:15, we offer Sunday school for children 2 years old through 6th grade. They are in classes with friends that are around the same age as them so they can learn more about God’s love together. We are currently using Orange Curriculum which is amazing! Their goal is to connect the church and family together to deepen the faith of children!

Sunday Morning Nursery– Babies up to 2 years old are welcome in the nursery during the 9:00 and the 11:15 am service. The nursery provides a warm and loving environment for the children. We also have a pager system to ensure safety and communication with parents. We also have the nursery open during other worship services that Pender offers.

Children’s Church– During the 9 :00 service we have a children’s message within the service specifically for kids! After this time of learning, children 2 years old through second grade are welcome to go downstairs for Children’s church.

Jesus Loves You (JLU) (4th – 6th graders) – On the second Sunday of every month JLU meets and has a time of fellowship, learning, and fun together! They meet from 5-7pm and learn more about God together.

 

Other Children’s Ministry experiences at Pender:
Children’s Choirs and Bell groups
Scouting at Pender
Summer camps info

Pender offers various camps throughout the summer for children.of varying ages.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

(2 years old -6thgrade)

Pender Hill Preschool

(18 months – 5 years)

 

Family Events:

Pender is dedicated to having family events throughout the year where the whole family can come and experience God’s love and fellowship with others together.

Some of our annual events include:

Movie Nights – Throughout the Year

Cabin Fever Party – February

Easter Event – April

Pender Rocks the Block – September

A Night in Bethlehem – December

SAFETY

All teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check and complete Child Protection Training. In addition, all teacher helpers must attend training.

 

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Kids Night Out at Pender ~ October 24

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Pender parents are invited to drop off your kids ages 3-12 yrs. for a fun night of children’s activities, dinner and a movie at Pender while you go on a date with your special someone or just take time off to unwind & relax.

Last day to sign up is Oct. 20th.

For more information, click on this link.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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VBS Registration Continues!

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Pender’s 2014 summer Vacation Bible School will be held July 7-11, from 9:00 to 12:00 each morning,

VBS is open to children ages 3 through 6th grade (children MUST be potty trained – teachers will NOT change diapers).

Online registration began April 1, 2013 and will run to June 15, 2013 or when 250 children have registered, whichever comes first. 

If you would like to help or have questions, please contact Jami Flemmons.

Registration directions.

Sign into, or register for, My Pender Page

Click on Home; My Overview; Available Registrations.
Note: There are 3 registration forms for VBS this year. Choose the age group for your child.

registration1 Registration2

Alternate registration:

Form for Pre-K 3 year olds, limited to 15 children

Form for Pre-K 4 year olds, limited to 15 children

The form for all other children, grades K through 6

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC

 

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Vacation Bible School Registration is open!

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Pender’s 2014 summer Vacation Bible School will be held July 7-11, from 9:00 to 12:00 each morning,

VBS is open to children ages 3 through 6th grade (children MUST be potty trained – teachers will NOT change diapers).

Online registration began April 1, 2013 and will run to June 15, 2013 or when 250 children have registered, whichever comes first. 

If you would like to help or have questions, please contact Jami Flemmons.

Registration directions.

Sign into, or register for, My Pender Page

Click on Home; My Overview; Available Registrations.
Note: There are 3 registration forms for VBS this year. Choose the age group for your child.

registration1 Registration2

Alternate registration:

Form for Pre-K 3 year olds, limited to 15 children

Form for Pre-K 4 year olds, limited to 15 children

The form for all other children, grades K through 6

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2014 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC

 

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Kids’ Easter Event

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Please join us for the Pender UMC Kids’ Easter Event on Monday April 14th at 10 am.

We will be enjoying an Easter story, crafts and egg hunts for kids up to 12 years old.

There is no fee for this event; please RSVP by clicking on the link below to help us prepare for your kids!

Register for the 2014 Kids’ Easter Event here.

 

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