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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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Our Prayer Shawl Ministry is partnering with Pender’s Military Ministry

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We are providing lap afghans for wounded warriors who visit Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, VA. Hand knitted and crocheted lap afghans can be dropped in the camo box located in the Narthex before Feb. 28, 2017.

For questions contact Kay Creel.

God bless all crafty ladies of the church who contribute!

 

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Later Today: Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ Celebrating Military

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November 8th at 5-6pm in the Fellowship Hall

We have been glad to hear that our new earlier hour of meeting is very popular! This upcoming SNC will give all of us the opportunity to express our appreciation for our members of the military.

We not only are inviting all Pender military members to attend this service, but we will also have the privilege of hearing two members of the military share about their experiences in serving our country.

In addition, Kay Creel of Pender’s Military Ministry will present some scarves and lap afghans knitted by our Prayer Shawl Ministry, which will be blessed by Pastor Kenny before being sent to deserving members of the military.

 

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Sing ‘N Celebrate ~ Celebrating Military

honoring-heroes-feature

November 8th @ 5-6pm in the Fellowship Hall

We have been glad to hear that our new earlier hour of meeting is very popular! This upcoming SNC will give all of us the opportunity to express our appreciation for our members of the military.

We not only are inviting all Pender military members to attend this service, but we will also have the privilege of hearing two members of the military share about their experiences in serving our country.

In addition, Kay Creel of Pender’s Military Ministry will present some scarves and lap afghans knitted by our Prayer Shawl Ministry, which will be blessed by Pastor Kenny before being sent to deserving members of the military.

 

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

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Join us Wednesday nights at the church from 6:30 to 7:30pm, starting September 9, as we create shawls, lap afghans, and scarves, which are then given to people in need of prayers and comfort.

Beginning knitters and crocheters are welcome!

If you have any questions, please contact Susan LeStrange.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2015 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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