Children's Ministry

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.

Children's Message

Coloring Pages

Preschool (3-6)

Elementary (7 and up)

We will begin face-to-face Sunday School again on August 21st. Until that time, Miss Jane will be running videos that walk children through the Bible with a brief lesson about the Bible, a Bible story.


Pender Sunday School Lesson #7, August 14, 2022

This is Pender’s final video "Walking Through the Bible"!

This is the last video in our Summer Sunday School series! Together we review all the lessons we have learned, take a quick look in the Bible, read our story about the Lost Sheep, and make a fun craft!

This video goes live on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 10 am.


Pender Sunday School Lesson #6, August 7, 2022

This is Pender’s sixth video "Walking Through the Bible"!

Watch this video to learn about the parable of the sower and the seed. You will have a short lesson about the Bible, read the story, and make a quick craft!


Pender Sunday School Lesson #5, July 31, 2022

This is Pender’s fifth video "Walking Through the Bible"!

Watch as we learn more about our Bible, read the story of Jonah and the Whale, and make a quick craft!


Pender Sunday School Lesson #4, July 24, 2022

This is Pender’s fourth video "Walking Through the Bible"!

Today we will learn some facts about the Bible, hear the story of David and Goliath and make a craft with Miss Jane!


Pender Children's Sunday School Lesson #3, July 17, 2022

This is our third video "Walking Through the Bible"!

Today we will learn some facts about the Bible, hear the story of Moses, and make a craft with Miss Jane!


Pender Children's Sunday School Lesson #2, July 10, 2022

This is our second video "Walking Through the Bible"!

Today we will learn some facts about the Bible, hear the story of Joseph and his family, and make a craft with Miss Jane!


Pender Children's Sunday School Lesson #1, July 3, 2022

Welcome! This is our first video "Walking Through the Bible"!

Today we will learn some facts about the Bible, study the story of Noah, and create a short craft!


Current Activities for Children

Every Sunday: Sunday School

We will resume face-to-face Sunday School again on August 21st. Until that time, Miss Jane will be running videos that walk children through the Bible with a brief lesson about the Bible, a Bible story (this week is Moses, and a simple craft. (7 weeks)

Contact the Children's Ministry

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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. The nursery is also open during other worship services and some events that Pender offers.

Every weekday during the school year: Pender Hill School

The Pender Hill School is accepting registration for the fall!

More information here:

https://www.penderumc.org/pender-hill-school/

Every Tuesday starting in the fall: Kidz Music Club

It has been wonderful having your child in our VBS program this summer! In our music class, they learned how to read some basic music, and play handbells and handchimes! If your child would be interested in playing bells in a group this next school year, please let me know and if we have enough students sign up, we will start a music club just for them! Looking forward to hearing from you!

Please contact Brian for more information.


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. During the 9:00 and 11:15 services we have a children’s message within the service specifically for kids!

Sunday School (newborn- 6th grade) – on Sunday morning, at 10:00, 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.  Their goal is to connect the church and family together to deepen the faith of children!  

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

Pender Hikers - Throughout the Year

Summer Cycling

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.