VBS 2022!


What You Need to Know

Pender Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a week-long program from June 20-24, 2022 from 9:00am-12 noon, where children explore, celebrate, and care for God's good creation! Through worship and drama, Bible study, nature-themed art projects and snacks, active games, songs, arts and crafts, skits, puppet shows and science explorations, children 3.5-12 will discover God's love for all of creation. They were challenged to care for God's world in tangible ways - both during VBS and at home.

Minister Howard Findley

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A few photos from Pender UMC VBS (Vacation Bible School) used as a "teaser" during worship on June 26, 2022.

The longer slideshow.


Thank You!

You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. (Deuteronomy 6:7)

Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee would like to extend a big note of thanks and appreciation to the entire Vacation Bible School (VBS) Ministry team that included our Pender United Methodist Church staff, volunteers, and members from the broader Pender community.  We were blessed with 53 children from our community who participated in VBS from June 20-24th.  Families expressed notes of thanks and appreciation that they loved every part of VBS; each day was a day of fun; they learned so much about God's creation; and our children were loved and accepted fully and completely -- thank you!

Pender UMC Staff
Minister Howard Fickling-Finley, Minister of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries
Jane McKee, Grow in God Cluster Leader
Brian Stevenson, Director of Music Ministries
Mary O'Connor, Director of Communications
Tom O'Connor, Facilities Manager
Joyce Munt, Office Manager

Activity Center Leaders
Maya Berry, Storytelling Center Lead
Bruce McCall, Recreation Center Co-Lead
Jim Pont, Recreation Co-Center Lead
Teresa Rothschild, Music Center Co-Lead
Keith Saddler, Arts & Crafts Lead

Shepherds (Teachers)
Johanna Berry, Grades 3 & 4
Cathleen Dockweiler, Grades 1 & 2
Ash Dougherty, Kindergarten
Cherie Kronimus, Kindergarten
Carole-Anne Kay, Grades 1 & 2
Sue Pierce, Grades 1 & 2
Sara Woods, Grades 3 & 4
Roberta Pont, Grades 3 & 4
Eva Caldrone, Grades 5 & 6
Sam Caldrone, Grades 5 & 6
After VBS

Children's Sunday School

Three Movie Under the Stars events

The first is July 30 at 4:00 pm

More information coming soon or contact the Children's Ministry.

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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. 

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Sunday School Video

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!

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

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 (this week is Noah), and a simple craft. (7 weeks)

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!

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Vacation Bible School!