Every Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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!
Miss Jane from Pender UMC Children's Ministry shows us how to make a Mother's Day flowers craft! Make a bouquet of flowers for Mom!
All you need are paper, markers, glue stick, tape, and scissors.
Miss Jane from Pender UMC Children's Ministry shows us how to make a 3D flower picture to celebrate Spring.
How to make a 3D Easter Bunny with Miss Jane.
An easy children's craft using paper, markers, tape and scissors to create a 3D Easter Bunny picture.
Current Activities for Children
- Exploration of the Pender environment.
- From worms to butterflies; flowers to trees.
- Story time.
- Butterfly craft.
- Short walk.
- Planting seeds to take home.
- Please bring a towel or blanket for your family to sit on.
- Sign up for In God's Garden
- Storytime begins at 1pm – Check-in will begin at 12:45.
- Upon arrival, you will need to check in at the “Check in” table. Here you will be asked to review a poster and indicate that the health statements on the poster are true. And you will receive the number of the parking space that your family is assigned. (This allows for us all to be safely 6’ apart from other families)
- Please bring and wear your masks. They are required for everyone’s safety, even outdoors.
- Please bring a chair or blanket for your family to sit on.
- Sign Up Here
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:
Scouting at Pender
Pender offers various camps throughout the summer for children.of varying ages.
Vacation Bible School (VBS)
(2 years old -6thgrade)
(18 months – 5 years)
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
All teachers are required to submit to a thorough background check and complete Child Protection Training. In addition, all teacher helpers must attend training.