Sunday School

Sunday School Classes are currently meeting on Zoom. 

David Raich, Pender's Children's Ministry Leader has started a five part series on Spiritual Wellness for his Sunday School classes

This week's video is about Spiritual Wellness-Reading scripture with family.  The scripture is from Romans 10: 17.

These videos are used in our Children’s Sunday School on Sundays to personalize their experience.

Christmas Memories and Traditions

From Pender UMC Children's Ministries - Christmas Storytelling. Gingerbread Cookies.

David Raich's family shares some Christmas traditions, memories and stories.

Happy Advent from Children's Ministry at Pender UMC!

Contact the Children's Ministry for more info on Children's Classes.

Contact the Children's Ministry

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Children's Sunday School October 11, 2020

God Made Helpers. Short - Garden of Eden. Thankful for Women! A bike ride through Mankind's Creations. Based on Genesis 2: 15-23.

Children's Sunday School October 4, 2020:

Children's Sunday School September 27, 2020:

David Raich and Karen Cross take on Genesis (and dinosaurs!)

Children's Sunday School September 20, 2020:

This week is child led from the scripture to the creations! #Genesis 1:1-19

Children's Sunday School September 6, 2020:

Pender Children's Sunday School with a game show twist. A lot of laughter and fellowship. "Are you smarter than Pender UMC's First Grader"

Children's Sunday School August 30, 2020:

A Call to Worship.

Today's Sunday school we talk about the book of Psalms.

Today’s Sunday school is all about Psalms - A Call to Worship. The talented Lucero family sings, Kimiko and Phil Hannum, Jeff Raich answer kid friendly questions about Psalms, a collage with Raymond Pandley (sort of hahaha), and, of course, sign language with Mrs Laurie Lett.

Children's Sunday School August 23, 2020:

Singing for God. Acts 16:16-40. Paul and Silas sing their way to baptizing a guard in Philippi.

This week’s Sunday School lesson - Singing for God. Acts 16:16-40. Paul and Silas sing their way to baptizing a guard in Philippi.

Plus PENDER ALLSTAR ENSEMBLE sing (and hopefully tickle your funny bone),

Whiteboard Comics retelling Paul sings, Laurie Lett signs Psalm 100:1.

Watch. SHARE! Peace.

Children’s Sunday School May 31

This is David Raich. Feeling very blessed to have 12 different people contributing to this lesson. Guess what? Its Pentecost Sunday People! Celebrate! Rock Your Red!

And guess what? This week's Family and children's Sunday school lesson is about...PENTECOST!

We will learn about it first hand from Acts 2: 1-41 and we will celebrate with Acts 4: 20 as it is shared by our Pender UMC Family in 9 different languages!  Those languages are Norwegian, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Sign language, French, Italian, English, and Malayalam (Indian).

Thank you to everyone who contributed! 

For other Sundays, see the Sunday School Plans page

Sunday School Sign-In

As with last year, parents will sign their children in for Sunday School using the computer in the downstairs hallway.  Parents will keep one number (sticker), and their children will wear their sticker/number to class.  Children will be released when the adult with the matching number arrives at the classroom.  (This process is the same as last year.  The changes come for Children’s Church.)


Parents who would like their children to attend BOTH Sunday School and Children’s Church should continue wearing the number they receive at their 9:30 check-in through 11:00 church so, when they arrive to collect their children after church, the teachers can use those numbers to match parent with child.  (The children will wear their number sticker through both Sunday School and Children’s Church.)


Parents of children who will only attend Children’s Church must check their children in using the computer in the Narthex PRIOR to the start of the 11:00am service so that, when the children’s sermon ends, the children can go directly to Children’s Church with their teachers.  Teachers will, again, use the number stickers to match parent with child at the end of church.


In both circumstances, parents must come to the classroom to pick up their children.  For safety reasons, children will not be released to an adult without the appropriate numerical identification.

Sunday Morning Nursery

The Nursery Program provides a safe, caring environment for newborns through age 4 during Sunday worship services, Sunday School, and other church functions throughout the week. 

Silent pagers are provided to contact parents in the event of an emergency. Child care procedures as outlined in our Child Protection Policy are followed.  Parents who utilize the nursery are encouraged to volunteer once per quarter. If you wish to volunteer for a shift in the nursery, please contact the Nursery Coordinator.

Sunday School Classes are for ALL ages at 9:30 am.  

For children and youth classes, please see information at the church.

Adult Classes.  

* 10:15 am – New Directions Sunday School Class (Room 218)

* 10:15 am – Bethany Sunday School Class (Room 200) – The Bethany Sunday School class is currently doing the  Adult Bible Studies series by Cokesbury. The class plans to do another study sometime later this year.  Last year, we did a study on "Trusting God" by Jerry Bridges.  We have also done numerous Talbot Davis studies over the years.  All are welcome to join this class.  For further information, please contact Pete Andrews.

* 10:15 – Cornerstone Sunday School Class (Room 215/217)

* 10:15 – Seekers Sunday School Class (Room 216)

* 10:15 – The Village Sunday School Class - Catering to adults and folks with children, we study a range of faith-based topics, including love, marriage, parenting, controversies, and understanding/accepting one-another’s opinions. (Room 202/204)

* 10:15 – Let Hope In Sunday School Class (220)

Parents are encouraged to volunteer as a Sunday School teacher, helper, or substitute teacher on a quarterly basis.  The Child Protection Policy training must be completed prior to serving in this capacity.   Please see the contact information at the bottom of this page for more information.

Contact the Education Ministry Council

For more information about participating or volunteering in this ministry, the individuals listed below may be contacted by e-mailing the church office at  or calling the church office at 703-278-8023.