FARRANDSVILLE - The youth at People's United Methodist Church of Farrandsville, helped the congregation prepare for Palm Sunday.
Nate Baney, Jack Grieco, Erin Baney, Kaden Brown and Addie Hibbler participated in a recent worship service, presenting symbols for Lent, telling the congregation about the spiritual significance of each one, and hanging it on "The Tree of Promises" in the chancel area.
The tree is now decorated with symbols, or in some cases the actual words, for the cross, the shepherd's staff, a whip, the stone at the tomb, hope, peace, forgiveness, friendship, promise and more.
Kaden Brown and Addie Hibbler help decorate “The Tree of Promises” at the People’s United Methodist Church of Farrandsville.
Pastor Sharon Nestlerode said the tree holds eight years of symbols.
"Each year it is different," she said.
Palm Sunday is April 1, and the congregation always makes it a point to invite friends, relatives and everyone interested to help them fill the pews on that day. Their goal is 100 worshippers, and that day has become known as "Palm 100 Sunday." Worship is at 11 a.m., followed by a covered-dish dinner at noon at the township building for everyone.