New Wednesday Night Women’s Bible Study

All Women are Invited to Join our New Wednesday Night Women’s Bible Study: Receiving Hope from God

This is another 6-week study in the “Letting God be God” series and will begin on August 5, 2015. This group meets at Pender at 7:30-9:00 pm in the Library.

For more information, please contact Mary Wetzler by clicking on this link.

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Posted by on August 4, 2015 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Today’s Bible Verse ~ 1 Samuel 16:7


Today’s Bible Verse

“But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”” –1 Samuel 16:7


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Book Lover’s Group



Our next meeting is Sunday, August 9, at 7 pm at Sue LeStrange’s house.

We will be discussing Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Please contact Susan LeStrange if you have any questions, by clicking on this link.


September’s book is:

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.

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Posted by on August 3, 2015 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC



Today’s Bible Verse ~ James 1:22


Today’s Bible Verse

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” –James 1:22


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It’s Choir Registration Time Again!



Welcome to Pender’s Music Ministry!

The Music Ministry at Pender is dedicated to using God’s gift of music to joyfully lift praises to His name! Our primary focus is to enhance our worship experience at Pender through music.

We have groups of all ages, sizes and abilities. All of our music groups are comprised of dedicated volunteers who love music and understand its ability to make the heart and soul soar. Children as young as preschool age are having fun and enjoying Christian fellowship by singing and ringing praises to God, and learning what it means to become a worship leader. Friendships and bonds are formed in these groups that can last a lifetime. We learn and present a variety of musical styles in worship, from classical to contemporary. We strive to understand how an anthem’s text or a melodic line in a handbell piece conveys God’s love for all. Through our understanding, we help our congregation know God better, so that in turn, we all may become “Disciples for Christ.”

Our goal is to involve every person who wishes to glorify God through music. There is something for every music lover at Pender. You do not need to know how to read music to sing or ring with us! If you love to sing or play an instrument, we would love to have you join us. If you enjoy handbells and want to join a handbell group, please come!


Adult Groups

  • Sanctuary Choir, rehearses Thursdays 7:30 -9 pm
  • Revelation Ringers (adult beginner handbells), rehearses Tuesdays 6-6:45 pm in the Sanctuary
  • Carillon Ringers (intermediate handbells), rehearses Tuesdays 7-7:45 pm in the Sanctuary
  • Joy Ringers (advanced handbells), rehearses Tuesdays 7:45-8:45 pm in the Sanctuary

Even if you are a  returning member, please register anyway so that we can make sure everything is up to date and in the same place.

Registration opens August 2, 2015.

Register for Adult Sanctuary Choir through My Pender Page > My Overview > Available Registrations

Register for Adult Handbell Choirs through My Pender Page > My Overview > Available Registrations

If you do not have a My Pender Page, registration information is here.


Children and Youth

Registration opens August 2, 2015.

Register for Pender Youth Music Ministry through My Pender Page > My Overview > Available Registrations

Register for Pender Children’s Music Ministry through My Pender Page > My Overview > Available Registrations

Register for Pender Preschool/Kindergarten Music Ministry  through My Pender Page > My Overview > Available Registrations

If you do not have a My Pender Page, registration information is here.

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Posted by on August 2, 2015 in Music, Pender UMC


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Today, August 2, at Pender UMC


Please join us this Sunday, August 2, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.        


August 2 – I’m A Christian So What? – I Peter 1:13-19

8:15 and 11 – Pastor Kenny

Holiness or being holy isn’t even a word in our vocabulary. Yet, it is the results of anyone who is trying to live like Jesus. Or it should be. We have been told come to Jesus and believe but is that all? Does it mean changes in me as to how I talk and how I act and how I live?


August 2 –More Than Do’s & Don’ts 1 Peter 1:13-16

9:30 Common Ground – Pastor Dan

When some folks think of the Bible, they envision not much more than a list of do’s and don’ts. To be honest, many Christians have reinforced that idea. Yes, there are some do’s and don’ts in the Bible, but there’s a bigger picture at stake. What is it? Join us and find out

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 230 past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

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Items of the Week



Items of the Week for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries:

Hamburger Helper, Jelly & Cans of Chick Peas

Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart located in the

coat rack area at the Church.

DON’T HAVE TIME TO SHOP for “Items of the Week”?

You can make a financial contribution – by cash, check or online using direct ACH or a credit card -to the WFCM food pantry. IMPORTANT – Mark your donation to “WFCM Food Pantry” -if giving online, choose the Miscellaneous fund and write “WFCM Food Pantry” in the optional description box that pops up.

That way we’ll be sure your donation is handled the way you want. This will be recorded as your giving and is tax deductible.

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Posted by on August 1, 2015 in Get Involved!, Missions, Pender UMC


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