Music Ministry News



  • Please join the Sanctuary Choir on December 7th at the 8:15 and 11:00 services for their presentation of Joel Raney’s Christmas Cantata “Celebrate the Season!
  • Please join us on December 14th at 5:00 PM for “Carols, Cookies, and Coffee” – the Handbell Ministry’s annual Christmas concert! Refreshments will be served after the concert in the Fellowship Hall.

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Let’s Give Thanks Together!



Join us for our annual combined Thanksgiving Eve Service at Ox Hill Baptist Church (along with King of Kings Lutheran Church & Christ Presbyterian Church) on November 26th at 7:30 pm.


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Today at Pender UMC – November 23, 2014



Please join us today in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

Sermon Topic on November 23:Give Thanks
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.
  • November 23: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • November 23: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • November 23: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Fresh Produce
    • 46 oz. bottles of oil, fruit juices, plastic bags and egg cartons are always needed and welcome too!

    Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart in the coat rack section.

  • November 23: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 176 sermons available.  More information
  • November 23: Registration continues for Christmas VBS. Registration closes November 30.. More information
  • November 23: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • November 23: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • November 23: Common Ground Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • November 23: Sunday School Classes.  More information
  • November 23: New Directions Sunday School Class, “All In” by Mark Batterson. The following is a brief synopsis regarding the study – “Nothing belongs to you — not even you! Discover the radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King of your life!” New members are always welcome!! We meet in Room 206 at 9:30 AM. If any questions, feel free to contact Carol Wilson If any questions, feel free to contact Carol Wilson by email or at (703) 815-1744.
  • November 23: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) (in the Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class in Room 218-220) This Focus on the Family’s DVD series, with 26 one-half hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett, is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. lesson discusses the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
  • November 23: Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (began September 21) (Room 205 – Library) A new Sunday School course immediately after the 9:30 am worship service led by Brian and Angie Green will be reading and discussing this book. To sign up or find out more information, please sign up on the Connection Card in the bulletin on Sunday.
  • November 23: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • November 23: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 23: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 23: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 23: Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm.  Register for this orchestra.
  • November 23: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information



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Celebration of Advent



Sing ‘n Celebrate, Dec. 7th @ 7pm

Now is a good time to reserve the evening of December 7 for Sing ‘NCelebrate’s time for Celebration of Advent.

Our drama will set the scene and the theme for this time of worship — reminding us of how totally gracious Mary was when first viewing the rustic surroundings where her baby would be born. We will also be reminded that God’s timing for everything, even the birth of His Son, Jesus, is always perfect!

Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind.

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

JC Reigns leads worship with both modern Christian songs and a selection of old church hymns – the aim is to meet the needs of all who attend. JC Reigns has been together for 14 years and over the course of that time, has recorded five Christian CDs and used all the proceeds to benefit world wide and local charities.

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.


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Joshua – The Power of God’s Promises


Begins TONIGHT, November 19th, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the Library.

All Pender women are invited to join our group as we see how God keeps his promises and gain fresh assurance of his dependability.

Please sign up in the Narthex or send an email to Mary Wetzler.


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Thanksgiving Baskets for the Needy


Pender’s ESL Ministry will bless needy families with a Thanksgiving food basket.

Monetary donations to help our volunteers select the requested food items will be appreciated. (Make checks payable to Pender UMC and write “Thanksgiving Baskets” in the memo section or give online.)

Volunteers are needed to assemble the baskets on Nov. 23 at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall, help with the bagging of items and baking cookies.

Volunteers are also needed on Nov. 25 from 10am-2pm for basket pick up. Questions, contact or email Liliana Rivera,Ann MacDonald or Steve Dockweiler.


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Methodist Men’s Dinner Meeting


Wednesday, November 19 @ 7pm

It’s never too late or too soon to start saving for college for yourself or anyone you know. Virginia College Savings Plan℠ (Virginia529℠) offers affordable, flexible, tax-advantaged savings options for qualified higher education expenses. After dinner, learn about the benefits of each program and hear how easy it is to get started and why more people save with Virginia529 than any other plan!
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