Christmas Eve Worship at Pender UMC – Please Join Us!

Christmas Eve Worshi

Christmas Eve Services ~ December 24th

5:30 pm Children’s Service~Asbury & Wesley Choirs present “Room for Christmas”

7:00 pm Pre-Service Concert ~ Handbell & Piano Music

7:30 pm Family Service with Communion

10:30 pm Pre-Service Concert ~ Handbell & Piano Music

11:00 pm Candlelight Communion Worship Service


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Pender Youth Present a Live Nativity



December 22 @ 5:30-6:00 pm

December 23 @ 7:00-7:30 pm and 8:00-8:30 pm


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Christmas Offering 2014



The first $5,000 of the Christmas offering will be designated for Pender’s Hypothermia Center expenses.

The remaining offering will be allocated equally to Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).


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Carols, Cookies, and Coffee ~ Tonight at 5:00 PM


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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Today at Pender ~ the Third Sunday of Advent ~ December 14, 2014


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

8:15 & 11:00 Services Sermon Title: “Christmas is Not Your Birthday”

9:30 Common Ground Sermon Title: “Keeping Christ in Christmas”

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.
  • December 14: The Third Sunday of Advent
  • December 14: In the spirit of Advent we are excited to offer devotionals written by the congregants here at Pender church. We hope that in these busy and hectic times, you will return each day, to find peace and Christ in the stories you will find here. Pender Advent Devotions
  • December 14: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • December 14: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • December 14: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Juice, Coffee and Hot Cocoa
    • 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.

  • December 14: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 182 sermons available.  More information
  • December 14: Christmas Cookie Tray distribution
  • December 14: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 14: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • December 14: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 14: Sunday School Classes.  More information
  • December 14: 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.
  • December 14: 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.
  • December 14: 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.
  • December 14: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • December 14: Carols, Cookies, and Coffee Handbell program, 5:00 pm More information



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Is God Calling you?

Hypothermia Center Planning Meeting

Pender is hosting a Hypothermia Center in January and help is needed during the week of January 11-18.

We need servants to welcome our brothers and sisters in from the street during the week.

Servant roles are: greeters, meal preparers/servers/clean-up, overnight security, van drivers, food/toiletry/etc. donors, and anyone interested in experiencing the joy of serving our fellow man!

If you are interested in helping, please sign up on the Connection Card in the Bulletin on Sunday.

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Posted by on December 13, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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People of the Year

2012 Pender Woman and Man of the Year

2014 Pender Woman and Man of the Year

2014 Woman of the Year

Please take a moment to nominate a woman (or multiple women) who you feel have done exemplary work for our Church and/or our community in 2014. (Past recipients are not eligible and a list of previous recipients may be found on the Women of the Year plaques located in the hallway across from Room 206 or in the back of the UMW Directory.) Nomination forms can be found in the UMW mailbox by the elevators and completed forms can be handed to Joyce Munt in the Church Office or emailed to here. Nominations must be in before Christmas.

2014 Man of the Year

Pender United Methodist Men are requesting nominations for the 2014 Pender Man of the Year. If you would like someone to be considered, please put forward his name, and a sentence or two as to why you think he should be considered. Please get in touch with Mark Atwood, by clicking here. (Your identity will be kept confidential!) The deadline is December 15.

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Posted by on December 12, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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