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Today is Pentecost Sunday!

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Today is Pentecost Sunday! Bring a friend and join us at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.
Sermon Series: STORIES
Sermon Title for May 24 – Pentecost
The Power of Understanding A Story Acts 2:1-41
“Each one heard in his own language.” The true art of story telling is do people hear what you are really saying. The joy of sharing the stories of Jesus is that the Holy Spirit makes sure everyone hears. That is the reminder of Pentecost today, “Everyone can hear in his own language if we will only be used.

“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” (Acts 2:4)
For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC
Directions to Pender

Also Today:

  • May 24: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • May 24: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • May 24: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Juices
    • 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.

  • May 24: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 218 sermons available.  More information
  • May 24-31: Online VBS Registration. VBS will run from July 6-10, 2015. Some grades are already full so act quickly to assure a spot.
  • May 24-July 3: Music Camp Registration is open until we reach 60 campers.
  • May 24: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • May 24: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • May 24: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • May 24: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • May 24: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. We meet in Rooms 218-220 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.
  • May 24: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • May 24: 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.
  • May 24: Sunday School II for adults. New Study: The Good and Beautiful Community  10:45 am-noon
  • May 24: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • May 24: Prison Ministry, 12:30 pm
  • May 24: Youth Confirmation Classes, 2:00 pm
  • May 24: Pastor Kenny’s mother, Rosie Hatch Newsome, time of visitation with the family at 2:00 pm at Melrose United Methodist Church, 1317 Lewisetta Rd, Lottsburg, VA 22511.
    A service to celebrate the life of Rosie Newsome will begin at 3:00 pm, with a reception following the service.
  • May 24: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Conference-Wide Day of Prayer ~ May 24th

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Sunday, May 24th, has been set aside as a Conference-wide Day of Prayer.

Our Bishop, Dr. Cho, has invited every church to remember this day and to pour out our hearts and minds to God, asking for a renewal and revival of the churches in our conference and in our entire, beloved United Methodist Church.

 

 
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Posted by on May 23, 2015 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Current Opportunities to Serve the Lord at Pender UMC

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Can you count? We need Counters! 

The counting committee is in need of counters to help count the offerings for all three services.

Counters must be a member of Pender United Methodist Church. All counters must be at least a senior in high school and be proficient in EXCEL.

Counters will be placed on teams of three (no related members on any team). Counter teams should not have to count more than once every two months or possibly less. Counters start counting each Sunday following the 8:15 service at 9:15 and continue to count the Common Ground Service, Sunday school and the 11:00 am service. Counters are usually finished by the time the 11:00 service lets out. Counters will be limited to a three-year term when signing up. The Finance Committee must approve all counters.

If you are interested in signing up, please contact Sue Pierce by clicking on this link.


Do you love babies & toddlers? We need Nursery Workers! 

At Pender, we provide a Nursery where infants and toddlers (newborns through age 4) are cared for in a safe and caring Christian environment.

We are in need of new servants to help staff the Nursery during Sunday Services and other events. Would you prayerfully consider serving as a Nursery Worker?

Contact the Church Office by clicking on this link.

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Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Pentecost is this Sunday. What is Pentecost?

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From a historical perspective, Christianity didn’t start with Jesus’ birth, his death or even his storied ascension to heaven. It started with Pentecost — the day the “Holy Spirit” entered a room holding Jesus’ apostles and entered each of them, an event which — as my minister uncle tells me — “makes the church the church.”

Although Pentecost is chock full of religious significance, it is a holiday not widely celebrated. Sort of the opposite of Hanukkah, which is widely celebrated but not religiously important. My uncle says Pentecost is a bigger deal in liturgical churches, which follow a formal, standardized order of events (like Catholics). “Non-liturgical” refers to churches whose services are unscripted (like Baptists).

Back Story: At his Last Supper, Jesus legendarily instructed his 12 disciples to go out into the world to minister and heal the sick on their own. It was at that point that they became “apostles.” Fifty days after Jesus’ death, as the story goes, the Holy Spirit (part of the Holy Trinitity — God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit ) descended onto the apostles, making them speak in foreign tongues. This “Pentecostal” experience allowed the apostles direct communication with God, which signaled a major shift in the religious landscape and laid the foundation for what would become Christianity. You’ll notice that the disciples are always depicted in artwork as regular-looking men while the apostles are depicted with halos around their heads. (Several other apostles came later — namely the famous Paul who is credited with writing much of the New Testament.)

Although all the original 12 apostles are important, some get top billing. Here’s why:

  • Peter (also called Simon Peter) established the first church in Antioch and is regarded as the founding pope of the Catholic church. Instrumental in the spread of early Christianity, Peter was said to have walked on water, witnessed the “Transfiguration of Jesus” and denied Jesus (for which he repented and was forgiven.) The Gospel of Mark is ascribed to Peter, as Mark was Peter’s disciple and interpreter.
  • John also is said to have witnessed the Transfiguration of Jesus and went on to pen the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John and Book of Revelation. He died at age 94, having outlived the other apostles — all of whom, according to legend/history/whatever, were martyred. John is often described as “Jesus’ favorite” and depicted as the disciple sitting to Jesus’ right at the Last Supper.
  • Thomas (“Doubting Thomas”) is best known for questioning Jesus’ resurrection when first told of it. According to the Bible, Thomas saw Jesus himself several days later and proclaimed “My Lord and my God,” to which Jesus famously responded: “Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” (John 20:28.)

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Sunday at Pender UMC ~ May 24, 2015

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Please join us this Sunday, May 24, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

Sermon Series:  STORIES          

May 24 – Pentecost – The Power of Understanding A Story – Acts 2:1-1-41

                                    “Each one heard in his own language.”  The true art of story telling is do people hear what you are really saying.  The joy of sharing the stories of Jesus is that the Holy Spirit makes sure everyone hears.  That is the reminder of Pentecost today, “Everyone can hear in his own language’ if we will only be used.

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Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

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Today at Pender UMC ~ May 17, 2015

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Please join us this Sunday, May 17, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

Sermon Series:  STORIES          

May 17 – HIS Story – Acts 4:1-20

                                    Stories always engage and captivate.  They have a power all their own.  Jesus’ story really carries a punch.  When told, it is so unbelievable that it makes you want to believe.  It causes you to believe.  It makes you into a believer.  Let’s learn from Peter and John and tell the story.

“But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:19-20)

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Also on Sunday:

  • May 17: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • May 17: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • May 17: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Canned Meats & Boxed Meals
    • 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.

  • May 17: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 214 sermons available.  More information
  • May 17-31: Online VBS Registration. VBS will run from July 6-10, 2015. Some grades are already full so act quickly to assure a spot.
  • May 17-July 3: Music Camp Registration is open until we reach 60 campers.
  • May 17: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • May 17: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • May 17: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • May 17: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • May 17: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. We meet in Rooms 218-220 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.
  • May 17: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • May 17: 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.
  • May 17: Sunday School II for adults. New Study: The Good and Beautiful Community  10:45 am-noon
  • May 17: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • May 17: Youth Confirmation Classes, 2:00 pm
  • May 17: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Sunday, May 17, 2015 ~ at Pender UMC

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Please join us this Sunday, May 17, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

Sermon Series:  STORIES          

May 17 – HIS Story – Acts 4:1-20

                                    Stories always engage and captivate.  They have a power all their own.  Jesus’ story really carries a punch.  When told, it is so unbelievable that it makes you want to believe.  It causes you to believe.  It makes you into a believer.  Let’s learn from Peter and John and tell the story.

“But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:19-20)

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Also on Sunday:

  • May 17: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • May 17: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • May 17: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Canned Meats & Boxed Meals
    • 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.

  • May 17: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 214 sermons available.  More information
  • May 17-31: Online VBS Registration. VBS will run from July 6-10, 2015. Some grades are already full so act quickly to assure a spot.
  • May 17-July 3: Music Camp Registration is open until we reach 60 campers.
  • May 17: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • May 17: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • May 17: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • May 17: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • May 17: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. We meet in Rooms 218-220 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.
  • May 17: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • May 17: 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.
  • May 17: Sunday School II for adults. New Study: The Good and Beautiful Community  10:45 am-noon
  • May 17: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • May 17: Youth Confirmation Classes, 2:00 pm
  • May 17: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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