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Today, September 14, at Pender UMC

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“The Persecuted Church & ISIS”.   The scripture will be Mathew 5:11.  At all three services.

Also today:

  • September 14: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • September 14: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • September 14: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Canned Fruit & Fruit 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.

  • September 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 167 sermons available.  More information
  • September 14: Sunday School Classes.  More information
  • September 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.
  • September 14: New Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (begins September 14th) (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. Each lesson discusses the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
  • September 14: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • September 14: New Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (begins September 14th) (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.
  • September 14: Disciple II Bible Study, 4:00 pm
  • September 14: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information

 

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2014 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC, Sermon

 

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Sunday School at Pender UMC

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Learning God’s Truth Together

Grow in God Cluster’s Mission Statement

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by providing Christian growth opportunities for believers and seekers.  Our purpose is to encourage every adult, youth, and child to be involved in learning activities that help them become true disciples of Jesus Christ.

Grow in God Ministry

Adult Christian Education happens in a variety of ways, but Sunday school classes and Bible studies are the most frequent methods at Pender.  It takes an entire lifetime (and more) to know God; therefore, a variety of adult learning activities are offered year-round on Sunday mornings as well as during the week.   All classes study scripture with differing topics and study styles.  Study topics vary from the basics of the Christian faith, to a particular book of the Bible, and to Biblical principles for marriage and parenting.  Study styles differ in the amount of pre-class preparation, teacher presentation, or group presentation.  Adults are invited to visit all classes and find the study that meets their needs.  The Grow in God Cluster always welcomes suggestions for new classes.

9:30 a.m.    Sunday School Classes for Adults

 Bethany uses the International SS Lesson series as its curriculum. Lessons alternate on a quarterly basis between the Old and New Testaments.  This class meets in room 200 next to the Fellowship Room.  The teacher is Kay Matthias.

Cornerstone is led by rotating facilitators that guide discussions about Old and New Testament books and topics. Since this is a large class, the members support each other by sharing prayers and praise each week. They meet in rooms 215 & 217.

Genesis to Revelation is a verse-by-verse Bible study that will enable you to understand what the Bible says, what the passage means, and how the Scripture applies to your life today. The study uses Standard Publishing International Lesson Series plus other sources. They meet in rooms 218 & 220. The teacher is Rich Taddeo.

New Directions uses a variety of curriculum resources for topical studies. They usually participate in Pender church-wide studies. Rotating facilitators guide the weekly discussions. This group meets in room 206.

Seekers study Biblically based topics which are discussed in a free format as opposed to lectures.  The study books used are InterVarsity Press publications in the Lifeguide Bible Studies series.  Topics are selected by class members and emphasize strengthening our faith for Christian living. Members are in all stages of faith and Biblical knowledge.  This class periodically has social events in homes and in local restaurants.  They meet in   room 216.  Teachers are Stan and Dottie Kurzeja.

Pender Library Ministry is devoted to serving the needs of the congregation.  The Library seeks to provide materials that are spiritually enriching and edifying in matters of Christian growth and education.  The Library contains a wide variety of materials, including magazines, non-fiction, reference biographies, fiction, video tapes, DVDs, devotionals, commentaries, and children’s books. The Library is located in room 205.  A user friendly, self-checkout procedure is used.  Contact our Librarian, Jeanne Osborne, for further information.

The Nursery Ministry provides a safe, caring environment during Sunday worship services, Sunday School, and other church functions throughout the week for newborns through age 4.

Silent pagers are provided to contact parents in the event of an emergency. Childcare procedures as outlined in our Child Protection Policy are followed.  Parents who utilize the nursery are encouraged to volunteer once per quarter. If you wish to volunteer for a shift in the nursery, please email nursery@penderumc.org.

9:30 a.m. Class Offerings for Children and Youth

Classes for children and youth are structured and provided to children based on their age as of 9/30 or the school grade.

Following the children’s time at the 11 a.m. worship service, Children’s Church is offered for 3 year olds through Kindergarteners. Junior Church is offered for 1st through 5th graders.


Special Note:
Registration cards are prepared for each child and information about allergies is recorded.

Opportunities to Serve

Parents are encouraged to volunteer as a Sunday School teacher, helper, or substitute teacher on a quarterly basis.  The Child Protection Policy training must be completed prior to serving in this capacity.

For more information about participating or volunteering in this ministry, Superintendents for Sunday School may be contacted by emailing the church office at church.office@penderumc.org or by calling the church office at 703-278-8023.

Sunday Morning Nursery

The Nursery Program provides a safe, caring environment for newborns through age 4 during Sunday worship services, Sunday School, and other church functions throughout the week.

Silent pagers are provided to contact parents in the event of an emergency. Child care procedures as outlined in our Child Protection Policy are followed.  Parents who utilize the nursery are encouraged to volunteer once per quarter. If you wish to volunteer for a shift in the nursery, please contact the Nursery Coordinator.

Sunday School Classes for ALL ages, kicked off on Sept. 7th at 9:30 am.

Children: 9:30 – 10:40 am

Ages 2-3

Ages 4 & 5 (Kindergarten)

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th & 6th Grades

Youth: 9:30 – 10:40

Jr. High

Sr. High

Adult Classes: 9:30-10:40 a.m.

  • Bethany Sunday School Class: Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Job, Ezekiel (Room 200)
  • New Directions Sunday School Class: “All In” by Mark Batterson – video and study series (Room 206)
  • Seekers Sunday School Class: Old Testament Characters (Room 216)
  • Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class: “Is the Bible True” video series by Focus on the Family (Room 218-220)
  • Cornerstone Sunday School Class: Ephesians and Philippians (Room 215-217)

Adult Class: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • New Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (begins September 14th) (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.

Opportunities to Serve

Parents are encouraged to volunteer as a Sunday School teacher, helper, or substitute teacher on a quarterly basis.  The Child Protection Policy training must be completed prior to serving in this capacity.   Please see the contact information at the bottom of this page for more information.

Contact the Education Ministry Council

For more information about participating or volunteering in this ministry, the individuals listed below may be contacted by e-mailing the church office at church.office@penderumc.org or calling the church office at 703-278-8023.

 
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Psalm 121:1-2

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I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. ~  Psalm 121:1-2

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Books of The Bible, Pender UMC, The Holy Bible

 

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Registration Closing Soon ~ Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast

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Our United Methodist Women’s Group will host the Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast for our 2014 Fall Retreat on Saturday, September 13th.

  • Beth Moore will teach in three different sessions throughout the day, and worship music will be provided by Travis Cottrell.
  • Beth Moore’s mission is “to guide women everywhere into a richer, more fulfilling relationship with the Father.”
  • The program runs from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with a break for lunch.
  • Doors will open at 9:00 am, with time for fellowship before the event begins.  Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks  will be served.
  • The cost of the retreat is $10 per person, payable on the morning of the retreat.

Please contact Ann Hines by clicking here with any questions.

 To register for this event, click here.  Registration closes 9/12

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC

 

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Today at Pender – Celebrate God!

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Celebrate God Schedule

8:15 am Worship Service (Traditional) – Main Sanctuary

9:30 am Worship Service (Contemporary) – Main Sanctuary

Sunday School Classes, All Ages

11:00 am Worship Service (Traditional) – Main Sanctuary

Starting at   Projects & Activities

9:30 am       Food Pantry Display – Near Outreach Center

                    ReGift Thrift & Outreach Center Display – Near Outreach Ctr.

                    Operation Gratitude – Outside main entrance

                    Prison Ministry Display – Outside main entrance

                    Nursing Home Display – Outside main entrance

                     Missions Display – Outside main entrance

                     Crafts for Kids – 1st-6th grade -Cornerstone Room (215/217)

                     Kindness Pouches – Cornerstone Room (215/217)

                     Online Giving Demo – Church Office

                     Pictures for Pender – Church Office

Starting at     Purse Survival Kits – Room 220

10:30 am        Smiles on Wheels – Room 220

Starting at      Know God Service Project – Cornerstone Room (215/217)

11:00 am         Crafts for Small Children – Room 216

                        Prayer Squares – Room 220

                        JLU activities – Fellowship Hall

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch (look for the roaming carts)

12:15 pm         Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo”-Outside near Choir Room

1:30 pm           Ice Cream/Dessert – Fellowship Hall

Turning Point Youth Group Kick-Off

Join us for an exciting evening on Sunday, September 7th, as we kick off the new school year!

Come hungry! We will have a cookout beginning at 6:30 pm. You won’t want to miss all the fun activities we have planned, including the “Bungee Run!” (Back by popular demand!)

Bring a friend and introduce them to the Turning Point Youth Ministry for all 7th through 12th graders!

Sing ‘N Celebrate, Celebrating Mission

Sept. 7th @ 7 pm

You won’t want to miss hearing our guest from India, Anita Aidinyantz, as she shares regarding her many opportunities to reach out to Indians heading toward a Christ-less eternity. In past years, she has worked with India Evangelical Mission, Inc. – a multifaceted ministry with the goal of winning the lost, equipping the saints, and then sending them forth to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord.

Sunday School Class for ALL ages, kicks off on Sept. 7th at 9:30 am.

 

Children: 9:30 – 10:40 am

Ages 2-3 Room 119

Ages 4 & 5 (Kindergarten) Room 121

1st Grade Room 123

2nd Grade Room 122

3rd Grade Room 124

4th Grade Room 126

5th & 6th Grades Room 103

Youth: 9:30 – 10:40

Jr. High Room 222

Sr. High Room 219

Adult Classes: 9:30-10:40 a.m.

  • Bethany Sunday School Class: Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Job, Ezekiel (Room 200)
  • New Directions Sunday School Class: “All In” by Mark Batterson – video and study series (Room 206)
  • Seekers Sunday School Class: Old Testament Characters (Room 216)
  • Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class: “Is the Bible True” video series by Focus on the Family (Room 218-220)
  • Cornerstone Sunday School Class: Ephesians and Philippians (Room 215-217)

Adult Class: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • New Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (begins September 14th) (Room 205 – Library)
 
 

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Sunday School for ALL Ages

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Sunday School Class for ALL ages, kicks off on Sept. 7th at 9:30 am.

 

Children: 9:30 – 10:40 am

Ages 2-3 Room 119

Ages 4 & 5 (Kindergarten) Room 121

1st Grade Room 123

2nd Grade Room 122

3rd Grade Room 124

4th Grade Room 126

5th & 6th Grades Room 103

Youth: 9:30 – 10:40

Jr. High Room 222

Sr. High Room 219

Adult Classes: 9:30-10:40 a.m.

  • Bethany Sunday School Class: Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Job, Ezekiel (Room 200)
  • New Directions Sunday School Class: “All In” by Mark Batterson – video and study series (Room 206)
  • Seekers Sunday School Class: Old Testament Characters (Room 216)
  • Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class: “Is the Bible True” video series by Focus on the Family (Room 218-220)
  • Cornerstone Sunday School Class: Ephesians and Philippians (Room 215-217)

Adult Class: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • New Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (begins September 14th) (Room 205 – Library)
 
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Celebrate God! Sunday at Pender

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Celebrate God Schedule

8:15 am Worship Service (Traditional) – Main Sanctuary

9:30 am Worship Service (Contemporary) – Main Sanctuary

Sunday School Classes, All Ages

11:00 am Worship Service (Traditional) – Main Sanctuary

Starting at   Projects & Activities

9:30 am       Food Pantry Display – Near Outreach Center

                    ReGift Thrift & Outreach Center Display – Near Outreach Ctr.

                    Operation Gratitude – Outside main entrance

                    Prison Ministry Display – Outside main entrance

                    Nursing Home Display – Outside main entrance

                     Missions Display – Outside main entrance

                     Crafts for Kids – 1st-6th grade -Cornerstone Room (215/217)

                     Kindness Pouches – Cornerstone Room (215/217)

                     Online Giving Demo – Church Office

                     Pictures for Pender – Church Office

Starting at     Purse Survival Kits – Room 220

10:30 am        Smiles on Wheels – Room 220

Starting at      Know God Service Project – Cornerstone Room (215/217)

11:00 am         Crafts for Small Children – Room 216

                        Prayer Squares – Room 220

                        JLU activities – Fellowship Hall

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch (look for the roaming carts)

12:15 pm         Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo”-Outside near Choir Room

1:30 pm           Ice Cream/Dessert – Fellowship Hall

Turning Point Youth Group Kick-Off

Join us for an exciting evening on Sunday, September 7th, as we kick off the new school year!

Come hungry! We will have a cookout beginning at 6:30 pm. You won’t want to miss all the fun activities we have planned, including the “Bungee Run!” (Back by popular demand!)

Bring a friend and introduce them to the Turning Point Youth Ministry for all 7th through 12th graders!

Sing ‘N Celebrate, Celebrating Mission

Sept. 7th @ 7 pm

You won’t want to miss hearing our guest from India, Anita Aidinyantz, as she shares regarding her many opportunities to reach out to Indians heading toward a Christ-less eternity. In past years, she has worked with India Evangelical Mission, Inc. – a multifaceted ministry with the goal of winning the lost, equipping the saints, and then sending them forth to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord.

Sunday School Class for ALL ages, kicks off on Sept. 7th at 9:30 am.

 

Children: 9:30 – 10:40 am

Ages 2-3 Room 119

Ages 4 & 5 (Kindergarten) Room 121

1st Grade Room 123

2nd Grade Room 122

3rd Grade Room 124

4th Grade Room 126

5th & 6th Grades Room 103

Youth: 9:30 – 10:40

Jr. High Room 222

Sr. High Room 219

Adult Classes: 9:30-10:40 a.m.

  • Bethany Sunday School Class: Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Job, Ezekiel (Room 200)
  • New Directions Sunday School Class: “All In” by Mark Batterson – video and study series (Room 206)
  • Seekers Sunday School Class: Old Testament Characters (Room 216)
  • Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class: “Is the Bible True” video series by Focus on the Family (Room 218-220)
  • Cornerstone Sunday School Class: Ephesians and Philippians (Room 215-217)

Adult Class: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • New Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (begins September 14th) (Room 205 – Library)
 
 

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