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Today at Pender UMC

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Please join us in worship this Sunday, September 21st, at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

NEW SERMON SERIES: SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Sermon for September 21st: “Gifts for ALL” (Ephesians 4:11-13)

Each of us are gifted. God has given each of us special gifts and desires for us to use them. Let’s talk about GIFTS this Sunday!

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Also on Sunday:

  • September 21: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • September 21: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • September 21: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Small Bags of Flour & Sugar
    • All types of milk (evaporated, condensed, powder…)
    • 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 21: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series. There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons. There are currently 169 sermons available. More information
  • September 21: Traditional Service, 8:15 am. More information
  • September 21: Time Out for Parents, 9:15-10:30 am
  • September 21: Common Ground Service, 8:15 am. More information
  • September 21: Sunday School Classes. More information
  • September 21: New Directions Sunday School Class new study, “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 21: New Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (begins September 21th) (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 21: New Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (begins September 21th) (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 21: Traditional Service, 11:00 am. More information
  • September 21: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 
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Posted by on September 21, 2014 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC, Sermon

 

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Joel 2:23 ~ Today’s Bible Verse

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Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. ~ Joel 2:23

 

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John Wesley’s diet, exercise tips promote health – The United Methodist Church

Among John Wesley’s advice: Eat a light supper at least two or three hours before bed. Oprah could not have said it better.

Wesley’s counsel to scholars also may seem relevant to couch potatoes, computer addicts and people who work in cubicles.

“Those who read or write much, should learn to do it standing; otherwise it will impair their health,” Wesley said.

Drink lots of water; it’s the healthiest of all drinks.

Other Wesley diet and exercise tips include:

  • Avoid coffee and tea; they elevate anxiety.
  • Exercise, preferably walking, is necessary for good health.
  • Cold baths promote circulation.
  • Exercise on an empty stomach.
  • Go to bed at 9 p.m. and rise at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m.

Read the entire article at Wesley’s diet, exercise tips promote health – The United Methodist Church.

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Posts of Interest

 

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Sunday, September 21, at Pender

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Please join us in worship this Sunday, September 21st, at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

NEW SERMON SERIES: SPIRITUAL GIFTS

Sermon for September 21st: “Gifts for ALL” (Ephesians 4:11-13)

Each of us are gifted. God has given each of us special gifts and desires for us to use them. Let’s talk about GIFTS this Sunday!

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Also on Sunday:

  • September 21: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • September 21: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • September 21: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Small Bags of Flour & Sugar
    • All types of milk (evaporated, condensed, powder…)
    • 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 21: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series. There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons. There are currently 169 sermons available. More information
  • September 21: Traditional Service, 8:15 am. More information
  • September 21: Time Out for Parents, 9:15-10:30 am
  • September 21: Common Ground Service, 8:15 am. More information
  • September 21: Sunday School Classes. More information
  • September 21: New Directions Sunday School Class new study, “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 21: New Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (begins September 21th) (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 21: New Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (begins September 21th) (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 21: Traditional Service, 11:00 am. More information
  • September 21: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 
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Posted by on September 20, 2014 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC, Sermon

 

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Register now for The Art of Marriage

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Friday Evening October 10 from 7-9 and Oct 11 from 9-4:30 – The Art of Marriage

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When you were standing at the altar reciting your marriage vows, did you have any idea that marriage would be so complex? It probably didn’t take you long to understand that your spouse is not as much like you as you thought.  But figuring them out is more than just an equation. Marriage is more than a science; it’s an art. And like any art form, requires an investment of time, focused study and the right tools. If you need to soften some of the edges in your relationship, or want to brighten the landscape of your marriage, The Art of Marriage is for you. This 6-session marriage event allows you to experience God’s design for marriage from expert teachers and humorous vignettes.  You’ll graduate in a few hours better educated about your marriage, your spouse and yourself.  Block out time in your schedule to attend The Art of Marriage.

Whether planning to get married, newlywed, or just need a tune up, take the Art of Marriage challenge at Pender Church on October 10 and 11 and take a bold step in preserving your legacy to your children and grandchildren. Your marriage is your most important legacy; isn’t it worth $45 and 10 hours of your time to see how you can make it last for generations to come? We will even cover lunch and child care if you need it!

RegistrationPlease register only once per couple.  To avoid being charged twice, choose only one name as the “Attendee”.  There will be an opportunity later to add your spouse’s name.

Register online (one registration per couple) through My Pender Page > My Overview > Available Registrations or  here.

If you have children you would like to sign up for free child care during the event, please indicate their names and ages on the registration form. Parents must pack and bring snacks and lunch for kids; drinks will be provided for kids.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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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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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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Posted by on September 13, 2014 in Posts of Interest

 

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