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Carols, Cookies, and Coffee

 

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The Promise of Light

 

You’re invited to a musical celebration of God’s gift of eternal light! The Pender UMC music ministry presents “The Promise of Light”, a cantata (narrative piece of music) composed by Joel Raney. The piece includes Christmas carols and original choral music blended with narration, piano, handbell, and percussion, to tell the timeless story of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.

The production will take place during Pender’s only Sunday worship service on December 9, at 10 a.m. Stay for a delicious brunch after worship!

No RSVP required; all are welcome. Childcare will be available during worship for ages birth through 6th grade.

DATE AND TIME

Sun, December 9, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST

LOCATION

Pender UMC

12401 Alder Woods Drive

Fairfax, VA 22033

 

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A Night in Bethlehem

 

Friday, December 7, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This is a FREE family-friendly event!

Come to Bethlehem and see…a night filled with light! Pender UMC is bringing the Christmas story to life so you and your family can walk through the Bethlehem marketplace and living nativity, and be immersed in the spirit of Christmas.

Visit and participate with Bethlehem bakers, carpenters, potters, scribes, and artists as you learn about the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, and see the live animals and actors in the nativity.

No RSVP required!
Pender United Methodist Church
12401 Alder Woods Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
 
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Posted by on November 29, 2018 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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Sunday December 2 Is the Beginning of Advent

Advent

Sunday, December 2, 2018  is the First Sunday in Advent.

The first Candle of the Advent Wreath is lit on the first Sunday of Advent, on December 2 this year. It is called the Prophecy Candle and reminds us that Jesus’ coming was prophesied hundreds of years before He was born. The candle’s purple color represents Christ’s royalty as the King of Kings.

Suggested Bible Reading: Luke 1:26-38

Chuck Knows Church — ADVENT WREATH. Four candles in a circle with a big one in the middle? Yep, take a moment and learn the basics about the advent wreath. And why is the pink candle…pink?

 

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Happy Mother’s Day!

mothers-day

She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.  ~ Proverbs 31:26

 

 

 

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Epiphany January 6, 2018

Chuck Knows Church

 

 

One of the least understood Christian days of the year. Chuck provides some insight while having an epiphany of his own.

 

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Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Cairn

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Cairn

On December 21 at 1:30PM, the Pender UMC Choir traditionally sings for the Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie) Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery.

One of the songs we traditionally sing at this service – “Under His Wings” – was composed in memory of the victims.  It can be heard in the videos below.

A few years ago was the 25th anniversary of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. A C-Span video of the anniversary event

http://www.c-span.org/video/?316910-1/pan-flight-103-25th-anniversary-memorial-service

Another video from the anniversary year:

For full remarks about the anniversary service, including speaker’s notes, please see https://www.victimsofpanamflight103.org/events/2013/arlington

Here’s a timeline of the terrible event on December 21, 1988:

Extraordinary Response Pan Am 103

 

 

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