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Christmas Eve at Pender UMC

‘Twas the night before Christmas…and the people were celebrating Jesus’ birthday!

You’re invited to spend your Christmas Eve at Pender UMC as we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Messiah, the Savior of the World, with candlelight, Christmas carols, and the incredible story of his arrival on Earth.

Pender’s children’s choirs will present their Christmas musical “The Legend of the Christmas King” at the 5:30 family service. Kid-friendly glow sticks will stand in for our candlelight!

The 7:30 and 11:00 p.m. services will include carols, candlelight, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. Catharine Guest.

All are welcome; come as you are! Learn more about all of Pender’s Christmas and December events online: http://www.penderumc.org/christmas2018

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.'” ~Luke 2:10-11

 

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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!

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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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