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Today, September 25 2016 at Pender UMC

Please join us today Sunday, September 25, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services.

 

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“Shift Happens”–a series looking at how we are to navigate change as followers of Jesus. In a world that is changing more rapidly every day, especially in Northern Virginia, we think this will be a timely topic.

September 25

Make the Change
Scripture:  Deuteronomy 30:11-20

Pender’s Vision Statement: 

By following Jesus and reaching out to others, we seek God’s transformation of ourselves and our world.

Listen to past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Sunday Childcare

Wondering where to take your children on Sunday mornings? Below is a summary. More detailed information is available at the Welcome desk located in the main lobby and here.

  • NURSERY CARE ~ Birth through 2 years, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 1 ~ 2 yrs. – Adults, 9:30 am – 10:40 am
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 2 ~ Grades 4 – Adults, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • CHERUB CHURCH ~ 3 yrs.- Kindergarten, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP ~ Grades 1-3, 10:45 am – 11:30 am
  • JUNIOR CHURCH ~ Grades 1 – 5, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Calendar of Events

Also today:

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

    Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart in the coat rack section.

  • The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  More information
  • Shop using AmazonSmiles and benefit the Capital Campaign! More information
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • Registration is open for Pender Men’s Stepping Up Weekend Event.  More information

  • Week 2 Shift Happens Small Group Discussion Guides are available here: More information
  • September 25-November 16: Disciple Fast Track 12 Weeks Old Testament More information
  • September 25: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • September 25: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • September 25: Summer Sunday School continues. More information
  • September 25: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • September 25: New Directions Sunday School Class. 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.
  • September 25: The 10:30am Sunday School Class is reading a new study by Adam Hamilton entitled Seeing Gray in A World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics. Contact Angie Green for more information.
  • September 25: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • September 25: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • September 25-28: Setup for the Flea Market/Women’s Boutique More information
  • September 25: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • September 25: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm. Friends are definitely welcome, so feel free to invite as many as you like! More information
 

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Come Together!

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Please join us for a service and get together as families and friends on Saturday, September 24th, at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

This is a new outreach ministry to invite not only members of Pender who are from various ethnic groups, but also to encourage them to bring their friends who may be of other faith backgrounds.

Enjoy great music, a time of fellowship and connecting with neighbors, friends, and families from all over the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Please keep in mind that we will be meeting on a monthly basis on the 4th Saturday of each month. COME ONE, COME ALL!

 

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Pender Fall Flea Market

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Fall Flea Market/Boutique, September 29 – October 1st

We need you! The Fall Flea Market/Boutique starts setting up on Sunday, September 25th through Wednesday, September 28th, and much help is needed. Join us for a light lunch before we begin to set up on Sunday, September 25th, after the 11am Service.

Enjoy a wonderful time working together and spending time with others in our Church family. Donations to be sold at the Flea Market/Boutique are now being accepted. Start clearing out your closets now! One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!

Light lunch is provided for workers on Monday through Wednesday. Cashiers, baggers & cooks are needed throughout the event. Please sign up at the Sign-Up Center in the Church Lobby.

Also, we are coming up on Historic Centreville Day, on October 15, where we will be purchasing a booth and distributing Free

1)      children’s books

2)      New Bibles

3)      Lemonade

 

We are still looking for volunteers from the church to staff the booth, and represent both the Pender Regift Thrift Store and the church.  

 

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Today, September 18, 2016 at Pender UMC

Please join us today Sunday, September 18, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services as we continue our Sermon Series,“Shift Happens”— a series looking at how we are to navigate change as followers of Jesus.

 

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New Sermon Series, began Sept. 11th:

“Shift Happens”–a series looking at how we are to navigate change as followers of Jesus. In a world that is changing more rapidly every day, especially in Northern Virginia, we think this will be a timely topic.

Both Pastor Kenny & Pastor Dan will be preaching on“Shift Happens: Dancing Through Change” (Genesis 12:1-5)

Pender’s Vision Statement: 

By following Jesus and reaching out to others, we seek God’s transformation of ourselves and our world.

Listen to past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Sunday Childcare

Wondering where to take your children on Sunday mornings? Below is a summary. More detailed information is available at the Welcome desk located in the main lobby and here.

  • NURSERY CARE ~ Birth through 2 years, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 1 ~ 2 yrs. – Adults, 9:30 am – 10:40 am
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 2 ~ Grades 4 – Adults, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • CHERUB CHURCH ~ 3 yrs.- Kindergarten, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP ~ Grades 1-3, 10:45 am – 11:30 am
  • JUNIOR CHURCH ~ Grades 1 – 5, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Calendar of Events

Also today:

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

    Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart in the coat rack section.

  • The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  More information
  • Shop using AmazonSmiles and benefit the Capital Campaign! More information
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • Registration is open for Pender Men’s Stepping Up Weekend Event.  More information

  • Week 1 Shift Happens Small Group Discussion Guides are available here: More information
  • September 18-November 16: Disciple Fast Track 12 Weeks Old Testament More information
  • September 18: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • September 18: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • September 18: Summer Sunday School continues. More information
  • September 18: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • September 18: New Directions Sunday School Class. 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.
  • September 18: The 10:30am Sunday School Class is reading a new study by Adam Hamilton entitled Seeing Gray in A World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics. Contact Angie Green for more information.
  • September 18: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • September 18: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • September 18: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • September 18: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm. Friends are definitely welcome, so feel free to invite as many as you like! More information
  • September 18: Turning Pouint Parent Meeting, 7:00 pm.
    All parents are invited to attend this informational meeting for parents of current Turning Point Youth Group attendees, as well as those who are new to Pender. Learn more about the program and upcoming events. Meet and spend time with other Pender parents. A sign-up sheet will be available to sign up to bless our teens with meals before youth group each week. More information
 

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Register for the Men’s Stepping Up Weekend

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Early Bird Discount Registration Price of only $80 for entire weekend! Covers room, board, materials and a t-shirt! Discount ends soon.

 

Join Pender United Methodist Men near the Chesapeake Bay for a 3-day Stepping Up event designed for everyday guys who want more. The weekend is designed to empower guys to Step Up — at home, in friendships, in their marriages, at work, at church, in their faith.

You’ll meet ordinary guys and hear their stories of how they’ve stepped up and the remarkable benefits of getting more from life than they ever imagined. We’ll laugh, we’ll talk, we’ll play and we’ll challenge each other to Step Up.

Format: The Stepping Up Weekend will be led by Pender guys from all walks of life. Different ages, different perspectives, different experiences will mean that every man will be able to connect with one or more weekend leaders. We took the best of the FamilyLife’s four-part “Stepping Up” video event, which features experts like Dennis Rainey and Tony Dungy, and modified it to fit our weekend and church. We’ll be working from the video and accompanying workbook as well as adding in more stories from guys you know, and guys you’ll meet, on how their trusting God and following God and stepping up in their own lives.

But it’s not all heavy discussion, we’ll also have plenty of time to kick back and relax with other guys. Some guys (not me) will start each morning with an optional warm-up hike/run. We’ll have access to a low ropes course, a giant swing, hiking trails and we’ll most likely pull together a cut-throat game of touch football (weather depending – Ok, we’ll play even if it’s raining – mudball!). During Rec Time, guys will compete to the finish in cornhole, Kan Jam, or horseshoes. At night, we’ll hang out by the campfire, maybe sing a song, tell a couple of jokes (clean, hopefully, but not guaranteed), and catch up on the day’s events. There’ll be plenty of food throughout the weekend prepared by the expert chefs (Ok, it’s cafeteria food and they’re high school kids, but it’s not bad). And you’ll stay in luxurious 4-star accommodations (ok, it’s a cabin and BYO sleeping bag and pillow). But you’ll never find a better time to connect with other guys and learn about how God calls each man to Step up!

Pender Men’s Stepping Up Weekend Event

Location: UMC Retreat Center — West River, Maryland

Date: From Friday, October 21 at 4:00pm to Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1:00pm

Registration: ends October 21

Read more at http://www.penderumc.org/stepping-up

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2016 in Get Involved!, Ministries, Pender Men, Pender UMC

 

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Week 1 Shift Happens Small Group Discussion Guides

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Week 1
9/11/16

Let’s face it: everybody experiences shift from time to time. Jobs change, health declines, relationships turn and our emotional equilibrium is thrown off course. Yet, often in these moments God is preparing us for what’s next. How can we embrace God’s best next without successfully navigating change along the way?

Read: Exodus 16:1-3

God’s people started grumbling as soon as they stepped into the wilderness. Do you ever grumble? What causes your grumbling?

Read: Exodus 3:1-14

Moses had a holy encounter with God and in his fear gave God excuses. What is God asking you to do? What are your excuses?

Read: Psalm 23

Shift happens in our lives, and sometimes we are not prepared for it. What does God promise in this Psalm? What shift is happening in your life where you need to grab hold of this promise?

Read: I Chronicles 28:11-21

David gave his son Solomon a job: build the temple. What instructions did he give his son? What words of encouragement? What sources of motivation are you listening to that are helping you overcome hesitation and fear: people, podcasts, sermons, reading scripture, etc.? What are you hearing from God?

Read: John 14:23-31

Jesus gathered his disciples to speak into their lives prior to his death. What does Jesus promise in the middle of fear and anxiety? How are you allowing the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you in the middle of change?

Read: Exodus 16:11-20

God provided daily bread for his people in the wilderness. How were the people to use God’s provision? Did they listen? God’s people struggled with trust—do you struggle to trust God for daily provision? Explain.

Read: 1 John 4:16-21

God’s perfect love casts out all fear. What keeps you afraid? How can God’s love rid your life of that fear?

 

 

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Sing ‘N Celebrate, Sept. 11th at 5-6pm

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Sing ‘N Celebrate, Sept. 11th @ 5-6pm in the Fellowship Hall

According to an anonymous writer on the internet – “In times of turmoil and tragedy, First Responders are the people who run toward the crisis. They never ask for our gratitude, but they certainly deserve it.” We can express our appreciation for these heroes by attending this SNC where Capt. Jim Wasem of the Arlington Police Dept. will share.

We hope you can join in the fellowship over the good food of the potluck which will follow. Just bring a side dish or a dessert to share please. We are joining with the youth group, and Tim will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs.

 

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