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This Week at Pender ~ February 14, 2013

14 Feb

Lent & 3 Crosses

This Week at Pender

February 14, 2013

New Sermon Series ~ Hard Questions
Feb. 17th Sermon: Is the Bible Relevant for Us Today?
The Bible was written so long ago.  How can it be useful for us?  It speaks to another time and different issues!  Or does it?  The Bible speaks to each generation and each age.  Let’s see the relevancy of the Bible for us in 2013.
 
Is God Calling You?!

MISSION TRIP TO BRAZIL

 

We are in the first steps of planning a trip to work with Pender Missionaries,
Charles and Becky Jackson, in the outlying areas of Rio.  The Jacksons work with an interdenominational Church which they helped start 10 years ago, along with several satellite churches.
This is a relational ministry with the main focus being on helping to feed the poor, visiting homes, training leaders and outreach.
The dates of the trip are to be determined (most likely the end of June).  If interested in being part of this awesome ministry adventure, please contact Sarah Hocker .
Common Ground Worship Service Volunteer Brunch ~ Feb. 17th
Common Ground LogoOn Sunday, February 17th, there will be a meeting for all the wonderful volunteers and potential servants for our 9:30 Common Ground worship service. If you are currently a volunteer in any capacity, or are considering joining our great group, please plan to attend this brunch, which will start at 10:30 am.

So for all praise team members, greeters, readers, prayers and the list goes on, please mark this date.  It is our hope to bring everyone together, discuss plans for 2013 and celebrate our work here at Pender UMC.

Supper for the Soul Thursday Dinners beginning Feb. 21st
Lent 7Beginning on Thursday February 21st, we will be meeting for dinner and discussion during the period of Lent.  It was a huge success last year and we hope to continue this time of fellowship and learning, in addition to great food, for the duration of Lent.  We will be discussing the sermon from the week prior, as a table group, while enjoying home cooked dinners.

Please plan to attend — the program will begin at 6:00 and be finished by 7:00 so that all may attend other evening events as needed.

Wanted:  A Few Good Women and Men
 Do our military service members and veterans hold a special place in your heart?

Pender UMC is looking to expand our military ministry in 2013.  Are you good at organizing a donation drive? Enjoy sending cards and notes of encouragement? Willing to organize and host a sporting event to benefit our wounded warriors? Crafty and able to knit, crochet, or sew items to donate? Want to support military families in some way? Looking to help out in a small or large way but simply don’t know how to get started? Please stop by the Military Ministry table near the coat racks anytime in February (between and after Sunday church services).  You’ll be able to sign up, get information, share ideas, and ask questions.  Or you can simply email Kay Creelwith your area of interest and questions.

God bless those who are serving and have served our country.

Smiles on Wheels
We have wonderful news to share – the Pender UMC Visitation Ministry (aka Smiles on Wheels) is up and running!  It is a blessing to have their services and we are looking to you, our church community, to let us know of folks who might enjoy a visit from our volunteers.  The group of women have been trained by Chris Hanak, and have been busy since the fall bringing smiles and Christ to those who are not able to come to church on a regular basis.

Please contact Joyce Munt in our Church Office with any names or questions you might have concerning visitation and fellowship by this group.

 

Epiphany Prison Ministry

 

This weekend a team from Northern Virginia will again go behind the walls at Culpeper Juvenile Correctional Center for an “Epiphany” weekend.  Please pray for our team as they show God’s infinite love and grace to young people in prison.

 

Child Protection Policy
  

CPPCHILD PROTECTION POLICY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORMS FOR 2013 need to be signed by all those working with children.

 

Forms are available on the Welcome Desk.

 

Got Mulch?

With the relatively warm winter we’ve had, Spring is truly just around the corner!  

 

Time to order mulch from your Pender United Methodist Men!

This is our annual fundraiser, enabling the Pender Men to sponsor short-term mission trips for men from Pender to minister in places like Peru, Thailand, Poland, Paraguay, and Philippi, WV. Funds raised also support local missions including the Voices of Youth, FACETS, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, and other vital Pender activities.

This year we will be delivering mulch on Saturday March 16th.

Please place your 2013 order as soon as possible!  Order here..

Lenten Care Notes
LENTEN CARE NOTES are available in a rack on the right wall near the Sanctuary entrance. These 8-page booklets offer spiritual encouragement, help and hope.

 care notes

Three of the booklets in the rack are:

  • 40 Days & 40 Ways to Make the Most of Lent This Year
  • Make Lent a Season for Healing Your Grief
  • A Simple Family Prayer Plan for Lent
JOB OPENING ~ Church Treasurer

Treasurer

Due to considerable changes over the last several years in our financial management requirements, the SPRC (Staff Parrish Relations Committee) has restructured the Church Treasurer position. The Church Treasurer position is now a full-time salaried position that requires a degree in accounting and a minimum of three years of professional experience. For more information and to review the detailed job description, please visit the following link. If you, or someone you know, are interested, please email your current resume to Heather Amos or send a hard copy to the church office at 12401 Alderwoods Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22033.

 

Item of the Week for WFCM

   Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

 is in great need of the following to

distribute to the needy in our area:

 

 

Canned Fruit

Canned Fruit

  

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

 46 oz. bottles of oil & fruit juices are always needed and welcome too!

Ministry QuickLinks

Website

Pender Regift Thrift Store

 Pender’s Calendar

Prayer Request

Upper Room Devotional

Servants Guide

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

Building Use, Resource Request Form, Communication Guidelines

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Save The Date

         

         Feb. 22-23  Youth Participate in World Vision 30 Hour Famine

        March 1       Youth Ski Trip

        March 3       Sing ‘n Celebrate and Healing Service

        March 24     Palm Sunday

        March 27     Easter Story Time and Egg Hunt

        March 28     Holy Thursday Service

        March 29     Good Friday Service

        March 31     Easter Sunday Services

 New PUMC Logo

12401 Alder Woods Dr.

Fairfax, VA  22033

(703) 278-8023

(703) 352-3375 fax

Sunday Services at 8:15 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Child Care Provided

www.penderumc.org

church.office@penderumc.org

 
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