Monthly Archives: November 2013

PARENTS: Enjoy the Gift of Time to Prepare for Christmas!

Christmas VBS


Christmas VBS — December 7, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Children ages 3 thru 6th grade
Registration closes on Sunday, December 1, 2013.

For more information and to register, click on this link to our website.

Additional volunteers are needed!

If you have questions or would like to volunteer to help, please email Sowmya or Harmonie.




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Bless our Deployed Military Service Members



Want to wish a deployed military service member a Merry Christmas?

Please stop by the table near the coat racks on Dec. 1st to sign cards and let them know they are in our hearts this holiday season.


Thanks and God bless you for remembering them!


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Pender 2013 Advent Devotional




Drop by the Welcome Center  to pick up our Pender 2013 Advent Devotional.

Each daily devotion is written by a member of our Church family. Suggested donation for the spiral bound devotional is $1.00.

Our devotional is available on our website at

A daily devotion is a one-page writing about a topic related to the Christian faith and life that provides words of encouragement or challenging and inspiring thoughts.



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Buy 1 Christmas Tree and Feed 120 People!




Vale United Methodist Church in Oakton is selling Christmas trees beginning November 30th.

Mention our church and receive a 10% discount.

Saturdays 9am – 5pm
Sundays 11am – 5pm
Mon.-Fri. 6pm – 9pm


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Christmas Care Notes

New Care Notes

New Care Notes


CHRISTMAS 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.

Three of the booklets in the rack are:

.”Going on an Advent Prayer Journey”

.”Getting Through the Holidays When You’ve Lost a Loved One”

.”Facing the Holidays When a Family Member is Seriously Ill”


Feel free to pick one up for yourself or for a friend.







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Advent Sing ‘n Celebrate Worship Service ~ Dec. 1st






On this first Sunday of Advent, may the busyness of our world slow to a more peaceful pace, so we can pay closer attention to the coming of our Lord.

We hope you can join us as we wait and celebrate together in joyful anticipation!



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New Sermon Series: Joy to the World!




Sermon December 1: Sing Out the Joy –Isaiah 42:10-17

Advent is a time to take stock of the fact that Joy comes to the world because the Lord has come. Isaiah foretold that when the Messiah came, He would give us JOY in the midst of the harshness of life.

I wonder can we find the joy in the midst of the events in our economy, in a marriage gone sour, in a nation that is conflicted?

Let’s discover the joy the Lord will bring.

“Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth…”

(Isaiah 42:10)

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Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Advent, Holidays, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest, Sermon


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