Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sunday at Pender ~ WOW!


Please join us on Sunday, July 20th, as we continue our Sermon Series: WOW!

WOW: The Mystery and Majesty of God – Exodus 20:18-21

We have made Jesus such a friend that we have lost the mystery and majesty of God. Somehow God is so much a “good buddy” that we have failed to see his awesomeness and acknowledge that God is so great he is beyond our comprehension.

Let’s look at what it means to have a God hidden in mystery but visible in majesty.

Click on this link to find out more information about our upcoming sermons.

Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.

Information about our Services:

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Save the Date!

August 3 Sing ‘N Celebrate

August 24 Blessing of the Backpacks (all 3 services)

August 31 Blessing of the Backpacks at the 9:30 service

September 7 Back to Church Sunday

September 7 Sing ‘N Celebrate

September 13 Women’s Retreat


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Food for Philippi Mission Team



Help feed the youth and adults from Pender who will be working in Appalachia later this month. Cash donations may be given and designated “Philippi Food.” A list of groceries needed by the mission team is at the Sign Up Center in the Narthex.

Please return donations of nonperishable food (marked “For Philippi”) to the Pender kitchen by Tuesday, July 22nd. Questions? Contact Virginia Patch by clicking here.

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Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Get Involved!, Missions, Pender UMC


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Prayer Shawl Ministry News



prayer-shawl1The Prayer Shawl Ministry (formerly Casting God’s Love) has been busy!

Here is a picture of a recently completed lapghan, held by Mary Ann Hinkle and Betty Kelly.

Someone donated several of the squares to the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  Mary Ann Hinkle finished the rest of the squares and sewed them together.

It is very warm and will make a wonderful gift to someone needing comfort.


In addition, the picture below shows a triangle shawl created by Ruth Haynie and modeled by Sue Pierce.  This shawl has already been delivered and is currently providing comfort and support.


prayer-shawl3Here is another shawl crocheted by Ruth, with Mary Lou and Sue as the models.

If you would like to have your completed shawl shown on the website, please send your picture to Sue LeStrange at

We continue to meet 6:30-7:30 PM each Wednesday this summer.  Join us!

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Posted by on July 14, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Photos


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Please Join Us Sunday, July 13th, As We Continue Our Sermon Series: WOW!




July 13 is Vacation Bible School Sunday (our VBS & Music Campers will be singing at the 9:30 and 11:00 am services.)

Our sermon will be “The Wonder of Working with God” (I Corinthians 3:7-9) Can you believe that we are invited to be co-laborers with God. God wants us to join him in the wonderful works He is doing. Let’s see how we can be a co-worker!

Click on this link to find out more information about our upcoming sermons.

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Posted by on July 12, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Sermon


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Backpack Collection



We are partnering with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to provide backpacks for needy students at Rocky Run Middle School.

Needed: 60 large sized backpacks with 2 main compartments. Backpack size: 18 inches high x 13 inches wide x 7-8 inches deep (Buying suggestion — Costco sells a High Sierra Backpack for $18.99)

Backpack donations can by dropped off in the box located near the Sign Up Center in the Narthex by Sunday, August 17th.

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Posted by on July 5, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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