Monthly Archives: August 2014

Today at Pender UMC



At our 8:15 & 11:00 worship services on Sunday, August 31st, we return to a part of our heritage as Methodists, the Campmeeting. It will be a time to sing the old hymns, enjoy the upbeat worship and hear a sermon series based on the importance of “Revival.”

RevKev will be preaching on “Survival vs. Revival” (Psalm 51:10-13)
At our 9:30 Common Ground Worship Service, we will have a guest preacher, Suzanne Spencer.

Suzanne Spencer retired as a UMC pastor after serving three churches on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. God called her into pulpit ministry late in life after a career as a social gerontologist, doing clinical research in geriatric medicine and managing assisted living facilities in the Richmond area. Her association with Pender began with a trip to Greece and Turkey led by Pastor Kenny and has continued on short-term mission trips to Peru. Her sermon title for Sunday is “Who?” (Matthew 16:21-26)


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

Also today:

Upcoming Events! Watch for more information:

  • August 31: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • August 31: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • August 31: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Pancake Mix and Syrup
    • 46 oz. bottles of oil, fruit juices, plastic bags and egg cartons are always needed and welcome too!

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

  • August 31: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 164 sermons available.  More information
  • August 31: Blessing of the Backpacks; 9:30am worship service
  • August 31: New Directions Sunday School Class will begin a new study, “All In” by Mark Batterson. The following is a brief synopsis regarding the study – “Nothing belongs to you — not even you! Discover the radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King of your life!” New members are always welcome!! We meet in Room 206 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.
  • August 31: Sunday School Classes.  Read the brochure
  • August 31: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • August 31: Beginner’s Bible Study, 9:30-10:40 am for 12 weeks
  • August 31: Disciple II Bible Study, 4:00 pm

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Military Ministry Need



Are you an active duty military service member? Or a veteran of our armed forces?

Would you be willing to help man the Military Ministry table on Sunday, Sept. 7th for 15 minutes (taking turns with others doing the same)?

No special knowledge needed to help out. If so, please email Kay Creel by clicking on this link or sign up on the sheet in the Narthex this Sunday, Aug. 31st.

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Posted by on August 30, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Turning Point Youth Group Kick-Off


Join us for an exciting evening on Sunday, September 7th, as we kick off the new school year!

Come hungry! We will have a cookout beginning at 6:30 pm. You won’t want to miss all the fun activities we have planned, including the “Bungee Run!” (Back by popular demand!)

Bring a friend and introduce them to the Turning Point Youth Ministry for all 7th through 12th graders!

September 14 will be our Turning Point Youth Group Parents’ Meeting

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Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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2014 UMW Fall Retreat

The UMW will host the Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast for our 2014 Fall Retreat on Saturday, September 13.   Beth Moore will teach in three different sessions throughout the day, and worship music will be provided by Travis Cottrell.   Beth Moore’s mission is “to guide women everywhere into a richer, more fulfilling relationship with the Father.”

The program runs from 9:30 to 4:30 with a break for lunch.   Doors will open at 9:00, with time for fellowship before the event begins.  Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be served.

The cost of the retreat is $10 per person, payable on the morning of the retreat.

Register through My Pender Page > Home > My Overview > Available Registrations

Please contact Ann Hines at with any questions.

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Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC


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September Sermon Series



THEME:  Spiritual Gifts

September 7 – Gifts for ALL – Eph. 4:7-13

Each of us are gifted.  God has given each of us special gifts and desires for us to use them.  Let’s talk about GIFTS this Sunday.

September 14 – Gifted to Serve – Romans 12:1-21

Gifts are given to us by God.  Once we realize what God has done we are to use these gifts in service to others and the world.  What are you doing for the body of Christ?  What are you offering the world?

September 21 – Gifts and Callings of God – Romans 11:29

When God calls and God gifts they never change and He expects us to continue to use them.  Are you using your gifts for the glory of God?  Or have you taken a vacation?  We never stop using our gifts until we enter heaven.  What are you doing?


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