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Last Day to Register for Christmas VBS!

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Registration began October 31 and ends November 30, 2014.

Christmas VBS will be held Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 10:00 – 2:00

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Pender is excited to once again host Christmas Vacation Bible School!

We’d love to lighten your load this holiday season and give you the gift of time to prepare for Christmas. Your children will have a wonderful time learning about the true meaning of Christmas while moving through different rotations of Christmas Story, craft, music and recreation. The children will be served lunch, so please note any allergies your child has on the registration form (available through My Pender Page).

Children ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome. Please note that all children attending MUST be potty-trained.

The fee for this event is $10 per child or $20 per family, to cover the cost of food and craft materials. The fee is payable during registration.

Registration began October 31 and ends November 30, 2014.  Get the link at http://www.penderumc.org/christmasvbs

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Today at Pender ~ The First Sunday of Advent ~ November 30, 2014

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Please join us today, the first Sunday in Advent, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

November 30
Sermon: It’s Not Your Birthday
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

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 Also Today:

  • November 30: The First Sunday of Advent
  • November 30: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • November 30: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • November 30: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Fresh Produce
    • 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.

  • November 30: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 180 sermons available.  More information
  • November 30: LAST Day to register for Christmas VBS. . More information
  • November 30: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • November 30: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • November 30: Common Ground Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • November 30: Sunday School Classes.  More information
  • November 30: New Directions Sunday School Class, “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.
  • November 30: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) (in the Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class in Room 218-220) This Focus on the Family’s DVD series, with 26 one-half hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett, is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. lesson discusses the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
  • November 30: Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (began September 21) (Room 205 – Library) A new Sunday School course immediately after the 9:30 am worship service led by Brian and Angie Green will be reading and discussing this book. To sign up or find out more information, please sign up on the Connection Card in the bulletin on Sunday.
  • November 30: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • November 30: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 30: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 30: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 30: Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm.  Register for this orchestra.
  • November 30: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 
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Advent 2014

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Advent begins this year on November 30.

During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, salvation and a new beginning.

Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.

The season of Advent, which comes comes from the Latin word adventus meaning  “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve.

 
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Advent Wreath – November 30, 2014

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Sunday, November 30, 2014  is the First Sunday in Advent.

The first Candle of the Advent Wreath is lit on the first Sunday of Advent, on November 30 this year. It is called the Prophecy Candle and reminds us that Jesus’ coming was prophesied hundreds of years before He was born. The candle’s purple color represents Christ’s royalty as the King of Kings.

Suggested Bible Reading: Luke 1:26-38

Chuck Knows Church — ADVENT WREATH. Four candles in a circle with a big one in the middle? Yep, take a moment and learn the basics about the advent wreath. And why is the pink candle…pink?

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2014 in Advent, Holidays, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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UMW Christmas Brunch

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All women are invited to join us on Dec. 13th at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall for a time of fellowship, devotion and cookie tray assembly. Our Women’s Circles will be providing the food, so if you are a member of a Circle, please check with your chair and if not, just come and enjoy time with your sisters as we get into the Christmas spirit!

We always need more cookies, so if you are willing to bake and donate 100 of your favorite cookies, just bring them with you to the brunch.

 

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Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

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“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ~1 Thessalonians 5:18

 

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Tonight We Give Thanks Together!

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Join us for our annual combined Thanksgiving Eve Service at Ox Hill Baptist Church (along with King of Kings Lutheran Church & Christ Presbyterian Church) tonight at 7:30 pm.

 

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