Monthly Archives: December 2014

Today at Pender ~ December 28, 2014



December 28
Sermon: 2014 in Review, Rev. Kevin Havens will be preaching
Scripture: Philippians 4:13

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Also Today:

  • December 28: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • December 28: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • December 28: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Cooking Oil
    • 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.

  • December 28 The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 184 sermons available.  More information
  • December 28: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 28: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • December 28: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 28: Sunday School Classes.  More information
  • December 28: 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.
  • December 28: 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.
  • December 28: 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.
  • December 28: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information

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Fun With Music, Singing, Playing, and Fellowship



The second semester of Fun With Music will meet from January 9-May 15, every Friday from 10-11:30 am in the Cornerstone Room (Room 215).

This program is for moms and dads with their children ages 0 to 5. A fee of $30 covers the cost of food and supplies.

Each week there is 30 minutes of singing, a snack and toys are brought out for the children to play. The parents are served a breakfast and have the opportunity to fellowship with each other.

For questions, email Jim & Roberta Pont by clicking here.

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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC


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Merry Christmas ~ Luke 2:9-11




9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

~Luke 2:9-11, King James Version (KJV)



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Christmas Eve Worship at Pender UMC – Tonight!

Christmas Eve Worshi

Christmas Eve Services ~ December 24th

5:30 pm Children’s Service~Asbury & Wesley Choirs present “Room for Christmas”

7:00 pm Pre-Service Concert ~ Handbell & Piano Music

7:30 pm Family Service with Communion

10:30 pm Pre-Service Concert ~ Handbell & Piano Music

11:00 pm Candlelight Communion Worship Service


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Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Cairn

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Cairn

On December 21 at 1:30PM the Pender UMC Choir traditionally sings for the Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie) Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery.  Today, the choir sang at the 8:15 service at Pender so that we could get to Arlington Cemetery in a timely fashion.

One of the songs we  traditionally sing at this service – “Under His Wings” – was composed in memory of the victims.  It can be heard in the videos below.

Last year was the 25th anniversary of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing.

A C-Span video of last year’s anniversary event

Another video from last year:

For a full remarks about last year’s service, including speaker’s notes, please see

Here’s a timeline of the terrible event on December 21, 1988:

Extraordinary Response Pan Am 103



Posted by on December 21, 2014 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC, Videos


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