Daily Archives: December 7, 2014

Celebration of Advent – TONIGHT!


Sing ‘n Celebrate, Tonight at 7pm

Now is a good time to reserve the evening of December 7 for Sing ‘NCelebrate’s time for Celebration of Advent.

Our drama will set the scene and the theme for this time of worship — reminding us of how totally gracious Mary was when first viewing the rustic surroundings where her baby would be born. We will also be reminded that God’s timing for everything, even the birth of His Son, Jesus, is always perfect!

Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind.

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

JC Reigns leads worship with both modern Christian songs and a selection of old church hymns – the aim is to meet the needs of all who attend. JC Reigns has been together for 14 years and over the course of that time, has recorded five Christian CDs and used all the proceeds to benefit world wide and local charities.

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.


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Today at Pender ~ The Second Sunday of Advent ~ December 7, 2014


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

You won’t want to miss our Christmas Cantata this Sunday at both the 8:15 & 11:00 Services.

At our 9:30 Common Ground Service, the Sermon Topic is “Socks & Underwear” (Isaiah 41:10)

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 7: The Second Sunday of Advent
  • December 7: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • December 7: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • December 7: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Cereal and Breakfast Foods
    • 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 7: 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
  • December 7: Christmas Cantata, 8:15 & 11:00am Services
  • December 7: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 7: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • December 7: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 7: Sunday School Classes.  More information
  • December 7: 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 7: 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 7: 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 7: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • December 7: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 7: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 7: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 7: Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm.  Register for this orchestra.
  • December 7: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
  • December 7: Advent Sing ‘n Celebrate, 7:00pm

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