Daily Archives: April 1, 2015

VBS 2015 Registration is Now Open!


At this year’s VBS, kids will embark on an icy expedition where kids overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power. Anchor kids in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges.

In addition, each day kids will rotate through music, recreation, snack, craft, storytelling and even some “laboratory” time!


  • July 6-10, 9:00 to 12:00 each day at Pender UMC, 12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Music Camp will be from 12:30-3:30 the same dates.  Registration information coming soon.
  • Kids age 3 through 6th grade are welcome – note all children must be potty trained, teachers will NOT change diapers
  • Fees this year are $30 per child, $60 max per family.  This includes the price of the music CD. Pay $30 each for the first two children in your family.  Other children are no additional charge.
  • After you have registered 2 children, use  the form VBS 2015 (Family) so that you are not charged more than $60 for your family.
  • Contact Ann  Hines with questions
  • Contact Jami Flemmons for financial assistance

Please Read:

  • Online registration will begin in April
  • Please fill out a separate form for each child.
  • There is a total limit of 250 children.
  • Be sure to register your child, not yourself.  Click “Register Additional Individuals/Family”

Registration opens today April 1, 2015

Register the first and second child(ren) here.

If you have more than 2 children to register, choose VBS 2015 (Family) here.

Register yourself or your youth (rising 7-12 graders) to volunteer here.

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What is a Tenebrae service?



The word “tenebrae” comes from the Latin meaning “darkness.” The Tenebrae is an ancient Christian Good Friday service that makes use of gradually diminishing light through the extinguishing of candles to symbolize the events of that week from the triumphant Palm Sunday entry through Jesus’ burial.

This increasing darkness symbolizes the approaching darkness of Jesus’ death and of hopelessness in the world without God. The service concludes in darkness, sometimes with a final candle, the Christ candle, carried out of the sanctuary, symbolizing the death of Jesus. A loud noise may also sound symbolizing the closing of Jesus’ tomb. The worshipers then leave in silence to ponder the impact of Christ’s death and await the coming Resurrection.



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