Monthly Archives: February 2016

Buy a shirt! Help us Build for the Future!

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All funds raised will be paid directly to Pender United Methodist Church for Funds will be used for our Building in Faith Capital Campaign.

Order your shirt in grey or mint green here:

The deadline to place orders is March 14th.  We won’t have the shirts in hand until the 30th though, so will miss having them for our Jason’s deli fundraiser.

We need a minimum of 17 shirts for the order to happen.

We offered two colors and two styles (a unisex that goes from youth through adult and a ladies cut).  We chose these colors based on recommended colors from the t-shirt designer, since colors we had originally selected would not have highlighted our logo as well once they were printed.  And limiting it to two will allow us to better stand out as a group at these events.

Read more about the Building in Faith Campaign here:



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Pender United Methodist Men’s Dinner


Everyone is invited to join us for a meal and fellowship on February 24th at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall.

Around 8pm, we will then proceed to the Sanctuary to enjoy a presentation from our Guest Speakers, Brian Green and Bray Becker, who will be sharing about their recent mission trip to Peru.


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Today at Pender UMC ~ February 21, 2016



Please join us this Sunday, February 21st, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11am worship services.

Pastor Kenny will be continuing our current sermon series,The God We Can Know, and will be preaching at all 3 services on Knowing God’s Satisfaction (John 6:48-51)

“I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” (John 6:48-51)

Listen to 266 past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Sunday Childcare

Wondering where to take your children on Sunday mornings? Below is a summary. More detailed information is available at the Welcome desk located in the main lobby and here.

  • NURSERY CARE ~ Birth through 2 years, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 1 ~ 2 yrs. – Adults, 9:30 am – 10:40 am
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 2 ~ Grades 4 – Adults, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • CHERUB CHURCH ~ 3 yrs.- Kindergarten, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP ~ Grades 1-3, 10:45 am – 11:30 am
  • JUNIOR CHURCH ~ Grades 1 – 5, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Calendar of Events

Also Today:

  • February 21: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • February 21: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • February 21: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Potatoes, Oranges & Apples
      (individual bags or sleeves)
    • 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.

  • February 21: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 266 sermons available.  More information
  • February 21: Time to order mulch! This year the Pender Men are teaming with our sponsored Boy Scout troop #1530 and combining our mulch sales so that we can help each other’s programs and deliver your mulch to your driveway on Saturday March 5th. More information
  • February 21: Easter Story Time & Egg Hunt, Registration is open. More information
  • February 21-28: Register to eat at Jason’s Deli on March 2 between 5 and 10 pm. The Capital Campaign will get 15% of the cost of Pender members’ meals. More information
  • February 21: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • February 21: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • February 21: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • February 21: New Directions Sunday School Class. New study entitled “Soul Keeping – Caring for the Most Import Part of You” by John Ortberg. We meet in Rooms 218-220 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.
  • February 21: The 10:30am Sunday School Class is reading a new study by Adam Hamilton entitled Seeing Gray in A World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics. Contact Angie Green for more information.
  • February 21: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • February 21: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • February 21: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • February 21: The Pender Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm. The Youth Orchestra is open to all youth grades 7 through 12 who play a wind, brass, stringed or percussion instrument. New members are always welcome! The Orchestra plays 4-5 times during Sunday morning worship from December-June. More information.
  • February 21: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • February 21: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • February 21: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • February 21: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information

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Thursday Night Lenten Suppers


Join us on Thursday nights at 6pm during the Lenten season for dinner and fellowship. It is a perfect opportunity to meet new people and to deepen your understanding of Lent.

Following dinner, Pastor Dan will be leading a discussion on Christ as Easter approaches.

We ask for a donation each week to cover the cost of our meals.

Please RSVP to Claire Sax by clicking here or by signing up at the Sign-Up Center in the church lobby.

Thursday Night Lenten Supper Menu:

Tonight – February 18th– pizza

February 25th– spaghetti

March 3rd– sandwiches

March 10th– soup

March 17th– pot luck


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Enjoy a meal at Jason’s Deli – and Help the Capital Campaign!

building-in-faith-featureCapital Fundraising Campaign “Building in Faith for the Future”

Come join us for dinner and fellowship, while at the same time raising funds for the Building in Faith for the Future Capital Campaign!

All you need to do is show up for dinner on this night, let them know you are with Pender UMC and drop your receipt in the Group Raise box! 15% of all such purchases will go directly to the Capital Campaign.

We are not allowed to ask other diners that are not part of our group to participate, so the key to making this is a success it to have lots of our Pender Family in attendance! Plus that always makes it more fun!!!!

Jason’s Deli – 12955 Fair Lakes Shopping Center – Wednesday, March 2nd from 5pm-10pm.

We will get 15% off all the orders for people who say they are with our group and put their receipts in the marked bin.  

The only catch is that we need 20 people to RSVP by February 28th or they will cancel our event.  

Here is the link to RSVP:


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