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SECOND CHANCE to Buy a Pender T-Shirt

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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:  https://www.booster.com/pender-umc-building-in-faith-shirts

The deadline to place orders is April 30th.   We are hoping everyone will wear their new shirts to our upcoming Pender fundraising events! (We had over 100 Pender people dine together at our fundraiser held at Jason’s Deli.)

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: http://www.penderumc.org/buildinginfaith

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Today at Pender UMC ~ April 24, 2016

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Please join us at our 8:15, 9:30, & 11:00 Services as Pastor Kenny and Pastor Dan continue their new sermon series entitled, “Heaven is for Real” and will be preaching on “The Battle for Heaven.” (Colossians 3:1-4)

Did you know that heaven is not guaranteed? In fact, we believe there are forces at work to knock us off our path and keep us from our intended destination. This is serious business, but victory can be ours! Make sure you’re among the victorious and join us today.

Listen to 278 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:

  • April 24: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • April 24: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • April 24: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Jello and Pudding
    • 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.

  • April 24: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 278 sermons available.  More information
  • April 24: Registration is open for Vacation Bible School (VBS).  More information
  • April 24: Registration is open for Music Camp.  More information
  • April 24-30: Second Chance! Buy a TShirt to help support the Building in Faith Capital Campaign.More information. 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.
  • April 24: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • April 24: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • April 24: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • April 24: 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.
  • April 24: 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.
  • April 24: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • April 24: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • April 24: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • April 24: 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.
  • April 24: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 24: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 24: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 24: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Celebrate Healing, Sing ‘N Celebrate

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May 1, 5-6pm in Fellowship Hall

After doing research on miracles around the world, Scott Levesque writes – “Miracles are happening all around us, and this includes miracles of healing. I am certain that the same Spirit of Jesus, involved in the healings of Bible days, is with us today.”

With this in mind, we hope you are planning to join us for this service when Pastor Kenny will anoint those needing healing and will lift prayers on their behalf.

 

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Chili Cook Off

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Building in Faith for the Future Chili Cook Off and Performance by the Common Ground Praise Band

Saturday, May 7th, at 5:00 pm

Learn more about the progress the Building Committee is making on the renovation plans and celebrate our building campaign! This is a family-friendly event, with tailgate games, playground time, chili and fixings, music, and viewing of the Kentucky Derby.

A panel of judges will choose the top three chilies, plus there will be a People’s Choice Award.Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the music outside (weather permitting).

Sign up by clicking on this link to attend and enter your chili, or sign up on your Connection Card on Sunday.

 

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Today’s Bible Verse: Romans 13:6-7

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Romans 13:6-7 New International Version (NIV)

6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

 

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Les Esmond wins Fairfax County Senior Volunteer of the Year Award 2016

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Les Esmond has acted as chief cashier at Pender Re-Gift Thrift Store since May 2012, volunteering forty hours a week, fifty weeks a year.  Pender Thrift Store, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pender United Methodist Church, accepts clients from government, nonprofits, and other churches for the distribution of material goods.

When Les comes to work every day, he tries to make each and every person feel better — he talks and laughs with the lonely.  He has overcome computer phobia to learn two new software systems. He instructs others on how to “cashier.”   He is diligent about learning the names of the customers, and if they have a minute, he regales them with a history lesson or relates a story of pride in his family of three children, two grandchildren.

What this description doesn’t tell you is that Les Esmond has battled serious health issues for over fifteen years; however, despite adversity, but he tackles life with gusto!  He buys lunch for others, provides bags and paper products for the store, offers rides and picks up groceries for others at the independent senior living facility where he stays.

Maryann Weber, Executive Administrator of Pender Re-gift Thrift Store is certain that their capacity to accomplish their mission would be diminished, if not impossible without Les Esmond’s continued and diligent service.

Maryann Weber says, “My own life has been enriched by knowing him.  He reminds me of everything I take for granted, and retains a positive attitude in spite of all circumstances….My favorite quote is his favorite quote, ‘In life, you will experience some pain, discomfort, and disappointment.  Misery, however, is optional!’”

From http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/non-profits/Breakfast-winners.php

 
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Today at Pender UMC ~ April 10, 2016

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Please join us on Missions Celebration Sunday, April 10th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11am Services.Our Guest Speaker will be Dr. Max Wilkins who will be preaching at all 3 services, “On a Mission with God” (Acts 1:6-11).

Dr. Wilkins served as a pastor in Florida and Hawaii for 26 years prior to becoming President and CEO of The Mission Society in 2014. He has led small and large local churches, planted satellite campuses, and helped to launch more than 100 church plants during that time. Max has been personally engaged in cross-cultural mission work for 20 years, having served and taught in more than two dozen countries around the world. He has been a public advocate for mission in the local church, speaking in more than 100 churches around the US.

 

Listen to 276 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:

  • April 10: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • April 10: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • April 10: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Canned Fruit
    • 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.

  • April 10: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 276 sermons available.  More information
  • April 10: Registration is open for Vacation Bible School (VBS).  More information
  • April 10: Registration is open for Music Camp.  More information
  • April 10-30: Second Chance! Buy a TShirt to help support the Building in Faith Capital Campaign.More information. 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.
  • April 10: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • April 10: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • April 10: 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.
  • April 10: 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.
  • April 10: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • April 10: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • April 10: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • April 10: 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.
  • April 10: JLU, 5:00-7:00 pm.  More information
  • April 10: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 10: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 10: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 10: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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