Monthly Archives: August 2016

Don’t Forget – Register for Choir!





Registrations for Children’s, Youth & Adult Music Ministries are Now Open!

If you have not created a My Pender Page log-in yet, you will need to go to our website to do so first. Then click on “Available Registrations” on the top left of the home page.

To sign up for an Adult group, click here.

To sign up for Children & Youth, click here.


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Bessie Gooding Circle



Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, August 20th, at the church at 9:30 am. We’ll have devotions and work on plans for Fall service activities as we meet in fellowship together.

If you’ve thought about joining a small group of women who love to serve the Lord together, please consider coming to our circle meeting and find out what we are all about. Feel free to bring your breakfast! For questions, please contact Kay Creel.


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Today, August 14, 2016 at Pender UMC

Please join us today Sunday, August 14th, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services.



At our 8:15 & 11:00 Services, Pastor Kenny continues the sermon series,“Something Fishy,” and this Sunday’s sermon is entitled “A Fishy Prayer” (Jonah 2)


At our 9:30 Service, Pastor Dan continues the sermon series,“Sunday School Revisited,”and this Sunday’s sermon is entitled “Noah & The Flood” (Genesis 7:11-8:1)

Check out this summer video greeting from Pastor Dan:

Pender’s Vision Statement: 

By following Jesus and reaching out to others, we seek God’s transformation of ourselves and our world.

Listen to 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:

  • Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Pancake Mix & Syrup

    Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart in the coat rack section.

  • The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  More information
  • Shop using AmazonSmiles and benefit the Capital Campaign! More information
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • Registration is open for Pender UMC Golf Outing through August 31.  More information
  • Registration is open for Pender Men’s Stepping Up Weekend Event.  More information
  • August 14: NO Children’s Church during the summer
  • August 14: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • August 14: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • August 14: Summer Sunday School continues. More information
  • August 14: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • August 14: New Directions Sunday School Class. 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.
  • August 14: 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.
  • August 14: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • August 14: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • August 14: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • August 14: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm. More information

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Baby Blessings Ministry



Our Baby Blessings Ministry is requesting donations of receiving blankets and any other types of baby blankets.

Donations can be dropped off in the baby bed located near the coat racks.

For more information about this ministry for needy new moms, contact Sarah Hocker.


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Pender UMC Run



  • Are you quicker than lightening? Can you outrun the rain?
  • Dodge the dogs? Wanna be ‘leader of the pack’?
  • Blood, sweat and tears guaranteed.
  • Your body and soul will ache…for the greater glory.
  • Who better to run for (or to) than Him?!?!

Open to all levels from walkers to the hardcore runners. Come out, enjoy and start your mornings off right.

Meet Saturday mornings in the church parking lot at 7AM.

For more details, contact Ken Dieffenderfer or Stuart Lett

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