Monthly Archives: October 2016

Thanksgiving Baskets for the Needy



After the 11am service on Nov. 13th, help is needed with bagging of items, baking cookies, assembling baskets and sorting clothing in the Fellowship Hall.

Monetary donations appreciated (a donation of $45 = cost of one basket).

Help us distribute Thanksgiving baskets & clothing to the needy in our area at 2:00 pm outside on our church grounds on Nov. 20th.

Contact Liliana Rivera for more information and to volunteer to help.


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Today, October 30, 2016 at Pender UMC



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

Pastor Dan will be preaching at all three services on “Sharing Faith Without Fear” (2 Timothy 1:6-10)

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
  • Get your event on the Pender UMC Calendar
  • This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Breakfast items:
      pancake mix, syrup, cereal, nutrition bars, etc.

    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
  • Quick Link to My Pender Page
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • Now through November 16: Disciple Fast Track 12 Weeks Old Testament More information
  • October 30: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • October 30: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • October 30: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • October 30: 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.
  • October 30: 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.
  • October 30: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • October 30: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • October 30: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • October 30: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm. Friends are definitely welcome, so feel free to invite as many as you like! More information



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Tomorrow is the LAST Day to Get Chicken Chili Tickets



Ruth Circle will have their annual Chicken Chili Lunch on November 6th.

We are now selling tickets between all three services on Sundays.

The tickets must be purchased by Oct. 30th so we will know the number of people. The price of the tickets: $8 per adult, $5 for children between 5 and l0 years. Children under 5 will be free. Family ticket for $30. 

Consider pre-ordering a handmade cornucopia at the Chicken Chili Luncheon ticket area.

The price is $20 and the proceeds will benefit the Building Fund. They will be ready for pick-up at the luncheon on November 6. (They are sturdy enough to mail as a gift.)


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Baby Blessing Ministry



Donations are now needed to support new moms who are in need in our area:

  • Newborn Stretch-Suits
  • Onesies
  • T- Shirts
  • Pants
  • Reusable baby bottles
  • Baby blankets
  • Infant toys
  • Baby personal products.

Please drop off your donations in the baby bed located near the coat racks. (Any monetary donation would also be greatly appreciated.)


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Pender UMM Dinner Meeting


You’re invited to our Pender UMM dinner meeting on Wednesday, October 26th at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy a time of fellowship, devotion, breaking bread together, and other great bits and pieces.

Our Guest Speaker for the evening will be Pete Lackey who will be speaking about “Man’s Ultimate Challenge, Being a Man of Virtue in a Culture of Vice.”

Click on this link for more information.

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