Monthly Archives: December 2016

Today, December 11, 2016 at Pender UMC ~ ONE Unified Service at 10:00 am



Please join us this Sunday, December 11th, as we celebrate Building in Faith for the Future. We will come together for one service at 10amfollowed by a luncheon and dessert reception.

PLEASE NOTE: Nursery and Sunday school for ages 2 through 6th grade will be open at 9:45 am.

December 11, the third Sunday in Advent


Theme: What lies ahead in life, kingdom and church will require patience, but also hope.

Movie Clip: A Christmas Story

Scripture: James 5:7-10

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

Calendar of Events

Also today:

  • 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:
    • Apples, Oranges, Onions & Potatoes

    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
  • NEW! Opt-in to Text Messaging for important Pender Announcements! Sign up here.
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • December 11: Building in Faith for the Future Pledge Sunday, More information
  • December 11: Unified Service & Church-wide Luncheon, 10 am
  • December 11: Carols, Cookies & Coffee, 4:30 pm
  • December 11: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm. Fr



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Let’s Party!



Christmas caroling! Pizza! Sodas! Games! The Christmas Story! Cookies & ice cream! Each year we put on the Christmas party for the residents at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center. Join us on Saturday, December 17th at 11am-1pm, at 10650 Page Ave., Fairfax, VA 22030

Everyone has a great time! So please come, help out, serve lunch, sing carols — but most importantly, meet the residents in a time where many feel separated & alone, and bring them some Christmas cheer!


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Carols, Cookies, and Coffee



The Pender Music Ministry presents its Annual Christmas Handbell Concert Sunday, December 11 at 4:00 PM


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Christmas Caroling!



Join us on Wednesday, December 21st, for an evening of caroling through the Greenbriar neighborhood.

Just meet up with us between 5:15 and 5:30pm in the Church lobby ready to sing and have fun and we will leave by 5:40pm. Hope to see you there.

For questions, please contact Jami Flemmons.


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Advent Sing ‘n Celebrate Today at 5:00 pm



December 4th @ 5-6pm in the Fellowship Hall

We hope you are planning to join the Sing ‘N Celebrate congregation for our Advent Service. We will focus on God’s great gift to us – His Presence in the Person of Jesus. Chad Karger is quoted as saying – “The REAL joy of Christmas is found in presence. No, no presents. PRESENCE!!!”


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