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About MaryO

Cushing's and kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) patient, founder, owner and webmaster of Cushing's Help and Support, web designer, piano teacher and mom. I am a Cushing's patient who has dealt with Cushing's symptoms since 1983 (or earlier) and the aftereffects of pituitary surgery since 1987. Because I had very little support for my symptoms, diagnosis and surgery, I decided to try to make things a little better for other patients and started a support site called Cushing's Help and Support in 2000. The site has grown to astronomical numbers. This disease isn't as rare as doctors have told us! In 2006, I was also diagnosed with kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma). My left kidney and adrenal gland were removed. Having an adrenal gland removed complicates my post-Cushing's symptoms. I am not planning to have any more rare and unusual diseases. My entire bio to date can be found here: http://www.cushings-help.com/maryos_story.htm But, enough of that - it's not always about Cushing's, or even Cancer. This one is about Life!

Annual Backpack Collection

 

Pender is partnering with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to provide larger sized backpacks for 50 needy students who will be attending Chantilly High School in the fall.
WFCM’s Annual Backpack Program helps provide backpacks to 1700 students in 24 elementary, middle, and high schools in Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton and Fairfax.
Backpacks must be 18 inches high x 13 inches wide x 7-8 inches deep (other sizes will not be accepted).
Buying suggestion: Costco sells a High Sierra Backpack for under $20. Backpack donations are due by July 28th. (Please no backpacks from 5 Below — they are too small.)
 
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Posted by on June 26, 2019 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Sign Up Now for Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019

 

Pender Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019

Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth

 

2019 VBS THEME

Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love in the 2019 Holy Land Adventure Vacation Bible School.

 

NEW SCHEDULE

This year, we’re mixing it up and trying a new type of VBS schedule – Sunday afternoons from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m., with a family dinner to follow each week.  Your child will experience four (4) rotations each Sunday, including Craft, Music, Recreation, and Story Telling/Bible Lesson along with an Opening Rally Kick Off each week. VBS will be held on these four consecutive Sundays:

 

  • July 28, 2019
  • August 4, 2019
  • August 11, 2019
  • August 18, 2019

 

VBS will be open to Pre-K (potty-trained ages 3 & 4), and children who will be rising Kindergarten to 6thGrades in the 2019-2020 school year.

Cost:
VBS is $30 per child (third child’s registration is FREE).

Pender UMC does offer scholarships to families in need, please contact Adrienne Teague (teaguiea7@yahoo.com) for more information.

Click here to register.

Deadline to register is July 21 (or until classes are full).

VBS COORDINATORS

Adrienne Teague

Teaguiea7@yahoo.com

 

Elizabeth Snader, MDiv

Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Elizabeth.s@penderumc.org

 
 

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Career and Skills Cafe

 

 

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW JOB?
Pender has a new FREE Career and Skills Cafe ready to help people create job resumes, apply for jobs, search jobs they qualify for and get interview coaching,
We can help you open an email account, explore jobs and apply for them online with our computers.
You can learn or expand your computer skills with FREE guided computer training in our computer skills cafe
Sessions are on Saturdays by appointment.  Email PenderPartners@Penderumc.org or call 703-278-8012 for an appointment.

 

 

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Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019

 

Pender Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019

Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth

 

2019 VBS THEME

Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love in the 2019 Holy Land Adventure Vacation Bible School.

 

NEW SCHEDULE

This year, we’re mixing it up and trying a new type of VBS schedule – Sunday afternoons from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m., with a family dinner to follow each week.  Your child will experience four (4) rotations each Sunday, including Craft, Music, Recreation, and Story Telling/Bible Lesson along with an Opening Rally Kick Off each week. VBS will be held on these four consecutive Sundays:

 

  • July 28, 2019
  • August 4, 2019
  • August 11, 2019
  • August 18, 2019

 

VBS will be open to Pre-K (potty-trained ages 3 & 4), and children who will be rising Kindergarten to 6thGrades in the 2019-2020 school year.

Cost:
VBS is $30 per child (third child’s registration is FREE).

Pender UMC does offer scholarships to families in need, please contact Adrienne Teague (teaguiea7@yahoo.com) for more information.

Click here to register.

Deadline to register is July 21.

VBS COORDINATORS

Adrienne Teague

Teaguiea7@yahoo.com

 

Elizabeth Snader, MDiv

Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Elizabeth.s@penderumc.org

 
 

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Common Ground Setlist for June 16, 2019

 

 

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June 16 is Trinity Sunday

 

Trinity Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday after Pentecost, reminding us of the three different ways we experience the one God whom we worship. We worship God the Creator; we worship Jesus who experienced the life of a human; and we worship the way that God works within us – the Holy Spirit.

Join Pender in celebrating this special Sunday.

 
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Posted by on June 14, 2019 in Holidays, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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Amazon For Father’s Day

 

Turn your Father’s Day shopping into a force for good. Shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/54-0856924 and Amazon donates to Pender United Methodist Church.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Pender United Methodist Church whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Support Pender’s Capital Campaign by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.

Questions? Contact the Church Office– we want to help!

In the meantime, happy shopping! (And feel free to share with everyone you know!) Click this link to activate.

(After activation, and for future purchases, please always remember to sign into Amazon Smile. Here is the link.)

 

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