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Christmas Eve at Pender UMC

‘Twas the night before Christmas…and the people were celebrating Jesus’ birthday!

You’re invited to spend your Christmas Eve at Pender UMC as we celebrate the birth of Jesus the Messiah, the Savior of the World, with candlelight, Christmas carols, and the incredible story of his arrival on Earth.

Pender’s children’s choirs will present their Christmas musical “The Legend of the Christmas King” at the 5:30 family service. Kid-friendly glow sticks will stand in for our candlelight!

The 7:30 and 11:00 p.m. services will include carols, candlelight, and a Christmas message from Rev. Dr. Catharine Guest.

All are welcome; come as you are! Learn more about all of Pender’s Christmas and December events online: http://www.penderumc.org/christmas2018

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.'” ~Luke 2:10-11

 

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Carols, Cookies, and Coffee

 

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The Promise of Light

 

You’re invited to a musical celebration of God’s gift of eternal light! The Pender UMC music ministry presents “The Promise of Light”, a cantata (narrative piece of music) composed by Joel Raney. The piece includes Christmas carols and original choral music blended with narration, piano, handbell, and percussion, to tell the timeless story of the birth of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World.

The production will take place during Pender’s only Sunday worship service on December 9, at 10 a.m. Stay for a delicious brunch after worship!

No RSVP required; all are welcome. Childcare will be available during worship for ages birth through 6th grade.

DATE AND TIME

Sun, December 9, 2018

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST

LOCATION

Pender UMC

12401 Alder Woods Drive

Fairfax, VA 22033

 

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A Night in Bethlehem

 

Friday, December 7, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This is a FREE family-friendly event!

Come to Bethlehem and see…a night filled with light! Pender UMC is bringing the Christmas story to life so you and your family can walk through the Bethlehem marketplace and living nativity, and be immersed in the spirit of Christmas.

Visit and participate with Bethlehem bakers, carpenters, potters, scribes, and artists as you learn about the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, and see the live animals and actors in the nativity.

No RSVP required!
Pender United Methodist Church
12401 Alder Woods Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
 
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Posted by on November 29, 2018 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest

 

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Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Cairn

Pan Am Flight 103 Memorial Cairn

On December 21 at 1:30PM, the Pender UMC Choir traditionally sings for the Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie) Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery.

One of the songs we traditionally sing at this service – “Under His Wings” – was composed in memory of the victims.  It can be heard in the videos below.

A few years ago was the 25th anniversary of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing. A C-Span video of the anniversary event

http://www.c-span.org/video/?316910-1/pan-flight-103-25th-anniversary-memorial-service

Another video from the anniversary year:

For full remarks about the anniversary service, including speaker’s notes, please see https://www.victimsofpanamflight103.org/events/2013/arlington

Here’s a timeline of the terrible event on December 21, 1988:

Extraordinary Response Pan Am 103

 

 

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Register NOW for Kids Day Out

 

Send your kids to Pender UMC for a morning of Christmas story time, crafts, and fun!

Open to all children age 3 (must be potty trained) through 6th grade. Cost is $10 per child, $20 per family.

Register by December 3 to participate: http://www.penderumc.org/pender-rocks

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ November 12, 2017

Please join us today at our 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 am worship services. We will bring to a conclusion the three week series on the Three Simple Rules of our founder John Wesley. These are rules which call forth the best in each of us, and challenge us to be Jesus’ disciples every day. The key to our success is in the third rule: Stay in Love with God. (Mark 12:28-34)
We also will begin to receive our Pledge Cards for your financial stewardship commitments.
Also today:
The United Methodist Women will host a Fair Trade Market after the 11am service (during the Chicken-Chili lunch) in the fellowship room and fellowship hall. The vendors will sell fair trade goods, including: food, clothing, accessories, household goods, decorations, etc. Please come peruse the merchandise and know that anything you purchase has helped to better the life of someone in a less fortunate situation than ours.
Fair trade means workers in developing countries are paid a living wage. Some of the proceeds will go to the Pender UMW for our mission work and UMCOR. Thanks for your support and happy shopping!

JLU (Jesus Loves You)
Youth Group for 4th-6th Graders
JLU (Jesus Loves You) Pender’s Junior Youth Group for grades 4 – 6 meets this Sunday, November 12th, from 5 – 7pm in the Cornerstone Room (Room 215). We will continue our study of places in the Bible.
 

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