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Pender Christmas Cantata – and more!

Sunday, December 19, 2021

The PUMC Sanctuary Choir and members of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra will provide a music cantata during traditional worship service.

Rev Will White will preach on
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based on Micah 5:2-5 and Luke 1:39-45.

Micah may be a minor prophet, but he’s a heavy hitter. Through him we know that God chose a no place like Bethlehem Ephrathah to be a significant someplace. Luke reminds us that, a young woman, a little girl really, from a backwater town became exceptional. Mary was her name. Her obedience to God makes possible a birth like none other. Come join us as we respond to this miracle.

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There will also be a Christmas Social between the services on December 19 at 10 am in our Fellowship Hall.

Join us for carols, cookies, and wear your tacky Christmas sweaters and ties. There will be a tacky Christmas outfit contest. You may win a prize!

Bring the children as St. Nick will be on hand for photo opportunities.

See the calendar for more events.

 

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A Journey to Bethlehem, December 5, 2021

 

For children and their families…
Kids will have the opportunity to walk along with Joseph and Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem. They’ll complete a census with the Roman guard before they meet Mary and Elizabeth to grind some grain and sew a quilt square, help Joseph in his carpentry shop, and visit the manger scene to take a photo with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, and the animals in the stable.
Children can also create their own ornament and draw a picture to remember the Nativity scene. This is an excellent way for preschool and elementary age children to develop memories of Christmas. Moms and Dads will want to tag along, rather than dropping kids off, as children walk through the journey at their own pace.
Pender UMC
12401 Alder Woods Drive
Fairfax, VA US 22033
 

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Santa’s Ride Toy Collection

Pender Hill School is collecting toys for the Santa’s Ride program again this year. We are excited to work with the Fairfax County Police Motor Squad to collect new toys and books for children in local hospitals.

Items can be donated in the marked bins in the Church Lobby and the downstairs Preschool hallway until Sunday, December 12.

Please contact Ann Hines or Sarah Hocker with any questions.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2021 in Get Involved!, Missions, Outreach, Pender UMC

 

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Be a Part of our Jail Ministry with JDC!

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Join us in worship with the young men and women at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center.

You may feel like your individual participation doesn’t matter, but it does! Over and over again, the staff tells us how we make a difference in the young men’s and women’s lives and the lives of the staff!

Currently, We can only bring three people, so it is by invitation only. It is for the church to keep JDC in prayer.

Pender ministers to the youth lodged in the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) through a program of Sunday afternoon worship.  The JDC serves young men and women, ages 10 – 17.  These young men and women are held before trial, and in some cases, after trail in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.  The JDC also holds juveniles while awaiting transportation to the State Department of Juvenile Justice or other Placements.  Their offenses run the gambit from delinquent offenders with minor criminal records to youth charged with major crimes.  

Pender members join with these youth in worship including contemporary Christian music, a message, and prayer.  Every fourth Sunday, we meet at the Center at 1 PM and are finished by 2:30 PM.

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Posted by on November 26, 2021 in Get Involved!, Missions, Music, Pender UMC

 

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Tonight – Community Thanksgiving Eve Service

THE COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE will be held on Wednesday, November 24, at 7pm.  This is a “virtual only” worship experience that will be hosted by OX Hill Baptist Church.  Rev. White and members of our music ministry will be participating.

 

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