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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
12401 Alder Woods Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
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
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
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
Last week’s sermon:
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Juvenile Detention Center
This Sunday, September 24, join us in worship with the young men and women at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center. Your participation matters to the residents, as the staff repeatedly tells us how we make a difference in the young men’s and women’s lives and the lives of the staff!
All you need to do is show up and worship! We meet at 1:00 at the Juvenile Detention Center. Hope to see you there!
WFCM’s Current Request for Donations:
Hamburger Helper & Boxed Mash Potatoes
All donations may be left in the blue grocery cart located in the coat rack area. Financial contributions are also accepted (cash, check or through our website). Please mark your tax-deductible donation “WFCM Food Pantry.” This will be recorded on your giving statement.
Please note: We do not accept any items that have been opened.