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Sunday October 13, 2019 at Pender UMC

Destined in Love

At our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am services on October 13, Guest Speaker Thom Jones will preach on “Destined in Love” based on scriptures Ephesians 1:3-10 and Ephesians 1:11-14.

The book of Ephesians hits on a wide range of moral and ethical behaviors, designed to ensure believers are living up their (our) heavenly calling. As we continue in our faith from day to day, month to month, and year to year, the temptation to get too comfortable will always exist. However, the Apostle Paul presented the gift of God in Christ and the benefits we receive so clearly that we cannot help but ask ourselves if our lives reflect that reality as they should.

How have you grown in your Christian life since you came to faith in Jesus Christ? The words in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians makes clear that spiritual growth occurs primarily in community with others – in other words: WE NEED YOU AT CHURCH.

Maturity yields benefits in believers’ moral lives, but it extends far beyond that as well. Increased maturity benefits the community at large, leading us to present a more consistent witness to the working of God in our lives as well as protecting us from the harmful divisions and quarrels that have plagued so many communities throughout history.

God so loved the world – He has destined us in love. Come to church; feel the love, and help spread His word.

We hope to see you in church on Sunday.

Also on Sunday

 

Other events this week:

Sunday, Oct 13

Book Lovers Group

Time: Second Sunday, from 06/09/2019 to 12/08/2019, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Monday, Oct 14

Tuesday, Oct 15

Wednesday, Oct 16

Thursday, Oct 17

Friday, Oct 18

Saturday, Oct 19

See you soon – at Pender

 

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Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019 Registration is OPEN

 

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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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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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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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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Registration is Now Open!

 

Pender VBS, July 10-14, 9 am to noon 

Focus your telescopes! Galactic Starveyors reignites children’s sense of discovery and exploration as they marvel at the wonders of the starry sky. Most of all, they gaze toward the God who created the universe and everything in it learning that He wants to have a personal relationship with them! Come on into the clubhouse and show kids that God is over the moon in love with them!  Kids will rotate through music, recreation, snack, crafts and storytelling!

For ages 3 years (potty trained) through 6th grade.

Adults and 7th through 12th graders are welcome to volunteer.

Click here to register for VBS


Pender Music Camp, July 10-14, 12:30-3:30 pm

The theme for this summer’s  Pender UMC music camp will be “Star Quest.”   We will be exploring music that expresses the goodness of God’s creation, and tells of the truth of His word in the Bible.  Children will be rotating through handbell, Orff, drumming and craft classes.  In addition to these “out-of-this-world” classes, we will be preparing and presenting excerpts from the musical “Star Quest – The Search for the Stolen Scriptures.”  Join us this year as we blast off to fun and song!
For ages rising 2nd grade – rising 6th grade.  Registration is open now.
We are also seeking teens and adults who would like to be a part of our staff.

Click here to register or to sign up to Volunteer

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ January 1, 2017

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Looking to start 2017 off on the right track with peace, happiness and contentment?

We want our family to enjoy peace, happiness, and contentment, but so often we stumble through our most important relationships. In “Bless This Home,” discover four family-altering qualities: purity, peace, righteousness, and persecution.

Join us for a four-part message series, Bless this Home, today January 8, 2017 at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services

This Sunday’s sermon is entitled “Hunger & Thirst for Righteousness.”

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” (Matthew 5:6)

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

Sunday Childcare

Wondering where to take your children on Sunday mornings? Below is a summary. More detailed information is available at the Welcome desk located in the main lobby and here.

  • NURSERY CARE ~ Birth through 2 years, 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 1 ~ 2 yrs. – Adults, 9:30 am – 10:40 am
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL 2 ~ Grades 4 – Adults, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • CHERUB CHURCH ~ 3 yrs.- Kindergarten, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP ~ Grades 1-3, 10:45 am – 11:30 am
  • JUNIOR CHURCH ~ Grades 1 – 5, 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Calendar of Events

Also today:

  • Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • 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:
    • Chunky Soup & Crackers

    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
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • January 8: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • January 8: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • January 8: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • January 8: New Directions Sunday School Class. We meet in Rooms 218-220 at 9:30 AM. If any questions, feel free to contact Carol Wilson If any questions, feel free to contact Carol Wilson by email or at (703) 815-1744.
  • January 8: The 11:00am Sunday School Class is very excited to announce its new study of C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters.” This is a timeless Christian classic that is as thought provoking today as it was when it was first released, and promises to spur great discussions about our faith, our church, and our nation. Contact Angie Green for more information.
  • January 8: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • January 8: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • January 8: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • January 8: Sing ‘n Celebrate, Celebrating Testimonies, 5 pm More information
  • January 8: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm. Friends are definitely welcome, so feel free to invite as many as you like! More information
 

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