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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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Child Protection Policy 2017 – It’s a New Year!

Child Protection Policy

 

New Volunteers who work with children must:

(1) View the CPP Training Presentation

(2) Complete the Initial Training Form

(3) Read the Policy

(4) Complete the CPP Application and Annual Renewal Form.

Returning Volunteers must:

(1) Read the Policy

(2) Complete the CPP Application and Annual Renewal Form.

The CPP policy, training & all forms can be found on our website by clicking on this link or you can search for CPP in the search box in the upper right corner of the home page. You will be able to view and/or download the policy and print out the applicable forms.

Return completed forms to the box at the Sign-Up Center in the church lobby. There is an informational letter as well as all necessary CPP forms located in the lobby.

If you are a cluster lead or heading up a youth program, please use the informational letter as a reference.

After March 1st, if you haven’t completed your forms, you will no longer be able to volunteer with children.If you have any questions contact Heather Amos.

Please know that the safety of our children is the reason the policy exists. Thank you for your time and talents given to the children’s programs of Pender UMC.

 

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Today, December 11, 2016 at Pender UMC ~ ONE Unified Service at 10:00 am

 

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Please join us this Sunday, December 11th, as we celebrate Building in Faith for the Future. We will come together for one service at 10amfollowed by a luncheon and dessert reception.

PLEASE NOTE: Nursery and Sunday school for ages 2 through 6th grade will be open at 9:45 am.

December 11, the third Sunday in Advent

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Theme: What lies ahead in life, kingdom and church will require patience, but also hope.

Movie Clip: A Christmas Story

Scripture: James 5:7-10

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

Calendar of Events

Also today:

  • 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:
    • Apples, Oranges, Onions & Potatoes

    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
  • NEW! Opt-in to Text Messaging for important Pender Announcements! Sign up here.
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • December 11: Building in Faith for the Future Pledge Sunday, More information
  • December 11: Unified Service & Church-wide Luncheon, 10 am
  • December 11: Carols, Cookies & Coffee, 4:30 pm
  • December 11: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm. Fr

 

 

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Today, December 4, 2016 at Pender UMC

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“Invitation to a Miracle: A Cantata for Christmas”  by Joseph Martin
Presented by: The Pender UMC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

Sunday, December 4  All 3 Services

Joyful sounds abound in this colorful Christmas gift for choirs. Through poetic narration, scripture passages and creatively arranged carols, the timeless story of the birth of Christ is presented. Gathered around the wonders that accompanied Jesus’ birth, this cantata journeys from the miracle of prophecy to the incarnation and proclamation of this most significant moment. 

More info at http://www.penderumc.org/cantata

December 4, the second Sunday in Advent

Choir CantataInvitation to a Miracle: A Cantata for Christmas

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.


Movie Clip:
Elf

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:

  • 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:
    • Apples, Oranges, Onions & Potatoes

    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
  • NEW! Opt-in to Text Messaging for important Pender Announcements! Sign up here.
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • December 4 Cantata Sunday, all 3 services
  • December 4: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 4: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 4: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • December 4: 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.
  • December 4: The 10:30am Sunday School Class is reading a new study by Adam Hamilton entitled Seeing Gray in A World of Black and White: Thoughts on Religion, Morality, and Politics. Contact Angie Green for more information.
  • December 4: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • December 4: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • December 4: Building in Faith for the Future (BFF), 12:30 pm Q and A session in the Fellowship Hall
    More information
  • December 4: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • December 4: JLU, 5:00-7:00 pm.  More information
  • December 4: Sing ‘n Celebrate, 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall
    More information
  • December 4: 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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Christmas VBS

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Saturday, December 3, 2016, 10:00 – 2:00

Pender is excited to once again host Christmas Vacation Bible School!

We’d love to lighten your load this holiday season and give you the gift of time to prepare for Christmas. Your children will have a wonderful time learning about the true meaning of Christmas while moving through different rotations of Christmas Story, craft, music and recreation.   The children will be served lunch, so please note any allergies your child has on the registration form.

Children ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome.   Please note that all children attending MUST be potty-trained.

Please note: 2 adults per classroom are needed to help shepherd children at each rotation. Sign up to help by emailing Joni or on the Connection Card on Sunday.

The fee for this event is $10 per child or $20 per family, to cover the cost of food and craft materials.   The fee is payable during registration.

Registration closes November 28.  Don’t miss out!

Since it is Jesus’s Birthday we ask each participant to consider bringing a NEW toy / book as a gift for the “TOYS FOR TOTS” Campaign. The Marines will distribute all your donations to less fortunate children before Christmas. Please don’t bring any food or toy guns/weapons and also gift needs to be unwrapped.

More information and link to register at http://www.penderumc.org/christmasvbs

 

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Last Day to Register for the Kids’ Harvest Fest

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Kids’ Harvest Fest, Saturday, October 29th

Kids’ Night Out — Celebrate fall & our love for Christ! (while parents have a night out!)

4:45 – 5:15 pm — Trunk or Treat

5:15 – 8:00 pm — Kid’s Night Out

Cost: $5 per kid or $10 total per family

Come to the Trunk or Treat Event organized by our Pender Youth starting at 4:45 pm. Then drop your kids (potty-trained pre-schoolers through 4th grade) with the Children’s Council Volunteers at 5:15 for an evening of fun! We will have a pizza dinner, crafts, play time and movies.

RSVP: Please sign up using this link. Registration will close on October 25th.

 

 

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