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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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Operation Christmas Child Filled Boxes Due

Share Christ’s love throughout the world by participating in Operation Christmas Child!

Pack a box:  Pack a shoe box or two with your family, bible study or small group.  Look for information at the OCC display near the front doors.  Filled boxes are due to Pender on Nov. 22st.


Also…

Pray: Pray that God will direct each person packing shoe boxes to put in just the right items for the child who will receive the box.  Pray also that the children will receive Christ as their Lord and Savior – the best gift of all.

Provide shipping: Donations for shipping are needed as each box costs $9 to ship. Checks should be made out to Pender UMC, with OCC in the memo.  Donations may also be made online at  www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Receive boxes: Help receive packed shoe boxes from the community between Nov. 15th -22nd.  Training will be provided.  Positions include greeting visitors and unloading and packing up filled shoe boxes.  PPE will be provided. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E4BA8AC2A1-occdrop

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2021 in Get Involved!, Missions, Outreach, Pender UMC

 

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Canned Fruit Drive

 

Pender’s canned fruit drive for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries continues until September 13th.

Many people are struggling during this pandemic. They are supplementing their diet with food bank donations thereby diminishing reserves at an accelerated rate.

They need our help right now! Please bring cans of fruit to the drive through entrance of Pender UMC, M-F, 9am-5pm.

Place your donations in the blue shopping cart! We filled our first cart the morning after the drive was announced.

Let’s keep this going!  Thanks again! ~ Rev. White

 

 

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Blessing Box!

 

Pender has a new Blessing Box!
It’s at the end of the driveway near the lower parking lot.
When you’re near Pender, please pay it forward and share a few groceries with those in need.
There is no lock on it- it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
“Take what you need.
Leave what you can.
Little becomes much
In the Master’s hand.”
Hebrews 13:16: “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
 

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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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