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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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Sunday, September 8, At Pender

Sunday will be a busy day!

Taste and See That the Lord is Good

At our 8:15, 9:30 and 11 am services Thom Jones will preach on Taste and See That the Lord is Good based on scriptures Psalm 34:1-10 and Psalm 34:11-22

Psalms 34: This psalm from David contains both thanksgiving to God and instruction for all of us.

First, David praises God for the experience which he and others had realized of His goodness.

Secondly, he encourages all good people to trust in God and to seek Him.

The third thing he does is give good counsel to us all, as unto children, to take heed of sin, and to show awareness of our duty both to God and to our fellow man (and woman). Finally, David enforces this good counsel by showing God’s favour to the righteous and His displeasure against the wicked, in which he sets before us good and evil: the blessing and the curse.  As we sing the psalm, we are to give glory to God, but we are also ordered to teach and admonish ourselves and one another.  It’s a joyful lesson, in a humbling sort of way.

We hope to see you in church on Sunday.

Book Lovers Group

Time: Second Sunday, from 06/09/2019 to 12/08/20193:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ October 15, 2017

Please join us today at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11am Worship Services.
Pastor Dan will be preaching his final sermon in his series based on our church-wide study, “Solve: Finding God’s Solutions in a World of Problems” entitled ” The Beauty of Name-Dropping” (Nehemiah 3:1-5).

Last week’s sermon:

Flea Market and Boutique Set Up Begins today.

Enjoy a BBQ luncheon (provided by the UMW) immediately following the 11am service and then help us get a start on all of the set up and unpacking of boxes!
Our Pender men will return from their retreat later in the day, so we really need as many hands on deck as possible to make this happen! Please remember, these are the biggest fundraisers for the UMW and UMM and allow us to raise all of our budget for missions throughout the year!
Of course we will continue to need help throughout the week with getting everything in its place, so consider helping then as well or you can be a cashier during the event.
We would also love to have extra bakers for our women’s bake sale. Donations for the flea market will be accepted beginning this Sunday through Wednesday.
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please contact our leaders below:

 

WFCM’s Current Request for Donations:
Fresh Oranges, Apples, Potatoes & Onions
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.

Save the Date

Oct. 15-18 – Flea Market/Boutique Setup
Oct.19-21 – Flea Market/Women’s Boutique
Oct. 27 – Women’s Movie Night
Oct. 28 – Dinner & Movie in the Pumpkin Patch
Oct. 29 – Farewell Celebration for Pastor Kenny & Mary Dale
Nov. 5 – Deadline for Donations for Operation Christmas Child
Nov. 11 – Rise Against Hunger
Nov. 12 – Chicken Chili Lunch sponsored by Ruth Circle
Nov. 13-20 – Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Collection
Nov. 17 – Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Pizza Dinner
Nov. 19 – Thanksgiving Basket Assembly
Nov. 20 – Thanksgiving Basket Distribution
Nov. 20 – Charge Conference
Nov. 22 – Thanksgiving Eve Service at Pender
Dec. 3 – Christmas Cantata
Dec. 8 – Gingerbread House Decorating – Session 1
Dec. 9 – Gingerbread House Decorating – Session 2
Dec. 10 – Carols, Cookies & Coffee
Dec. 13 – Christmas Comfort Worship Service
Dec. 16 – UMW Christmas Breakfast
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Services: 10am (followed by potluck lunch), 5:30, 7:30,11:00pm
 

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New Church-Wide Study

 

On September 17th, our Pastors will begin a new sermon series based on our new church-wide study, Solve: Finding God’s Solutions in a World of Problems by Talbot Davis (5-week study based on the Book of Nehemiah).
EVERYONE is invited to join one of our studies. This will be a great opportunity for our church family to grow closer to God and each other! There are groups for everyone!
Adult Sunday School Classes:
9:30 am – Beginning Sept.17th in Room 218/220 (New Directions Class)
9:30 am – Beginning Sept.10th in Room 200 (Bethany Class)
9:30 am – Beginning Sept.17th in Room 215 (Cornerstone Class)
11:00 am – Beginning Sept.10th in Room 218/220 (11am Class)
Mondays:
9:30 am – Women’s Bible Study, beginning Sept.11th in Room 216
Tuesdays:
2:00 pm – Pastor Kenny’s Study, beginning September 12th in Rm. 218/220
7:00 pm – Pastor Kenny’s Study, beginning September 12th in Rm. 218/220
7:30 pm – Youth Bible Study (7th-12th grades), beginning Sept. 19th
in the Youth Room
Wednesdays:
7:00 pm – Pastor Dan’s Study, beginning Sept. 20th in Room 215
7:30 pm – Joy Sisters Women’s Study, beginning Sept. 20th in Library
Thursdays:
7:00 pm – Uncommon Men’s Group, beginning Sept. 7th in Rm. 218/220
Saturdays:
11:00 am – College Age Study, (date TBD) at the Parker’s house

 

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Join One of Our New Bible Studies!

 

During the school year, Pender offers many opportunities for Bible Studies, small groups and Sunday School classes for all ages.

You’re always welcome to contact the church office with questions and suggestions.  Call 703-278-8023.

How about growing closer to God by joining one of our studies!

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

Bible Studies

 

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Happy Father’s Day!

father

Please join us this Sunday, June 18th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11am Worship Services.  It’s Father’s Day and our very own Tony Hines will be preaching at all 3 services on “As For Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord” (Mark 5:21-42)

This Sunday is also Graduation Sunday and we will be honoring our high school and college graduates at our 11am Worship Service.  Together we will celebrate this wonderful milestone in their lives!  (All graduates are encouraged to wear their caps and gowns!)    

 

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:

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ February 5, 2017

Please join us today, February 5th, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Worship Services.

parables-feature

At our 8:15 & 11:00 Services, Pastor Kenny begins a new sermon series entitled “Coming to Terms with the Story – Parables of Jesus.” All of us love a good story. Jesus loved a good story and told them as parables.

For the next 4 weeks we will see what the stories really say and come face to face with Jesus’ story. The sermon title for this Sunday is“What Have You Done with the Story?” (Mark 4:1-20)

lifehacks-feature

At our 9:30 service, Pastor Dan begins a new sermon series entitled “#Lifehacks” and his message this Sunday is entitled “Who Do You Love?” (Matthew 5:43-48)

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:
    • Condiments
    • Cereals

    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
  • Registration is open for The Women’s Retreat.  More information
  • Sign up to help with the Hypothermia Center.  More information
  • February 5: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • February 5: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • February 5: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • February 5: 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.
  • February 5: 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.
  • February 5: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • February 5: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • February 5: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • February 5: Poland Sports Camp STMT informational meeting, 12:00 pm More information.
  • February 5: 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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