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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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Be a Part of our Jail Ministry with JDC!

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Join us in worship with the young men and women at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center.

You may feel like your individual participation doesn’t matter, but it does! Over and over again, the staff tells us how we make a difference in the young men’s and women’s lives and the lives of the staff!

Currently, We can only bring three people, so it is by invitation only. It is for the church to keep JDC in prayer.

Pender ministers to the youth lodged in the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) through a program of Sunday afternoon worship.  The JDC serves young men and women, ages 10 – 17.  These young men and women are held before trial, and in some cases, after trail in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.  The JDC also holds juveniles while awaiting transportation to the State Department of Juvenile Justice or other Placements.  Their offenses run the gambit from delinquent offenders with minor criminal records to youth charged with major crimes.  

Pender members join with these youth in worship including contemporary Christian music, a message, and prayer.  Every fourth Sunday, we meet at the Center at 1 PM and are finished by 2:30 PM.

Sign up at pender.church/signup

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2021 in Get Involved!, Missions, Music, 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.


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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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Today’s Bible Verse ~ Matthew 28:18-20

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Today’s Bible Verse

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”” –Matthew 28:18-20

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Anything Good from the series Follow Me!

Rev. Will White continues his series “Follow Me!”

The Second Message will be “Anything Good”based on 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and John 1:43-51

“Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” That’s our guiding phrase from our gospel text for this week. “Anything good?” Surely you can hear how that sounds. Surely in our contentious environment, you hear the presupposition behind the sarcasm. You can hear the prejudice tucked away in such an innocuous joke. 

We are potentially dealing with some difficult topics this week. They are not difficult because they are complicated but because they are threatening. And personal. And most folk have some pretty entrenched positions on race and ethnicity..

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