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Missions Conference April 30-May 1

Come and attend the Pender Faith Promise Missions Celebration on Sat. Apr 30 at 8:30AM-12:30PM and on Sun. May 1 at 9AM, Sunday School and 11:15AM Services.

Missionaries will share about their ministries in our Fairfax community, in the US, and internationally.

Our keynote speaker is Christine Hanak, an ordained UMC minister, and her husband, Charlie. They serve globally with Ambassadors for Christ International (AFCI). As you know, Chris is an ordained minister with the UMC, and we are thrilled to have her back at her home congregation where her missionary life began.

Austin and Sinte House will update us about their ministry in Thailand. Members from Campus Crusade (Cru) on the George Mason University campus will come share their testimonies. Enjoy inspirational music and songs!

Come and be refreshed in the Lord! Share some hospitality with our missionary visitors. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments with an international flair will be served in the Gathering Place.

We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, please contact Greg or Maya Berry, or the church office.


Pender United Methodist Church supports 150 missionaries in 32 countries around the world. Each year, Pender sends teams on short-term mission trips to Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and we’re always researching other trips.

 

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2022 in Ministries, Missions, Pender UMC

 

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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.


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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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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