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Happy Father’s Day!

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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

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Happy Father’s Day!

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This Sunday, June 19th, is Father’s Day. Our Pastors will still be away at the Annual Conference. God has blessed us 3 gifted people from our congregation who will be preaching in their place at our worship services:

8:15 Javaid Haroon – “Father’s Day”
Scripture: Matthew 6:9, Exodus 20:12

9:30 Angie Green – “What’s So Wrong with Wanting to be Right?”
Scripture: Micah 6:6-8

11:00 David Raich – ” ’68 Pontiac Grandville Convertible”
Scripture: Ephesians 6:4, Psalm 136:2

 

Pender’s Vision Statement: 

By following Jesus and reaching out to others, we seek God’s transformation of ourselves and our world.

Listen to 291 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:

  • June 19: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • June 19: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • June 19: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Breakfast Foods (Syrup, Pancake Mix, breakfast bars, etc.)
    • 46 oz. bottles of oil, fruit juices, plastic bags and egg cartons are always needed and welcome too!

    Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart in the coat rack section.

  • June 19: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 291 sermons available.  More information
  • June 19: Shop using AmazonSmiles AmazonSmiles and benefit the Capital Campaign! More information
  • June 19: Registration is open for Summer Sports Recreation Camp.  More information
  • June 19: Registration is open for Philippi.  More information
  • June 19: Vacation Bible School (VBS). Registration is at capacity! Please contact Ann Hines with any questions.  More information
  • June 19: Volunteer to help with Vacation Bible School (VBS).  More information
  • June 19: Volunteer to help with Music Camp.  More information
  • June 19: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • June 19: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • June 19: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • June 19: 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.
  • June 19: 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.
  • June 19: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • June 19: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • June 19: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • June 19: The Pender Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm. The Youth Orchestra is open to all youth grades 7 through 12 who play a wind, brass, stringed or percussion instrument. New members are always welcome! The Orchestra plays 4-5 times during Sunday morning worship from December-June. More information.
  • June 19: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • June 19: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • June 19: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • June 19: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Thursday Night Lenten Suppers

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Join us on Thursday nights at 6pm during the Lenten season for dinner and fellowship. It is a perfect opportunity to meet new people and to deepen your understanding of Lent.

Following dinner, Pastor Dan will be leading a discussion on Christ as Easter approaches.

We ask for a donation each week to cover the cost of our meals.

Please RSVP to Claire Sax by clicking here or by signing up at the Sign-Up Center in the church lobby.

Thursday Night Lenten Supper Menu:

Tonight – February 18th– pizza

February 25th– spaghetti

March 3rd– sandwiches

March 10th– soup

March 17th– pot luck

 

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Father’s Day has Methodist ties

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By Joey Butler*

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published in 2010, the year often referenced as the centennial of the first celebration of Father’s Day. Information regarding the centennial has been updated to reflect this.

To all you dads out there: While you’re relaxing in your recliner and watching sports on June 21, and your kids are on their best behavior to honor Father’s Day, don’t forget to thank a United Methodist.

That’s right. Not one, but two United Methodist churches with the same name, oddly enough can lay claim to originating the celebration of all things paternal.

In 1909 in Spokane, Wash., Sonora Smart Dodd listened to a Mother’s Day sermon at Central Methodist Episcopal Church. Dodd’s own mother had died 11 years earlier, and her father had raised their six children alone. Dodd felt moved to honor her father, and fathers everywhere, with a special day as well.

She proposed her idea to local religious leaders, and gained wide acceptance. June 19, 1910, was designated as the first Father’s Day, and sermons honoring fathers were presented throughout the city.

When newspapers across the country carried the story about Spokane’s observance, the popularity of Father’s Day spread. Several presidents declared it a holiday, and in 1972, Richard Nixon established it as the third Sunday in June.

Dodd’s pivotal role in the creation of a national Father’s Day celebration was recognized in 1943 with a luncheon in her honor in New York City. Central Methodist Episcopal is now known as Central United Methodist, and holds a Father’s Day service every year.

On July 5, 1908, a Father's Day sermon was preached at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, South, now Central United Methodist Church, Fairmont, W.Va. Photo courtesy of the Rev. D.D. Meighen.

On July 5, 1908, a Father’s Day sermon was preached at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, South, now Central United Methodist Church, Fairmont, W.Va.
Photo courtesy of the Rev. D.D. Meighen.

There’s more to the story

If you thought you celebrated the centennial of Father’s Day in 2010, you were actually two years too late.

You see, the year Spokane was observing its first Father’s Day, almost 2,000 miles away in Fairmont, W.Va., another Methodist church was on its third.

On July 5, 1908, a Father’s Day sermon was preached at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church, South, thanks to the efforts of Grace Golden Clayton.

In December 1907, a terrible mine explosion in nearby Monongah claimed the lives of more than 360 men. Most of them had families, and the tragedy left 1,000 children fatherless.

Clayton was distraught by the thought of all those children growing up without a father’s guidance, and wanted to do something to honor the importance of fatherhood. She asked her pastor to set aside a special day to commemorate fathers. She chose the Sunday closest to the birthday of her late father, also a Methodist preacher.

However, unlike the Spokane service, the Fairmont event drew little attention outside the area.

Fairmont historians concede that Sonora Dodd deserves credit for bringing the holiday to national prominence, but want it known that they did beat her to the idea.

“We don’t claim popularizing the day, but we have proof we were the first to have a church service,” said the Rev. D.D. Meighen, retired pastor of the Fairmont church, which is now also known as Central United Methodist. Seriously, what are the odds of that?

Meighen said two news-making events happened on July 4, 1908, that stole the thunder from their Father’s Day service.

Sonora Smart Dodd is known as the mother of Father's Day. Photo courtesy of the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Sonora Smart Dodd is known as the mother of Father’s Day. Photo courtesy of the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.

On that Saturday, Fairmont held its largest 4th of July celebration to date. A large crowd watched a “dare-devil” roll atop a ball to the top of the bank building on a spiral stairway. It made all the news. People talked about it for days.

Then, tragically, a beloved young woman in the church died of typhoid fever. Church members were shocked when they arrived at the Sunday service to hear of her death. Her funeral, which included 17 carriages lined up in front of the church, also made the headlines.

Coincidentally, the first Mother’s Day was observed on May 10, 1908, at Andrews Methodist Church in Grafton, W.Va.

West Virginia Methodists clearly love their parents more than the rest of us.

So enjoy firing up that grill and napping in the hammock, dads everywhere. You’ve earned it, and the United Methodists have your back.

And when your kids give you yet another gruesomely ugly tie as a gift… well, we’re pretty sure the Lutherans are behind that.

*Butler is a media producer and editor for United Methodist Communications, Nashville, Tenn. He’ll celebrate Father’s Day this year as he usually does: calling his dad and talking about the U.S Open golf tournament.

News media contact: Joey Butler, Nashville, Tenn., (615) 742-5105 or newsdesk@umcom.org.

Originally published June 18, 2010 at http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/fathers-day-has-methodist-ties

Resources

Father’s Day Resources

Central United Methodist Church, Fairmont

 
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Posted by on June 21, 2015 in Father's Day, Holidays, Posts of Interest

 

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Today’s Bible Verse ~ Proverbs 23:24

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Today’s Bible Verse

“The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.” –Proverbs 23:24

 
 

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