Career and Skills Cafe



Pender has a new FREE Career and Skills Cafe ready to help people create job resumes, apply for jobs, search jobs they qualify for and get interview coaching,
We can help you open an email account, explore jobs and apply for them online with our computers.
You can learn or expand your computer skills with FREE guided computer training in our computer skills cafe
Sessions are on Saturdays by appointment.  Email or call 703-278-8012 for an appointment.



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Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019


Pender Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019

Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth



Imagine leaving a life of privilege and power to face angry mobs, painful imprisonment, and chain-breaking earthquakes—all to spread the life-changing truth of God’s love. Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul…straight from Paul himself! In an ancient “anything goes” culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God’s immeasurable love in the 2019 Holy Land Adventure Vacation Bible School.



This year, we’re mixing it up and trying a new type of VBS schedule – Sunday afternoons from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m., with a family dinner to follow each week.  Your child will experience four (4) rotations each Sunday, including Craft, Music, Recreation, and Story Telling/Bible Lesson along with an Opening Rally Kick Off each week. VBS will be held on these four consecutive Sundays:


  • July 28, 2019
  • August 4, 2019
  • August 11, 2019
  • August 18, 2019


VBS will be open to Pre-K (potty-trained ages 3 & 4), and children who will be rising Kindergarten to 6thGrades in the 2019-2020 school year.

VBS is $30 per child (third child’s registration is FREE).

Pender UMC does offer scholarships to families in need, please contact Adrienne Teague ( for more information.

Click here to register.

Deadline to register is July 21.


Adrienne Teague


Elizabeth Snader, MDiv

Director of Children and Youth Ministries


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Common Ground Setlist for June 16, 2019



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June 16 is Trinity Sunday


Trinity Sunday is celebrated on the Sunday after Pentecost, reminding us of the three different ways we experience the one God whom we worship. We worship God the Creator; we worship Jesus who experienced the life of a human; and we worship the way that God works within us – the Holy Spirit.

Join Pender in celebrating this special Sunday.

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Posted by on June 14, 2019 in Holidays, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest



Amazon For Father’s Day


Turn your Father’s Day shopping into a force for good. Shop at and Amazon donates to Pender United Methodist Church.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Pender United Methodist Church whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

Support Pender’s Capital Campaign by starting your shopping at

Questions? Contact the Church Office– we want to help!

In the meantime, happy shopping! (And feel free to share with everyone you know!) Click this link to activate.

(After activation, and for future purchases, please always remember to sign into Amazon Smile. Here is the link.)


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All About Pentecost ~ Chuck Knows Church

Seen any symbols of fire around your sanctuary?

Do you know what’s the second most important day of the Christian year?

Chuck messes with candles again and explains Pentecost.

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Posted by on June 8, 2019 in Chuck Knows Church, Videos


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Pentecost is Sunday, June 9, 2019


Pentecost is a Christian holy day that celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit 40 days after Easter. Some Christian denominations consider it the birthday of the Christian church and celebrate it as such.

Originally, Pentecost was a Jewish holiday held 50 days after Passover. One of three major feasts during the Jewish year, it celebrated Thanksgiving for harvested crops. However, Pentecost for Christians means something far different.

Before Jesus was crucified, he told his disciples that the Holy Spirit would come after him:

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever — the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:16–18

And 40 days after Jesus was resurrected (10 days after he ascended into heaven), that promise was fulfilled when Peter and the early Church were in Jerusalem for Pentecost.



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