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Today at Pender UMC ~ October 4, 2015

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Please join us for a wonderful time of worship this Sunday, October 4th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 worship services.

Pastor Kenny will be preaching at all three services this Sunday and will continue our sermon series based on our church-wide study, “A Disciple’s Path” and will be preaching on Money Matters (1 Timothy 6:17-19)

How do you feel about money? John Wesley was convinced that there is a direct connection between our discipleship and the use of our financial resources. He called money “an excellent gift of God” and was clear that the “love of money,” not money itself, is the “root of all evil.” Whether we have much or very little of it, how do we use this gift of God as followers of Jesus? That’s what we’ll be talking about this week.

PLEASE NOTE: Our 9:30 Common Ground Service will be held in the Sanctuary this Sunday, October 4th.

For a list of small groups currently participating in our church-wide study, click here.

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 243 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:

  • The Items of the Week for the WFCM are Anything and EVERYTHING
  • Please pick up a baby bottle for the Sanctity of Life Baby Bottle Campaign in the Narthex on Sunday and fill with your spare change
  • Sunday School, 9:30
  • New Sunday School class at 10:45 until noon for 4th through 6th graders in room 124. Contact Caroline Anderson if you have any questions.
  • Teen Sunday School Class has started! Please join us!  We will meet in Room 222 from 11:00am to noon. Please contact Kerrie Barone by clicking on this link if interested
  • Youth choir and Handbells
  • Turning Point Youth
 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ September 27, 2015

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Please join us this Sunday, September 27, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.        

“A Disciple’s Path”

September 13 – October. 18, 2015

“A Disciple’s Path” guides individuals to take the next step in discipleship and become dynamic, engaged followers of Jesus Christ. The study combines a Wesleyan understanding of our growth in God’s love and grace with the time-tested practices of spiritual discipline expressed in the membership vows to uphold the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Participants will develop spiritual practices, discover their unique gifts, and become engaged in ministry that brings transformation in their own lives, the lives of others, and the world.

September 27: The Priority of Presence ~Acts 2:42-47 

Each of us has an instinctual desire to belong. Yet why do we spend so much time with our earbuds in, staring at our phones? Maybe that’s a symptom of something larger afoot. How can we better connect with one another and truly be present to one another?

For a list of small groups currently participating in our church-wide study, click here.

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 241 past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Calendar of Events

Also today:

  • Sunday School, 9:30
  • New Sunday School class at 10:45 until noon for 4th through 6th graders in room 124. Contact Caroline Anderson if you have any questions.
  • Join us for a light lunch before we begin to set up for the Boutique/Flea Market after the 11am service.
  • Pender Prison Ministry.  Meet at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) at 1:00pm
  • Youth choir and Handbells
  • Turning Point Youth
 

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Sunday September 27 at Pender UMC

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Please join us this Sunday, September 27, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.        

“A Disciple’s Path”

September 13 – October. 18, 2015

“A Disciple’s Path” guides individuals to take the next step in discipleship and become dynamic, engaged followers of Jesus Christ. The study combines a Wesleyan understanding of our growth in God’s love and grace with the time-tested practices of spiritual discipline expressed in the membership vows to uphold the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Participants will develop spiritual practices, discover their unique gifts, and become engaged in ministry that brings transformation in their own lives, the lives of others, and the world.

September 27: The Priority of Presence ~Acts 2:42-47 

Each of us has an instinctual desire to belong. Yet why do we spend so much time with our earbuds in, staring at our phones? Maybe that’s a symptom of something larger afoot. How can we better connect with one another and truly be present to one another?

For a list of small groups currently participating in our church-wide study, click here.

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 241 past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Calendar of Events

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2015 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Sermon

 

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Why the Wesleys, and others, came to be called Methodists

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Those who went to the kickoff for A Disciple’s Path heard part of this story from Pastor Dan.

For those who missed it or need a refresher, here you go…

 

Holy Club. Bible Moths. Methodists.

These are just a few of the names people called Charles and John Wesley and those gathered around them before anyone called their group a movement, let alone a church. Charles and John Wesley are considered founders of the Methodist movement that led to what is now The United Methodist Church.

It all began around 1728 with a few men at Oxford University, where Charles was finishing his studies. Charles Wesley had not always been very good at focusing on his studies or his faith. His first year at school was full of diversions like playing cards and enjoying music, theater and dancing. Nevertheless, by his final year, he was ready to devote himself to a more focused method of engaging study and faith.

Charles knew he could not do this on his own. He gathered with others in a small group, a practice common at Oxford in those days.

Read more at http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/why-the-wesleys-and-others-came-to-be-called-Methodists

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Posts of Interest, Videos

 

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John Wesley’s diet, exercise tips promote health

A rerun from last year but good to revisit as we follow A Disciple’s Path:

Among John Wesley’s advice:

Eat a light supper at least two or three hours before bed. Oprah could not have said it better.

Wesley’s counsel to scholars also may seem relevant to couch potatoes, computer addicts and people who work in cubicles.

“Those who read or write much, should learn to do it standing; otherwise it will impair their health,” Wesley said.

Drink lots of water; it’s the healthiest of all drinks.

Other Wesley diet and exercise tips include:

  • Avoid coffee and tea; they elevate anxiety.
  • Exercise, preferably walking, is necessary for good health.
  • Cold baths promote circulation.
  • Exercise on an empty stomach.
  • Go to bed at 9 p.m. and rise at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m.

Read the entire article at Wesley’s diet, exercise tips promote health – The United Methodist Church.

 

 
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Posted by on September 21, 2015 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ September 20, 2015

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Please join us for a wonderful time of worship this Sunday, September 20th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 worship services.

Both Pastor Kenny & Pastor Dan will continue their sermon series based on our church-wide study, “A Disciple’s Path” and will be preaching on “The Path of Biblical Prayer” (Matthew 6:5-15)

Building intimacy in a human relationship requires careful attention and intentional discipline. In the same way, prayer is about cultivating a relationship with God and that also takes time. How do we do that?
For a list of small groups currently participating in our church-wide study, click here.

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 239 past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Calendar of Events

Also today:

  • Sunday School, 9:30
  • New Sunday School class at 10:45 until noon for 4th through 6th graders in room 124. Contact Caroline Anderson if you have any questions.
  • All Hands Volunteer Day, Pender Regift Thrift Store, 1:00 pm
  • Turning Point Youth
  • Turning Point Youth Parents’ Meeting 7pm
 
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Posted by on September 20, 2015 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Sermon

 

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Today, September 13, at Pender UMC

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Please join us for a wonderful time of worship this Sunday, September 13th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 worship services, as we kick-off our church-wide study, “A Disciple’s Path.”

Both Pastor Kenny & Pastor Dan will begin our new sermon series based on our church-wide study and will be preaching on “Defined by Grace” (Luke 10:25-28)

What is a disciple? As we walk a disciple’s path, it is not a path that wanders aimlessly through the woods. There is a destination we’re trying to reach. What is it? Join us and find out.

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 237 past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Calendar of Events

Also today:

  • New Sunday School class at 10:45 until noon for 4th through 6th graders in room 124. Contact Caroline Anderson if you have any questions.
  • JLU (Jesus Loves You) Youth Group Kick-Off All 4th-6th graders can bring a friend and join us from 5-7pm
  • Turning Point Youth Group Kick-off Event
  • Sing ‘N Celebrate, Sun., Sept.13th @ 7pm

    Youth in Mission

    You won’t want to miss hearing from two of our Pender youth who have already discovered the joy of serving — Kayla Moxley in Philippi and Katelyn Barone in Peru for the first time. When God sends us to serve, God also sends us blessings. Since we are in the hiring process for our new band, they won’t be with us for this SNC. However, Peter and Rachel Kotiah have graciously agreed to provide our praise music for this time of worship.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2015 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Missions, Music, Pender UMC, Sermon

 

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