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Join our New Study — Messy Spirituality!

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Our 11am Adult Sunday School Class will be starting a new study on Sunday, May 22, on the book entitled “Messy Spirituality” by Mike Yaconelli.

“Messy Spirituality” is a strong antidote for the spiritual perfectionism in us all. Here are truths that can cut you loose from the tyranny of ought-to’s and open your eyes to the deep spirituality of being loved, shortcomings and all, by the God who meets you and transforms you in the midst of a messy and unpredictable life.

If interested please contact Colin or Allison Tucker by clicking on this link, or the church office. Child care is provided!

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New Adult Study!

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The Good and Beautiful Community

Our 10:45 am Adult Sunday School Class will be starting a new study on May 10, “The Good and Beautiful Community.”

Childcare is available and we welcome new members!

Please contact Angie Green or Brian Green if interested.

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Sunday School II

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Praise God for our Growing 10:45 Adult Sunday School Class! To Our Children & Teens — are YOU interested in a 10:45-Noon Sunday School Class?

  • Sunday School II for Children: Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Please let us know if this is of interest to you and your children by contacting Caroline Anderson by clicking here or sign up on the Connection Card on Sunday.
  • Sunday School II for Teens7th – 12th Grade. If interested, please sign up on the Connection Card this Sunday.
  • Sunday School II for Adults: All adults are welcome to join our current ongoing class meeting in Rm 218.

If there is enough interest, we will begin Sunday School II for children and teens. These classes would be in addition to those presently offered at 9:30 a.m.

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2015 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Sunday School at Pender UMC

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Learning God’s Truth Together

Grow in God Cluster’s Mission Statement

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by providing Christian growth opportunities for believers and seekers.  Our purpose is to encourage every adult, youth, and child to be involved in learning activities that help them become true disciples of Jesus Christ.

Grow in God Ministry

Adult Christian Education happens in a variety of ways, but Sunday school classes and Bible studies are the most frequent methods at Pender.  It takes an entire lifetime (and more) to know God; therefore, a variety of adult learning activities are offered year-round on Sunday mornings as well as during the week.   All classes study scripture with differing topics and study styles.  Study topics vary from the basics of the Christian faith, to a particular book of the Bible, and to Biblical principles for marriage and parenting.  Study styles differ in the amount of pre-class preparation, teacher presentation, or group presentation.  Adults are invited to visit all classes and find the study that meets their needs.  The Grow in God Cluster always welcomes suggestions for new classes.

9:30 a.m.    Sunday School Classes for Adults

 Bethany uses the International SS Lesson series as its curriculum. Lessons alternate on a quarterly basis between the Old and New Testaments.  This class meets in room 200 next to the Fellowship Room.  The teacher is Kay Matthias.

Cornerstone is led by rotating facilitators that guide discussions about Old and New Testament books and topics. Since this is a large class, the members support each other by sharing prayers and praise each week. They meet in rooms 215 & 217.

Genesis to Revelation is a verse-by-verse Bible study that will enable you to understand what the Bible says, what the passage means, and how the Scripture applies to your life today. The study uses Standard Publishing International Lesson Series plus other sources. They meet in rooms 218 & 220. The teacher is Rich Taddeo.

New Directions uses a variety of curriculum resources for topical studies. They usually participate in Pender church-wide studies. Rotating facilitators guide the weekly discussions. This group meets in room 206.

Seekers study Biblically based topics which are discussed in a free format as opposed to lectures.  The study books used are InterVarsity Press publications in the Lifeguide Bible Studies series.  Topics are selected by class members and emphasize strengthening our faith for Christian living. Members are in all stages of faith and Biblical knowledge.  This class periodically has social events in homes and in local restaurants.  They meet in   room 216.  Teachers are Stan and Dottie Kurzeja.

Pender Library Ministry is devoted to serving the needs of the congregation.  The Library seeks to provide materials that are spiritually enriching and edifying in matters of Christian growth and education.  The Library contains a wide variety of materials, including magazines, non-fiction, reference biographies, fiction, video tapes, DVDs, devotionals, commentaries, and children’s books. The Library is located in room 205.  A user friendly, self-checkout procedure is used.  Contact our Librarian, Jeanne Osborne, for further information.

The Nursery Ministry provides a safe, caring environment during Sunday worship services, Sunday School, and other church functions throughout the week for newborns through age 4.

Silent pagers are provided to contact parents in the event of an emergency. Childcare procedures as outlined in our Child Protection Policy are followed.  Parents who utilize the nursery are encouraged to volunteer once per quarter. If you wish to volunteer for a shift in the nursery, please email nursery@penderumc.org.

9:30 a.m. Class Offerings for Children and Youth

Classes for children and youth are structured and provided to children based on their age as of 9/30 or the school grade.

Following the children’s time at the 11 a.m. worship service, Children’s Church is offered for 3 year olds through Kindergarteners. Junior Church is offered for 1st through 5th graders.


Special Note:
Registration cards are prepared for each child and information about allergies is recorded.

Opportunities to Serve

Parents are encouraged to volunteer as a Sunday School teacher, helper, or substitute teacher on a quarterly basis.  The Child Protection Policy training must be completed prior to serving in this capacity.

For more information about participating or volunteering in this ministry, Superintendents for Sunday School may be contacted by emailing the church office at church.office@penderumc.org or by calling the church office at 703-278-8023.

Sunday Morning Nursery

The Nursery Program provides a safe, caring environment for newborns through age 4 during Sunday worship services, Sunday School, and other church functions throughout the week.

Silent pagers are provided to contact parents in the event of an emergency. Child care procedures as outlined in our Child Protection Policy are followed.  Parents who utilize the nursery are encouraged to volunteer once per quarter. If you wish to volunteer for a shift in the nursery, please contact the Nursery Coordinator.

Sunday School Classes for ALL ages, kicked off on Sept. 7th at 9:30 am.

Children: 9:30 – 10:40 am

Ages 2-3

Ages 4 & 5 (Kindergarten)

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th & 6th Grades

Youth: 9:30 – 10:40

Jr. High

Sr. High

Adult Classes: 9:30-10:40 a.m.

  • Bethany Sunday School Class: Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Job, Ezekiel (Room 200)
  • New Directions Sunday School Class: “All In” by Mark Batterson – video and study series (Room 206)
  • Seekers Sunday School Class: Old Testament Characters (Room 216)
  • Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class: “Is the Bible True” video series by Focus on the Family (Room 218-220)
  • Cornerstone Sunday School Class: Ephesians and Philippians (Room 215-217)

Adult Class: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • New Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (begins September 14th) (Room 205 – Library)  A new Sunday School course immediately after the 9:30 am worship service led by Brian and Angie Green will be reading and discussing this book. To sign up or find out more information, please sign up on the Connection Card in the bulletin on Sunday.

Opportunities to Serve

Parents are encouraged to volunteer as a Sunday School teacher, helper, or substitute teacher on a quarterly basis.  The Child Protection Policy training must be completed prior to serving in this capacity.   Please see the contact information at the bottom of this page for more information.

Contact the Education Ministry Council

For more information about participating or volunteering in this ministry, the individuals listed below may be contacted by e-mailing the church office at church.office@penderumc.org or calling the church office at 703-278-8023.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2014 in Posts of Interest

 

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New Sunday School Classes ~ Beginning Sept. 8th

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NEW  SUNDAY  SCHOOL  CLASSES  FOR  CHILDREN

Beginning Sept. 8.   @  9:30-10:40 am

Room assignments for all classes – children, youth and adults – are posted inside Pender’s front doors.

Adults, you are invited to start the new school year with a desire to try a new class or return to your favorite one.

Please join us in “Learning God’s Truth Together.”

 

 

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2013 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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It’s Not Too Late!

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It’s not too late to register for our choirs & handbell groups:

To register children   & youth   click here

Adults can sign up by clicking on this link

 

MUSIC MINISTRY KICKOFF DATES:

Sanctuary Choir ~ August 29

Joy and Carillon Ringers ~ September 3

Youth Handbells and Choir ~ September 8

Revelation Ringers ~ September 10

Children’s Handbells and Choir ~  September 12

Youth Orchestra ~ November 3

Music Transportation Ministry?  

Pender’s Music Ministry is considering starting a transportation ministry to help those families who are unable to get their children to the church on Thursday afternoons for choir and bell rehearsals.  Before we can do that, however, we need to know how much interest there would be in starting this ministry.

If this Music Transportation Ministry would help your family, please contact Theresa Carpenter here.  

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2013 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC

 

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Help Feed our Youth & Adults Working in Appalachia

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FOOD FOR PHILIPPI MISSION TEAM

You can help feed the youth and adults from Pender who will be working in Appalachia later this month. Cash donations may be given and designated, “Philippi Food.”

A list of groceries needed by the mission team is at the Sign Up Center in the Narthex.

Please return donations of food (marked, “For Philippi”) to the Pender kitchen by Sunday, July 21st.

Questions, call Virginia Patch

 

 

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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