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Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ Celebration of Children


Sing ‘n Celebrate Celebration of Children at October 1 at 5:00

Save this date for your family’s opportunity to hear Pender kids sharing about the beautiful story of “Good Good Father” — which will leave your children with a greater understanding of who God is and of who they are because they are loved by Him.

We read in Matthew 7:12 – “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you”, which is commonly known as the Golden Rule.

This statement, as Jesus formulated it, is the foundation of active goodness and mercy — the kind of love God shows to us every day.

We have a special opportunity next Sunday to be witness to our children and grandchildren demonstrating in words and acting this type of love.


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Blessing of the Backpacks Sunday August 27, 2017



August 27th at all 3 Services   (8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 am)

All children are invited to bring their backpacks to one of the services on Sunday, August 27th, to have their backpacks blessed for the new school year and to receive a surprise.


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Posted by on August 26, 2017 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Child Protection Policy 2017 – It’s a New Year!

Child Protection Policy


New Volunteers who work with children must:

(1) View the CPP Training Presentation

(2) Complete the Initial Training Form

(3) Read the Policy

(4) Complete the CPP Application and Annual Renewal Form.

Returning Volunteers must:

(1) Read the Policy

(2) Complete the CPP Application and Annual Renewal Form.

The CPP policy, training & all forms can be found on our website by clicking on this link or you can search for CPP in the search box in the upper right corner of the home page. You will be able to view and/or download the policy and print out the applicable forms.

Return completed forms to the box at the Sign-Up Center in the church lobby. There is an informational letter as well as all necessary CPP forms located in the lobby.

If you are a cluster lead or heading up a youth program, please use the informational letter as a reference.

After March 1st, if you haven’t completed your forms, you will no longer be able to volunteer with children.If you have any questions contact Heather Amos.

Please know that the safety of our children is the reason the policy exists. Thank you for your time and talents given to the children’s programs of Pender UMC.


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Sing ‘n Celebrate at 5:00 pm in the Sanctuary



Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind. 

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.




Join us for an opportunity to show appreciation for the Pender kids who will share with us portions of Sarah Young’s version of “Jesus Calling” which has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids can relate to their everyday lives.  Our Worship Leader is selecting songs which can easily be enjoyed by both kids and adults, also.


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Children’s Sunday School for Fall 2016



Children’s Sunday School for Fall 2016

Begins September 11th at 9:30 to 10:40 am

2 & 3 years old
Teachers: Cory Calmbacher & Karen Bockstahler
4 years-Kindergarten
Teachers: Saundra Sandrock & Sheril Jolly
1st Grade
Teachers: Thomas Parker & Pat Raich
2nd Grade
Teachers: Juliet Godlove & Adrienne Teague

3rd & 4th Grades

Teachers: Sowmya Subramanian & Harmonie Taddeo
5th & 6th Grades
Teachers: Greg & Maya Berry


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Posted by on September 1, 2016 in Get Involved!, Ministries, Pender UMC, Sunday School


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VBS 2016 Registration is Now Open!



Prepare to embark on an adventure like no other, scouring the mysterious fathoms of the deep sea. Thrilling discoveries await just beyond the portholes of your submarine. Things look very different once you get below the surface – and that’s true for life above the surface, too.

As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus saw people differently. He didn’t just see what’s on the outside; He saw who people were down deep.

As kids learn to see themselves and others as Jesus sees them, they can realize that everyone needs a Savior – even those who look like they have it all together. A relationship with Jesus Christ changes everything! All you have to do is dive in!

Kids will rotate through music, recreation, snack, crafts and storytelling!

  • Registration is open online now! 
  • Please fill out a separate form for each child.
  • There is a total limit of 250 children.
  • The charge will be $30 per child and $60 max per family.
    NOTE:  Be sure to check the box that asks if you are registering 3 or more siblings to get a refund (Are you registering 3 or more siblings (brothers or sisters)?)



  • July 11-15, 9:00 to 12:00 each day at Pender UMC, 12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Music Camp will be from 12:30-3:30 the same dates.  Registration information coming soon.
  • Kids age 3 through 6th grade are welcome – note all children must be potty trained, teachers will NOT change diapers

.Please contact Jami Flemmons or Ann Hines if you have questions or want to volunteer.

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Register for the Kids’ Easter Event


Please join us for the Pender UMC Kids’ Easter Event on Monday March 30th at 10 am.

We will be enjoying an Easter story, crafts and egg hunts for kids up to 12 years old.

Please bring a basket to collect eggs and a camera!

There is no fee for this event; please RSVP by clicking on the link below to help us prepare for your kids!

More information at


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