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Today, December 4, 2016 at Pender UMC

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“Invitation to a Miracle: A Cantata for Christmas”  by Joseph Martin
Presented by: The Pender UMC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

Sunday, December 4  All 3 Services

Joyful sounds abound in this colorful Christmas gift for choirs. Through poetic narration, scripture passages and creatively arranged carols, the timeless story of the birth of Christ is presented. Gathered around the wonders that accompanied Jesus’ birth, this cantata journeys from the miracle of prophecy to the incarnation and proclamation of this most significant moment. 

More info at http://www.penderumc.org/cantata

December 4, the second Sunday in Advent

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The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.


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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

Calendar of Events

Also today:

  • Get your event on the Pender UMC Calendar
  • This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Apples, Oranges, Onions & Potatoes

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

  • The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  More information
  • Shop using AmazonSmiles and benefit the Capital Campaign! More information
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  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • December 4 Cantata Sunday, all 3 services
  • December 4: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 4: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 4: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • December 4: 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.
  • December 4: 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.
  • December 4: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • December 4: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • December 4: Building in Faith for the Future (BFF), 12:30 pm Q and A session in the Fellowship Hall
    More information
  • December 4: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • December 4: JLU, 5:00-7:00 pm.  More information
  • December 4: Sing ‘n Celebrate, 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall
    More information
  • December 4: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm. Friends are definitely welcome, so feel free to invite as many as you like! More information

 

 

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Christmas Cantata

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“Invitation to a Miracle: A Cantata for Christmas”  by Joseph Martin
Presented by: The Pender UMC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

Sunday, December 4  All 3 Services

Joyful sounds abound in this colorful Christmas gift for choirs. Through poetic narration, scripture passages and creatively arranged carols, the timeless story of the birth of Christ is presented. Gathered around the wonders that accompanied Jesus’ birth, this cantata journeys from the miracle of prophecy to the incarnation and proclamation of this most significant moment. 

More info at http://www.penderumc.org/cantata

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ December 6, 2015

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Invite your friends and family and join us this Sunday in the Sanctuary and enjoy our Christmas Cantata at all 3 services — 8:15, 9:30 & 11am.

Emmanuel — God With Us!
by Lloyd Larsen
Presented by:
The Pender UMC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

Sunday, December 6
All 3 Services

A Lessons & Carols service featuring both traditional and contemporary songs tied together with biblical readings telling the Christmas story.

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 253 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:

  • December 6: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • December 6: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • December 6: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Bags of Apples, Oranges, Onions & Potatoes
    • 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.

  • December 6: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 253 sermons available.  More information
  • December 6-31: Nominate 2015 Pender Woman of the Year. Nomination forms are located in the United Methodist Women’s mailbox located by the elevators; and completed forms can be handed to Joyce Munt or emailed to her.
  • December 6: Christmas Cantata, all 3 services.
  • December 6: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 6: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 6: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • December 6: New Directions Sunday School Class. We will study the book entitled “The Holy Spirit – An Introduction” by John Bevere. 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.
  • December 6: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • December 6: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • December 6: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • December 6: 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.
  • December 6: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 6: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 6: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 6: JLU, 5-7 pm
  • December 6: Advent Sing ‘n Celebrate, 5-6 pm
  • December 6: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
  • December 6: Advent Sing ‘n Celebrate, 5-6 pm
 

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Christmas Cantata Sunday Morning

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Invite your friends and family and join us this Sunday in the Sanctuary and enjoy our Christmas Cantata at all 3 services — 8:15, 9:30 & 11am.

Emmanuel — God With Us!
by Lloyd Larsen
Presented by:
The Pender UMC Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

Sunday, December 6
All 3 Services

A Lessons & Carols service featuring both traditional and contemporary songs tied together with biblical readings telling the Christmas story.

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

 

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Today at Pender ~ The Second Sunday of Advent ~ December 7, 2014

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

You won’t want to miss our Christmas Cantata this Sunday at both the 8:15 & 11:00 Services.

At our 9:30 Common Ground Service, the Sermon Topic is “Socks & Underwear” (Isaiah 41:10)

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.
Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Also Today:

  • December 7: The Second Sunday of Advent
  • December 7: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • December 7: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • December 7: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Cereal and Breakfast Foods
    • 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.

  • December 7: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 180 sermons available.  More information
  • December 7: Christmas Cantata, 8:15 & 11:00am Services
  • December 7: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 7: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • December 7: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 7: Sunday School Classes.  More information
  • December 7: New Directions Sunday School Class, “All In” by Mark Batterson. The following is a brief synopsis regarding the study – “Nothing belongs to you — not even you! Discover the radical act of dethroning yourself and enthroning Christ as King of your life!” New members are always welcome!! We meet in Room 206 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.
  • December 7: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) (in the Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class in Room 218-220) This Focus on the Family’s DVD series, with 26 one-half hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett, is the starting point for looking at life from a biblical perspective. lesson discusses the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
  • December 7: Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (began September 21) (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.
  • December 7: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • December 7: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 7: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 7: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 7: Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm.  Register for this orchestra.
  • December 7: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
  • December 7: Advent Sing ‘n Celebrate, 7:00pm
 

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Sunday Music ~ December 7, 2014

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The Pender UMC Choir, Handbells, Orchestra and Liturgical Dancer will present Joel Raney’s Christmas Cantata, Celebrate the Season, at 8:15 and 11:00 am on Sunday, December 7.

Contemporary and upbeat, this superb cantata celebrates the excitement, joy and true meaning of the Christmas season. Joel Raney retells the Christmas story through a unique partnering of creative, original songs with traditional carols. Most of the originals incorporate strains from traditional carols, weaving a tapestry with just enough familiarity  to warm our hearts and with enough originality to surprise our ears and lift our spirits. The styles he uses range from traditional classical, to jazz and everything in between.


At Pender’s neighbor, Christ Presbyterian:

The Cathedral Brass will perform “A Cathedral Brass Christmas” at Christ Presbyterian Church, Fairfax, on Sunday, December 7th at 4:00 pm. The concert features beloved Christmas carols and other holiday favorites, including ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated by Alan Cole.

Other selections includeLeRoy Anderson’s Suite of Carols, Antonio DiLorenzo’s The Toymaker, and Alfred Reed’s Joyeux Noel. Jazz trumpeter Roger Rossi, former member of the Army Blues, will be featured. The concert is free; voluntary donations are gratefully accepted.

Cathedral Brass is a brass choir based at Vienna Presbyterian Church and performs under the direction of L. Thomas Vining.

 

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Music Ministry News

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  • Please join the Sanctuary Choir on December 7th at the 8:15 and 11:00 services for their presentation of Joel Raney’s Christmas Cantata “Celebrate the Season!
  • Please join us on December 14th at 5:00 PM for “Carols, Cookies, and Coffee” – the Handbell Ministry’s annual Christmas concert! Refreshments will be served after the concert in the Fellowship Hall.
 

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