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Pender UMC Holiday Concert


Come join us for a free concert of holiday music!

Usher in the holidays with the sounds of the Harp, Flute, Piano, Organ, Soprano vocalist, Handbells, Jazz duo and an Irish session!

The concert will conclude with everyone joining in singing some traditional carols.

A reception will follow.

At Pender UMC on route 50, heading east turn left at the light, just before Harris Teeter.

12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA US 22033

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A Pender Christmas Eve

A Pender Christmas Eve
6:30pm “Christmas Concert”
Our concert features a variety of styles, as well as both familiar and new Christmas music.
7pm “Fireside Worship”
A service that will include lessons, carols, sermon, and candlelight.
Watch on following platforms!
YouTube:  Pender UMC
Live Nativity Drive Through
From 8:30pm – 9:30pm at our campus located at 12401 Alder Woods Drive in Fairfax, VA.
On a looped course through our church’s parking lot, you’re invited to drive past a Nativity scene of Pender UMC members, staff, and friends.
This drive through event is a safe and fun way to experience the joy of the Savior’s birth.


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Carols, Cookies, and Coffee


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Christmas Caroling!



Join us on Wednesday, December 21st, for an evening of caroling through the Greenbriar neighborhood.

Just meet up with us between 5:15 and 5:30pm in the Church lobby ready to sing and have fun and we will leave by 5:40pm. Hope to see you there.

For questions, please contact Jami Flemmons.


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Today at Pender UMC ~ December 13, 2015


Join us this Sunday, December 13th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11am worship services. Pastor Kenny & Pastor Dan will continue our sermon series,“Under Wraps: The Gift We Never Expected” and will be preaching on“God is Dangerous & Jealous”(Matthew 2:1-3)

God’s mighty power brings danger. God is not tame. As C. S. Lewis writes in his book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, God is not “quite safe. . . but he’s good.” What does this mean? God also doesn’t tolerate competition. God wants the full attention of our hearts and minds. In a season filled with many distractions like shopping and parties, what would it mean to give our good God our full devotion?

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

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 13: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • December 13: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • December 13: 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 13: 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 13-31: 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 13: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 13: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 13: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • December 13: 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 13: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • December 13: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • December 13: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • December 13: Carols, Cookies & Coffee, 4:30
  • December 13: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 13: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information

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