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2016 Pender Woman of the Year

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It’s that time of the year to give prayerful consideration to the women we would like to nominate for Pender’s 2016 Woman of the Year award. Please select a woman who you feel has gone above and beyond during 2016!

(Please note: recipient can only receive this award once — see list in the UMW directory or the Women of the Year plaques located across from Rm. 206 to see previous recipients.)

Nomination forms can be found in the UMW mailbox across from the elevators and given to Joyce Munt in the Church Office, or email Joyce with the woman’s name and why you feel she deserves this award.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 31st.

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2016 in Get Involved!, Ministries, Pender UMC, Pender Women

 

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Pender Pumpkin Patch

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Our Youth Pastor, Tim Lyberger, would LOVE to have lots of help!  Hey teenagers — serving the Lord in this wonderful way also counts as community service!

The Pender Pumpkin Patch will be open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm until October 31st.  Extra help greatly appreciated and needed during these hours.

Buy your pumpkins from Pender’s Pumpkin Patch and you will help 3 causes!

  • Pender’s Youth Group
  • The Navajo Indian Reservation
  • Pender’s Youth Group’s adopted child with Compassion International
 

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Welcome to Pender!

Welcome to Pender!

What can I expect on a Sunday?
Who are we?
What if I haven’t been to church much?
Getting to know people at Pender?

What can I expect on a Sunday?

  •  Three Worship Styles – Learn more about each Worship Time here
  •  Real People
  •  Lots of Children.  Children are welcome during the services or our nursery is located downstairs.  We provide infants and toddlers (newborns through age 4) with a safe and caring Christian environment
  •  An Opportunity to Connect with Others
  •  Time to Reflect Upon Jesus in our Lives
  •  Outstanding and Varied Music
  •  A Sense of Having Done Something Important with your Day

We are an “Access for All” church, meaning it is important to us for people with wheelchairs or other challenges to have easy access to doorways, hallways, bathrooms, ramps and elevator, seating (places for wheelchairs), and kid friendly (coloring books, booster steps for toddlers, high chairs).

Hearing aid and large-print hymnals are available during the service.  (See one of our ushers.)

Who are we?

Our hearts cry out for more of God. Pender is a “big place” with a “huge heart.” We care about being a community.

In Fairfax, we know it’s possible for us to live a totally anonymous, distant-from-one-another life. At Pender, we desire a different kind of community and life together. We believe Jesus has called us to be a very special community who cares about the world. It’s the essence of what “makes us tick.”

Our mission statement says it this way, we exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ. For us, that takes a very special passion for real community.

What if I haven’t been to church much?

Pender is a warm and inviting place. We actually want to meet you!

Many of our folks started coming to church more recently as adults rather than as children. Some of our people have come all of their life. Some seem to know a lot about the Bible and faith. Others are just beginning that interesting journey.

Getting to Know People at Pender!

We would love to help you “get plugged in” and feel like you know other people. The best way is to jump into a Sunday School class, small group or join the next “Welcome to Pender” or “Coffee with the Pastors” time.

Our “Welcome to Pender” or “Coffee with the Pastors” times are opportunities to get to know the pastors and a few key leaders – as well as other newer folks at Pender. These class times are advertised in the bulletin, and generally held in the Fall and Spring.

Pender has many vibrant small groups who meet together weekly or bi-weekly to support, encourage, pray and be great friends together in faith. We believe everyone needs a place where they are cared for and known more deeply. To help newer people “get into” a group, new groups are starting just about every month.

We are the kind of church where you can earnestly explore, ask questions, and discover new pieces about God throughout your lifetime. None of us “have arrived.” Some can help others; some need the “basics” explained.

The messages are geared towards explaining the Bible and how it applies to real life. And, several of our classes are “for beginners only.”

If you feel like you need help when you arrive, please know that there is a “bulletin” that lists out what pages the songs are on from the hymnal book (song book) in the pew racks.

Also, there is an “offering” time at all of our worship times. Please do not feel obligated to give money, but do know that the money given is used to provide services to the congregation, community and world. You’ll see when other people stand (for singing) and sit (for prayer and listening). And, always feel invited to ask someone about what’s going on. They’ll love being asked!

This community takes Jesus seriously.  How can we live our lives faithful to God? How can we know and act upon what the scriptures say? Where is Jesus at work, and how can we glorify Him?  How can we love God with everything we’ve got, and also love one another just like Jesus?

We are people on a journey following Jesus to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2015 in Get Involved!, Missions, Music, Pender UMC, Sermon

 

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HELP! The Pumpkins are coming…

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The pumpkins are coming TODAY at 4:00 pm and we need your help!  Can you stop by the Church today around that time and help us unload the pumpkins and help set up our Pender Pumpkin Patch?

Our Youth Pastor, Tim Lyberger, would LOVE to have lots of help!  Hey teenagers — serving the Lord in this wonderful way also counts as community service!

After today, the Pender Pumpkin Patch will be open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm until October 31st.  Extra help greatly appreciated and needed during these hours.  All proceeds will go to bless the Navaho Indians in New Mexico and our youth ministry here at Pender.    

 
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Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Change the World

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Gather your friends and Change the World with us on May 17-18!

What can make your community better? Plant a garden, clean up your neighborhood, stock a food pantry or just spread a little joy.

It’s been five years since the United Methodist Church first challenged Christians to raise their hands for their communities through Change the World. In that time, churches stepped outside their own walls to strengthen communities, feed the hungry, comfort the vulnerable, and welcome the stranger. Change the World has transformed congregations in spirit and grown them in numbers. 

So this year, don’t sit on your hands. Organize a Change the World event. The official kickoff is May 17-18, but you can Change the World at any time.

Whenever you decide, let United Methodist Communications help you publicize it locally. That way, you can receive visitors who want to work alongside you to make your community better. 

Learn more here and register at http://goo.gl/6NCdYB.

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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2013 Christmas Offering

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The Pender 2013 Christmas offering will be split 50/50 between UMCOR US domestic relief and the Pender Altar Fund.
  • UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) — 100% of donations received go directly to relief.
  • The Altar Fund is administered by the pastors and is used to help people in need in our own community.
 

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2013 Pender Woman of the Year

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2013 United Methodist Woman of the Year

Please take a moment to nominate a woman (or multiple women) who you feel have done exemplary work for our Church and/or community in 2013. (Please note that past recipients are not eligible and a list of previous recipients may be found on the Women of the Year plaques located in the hallway across from Room 206 or in the back of the UMW Directory.)

Nomination forms can be found in the UMW mailbox by the elevators and completed forms can be handed to Joyce Munt or email Joyce here.

 

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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