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What’s Happening with our Pender Youth

– Confirmation Class
Come and celebrate our 2017 Confirmation Class!  They will be confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, June 4th, at the 11:00 am Worship Service.

– Senior Sunday
Our High School Seniors will be recognized at the 11:00 am Worship Service on Sunday, June 18th (when we will also recognize our 2017 college graduates).  Seniors:  please wear your cap and gown!  In addition, our high school seniors will be honored at a dinner along with their parents at 6:30 pm that night in the Fellowship Hall.
 
– Philippi Youth Mission Trip

The youth and all others interested in serving on our annual mission trip to Philippi, WV, will be leaving on Friday, July 21st, at 10:00 am and returning to Pender on Saturday, July 29th. The main project will be to attach a bedroom to an existing home.  Along with other projects and fun, the youth will enjoy white water rafting and a special time of worship and dinner with Mount Vernon UMC.  Contact Tim Lyberger for more details and a registration packet.

– Youth Bible Study
All 7th-12th Graders are invited to join our Youth Bible Study every Tuesday at 7:30-8:30 pm in the Youth Room.

— Rising 7th Graders
All rising 7th graders are invited to start attending our Pender Turning Point Youth Group, for all 7th-12th graders, beginning June 25th!  Bring your friends!

Contact Tim Lyberger, Youth Director

 

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Confirmation Sunday

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Confirmation is a time to learn about your church, the entire church community and what it means to be a faithful Christian. You will also understand the privileges and responsibilities of church membership.

Confirmation is open to 7th graders and up. Confirmation gives the student a chance to make their own decision to follow Jesus Christ, to be baptized and to join your local church.

The period of study in confirmation classes is a time for the student to learn and know the tenets of the church they are in so that they can make an informed decision about joining the church as an adult.

Confirmation Sunday is May 31, 2015.

Did you attend Confirmation classes when you were young? And do you know why we confirm young people in the church? Chuck tries to confirm his reservation and talk about Confirmation.

 

Christianity, confirmation is seen as the sealing of the covenant made in Holy Baptism. On this second part of a two-part episode, Chuck gives his own testimony as to why he is a Christian. 

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Join us this Sunday at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

Rev. Suzanne Spencer, our Pre-Missions Conference Guest Speaker, will be preaching on “Are You Bearing Fruit?” (John 15:1-8)

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

This Sunday, April 12th, Suzanne Schmid Spencer will be our special pre-conference speaker. At a time in life when she was looking forward to retiring from her career as a research gerontologist and assisted living administrator, Suzanne was surprised to hear a call to pastoral ministry. She served as Director of Congregational Care at Woodlake UMC near her home in Midlothian VA, as Director of Christian Education at Fairview UMC in Danville VA, and as pastor of New Hope Charge on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. She found a love of mission as a girl under the discipleship of Miss Jean Craig, who served as a Virginia Conference missionary to China and Korea before returning to Richmond to serve local churches. Suzanne has served on a short-term mission team to Mexico and on six Pender teams to Peru. Now retired, she joins her husband, Dr. John Spencer in opening their home in the Valley as a place of rest and renewal for pastors and missionaries.

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 Sunday:

  • April 12: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • April 12: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • April 12: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Canned Fruit & Juices
    • 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.

  • April 12: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 209 sermons available.  More information
  • April 12-April 15: Sign up for Mulch, delivered by the Pender Men. More information
  • April 12-May 31: Online VBS Registration. VBS will run from July 6-10, 2015.
  • April 12: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • April 12: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • April 12: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • April 12: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • April 12: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. 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.
  • April 12: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • April 12: 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.
  • April 12: Sunday School II for adults.  10:45 am-noon
  • April 12: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • April 12: Youth Confirmation Classes, 2:00 pm
  • April 12: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
  • April 12: Lenten Sing ‘n Celebrate, 7 pm
 

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Sunday, April 12, at Pender UMC

missions-2015-spotlight

Join us this Sunday at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 Services.

Rev. Suzanne Spencer, our Pre-Missions Conference Guest Speaker, will be preaching on “Are You Bearing Fruit?” (John 15:1-8)

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

This Sunday, April 12th, Suzanne Schmid Spencer will be our special pre-conference speaker. At a time in life when she was looking forward to retiring from her career as a research gerontologist and assisted living administrator, Suzanne was surprised to hear a call to pastoral ministry. She served as Director of Congregational Care at Woodlake UMC near her home in Midlothian VA, as Director of Christian Education at Fairview UMC in Danville VA, and as pastor of New Hope Charge on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. She found a love of mission as a girl under the discipleship of Miss Jean Craig, who served as a Virginia Conference missionary to China and Korea before returning to Richmond to serve local churches. Suzanne has served on a short-term mission team to Mexico and on six Pender teams to Peru. Now retired, she joins her husband, Dr. John Spencer in opening their home in the Valley as a place of rest and renewal for pastors and missionaries.

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 Sunday:

  • April 12: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • April 12: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • April 12: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Canned Fruit & Juices
    • 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.

  • April 12: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 209 sermons available.  More information
  • April 12-April 15: Sign up for Mulch, delivered by the Pender Men. More information
  • April 12-May 31: Online VBS Registration. VBS will run from July 6-10, 2015.
  • April 12: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • April 12: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • April 12: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • April 12: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • April 12: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. 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.
  • April 12: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • April 12: 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.
  • April 12: Sunday School II for adults.  10:45 am-noon
  • April 12: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • April 12: Youth Confirmation Classes, 2:00 pm
  • April 12: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
  • April 12: Lenten Sing ‘n Celebrate, 7 pm

 

 

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Today is Palm Sunday! Pender UMC

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Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week of the church year. At the other end of Holy Week is Easter, the most important day of the church year.

For Christians, this is the big event! And it’s all about the mystery that somehow Jesus Christ makes us one with God.

The days leading up to Easter often have an understandably somber feel to them, particularly as we contemplate Jesus’ arrest, trial, and execution. It’s easy to forget that the week begins with a joyful event: the Triumphal Entry!

Today is Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, we commemorate Jesus’ celebrated entry into Jerusalem just a few days before his arrest, trial, and crucifixion.

The “palm” in Palm Sunday refers to the palm branches waved by the adoring Jerusalem crowds who welcomed Jesus and proclaimed him King. The event is commonly referred to as the Triumphal Entry. Here’s the account from Matthew 21:1-11:

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to Daughter Zion,

‘See, your king comes to you,

gentle and riding on a donkey,

and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Read more

Chuck Knows Church — Palm Sunday. Have you ever waved a palm branch in a worship service? If so, do you know why? Chuckle along and learn about Palm Sunday with Chuck

March 29 at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am – PALM/PASSION SUNDAY – 

8:15 & 11:00 am Service Sermon Title: Old Rugged Cross

9:30 am Service Sermon Title: Palm Branches & Kings – Luke 19:28-38

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 Sunday:

  • March 29: Palm Sunday – Holy Week Begins More information
  • March 29: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • March 29: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • March 29: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Hamburger Helper & Peanut Butter
    • 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.

  • March 29: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 206 sermons available.  More information
  • March 29-April 15: Sign up for Mulch, delivered by the Pender Men. More information
  • March 29: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • March 29: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • March 29: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • March 29: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • March 29: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. 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.
  • March 29: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • March 29: 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.
  • March 29: Sunday School II for adults.  10:45 am-noon
  • March 29: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • March 29: Youth Confirmation Classes
  • March 29: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Sunday, March 29, at Pender UMC ~ Palm Sunday

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Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week of the church year. At the other end of Holy Week is Easter, the most important day of the church year.

For Christians, this is the big event! And it’s all about the mystery that somehow Jesus Christ makes us one with God.

The days leading up to Easter often have an understandably somber feel to them, particularly as we contemplate Jesus’ arrest, trial, and execution. It’s easy to forget that the week begins with a joyful event: the Triumphal Entry!

Today is Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week. On Palm Sunday, we commemorate Jesus’ celebrated entry into Jerusalem just a few days before his arrest, trial, and crucifixion.

The “palm” in Palm Sunday refers to the palm branches waved by the adoring Jerusalem crowds who welcomed Jesus and proclaimed him King. The event is commonly referred to as the Triumphal Entry. Here’s the account from Matthew 21:1-11:

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to Daughter Zion,

‘See, your king comes to you,

gentle and riding on a donkey,

and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Read more

Chuck Knows Church — Palm Sunday. Have you ever waved a palm branch in a worship service? If so, do you know why? Chuckle along and learn about Palm Sunday with Chuck

 

March 29 at 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am – PALM/PASSION SUNDAY – Green and Dry Trees – Luke 23:26-31

            This Sunday we look at the cross and its meaning.  The tree had been cut down and was dead when they chose it for a cross.  So what is this about a green tree?  Let’s see the life that is in the Cross!

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 Sunday:

  • March 29: Palm Sunday – Holy Week Begins More information
  • March 29: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • March 29: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • March 29: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Canned Fruit & Fruit Juice
    • 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.

  • March 29: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 206 sermons available.  More information
  • March 29-April 15: Sign up for Mulch, delivered by the Pender Men. More information
  • March 29: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • March 29: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • March 29: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • March 29: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • March 29: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. 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.
  • March 29: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) 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.
  • March 29: 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.
  • March 29: Sunday School II for adults.  10:45 am-noon
  • March 29: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • March 29: Youth Confirmation Classes
  • March 29: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Confirmation Classes at Pender UMC

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Confirmation is a time to learn about your church, the entire church community and what it means to be a faithful Christian. You will also understand the privileges and responsibilities of church membership.

Confirmation is open to 7th graders and up. Confirmation gives the student a chance to make their own decision to follow Jesus Christ, to be baptized and to join your local church.

The period of study in confirmation classes is a time for the student to learn and know the tenets of the church they are in so that they can make an informed decision about joining the church as an adult.

More information about the Confirmation Class schedule: http://www.penderumc.org/confirmation

 
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