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Easter Sunday at PenderUMC

 

 

Easter Worship Services — April 16:

  • 6:00 am “Sonrise” Worship (led by youth followed by a breakfast)
  • 8:00 am Traditional Worship with Organ, Orchestra & Choir (in the Sanctuary)
  • 9:30 am Contemporary Worship with Live Band (in the Fellowship Hall)
  • 9:30 am Traditional Worship with Organ, Orchestra & Choir (with Communion in the Sanctuary)
  • 11:00 am Traditional Worship with Organ, Orchestra & Choir (in the Sanctuary)

Childcare is Available:
Easter Sunday Services: Childcare is available from 9:15-12:15:

Birth to age 3 in the Nursery

Ages 3 – Kindergarten in Rooms. 119 & 121 — The Story of Easter

Easter Offering:
Our Easter Offering this year will support:

2 students at Africa University
WFCM Food Pantry
Pender ReGift Thrift Store

What do you mean by Traditional-Blended or Contemporary worship?

We understand that people have different styles for connecting with God in a meaningful and personal way. Pender offers two styles: Traditional-Blended and Contemporary. You will discover the people who attend these worship services are varied in age.

Traditional-Blended is largely traditional in flavor from a wonderful organ and beautiful hymns, choral, orchestra, children’s or bell music and traditional surroundings in our main sanctuary. Mrs. Theresa Carpenter leads the choir, and several servant volunteers are involved. During these services there is a time for the children on the altar steps at the front, and all children are invited to enjoy!

Contemporary worship is led by our praise band in a rock-and-roll style with many contemporary Christian songs that you might hear on the radio.  Rev. Dan delivers the message, often enhanced with video or drama.  Our contemporary worship services are more casual in nature, so wear your jeans or shorts if you want to,

Come for this Easter’s Traditional Worship to experience special music (Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus) and a special message brought by Pastor Kenny. 

Come for this Easter’s Contemporary Worship to experience great rock-style music and a special message brought by Pastor Dan.  Our contemporary worship service is called “Common Ground” and is offered at 9:30 every Sunday, including Easter!

All of our worship is Christ-centered, Biblically-minded and relevant to life today. Pender UMC desires that you feel God’s Spirit nurturing you and that in worship you experience the very real presence of Christ with us. May you be blessed by God as you gather with us.

Where do I enter the building?
First, we want you to know that our church has worked hard to create a building with access for all. Whether you find yourself in a wheelchair or carting babies in a buggy, you’ll find automatically opening doors and large entrances.

As you enter the parking lot, you will notice two doors, both under porticos so that you may get out of the rain if it is wet. To enter through the main sanctuary entrance doors, simply look for the semi-circular driveway.

If instead you enter the sliding glass doors entrance, make a left into the hallway to the end where you will notice the welcome area on your left.

What do my children do?
We invite older children (3rd grade and up) to become fully involved in worship. At the back of the sanctuary are “children’s bulletins” and supplies like crayons.

Our younger children have the option of remaining with their family or being cared for by our wonderful nursery and childcare staff. Childcare is available for children ages birth through 2nd grade in the lower level of our building. Ask an Usher to help you find where to take your children!

Where do I park?
We attempt to have plenty of parking on Easter morning for our guests. However, we suggest you plan to arrive early, and if parking is full on our lot, there is parking on the street. 

What if I need further information?
Our friendly volunteers and staff will welcome your questions! Please call our church office at 703-278-8023 between 9 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday. Once at Pender, ask any friendly face for help! We are here to assist you.

 

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Sermon Series “The Shack” Begins Today

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Please join us this Sunday, March 5, 2017, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services.

 

Is it possible to heal from unbearable loss?

The powerful story of THE SHACK movie will connect with you-whether you are searching for faith or lost it somewhere along the way. And for everyone who is hurting and knows what it is like to lose someone, THE SHACK film offers a message of real-life hope.

Starting Sunday, March 5, Pender is hosting a five-week sermon series using Scriptures and video clips from the film to help you trust God more completely, connect with Him in a deeper way and experience life-changing love and forgiveness even in the midst of pain.

3/5/17

The Shack

Where Is God When I Need Him Most?

2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (Traditional)

Psalm 13:1-6 (Common Ground)

Listen to past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast. 


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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

 

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Advent Devotional Materials

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Recommended Advent Devotional Materials from Pastor Dan:

  • Top recommendation is written by JD Walt, “Sower-in-Chief” at Seedbed, which is the publishing arm of Asbury Seminary. You can find more details by clicking on this link.
  • If you use the Bible app from You version (available on App and Play stores), go to “Plans,” then in the search box, type in “Advent”. Many available plans should come up. One Pastor Dan recommends that he’s used before is “Rediscovering the Christmas Season” from Life.Church.
  • There is another online devotional called d365, found here. It’s a bit more focused toward youth and young adults, sometimes more obviously so than others. As the season turns to Advent, he expects their devotions will take up the theme as well.
  • Another resource Pastor Dan turned to many years is a book called, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christmas Sermons.” It begins with some of his Advent thoughts and turns to Christmas. If you search for your favorite theologian, or preacher, they might have a similar volume.

Be sure to invite a friend during this Advent/Christmas season as we celebrate “Christmas at the Movies!” Check out the bulletin, weekly email, and cards in the pew racks in the sanctuary for the many events at Pender in the weeks to come as we celebrate Messiah’s incarnation and second coming!

Grace and peace, from Pastor Dan!

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ Pentecost

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Wear RED this Sunday, May 15th! It’s Pentecost Sunday, one of the principal days of the Christian year, celebrated on the fiftieth day after Easter. The Greek word pentecoste means “fiftieth day.”

Pentecost is the day on which the Christian church commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and others assembled in Jerusalem.

It marks the beginning of the Christian church and the proclamation of its message throughout the world and is often referred to as the birthday of the church.

Pastor Kenny will be preaching on “Fire!” (Acts 2:1-4) at the 8:15 & 11am Services and Pastor Dan will be preaching on “The Spirit Awakens!” (Acts 2:1-13)

Listen to 284 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:

  • May 15: Pentecost
  • May 15: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • May 15: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • May 15: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Egg Noodles and Hamburger Helper
    • 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.

  • May 15: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 284 sermons available.  More information
  • May 15: The Waitlist is open for Vacation Bible School (VBS).  More information
  • May 15: Registration is open for Music Camp.  More information
  • May 15: Registration is open for Philippi.  More information
  • May 15: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • May 15: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • May 15: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • May 15: New Directions Sunday School Class. New study entitled “Soul Keeping – Caring for the Most Import Part of You” by John Ortberg. 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.
  • May 15: 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.
  • May 15: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • May 15: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
    Youth Confirmation Sunday
    This Sunday is a special day in the life of our youth where our confirmation students will publicly accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior at the altar during our 11am service and become official members of Pender. All family members and members of our Church family are invited to come and celebrate this important spiritual milestone in their lives!
  • May 15: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • May 15: 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.
  • May 15: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • May 15: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • May 15: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • May 15: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ May 8, 2016

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This Sunday, May 8th, is Mother’s Day — Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers!

Please join us at our 8:15, 9:30, & 11:00 Services as Pastor Kenny and Pastor Dan preach on their final sermon in the “Heaven is for Real” sermon series: “Heaven is For Real…So What?” (Philippians 1:20-27)

So much of all the talk about heaven is focused on what happens after we die. But we believe the promise of heaven has impact in how we live today! Is it possible to bring a little bit of heaven to earth?

Bring some more friends for the conclusion of “Heaven is For Real!”

Listen to 278 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:

Upcoming Events! Watch for more information:

  • May 8:Happy Mother’s Day!
  • May 8: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • May 8: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • May 8: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Personal Care Products
    • 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.

  • May 8: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 278 sermons available.  More information
  • May 8: The Waitlist is open for Vacation Bible School (VBS).  More information
  • May 8: Registration is open for Music Camp.  More information
  • May 8: Registration is open for Philippi.  More information
  • May 8: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • May 8: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • May 8: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • May 8: New Directions Sunday School Class. New study entitled “Soul Keeping – Caring for the Most Import Part of You” by John Ortberg. 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.
  • May 8: 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.
  • May 8: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • May 8: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • May 8: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • May 8: 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.
  • May 8: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • May 8: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • May 8: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • May 8: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 
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Today at Pender UMC ~ April 24, 2016

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Please join us at our 8:15, 9:30, & 11:00 Services as Pastor Kenny and Pastor Dan continue their new sermon series entitled, “Heaven is for Real” and will be preaching on “The Battle for Heaven.” (Colossians 3:1-4)

Did you know that heaven is not guaranteed? In fact, we believe there are forces at work to knock us off our path and keep us from our intended destination. This is serious business, but victory can be ours! Make sure you’re among the victorious and join us today.

Listen to 278 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:

  • April 24: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • April 24: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • April 24: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Jello and Pudding
    • 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 24: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 278 sermons available.  More information
  • April 24: Registration is open for Vacation Bible School (VBS).  More information
  • April 24: Registration is open for Music Camp.  More information
  • April 24-30: Second Chance! Buy a TShirt to help support the Building in Faith Capital Campaign.More information. We offered two colors and two styles (a unisex that goes from youth through adult and a ladies cut). We chose these colors based on recommended colors from the t-shirt designer, since colors we had originally selected would not have highlighted our logo as well once they were printed. And limiting it to two will allow us to better stand out as a group at these events.
  • April 24: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • April 24: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • April 24: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • April 24: New Directions Sunday School Class. New study entitled “Soul Keeping – Caring for the Most Import Part of You” by John Ortberg. 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 24: 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.
  • April 24: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • April 24: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • April 24: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • April 24: 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.
  • April 24: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 24: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 24: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 24: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ April 10, 2016

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Please join us on Missions Celebration Sunday, April 10th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11am Services.Our Guest Speaker will be Dr. Max Wilkins who will be preaching at all 3 services, “On a Mission with God” (Acts 1:6-11).

Dr. Wilkins served as a pastor in Florida and Hawaii for 26 years prior to becoming President and CEO of The Mission Society in 2014. He has led small and large local churches, planted satellite campuses, and helped to launch more than 100 church plants during that time. Max has been personally engaged in cross-cultural mission work for 20 years, having served and taught in more than two dozen countries around the world. He has been a public advocate for mission in the local church, speaking in more than 100 churches around the US.

 

Listen to 276 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:

  • April 10: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • April 10: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • April 10: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Canned Fruit
    • 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 10: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 276 sermons available.  More information
  • April 10: Registration is open for Vacation Bible School (VBS).  More information
  • April 10: Registration is open for Music Camp.  More information
  • April 10-30: Second Chance! Buy a TShirt to help support the Building in Faith Capital Campaign.More information. We offered two colors and two styles (a unisex that goes from youth through adult and a ladies cut). We chose these colors based on recommended colors from the t-shirt designer, since colors we had originally selected would not have highlighted our logo as well once they were printed. And limiting it to two will allow us to better stand out as a group at these events.
  • April 10: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • April 10: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • April 10: New Directions Sunday School Class. New study entitled “Soul Keeping – Caring for the Most Import Part of You” by John Ortberg. 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 10: 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.
  • April 10: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • April 10: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • April 10: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • April 10: 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.
  • April 10: JLU, 5:00-7:00 pm.  More information
  • April 10: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 10: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 10: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • April 10: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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