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Help Us Help the Homeless this Winter

Hypothermia Center Planning Meeting


2017 Winter Season

“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:17-18

Pender United Methodist Church is once again honored to be hosting a Hypothermia Center in coordination with Fairfax County Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transitional Services (FACETS).  FACETS is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless in Fairfax County.   Last winter there was an average of 30 to 40 guests per host church.  FACETS rotates week-to-week between faith community hosting sites. Pender UMC hosting week is March 12-19.

Volunteers and donations needed for the Hypothermia Center to be hosted at Pender during the week of March 12-19th.

We will need volunteers as: greeters, meal preparers/servers/clean-up, overnight security, van drivers, and laundry care. Donations of specific food items, toiletries, gently used winter clothing (adult), monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.

Please sign up at the Sign-Up Center in the church lobby or online via the Sign-up Genius by clicking on this link or contact Jim Scheurer at either or at 540-454-4092.

We would love to have you support our Pender Hypothermia Program

Come experience the joy of serving our homeless neighbors.

How Can I Help?


  • Pray
    • Pray for Ministry & our Volunteers
    • Pray for our Guests
    • Pray for how you can use your talents to help
  • Donate
    • Hygiene bags (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo)
    • Backpacks
    • Gloves
    • Cold weather hats
    • Socks & underwear
  • Volunteer
    • Different shifts available
    • Training available March 12 at Pender

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?

When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?
The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me”

~ Matthew 25:35-40

Please consider supporting this effort by volunteering your time.

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Posted by on January 16, 2017 in Get Involved!, Ministries, Pender Men, Pender UMC


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Operation Christmas Child


Help Pender share the love of Christ throughout the world by participating in Operation Christmas Child this year!

  • Collect items to pack shoe boxes (small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, t-shirts, socks, accessories, & $7 for shipping) and place in the Christmas box near the coat racks by Nov. 15th.
  • Pack a shoe box or two with your family or small group. (Instructions are located in the church lobby.) Filled boxes are due to Pender on Nov. 22nd.
  • Pray that God will direct each person packing shoe boxes to put in just the right items for the child who will receive the box. Pray also that the children will receive Christ as their best gift.
  • Donations for shipping are needed as each box costs $7 to ship. Checks should be made out to Pender UMC, with OCC in the memo. Donations may also be made online by clicking on this link.
  • Help receive packed shoe boxes from the community between Nov.16th-23rd by volunteering for one or more slots. Training will be provided. Positions include greeting visitors and unloading and packing up shoe boxes. Sign up to help by clicking on this link.

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NEW: Access the Pender Calendar on Your Cellphone!



Want to easily access the church directory with contact information and photos?  Want to easily make donations to Pender? Find out what’s going on every day with the new Pender calendar feature.

Church Life is a free mobile app that enables you to stay connected on the go.

With the Church Life App you can easily look up and use member contact information anytime, anywhere AND make your gifts with one click on your mobile devices!

Use it to easily:

  • Give financially
  • NEW! Access the Church Calendar and add meetings you want to attend to your personal calendar.
  • View the church directory data and photos. – Look up phone numbers, addresses, and emails
  • Add contact information to your phone’s contact list.
  • Send a text or call a contact while viewing their information from within Church Life.
  • Pull up directions and a map for home visits.

Native apps for iPhone and Android users allow for easy navigation and an intuitive user experience.

Description: ACS Church Life

This easy-to-use app is free and available to all My Pender Page account holders. Once you download the APP, simply use the same username and password that you use for MPP to open and start using it.

When you sign on, you may get a screen that asks for Site No. and Username.  You can log in this screen using Site No. 108500 and your user name which is your complete first and last names with no spaces OR you can simply swipe your screen to the right with your finger and you will get the screen that asks for Email and Password.

Download for Apple devices


Download for Android 2.2 or higher


Download for Windows Phones


Other mobile devices can enter from any mobile browser.

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Posted by on July 12, 2015 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Donations to Nepal



Would you like to make a financial donation to the earthquake relief effort in Nepal?  You can do so through The United Methodist Church’s Committee on Relief.  Donations can be made in several ways: 

·         Directly on UMCOR’s website at this link (

·         Online through My Pender Page on Pender’s website at this link (  Select the Misc. Fund and write “Nepal # 982450” in the optional description box

·         Write a check to Pender – write “Nepal # 982450” on the memo line – and put it in the offering plate. 


We will make sure UMCOR receives all donations made through Pender.


UMCOR is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing humanitarian relief and disaster response.  When you make a financial donation to UMCOR, you can be assured that every dollar will go to the program you specify. UMCOR can guarantee this because all of their overhead and administrative costs are covered by other designated gifts. Check out this link if you would like to learn more about UMCOR (

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Posted by on April 29, 2015 in Get Involved!, Missions, Pender UMC


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Operation Christmas Child


Pender will once again be collecting filled shoe boxes, as well as items for shoe boxes, donations for shipping, and collected boxes from the community. Now is a great time to start collecting items for shoe boxes. Look for sales on school supplies, toiletry items, small toys and candy.
Look for a display and more information later this month.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child, click onthis link.

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Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Get Involved!, Missions, Pender UMC


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