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Sing ‘N Celebrate, Celebrating Mission

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March 6, 5-6pm in the Fellowship Hall

When attending a church with a love for mission, it is always a joy when we celebrate the experiences of our Pender short-term missionaries. We hope you are planning to come out to hear Armando Mieles and Ivelisse Caceres share about their time in Peru.

Always remember that, even if you can’t go to the mission field physically, you can always go through prayer or financial support. And the reward will be the same!!

Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind. 

 

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Sing ‘n Celebrate, Tonight at 7:00 PM

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In view of the way we hear about turmoil and divisive occurrences on practically a daily basis in our world, we believe you will want to hear more about “A Love That Unites Us.”

Saint Augustine taught that faith in Christ implies community in the church, and that the goal of Christians should be the unity of mankind.

 More about Sing ‘n Celebrate

Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind. 

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ February 8  at 7:00 PM

So that you can watch the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, if you wish, Pastor Kenny has agreed that we will meet for SNC on Feb. 8.  We will focus on our theme of “A Love That Unites Us” with inspiring praise music and the words of our speaker.  This quote of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought this theme to mind:  “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.  Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes.  Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”

We hope you are planning to return this evening for a casual time of worship when the possibility of a love that unites us can become more real through the music of JC Reigns, the words of Lloyd Rollins and the prayers lifted up by our congregation.

JC Reigns leads worship with both modern Christian songs and a selection of old church hymns – the aim is to meet the needs of all who attend. JC Reigns has been together for 14 years and over the course of that time, has recorded five Christian CDs and used all the proceeds to benefit world wide and local charities. 

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2015 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC

 

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Sing ‘n Celebrate, Sunday February 8 at 7:00 PM

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In view of the way we hear about turmoil and divisive occurrences on practically a daily basis in our world, we believe you will want to hear more about “A Love That Unites Us.”

Saint Augustine taught that faith in Christ implies community in the church, and that the goal of Christians should be the unity of mankind.

 More about Sing ‘n Celebrate

Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind. 

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ February 8  at 7:00 PM

So that you can watch the Super Bowl on Feb. 1, if you wish, Pastor Kenny has agreed that we will meet for SNC on Feb. 8.  We will focus on our theme of “A Love That Unites Us” with inspiring praise music and the words of our speaker.  This quote of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought this theme to mind:  “Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.  Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes.  Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”

We hope you are planning to return this evening for a casual time of worship when the possibility of a love that unites us can become more real through the music of JC Reigns, the words of Lloyd Rollins and the prayers lifted up by our congregation.

JC Reigns leads worship with both modern Christian songs and a selection of old church hymns – the aim is to meet the needs of all who attend. JC Reigns has been together for 14 years and over the course of that time, has recorded five Christian CDs and used all the proceeds to benefit world wide and local charities. 

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2015 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC

 

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Celebration of Advent – TONIGHT!

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Sing ‘n Celebrate, Tonight at 7pm

Now is a good time to reserve the evening of December 7 for Sing ‘NCelebrate’s time for Celebration of Advent.

Our drama will set the scene and the theme for this time of worship — reminding us of how totally gracious Mary was when first viewing the rustic surroundings where her baby would be born. We will also be reminded that God’s timing for everything, even the birth of His Son, Jesus, is always perfect!

Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind.

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

JC Reigns leads worship with both modern Christian songs and a selection of old church hymns – the aim is to meet the needs of all who attend. JC Reigns has been together for 14 years and over the course of that time, has recorded five Christian CDs and used all the proceeds to benefit world wide and local charities.

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.

 

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Celebration of Advent

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Sing ‘n Celebrate, Dec. 7th @ 7pm

Now is a good time to reserve the evening of December 7 for Sing ‘NCelebrate’s time for Celebration of Advent.

Our drama will set the scene and the theme for this time of worship — reminding us of how totally gracious Mary was when first viewing the rustic surroundings where her baby would be born. We will also be reminded that God’s timing for everything, even the birth of His Son, Jesus, is always perfect!

Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind.

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

JC Reigns leads worship with both modern Christian songs and a selection of old church hymns – the aim is to meet the needs of all who attend. JC Reigns has been together for 14 years and over the course of that time, has recorded five Christian CDs and used all the proceeds to benefit world wide and local charities.

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.

 

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Sing ‘n Celebrate November 2

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Sing ‘n Celebrate is Pender Church’s informal evening worship service that has a focus on contemporary Christian music and original dramas and testimonies. Dress is casual and the atmosphere offers a wonderful means to start the week with God in mind.

In addition to music and testimonies, prayer is offered. Communion is served periodically.

Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ November 2 at 7:00 PM

We’ll begin the evening with a potluck supper at 6 PM in the Fellowship Hall which will be followed at 7 PM with our service in the sanctuary. Pastor Kenny will conclude the service with a Time of Healing.

In his book, “ALL IN”, Mark Batterson shares that “Jesus is in the business of turning bad beginnings into happily ever afters”. We all have special stories, as to what Jesus has done in our lives, which are our testimonies. Please plan to join us for food first and then in support of the Pender folks who will be sharing their stories with us.

JC Reigns leads worship with both modern Christian songs and a selection of old church hymns – the aim is to meet the needs of all who attend. JC Reigns has been together for 14 years and over the course of that time, has recorded five Christian CDs and used all the proceeds to benefit world wide and local charities.

Whether you are a new Christian, or have been following Christ for years, this is just a wonderful way to gather in fellowship, sing songs to God and listen to your brothers and sisters as they share their faith. We invite you to come and bring a friend, meet other Pender People and leave with a song on your heart and the Son in your eyes.

A Way to Serve the Lord…

Carol Wilson needs members of the laity to train this year to serve as the Lay Director or a Co-Lay Director for our Sing ‘n Celebrate Service. If interested in finding out more information, please contact Carol by clicking here.

 

 
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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC

 

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Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

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The Paschal greeting is an Easter custom among many churches, including Pender UMC.

Instead of “hello” or its equivalent, one is to greet another person with “Christ is Risen!”, and the response is “He is Risen Indeed!” (Matthew 27:64, Matthew 28:6–7, Mark 16:6, Luke 24:6, Luke 24:34).

The week before Easter, known as Holy Week, is very special in the Christian tradition.

The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday. The last three days before Easter are Holy (Maundy) Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday respectively commemorate Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem, the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are sometimes referred to as the Easter Triduum (Latin for “Three Days”).

In some countries, Easter lasts two days, with the second called “Easter Monday”. The week beginning with Easter Sunday is called Easter Week or the Octave of Easter, and each day is prefaced with “Easter”, e.g. Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday, etc. Easter Saturday is therefore the Saturday after Easter Sunday. The day before Easter is properly called Holy Saturday.

Eastertide, the season of Easter, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts until the day of Pentecost, seven weeks later.

At Pender UMC on Sunday, April 20: Easter – Wrap Your Arms Around Something Good for Easter. John 21:15-19
During Lent we gave up BAD things. Easter brings us to embrace the hope, forgiveness and possibilities God has for us because of a Risen Jesus!  Let’s wrap our arms around the living Christ and all He brings.

  • 6:00 am Sunrise Service
  • Easter Breakfast
  • 8:00 am Traditional Service
  • 9:30 am Contemporary Service
  • 9:30 am Traditional Service
  • 11:00 am Traditional Service
  • Easter plants are yours to take after the last service

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 Kev 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, Rev Kev  does!

Come for this Easter’s Traditional Worship to experience special music (Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus) and a special message brought by Pastor Kenny.  Easter – Wrap Your Arms Around Something Good for Easter. John 21:15-19

During Lent we gave up BAD things. Easter brings us to embrace the hope, forgiveness and possibilities God has for us because of a Risen Jesus!  Let’s wrap our arms around the living Christ and all He brings. 

Come for this Easter’s Contemporary Worship to experience great rock-style music and a special message brought by Pastor Kevin.  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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