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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 jimscheureriii@gmail.com 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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Help Us Help the Homeless this Winter

Hypothermia Center Planning Meeting

 

Hypothermia Center at Pender

Week of January 12-19.

Help us be a blessing to the homeless in our area.

We are fortunate to have groups who have already committed to prepare and serve each meal. Other ways you can help:

  • We need 4 servants to check our guests in and visit with them each night.
  • We’re also looking for overnight security.
  • Food, miscellaneous, and financial donations welcome too.
Look for the signup sheets at the Welcome Center in the Narthex beginning Sunday, December 15th.  For further information email Dave Cacner or Priscilla Van Steelant.

The following donations are also appreciated:

  • Motel favors (soap, etc.)
  • Combs
  • Toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Towels & washcloths (new/used)
  • Clothing (extra large & up), coats, shoes, socks
  • Backpacks & duffel bags
  • Snacks
  • Plastic shopping bags

Please feel free to drop off your donations in the Church Office.

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Tomorrow at Pender

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We will have breakfast snacks provided during the 8:15 and 9:30 worship services, with a full blown, “old fashioned” Methodist pot luck after the 11:00 service.

Our ministry areas and cluster leads will be on hand to answer questions and greet our guests. It is our hope you will join us, with a friend, to make a difference on Back To Church Sunday on September 8th!

Come and invite a friend for a spectacular day of food, fellowship, new faces and ministry opportunities!

September 8, 2013 Sermon: What’s Missing in CH__CH?

The scripture will be Mark 1:29-31. “As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew.  Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her.  So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.” 

What to expect at Pender UMC, page updated

Directions to Pender 

Something for everyone!

  • September 8:  Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • September 8: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Baby food
    • Cereal
    • 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.

  • September 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 100 sermons available.  More information
  • September 8: Register for Choir – Children’s Choirs; Register for Adult Choirs
  • September 8: The Art of Parenting Regular registration continues.  More information
  • September 8: Register for the 2013 UMW Fall Retreat
  • September 8: Back to Church Sunday.  More information
  • September 8: Sunday School – New Classes Beginning.  Read the brochure
  • September 8: Blood Pressure Checks 9:15-9:45 and 12:00-12:30
  • September 8: Youth Choir and Handbells Kickoff.  Register for these choirs.
  • September 8: JLU Group for 4th to 6th graders
  • September 8: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00PM More information
  • September 8: Book Lovers Club, 7:00PM More information
  • September 8: Sing ‘n Celebrate, 7:00PM More information
 
 

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Back to Church Sunday ~ September 8th ~ INVITE A FRIEND!

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We will have breakfast snacks provided during the 8:15 and 9:30 worship services, with a full blown, “old fashioned” Methodist pot luck after the 11:00 service.

Our ministry areas and cluster leads will be on hand to answer questions and greet our guests.

It is our hope you will join us, with a friend, to make a difference on Back To Church Sunday on September 8th!

Come and invite a friend for a spectacular day of food, fellowship, new faces and ministry opportunities! 

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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Pender Men’s Dinner ~ June 26th at 7:00 pm

Dinner Meeting

Men’s Dinner Meeting

 

All men are invited to a dinner meeting on  Wednesday, June 26th at 7 :00 pm

To sign up to attend the dinner, please click on this link.

Join us and catch up on all the exciting activities we have planned for Pender Men!

First time guests eat for FREE!  Returning members pay just $6 for a fabulous meal and dessert made by our own Pender ladies: Ruth and her kitchen angels.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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