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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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Today at Pender UMC ~ January 17, 2016

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Please join us this Sunday, January 17, in worship at the 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 Services.  

Rev. Gene Thomas will be preaching at all 3 services on John 2:1-11.

“What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.” (John 2:11)

Listen to 259 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:

 

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SING ‘N CELEBRATE

January 17, 5-6 PM, IN Fellowship Hall

We feel sure you will enjoy our newly hired praise band, so we hope you plan to join us in an effort to give SNC’s band a BIG PENDER WELCOME!!!  Also, we will hear Mark Powers and Tyna Wright sharing about their experiences when serving the homeless the previous week, and how this opportunity has enriched their personal lives.

Read more at http://www.penderumc.org/snc


  • January 17: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • January 17: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • January 17: 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.

  • January 17: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 259 sermons available.  More information
  • January 17: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • January 17: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • January 17: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • January 17: New Directions Sunday School Class. 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.
  • January 17: The 10:30am Sunday School Class will begin 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.
  • January 17: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • January 17: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • January 17: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • January 17: 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.
  • January 17: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • January 17: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • January 17: Sing ‘n Celebrate, 5 pm. We feel sure you will enjoy our newly hired praise band, so we hope you plan to join us in an effort to give SNC’s band a BIG PENDER WELCOME!!! Also, we will hear Mark Powers and Tyna Wright sharing about their experiences when serving the homeless the previous week, and how this opportunity has enriched their personal lives. More information
  • January 17: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • January 17: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information

 

 

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Sing ‘ Celebrate Sunday at 5:00 PM

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SING ‘N CELEBRATE

January 17, 5-6 PM, IN Fellowship Hall

We feel sure you will enjoy our newly hired praise band, so we hope you plan to join us in an effort to give SNC’s band a BIG PENDER WELCOME!!!  Also, we will hear Mark Powers and Tyna Wright sharing about their experiences when serving the homeless the previous week, and how this opportunity has enriched their personal lives.

Read more at http://www.penderumc.org/snc

 

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Help Female Veterans

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Would you like to help our female veterans who are struggling with homelessness?

Final Salute Inc. is a non-profit whose mission is to provide homeless female veterans with safe and suitable housing. Transitional housing or emergency financial assistance is provided to help the female veterans overcome their temporary circumstances and work toward achieving positive goals in their lives.

For more information, click on this link to their website. A flyer is also available at our Sign-Up Center in the Narthex, or contact Kay Creel for more information.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2014 in Get Involved!, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Everyone is invited to attend a short Hypothermia Center Information Session this Sunday, Jan. 12th at 12:15 pm.

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

Look for the signup sheets at the Welcome Center in the Narthex. For further information email Dave Cacner or Priscilla Van Steelant.

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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 January 11, 2014 in Get Involved!, Missions, 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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Pender ReGift Thrift Store Helping Others

Pender ReGift Thrift Store

 

 

Dave writes:

We were recently able to help out The Alternative House with a donation of summer clothes to their Assisting Young Mothers and Homeless Youth Initiative programs.

From http://www.thealternativehouse.org/thankYou.htm#pender

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Thank you Pender Regift Thrift Store!An Assisting Young Mothers program staffer was invited to Pender Regift Thrift Store in early May. Pender Regift donated a large bag of summer clothing for the infants and toddlers in the AYM and HYI programs. This will really help as we welcome warmer weather!

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC

 

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