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Holy Week at Pender

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Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week of the church year. At the other end of Holy Week is Easter, the most important day of the church year.

For Christians, this is the big event! And it’s all about the mystery that somehow Jesus Christ makes us one with God.

March 29 – PALM/PASSION SUNDAY 

8:15 & 11:00 am Service Sermon Title: Old Rugged Cross

9:30 am Service Sermon Title: Palm Branches & Kings – Luke 19:28-38

Monday, March 30 – Kids’ Easter Event.  More information and signup

Thursday, April 2 – Holy Thursday Service

Friday, April 3 – Good Friday Service

Lenten Cantata ~ “In My Place” presented by the Pender Sanctuary Choir. 

Sunday, April 5 – Easter – We All Gonna Rise – I Corinthians 15:20-28 ; Mark 16:1-8

            Easter isn’t just a celebration.  It’s a reminder of a coming action.  Because Christ was raised you and me are gonna be raised.  That’s right Easter isn’t just Christ’s story its also OUR story!  Let’s celebrate this Sunday!

  • Sunrise Service
  • Easter Breakfast
  • 8:00 am Traditional Service with Hallelujah Chorus and brass ensemble
  • 9:30 am Contemporary Service
  • 9:30 am Traditional Service with Hallelujah Chorus and brass ensemble
  • 11:00 am Traditional Service with Hallelujah Chorus and brass ensemble
  • 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. Kevin Havens 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, RevKev does!

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 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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Holy Week at Pender: March 29-April 5, 2015

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Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most important week of the church year. At the other end of Holy Week is Easter, the most important day of the church year.

For Christians, this is the big event! And it’s all about the mystery that somehow Jesus Christ makes us one with God.

March 29 – PALM/PASSION SUNDAY – Green and Dry Trees – Luke 23:26-31

            This Sunday we look at the cross and its meaning.  The tree had been cut down and was dead when they chose it for a cross.  So what is this about a green tree?  Let’s see the life that is in the Cross!

Monday, March 30 – Kids’ Easter Event.  More information and signup

Thursday, April 2 – Holy Thursday Service

Friday, April 3 – Good Friday Service

Lenten Cantata ~ “In My Place” presented by the Pender Sanctuary Choir. 

Sunday, April 5 – Easter – We All Gonna Rise – I Corinthians 15:20-28 ; Mark 16:1-8

            Easter isn’t just a celebration.  It’s a reminder of a coming action.  Because Christ was raised you and me are gonna be raised.  That’s right Easter isn’t just Christ’s story its also OUR story!  Let’s celebrate this Sunday!

  • Sunrise Service
  • Easter Breakfast
  • 8:00 am Traditional Service with Hallelujah Chorus and brass ensemble
  • 9:30 am Contemporary Service
  • 9:30 am Traditional Service with Hallelujah Chorus and brass ensemble
  • 11:00 am Traditional Service with Hallelujah Chorus and brass ensemble
  • 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. Kevin Havens 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, RevKev does!

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 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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Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ January 11 at 7:30 pm

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Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ January 11 at 7:30 PM

Please note that we will meet for our January Sing ‘N Celebrate on the 11th instead of the 4th for two reasons: to avoid the long, New Year’s weekend and so that we can invite guests at our Hypothermia Shelter to attend. We hope you will plan to start the New Year with this opportunity to focus on “God’s Will For Our Lives”.

The scripture of I Peter 4:2 teaches us that followers of Christ should be willing and prepared to do God’s will and to suffer for it, if necessary. We are very much looking forward to hearing two of Pender’s younger members of our laity!! Your attendance will show your great Pender support!!

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 January 10, 2015 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC

 

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Today at Pender

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At our 8:15 & 11:00 worship services on Sunday, August 17th, we return to a part of our heritage as Methodists, the Campmeeting. It will be atime to sing the old hymns, enjoy the upbeat worship and hear a sermon series based on the importance of “Revival.”

Pastor Kenny will be preaching on“Revival Means MORE” (Psalm 77:11-12; Acts 19:1-7)

Are you satisfied with your spiritual life? Do you feel you have all of Jesus in your life that there is to have? How could we ever believe we have all of God? So we need MORE. Let’s see how we encounter more of God!

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At our 9:30 Common Ground Worship Service, RevKev will continue his Sermon Series on “The Stories of Jesus.” His sermon this Sunday is entitled “Love Your Enemies” (Luke 6:27-36)

Click on this link to find out more information about our upcoming sermons.

Also on Sunday:

  • August 17: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • August 17: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • August 17: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Condiments
    • 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.
  • August 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 161 sermons available.  More information
  • August 17-21: Paraguay Mission Trip
  • August 17: Sunday School Classes.  Read the brochure
  • August 17: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • August 17: Beginner’s Bible Study, 9:30-10:40 am for 12 weeks
  • August 17: Disciple II Bible Study, 4:00 pm
 
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Posted by on August 17, 2014 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Sermon

 

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Sunday at Pender

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At our 8:15 & 11:00 worship services on Sunday, August 17th, we return to a part of our heritage as Methodists, the Campmeeting. It will be atime to sing the old hymns, enjoy the upbeat worship and hear a sermon series based on the importance of “Revival.”

Pastor Kenny will be preaching on“Revival Means MORE” (Psalm 77:11-12; Acts 19:1-7)

Are you satisfied with your spiritual life? Do you feel you have all of Jesus in your life that there is to have? How could we ever believe we have all of God? So we need MORE. Let’s see how we encounter more of God!

Jesus-feature

At our 9:30 Common Ground Worship Service, RevKev will continue his Sermon Series on “The Stories of Jesus.” His sermon this Sunday is entitled “Love Your Enemies” (Luke 6:27-36)

Click on this link to find out more information about our upcoming sermons.

Also on Sunday:

  • August 17: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • August 17: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • August 17: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Condiments
    • 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.
  • August 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 161 sermons available.  More information
  • August 17-21: Paraguay Mission Trip
  • August 17: Sunday School Classes.  Read the brochure
  • August 17: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • August 17: Beginner’s Bible Study, 9:30-10:40 am for 12 weeks
  • August 17: Disciple II Bible Study, 4:00 pm
 
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Posted by on August 14, 2014 in Bible Study, Pender UMC, Sermon

 

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Today at Pender

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At our 8:15 & 11:00 worship services on Sunday, August 10th, we return to a part of our heritage as Methodists, the Campmeeting. It will be a time to sing the old hymns, enjoy the upbeat worship and hear a sermon series based on the importance of “Revival.”

Pastor Kenny will be preaching on “Revival Begins With You”

(2 Chronicles 7:14) Revival is what God sends to his people because they ask for a new encounter with Jesus. But God has to give it and we have to ask for it. Do you really want revival? What would that look like? Will we ask for it this Sunday?

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At our 9:30 Common Ground Worship Service, RevKev will continue his Sermon Series on “The Stories of Jesus.” His sermon this Sunday is entitled “Jesus Calls Levi” (Mark 2:13-17)

Click on this link to find out more information about our upcoming sermons.

Also on Sunday:

  • August 10: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • August 10: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • August 10: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Hamburger Helper & Other Prepackaged Meals
    • 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.
  • August 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 161 sermons available.  More information
  • August 10-21: Paraguay Mission Trip
  • August 10: Sunday School Classes.  Read the brochure
  • August 10: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • August 10: Beginner’s Bible Study, 9:30-10:40 am for 12 weeks
  • August 10: Disciple II Bible Study, 4:00 pm

 

 
 

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Sunday at Pender

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At our 8:15 & 11:00 worship services on Sunday, August 10th, we return to a part of our heritage as Methodists, the Campmeeting. It will be a time to sing the old hymns, enjoy the upbeat worship and hear a sermon series based on the importance of “Revival.”

Pastor Kenny will be preaching on “Revival Begins With You”

(2 Chronicles 7:14) Revival is what God sends to his people because they ask for a new encounter with Jesus. But God has to give it and we have to ask for it. Do you really want revival? What would that look like? Will we ask for it this Sunday?

Jesus-feature

At our 9:30 Common Ground Worship Service, RevKev will continue his Sermon Series on “The Stories of Jesus.” His sermon this Sunday is entitled “Jesus Calls Levi” (Mark 2:13-17)

Click on this link to find out more information about our upcoming sermons.

Also on Sunday:

  • August 10: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • August 10: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • August 10: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Hamburger Helper & Other Prepackaged Meals
    • 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.
  • August 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 161 sermons available.  More information
  • August 10-21: Paraguay Mission Trip
  • August 10: Sunday School Classes.  Read the brochure
  • August 10: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • August 10: Beginner’s Bible Study, 9:30-10:40 am for 12 weeks
  • August 10: Disciple II Bible Study, 4:00 pm

 

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