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Acolyte Training



Acolyte training will be held on Sunday, April 6th, for all current acolytes and interested 5th grade through high school students. We have made some changes and want to make sure everyone is aware of them.

If you are currently an acolyte or interested in becoming a member of this important ministry, please meet in the sanctuary at 9:30 am.

If you cannot make the session, please contact Sandy Tucker here.

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Posted by on March 24, 2014 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Evening to Remember ~ Nov. 16th




Rev. Kevin Havens (RevKev) says:

We wanted to let you know that on Saturday, November 16th, The JC Reigns Little Big Band,  will host another Evening To Remember here at Pender UMC.

This is a time when we invite the elderly from area Senior Living Facilities, to be our guests, as many of them will not be able to “go home” for the holidays.

This is an evening of fun music from their past, as they are escorted by US Marine Corp personnel, served by 4th to 6th grade young people, with homemade desserts and refreshments.

There is no charge, this is simply an opportunity for our congregation and friends to be there as hosts and hostesses, for those who spend much of their time alone and gazing out the window.

I hope you will make plans to join us and I will promise, you too will be blessed by those you come to serve. They are very appreciative and this is something that we want to continue to offer, so they feel special at this time of year.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of this wonderful ministry to those who might not have other options when we gather with our families.


Pender UMC- November 16th, 6:30 SHARP.  Event will last until 8:00. Attire is casually formal


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Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC


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Help Bless the Unborn…



PLEASE PICK UP A BABY BOTTLE  to help Sanctity of Life Ministries (SLM).  Take it home and use it to collect your spare change, a check or cash and return it by Oct. 27. 

As you collect change, please pray for the young women and teens that face unplanned pregnancies that come to SLM for services such as medical care and material needs.

For more info, please contact Laura Shuping here.

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Posted by on September 28, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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All Women are Invited!



Please join us THIS Saturday, September 28th

from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall

for the UMW Fall Women’s Retreat    

All women are welcome, so please invite your friends and family! 

Our theme this year will be “Making A Difference,” and we will focus on how we can make a difference in the lives of others near and far.    We will be hearing from guest speakers from within Pender and from the local community about their experiences and about ministry opportunities.   We will spend time during the afternoon working onsite in small groups on mission projects.    Additionally, we will have several breakout discussions and fellowship activities focused on how the UMW can make a difference in our community.

  • Doors will open at 9:00 am for registration and a light breakfast.
  • Program will start at 9:30 and will last until approximately 3:00 pm.
  • Registration fee is $10 per person to cover the cost of breakfast and lunch, payable on the morning of the event.
  • Please register online  by clicking on this link .
  • Childcare is available for the retreat if we are notified of the need in advance.
  • Please contact  Ann Hines  if you have questions.
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Posted by on September 27, 2013 in Get Involved!, Missions, Pender UMC


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Tomorrow at Pender

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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