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Save the Date!

Save the Date

February 13 Valentines Kid’s Night Out at Pender  
February 18 Ash Wednesday Service
Feb. 27-March 1 Youth Ski Retreat
March 1 Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ Celebrating Testimonies
March 7 Women’s Breakfast
March 14 Pender Men’s Mulch Sale
March 22 Youth Confirmation Classes begin
March 27-29 Youth Senior High Retreat — Impact
March 29 Palm Sunday
March 30 Easter Story Time & Egg Hunt @ 10 am
April 5 Easter Sunday
April 12 Lenten Sing ‘n Celebrate
April 17-19 Missions Conference
May 7-9 Flea Market & Boutique
May 31 Confirmation


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Listen to Al Butkovich ~ Special Pre-Missions Conference Speaker




Listen to Al’s sermon here.

Al began working with Ambassadors for Christ International (AFCI) in 1995.  Since joining AFCI, Al has ministered in Ghana, Philippines, England, Spain, Croatia, Fiji, Tonga, Saint Vincent and Cambodia.

He has taught courses for Bible Colleges, and he also speaks in churches and at conferences.

Al and his wife Duke live in Sterling, Virginia where they are active in local outreach to the young Hispanics in their community.  He shared his passion for missions with us.

Listen to other sermons in the Pender Podcast series.

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Posted by on April 10, 2013 in Get Involved!, Missions, Pender UMC, Sermon


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Pender’s Annual Mission Conference ~ April 12-14th




Pender’s Annual Mission Conference is fast approaching!

We will have activities for the whole family to enjoy. Including two themed pot luck suppers of South American and Asian/Indian Food, South American Dance Demonstrations, as well as, missionary speakers and wonderful music. A full agenda will be provided soon!

Thank you for your support of the Faith Promise Missions Budget each year. The Faith Promise Mission’s Budget is separate from the general budget of the church and is funded by faith promises. A faith promise is when you make a promise to provide financial support to missions, you may not know where the resources will come from, and you trust God to provide the resources to meet your promise. This year’s Faith Promise Missions Budget goal is $310,000 and supports global and local missionaries, missionary organizations, short-term mission trips and projects.


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


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This Week at Pender ~ March 14, 2013


 This Week at Pender


March 14, 2013

Sermon Series ~ Hard Questions
March 17th Sermon:
There is only ONE God and he just has different names RIGHT?
The Bible says there is ONE God.  But the Gods people talk about and believe in are so different.  One is involved in everything.  One never does anything but create what is.  One only judges.  Another only loves.  Are they all the same and it doesn’t matter what we believe as long as we believe in God?  Let’s see what the ONE and ONLY God is like and you can decide.

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”

 (Deuteronomy 6:4)
 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.  You shall have no other gods before me.”
(Exodus 20:1-3)
Supper for the Soul Thursday Dinner TONIGHT!

Join us for a delicious dinner at 6:00-7:00 pm and a discussion based on the sermon from the previous Sunday. 


What’s for dinner TONIGHT? 

 Baked Macaroni & Cheese AND

 Baked Macaroni w/Ham & Peas served w/fruit


          What’s for dinner on March 21st?

Sandwich Night – Egg Salad, Tuna Salad & assorted deli meats served with chips and fruit
Empty Your Pockets!   Help Fight World Hunger! 
Pender Turning Point Youth Group

 is putting on a Penny War

 to raise money for the World Vision 30 Hour Famine!

Each high school represented in the youth group has their own jar in which to collect the money. The jar that ends up with the highest number of points wins, and the youth who participated in the famine from that school gets a prize!

How it works:

Pennies and paper money are positive points.

(For example a penny would be +1 point and a $5 bill would be +500 points)

All silver change is counted as negative points.

(So nickels are -5, dimes are -10, and quarters are -25.)

Put your pennies and paper money in your own high school’s jar!

 Put silver change in your rival’s jar!

The jars will be out until the end of March.

Pender’s Annual Mission Conference ~ April 12-14th
Housing Needed for Visiting Missionaries

Pender’s Annual Mission Conference is fast approaching!

We will have activities for the whole family to enjoy.  Including two themed pot luck suppers of South American and Asian/Indian Food, South American Dance Demonstrations, as well as, missionary speakers and wonderful music. A full agenda will be provided soon!


We need to provide housing for the keynote speaker and visiting missionaries. If you would be willing to open up your home to bless a visiting missionary during the conference, please contact Beryl Marin

Easter Plants for the Altar 


Order plants to be placed on the altar on Easter in memory or in honor of a loved one. 


 Plants are yours to take

 after the last service on Easter Sunday. 


Order forms are at the Sign-up Center

(Payment is requested with order) 


Tulips and daffodils ~ $11


Azaleas ~ $16.75


Hydrangeas ~ $16.50

Confirmation Class Begins this Sunday at 2:00 pm
Confirmation Class starts this Sunday, March 17th
at 2:00 pm
For all 7th graders & up
 who have not joined as members of Pender  
For more information, please contact Tim Lyberger here .
Story Time and Easter Egg Hunt, Wed., March 27th at 10:00 am

The event kicks off with story time in the Sanctuary.  Lots of fun for all, including an egg hunt, snacks and you can even take pictures with the Easter Bunny!  (Don’t forget your camera!) 

Come rain or shine — no RSVP necessary.

Pender Men’s Dinner ~ March 27th at 7 PM

You are invited

 to our

Pender United Methodist Men’s March Dinner

Wednesday, March 27 at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall

To sign up, please stop by the Sign Up Center in the Narthex or e-mail  S.E. Nunamaker here.


Please make your reservations by Sunday, March 24, 2013.  Everyone is welcome.   Hope to see you at the dinner!

Bless Our Missionaries this Easter!


Sign Easter Cards to bless the missionaries supported by Pender.  Stop by the area near the coat racks this Sunday to sign the cards.
Help Wanted!



Volunteer needed: 

Immediate opening for backup Assistant Manager

Pender ReGift Thrift Store


We will train you on the cash register software and store procedures.  Duties include:  cover the store when Maryann Weber is not available, help customers, answer the phone and be a witness to those we help with this important ministry.  Email Dave Cacner if interested.

Have You Noticed the New Sign on Our Outreach Center?


The Pender United Methodist Men and the Pender Outreach Team would like to thank Troy Osborne for his design and installation of the wonderful sign that is now on the Outreach Center.  This is a welcome addition that conveys important information to contributors, clients, and customers.

Troy, thank you and a job well done!


Item of the Week for WFCM

   Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

 is in great need of the following to

distribute to the needy in our area:



Donations can be left in the blue grocery cart in the coat rack section. 

 46 oz. bottles of oil & fruit juices are always needed and welcome too!

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Pender Regift Thrift Store

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Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

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Save The Date

        March 16     Mulch Delivery

        March 23     Arlington District Methodist Men’s Executive Board Meeting

        March 24     Palm Sunday

        March 27     Men’s Dinner

        March 27     Easter Story Time and Egg Hunt

        March 28     Holy Thursday Service

        March 29     Good Friday Service

        March 31     Easter Sunday Services:

                                  – Sunrise

                                  – 9:30 Contemporary Service

                                  – 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am Traditional Services

        April 7          Sing ‘n Celebrate Service with Time of Healing

 New PUMC Logo

12401 Alder Woods Dr.

Fairfax, VA  22033

(703) 278-8023

(703) 352-3375 fax

Sunday Services at 8:15 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Child Care Provided


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