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TV Collection for Honduras




Help a Methodist Minister, Pastor Glen Evans, collect TVs for people living in Honduras. 

Please drop off your used TVs at the Outreach Center or at the Pender ReGift Thrift Store on or before July 30th.





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


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News from the Pender ReGift Thrift Store

Pender ReGift Thrift Store

Pender ReGift Thrift Store is an outreach ministry of Pender United Methodist Church. Originally formed as “The Outreach Center,” which still operates at 12401 Alder Woods Dr., Fairfax VA 22033, the thrift store was started because the outgrowth from the at-church location.

We accept gently-used material goods. They can either be brought to the store during business hours, or taken to the church’s pod at any time. If you need a pickup, then you need to complete our online donation pick-up form, and your pick-up will be scheduled.

Our nonprofit mission is to be a witness by distributing material goods to those who need them. We have worked with both governmental and nonprofit organizations to maximize our distribution effectiveness. We’ve distributed locally, nationally, and internationally. We helped quite a few people establish households after being homeless or institutionalized.

Our store helps finance our operations, but as yet, our store has yet to cover all costs. Last month, your generous individual donations helped bridge the gap.

There is too much for me to do it all by myself. Currently we are actively seeking volunteers for marketing, for pricing and sorting, for deliveries and pick-ups, and to help mind the store.

If we cannot sell an item, or find a good home for it, we will recycle. Recycling is a distinguishing characteristic of our nonprofit. In addition to traditional recycling of cardboard, paper, plastic, and aluminum, we also recycle for metal, electronics, wood, and hardback books.

We hope that you will support our cause by shopping, volunteering, or donating.


Maryann Weber



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


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Pender ReGift Thrift Shop Volunteers

Pender ReGift Thrift Store





Thank you for your interest in Pender ReGift Thrift Store—a ministry of Pender United Methodist Church.  We are a non-profit extension of Pender’s Outreach Center ministry which assists many individuals and families in need of a helping hand.

We sell donated goods from our Outreach Center drop-offs and pick-ups, and also from a junk removal company that provides us better quality furniture, electronics, and other items: 123Junk is a company that minimizes what goes into the landfill helping us to recycle and reuse unwanted items.

Working with Fairfax County, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, and other programs Pender’s Outreach Center ministry provides clothing, furniture, kitchen and household items free of charge to those in need.  Through our Thrift Store, Flea Market, and Boutique sales we are able to support Pender individuals desiring to make disciples of Jesus Christ through short-term mission trips both domestically and internationally.

If you haven’t already visited the store/warehouse please come out, take a look around, and discover how you might help our ministry.  Our hours are 11am – 7pm Monday thru Thursday, and 10am-6pm Friday and Saturday. 

We have opportunities in volunteer coordination, sales, cashiering, pricing, sorting, furniture pickups and deliveries.  I’d also be happy to tell you everything you would like to know about our activity and facility, please let me know! Please come out at any time for however long you can.

Currently we are looking for two long-term volunteers, with specific (yet flexible) assignments:

  • Electronics Expert to evalutate and price electronics
  • Furniture Repair Trainee; Miss Ruth is willing to teach you!

We are also looking IMMEDIATELY for

  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Big Boy Volunteers
  • Clothes Sorter Volunteers

Contact for additional information.

Where are we?? 4447-C Brookfield Corporate Drive in Chantilly (past the Post Office)  

Click here for driving directions!

Sign up here



Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Get Involved!, Missions, Pender UMC


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Flea Market and Boutique ~ May 9-11




Please place donations in the storage pod next to the Outreach Center or to schedule a pick-up of your donations, send an email to our volunteers by clicking here.

Many volunteers are needed setting up, working in the Flea Market/Boutique and cleaning up afterwards!

To volunteer, stop by the Sign Up Center in the Narthex to help out.

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Posted by on April 20, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Get More Involved at Pender

Church Volunteer

There are lots of benefits from being actively involved at Pender UMC. Getting to know people, and serving others gives you a sense of belonging. Being involved can have a very positive impact on your spiritual walk.

Become a member of Pender or at least attend often.  Pender Connections classes are often held to help you with your decision.

There are always needs that have to be fulfilled. Below is a list of some of the ways you can get involved.

  1. Be a greeter.
  2. Become an usher.
  3. Serve in the children’s ministry.
  4. Talk to others around you after services.
  5. If you have handy skills, offer to fix things that are broken.
  6. Serve in the hospitality department coffee, lunch etc..
  7. Join a Sunday School class and/or a Small Group.  We have lots to choose from.
  8. Offer to help with audio/visual
  9. Join the choir or band.  Learn to play handbells.
  10. The Outreach Center can always use a helping hand on Saturdays.
  11. Help with cleaning.
  12. Attend Bible Studies.
  13. Help with fundraisers.
  14. Help out at the Pender ReGift Thrift Store
  15. Invite other people to visit your church.
  16. Join the Men’s group or a Woman’s Circle
  17. Knit or Crochet for those who need encouragement through Casting God’s Love
  18. Go on a Short-Term Missions trip
  19. Sign up for the Prayer Chain
  20. Volunteer in the Church Office
  21. The Flea Market and Boutique can always use sorters and salespeople.

Posted by on April 4, 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!

Ministry QuickLinks


Pender Regift Thrift Store

 Pender’s Calendar

Prayer Request

Upper Room Devotional

Servants Guide

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

Building Use, Resource Request Form, Communication Guidelines

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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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