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Christmas Decorating Party

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Help us decorate the Pender ReGift Thrift Store for Christmas on Sunday, November 6th, at 1 pm.

Come help after the Chicken Chili lunch and enjoy a time of fellowship.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2016 in Get Involved!, Ministries, Outreach, Pender UMC

 

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Today, November 6, 2016 at Pender UMC

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Please join us this Sunday, November 6, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services.

Pastor Dan will be preaching at all three services on“The Perfect Candidate” (1 John 4:16b-19).

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.We love because he first loved us.”

Pender’s Vision Statement: 

By following Jesus and reaching out to others, we seek God’s transformation of ourselves and our world.

Listen to 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:

  • Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • Get your event on the Pender UMC Calendar
  • This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Fresh Produce:
      Potatoes, Onions, Apples, Oranges, etc.

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

  • The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  More information
  • Shop using AmazonSmiles and benefit the Capital Campaign! More information
  • Quick Link to My Pender Page
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • Now through November 16: Disciple Fast Track 12 Weeks Old Testament More information
  • Now through November 28: Register for Christmas VBS More information
  • November 6: Be sure you changed your clocks!,  2:00 am. Daylight Saving Time 2016 ends for the year.
  • November 6: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • November 6: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • November 6: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • November 6: 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.
  • November 6: The 10:30am Sunday School Class is reading 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.
  • November 6: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • November 6: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • November 6: Ruth Circle Chicken Chili Lunch
  • November 6: Pender ReGift Christmas Decorating Party after Chicken Chili
  • November 6: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • November 6: Sing ‘n Celebrate, 5 pm Honoring Our Military/Veterans in the Fellowship HallMore information
  • November 6: Turning Point Youth Group, 7:00-8:30 pm. Friends are definitely welcome, so feel free to invite as many as you like! More information

 

 

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Pender Fall Flea Market

Flea Market and Boutique

 

Fall Flea Market/Boutique, September 29 – October 1st

We need you! The Fall Flea Market/Boutique starts setting up on Sunday, September 25th through Wednesday, September 28th, and much help is needed. Join us for a light lunch before we begin to set up on Sunday, September 25th, after the 11am Service.

Enjoy a wonderful time working together and spending time with others in our Church family. Donations to be sold at the Flea Market/Boutique are now being accepted. Start clearing out your closets now! One man’s junk is another man’s treasure!

Light lunch is provided for workers on Monday through Wednesday. Cashiers, baggers & cooks are needed throughout the event. Please sign up at the Sign-Up Center in the Church Lobby.

Also, we are coming up on Historic Centreville Day, on October 15, where we will be purchasing a booth and distributing Free

1)      children’s books

2)      New Bibles

3)      Lemonade

 

We are still looking for volunteers from the church to staff the booth, and represent both the Pender Regift Thrift Store and the church.  

 

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Les Esmond wins Fairfax County Senior Volunteer of the Year Award 2016

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Les Esmond has acted as chief cashier at Pender Re-Gift Thrift Store since May 2012, volunteering forty hours a week, fifty weeks a year.  Pender Thrift Store, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pender United Methodist Church, accepts clients from government, nonprofits, and other churches for the distribution of material goods.

When Les comes to work every day, he tries to make each and every person feel better — he talks and laughs with the lonely.  He has overcome computer phobia to learn two new software systems. He instructs others on how to “cashier.”   He is diligent about learning the names of the customers, and if they have a minute, he regales them with a history lesson or relates a story of pride in his family of three children, two grandchildren.

What this description doesn’t tell you is that Les Esmond has battled serious health issues for over fifteen years; however, despite adversity, but he tackles life with gusto!  He buys lunch for others, provides bags and paper products for the store, offers rides and picks up groceries for others at the independent senior living facility where he stays.

Maryann Weber, Executive Administrator of Pender Re-gift Thrift Store is certain that their capacity to accomplish their mission would be diminished, if not impossible without Les Esmond’s continued and diligent service.

Maryann Weber says, “My own life has been enriched by knowing him.  He reminds me of everything I take for granted, and retains a positive attitude in spite of all circumstances….My favorite quote is his favorite quote, ‘In life, you will experience some pain, discomfort, and disappointment.  Misery, however, is optional!’”

From http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/non-profits/Breakfast-winners.php

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2016 in Ministries, Missions, Outreach, Pender UMC

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ November 8, 2015

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Please join us for a wonderful time of worship this Sunday, November 8th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 worship services.

Pastor Dan will be preaching at all 3 services on“More Than a Book Study” (John 15:9-17)

We just recently completed our church-wide study and message series called,“A Disciple’s Path,” in which we rediscovered our identity as followers of Jesus in the Wesleyan tradition. An important aspect of living out our faith together is what John Wesley called, “watching over one another in love.” How do we do that, especially today in the 21st century?

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 250 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:

  • November 8: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • November 8: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • November 8: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Peanut Butter & Jelly
    • 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.
  • November 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 250 sermons available.  More information
  • November 8-30: Register for Christmas VBS. More information.
  • November 8: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • November 8: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • November 8: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • November 8: New Directions Sunday School Class. We will study the book entitled “The Holy Spirit – An Introduction” by John Bevere. 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.
  • November 8: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • November 8: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • November 8: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • November 8: Pender ReGift Thrift Store Christmas Decorating Party, 1:00 pm. More information.
  • November 8: The Pender Youth Orchestra will kick-off the 2015-2016 season at 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.
  • November 8: JLU (Jesus Loves You). 5-7 pm
  • November 8: Sing ‘n Celebrate, 5:00-6:00 pm. Celebrating Military More information.
  • November 8: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 8: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 8: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 8: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Pender Fall Flea Market and Boutique

From the Pender ReGift Store Newsletter:

October 1, 2, 8:00a-8:00p
October 3, 8:00a-noon
12401 Alder Woods Dr.
Fairfax VA 22033
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Furniture 2Pastor Dan expressed it like this… it is the Pender High Holy Week of the Flea Market and Boutique. Pender United Methodist Church turns itself inside out for this event.
Main HallWe have furniture, household goods, electronics, clothing, shoes, handbags, and jewelry. We have sports equipment, toys, strollers, stuffed animals.
Hawaiian BreadThe Ladies knock themselves out for the bake sale, which includes (but is not limited to) snickerdoodles, lemon tarts, chocolate chip cookies, banana nut bread, pumpkin bread. Do you like brownies? Blondies? Brownies with icing, with m&ms, with sprinkles, or with peanut butter frosting? Gluten free items are also available.
The Men fire it up with the all American grill featuring burgers and dogs.
Kids 3All proceeds are used for Christian missions. Pender UMC supports missionaries in over 100 countries, and has sent small mission teams to over a dozen countries. For example, one missionary supported by Pender’s mission committee is your own Maryann Weber, Director of Pender Regift Thrift Store.
Stuffed ToysAfter the sale, remaining material goods will be distributed to West Virginia and Honduras via other Methodist church partners.

 

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ September 20, 2015

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Please join us for a wonderful time of worship this Sunday, September 20th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 worship services.

Both Pastor Kenny & Pastor Dan will continue their sermon series based on our church-wide study, “A Disciple’s Path” and will be preaching on “The Path of Biblical Prayer” (Matthew 6:5-15)

Building intimacy in a human relationship requires careful attention and intentional discipline. In the same way, prayer is about cultivating a relationship with God and that also takes time. How do we do that?
For a list of small groups currently participating in our church-wide study, click here.

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 239 past sermons by Pastors Kenny Newsome, Dan Elmore and others in the Pender Podcast.

What to expect at Pender UMC

Directions to Pender

Calendar of Events

Also today:

  • Sunday School, 9:30
  • New Sunday School class at 10:45 until noon for 4th through 6th graders in room 124. Contact Caroline Anderson if you have any questions.
  • All Hands Volunteer Day, Pender Regift Thrift Store, 1:00 pm
  • Turning Point Youth
  • Turning Point Youth Parents’ Meeting 7pm
 
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Posted by on September 20, 2015 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Pender UMC, Sermon

 

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