We are very proud of our 2023 graduates and plan to honor them during our Traditional Worship Service on Sunday, June 4 at 9am. A slideshow of our graduates will be shown at the beginning of our 9 and 11:15 am worship services.
A dinner reception for the graduates and their families will be provided at 4pm.
Please provide the following information for your high school, trade school, college, or post-doctorate graduate: high school/college/trade school senior is graduating from; future plans; your senior’s parents or guardians names, as you would like for them to be listed; and a photo of your senior.
We will need this information no later than Monday, May 29.
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Celebrating our grads and dads, our Pender community, and JUST BECAUSE we are overdue for some fun and games..and food…and running around being silly!
Bring a blanket or camping chair, your favorite peeps, your appetite and join our party!
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You won’t want to miss this Sunday, June 14th!
- June 14th is Senior Sunday and we will be recognizing all of our 2015 graduates during our 11:00 Service. (If you are a 2015 high school or college graduate, please wear your cap and gown.)
- It’s always an exciting time to see our first graders receive their Bibles, which will also take place during the 11:00 Service.
- After the 11:00 service, stay and enjoy our Pender Picnic and RevKev Send off! Everyone is welcome to attend! Enjoy great food, a wonderful time of fellowship with others in our Church family, and LOTS of fun and games.
8:15 & 11:00 am Sermon Title: “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”
9:30 am Common Ground Sermon Title: “Seeds of Greatness Inside Of You”
Listen to past sermons in the Pender Podcast.
What to expect at Pender UMC
Directions to Pender
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Pender Summer Picnic and Rev Kev Send-off
Sunday, June 14th after the 11:00 service
Enjoy food, fellowship, fun, games. All are welcome!
We are also collecting a “Love Offering” for RevKev!
Tags: food, games, Love Offering, Pender UMC, picnic, Rev. Kevin Havens, RevKev
The sermon for Sunday, June 8th is “Pentecost for All” (Acts 2:1-13)
Gifts of the Holy Spirit are given so that we will be prepared for the work of service and the body of Christ will be built up. Each of us has gifts. What are your gifts? How are you using them? On this celebration of Pentecost and confirming our teenagers into faith in Christ, let’s celebrate the Holy Spirit and the gifts He gives.
- Sunday School Classes. Read the brochure
- Time Out for Parents, 9:15-10:30 am
- Beginner’s Bible Study, 9:30-10:40 am for 12 weeks
- Everyone is invited to join us after the 11:00 Service for a “carnival-themed” picnic. We’ll have yummy food, carnival games and other activities.
- Disciple II Bible Study, 4:00 pm
- A FREE Car Wash from 5:00 to 6:00!JLU Youth Group for all 4-6th graders meets this Sunday, June 8th, and our outreach project is to wash your car from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. Please be sure to have the kids bring a change of clothes for dinner. We had a great year learning about the 12 disciples and wish everyone the best over the summer break. We will start up again in September with Grades 4 – 6th.
Last but not least:
- June 8: Pender UMC Calendar Events
- June 8: This Week at Pender email newsletter
- June 8: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
- Snacks & Crackers in Sleeves
- 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.
- June 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 147 sermons available. More information
- June 8: Music Camp registration is open. More information
- June 8: Register for VBS Wait list (Registration is closed, waitlist only) http://www.penderumc.org/vbs
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