Tag Archives: Senior Sunday

What’s Happening with our Pender Youth

– Confirmation Class
Come and celebrate our 2017 Confirmation Class!  They will be confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, June 4th, at the 11:00 am Worship Service.

– Senior Sunday
Our High School Seniors will be recognized at the 11:00 am Worship Service on Sunday, June 18th (when we will also recognize our 2017 college graduates).  Seniors:  please wear your cap and gown!  In addition, our high school seniors will be honored at a dinner along with their parents at 6:30 pm that night in the Fellowship Hall.
– Philippi Youth Mission Trip

The youth and all others interested in serving on our annual mission trip to Philippi, WV, will be leaving on Friday, July 21st, at 10:00 am and returning to Pender on Saturday, July 29th. The main project will be to attach a bedroom to an existing home.  Along with other projects and fun, the youth will enjoy white water rafting and a special time of worship and dinner with Mount Vernon UMC.  Contact Tim Lyberger for more details and a registration packet.

– Youth Bible Study
All 7th-12th Graders are invited to join our Youth Bible Study every Tuesday at 7:30-8:30 pm in the Youth Room.

— Rising 7th Graders
All rising 7th graders are invited to start attending our Pender Turning Point Youth Group, for all 7th-12th graders, beginning June 25th!  Bring your friends!

Contact Tim Lyberger, Youth Director


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What’s Happening with Pender Youth?



Every Sunday Night!

All youth in grades 7th-12th are invited to bring your friends and join our Turning Point Youth Group every Sunday night from 6:30-8:30 pm. Come hungry and share a fabulous dinner provided by our amazing youth parents at 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall.

Enjoy the rest of the evening with your Pender friends in the youth room for music, activities, laughter & a time of sharing together about how God is working in your lives. If you have any questions or would like more information about Pender’s Turning Point Youth Group, Tim Lyberger, our Youth Director, would love to talk to you! Please contact him at the Church Office or by clicking on this link.

Theme for the month of May: What Offends You?


Every Tuesday Night!

All 7th-12th graders who are looking to grow deeper in their walk with Christ are invited to join us every Tuesday night in the Youth Room for our Youth Bible Study led by Carrie Cahoon & Beth Petty. Current study: God’s Not Dead! For more information, contact either Carrie or Beth.

— Youth Confirmation Sunday, May 15th

This Sunday is a special day in the life of our youth where our confirmation students will publicly accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior at the altar during our 11am service and become official members of Pender. All family members and members of our Church family are invited to come and celebrate this important spiritual milestone in their lives!
— Senior Sunday, June 12th
Help us honor our graduates during our 11am service on June 12th (both college & high school). Our high school graduates are invited to attend a special dinner and program hosted in their honor in the Fellowship Hall the same evening at 6:30pm. Invite your families!
— Philippi, WV, Youth Mission Trip, July 22 – 30th
Each year, our youth and adults are invited to participate in our annual mission trip to Philippi, West Virginia. Our youth & adults have been transforming homes & lives in Philippi for many years. Our youth & adults come back transformed themselves through serving God’s people. For more information about this trip and to register, click on this link to our website, or contact our Youth Director, Tim Lyberger.

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Today at Pender UMC ~ Sunday, June 14th



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

Also Today:

  • June 14: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • June 14: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • June 14: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Applesauce and Juice
    • 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 14: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 221 sermons available.  More information
  • June 14-July 3: Music Camp Registration is open until we reach 60 campers. There is a waitlist available.  Music Camp will run from July 6-10, 2015 in the afternoon.
  • June 14: Philippi West Virginia mission trip permissions forms. More information
  • June 14: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • June 14: Time Out for Parents,  9:15-10:30 am
  • June 14: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • June 14: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • June 14: New Directions Sunday School Class. Mark Batterson’s book entitled “The Circle Maker – Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears”. 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.
  • June 14: Sunday School Class: The Truth Project (began September 21) This Focus on the Family’s DVD series, with 26 one-half hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett, is the starting point for looking at life from a Biblical perspective. lesson discusses the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life.
  • June 14: Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (began September 21) (Room 205 – Library) A new Sunday School course immediately after the 9:30 am worship service led by Brian and Angie Green will be reading and discussing this book. To sign up or find out more information, please sign up on the Connection Card in the bulletin on Sunday.
  • June 14: Sunday School II for adults. New Study: The Good and Beautiful Community  10:45 am-noon
  • June 14: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • June 14: JLU. End of year meeting from 5 – 7 pm. Pender’s Jr. Youth Group will be saying goodbye to our 6th graders with pizza and ice cream.
  • June 14: FREE Car Wash, 5-6 pm as part of JLU’s outreach project. (It is really FREE — no donations!)
  • June 14: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30 pm, with dinner. More information

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Videos from Senior Sunday!


The videos are at the same link as the photos from Senior Sunday.

To check out our seniors  – start here, on Jim’s SmugMug Page

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Posted by on June 20, 2013 in Music, Pender UMC, Sermon, Videos


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Senior Sunday Photos



Some of our seniors processing into church.



Two of our pastors – Our Youth Pastor, Tim Lyberger and Pastor Kenny Newsome.

See all the wonderful photos that our resident photographer, Jim Carpenter, took of this event here.

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Posted by on June 18, 2013 in Pender UMC, Photos


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