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Sunday will be World Communion Sunday

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One of the special Sundays authorized by the General Conference to be observed with the taking of an offering throughout the denomination.

World Communion Sunday is observed the first Sunday in October. The observance focuses the attention of United Methodists on the universal and inclusive nature of the church.

Please join us this Sunday, October 2nd, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services.

At our 8:15 & 9:30 Services, Pastor Dan will be preaching the final message in our series:“Shift Happens: Embracing What God’s Got Next.” (Isaiah 43:16-19).

At our 11:00 Service, Javaid Haroon will be preaching on “We are All One in Christ.” (Galatians 3:23-29)

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Today, September 18, 2016 at Pender UMC

Please join us today Sunday, September 18, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services as we continue our Sermon Series,“Shift Happens”— a series looking at how we are to navigate change as followers of Jesus.

 

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New Sermon Series, began Sept. 11th:

“Shift Happens”–a series looking at how we are to navigate change as followers of Jesus. In a world that is changing more rapidly every day, especially in Northern Virginia, we think this will be a timely topic.

Both Pastor Kenny & Pastor Dan will be preaching on“Shift Happens: Dancing Through Change” (Genesis 12:1-5)

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
  • This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Chunky Soups

    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
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • Registration is open for Pender Men’s Stepping Up Weekend Event.  More information

  • Week 1 Shift Happens Small Group Discussion Guides are available here: More information
  • September 18-November 16: Disciple Fast Track 12 Weeks Old Testament More information
  • September 18: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • September 18: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • September 18: Summer Sunday School continues. More information
  • September 18: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • September 18: 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.
  • September 18: 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.
  • September 18: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • September 18: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • September 18: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • September 18: 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
  • September 18: Turning Pouint Parent Meeting, 7:00 pm.
    All parents are invited to attend this informational meeting for parents of current Turning Point Youth Group attendees, as well as those who are new to Pender. Learn more about the program and upcoming events. Meet and spend time with other Pender parents. A sign-up sheet will be available to sign up to bless our teens with meals before youth group each week. More information
 

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Week 1 Shift Happens Small Group Discussion Guides

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Week 1
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Let’s face it: everybody experiences shift from time to time. Jobs change, health declines, relationships turn and our emotional equilibrium is thrown off course. Yet, often in these moments God is preparing us for what’s next. How can we embrace God’s best next without successfully navigating change along the way?

Read: Exodus 16:1-3

God’s people started grumbling as soon as they stepped into the wilderness. Do you ever grumble? What causes your grumbling?

Read: Exodus 3:1-14

Moses had a holy encounter with God and in his fear gave God excuses. What is God asking you to do? What are your excuses?

Read: Psalm 23

Shift happens in our lives, and sometimes we are not prepared for it. What does God promise in this Psalm? What shift is happening in your life where you need to grab hold of this promise?

Read: I Chronicles 28:11-21

David gave his son Solomon a job: build the temple. What instructions did he give his son? What words of encouragement? What sources of motivation are you listening to that are helping you overcome hesitation and fear: people, podcasts, sermons, reading scripture, etc.? What are you hearing from God?

Read: John 14:23-31

Jesus gathered his disciples to speak into their lives prior to his death. What does Jesus promise in the middle of fear and anxiety? How are you allowing the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you in the middle of change?

Read: Exodus 16:11-20

God provided daily bread for his people in the wilderness. How were the people to use God’s provision? Did they listen? God’s people struggled with trust—do you struggle to trust God for daily provision? Explain.

Read: 1 John 4:16-21

God’s perfect love casts out all fear. What keeps you afraid? How can God’s love rid your life of that fear?

 

 

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Today, September 11, 2016 at Pender UMC

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Please join us today Sunday, September 11, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services.

 

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New Sermon Series, beginning Sept. 11th:

“Shift Happens”–a series looking at how we are to navigate change as followers of Jesus. In a world that is changing more rapidly every day, especially in Northern Virginia, we think this will be a timely topic.

“Shift Happens” is a series looking at how we are to navigate change as followers of Jesus. In a world that is changing more rapidly every day, especially in Northern Virginia, we think this will be a timely topic.

Both Pastor Kenny & Pastor Dan will be preaching on“Shift Happens: Letting Go of Fear” (Numbers 13:26-14:9)

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
  • This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Hamburger Helper & Packages of Noodles

    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
  • Registration is open for Music Groups.  More information
  • Registration is open for Pender Men’s Stepping Up Weekend Event.  More information
  • Week 1 Shift Happens Small Group Discussion Guides are available here: More information
  • September 11-November 16: Disciple Fast Track 12 Weeks Old Testament More information
  • September 11: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • September 11: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • September 11: Summer Sunday School continues. More information
  • September 11: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • September 11: 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.
  • September 11: 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.
  • September 11: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • September 11: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • September 11: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • September 11: Sing ‘n Celebrate Service and Potluck Supper, 5 pm.

    According to an anonymous writer on the internet – “In times of turmoil and tragedy, First Responders are the people who run toward the crisis. They never ask for our gratitude, but they certainly deserve it.” We can express our appreciation for these heroes by attending this SNC where Capt. Jim Wasem of the Arlington Police Dept. will share.

    We hope you can join in the fellowship over the good food of the potluck which will follow. Just bring a side dish or a dessert to share please. We are joining with the youth group, and Tim will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs.

    More information

  • September 11: Turning Point Youth Group Kick-Off Event, 7:00-8:30 pm.
    All teens are invited to join us at 6:30 pm for a cookout and potluck dinner, followed by activities and fun games in the lower parking lot of the Church -“Egg Roulette” challenge, races, the Duck Tape Game, possibly a surprise competition between our pastors, and more! Friends are definitely welcome, so feel free to invite as many as you like! More information
 

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