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Mark Your Calendars and Join us for Lunch!

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Join us for our very first Lunch Social (for the recently and not-so-recently retired) on June 23 at 11:30 a.m.in the Fellowship Hall. Anyone interested in coming together for some socializing and a light lunch is welcome! We will also discuss ideas for the upcoming months.

Sponsored by the Visitation/Smiles on Wheels Ministry. Please contact Cheryl Moxley with questions or to volunteer by clicking on this link.

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Today at Pender – Celebrate God!

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Celebrate God Schedule

8:15 am Worship Service (Traditional) – Main Sanctuary

9:30 am Worship Service (Contemporary) – Main Sanctuary

Sunday School Classes, All Ages

11:00 am Worship Service (Traditional) – Main Sanctuary

Starting at   Projects & Activities

9:30 am       Food Pantry Display – Near Outreach Center

                    ReGift Thrift & Outreach Center Display – Near Outreach Ctr.

                    Operation Gratitude – Outside main entrance

                    Prison Ministry Display – Outside main entrance

                    Nursing Home Display – Outside main entrance

                     Missions Display – Outside main entrance

                     Crafts for Kids – 1st-6th grade -Cornerstone Room (215/217)

                     Kindness Pouches – Cornerstone Room (215/217)

                     Online Giving Demo – Church Office

                     Pictures for Pender – Church Office

Starting at     Purse Survival Kits – Room 220

10:30 am        Smiles on Wheels – Room 220

Starting at      Know God Service Project – Cornerstone Room (215/217)

11:00 am         Crafts for Small Children – Room 216

                        Prayer Squares – Room 220

                        JLU activities – Fellowship Hall

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch (look for the roaming carts)

12:15 pm         Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo”-Outside near Choir Room

1:30 pm           Ice Cream/Dessert – Fellowship Hall

Turning Point Youth Group Kick-Off

Join us for an exciting evening on Sunday, September 7th, as we kick off the new school year!

Come hungry! We will have a cookout beginning at 6:30 pm. You won’t want to miss all the fun activities we have planned, including the “Bungee Run!” (Back by popular demand!)

Bring a friend and introduce them to the Turning Point Youth Ministry for all 7th through 12th graders!

Sing ‘N Celebrate, Celebrating Mission

Sept. 7th @ 7 pm

You won’t want to miss hearing our guest from India, Anita Aidinyantz, as she shares regarding her many opportunities to reach out to Indians heading toward a Christ-less eternity. In past years, she has worked with India Evangelical Mission, Inc. – a multifaceted ministry with the goal of winning the lost, equipping the saints, and then sending them forth to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord.

Sunday School Class for ALL ages, kicks off on Sept. 7th at 9:30 am.

 

Children: 9:30 – 10:40 am

Ages 2-3 Room 119

Ages 4 & 5 (Kindergarten) Room 121

1st Grade Room 123

2nd Grade Room 122

3rd Grade Room 124

4th Grade Room 126

5th & 6th Grades Room 103

Youth: 9:30 – 10:40

Jr. High Room 222

Sr. High Room 219

Adult Classes: 9:30-10:40 a.m.

  • Bethany Sunday School Class: Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Job, Ezekiel (Room 200)
  • New Directions Sunday School Class: “All In” by Mark Batterson – video and study series (Room 206)
  • Seekers Sunday School Class: Old Testament Characters (Room 216)
  • Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class: “Is the Bible True” video series by Focus on the Family (Room 218-220)
  • Cornerstone Sunday School Class: Ephesians and Philippians (Room 215-217)

Adult Class: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • New Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (begins September 14th) (Room 205 – Library)
 
 

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Celebrate God! Sunday at Pender

celebrate-god

 

Celebrate God Schedule

8:15 am Worship Service (Traditional) – Main Sanctuary

9:30 am Worship Service (Contemporary) – Main Sanctuary

Sunday School Classes, All Ages

11:00 am Worship Service (Traditional) – Main Sanctuary

Starting at   Projects & Activities

9:30 am       Food Pantry Display – Near Outreach Center

                    ReGift Thrift & Outreach Center Display – Near Outreach Ctr.

                    Operation Gratitude – Outside main entrance

                    Prison Ministry Display – Outside main entrance

                    Nursing Home Display – Outside main entrance

                     Missions Display – Outside main entrance

                     Crafts for Kids – 1st-6th grade -Cornerstone Room (215/217)

                     Kindness Pouches – Cornerstone Room (215/217)

                     Online Giving Demo – Church Office

                     Pictures for Pender – Church Office

Starting at     Purse Survival Kits – Room 220

10:30 am        Smiles on Wheels – Room 220

Starting at      Know God Service Project – Cornerstone Room (215/217)

11:00 am         Crafts for Small Children – Room 216

                        Prayer Squares – Room 220

                        JLU activities – Fellowship Hall

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Lunch (look for the roaming carts)

12:15 pm         Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo”-Outside near Choir Room

1:30 pm           Ice Cream/Dessert – Fellowship Hall

Turning Point Youth Group Kick-Off

Join us for an exciting evening on Sunday, September 7th, as we kick off the new school year!

Come hungry! We will have a cookout beginning at 6:30 pm. You won’t want to miss all the fun activities we have planned, including the “Bungee Run!” (Back by popular demand!)

Bring a friend and introduce them to the Turning Point Youth Ministry for all 7th through 12th graders!

Sing ‘N Celebrate, Celebrating Mission

Sept. 7th @ 7 pm

You won’t want to miss hearing our guest from India, Anita Aidinyantz, as she shares regarding her many opportunities to reach out to Indians heading toward a Christ-less eternity. In past years, she has worked with India Evangelical Mission, Inc. – a multifaceted ministry with the goal of winning the lost, equipping the saints, and then sending them forth to fulfill the Great Commission of our Lord.

Sunday School Class for ALL ages, kicks off on Sept. 7th at 9:30 am.

 

Children: 9:30 – 10:40 am

Ages 2-3 Room 119

Ages 4 & 5 (Kindergarten) Room 121

1st Grade Room 123

2nd Grade Room 122

3rd Grade Room 124

4th Grade Room 126

5th & 6th Grades Room 103

Youth: 9:30 – 10:40

Jr. High Room 222

Sr. High Room 219

Adult Classes: 9:30-10:40 a.m.

  • Bethany Sunday School Class: Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Job, Ezekiel (Room 200)
  • New Directions Sunday School Class: “All In” by Mark Batterson – video and study series (Room 206)
  • Seekers Sunday School Class: Old Testament Characters (Room 216)
  • Genesis to Revelation Sunday School Class: “Is the Bible True” video series by Focus on the Family (Room 218-220)
  • Cornerstone Sunday School Class: Ephesians and Philippians (Room 215-217)

Adult Class: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

  • New Sunday School Class: The Good and Beautiful God (begins September 14th) (Room 205 – Library)
 
 

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This Week at Pender – February 21, 2013

 

This Week at Pender

February 21, 2013

 
New Sermon Series ~ Hard Questions
Feb. 24th Sermon:  Are issues black and white or only gray?
Is there an answer to the issues we face in the world today?  If you look at our congress and society it seems each charts out its answer and that’s it. Or we simply say there isn’t an answer but it’s a gray area and its up to each to decide.  Does the Bible teach an objective truth and, if so, what difference does it make?  Let’s look at that this Sunday and the issues we as a society face.
 
Supper for the Soul Thursday Dinners starts TONIGHT!
Join us each Thursday during Lent for dinner and a discussion based on the sermon from the previous Sunday.

Please plan to attend — the program will begin at 6:00 and be finished by 7:00 so that all may attend other evening events as needed.

What’s for dinner? 

Feb. 21 – Tortellini Soup & Chicken Tortilla Soup served w/fruit, bread & salad

Feb. 28 – Baked Potato Bar with all the fixings served w/garden salad & fruit

Mar. 7  – Chili and Baked Potato Soup served w/fruit, bread & salad

Mar. 14- Baked Macaroni & Cheese and Baked Macaroni w/Ham & Peas served w/fruit

Mar. 21- Sandwich Night – Egg salad, tuna salad & assorted deli meats served w/chips & fruit

Common Ground Beautification” Postponed
  

The Common Ground “beautification party”

 originally scheduled for this Saturday

 is being postponed.

 

Stay tuned for the make-up date, for a day of fun & fellowship!

 

JOB OPENING ~ Church Treasurer

Treasurer

Due to considerable changes over the last several years in our financial management requirements, the SPRC (Staff Parrish Relations Committee) has restructured the Church Treasurer position. The Church Treasurer position is now a full-time salaried position that requires a degree in accounting and a minimum of three years of professional experience. For more information and to review the detailed job description, please visit the following link. If you, or someone you know, are interested, please email your current resume to Heather Amos or send a hard copy to the church office at 12401 Alderwoods Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22033.

 

Lenten Sing ‘n Celebrate and Healing Service ~ March 3rd at 7 pm
  

Many have wondered about  in Matthew 21:21 – “that if we have faith and don’t doubt, we can move mountains.”  Jesus, of course, was not suggesting that His followers use prayer as “magic” and perform in constant “mountain moving” acts.  At our Lenten SNC, we will all have a special time for realizing that He was actually making a strong point about the disciples’ (and our) lack of faith.  Have we talked to God about the kinds of mountains we face?

If in need of healing, this is the best time to reserve this evening on your calendar for Pastor Kenny’s Time of Healing.

Camp Highroad Benefit Concert ~ March 2nd at 7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Join JC Reigns (Rev Kev’s band)

for an evening of Praise and Worship

 to benefit Camp Highroad

March 2 at 7:00 pm

at

Arcola United Methodist Church 

24757 Evergreen Mills Road,Dulles, VA 20166

 

All donations received at the concert will help Camp Highroad reach their goal to teach 700 children this summer about Jesus and what it means to have Him in their lives.  Help make a life-long difference in a child’s life.
Lenten Care Notes
LENTEN CARE NOTES are available in a rack on the right wall near the Sanctuary entrance. These 8-page booklets offer spiritual encouragement, help and hope.

  care notes

Three of the booklets in the rack are:

  • 40 Days & 40 Ways to Make the Most of Lent This Year
  • Make Lent a Season for Healing Your Grief
  • A Simple Family Prayer Plan for Lent
Is God Calling You?!

MISSION TRIP TO BRAZIL

 

We are in the first steps of planning a trip to work with Pender Missionaries,
Charles and Becky Jackson, in the outlying areas of Rio.  The Jacksons work with an interdenominational Church which they helped start 10 years ago, along with several satellite churches.
This is a relational ministry with the main focus being on helping to feed the poor, visiting homes, training leaders and outreach.
The dates of the trip are to be determined (most likely the end of June).  If interested in being part of this awesome ministry adventure, please contact Sarah Hocker .
Wanted:  A Few Good Women and Men
 Do our military service members and veterans hold a special place in your heart?

Pender UMC is looking to expand our military ministry in 2013.  Are you good at organizing a donation drive? Enjoy sending cards and notes of encouragement? Willing to organize and host a sporting event to benefit our wounded warriors? Crafty and able to knit, crochet, or sew items to donate? Want to support military families in some way? Looking to help out in a small or large way but simply don’t know how to get started? Please stop by the Military Ministry table near the coat racks anytime in February (between and after Sunday church services).  You’ll be able to sign up, get information, share ideas, and ask questions.  Or you can simply email Kay Creel with your area of interest and questions.

God bless those who are serving and have served our country.

Smiles on Wheels
We have wonderful news to share – the Pender UMC Visitation Ministry (aka Smiles on Wheels) is up and running!  It is a blessing to have their services and we are looking to you, our church community, to let us know of folks who might enjoy a visit from our volunteers.  The group of women have been trained by Chris Hanak, and have been busy since the fall bringing smiles and Christ to those who are not able to come to church on a regular basis.

Please contact Joyce Munt in our Church Office with any names or questions you might have concerning visitation and fellowship by this group.

 

Child Protection Policy
  

CPPCHILD PROTECTION POLICY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORMS FOR 2013 need to be signed by all those working with children.

 

Forms are available on the Welcome Desk.

 

Got Mulch?

With the relatively warm winter we’ve had, Spring is truly just around the corner!  

 

Time to order mulch from your Pender United Methodist Men!

This is our annual fundraiser, enabling the Pender Men to sponsor short-term mission trips for men from Pender to minister in places like Peru, Thailand, Poland, Paraguay, and Philippi, WV. Funds raised also support local missions including the Voices of Youth, FACETS, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, and other vital Pender activities.

This year we will be delivering mulch on Saturday, March 16th.

Please place your 2013 order as soon as possible!  Order here..

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:

 

 

 

RICE

(yellow, white & long grain) 

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

Website

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

Like us on Facebook

Save The Date

         

               Feb. 22-23  Youth Participate in World Vision 30 Hour Famine

        March 1       Youth Ski Trip

        March 3       Sing ‘n Celebrate and Healing Service

        March 16     Mulch Delivery

        March 23     Arlington District Methodist Men’s Executive Board Meeting

        March 24     Palm Sunday

        March 27     Easter Story Time and Egg Hunt

        March 28     Holy Thursday Service

        March 29     Good Friday Service

        March 31     Easter Sunday Services ~ Sunrise, 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am

 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

www.penderumc.org

church.office@penderumc.org

 
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This Week at Pender ~ February 14, 2013

Lent & 3 Crosses

This Week at Pender

February 14, 2013

New Sermon Series ~ Hard Questions
Feb. 17th Sermon: Is the Bible Relevant for Us Today?
The Bible was written so long ago.  How can it be useful for us?  It speaks to another time and different issues!  Or does it?  The Bible speaks to each generation and each age.  Let’s see the relevancy of the Bible for us in 2013.
 
Is God Calling You?!

MISSION TRIP TO BRAZIL

 

We are in the first steps of planning a trip to work with Pender Missionaries,
Charles and Becky Jackson, in the outlying areas of Rio.  The Jacksons work with an interdenominational Church which they helped start 10 years ago, along with several satellite churches.
This is a relational ministry with the main focus being on helping to feed the poor, visiting homes, training leaders and outreach.
The dates of the trip are to be determined (most likely the end of June).  If interested in being part of this awesome ministry adventure, please contact Sarah Hocker .
Common Ground Worship Service Volunteer Brunch ~ Feb. 17th
Common Ground LogoOn Sunday, February 17th, there will be a meeting for all the wonderful volunteers and potential servants for our 9:30 Common Ground worship service. If you are currently a volunteer in any capacity, or are considering joining our great group, please plan to attend this brunch, which will start at 10:30 am.

So for all praise team members, greeters, readers, prayers and the list goes on, please mark this date.  It is our hope to bring everyone together, discuss plans for 2013 and celebrate our work here at Pender UMC.

Supper for the Soul Thursday Dinners beginning Feb. 21st
Lent 7Beginning on Thursday February 21st, we will be meeting for dinner and discussion during the period of Lent.  It was a huge success last year and we hope to continue this time of fellowship and learning, in addition to great food, for the duration of Lent.  We will be discussing the sermon from the week prior, as a table group, while enjoying home cooked dinners.

Please plan to attend — the program will begin at 6:00 and be finished by 7:00 so that all may attend other evening events as needed.

Wanted:  A Few Good Women and Men
 Do our military service members and veterans hold a special place in your heart?

Pender UMC is looking to expand our military ministry in 2013.  Are you good at organizing a donation drive? Enjoy sending cards and notes of encouragement? Willing to organize and host a sporting event to benefit our wounded warriors? Crafty and able to knit, crochet, or sew items to donate? Want to support military families in some way? Looking to help out in a small or large way but simply don’t know how to get started? Please stop by the Military Ministry table near the coat racks anytime in February (between and after Sunday church services).  You’ll be able to sign up, get information, share ideas, and ask questions.  Or you can simply email Kay Creelwith your area of interest and questions.

God bless those who are serving and have served our country.

Smiles on Wheels
We have wonderful news to share – the Pender UMC Visitation Ministry (aka Smiles on Wheels) is up and running!  It is a blessing to have their services and we are looking to you, our church community, to let us know of folks who might enjoy a visit from our volunteers.  The group of women have been trained by Chris Hanak, and have been busy since the fall bringing smiles and Christ to those who are not able to come to church on a regular basis.

Please contact Joyce Munt in our Church Office with any names or questions you might have concerning visitation and fellowship by this group.

 

Epiphany Prison Ministry

 

This weekend a team from Northern Virginia will again go behind the walls at Culpeper Juvenile Correctional Center for an “Epiphany” weekend.  Please pray for our team as they show God’s infinite love and grace to young people in prison.

 

Child Protection Policy
  

CPPCHILD PROTECTION POLICY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORMS FOR 2013 need to be signed by all those working with children.

 

Forms are available on the Welcome Desk.

 

Got Mulch?

With the relatively warm winter we’ve had, Spring is truly just around the corner!  

 

Time to order mulch from your Pender United Methodist Men!

This is our annual fundraiser, enabling the Pender Men to sponsor short-term mission trips for men from Pender to minister in places like Peru, Thailand, Poland, Paraguay, and Philippi, WV. Funds raised also support local missions including the Voices of Youth, FACETS, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, and other vital Pender activities.

This year we will be delivering mulch on Saturday March 16th.

Please place your 2013 order as soon as possible!  Order here..

Lenten Care Notes
LENTEN CARE NOTES are available in a rack on the right wall near the Sanctuary entrance. These 8-page booklets offer spiritual encouragement, help and hope.

 care notes

Three of the booklets in the rack are:

  • 40 Days & 40 Ways to Make the Most of Lent This Year
  • Make Lent a Season for Healing Your Grief
  • A Simple Family Prayer Plan for Lent
JOB OPENING ~ Church Treasurer

Treasurer

Due to considerable changes over the last several years in our financial management requirements, the SPRC (Staff Parrish Relations Committee) has restructured the Church Treasurer position. The Church Treasurer position is now a full-time salaried position that requires a degree in accounting and a minimum of three years of professional experience. For more information and to review the detailed job description, please visit the following link. If you, or someone you know, are interested, please email your current resume to Heather Amos or send a hard copy to the church office at 12401 Alderwoods Drive, Fairfax, Va. 22033.

 

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:

 

 

Canned Fruit

Canned Fruit

  

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

Website

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

Like us on Facebook

Save The Date

         

         Feb. 22-23  Youth Participate in World Vision 30 Hour Famine

        March 1       Youth Ski Trip

        March 3       Sing ‘n Celebrate and Healing Service

        March 24     Palm Sunday

        March 27     Easter Story Time and Egg Hunt

        March 28     Holy Thursday Service

        March 29     Good Friday Service

        March 31     Easter Sunday Services

 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

www.penderumc.org

church.office@penderumc.org

 
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Smiles on Wheels

Visitation Ministry

 

We have wonderful news to share – the Pender UMC Visitation Ministry (aka Smiles on Wheels) is up and running! It is a blessing to have their services and we are looking to you, our church community, to let us know of folks who might enjoy a visit from our volunteers. The group of women have been trained by Chris Hanak, and have been busy since the fall bringing smiles and Christ to those who are not able to come to church on a regular basis.

Please contact Joyce Munt in our Church Office with any names or questions you might have concerning visitation and fellowship by this group.

 
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This Week at Pender email newsletter ~ February 7, 2013

This Week at Pender

February 7, 2013

Sermon Series ~ Faith Around the Beltway

Are you tired of going nowhere in life?  Do you feel frustrated by the end- less brake lights, leaving you “stuck” and backed up?  Then join us as we explore ways to avoid the delays and move intentionally into God’s expressway.  Get going by knowing and showing there is a better way!

 
 
Feb. 10th Sermon:  Road Rage – Anger

Road rage can be found anywhere on the beltway.  What can we do to make sure we are not a part of it?  How do we curb our anger?  Lets talk this Sunday!

This Sunday, February 10th, is Scouting Ministries Sunday!

 
Is God Calling You?!

MISSION TRIP TO BRAZIL

 

We are in the first steps of planning a trip to work with Pender Missionaries,
Charles and Becky Jackson, in the outlying areas of Rio.  The Jacksons work with an interdenominational Church which they helped start 10 years ago, along with several satellite churches.
This is a relational ministry with the main focus being on helping to feed the poor, visiting homes, training leaders and outreach.
The dates of the trip are to be determined (most likely the end of June).  If interested in being part of this awesome ministry adventure, please contact Sarah Hocker .
 
Race to Nowhere ~ Feb. 8th at 7:00 pm

Turning Point Youth Ministrypresents:  Race to NowhereFeaturing the heartbreaking stories of young people across the country who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids.  Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace, students have become disengaged, stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant, and young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

 

All parents and youth are invited to a showing of this movie on February 8th at 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  A small panel discussion will immediately follow the film.

JLU Youth Group ~ February 10th at 5:00 pm

Jesus LOVES You (JLU)

  Pender’s 4th-6th grade Junior Youth Group

 Meets this Sunday from 5-7:00 pm in the Cornerstone Room (Room 215)  

We would LOVE for your child to join us! 
 Our mission project will be a craft for Epiphany jail ministry. 
Book Lover’s Group ~ February 10th at 7:00 pm
Peace Like a RiverThe Book Lovers Group will meet on Sunday, February 10, at 7:00 pm in the home of Jane Allingham.  

We will be discussing Peace Like a River by Lief Enger.

 

All are welcome, and we’d love to have you join us.  For further information, contact

Joey Kelly.

Next Pender Connections Class ~ Feb. 10th
  

Join our next

Pender Connections Class on

February 10th from 9:30-noon in the Chapel. 

 

Hear about the history of our wonderful church and ministries.  You will have the opportunity to make decisions about baptism and/or membership as you explore options to use your gifts and talents for God. 

 

To sign up, email Joyce Munt .

 

Change of Date for Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ February 10th

           SING ‘N CELEBRATE WORSHIP SERVICE

         FEBRUARY 10TH AT 7:00 PM

 HANDS OF LOVE

As we approach the beginning of Lent, and continue to focus on our relationship with God, this SNC will provide for us an opportunity to more fully realize that the depth of our awareness of our Father God’s love for us is key in our growth in the Christian life.  The author, David Eckman, shares that “the focus Person for what is done in the “love relationship” is God, and Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit sustain that relationship.”

Common Ground Worship Service Volunteer Brunch ~ Feb. 17th
On Sunday, February 17th, there will be a meeting for all the wonderful

volunCommon Ground Logoteers and potential servants for our 9:30 Common Ground worship service. If you are currently a volunteer in any capacity, or are considering joining our great group, please plan to attend this brunch, which will start at 10:30 am.

So for all praise team members, greeters, readers, prayers and the list goes on, please mark this date.  It is our hope to bring everyone together, discuss plans for 2013 and celebrate our work here at Pender UMC.

Soup for the Soul Thursday Dinners beginning Feb. 21st
Lent 7Beginning on Thursday February 21st, we will be meeting for dinner and discussion during the period of Lent.  It was a huge success last year and we hope to continue this time of fellowship and learning, in addition to great food, for the duration of Lent.  We will be discussing the sermon from the week prior, as a table group, while enjoying home cooked dinners.

Please plan to attend — the program will begin at 6:00 and be finished by 7:00 so that all may attend other evening events as needed.

Wanted:  A Few Good Women and Men
 Do our military service members and veterans hold a special place in your heart?

Pender UMC is looking to expand our military ministry in 2013.  Are you good at organizing a donation drive? Enjoy sending cards and notes of encouragement? Willing to organize and host a sporting event to benefit our wounded warriors? Crafty and able to knit, crochet, or sew items to donate? Want to support military families in some way? Looking to help out in a small or large way but simply don’t know how to get started? Please stop by the Military Ministry table near the coat racks anytime in February (between and after Sunday church services).  You’ll be able to sign up, get information, share ideas, and ask questions.  Or you can simply email Kay Creel with your area of interest and questions.

God bless those who are serving and have served our country.

Smiles on Wheels
We have wonderful news to share – the Pender UMC Visitation Ministry (aka Smiles on Wheels) is up and running!  It is a blessing to have their services and we are looking to you, our church community, to let us know of folks who might enjoy a visit from our volunteers.  The group of women have been trained by Chris Hanak, and have been busy since the fall bringing smiles and Christ to those who are not able to come to church on a regular basis.

Please contact Joyce Munt in our Church Office with any names or questions you might have concerning visitation and fellowship by this group.

 

Epiphany Prison Ministry

 

Don’t forget! In February, a team from Northern Virginia will again go behind the walls at Culpeper Juvenile Correctional Center for an “Epiphany” weekend, a three-day weekend spent showing God’s infinite love and grace to young people in prison. We talk about what Christ has done for us. We talk about what He can do for them, if they let Him inside – past their walls and their rough exteriors, past their fear and their shame, and past their pride and their arrogance – deep inside their hearts.

How can you help? Prayer. Take 30 minutes out of your day to pray for the ministry team and these young men. Sign up here.

 

Child Protection Policy
  

CPPCHILD PROTECTION POLICY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORMS FOR 2013 need to be signed by all those working with children.

 

Forms are available on the Welcome Desk.

 

Got Mulch?

With the relatively warm winter we’ve had, Spring is truly just around the corner!  

 

Time to order mulch from your Pender United Methodist Men!

This is our annual fundraiser, enabling the Pender Men to sponsor short-term mission trips for men from Pender to minister in places like Peru, Thailand, Poland, Paraguay, and Philippi, WV. Funds raised also support local missions including the Voices of Youth, FACETS, Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, and other vital Pender activities.

This year we will be delivering mulch on Saturday March 16th.

Please place your 2013 order as soon as possible!  Order here..

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner and Races
We will kick off Lent Pender-style
 with our annual pancake dinner and races!
  Shrove Tuesday
Enjoy a time of fellowship, dinner and the ever-laughable races.
 Feb. 12th at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall
If you would like to help with this event, please contact Merri Carnahan.
Ash Wednesday Service and Spaghetti Dinner
Ash Wednesday Spaghetti Dinner
Hosted by Fairfax American Heritage Girls Troop VA 1907
February 13th at 6 pm
Proceeds from donations to the dinner will help support the needy in our community. The dinner includes a  choice of white or wheat pasta and meat or vegetarian sauce, garlic bread, salad and dessert. A gluten-free option is also available.
Reservations requested to help with planning. Call 703-815-6197 or email the troop by clicking here by Feb. 10 to reserve your spot.


ash wednesday

Our Ash Wednesday service
 will follow the dinner at 7:30 pm
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Fellowship Time Update
As we mentioned previously, our Fellowship Committee has been looking at ways to enhance our Fellowship Time, without making it a burden as far as provisions and clean up.

We are excited about some changes that will take place in early February and will hopefully make the experience better for all concerned. We hope you will plan to visit and spend time with our church family, in between whichever worship service you prefer.

If you are interested in enhancing our fellowship time, you will have the opportunity this Sunday to sign up on the Connection Card to volunteer as a family to bring in extra goodies to share.

New Care Notes
NEW CARE NOTES are available in a rack on the right wall near the Sanctuary entrcare notesance. These 8-page booklets offer spiritual encouragement, help and hope.

Four of the booklets in the rack are:

  • ‘Being There’ for a Frail or Elderly Parent
  • Overcoming Loneliness After Loss
  • Letting the Bible Inspire Your Prayer
  • When Someone You Love Has Cancer
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:

 

 

Canned Fruit

Canned Fruit

  

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

Website

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

         

               Feb. 22-23  Youth Participate in World Vision 30 Hour Famine

        March 1       Youth Ski Trip

        March 3       Sing ‘n Celebrate and Healing Service

 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

www.penderumc.org

church.office@penderumc.org

 
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