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You’ve Been Flocked!



The Flamingos have landed!
Our Turning Point Youth Group has been very busy this summer!  Think PINK!
Pink flamingos have been showing up in the yards of Pender members all over the area! All done in a spirit of friendship and fun in hopes of bringing smiles to all who see them!
Want to get in on the fun? Flocking details:
  • If flocked, the flamingos will roost in your lawn until the following night when they will mysteriously migrate to another friend’s (victim’s) lawn. (If flocked, the youth group will gladly accept any donation of your choice for the removal of their feathered friends.)
  • If you would like to specify the next victim, a small donation of $10 to the Youth Group will be accepted. (Pick up a “Flock a Friend” form on the table near the coat racks on Sundays.)
  • Anti-flocking insurance is also available, guaranteeing that no flock of flamingos will roost on your lawn for the amazing price of $25! (Purchase anti-flocking Insurance on Sundays at the table near the coat racks.)
Thank you for your sense of humor and support!

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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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Penny Wars!



The Pender Turning Point Youth Group is putting on a Penny War to raise money for the World Vision 30 Hour Famine that they participated in back in February. Look for jars marked for local high schools and two colleges in the Church Lobby on Sundays now through the first week in April.

How it works:

Pennies and paper money are positive points.

For example a penny would be +1 point and a $5 bill would be +500 points

All silver change count as negative points.

So nickels are -5, dimes are -10, and quarters are -25.

Therefore you want pennies and paper money to go in your own high school or college jar and silver change to go in your rival’s jar.

All money raised will go to World Vision.


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Help us Feed Our Mission Team Heading to Philippi, WV!



Our mission team will be heading to Philippi on July 22nd through July 30th. Help us keep them strong & energized as they minister to the people there by providing them with food to eat.

There will be a sign-up sheet for needed food donations located on the Sign-Up Center in the Church Lobby.

Cash donations are also welcome (please indicate donation is for Philippi). Please drop off your food donations in the Kitchen marked “Philippi” by July 21st.

For more information on this trip, please see


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Today at Pender UMC ~ July 3, 2016



Please join us this Sunday, July 3rd, at our 8:15, 9:30 and 11:00 am Worship Services.  

Our Pastors begin a new sermon series: “We Believe.”

Pastor Dan will be preaching at all 3 Worship Services on “God the Father” (Genesis 3:8-24).

Check out this summer video greeting from Pastor Dan:


Pender’s Vision Statement: 

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

Listen to 296 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:

  • July 3: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • July 3: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • July 3: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Pancake Mix, Syrup & Breakfast Bars

    • 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.

  • July 3: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 296 sermons available.  More information
  • July 3: Shop using AmazonSmiles AmazonSmiles and benefit the Capital Campaign! More information
  • July 3: Registration is open for Summer Sports Recreation Camp.  More information
  • July 3: Registration is open for Philippi.  More information
  • July 3: Registration is open for Pender Men’s Stepping Up Weekend Event.  More information
  • July 3: Volunteer to help with Music Camp.  More information
  • July 3: Vacation Bible School (VBS). Registration is at capacity! Please contact Ann Hines with any questions.  More information
  • July 3: Volunteer to help with Vacation Bible School (VBS).  More information
  • July 3: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • July 3: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • July 3: NO Children’s Sunday School this Sunday
  • July 3: NO Children’s Church during the summer
  • July 3: Summer Sunday School continues. More information
  • July 3: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • July 3: 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.
  • July 3: 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.
  • July 3: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • July 3: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • July 3: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • July 3: NO Turning Point Youth Group

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