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Today at Pender UMC ~ December 13, 2015

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Join us this Sunday, December 13th, at our 8:15, 9:30 & 11am worship services. Pastor Kenny & Pastor Dan will continue our sermon series,“Under Wraps: The Gift We Never Expected” and will be preaching on“God is Dangerous & Jealous”(Matthew 2:1-3)

God’s mighty power brings danger. God is not tame. As C. S. Lewis writes in his book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, God is not “quite safe. . . but he’s good.” What does this mean? God also doesn’t tolerate competition. God wants the full attention of our hearts and minds. In a season filled with many distractions like shopping and parties, what would it mean to give our good God our full devotion?

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 253 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:

  • December 13: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • December 13: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • December 13: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Bags of Apples, Oranges, Onions & Potatoes
    • 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.

  • December 13: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 253 sermons available.  More information
  • December 13-31: Nominate 2015 Pender Woman of the Year. Nomination forms are located in the United Methodist Women’s mailbox located by the elevators; and completed forms can be handed to Joyce Munt or emailed to her.
  • December 13: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • December 13: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • December 13: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • December 13: New Directions Sunday School Class. We will study the book entitled “The Holy Spirit – An Introduction” by John Bevere. 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.
  • December 13: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • December 13: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • December 13: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • December 13: Carols, Cookies & Coffee, 4:30
  • December 13: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • December 13: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Have You Registered Yet? Don’t Let Your Child Miss Out!

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Who: Kids Ages 3 (must be potty-trained)- 6th Grade

What:“Under Wraps: The Gift We Never Expected”

Where: Pender UMC Christmas VBS

Why: Celebrate Christmas and the Gift of Jesus Christ

When: Saturday, Dec. 5th @ 10 am – 2 pm

Cost: $10 per Kid or $20 total per Family

 

Join us for Christmas VBS on December 5, 2015 while your parents enjoy the gift of time to prepare for Christmas. We will enjoy music, crafts, lunch, recreation, a story and more! 

RSVP: Register online on our website by clicking on this link, beginning November 1st & ending November 30th.

 

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Today at Pender UMC ~ November 29, 2015

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Please join us this Sunday, November 29, in worship at the  8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 Services. 

Advent will start on Sunday, November 29, and we will start an exciting new Advent program,“Under Wraps: The Gift We Never Expected.” Prepared and piloted by The Woodlands United Methodist Church in Houston, this joyful program explores some of God’s unexpected qualities, presented over the four weeks of Advent, plus Christmas Eve: 

  1. God Is Expectant
  2. God Is Dangerous
  3. God Is Jealous
  4. God Is Faithful
  5. God is Joyful

 Just as the first wrapped gift beneath the Christmas tree marks the new season, so the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day signaled that God’s hope and salvation and redemption plan had come into the world. In Jesus, God gift-wrapped himself in human flesh and was born in a stable so he could come and live among us and offer us life and salvation that we could never gain on our own.

Join us this Advent as we unwrap God’s greatest gift, our Savior Jesus!

 “Under Wraps: The Gift We Never Expected”

Nov. 29 – Dec. 24, 2015

From the beginning, the Bible tells of a love story between God and his people. As the story works its way through the Old Testament into the New Testament, there are twists and turns but the ending is always clear – God’s plan is to rescue his people. And so God sent Jesus. God actually gift-wrapped himself in human flesh and was born in a stable so he could come and live among us and offer us life and salvation that we could never gain on our own. “Under Wraps” is an exciting Advent & Christmas experience that explores four characteristics of God described in the Old Testament and then revealed perfectly and completely through Jesus. 

Nov 29 God is Expectant Luke 1:39-45

During Advent we expect the usual crowds at the malls, the usual Christmas TV specials, the usual visits with family and friends, and the usual church programs. If we approach Advent in a manner that routine, can we really expect anything different at Christmas? Does ho-ho-ho lead to ho-hum? Can life be different? Have you ever been surprised by God?

Preacher 8:15 & 11- Kenny

Preacher 9:30- Dan

 

 

For more information about our upcoming sermons, click here.

Listen to 252 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:

  • November 29: Pender UMC Calendar Events
  • November 29: This Week at Pender email newsletter
  • November 28: Items of the week needed for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to distribute to the needy in our area:
    • Anything & Everything!
    • 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.

  • November 98: The Pender Podcast is available in the iTunes Podcast series.  There is no charge to subscribe or listen to past sermons.  There are currently 252 sermons available.  More information
  • November 29-30: Register for Christmas VBS. More information.
  • November 29- December 31: Nominate 2015 Pender Woman of the Year. Nomination forms are located in the United Methodist Women’s mailbox located by the elevators; and completed forms can be handed to Joyce Munt or emailed to her.
  • November 29: Advent begins
  • November 29: Traditional Service,  8:15 am. More information
  • November 29: Common Ground Service,  9:30 am. More information
  • November 29: Sunday School Classes.  9:30 am More information
  • November 29: New Directions Sunday School Class. We will study the book entitled “The Holy Spirit – An Introduction” by John Bevere. 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.
  • November 29: Sunday School II for adults. 10:45 am-noon
  • November 29: Traditional Service,  11:00 am. More information
  • November 29: Teen Sunday School. 11:00 am-noon
  • November 29: The Pender Youth Orchestra, 4:15-5:00 pm. The Youth Orchestra is open to all youth grades 7 through 12 who play a wind, brass, stringed or percussion instrument. New members are always welcome! The Orchestra plays 4-5 times during Sunday morning worship from December-June. More information.
  • November 29: Celebration Ringers, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 29: Youth Handbell Ensemble, 5:00-5:45 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 29: Youth Choir, 5:45-6:30 pm.  Register for this choir
  • November 29: Turning Point Youth Group, 6:30-8:30 pm, with dinner. More information
 

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Christmas VBS ~ Just a Few More Days to Register!

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Who: Kids Ages 3 (must be potty-trained)- 6th Grade

What:“Under Wraps: The Gift We Never Expected”

Where: Pender UMC Christmas VBS

Why: Celebrate Christmas and the Gift of Jesus Christ

When: Saturday, Dec. 5th @ 10 am – 2 pm

Cost: $10 per Kid or $20 total per Family

 

Join us for Christmas VBS on December 5, 2015 while your parents enjoy the gift of time to prepare for Christmas. We will enjoy music, crafts, lunch, recreation, a story and more! 

RSVP: Register online on our website by clicking on this link, beginning November 1st & ending November 30th.

 

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Unwrapping God’s Greatest Gift

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Advent will start on Sunday, November 29, and we will start an exciting new Advent program,“Under Wraps: The Gift We Never Expected.” Prepared and piloted by The Woodlands United Methodist Church in Houston, this joyful program explores some of God’s unexpected qualities, presented over the four weeks of Advent, plus Christmas Eve:

  1. God Is Expectant
  2. God Is Dangerous
  3. God Is Jealous
  4. God Is Faithful
  5. God is Joyful

 

Just as the first wrapped gift beneath the Christmas tree marks the new season, so the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day signaled that God’s hope and salvation and redemption plan had come into the world. In Jesus, God gift-wrapped himself in human flesh and was born in a stable so he could come and live among us and offer us life and salvation that we could never gain on our own.

Join us this Advent as we unwrap God’s greatest gift, our Savior Jesus!

 

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Tonight at 7:00 pm ~ Dessert and Coffee with the Pastors

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Dessert and Coffee with the Pastors & Open Mic Friday Night — Nov. 13th at 7pm

Join us this Friday evening, November 13, at 7pm, for dessert and coffee (and other beverages) as we celebrate the conclusion of our church-wide study and message series, “A Disciple’s Path.” We had a great turn out at the opening celebration, and if you attended that, we’d love for you to invite a friend this time!

If you didn’t sign up, please come any way!
Open Mic!

During our time together we will have an “open-mic” time of testimony sharing regarding your experiences through small groups and diving deeper into what it means to follow the disciple’s path through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. We will also share information about our upcoming Advent message series and group experience entitled, “Under Wraps: The Gift We Never Expected.”

 

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Small Group Celebration!

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Join us next Friday evening, November 13, at 7pm, for dessert and coffee (and other beverages) as we celebrate the conclusion of our church-wide study and message series, “A Disciple’s Path.”

We had a great turn out at the opening celebration, and if you attended that, we’d love for you to invite a friend this time! During our time together we will have an “open-mic” time of testimony sharing regarding your experiences through small groups and diving deeper into what it means to follow the disciple’s path through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

We will also share information about our upcoming Advent message series and group experience entitled, “Under Wraps: The Gift We Never Expected.”

Please RSVP to Joyce Munt in the church office by Wednesday, November 11, and let us know how many folks you’ll be bringing with you! 

 

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