Tag Archives: United States

Don’t Forget to Change Your Clocks Tonight!

2014 Day Light Savings

Daylight Savings time begins again!

On Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 2:00:00 AM (or earlier!) clocks are turned forward 1 hour to become Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 3:00:00 AM

Daylight Savings TIme is not just a way to annoy us when we want to sleep in on Sundays.  The modern idea of daylight saving was first proposed in 1895 by George Vernon Hudson and it was first implemented during the First World War.

Although most of the United States used DST throughout the 1950s and 1960s, DST use expanded following the 1970s energy crisis and has generally remained in use in North America and Europe since that time.

Everybody sing along…

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Posted by on March 8, 2014 in Pender UMC, Posts of Interest


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Help the Philippine Typhoon & U.S. Midwest Tornado Victims


In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan and the tornados in the midwest, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is actively mobilizing resources to respond to these disasters.


  • You can give monetarily to UMCOR’s relief and recovery work in the Philippines by making checks payable to Pender with UMCOR Relief #982450 noted on your check.
  • You can give monetarily to UMCOR’s relief and recovery work after the recent tornadoes in the Midwest in the United States by making checks payable to Pender with UMCOR Relief #901670 on your check.


All of your gift, 100 percent, will be used to help those in need.


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Posted by on November 23, 2013 in Get Involved!, Missions, Pender UMC


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Evening to Remember ~ Nov. 16th




Rev. Kevin Havens (RevKev) says:

We wanted to let you know that on Saturday, November 16th, The JC Reigns Little Big Band,  will host another Evening To Remember here at Pender UMC.

This is a time when we invite the elderly from area Senior Living Facilities, to be our guests, as many of them will not be able to “go home” for the holidays.

This is an evening of fun music from their past, as they are escorted by US Marine Corp personnel, served by 4th to 6th grade young people, with homemade desserts and refreshments.

There is no charge, this is simply an opportunity for our congregation and friends to be there as hosts and hostesses, for those who spend much of their time alone and gazing out the window.

I hope you will make plans to join us and I will promise, you too will be blessed by those you come to serve. They are very appreciative and this is something that we want to continue to offer, so they feel special at this time of year.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of this wonderful ministry to those who might not have other options when we gather with our families.


Pender UMC- November 16th, 6:30 SHARP.  Event will last until 8:00. Attire is casually formal


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Posted by on November 11, 2013 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC


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Pender Fall Flea Market and Boutique!

Flea Market and Boutique


Transform lives by helping Pender turn our donated clothing and other items into funding our Men’s and Women’s support of short term mission trips and other service projects.   Help Pender help others, especially now in this uncertain time.

Main church setup:  20 October, immediately following the 9:30 service

Pricing and more setup: Throughout the week

Sales: 24-26 October

Signup for the Boutique in the Narthex and as cashiers and grill cooks for the Flea Market online at


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Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Get Involved!, Missions, Pender UMC


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New Sunday School Classes ~ Beginning Sept. 8th




Beginning Sept. 8.   @  9:30-10:40 am

Room assignments for all classes – children, youth and adults – are posted inside Pender’s front doors.

Adults, you are invited to start the new school year with a desire to try a new class or return to your favorite one.

Please join us in “Learning God’s Truth Together.”



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Posted by on September 7, 2013 in Bible Study, Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Happy Labor Day!


Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September celebrating the economic and social contributions of workers.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

It was first nationally recognized in 1894 to placate unionists following the Pullman Strike. With the decline in union membership, the holiday is generally viewed as a time for barbecues and the end of summer vacations – and time to go back to school in Fairfax County.

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Posted by on September 2, 2013 in Holidays, Posts of Interest


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Sing ‘n Celebrate ~ Sept. 8th at 7:00 pm

Sing "N Celebrate

To avoid meeting during Labor Day Weekend, we will celebrate the testimonies of two members of the laity the evening of Sept. 8th at our Sing ‘n Celebrate Worship Service.

There is no better time than now to reserve this date for hearing their personal stories related to the only decisions that really matter – where they will spend eternity.

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Posted by on August 27, 2013 in Get Involved!, Music, Pender UMC


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