By following Jesus and reaching out to others, we seek God's transformation of ourselves and our world. 
Often it feels like we live in a crowded world – there are many of us! And yet, each of us is one . . . unique . . . loved as a child of God. Do you ever wonder about your uniqueness, how you stand out, what makes you distinctive? Is it the way you dress, or walk, or say “Y-All,” or chew on an ear of corn? Jesus has definite ideas about our distinctiveness as followers of the Way, as persons who live out the Good News. When he came home to Nazareth, early in his ministry, he declared his distinctiveness . . . and some were amazed and some were appalled.
We look together at Luke 4: 16-30, “Paradigm S-h-i-f-t.”
Are You Participating in the Challenge?
Bible Study 2
2018 Bible Challenge -- Join in anytime!
Upcoming Scripture Readings:
June 10 - Proverbs 22-24
June 11 - 1 Kings 5-6, 2 Chronicles 2-3
June 12 - 1 Kings 7, 2 Chronicles 4
June 13 - 1 Kings 8, 2 Chronicles 5
June 14 - 2 Chronicles 6-7, Psalm 136
June 15 - Psalm 134, Psalm 146-150
June 16 - 1 Kings 9, 2 Chronicles 8
Bible Presentation
Rising 2nd Graders
All first graders/rising second graders are invited to a special Bible Presentation on Sunday, June 10, at the 11am service.

Our 1st Grade Sunday School teachers, Juliet Godlove and Thomas Parker, will present a personal Bible to each first grader during the 11am service. To ensure that every child receives a Bible, regardless if they regularly attend Sunday school, please email Adrienne Teague with your child's first and last names.

Pender Has Been So Blessed!
It's So Hard to Say Goodbye...
Please join us on June 10 after the 11:00 service for a luncheon to celebrate the ministries at Pender of Pastor Dan and Pastor Jay. 

Love offerings are being accepted and may be given online or by check (checks must be made payable directly to Dan or Jay and are not tax deductible).  Everyone is also encouraged to bring cards that express your appreciation to the event.
Jesus Loves You
Get Your Car Washed this Sunday!
JLU (Jesus Loves You) Pender's Junior Youth Group for grades 4 -6 has our final meeting this Sunday, June 10th, at 5 - 7pm. 

We are having a CAR WASH with all donations going to Pender's Building Fund. 

Kids: please bring a change of clothes--you will get wet! Any questions, please contact Theresa O'Brien.

Philippi Mission Trip
Philippi Kitchen Team Meeting
On Monday, June 11th, at 7pm there will be a meeting for all who are interested in being on the Philippi Kitchen Team.

Church Personnel Manual
Do You Have HR Experience?
The Staff Parish Relations Committee is in the process of updating and revising the church's Personnel Manual. While much work has been done, we are in need of some assistance. We are looking for a couple of volunteers with HR backgrounds to help us make sure we do it right. While we may need to meet a few times, much of the work can be done through email. If you are interested and can help out, please contact Mark Monson.
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All Women are Invited!
Ice Cream Social - June 29th at 7pm
All women of Pender are invited to a UMW ice cream social on Friday, June 29 at 7:00 pm in the Cornerstone room (Rm. 215) to fellowship together and review and vote on proposed changes to the UMW Bylaws.  A copy of the proposed changes to the Bylaws can be found on the Pender website, and paper copies are available in the UMW mailbox for review prior to the meeting.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ann Hines.

Summer Children's Sunday School
Children's Sunday School Teachers Needed
Summer Sunday school will begin Sunday, June 24! Our teachers work so hard all year (41 Sundays to be exact), and they deserve a break! We need two adults for each class below for Sunday mornings, June 24 - September 2:

Summer Combined Classes:
  •  Pre-K 2 years-Kindergarten
  • 1st-3rd Grades
  • 4th-6th Grades

If you are interested in co-leading a Children's Summer School class, please contact Elizabeth Snader. 

A sign up sheet will also be available in the Church Lobby; and Elizabeth will follow up regarding our Child Protection Policy (CPP) training. 

Job Opening at Pender
Church Administrator
Our Staff-Parish Relations Committee announces that the Church Administrator staff position here at Pender is open for interviews.  Job descriptions are available in the church office for any interested persons you might know.

Around Our Community
Backpacks for Students
Once again, we are collecting backpacks for needy students who will be attending Chantilly High School in the fall. Our goal is 50 backpacks. 

Please note: the backpacks must be 18” high x 13” wide and 7-8” deep. (Costco is currently selling a “High Sierra” backpack for under $20.)

We will be collecting backpacks through July 22nd.  Drop off your donations in the box located in the Church lobby. 
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries ("WFCM")
Current Request for Donations:

Spaghetti Noodles, Egg Noodles and Hamburger Helper
All donations may be left in the blue grocery cart located in the coat rack area. Financial contributions are also accepted (cash, check or through our website). Please mark your tax deductible donation "WFCM Food Pantry." This will be recorded on your giving statement.

Please note: We do not accept any items that have been opened.

June 10 - Celebration Lunch for Pastor Dan and Pastor Jay
June 15-17 - Annual Conference in Hampton
June 26 - Moving Week for Transitioning Pastors
July 1 - Rev. Catharine Guest's First Sunday at Pender
July 9-13 - Vacation Bible School
August 13-15 - Music and Arts Camp