By following Jesus and reaching out to others, we seek God's transformation of ourselves and our world. 
Greetings!
Lent Cross Sun Daffodil
What do we choose to see? Have you ever thought of that? If you wander through an art museum you often find several people looking at the same painting yet choosing to see different aspects from each other. Children often pass the time on summer days by lying down, looking at the clouds, and seeing different animals in the different shapes of the clouds. There is great freedom in these ways of seeing. Yet, there are times when the ways we choose to see reveal how stuck we are, for we cannot, or choose not, to see otherwise. Though we may have the physical ability to see, we find ourselves blind to aspects of seeing fully. Does Jesus help with this? Can he clarify our ways of seeing freely, rather than with blinders? Join us as Jesus leads from bondage to freedom in John 9 this Sunday!

Everyone is Invited!
Town Hall Meeting this Sunday
Everyone is invited to a Town Hall Meeting at Pender this Sunday, March 11th, after the 11:00 Service in the Sanctuary.

Topics:
  • Update on Building Program
  • Report from SPRC on New Staff
Are You Participating in the Challenge?
Bible Study 2
2018 Bible Challenge -- Join in anytime!
Upcoming Scripture Readings:

March 11  Deuteronomy 1-2
March 12 Deuteronomy 3-4
March 13  Deuteronomy 5-7
March 14  Deuteronomy 8-10
March 15  Deuteronomy 11-13
March 16  Deuteronomy 14-16
March 17  Deuteronomy 17-20
Support our Pender Youth and World Vision
Let's eat out together on March 15th!
Join us on Thursday, March 15 th at Jersey Mike’s in Fair Lakes (12703 Shoppes Lane) between 11:30am-9:00pm.

Pick up one of the fliers in the Church Lobby, and 25% of your purchase will go to support our Pender Turning Point Youth Group and the money they are raising for the 30 hour famine and World Vision.
Jesus Loves You
JLU (Jesus Loves You)
Junior Youth Group for 4th-6th Graders
Bring a friend and join us this Sunday, March 11, in the Cornerstone Room (Room 215). Due to hypothermia guests joining us in the Church, please be sure to escort your child to and from the classroom. We will be making fleece pillows for our guests and will continue our study of places in the Bible.

Calling all 7th-8th Graders
Confirmation Class
Confirmation Class
All 7th-8th Graders are invited to join our Confirmation Class, beginning on March 18th. If interested, please contact Beth Dougherty, Sally Lyberger or the Church Office.

Celebrate Easter with Us!
Help Decorate Our Easter Altar
Order flowers in memory or in honor of a loved one.  Order forms are located at the Sign-Up Center in the lobby or email the Church Office.

Flowers available:
  • Pink Geraniums-$6
  • Yellow Tulips-$12
  • Blue Hydrangeas-$19 

Orders must be received by March 18th. Payment is requested with order and plants may be taken after the last service on Easter Sunday.
 
Holy Thursday Service
March 29th at 7:30 pm
Join us for our Holy Thursday Service in the Sanctuary.

Childcare will be available during the service.
Good Friday Service
March 30th at 7:30 pm
"Hallelujah! What A Savior" -- A Lenten Cantata presented by the Sanctuary Choir.

Childcare will be available during the service.
Join us for our Easter Services
April 1st:
  • 6:30 am - "Sonrise" Worship (led by Pender youth followed by breakfast)
  • 8:00am - Traditional Worship, with Handbells, Brass & Choir (in the Sanctuary)
  • 9:30am - Contemporary Worship with Live Band (in the Fellowship Hall) with Communion
  • 9:30am - Traditional Worship, with Handbells, Brass & Choir (in the Sanctuary) with Communion
  • 11:00am - Traditional Worship, with Handbells, Brass & Choir (in the Sanctuary)
Pender's Hypothermia Center Needs YOU!
Pender Hypothermia Training
March 11th
Pender Hypothermia Training will be held on Sunday, March 11th, for 30 minutes after each service at approximately 9:10, 10:35 and 12:10 in the Library.

If you’ve participated in Pender Hypothermia Training before, you do not need to repeat. Contact Jim Scheurer if you have questions.
 
Join Us for Dinner During Lent
Wednesday Night Lenten Suppers
Join us for our final Lenten Wednesday Night Supper sponsored by Susanna Circle at 6:00pm on March 21 in the Fellowship Hall. We will enjoy a delicious soup dinner together.

We will need help with food buying, food prep, serving
and clean-up. Please contact Kelly Lucero if you are able to help!

Daylight Savings Time
Spring Forward this Sunday!
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 11th, so don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night (and remember, this will be a great time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors, too!).
Around Our Community
Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser
Pender Pavement Pounders (aka anyone who wants to walk for a great cause and have fun with us!) – Join us next Saturday, March 18th, at International Country Club in Chantilly for a walk to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Even if you don't participate, donations will be greatly appreciated.

We will be donning our Pender Pavement Pounders T-shirts (or any Pender shirt) and our tutus! Contact Jami Flemmons to join our team.

Cost is $30 per person and the deadline to register is March 15 th

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries ("WFCM")
Current Request for Donations:
Pancake Mix and Syrup
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.


April 2 - Church Office Closed
April 6 - Methodist Women Movie Night
April 13-15 - Pender Missions Annual Celebration
April 14 - Poland STMT Car Wash Fundraiser
May 5 - Poland STMT Bingo Fundraiser
May 18 - Methodist Women Book Club
July 9-13 - Vacation Bible School