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



It'
s Holy Week!  And today is Holy Thursday!  Join us for our Easter services beginning tonight!  Invite your friends and family to any or ALL of our services! 




PLEASE NOTE:

Childcare is Available:
Good Friday Service: 
Childcare is available at 7:30 pm:
        Birth to age 5 in the Nursery


Easter Sunday Services:  Childcare is available from 9:15-12:15:
        Birth to age 3 in the Nursery
        Ages 3 - Kindergarten in Rms. 119 & 121 -- The Story of Easter


Easter Offering: 
Our Easter Offering this year will support:
  • 2 students at Africa University
  • WFCM Food Pantry
  • Pender ReGift Thrift Store
 
Easter Services at Pender

April 13 
Holy Thursday Supper & Worship Service @ 7:30 pm
Join us as we gather in our Fellowship Hall for a light meal, like Jesus and the Disciples experienced, and share Holy Communion around the tables.

April 14 
Good Friday Service @ 7:30 pm
Join us in the Sanctuary for a worship service centered around the seven last words of Christ.

April 16 
Easter Sunday
6:00 am    "Sonrise" Worship (led by youth followed by breakfast)
8:00 am    Traditional Worship (in the Sanctuary)
9:30 am    Contemporary Worship with Live Band (in the Fellowship Hall)
9:30 am    Traditional Worship with Communion in the Sanctuary
11:00 am  Traditional Worship (in the Sanctuary)

THANK YOU to all who helped make our Children's Easter Story time and Egg Hunt on Monday a huge success!

We had over 150 children attend, along with their parents and grandparents and friends.  Many thanks to our wondeful leaders, the Calmbachers, and to ALL of our amazing volunteers!  What a great day!


Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Come be a part of our Prayer Shawl Ministry!

Our next knitting/crocheting session in support of the Prayer Shawl Ministry will be Saturday, April 22, in Room 202, at 10 am to noon.  Susan LeStrange, our Prayer Shawl Ministry Leader, will bring simple prayer shawl patterns so new knitters can pick out a starting project.

Click here to contact Susan


30th Anniversary Pender Missions Celebration!
30th Anniversary Missions Celebration Theme: 
"Your Word goes out to the ends of the earth."
(Psalm 19:4)


Please mark your calendars now for the annual Missions Celebration on April 28th-30th! 

Enjoy activities for the whole family: (Click on link below for full agenda.)
  • catered barbecue dinner on Friday night;
  • programs throughout the day on Saturday;
  • themed pot luck supper of International Food on Saturday night;
  • missionary speakers, children's programs and wonderful music.

Our 2017 Faith Promise goal is $350,000 which supports 145 missionaries, 11 mission organizations, and 8 mission projects in 36 countries worldwide.  Thank you for your support of the Faith Promise Missions Budget each year!   

 

The Faith Promise Mission's Budget is separate from the general budget of the church and is funded by faith promises.  A faith promise is when you make a promise to provide financial support to missions, you may not know where the resources will come from, and you trust God to provide the resources to meet your promise.

 
Link Full Agenda for the 2017 Missions Celebration

Pender Men
Calling ALL Men!

All men are invited to join our Pender Men of Valor Group on Saturday, April 29th, for a game of basketball at 10am at Nottoway Park (9610 Courthouse Road, Vienna, VA 22181).

New Study Starting!
Have you ever wondered about the beliefs of other major world religions?

For example, what exactly is Hinduism? And what is the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite Muslim? Do you ever wish that you were better equipped to have a respectful conversation with people of different faith traditions about your own beliefs? If so, then this new study is for you! Join us for a course in Christianity and World Religions, beginning Sunday, April 30 at 10:50 am in the Cornerstone classroom (Rm. 215).  
 
Click here to contact Angie Green to sign up


Pender Prime Timers
"Planning for the Future, Preparing for the Unexpected:  The Nuts and Bolts of Getting Your Affairs in Order"

The Pender Prime Timers are having a very special guest speaker on Friday, April 21st, at noon to address our topic.  Loretta Morris Williams is past president of the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is certified in Elder Law by the National Elder Law Foundation. Lunch will be provided.  Please join us for this very important issue!


Pender News
Change is coming...

After many years of service, Pender Church must remove the donation pod, due to County regulations.  Please note:  as of April 30th, the donation pod next to the Outreach Center will be removed. 

Donations will still be accepted at the Outreach Center on the 2
nd and 4 th Saturdays of each month during normal community outreach between the hours of 10am-12pm. 

During other times, please take your donations to Pender ReGift Thrift Store in Chantilly, Tuesday through Saturday, between 10am and 3pm.   

Click here to arrange for furniture pickup


Sing 'N Celebrate
Celebrating Our Families
May 7th at 5-6pm in the Fellowship Hall

We will focus on keeping our families strong with the theme of "Understanding Needed to Make a Family Strong." 



Items of the Week for WFCM

WFCM's Current Request for Donations:
Anything & EVERYTHING!


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.       

Click here for more info about WFCM


     
June 4         Celebrating Testimonies (SNC) 
Jun. 11         "In The Big Inning" Children's Musical
July 10-14    Vacation Bible School & Music Camp
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