By following Jesus and reaching out to others, we seek God's transformation of ourselves and our world. 
Greetings!
Anyone Have the Time?
           
Time – a vanishing commodity – we never seem to have enough of it – and we more often than not have little to show for the time we have. Our priorities are constantly shifting, and we always seem to be playing catch up – trying to live into our plans – trying to make the best of our time……and suddenly, it’s gone – vanished. What if we could press a pause button – and allowed God to order our time – what would life look like then? 

See you Sunday!
Pastor Catharine
Are You Participating in the Challenge?
Bible Study 2
2018 Bible Challenge -- Join in anytime!
Upcoming Scripture Readings:
October 7 - Mark 2
October 8 - John 5
October 9 - Matthew 12:1-21, Mark 3, Luke 6
October 10 - Matthew 5-7
October 11 - Matthew 8:1-13, Luke 7
October 12 - Matthew 11
October 13 - Matthew 12:22-50, Luke 11
Pender's Recovery Ministry
Dinner and a Movie, October 5th
You come for movie night, we'll buy dinner (and clean up after!). Pender's new Recovery Ministry is hosting dinner and a movie on Friday, October 5th, at 6pm, with a screening of "Generation Found," a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown.

Dinner is at 6 pm with the movie to follow. Childcare will be provided; the kids will have their own movie night!

RSVP is required - please register online below.


Calling ALL Men!
Pender Men's Getaway/Explore Weekend
We’ve all been there. You’re standing around a group of guys and the discussion turns to something you know absolutely nothing about. And you stand there with a blank stare feeling like your Man Card has just been torn up in little pieces in front of you. All guys feel that way sometimes. Our Men’s Weekend this year will feature retired UMC pastor Doug Stewart as well as other guys you know discussing the Basics of our Faith (And Other Manly Things You Should Know ) . Join us on for a weekend full of manly fun and some robust discussions and explorations of what makes us Christian Men!

Location: West River UMC Retreat Camp and Retreat Center – West River, MD

Dates: Friday, November 9 at 4:00pm to Sunday, November 11 at 1:00pm
Register by October 19 !

Attention Ladies!
UMW Fall Retreat, October 26-28
Registration is Now Open!
Registration for the Women's Retreat on October 26-28, at Manidokin Retreat Center in Knoxville, MD, in now OPEN!! Please find additional details and register today by visiting the church website or through your " My Pender Page." Space is limited, so please register for our "Sweet Life: Savoring Time with God," retreat now! If you have questions, please contact Angie Green.


We Need You!
Join Our Audio/Visual Tech Team
The Audio/Visual Tech Team is eagerly looking for new members! If you are interested in learning more about what goes on behind the scenes in service, or would like to be trained on Pender’s A/V equipment, please contact Sean Niehoff.

Pender Youth Present...
Dinner and Talent Show
On October 20th the youth will be hosting a Dinner and Talent Show as their fall fundraiser. Dinner will start at 6pm and the youth will serve you and your family dinner. Then at 7pm we will transition into the talent show portion of the evening. The youth will host the show and showcase their talents! To make a “reservation” email Elizabeth Snader. You do not need to have a reservation to come, but it will help us know how much food to prepare!

All Adults are Invited!
Registration is NOW OPEN!
Join Us for Lunch and Shopping!
Chicken Chili Lunch and Fair Trade Market
October 21st
Ruth Circle is hosting their 3rd annual Chicken Chili Lunch in conjunction with the UMW sponsored Fair Trade Market. Lunch will be in the fellowship hall, with serving starting at 11am. 

Tickets for luncheon will go on sale on Sundays between services or email Roberta Pont to make a reservation. (Family price $30, adults $8.50, ages 5-10 $5 and children under 4 are free). Advanced registration is required.

Get your Christmas shopping done early!! At our Fair Trade Market, sponsored by our United Methodist Women, the vendors will sell fair trade goods, including food, clothing, accessories, household goods, decorations, etc. Please come peruse the merchandise and know that anything you purchase has helped to better the life of someone in a less fortunate situation than yours. Fair trade means workers in developing countries are paid a living wage.
 
Pender Car Magnets
Our new and improved Pender Car Magnets are now available
at the Sign-Up Center in the Church Lobby.
Suggested donation: $5
Support Sanctity of Life Ministries
Baby Bottle Campaign
Help support Sanctity of Life Ministries. Pick up a baby bottle in the Church Lobby and fill with spare change, cash or check. 

Bottles must be returned by October 28th. Contact Laura Hugo for more information.
 
Thank you!
Thank You
Women's Boutique
Pender's United Methodist Women's Group would like to thank all those who helped make last week's Women's Boutique Sale a success -- they raised around $4,000. Thank you to all those who prayed for the event, helped out in so many wonderful ways, and for the great time of fellowship together.
Around Our Community
WFCM
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries ("WFCM")
Current Request for Donations:

Personal Care Products (Body Wash, Deodorant, After Shave, Toilet Paper and Tissues)
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.

October 5 - Pender's Recovery Ministry Dinner and a Movie
October 12 - Mystery Dinner Theatre, Hosted by Pended Prime Timers
October 20 - Youth Talent Show
October 21 - Chicken Chili Lunch and UMW Fair Trade Event
October 26-28 - Women's Retreat
October 28 - JDC Worship
November 4 – All Saints Day Celebrated at all 3 Services
November 9-11 - Men's Retreat
November 11 – Veterans Day Celebration
November 21 - Thanksgiving Eve Service
November 25 - JDC Worship
November 30 - Local Missions Celebration
December 1 - UMW Christmas Brunch
December 7 - A Night in Bethlehem
December 9 - Christmas Cantata (one service @ 10am)
December 15 - Children's Storytelling Time & Gingerbread House
Decorating Event
December 16 - Christmas Handbell Concert
December 23 - JDC Worship