Sunday Worship:
8:15, 9:30 and 11 am
This Week at Pender
July 18, 2019
By following Jesus
and reaching out to others,
we seek God's transformation
of ourselves and our world. 
Greetings!
Who Makes Us Worthy?
Sunday July 21 Rev. Dr. Catharine Guest will preach on Who Makes Us Worthy? based on scriptures 2 Samuel 9:3-11, Acts 8:26-38

Worthy - such a powerful word - a word of both judgment and affirmation. 

Who's to say when a person is worthy? 

Who's to say who's not?   


See you on Sunday!
Pastor Catharine
2019 Bible Challenge
Pender God Moments
So much joy from a Pender member who excitedly called from out of town because she couldn’t wait to share her God moments with us! 

This Pender member received a phone call on Friday regarding her mother’s quickly declining health and the need for the family to come. In spite of a MULTITUDE of airplane issues getting to California, she was so thankful that she was able to get there safely from Virginia; her sister arrived safely from Maine; and her nephew arrived safely from Texas! What a blessing that ALL family members arrived in time to be with her mother in her final hours. 

 After three days of cleaning out her mother’s apartment, she left with a variety of photos and special items that she wanted to ship back to her Virginia home. Gathering up these belongings, they headed to the UPS store and a woman named Monica was literally like an angel on earth to the family, as they watched her carefully, and tenderly pack up all of these precious items for shipping back home. It’s amazing how God provides in our times of need. 

She finished off her time in California meeting their new little cousin who was just born on June 9 th, and attending a family wedding.  She expressed that their family had gone from “death, to life, to a wedding.”  What a special time this family had together celebrating her mother’s life, a new addition to their family and the beginning of new love .  

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.”  (Ephesians 1:3)



Please send your "God moments" (where you see God working in our midst here at Pender) to Joyce Munt in the Church Office. We will share these moments each week, so we can joyfully celebrate together what God is doing here at Pender!
Adult Help Needed in Philippi
Wanted- a few busy men & women to mentor our youth during the youth Short Term Mission Program in Philippi WV.

Martin Patch is looking for busy men and women because they are good time managers.

For example, you leave after work on Friday July 19 and arrive late. We’ll leave the light on for you!!!

You work Saturday July 20, go to church with the youth Sunday and return Sunday afternoon. Any other combination of days will be a welcome contribution and blessing to the youth program.

We encourage you to be an encourager.
May the Lord bless your decision.
Military Ministry
Pender is collecting hand knitted and crocheted hats and scarves for our troops serving overseas. Stop by the Sign-Up Center in the church lobby for pattern ideas, color preferences and answers to frequently asked questions.
Church Cleanup
Reliable Hauling will be at Pender to haul away anything we want to throw out on August 7th. This is for items currently at Pender.

Tags (yellow for things to go, WHITE ones for things to stay) are available in the narthex.

Anything UNTAGGED is an automatic go!
You're Invited July 28 at 2:00 pm!
The Arlington District invites all Clergy and Laity to a service celebrating the appointment of Rev. Dr. Sarah L. K. Calvert as the Arlington District Superintendent.

Sarah is a United Methodist elder in her fifth year serving the Arlington and Alexandria districts as the Bi-District Coordinator for Church Revitalization and Leadership Development. She is excited to be taking on a role she has watched Cathy Abbott and Jeff Mickle “do wonderfully well for the last five years.”
New Studies
9:30am Cornerstone Sunday School Class
On June 30th, Cornerstone (Room 215) began a 7-week DVD Series, “Heaven” based on the book by Randy Alcorn.
Brown Bag Lunch Study
A brown bag lunch study began on Wednesday, July 10, from noon to 1:30/2pm. The study is the perfect combo of Bible and book study :
Leaders With a Heart for Children
Please join us this summer in an opportunity to lead our children. One of the most important things we do is raise our children for Christ, so thank you for being a part of this wonderful ministry! 
 
* Sunday School: During the summer we have two classes: 3-5 year olds in one room and 1-6 graders in another room. Sign up online to help with Children’s Sunday School at   http://pender.church/sundayschool
 
* Children’s Church and Nursery: Sign up online to help with Children’s Church or in the nursery:    http://pender.church/nursery
 
According to our child protection policy, we should have two non-related adults in each classroom so if two family members are able to lead it would be great if one could be in each classroom.
Annual Backpack Donation Program
Pender is partnering with Western Fairfax Christian Ministries to provide larger sized backpacks for 50 needy students who will be attending Chantilly High School in the fall. WFCM's Annual Backpack Program helps provide backpacks to 1700 students in 24 elementary, middle, and high schools in Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton and Fairfax.
Philippi Mission Trip
If you are a teenager or an adult and are interested in going on the annual mission trip to Philippi, WV, July 19th-27th, please contact Martin Patch.
WFCM


Western Fairfax Christian Ministries ("WFCM") Current Request for Donations

Spaghetti Sauce, pasta and boxed mashed potatoes.

All donations may be left in the blue grocery cart located in the Church Lobby. 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.
Save the Date
July 19 - Philippi Mission Trip
July 28 - Juvenile Detention Center Worship
August 4 - One Worship Service at 10am in the Sanctuary
August 4 - Family Potluck and Game Night
August 25 - Juvenile Detention Center Worship
September 1 - One Worship Service at 10am in the Sanctuary
November 2 - Charge Conference, 10-Noon, at Crossroads UMC