Pender Lead Pastor Will White preached on “He Breathed on Them” based on Scriptures John 20:19-23 and Acts 2:1-21. “He Breathed on Them” is from the series When God Came Down Like Fire.
Pentecost calls for celebration, for signs and symbols of a God who pushes through, who rushes in when it seems all is lost. The traditional wind symbols – like balloons and kites and streamers – can be powerful reminders of movement and of an irresistible force and presence. The traditional color red reminds us of the flame and the passion of the one who calls and transforms us. Fire is also a great reminder of the power of the presence and speaks as well of the danger inherent in an encounter with the Spirit. Pentecost is traditionally full of sound and movement and song and joy. Many look forward to this exuberance and outpouring of laughter and celebration as the community gives thanks for the gifts of individuals and of the body as a whole.
Items can be left in the blue bin or in the church office labeled "rest stop".
Items often needed are: full size water bottles (They do not use the 4oz ones), seltzers, energy drinks, Aspire, Gatorade and Propel.
Old Fashioned Pounding
As we prepare for the arrival of Pastor Bruce, we want to “pound” him with items to fill up his pantry.
Please bring items such as rice, pasta, spaghetti sauce, soup, canned fruit and any other non-perishable food items. Cleaning supplies can also be included. Gift cards to local grocery stores and local restaurants are also welcomed. Pastor Bruce likes Thai food and does not like mayo. Items can be left on the table outside the Gathering Space, near the stairs.
Please bring any items by Sunday, June 25. Questions, please contact Iris Salcewicz.>
WFCM Food Pantry Donations
All donations of food and toiletries are welcomed and needed. Leave items in the Western Fairfax Christian Ministries blue cart outside Pender's main door.
Item of the Week: Black Beans and Garbanzo Beans(through 6/1/2023)
Technical and Creative Team
We work together for sound, lights, recording, computer graphics, and motion video. We need to grow our AV team!
Have you ever wondered how Pender Church produces our online live streaming services? Who runs the soundboard, slideshow, and camera, and what are their responsibilities?
If you are curious or interested in volunteering to help with the online production of our church services, please let us know! Teens welcome.
JDC (Juvenile Detention Center)
Wanted: Volunteers to attend Pender's monthly church service at the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center. Our next date is June 25. We meet at the jail at 1:15p, and are out by 2:35p. Our ministry at the jail is growing, and the young people thirst for the water of life because of their circumstances. It is easy fishin' as they already stepped out of their cell to come to church. It is a showing up thing. That's all you need to do... show up. Contact Arlet if interested.