Loving Our Neighbors
Pender believes that we should lead by example and bring someone to Christ through our actions each and every day. We realize that this is our most important outreach and we shall continue to pray for guidance to help others in need, whatever those outreach needs may be. Thanksgiving Baskets and December Baskets/ Christmas Baskets. The ingredients for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets are purchased and delivered by Pender members to Fairfax County families in need. The families are chosen from Our Daily Bread, a Fairfax County social services organization that works with local school children.
Pender Outreach Center and Grace Ministries
The Aram Kalaydjian Outreach Center - located in the back parking lot of the church - loves to help people. Partnering with Fairfax County, our Outreach Center has been expanding and is an excellent clothing and furniture ministry thanks to several devoted volunteers who work at the Outreach Center on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
If you are working with a social worker and you bring a note from the social worker with contact information, we may be able to help you with some furniture items or clothing items free of charge.
To contact the Outreach Center, send an email.
Here now! The Pender ReGift Thrift Store.
We are also feeling the need to be a bilingual center and we are interested in local outreach to our community.
We are becoming more familiar and have been volunteering with an organization, Grace Ministries, in Arlington, VA. Grace Ministries has a food and clothing distribution program on the third Saturday of each month and is a bilingual English/Spanish center.
Grace Ministries is interested in expanding their ability to offer medical care, books, and educational programs.
Cell Phone Donations
We have an ongoing program for pre-owned cell phones to be donated to the Fairfax County Police Department. The phones are reprogrammed and donated to women to use for emergency use.
The eyeglass donation program is an ongoing program for slightly used eyeglasses. The eyeglasses are then donated to Glasses for the Masses.