Pender UMC One Combined Worship on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 10:00 am

The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Bruce Johnson will preach on "The Healing Kingdom" based on 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 and Mark 5:1-20

Our worship this week will conclude with a service of healing. Following the sermon, all interested persons will be invited to gather at or near the altar for special prayer and anointing with oil.

Hymns are provided for congregants who remain and are praying along with those who come forward. We will conclude with a closing prayer and hymn before dismissal.

Join us live at Pender UMC
12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA US 22033

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There will be one Combined Service on June 23, 2024 at 10:00 am

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The Next Contemporary Worship will be July 7, 2024 at 11:15 am

Latest Sermon


"The Baptized Life" - Common Ground Contemporary

June 16, 2024
by Pastor Bruce Johnson

Pastor Bruce Johnson delivered an inspiring message titled “The Baptized Life.” This sermon, based on 2 Corinthians 5:6-11, 14-17 and Mark 4:26-34, explored the profound meaning of baptism and its significance in our daily lives.

Sermon Archive

General Conference Webinar:

The Virginia Conference hosted a post-General Conference Zoom webinar on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. The panel included Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson; Rev. Lindsey Baynham Freeman, head of the Virginia delegation; and delegates Rev. Mark Ogren, Marshall Bailey, and Rev. Dr. Jonathan Page. The webinar was recorded for later viewing.

More about General Conference here.

Sunday School Classes
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Time: Every Sunday, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: On Zoom and In Person

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Adult Sunday School Classes

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Opportunities to Serve

JDC (Juvenile Detention Center)

Wanted: Volunteers to attend Pender's monthly church service at the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center. Our next date will be June 23rd..

We meet at the jail at 12:30p, and are out by 2:00p.

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.

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Rest Stop

Items can be left in the blue bin or in the church office labeled "Rest Stop".

Items often needed are: 16 oz water bottles (They do not use the 4oz ones) and energy/protein drinks.

They also enjoy individual size bags of potato chips, jerky, cookies and nuts.

WFCM Current Needs

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM)

WFCM has been providing food and services to the community for 37 years! Pender was one of the twelve founding churches that set the path and began the journey. Becky Bryan is our current liaison with WFCM. Please contact her with any questions.

In April more than 700 families were provided groceries from the Food Pantries, a 48% increase over April of 2023! Serving more families means we have a greater opportunity to make an impact with our donations.

There are multiple ways you can support this community ministry. The ways we hear of most often are donations of goods or money. Another way to participate is through volunteering of time to work in the Food Pantry. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the WFCM office or Becky Bryan.

Financial donations to be used to stock the Food Pantry can be made to Pender to be forwarded to WFCM. In a recent newsletter, WFCM explained that, because of the savings that flow out of bulk purchases, a donation of $100 is used to purchase the equivalent of $600 of food.

For donations of food and toiletry items, you may leave your gifts in the grocery cart located by Pender’s front doors. OR, you can order from Amazon for direct delivery to WFCM at 4511 Daly Drive, Suite J, Chantilly, VA 20151.

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