Join us for a special Sunday service on December 3 as we celebrate the First Sunday in Advent. Experience an uplifting sermon by Pastor Bruce Johnson titled 'Where the Good News Begins'. Immerse yourself in the profound wisdom of our readings, Isaiah 64:1-9 and Mark 13:24-37, and discover the depths of their messages. Don't miss this opportunity to start the Advent season with inspiration and reflection!
Advent, derived from the Latin word "adventus" meaning "coming" or "visit," is a season imbued with anticipation and reflection, marking the commencement of the Christian liturgical year. Spanning four Sundays leading up to Christmas and culminating on Christmas Eve, Advent is a time of spiritual preparation, where Christians across the world ready their hearts for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
This season is a journey through time—honoring the deep yearning of Jews for a Messiah and our own profound need for forgiveness, salvation, and a fresh start. Advent is a duality of celebration: it commemorates the historical birth of Jesus in a modest Bethlehem stable while simultaneously looking forward to the second coming of Christ, fulfilling the promises of the first.
Sunday, November 26, 2023 Pender celebrated Christ the King Sunday Service, a day dedicated to sovereignty and scripture. Pastor Bruce Johnson led the congregation with a thought-provoking sermon titled "Witnesses Unaware."
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: Rice (through 12/7/2023)
JDC (Juvenile Detention Center)
Wanted: Volunteers to attend Pender's monthly church service at the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center. Our next date is January 6. 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.