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* Please stand as you are able
Proclamation and Response
* Please stand as you are able
Songs of Praise
An Invitation to Discipleship
Our nursery is located downstairs in Room 105. We provide infants and toddlers (newborns through age 2) with a safe and caring Christian environment.
Hearing aids and large-print hymnals are available during the services. (See one of our ushers).
PENDER PRAYER TEAM: Send prayer requests via our website, Connection Card in the bulletin, or contact the Church Office. You can also text your prayer request to (833) 674-0619 or scan the QR code below:
To become a PRAYER WARRIOR, or if you wish to have a loved one who needs ongoing prayer listed in the bulletin, please contact the Church Office.
Pender supports 67 missionaries and cross-cultural workers worldwide.
For the month of September, please lift up our 10 Mission Teams serving in the USA: Laura Bowers (CRU, DMV), Warren & Joy George (Navigators, CA), Rev. Neal & Shirley Hicks (TMS Global, TN), Stephen & Meiyun Hoyle (COM, VA), Stephanie Mberego (Bridges Int'l, DMV), Andrew & Karlayne Powars (CRU, DC), Rev. Ruston & Donna Seaman (Peoples Chapel, WV), Joe & Laura Sullivan (COM, PA), Kathie Virunurm (CRU, DMV), Rick & Debbie Yorgey (Navigators, DC).
Please select "Faith Promise Missions" for online contributions or indicate in the memo line of your check. Pender supports 62 Missions Teams and Cross-cultural Workers worldwide. For more info, please contact Greg or Maya Berry at
Sign up to help at www.pender.church/signup
DO YOU HAVE THE GIFT OF HOSPITALITY & LOVE MEETING PEOPLE? Pender needs you! Help is needed during our 9am and 11:15am worship services. If you would like to be a Greeter or an Usher, please contact Glenn Lammi.
REACHING NEW PEOPLE Help your church grow! What does it mean to start thinking of “visitors” as being “guests”? Well, a visitor is someone who knocks on your door at night and you won’t let them in. A guest is someone you welcome! Pender is looking for some good men and women to help project Pender’s presence into the community for the sake of Jesus Christ. We want you to help us plan events and welcome guests! Contact Peter Andrews.
COMMON GROUND TEAM Common Ground worshippers, and band members, are invited to be a part of a team designed to help boost the Common Ground worship service. They are meeting with The Rev. Jim Chandler from 360 consulting. Garrett Armentrout is heading up this effort. If you would like to be a part of that, contact Garrett.
Support our First Responders– Help us restock our First Responders Rest Stop. The following donations are welcome: bottled water, energy drinks, vitamin water, snacks, frozen sandwiches, ice cream, candy, and cookies. Donations can be dropped off in the Church Office. Our officers continually let us know how blessed they are to have a safe place here at Pender! In turn, we are safer because of their presence!
Calling all Shepherds! If you like working with children (ages PreK - grade 6) and are willing to help distribute materials and assist children in the classroom, we'd love to have you join our Children's Sunday School team! Help our children feel God's love and the support/encouragement of our Pender family! (Sundays, 10:15 - 11am. Sign up for 1 week or 40!) Please contact Jane McKee.
Lectio Divina Prayer Group, Thursdays at 1:30-2:30pm. Lectio Divina, or “divine reading” is a traditional Christian practice that helps you dive deeply into a passage of scripture and see how God speaks to you. The group reads a Bible passage, reflects on the passage, responds to what God’s word is saying to us and meditate on the Bible passage. The group is meeting by Zoom. Please contact Carol-Anne Kaye for Zoom information.
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL at 10:15am - We meet in person! Any questions? Please speak with Miss Jane McKee!
Impact Youth Group (for all rising 7th-12th graders)
YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL meets every Sunday at 10:15am in person in the Youth Room.
THE COMMON GROUND BAND practices on Sunday afternoons from 12:30-2pm in the sanctuary.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING IN PERSON
Sunday Morning, 10:15 am, The Seekers Class meets in Room 216 Contact Stan Kurzeja.(Class begins at 10:15am.)
Connections Sunday School Class David Kinard facilitates a video/discussion.
As of August 31, 2023:
YTD actual revenue is $275,663
YTD actual expenses are $450,718.
On Sunday, October 1, 2023 Guest Preacher Beth Dougherty preached on "It Was the Best of Times" based on 1 Corinthians 1:18 and Psalm 66:16.
Although today is World Communion Sunday, we will celebrate when Pastor Bruce returns next Sunday.
Sunday will be the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.
We look forward to seeing you!
All of Pender's services are streamed live and in person.
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12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA US 22033
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Sunday School Classes
Sunday School for Everyone!
Time: Every Sunday, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Children's Sunday School
Time: Every Sunday, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Youth Sunday School Class
Time: Every Sunday, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Adult Sunday School Classes
Time: Every Sunday, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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: Rice (through 10/5/2023)
JDC (Juvenile Detention Center)
Wanted: Volunteers to attend Pender's monthly church service at the Fairfax Juvenile Detention Center. Our next date is October 22. 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.
Calling All Shepherds!
If you like working with children (ages PreK - grade 6) and are willing to help distribute materials and assist children in the classroom, we'd love to have you join our Children's Sunday School team!
Help our children to feel God's love and the support/encouragement of our Pender family! (Sundays, 10:15 - 11am. Sign up for 1 week or 40!) Please contact Jane McKee.
Candy and Snacks Needed
There are two bins in the narthex for the congregation to supply individually wrapped candy and snacks for the fall festival on October 21.
Fun with Music Donations
Jim and Roberta Pont will be offering Fun With Music again starting October 2. They could use a few more toys for children ages 0 to 5.
Also any children's books also for ages 0 to 5 that would be in good condition to give to the children on their birthday month. During their birthday month we sing Happy Birthday and the children get to pick a book to take home.
Please bring toys and books to Pender. Roberta has left a bin marked Fun With Music in the church office. Any questions? Please feel free to call or email Roberta Pont.
Help with Fall Festival
Please sign up to help using our SignUpGenius
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