Worship Styles

At 9:00 am, Pender offers a traditional/blended worship service.  The service includes traditional music as well as some praise music.

You’ll find a variety of musical groups participating in these worship services, ranging from children, youth and adults, to vocal, flute and bell choirs.

At Pender’s traditional/blended service, you get the best of both worlds!  We celebrate the traditions of our faith at these services with the scriptures, the creeds of the church, the symbols of our faith and a word from the Bible that applies spiritual principles to everyday life.

Holy Communion is shared the first Sunday of every month.  Come and join us

Read the Sunday Bulletin for more information.


Welcome to Common Ground, Sundays at 11:15 am

Not everyone is cut out for the same worship style.

Common Ground is Pender UMC's contemporary worship experience led by our worship leader and a rock-style worship band. You'll find worship to be more interactive and energetic, and you'll hear messages that are relevant to everyday life.

Young children are more than welcome! We have a play area within our worship space set aside just for them, or they can enjoy our awesome Sunday school program. We also have paid staff nursery care available for our littlest ones.

You will leave feeling closer to Jesus, challenged and more prepared to serve Him, and warmed by a relationship in a genuine community of Christ-followers. We hope to see you soon! 

Read the Sunday Bulletin for more information.



Pender United Methodist Church has made a commitment to be an Accessible Congregation, as part of the National Organization on Disability campaign of the same name.  We proudly display their logo -- a wheelchair user surrounded by a heart -- to show that as a congregation, we strive to provide physical access and also open our hearts and minds to people with all types of disabilities.

Some of the ways we do this include:

  • Automatic doors at the front entrance (for security reasons, these doors are functional during certain times only, including worship and meeting times)
  • Large-print hymnals available upon request
  • Hearing assistance devices available during worship
  • Pews with space available to accommodate wheelchairs

Join us on a transformative spiritual journey this third Sunday of Easter, April 14, 2024, at Pender UMC. Carol-Anne Kay, a dedicated Lay Leader and our esteemed Guest Speaker, will guide us through a poignant exploration titled "Suffering through the lens of the Cross and the Resurrection." This timely message, grounded in the profound truths of Romans 5:1-5 and the narrative journey of Luke 22-24, promises to deepen our understanding of suffering in light of Christ's ultimate sacrifice and triumphant resurrection.

Engage with us as we delve into the complexities of human hardship, framed by the hope and victory that Easter embodies. Carol-Anne's insights will shed new light on how our trials can lead to perseverance, character, and a hope that does not disappoint, because of the love God has poured out into our hearts.

This service is an invitation to all seeking solace, strength, and a renewed sense of purpose through the transformative power of the Easter story. Whether you're facing challenges or walking alongside others in their struggles, this message is for you.

Don't forget to subscribe to our channel and turn on notifications so you won't miss out on this enriching experience. We're looking forward to welcoming you to this service of reflection, encouragement, and community fellowship. Join us as we continue to witness the unfolding grace that each new Sunday in Easter brings.

Read the Bulletin for more information.

All of Pender's services are streamed live and in person.

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


Do you need Closed Captioning/Subtitles?
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The Next Traditional Service will be April 14, 2024 at 9:00 am


Do you need Closed Captioning/Subtitles?
You do not need to be a Facebook member to watch the Contemporary Worship here.

The Next Contemporary Worship will be April 14, 2024 at 11:15 am