Pender VBS (Vacation Bible School) Registration is Open.

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Pender VBS will run from July 9-13, 9 am to noon.

Grab your superhero cape and jump into the action during Pender VBS 2018!  This summer’s group of heroes will learn the five pillars discovering their strength in God:
  • Heart
  • Courage
  • Hope
  • Power, and
  • Wisdom
So suit up and head down to Hero Central at Pender UMC from July 9-13!

The final program will be Friday July 13 at 11:30 am.

Register here.

 

 

No School Today

All Fairfax County public schools and offices will be closed today, Friday March 2.

All Fairfax County public schools and offices will be closed today March 2, 2018 (Condition 1) due to dangerous high winds. The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:

  • extracurricular activities
  • interscholastic contests
  • team practices
  • field trips
  • middle school after-school programs
  • professional learning and training courses
  • adult and community education classes
  • recreation programs and community use by outside groups not affiliated with FCPS

School age child care (SACC) centers are closed.

And the power situation at the O’Connor Music Studio this morning.  The orange area has no power.

 

There MAY be piano lessons this afternoon.  I’ll keep in touch 🙂

 

Free Concert!

Join the community at Pender UMC for this anticipated worship concert. Brothers McClurg is a southern folk style group whose legacy spans three generations and has a rich heritage of serving the local church.

“Our goal is to rally the church to action, loving one another and also loving the ‘unlovely’ and replicating this passion in every city and community we encounter.”

Admission: Free with a non-perishable food item donation to Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

January 28 at 7:00PM

Pender United Methodist Church
12401 Alder Woods Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
Tel: 703.278.8023

Carols, Cookies, and Coffee

 

The Pender Music Ministry presents its Annual Christmas Handbell Concert Sunday, December 10 at 4:30 PM

It’s an amazing handbell concert with a lot of carols mixed in!

As always, Mrs. O’Connor will be playing bass bells.

Come see and hear an amazing handbell concert with lots of carols mixed in – and plenty of yummy cookies.

The Gingerbread Houses will be on display after the concert for voting. Be sure to cast your ballot!

Pender United Methodist is about 5 minutes from the O’Connor Music Studio at

12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033

Christmas Cantata Tomorrow!

 

“The Mystery and the Majesty”
Let’s get in the Christmas spirit together this Sunday, December 3rd, at our 8:15, 9:30 or 11:00 am Service.
Our amazing Sanctuary Choir (MrsO sings in it!) and Orchestra will present a Cantata by Joseph M. Martin entitled “The Mystery and the Majesty.”

From jubilant glorias to gentle manger lullabies, this inspirational cantata celebrates the wonder and splendor of Christmas. Traditional carols and newly composed seasonal anthems blend with thoughtful narration to help create a meaningful experience.

At PenderUMC, 5 minutes from the O’Connor Music Studio

12401 Alder Woods Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033

 

Want to Sing Contemporary Christian music?

 

My church, Pender United Methodist (about 7 minutes from the OCMS on route 50), has just announced that they’re forming a new choir for contemporary Christian music.

  • Choir members will be given sheet music and an audio file containing a performance of the song that is part-predominant (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). You will be able to listen to all voices, but your voice part will be louder above the others. Not sure of your voice part? We can perform a voice test to determine your range!
  • We will rehearse with the Common Ground band for the two Wednesday evenings prior to the Sunday worship date. Rehearsals will be Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm and should last no longer than ½ hour.

Learn more about this exciting new opportunity at http://www.penderumc.org/cg-choir

TONIGHT! Fun Local Event!

Invite your friends & neighbors!

Food Trucks, live entertainment, moon bounces, obstacle course, glow-in-the dark sports games, balloon sculptures, face painting, glitter tattoos…and more!

About 1 mile from the O’Connor Music Studio, off route 50 at 12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033

Invite your friends and neighbors! We’re going to have a blast! And as part of this fun evening, we’re having a Pender’s Got Talent Show  (similar to “America’s Got Talent” Show but with Pender’s very own judges and MC!)