Summer Camp Opportunity



Prepare to embark on an adventure like no other, scouring the mysterious fathoms of the deep sea. Thrilling discoveries await just beyond the portholes of your submarine. Things look very different once you get below the surface – and that’s true for life above the surface, too.

As kids submerge themselves in God’s Word, they will discover that Jesus saw people differently. He didn’t just see what’s on the outside; He saw who people were down deep.

As kids learn to see themselves and others as Jesus sees them, they can realize that everyone needs a Savior – even those who look like they have it all together. A relationship with Jesus Christ changes everything! All you have to do is dive in!

Kids will rotate through music, recreation, snack, crafts and storytelling!

  • Registration is open online now! 
  • Please fill out a separate form for each child.
  • There is a total limit of 250 children.
  • The charge will be $30 per child and $60 max per family.
    NOTE:  Be sure to check the box that asks if you are registering 3 or more siblings to get a refund (Are you registering 3 or more siblings (brothers or sisters)?)



  • July 11-15, 9:00 to 12:00 each day at Pender UMC, 12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Music Camp will be from 12:30-3:30 the same dates.  Registration information coming soon.
  • Kids age 3 through 6th grade are welcome – note all children must be potty trained, teachers will NOT change diapers

.Please contact Jami Flemmons or Ann Hines if you have questions or want to volunteer.

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Pender’s annual summer Music Camp will be held on July 6-10 from 12:30pm-3:30pm. Our theme this year is “The Amazing Grace Race.” Children in rising 2nd through rising 6th grade are invited to participate. Rising 7-12th graders who are interested in volunteering can also sign up online through the Pender UMC website.

The cost is $25 per child, $50 per family (siblings only).

If you have any questions about Music Camp, please contact Theresa Carpenter or Nicole Parrish.

Man in his 90s keeps playing piano for fellow patients in Salt Lake City

A piano sits in the middle of the University of Utah’s Hospital lobby in Salt Lake City, and an elderly patient regularly volunteers his musical talents to help his fellow patients feel a bit better.

“I’m just part of the volunteer system that makes this hospital a little more homelike, a little more like somewhere you feel good about being,” said Ed Lueders, a volunteer pianist at the hospital.

Ed Lueders is 91, and he has been playing and writing music his whole life. Now, he’s not only a patient at the hospital, but also a volunteer. He serves as pianist twice a week.

“To be one of the volunteers who helps people in their extremity, whatever their difficulty may be, it’s something that I can kind of share and feel sympathetic and empathetic about with my music,” Lueder said.

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