Sunday, June 7, 2020

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, Pastor Marg will preach on Putting God First
based on Exodus 20:1-6.

If you know someone unable to watch or listen to this service on a computer or device, they may use any phone to listen at 1-571-200-7103.

Each Sunday service is available for about a week, then the latest takes its place.

Watch the 9:00 Traditional Service

Watch the 11:15 am Common Ground Contemporary Service

Sunday is also Senior Sunday

Pender Class of 2020

Please join us in celebrating the class of 2020.  

How YOU can help us celebrate: 


Join us in worship this Sunday,  June 7th as the seniors will be individually recognized in a formal slide show during worship, as well as a candid slide show to wrap up worship.  

CARDS - Shower of LOVE

We’d love to gather TONS of cards showing these graduates our love and God’s love are here to celebrate with them and support them in their next steps!  Cards may be personal, or simply celebratory and supportive.  We will deliver for you! 

Don’t have cards? Click HERE to get e-cards.  Please ignore the ads on the page, but this site does allow free e-cards that can easily be made printable for us. 

Please consider sending individualized cards to those you know so it is personal.  If you send one generic card, we will print a copy for each graduate.  Please send ALL e-cards to   We will print them and deliver them for you. 

Physical cards will be collected in the labeled Tupperware outside Pender’s front door. 

Please write to as many of our graduates as you can!  We are hoping to SHOWER them with the LOVE of PENDER and the LOVE of GOD.

All cards need to be collected by Friday, June 12th.  


We will have a parade on Sunday, June 14th @ 12 NOON.  It will be similar to the confirmation parade.  The graduates that are able to attend will spread out around the front of the church. 

Please decorate your car with congratulations signs/ balloons/ streamers, come by honk & yell and share your joy with these amazing young people! 

Our Graduates:


High School

Future Plans


Kathryn Bell


James Madison University (psychology)

Will & Darlene Bell

Robert Carnahan


Advanced Technical institute- welding trade school

Rob & Merri Carnahan

Colin Hines


UNC Wilmington (marine biology)

Tony & Ann Hines

Sarah Katherine Hugo


James Madison University (nursing)

Doug & Laura Hugo

Dylan Jewell


Lynchburg University (psychology & counseling)

Dawn & Jason Jewell

Sally Lyberger (grandmother)

Meghan Kelly


Towson University (nursing)

Rich Kelly & Anne-Marie Bardzilowski-Kelly

Jack Kinerney


Muhlenberg College (business management)

Butch & Meredith Kinerney

Jacey Lanier


Shenandoah University (nursing)

JD & Stacey Lanier

Shane McConaghie


Virginia Tech

Amy and Scott McConaghie

Janet McConaghie (grandmother)

Jeswin Meslie


Georgia Tech (neuroscience)

Jean & Anita Meslie

Patrick Mountcastle


Virginia Tech (engineering)

David & Courtney Mountcastle

Zach Petty


Ohio State University (systems engineering)

Lee & Beth Petty

Erin Sample


Christopher Newport University (psychology)

Steve & Krissy Sample

Rosemary Thompson


Virginia Tech (chemistry)

Paul & Jill Thompson

John Tucker


Christopher Newport University (psychology & presidential leadership program)

Ed & Sandy Tucker

Rajay Virdi


George Mason University (computer science)

Boota & Katherine Virdi


College Grads: 




Future Plans


Gabrielle Bryda

B.S. Computational & Systems Neuroscience and B.A. Economics

Virginia Tech

Consulting job

Lisa Kelly & Tony Bryda

Shannon Dunn

Chemical Engineering

Auburn University

Bernie and Linda Dunn

John and Barb Hefferan

Heather Eckstein

Master’s degree in Maternal- Child Health Systems

Bastyr University

Pre-med school 

Sue and Tom Pierce

Bethany Hugo

Master of Arts in Teaching: Concentration in Elementary Education (Prek-6)

James Madison University

Teaching at Fairview Elementary School in Fairfax County (either grade 4, 5, or 6)

Doug & Laura Hugo

Stephen Moxley

B.A. in Professional and Technical Writing

Virginia Tech

Working in the IT department at Virginia Tech and at a local craft brewery.

Richard & Cheryl Moxley

Raymond Pandley II

BS Degree in Health Sciences

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

Youth Director @ Pender UMC!

Raymond & Tracie Pandley

Sarah Petty

Masters in Elementary Education

University of Mary Washington

Teach at Kings Glen Elementary School

Lee & Beth Petty

Kaitlin Sanata

BS in Psychology and BS in Criminology

Christopher Newport University

Staff with CRU (a campus ministry)

Cathy and Gary Sanata

Kyle Skiffington

BS in Mechanical Engineering (VT) AND BS in Physics (Radford)

Virginia Tech and Radford University

Micron Technology  (Manassas)

Cathleen and Steve Dockweiler and Dave and Patty Skiffington


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Four Week Study on the LGBTQ
and the Issues before the United Methodist Church

Pender is holding a 4-week study on the issues facing the United Methodist Church around LGBTQ inclusion.  From the survey conducted by Just Peace and our team and from the on-going affinity group discussions, the congregation has expressed an interest in such a study.  This will be done via zoom.  The audio can also be accessed through phone. 

We are hoping for a large group so will likely ask everyone to be on mute and raise their questions or make their comments in the chat section.  Our presenter will refer to those and include as much as time allows. 

From Week One:

Or view the Powerpoint at your own pace:

Use this link. Topic: Study on UMC and LGBTQ

Time: Jun 10, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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