Audio/Visual Team

We need to grow our AV team of three!

Have you ever wondered how Pender Church produces our online live streaming services?

Who runs the soundboard, slideshow, and camera, and what are their responsibilities

If you are curious or interested in volunteering to help with the online production of our church services, please attend an introductory workshop on Sunday, May 24th, at 1:00 pm in the Pender sanctuary.

Teens are welcome!

Contact the AV Team

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I'm interested in helping with:

Please choose one or more.

Backpack Blessings

We are collecting food for an end of the school year Backpack Blessings bag to go to the GBE families in June. 

Please click the link to sign up to supply food

Sign up for as many items as you are able to supply, you do not need to supply the entire quantity of each item. 

Food is due at Pender by June 1, and can be dropped off in the collection bins outside the church front door. Staff will bring the donations inside. Or you can contact Ann Hines to arrange a porch pickup! 

We are also partnering with WFCM to supply 60 backpacks for next school year to students at GBE and Chantilly High School. 

We hope to order these backpacks in bulk online, since shopping can be difficult right now, and we anticipate that each backpack will cost approximately $25. 

If you would like to contribute to the purchase of the backpacks, please send a check made out to Pender UMW (with memo line: backpacks). 

Please contact Ann Hines, Jami Flemmons or Cheryl Moxley with questions! 


Thank you for assisting Pender in supporting the FACETS Hypothermia Homeless Shelter.  It is an opportunity to seve our neighbors in need, demonstrating God's grace through our actions.  The many Pender volunteers and donations make the week a success.  Our homeless neighbors greatly appreciate your time, resources and prayers.  Please sign up below as you feel called upon to serve.  

For 2021, FACETS is running Hypothermia differently due to the pandemic by housing the homeless in Tysons at the old Container Store on Route 7 instead of asking churches to provide overnight lodging.  Pender will be partnering with Fairfax Baptist Church in providing meals and donations for bus passes, gas cards and food gift cards for the week of March 14-21.  Pender will be doing the latter half of the week from Thursday til Sunday.

Facets is very specific on what is needed, so please pay close attention when signing up.  Also these needs vary from week to week, so this list maybe be updated often.  Especially with the regards to perishable items, which will be added closer to March 18th.  Please note that purchasing items in advance is only helpful if the expiration dates are 3/22/21 or after.  

Monetary donations can be made via check to "Pender UMC" with "Hypothermia" written in the memo line as well as online with the selection of "Hypothermia Fund"

All items can be left in the large bin labeled "Hypothermia Shelter" which is just outside the main entrance at Pender.  Please deliver your donations no later than March 13th.

Please contact Jim Salcewicz if you have any questions.

Thank you for your time, generosity and prayers.

Help with Hypothermia Items

Prayer Shawl Group Makes Face Masks

The face  masks for the doctors and nurses need to have:

  • option of using no elastic  (if you made them with elastic that's great too)
  • provide a comfortable pocket for the filter -  seam for this first patten doesn't hit the nose/mouth area
  • have an insert for a pipe cleaner or metal piece to close around the nose.

There are easier patterns out there but please do use ones with pocket open in the middle. Also use different pattern material for each side. But please do NOT make the ones with pocket opening in the middle of the inside for the filter. They are uncomfortable. The pattern Margie showed has the opening just below the chin.

To do this Margie includes two YouTube demonstrations.

The first one gives the basics (you can cut the pattern an inch bigger all around to fit a man).

The second one explains how to insert the pipe cleaner or metal nose piece.

Watch them both before you begin

You can drop off the masks in a plastic bag and leave on Margie Koller's front door step or contact the church to make other arrangements.  Text or call her that you are doing this so she knows to look out for you.

Be sure your hands are washed, work area clean, even wipe down your scissors and machine.

Thank you so much for helping out.

Stations of the Cross

Help and character portrayals needed for the nights of April 1 and April 2.

Take part in stations of the Cross