Congregational Care is an extension of the care given by the pastorate. It is caring, nurturing, and ministering in a personal way – Pender UMC church family serving Pender UMC church family. We write cards and notes, make phone calls, arrange special care for certain needs and are available to reach out where needed. We send Christmas & Easter baskets to shut-ins and cards to those too far away to send baskets. Through Martha’s Table, a special group organized within Pender UMC, we plan, prepare and serve funeral meals at the church and provide meals to those with special needs such as new parents or members who have just had surgery. Most importantly, we try to care for and be interested in those who may require a special touch of Jesus’ love.