Places for You and Your Family
Pender loves all ages, and there is a place for you - and there's a place where God needs you.
For a more comprehensive list of Pender Ministries and groupings, please go here.
Many of our “family ministries” events are all about helping us gather to build friendships – over a larger dinner together. Some favorite highlights include “Dinner and a Movie Nights,” “Potlucks,” “Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races,” “Church Picnic,” and “Summer Water Fun.”
A major emphasis at Pender is what we call “Small Groups.” It’s the perfect way to get to know others on a deeper level over time and there are many to select from. “Small Groups” are not the same as “Bible Study” but they could be. Each group meets for differing purposes from hanging out together to supporting one another to praying together to studying a topic to an actual Bible Study. What’s even better than that? Want to find a new group - send us an email here!
Children have multiple selections to enjoy, from Preschool to music and learning. We can't say enough about our competent and loving childcare staff. The nursery and Sunday School areas are located in the downstairs portion of our church building.
Teenagers will want to meet Tim Lyberger, our youth staff and amazingly talented person. Tim brings warmth and enthusiasm for Christ that catches fire in our teens. Talk with him about the many interesting ways our youth gather and serve.
Both the Women’s and Men’s Ministries sponsor ongoing groups, service projects, gatherings, and annual retreats. The Women’s Retreat is usually in the Fall and the Men’s Retreat is in the Winter. Both afford opportunities to spend time getting to know other people!
You may have heard about our wonderful Outreach Center! This Center collects clothing and furniture articles to sell as a fundraiser for assistance funds. As people who need these items but can't afford them approach the church for help, we are also able to offer them help in different ways. Our Outreach Center is open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings, 10 am - 11:30 am.
Find a small group! From book clubs to bible studies "small groups" are available at Pender UMC. Contact our Small Group Ministry team and they'll be happy to help you find a group that meets your spiritual needs and interests.