Pender is an open and welcoming church. We accept and embrace all persons, period. All people are blessed children of God. Pender is a caring and praying church community; we believe as Christians that we are called to follow and practice the ways of Jesus Christ, who is our ever present and living God.

Our mission is to practice and embrace, providing unconditional love and acceptance of all of God's children as He loves and accepts all of us. We do not discriminate based on age, mental, physical, or intellectual ability, culture, gender, race, religious belief or unbelief, or sexual orientation.

Our Vision Statement

By following Jesus and reaching out to others, we seek God's transformation of ourselves and our world.

At Pender UMC, we’re passionate about loving our neighbors, locally and worldwide. Join us as together we follow Jesus, reach out to others in our community, and seek God’s transformation of ourselves and our world.

We are the church. Together. Let’s#BeUMC

Each of us made a choice to be United Methodist, to #BeUMC. In doing so, we connected with others around the world who are also called to share God’s love and put their beliefs into action. We are the church. Together.

Watch this video to be reminded of why you chose to #BeUMC and to see how you are a vital part of The United Methodist Church’s continuing mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

00:00 We all chose to #BeUMC
00:19 Together, we’re making a difference
01:08 Together, we’re transforming the world
01:36 We are the people of God

Council of Bishops: A message on the narrative of The United Methodist Church

At its Fall 2021 meeting, the United Methodist Council of Bishops cast a vision for a more inclusive denomination. That statement, "A Narrative for the Continuing United Methodist Church," was adopted by a majority of the group and reads in part: “We cannot be a traditional church or a progressive church or a centrist church. We cannot be a gay or straight church." In this video, members of the council reflect on that narrative.

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