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Helping Others

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done. -Proverbs 19:17

 

Feeding the Hungry

  • Feeding the Hungry in Buffalo: Pendleton Center Church prepares and serves a meal one Sunday per month in the Seneca Babcock area of Buffalo at Seneca Street United Methodist Church. Seneca Street United Methodist Church serves an urban-poor neighborhood with many single mothers and their children.
  • Feeding the Hungry in Niagara Falls: On the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays of each month Pendleton Center Church prepares and serves a free meal in the LaSalle area of Niagara Falls at First United Methodist Church. This inner-city church sits in a depressed residential and business area, that once boomed with Niagara Falls Industry. Now home to the elderly and lower-income persons, the outreach opportunities for the church are great.
  • Food Pantry: Pendleton Center Church maintains a collection bin for non-perishable foods for the Pendleton Food Pantry, which serves the Pendleton Community.
  • 30 Hour Famine: Youth receive sponsors and participate in 30 hours of fasting while learning about world hunger. Funds collected go to World Vision to feed starving children around the world. For more information contact Adrienne Demmin at adriennedemmin@pcumc.org.
  • Thanksgiving Baskets: At Thanksgiving, we distribute hundreds of baskets of food for those who would otherwise do without. For more information contact Gidget Meland at gidgetmeland@pcumc.org.

 

Meeting the Needs

  • Inside Out Ministry: Pendleton Center Church collects gently used and new furniture and household items and stores them until a call comes in from an individual or family in need. Items are then delivered to the individual or family home. For more information contact Gidget Meland at gidgetmeland@pcumc.org.
  • Veterans Ministry: Various items are collected throughout the year for veterans in the Post-Traumatic Stress Ward at the Veterans Hospital.
  • Nicaragua Mission: A wide variety of items are collected throughout the year and delivered to Nicaragua.
  • Youth Mission Trip: Teens go on a week-long trip to do hands-on work on homes in impoverished areas.
  • Operation Christmas Child: We send toys and essentials to children all over the world all wrapped up in a shoebox.
  • Angel Tree: Providing Christmas gifts to children in need within our own congregation, the inner city and through referrals at Christmas time.
  • Children’s Christian Education Mission Projects: Our Christian Education Program for children works on two to three mission projects each school year.

 

For more information, contact us at theoffice@pcumc.org or (716) 625-8306.