Thanks for joining us here at Pendleton Center United Methodist Church! We hope that through visiting here, you will get to know us a little better: who we are, what we believe and our hope for you. Maybe you would consider yourself a follower of Christ, or maybe you're new to the idea of church and God and are still trying to decide how these things might fit into your life. No matter where you fall, we're glad that you're here!
What time does service begin?
Service times are Saturday at 5:00 PM, and Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15 AM.
Where are we located?
We are located at 6864 Campbell Boulevard (at Bear Ridge Road) in the town of Pendleton.
Where do I go when I arrive?
We have a large parking area with plenty of handicap parking.
As you pull into the main entrance of Campbell Boulevard you will see three sets of doors. The door to the far right is the office/preschool entrance, the center doors lead into the Sanctuary, and the doors to the left lead into our Family Life Center where you will find the coffee pot on before, during, and after services. Make yourself at home!
If you have any questions prior to service, you can stop by our Welcome Desk right outside the Sanctuary entrance, where one of our greeters will be more than happy to help.
Where do my children go?
Children are always welcome in our worship service, but we know that it’s difficult for most children to focus during services, that’s why we offer Jr. Church during the service. If you would like your child to participate in Jr. Church, before going into the service, please bring your children (3 years old - 3rd grade) to the Ark for a worship service designed just for them. Children will be brought to the back of the Sanctuary before communion, during the sharing of the peace, for you to pick up.
What should I wear?
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others still prefer their "Sunday best," and that's fine too.
How long is service?
A normal service typically lasts just over 1 hour.
What is service like?
When you join us for a Sunday morning service, you can expect to hear the truth about who God is and what He wants for your life. Services are meant to feel relaxed and comfortable while we expect an exciting encounter with God! All ages are welcome in the service and we encourage a multi-generational community. We sing the old hymns and the new songs. You will hear the organ and guitars and drums. We also celebrate age-old traditions like the Lord’s Prayer and celebrating the sacraments of communion and baptism. The messages are designed to connect the Bible to our everyday life and will include film clips, stories, and dramatic elements to help us learn. It is the church at its best: both ancient and contemporary!
Where should I go when service is over?
If you're new to Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, we would love to have the opportunity to connect with you!
After service the best place to do that is over a cup of coffee in the Family Hall!
After the 9:00 AM service on Sundays, join us at 10:15 AM for Sunday Morning Adult Study & Fellowship in the Gym. Children can go to Sunday School in the Ark, and youth to Bible Study.
What are the office hours?
What do you believe?
As a Christian congregation, we believe God is revealed in the three persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that we should strive to experience God in all three ways.
We believe the Bible is the primary source of our faith, and that we understand the Bible using our minds, life experiences, the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the traditions of the church.
Our goal is to gather together the people God has given us responsibility for. This often includes people who don’t fit, or grow in other churches and need spiritual healing. We assume a value in all people. We strive to build a Christian community where Christian relationships grow.
We believe faith in God is supposed to be fun. Exciting, meaningful, enjoyable, and dynamic worship is important to us.
We work to bring God to people, our community, and the world through love in action by caring for others and offering help to those in need.