What do we 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.
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Photo from the church’s centennial celebration
The final service in this church building was held November 16, 1969
The church now known as Pendleton Center United Methodist Church got its start in the early 1800s as the First Methodist Episcopal Church, with a gathering of a few families that met in each other’s homes to study the Bible and worship God. The congregation grew large enough, and on April 12, 1851, agreed to build their first church building. The property was located on Bear Ridge Road.
In the ensuing years, the congregation continued to grow into the largest United Methodist Church in the area. As the ministries expanded, it became apparent the congregation needed more room for the varied ministries of the church. In 2006 grand opening was held for a new Family Life Center adding space for ministries from music to movies, art to adult Bible studies, dancing to dining and people ages one to one-hundred!
While many things have changed over the years, Pendleton Center Church is still, in many ways, like a small country church. We still have church dinners and small groups; we care about each other and want everyone to feel like they belong.
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