Pendleton Center United Methodist Church

Connecting people with Christ

We’re like other churches, but different!

Welcome! In many ways the Pendleton Center United Methodist Church is like other churches. We worship God, celebrate sacraments, and have Christian Education for our children. In some ways we are different. Our congregation is larger and younger than most churches. This allows us to offer activities, programs, and possibilities not found in many congregations. The most significant difference is our commitment to help heal spiritually broken people. Many of our people have been away from church for a long time when they start coming to church. The Pendleton Center UMC provides a safe, welcoming environment for people to explore a relationship with God from wherever they are on their spiritual journey.

You are invited to join us in seeking God’s transforming power in your life, and the lives of those you love.

Pastor Tom

I'm New What We Believe

Weekend Schedule

Saturday - 5pm
Sunday - 9 & 11:15am

Sunday School for all ages
Sunday - 10:15am

More Worship

Prayer Service
6pm on the first Monday of the month

The Gathering Service
6:30pm on the third Sunday of the month

Latest Service

Jesus' Transfiguration
Matthew 17:1-13
March 24, 2019 - Pastor Tom Kraft

Latest Blog Post

Why ashes? Connecting to who we are and who we can be.
March 6, 2019 - Joe Iovino

PCUMC Connect - Learn About PCUMC

Posted on: March 24, 2019

Whether you are new to PCUMC or have been with us for a while, if you want to learn more about the church ministries, then join Pastor Sherry, Lori Jagow, and our laity for a time of gathering, sharing, and connecting. Contact Lori Jagow at if you would like to attend.

You're invited on Sunday, April 7 at 10:15 AM.


Pastoral Counseling

Posted on: March 20, 2019

Family problems, relationships, and the storms of life can sometimes threaten to consume us. Counseling can help reduce stress so that you see God’s bigger plan for your life as you pass through the storm.

For more information specifically about how counseling can help or to set up an appointment, contact Pastoral Counselor, Lori Jagow at Fees are based on a sliding scale according to income to make counseling affordable to all.


Christ’s Healing Hands Ministry

Posted on: March 18, 2019

Christ’s Healing Hands is an opportunity for PCUMC medical personnel to share their healing gift while providing the healing of Christ's love and helping to promote the physical well being of those who attend PCUMC.

Join us on Monday, March 25 at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

We are working on ways to help keep our congregation healthy and well by organizing a health fair, plus acquiring additional first aid kits and an AED for our…


Feeding The Homeless On March 23

Posted on: March 16, 2019

For our next time out serving the homeless and hungry on the street downtown Buffalo, we are looking for donations of spaghetti sauce, frozen meatballs, brownie mix, bread, and butter. Donations, labeled and dropped off in the food donation collection center, need to be at church by Friday, March 22. Prayers are always welcomed too!

Want to help prepare and serve? Come to the PCUMC kitchen at 3 PM on Saturday, March 23 to help prep and package meals.…


March Parents' Night Out

Posted on: March 14, 2019

Make some time for yourself, and help support the Hot Chocolate with God program at church.

We will hold a fundraiser by babysitting your children (1-year-old to 6th grade) on Saturday, March 23 from 4:00-9:00 PM. Bring your kids to church for a fun-filled night of crafts, games, dancing activities, and a movie! The cost is $4 per child/hour. Please feed your child(ren) before coming. Snacks and drinks provided.

Space is limited! Pre-registration required to attend. Please let…


March Women’s Book Club

Posted on: March 13, 2019

On Monday, March 18, we will discuss Brava Valentine (2 of 3 Trilogy) by Adriana Trigiani.

If you have any questions, you can email Yvonne Bova at

Join us at Shawnee Country Club (6020 Townline Rd., Sanborn, NY 14094) at 7pm! You do not need to read the book - we welcome all ladies at this monthly get together!


Fish Fry Dinners Begin Tonight!

Posted on: March 8, 2019

What are you doing for dinner tonight? Why not come to Pendleton Center Church for a fish fry!

Our fish fry dinners start tonight, Friday, March 8 from 4:00-7:00 PM! We are well known in the area for our fish fry dinners, which are held all seven Fridays during Lent.

Besides our fried haddock, we also offer shrimp, chicken fingers, or even combo platters for those who like all three! We also have an option…


Pendleton Fellowship Group March Pot-Luck Dinner

Posted on: March 7, 2019

On Monday, March 11 at 6:00 PM the Pendleton Fellowship Group will be enjoying a pot-luck dinner together. Please bring a dish to pass (including salads and vegetables), and, as always, a dessert is a nice addition. Beverages and dishware are provided.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at or 716-625-8306.


Adult Sunday School Lenten Study

Posted on: March 6, 2019

Join us in the gym Sunday mornings at 10:30 for a look at (and listen to) the music of the season of Lent. We will consider the music we sing as we prepare for the celebration of Jesus' death and resurrection. How do these songs speak to our lives as Christians in a world so deep in sin? Jesus is the answer. His death and resurrection made way for all people to be reconciled to…


Find Help At GriefShare

Posted on: March 5, 2019

If you are struggling with feelings regarding the death of a friend or loved one, it is never too late to come to our group for support and guidance through this challenging process. Our remaining sessions deal with: complicating factors of grief, being stuck in grief, lessons of grief, and lastly - Heaven.

GriefShare will continue to meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-9 PM through May 2. Our next two…