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

Wedding At Cana
John 2:1-11
February 17, 2019 - Pastor Lisa Taylor

Latest Blog Post

Some things change, some remain the same
February 1, 2019 - Pastor Tom Kraft

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Posted on: February 19, 2019

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake Day, is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The dinner stems from the tradition of using up the "rich" foods, such as eggs, milk, and sugar before the 40 days of fasting during Lent. Fasting for 40 days does not mean to stop eating, but it meant switching to "plainer" food and refraining from foods that would give pleasure. For many cultures, this…


Holy Land Trip in 2020!

Posted on: February 14, 2019

People have asked whether there would be another trip to the Holy Land any time soon. Well, there is! Pastors from the Central NY part of our United Methodist Upper NY Annual Conference have begun to organize a trip very similar to the one some of our folks and Pastor Lisa went on this past January. The trip will be happening February 11-21, 2020, and the starting rate for the basic trip is $3,248 from…


Women’s Book Club

Posted on: February 11, 2019

We will discuss Very Valentine (1 of 3 Trilogy) by Adriana Trigiani. If you have any questions, you can email Yvonne Bova at You do not need to read the book - we welcome all ladies at this monthly get together!

Join us on Monday, February 18 at 7pm at Shawnee Country Club, 6020 Townline Rd., Sanborn, NY 14094.


Pastoral Counseling

Posted on: February 8, 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 at Pendleton Center United Methodist Church, contact Pastoral Counselor, Lori Jagow at 716-625-8306. Fees are based on a sliding scale according to income to make counseling…


Membership Class - Introduction to Membership at PCUMC

Posted on: February 6, 2019

Are you interested in becoming a member of PCUMC? If so, this class is for you.

At this class on Sunday, February 17 from 12:45-3pm, you will find out more about the basics of Christian faith, what it means to live that faith as a United Methodist, and how that happens at PCUMC. For some people, it's simply learning about this local church because you're transferring from another UMC or have been involved at PCUMC for…


Youth Fellowship Night

Posted on: February 5, 2019

Sunday, February 10 from 6-8:30 PM for 7th-12th grade.

Come join us for our Youth Fellowship Night at the church! Youth are invited for a fun night of fellowship, team building, devotions, scriptures, spiritual guidance, large group and small group time, and, of course, snacks! Our goal tonight, and always, is to let God’s light shine through each one of us, as we see each of our unique personalities come alive.


Feeding the Homeless

Posted on: February 4, 2019

The weather outside is frightful! Give thanks to God that you don't have to sleep and eat outside. How welcoming it is to see a group of people who care and serve a warm meal!

Can you help?

On Monday, February 18, we will be serving chicken legs and thighs, mac and cheese, and brownies. We are looking for donations of chicken legs and thighs, cans or jars of turkey gravy, and brownie mix. Donations need to…


Pendleton Fellowship Group

Posted on: February 4, 2019

At 7pm on Monday, February 11, Denise Reichard, our resident historian, will be presenting a program on “The Underground Railroad.” So please mark the date on your calendars, and we hope to see you there.


UMW February Meeting

Posted on: February 1, 2019

The United Methodist Women will meet on Thursday, February 7, at noon, in the Fellowship Hall. The hostesses will be Naomi Laskey, Diana Rooney, and Maryellen Schutz. Please bring a sandwich; we will provide beverages and dessert.


Parents' Night Out

Posted on: January 30, 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, February 9 from 4-9pm. Bring your kids to church between 4-9pm 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…