Adult Ministries

Faith Development Survey

The Lenten Season can be an exciting and rewarding time of year. These days often motivate us to focus on growing in our faith. The Holy Spirit may be moving you to take a step in faith by giving something up or starting something new for Lent. In either case, the hope is that it helps you get closer to Christ.

We’re looking to offer new chances for developing our faith together at the church beyond this season. To help us decide the best options, we’re asking folks to complete a short survey about their preferences and interests. This survey is very quick and easy to complete. Please take a few minutes to help us as we all seek to grow in faith together.

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Small Group Study

Begins Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00 PM

Join Pastor Cathy at the parsonage for a new Small Group Study. We will be using the book, You are Never Alone, written by Max Lucado. (You can find the book wherever you buy your books.)

Our in-person limit will be 6 people. Zoom invitations will be provided for those who want to join us virtually.

Please email Pastor Cathy at (Please enable JavaScript to view this email address) as soon as possible if you would like to join and indicate whether it will be by Zoom or in-person. If we don't have space for the people who want to join in person, we will consider beginning a daytime group as well.

Sunday Bible Study

This informal discussion with time for lots of questions will be led by Scot Jaynes, Sundays at 10:00 AM at church.

Women’s Book Club

The Women’s Book Club is open to all women and meets the third Wednesday of each month, year-round, at 6:30 PM at the Lodge on the Green at the Shawnee Golf Club. Join us! You do not need to read the book - we welcome all ladies at this monthly get together!

Our March book is A Good Neighborhood, by Theresa Anne Fowler. We'll meet on March 17.

If you want to join the book club or have any questions, contact Yvonne Bova at (Please enable JavaScript to view this email address).

Men’s Breakfast

Come join the Men's Breakfast on the third Saturday of every month (except July, August, and December) from 9:00-10:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall for breakfast, fellowship, devotions, and prayer. All men over the age of 18 are welcome! This is an opportunity for men to meet and share with other Christian men in a small group setting with no other agenda. While this group is not service-oriented, we do run the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, support the Community Easter Egg Hunt, and promote other needs in the church. If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder before each breakfast, please send a message to Shawn Michalski at

Due to COVID-19, this group is not currently meeting at the church. Contact Shawn for potential meeting times.

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. Pendleton Center Church has an active UMW Group led by Naomi Laskey, President. The group normally meets throughout the year on the first Thursday of the month at 12pm, except in January, July, and August.

Due to COVID-19, this group is not currently meeting.

Certified Lay Ministry

A Certified Lay Minister (CLM) is a qualified United Methodist layperson called to congregational leadership as part of a ministry team under the supervision of a clergyperson, but who often serves the church in many other ways.

A person wishing to become a CLM enters the certification process, which includes training, support, supervision, and accountability while serving in a local church assigned by the District Superintendent. CLMs are laypeople serving out their call as a disciple of Jesus Christ. They are not intended to be reimbursed as either full- or part-time clergy and are encouraged to have their primary source of livelihood beyond their local church.

If you are interested in learning more, talk with one of our pastors to explore the process. Pendleton Center Church has many trained Certified Lay Ministers! And be sure to check out Chuck's rattling's on Certified Lay Ministry!