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PUMC is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five-year old child, a ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can  “know Christ, and make Christ known” at PUMC.

Small Group/Class

Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, PUMC has small bible studies held in member homes, Classes held at the Church, and Discussion groups. The size of the group is anywhere from six to twelve. Follow this link for more information concerning these groups.  GROUPS/CLASSES

Children’s Ministry

Each Sunday morning, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers are carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction. Each Sunday Evening children are again given the opportunity to participate in their own class called Club 22:6 where they are taken deeper into the Bible lessons and stories.  There are several children’s performances throughout the year, and they are given many opportunities to participate and assist in worship such as acolytes, crucifer bearers, and readers. We also have a morning preschool and an after school program during the year. Use the links below if you’d like more information regarding how you can volunteer to help with our Children’s ministry or how your children might get involved.


Please contact our Children’s ministry directors (Josh & Brandi Runnion) to volunteer to help, or for more information regarding your child participating as an acolyte, reader or crucifer bearer.

Youth Ministry

  • Middle School Youth (6th-8th Grade) meet in the youth room upstairs.  Our Youth Coordinator (Matthew Havice) and Youth Director (Annie Hodge) lead the group in relevant Bible Study and discussion.
  • Senior High Youth (9th-12th Grade)  meet in the High School Class upstairs.  Laurie Havice and Bruce Smith lead our senior high students in relevant Bible Study and discussion each week.

College Adults

Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of Pendleton UMC provides a welcoming atmosphere for college and early-career aged young people.

Women’s Group

Every woman is invited to attend or participate in all functions. PUMC has 3 UMW Circles which meet regularly. They are:

  • The Morning Circle meets in the church parlor on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Their members rotate giving devotions for their program. They do not meet in June, July or August.
  • The Mary Pearson Circle meets in the church parlor on the 4th Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m. They use the UMW program book for their meetings and follow up with a refreshment social time. They also do not meet in June, July or August.
  • The Helping Hands Circle meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. They meet at various local restaurants for food and fellowship. Their meeting details are announced in the church newsletter and bulletin.

Men’s Groups

  • Pendleton UMC’s United Methodist Men is open to all men who attend the church. We meet the third Saturday morning of each month at 7:30 am. Breakfast is served and we have a guest speaker. Business meetings are held as needed. Our main fundraiser is our BBQ, held in early spring. We support the Magi Tree, Pack 4 Backpack program and other projects.
  • Men’s Bible Study:  Wednesday mornings at 10:00 am in the Friendship Classroom at the Church.
  • Men’s Prayer Breakfast:  Monday mornings at 7:00 am.

Married Couples

Even though marriage is one of the most important institutions, it is the one which is under the most attack–internally and externally. Pendleton United Methodist Church gives married couples the opportunity to join four-month long marriage classes ranging on topics from Marriage and Money, Getting Ready for Kids, Shepherding Children, Marriage and Sex.

Over 50’s

Young at Heart: Young at Heart meets on the first Thursday of the month at noon for a potluck lunch and program. We do not meet during the summer months. If you are free between noon and 1 pm, please come and join us for food, fun and fellowship. Young at Heart is part of our senior ministry but any age person is welcome to join us with their covered dish.


Want to Volunteer?

  • Sunday School teachers/volunteers: The 3 children’s Sunday School classes are taught based on a rotation.  To get involved in the rotation, or to serve as a substitute, contact Brandi Runion
  • Nursery Workers: The Nursery is staffed each Sunday during the Sunday School and Worship hours by volunteers.  To volunteer in the nursery, contact Angel Ruff.
  • Children’s Church volunteers: Children’s Church is taught during the Worship Hour, after the children’s message for children 4 yrs old-2nd Grade.  To volunteer for Children’s Church, contact Brandi Runion.
  • Club 22:6 helpers: Club 22:6 occurs on Sunday nights at 5:00pm. To volunteer as a 2nd person for Club 22:6, contact Brandi Runion.
  • Redemption Ministries helpers: Redemption Ministries occurs on Sunday nights at 4:00pm.  To volunteer during Redemption Ministries, contact Anne Vasillo.
  • Acolyte/Crucifer: To Acolyte/Crucifer, you must be in the 3rd-12th grade.  A training class will be held soon for anyone in the third grade who is interested.  To volunteer as an acolyte/crucifer, contact Bruce Smith.

Volunteer List for Children’s Church & Club 22:6 through June 29

  • Congregational Life is made up of 7 teams of 8 to 12 volunteers who serve the church for social events such as Lenten Lunches and Homecoming.  We also serve a meal to a family when a new baby arrives, as well as serve a bereavement meal for church family members.  We help organize the Christmas Dinner and Family Picnic.  Volunteers are always welcomed and needed.  Please call Davie Kirkley 646-6291.