The women of Pender's UMW care for our church, and each other, as we walk with Jesus. Pender UMW's mission is to support Pender's women on their spiritual, social, emotional, and physical journeys.

Pender Women of the Year LuncheonPhotos from Women of the Year luncheon.  See them here.

Additional Circle Meetings, UMW socials and other events will be listed in the Women’s Ministries section of the Sunday bulletin and the monthly Women Connected newsletter.


Our Vision Statement:  The United Methodist Women of Pender seek to connect all of Pender’s women to one another in an open, supportive network of Circles, ministries and activities. We facilitate opportunities for friendships to grow and spiritual faiths to deepen.  We strive to practice utmost hospitality in our meetings, our church and our community.  We support a variety of missions in our local community and beyond to spread the joy and good news of Jesus Christ.

Each year we host a variety of events to support our mission and our theme:  

  • Prayer breakfasts with guest speakers,
  • Luncheons to celebrate our Woman of the Year and to share fellowship,
  • An on-site retreat in the fall to focus our spiritual growth,
  • Seasonal events such as the Christmas Brunch,
  • And two or three events to raise funds that support missions efforts locally and worldwide.

There are four Circles that consist of small groups of women who meet monthly in fellowship and service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  The Bessie Gooding, Mary Martha, Ruth, and Susanna Circles meet at the church or occasionally at a member’s home.  Women who are unable to participate in Circles are welcome as constituents at all UMW events, and new members are always welcome!