Sign up to help:

  • Coffee Fellowship
    Sundays after our final service.
  • Delivery Ministry
    Coming soon.
  • Events
    Missions Celebration or a Bike Ride Event to Honor Tim Lyberger and benefit Philippi Missions Trip.  
  • Nursery
    Please help our regular staff by helping in the nursery.
  • Safety Team
    Our current needs each Sunday:

    One person to sit in the office observing the camera displays during church or Sunday School.

    Two Greeters, one outside each of the church's two entrances, performing a friendly greeting service.

Military Ministry

While we are all sequestered at home with our families, we have the opportunity to show our appreciation to those who are working so hard to protect us and fight the spread of COVID-19 virus. And we can do it virtually.

You and your family can become Virtual Volunteers through Operation Gratitude.

Because our Deployed Troops and First Responders can't stop, we won't stop.

Please join Operation Gratitude as they continue to give bank and say "thank you" to all who serve by volunteering virtually from home. Their #VirtualVolunteerism Campaign allows every American the opportunity to support Deployed Troops, National Guardsmen, First Responders and Emergency Medical Personnel on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There are many ways to be involved and include your children too! Don't know what to say or do? Operation Gratitude gives plenty of suggestions on how to say and show your thanks. You don't need to use a lot of words and hand drawings are greatly appreciated (consider drawings of something encouraging, like spring flowers).

Just check out the website, , for info on how to help.

Through the many years that Kay has worked on the Military Ministry at Pender UMC, She's come to know that the most appreciated things are cards, notes and letters from Americans. Let's fill the Operation Gratitude care packages with our expressions of gratitude!

If you have any questions about Operation Gratitude or how to navigate their website, feel free to email Kay Creel

Prayer Shawl Group Makes Face Masks

The face  masks for the doctors and nurses need to have:

  • option of using no elastic  (if you made them with elastic that's great too)
  • provide a comfortable pocket for the filter -  seam for this first patten doesn't hit the nose/mouth area
  • have an insert for a pipe cleaner or metal piece to close around the nose.

There are easier patterns out there but please do use ones with pocket open in the middle. Also use different pattern material for each side. But please do NOT make the ones with pocket opening in the middle of the inside for the fliter. They are uncomfortable. The pattern Margie showed has the opening just below the chin.

To do this Margie includes two YouTube demonstrations.

The first one gives the basics (you can cut the pattern an inch bigger all around to fit a man).

The second one explains how to insert the pipe cleaner or metal nose piece.

Watch them both before you begin

You can drop off the masks in a plastic bag and leave on Margie Koller's front door step or contact the church to make other arrangements.  Text or call her that you are doing this so she knows to look out for you.

Be sure your hands are washed, work area clean, even wipe down your scissors and machine.

Thank you so much for helping out.