Our Beliefs & Vision
At Penn Yan United Methodist Church, we want to be:
  • your community of faith that gives itself away.
  • your welcoming community, attracting others to Christ through authenticity, acceptance, compassion, and excitement.
  • your source of open, caring & supportive relationships in the midst of life’s stresses, challenges and joys.
  • your place of celebration that encourages people to discover God, claim their gifts, and be connected in ministry.

We are ordinary people touched by grace — servant leaders and teammates in the challenge of changing the world.

Our belief in our community:
We openly and officially seek and welcome all people, including persons of any race, color, national origin, marital status, age, gender, sexual orientation, and physical or mental ability as full participants in our community of faith.

2017 Strategic Vision and Plan


  1. Develop an older adult ministry
  2. Develop a young family ministry
  3. Develop an inter-generational ministry
  4. Implement in depth Bible Studies
  5. Recieve 50 new members


  1. Grow to giving one-half of all income to missions/ministries beyond PYUMC
  2. Grow the Endowment Fund to over one million dollars
  3. Develop E-Giving options on our website and through text message


  1. Grow to 300 people per week in worship attendance
  2. Develop and implement a youth/young adult contemporary service
  3. Establish welcoming teams for each service


  1. Enhance support of the Living Well and Celebrate Recovery as local missions
  2. Each small group and ministry team have a specific mission outreach
  3. Have at least three mission trips for youth, young adults and adults
  4. Strengthen connections with area UMC’s and other Protestant churches

open hearts. open minds. open doors.

166 Main Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527 Phone | 315 536 6711 Office Hours: Monday-Thursday | 9 AM - 11 AM Friday | 9:00 AM - Noon

© 2016 Penn Yan UMC.

Worship Times

Saturday Night | 5:00 PM Sunday Break | 9:00 AM Traditional Worship | 11:00 AM