Friendship Group is a beautiful ministry designed to bring together our family members and friends who have physical and/or mental limitations. Friendship Group meets at 5:30PM on Thursday Evenings in Classrooms 207 & 208 in our upstairs Educational Wing. Throughout the year, Friendship Group also gathers outside of Pennway; those meetings are made known through the Thursday Gatherings.

This ministry is connected to “With Ministries” (formerly Friendship Ministries), which desires to “equip your congregation to flourish as one body.” We want to ensure that everyone crossing the threshold of Pennway feels welcomed, seen, and known. This ministry has made that possible and is a beautiful example of God using the entire body. Pennway believes heavily in unity; however, unity is not conformity but rather a symphony that allows everyone to live their lives as God created them to be and bind together as the family of God in our uniqueness!

For more information, you can contact us at, and we will put you in contact with the current Friendship Group Director, Pattie Hughey.