Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church is a vibrant community of faith that is committed to making a difference in our community. As on the day of Pentecost, we believe God’s Holy Spirit is moving among us, calling us and guiding us in witness to the world. We take seriously the example of Jesus Christ, God’s Word become flesh and his demonstration of humility and holiness. We are capable of following Jesus through the unmerited gift of grace, through which God is healing our brokenness and calling us to live together in love.
During June, 2018, our sermon series will be talking about Joy. Taking the Apostle Paul’s Letter to the Philippians as our guide, we will explore how, in the midst of real life with all it’s challenges and setbacks, we can find and share something more than fleeting happiness. Real Joy in Real Life.
If you are looking for a church home – or if you aren’t quite sure what you’re looking for but you feel a need to explore – you are invited to share in worship with us at 11 am on Sunday’s. Bring your questions, doubts and fears – you’ll find you are not alone in your journey.
Grade School Class - Meets in the south classroom on the west side of the Basement
Joy Fellowship (Young Adult) - Meets in the classroom on west side of the First Floor
Agape (Older Adult) - Meets on the west side of the Fellowship Hall
Global Church and Mission
Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church is a member of the 12.8 million-strong, global United Methodist Church. The Church's mission is to transform the world by proclaiming God's grace and demonstrating love in action, locally and globally, through disciples of Jesus Christ. The United Methodist Church's motto is "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors."
Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church has a thriving Music Ministry, including Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, special music during the summer and music programs through the year.
"In 1891 the house for school district No. 149 was built, the first building erected in the town of Pretty Prairie suitable for holding religions services. At this time Rev. C.A. Lakey, a pioneer evangelist, who had been preaching everywhere he could find a place to gather the people together, had organizing a Methodist Sunday School. In the spring of 1892 he organized a church." -Taken from A Brief History of the Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church, 1938
Many revivals would take place, growing the membership, until the church would be raised at its present location in 1929.
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Children and Youth Ministries
Children and youth play a special role in Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church. Activities include Children's Choir, Good News, Vacation Bible School, Community Youth Group, Sunday School, and Confirmation Class.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women started in 1869 with six members. Today there are over 800,000 members. Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church has long had a faithful UMW. United Methodist Women are focused on ministries for women, children and youth. We are in mission to put our faith, hope and love into action for our community, country and world.