Greetings in the name of our savior, Jesus Christ.
On behalf of Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church, I welcome you to our website and community. I have been blessed to live and serve here in Pretty Prairie for about a year and a half now and continue to enjoy getting to know the people here.
Our Advent series, Calm and Bright, is based on the 200th anniversary of the beloved hymn Silent Night – and it’s about our experience of God’s presence, not just in the Christmas season, but each day of our lives. It’s about recognizing the mystical moments that happen, such as the feeling we get when we light candles and sing on Christmas Eve – and that can happen in any time and place where we are focused and attentive to the movement of the Spirit and the inbreaking of God’s Kingdom.
Pretty Prairie UMC has people who are at different places on their journey of faith. We strive to be a place that helps each person take the next step on their journey. You are welcome here. I look forward to talking with you further.
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.
Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church
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.