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A Warm Welcome to You!

You may be new to us, but you are known and loved by God.  So why not give
us a chance to get to know you?  You are invited to join our Fellowship and grow together with us in the gracious love of God. 
The mission of the Pretty Prairie United Methodist Church is "to glorify God by sharing the love of God,
the teaching of Jesus Christ and the power of the holy spirit within our community."

 

The Pretty Prairie UMC is a mission oriented church.  Local missions have included the local Food Bank and Prairie Sunset Home.  We have collected money for Nothing But Nets, a mission that helps buy nets in mosquito infested areas in Africa; One Field One Round, a mission that helps the hungry here in Kansas; Samaritans Purse, a mission that sends shoeboxes all over the world at Christmas for children; Youthville; Bridges for the Future, a mission that has made improvements to our 2 church camps and our college ministries in Kansas.  We are participating in a Covenent Relationship Program with Drs. Sharon and Lynn Fogleman at Red Bird Clinic in Beverly, KY. and we are in partnership with the Dora North United Methodist Church in Zimbawa, Africa. 

The Pretty Prairie UMC is also a very active church.  Some of the many activities are: Yoga Class, the Prayer Shawl Ministry, the Stephen Ministry, the ladies prayer group, Adopt-A-Hiway program, a Prayer Chain, the UMYF, Good News Club, Vacation Bible School, Choir, Sunday School, Prairie Sunset Home services and more.

 

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"This is the day that the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it!"

Psalms 118:24                           

 

Stephen Ministry

The Pretty Prairie UMC has become a Stephen Ministry Church.  Stephen Ministry is distinctively Christian care giving for people going through difficult times or who are in need of support in their lives.  A Stephen Minister comes alongside a person whose life has been turned upside down by a crisis or tragedy and cares for that person as he or she puts his or her life back together. 

Stephen Ministers are lay caregivers who work closely with the pastor and Stephen Leaders. They dedicate 50 hours of training and meet twice monthly for continuing education. They make an initial two-year commitment to training and service.

Covenant Relationship Program

The Pretty Prairie UMC has been in a Covenant Relationship Program with missionaries through the General Board of Global Ministries. Dr. Lynn and Dr. Sharon  Fogleman are missionaries serving with the General Board of Global Ministries at the Red Bird Clinic in Beverly, Kentucky.

Since October 1997, Dr. Lynn and Dr. Sharon have served at the Red Bird Clinic a "job-sharing" physician team.  Prior to coming to Kentucky, they served as medical missionaries in Maua, Kenya, East Africa.

Dr. Sharon graduated from Cornell College in Iowa and from the University of Iowa College of Medicine.   Dr. Lynn graduates from the University of Kansas for both undergraduate studies and medical school. The Fogleman's have three children:  Kurt, Mark and Joella, all of whom have attended Red Bird School.

Red Bird Mission was founded in 1921 in the southeastern corner of Kentucky to provide education and Christian evangelism ministries to residents of the area. The school offers classes to students, grades K - 12, and is fully accredited.  There is a Red Bird Clinic which operates an out-patient ministry.  The community outreach ministry has grown to include a clothing and crafts ministry, Senior Citizens Center, Red Bird Elderly Housing apartments and work camp program.