Stephen Ministers are the After People

After … that’s when these men and women are there for you, or for your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or relatives in the Prosper area. Trained to provide one-to-one support to people experiencing a difficult time in life, Stephen Ministers come alongside you for as long after as needed.  Because PUMC houses the only Stephen Ministry in Prosper, they serve not only church members but anyone in the community. 

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Sharon Boswell
Thirst to Thrive Bible Study

When they couldn’t make a morning Bible study due to work schedules, Hope White and Lauren Eichler wanted an alternative solution. They decided to hold an evening study at the church for women in the same predicament.

“I wanted a community,” said Lauren. “At the time, I struggled as a new youth pastor’s wife and what people expected of me. It took a while for the women to get to know each other well enough to share their hearts. But eventually, that happened.”

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How We Respond

When we respond to God’s generous love, grace and providence by being generous back to God’s work in the world, we are proclaiming our gratitude and praise.

We know that God has done so much and we want to be part of the ministries that touch lives. When we faithfully and consistently give to the church, it is not only a rhythm of personal holiness, it also opens our church to do abundantly more in ministry.

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Sheri Hay

Did you know that one of the products of the discernment process was to set a focus on Children’s Ministry? This focus has brought about some exciting changes, one of which is to use investment dollars from our Grow Fund to add a Children’s Ministry Assistant.

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Sharon Boswell
Introducing Andy Nelms

On behalf of Bishop McKee and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, we are excited to share the news that Reverend Andy Nelms will be joining Prosper UMC as our Associate Pastor starting July 1st.

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Comfort Zones are So....

Well… comfortable, but if we never pressed beyond them, we’d never discover how much fuller life can be. If we never tasted the little brown piece that looks like a chunk of dirt, we would never discover the joy of chocolate. If we never braved the risk of falls, we would never have known the exhilarating excitement of soaring along on a bicycle.

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Easter Eggstravaganza

Did you know approximately 500 adults, youth, and children will hear the message of Easter this weekend at our Easter Eggstravaganza? “As a church,” said Bree Bakke, coordinator, “we organize this event as an intentional outreach ministry to the community.” 

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Praying Tree

Imagine sitting at the base of a tree and looking up. The branches extend outward in many directions covering, shading, and enveloping you. Imagine how comfortable the shade of that canopy feels as it covers you when you seek relief from the heat of the scorching Texas summer sun in August.

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Discovering PUMC

Did you know that 48% of people join a church because they have family or friends in the congregation? (Pew Research Study, Oct, 2016) Or that Millennials who have a relationship with an adult inside the church are twice more likely to stay connected to the church than those who don’t? (Barna Group, Sept, 2013)

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True Grit

True Grit is more than a John Wayne/Glen Campbell/Jeff Bridges movie about justice in the late 1800’s. Today, it’s the group of 6 to 10 guys who meet over lunch, eat BBQ, and study God’s Word.

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Nursery Workers

Jesus loves the little children … And so do our nursery workers. More than babysitters, their ministry plays a pivotal role in the spiritual development of those youngest attendees who crawl or toddle through our doorways.

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Acolytes

Acolytes, those young robed helpers who enter from the rear of the sanctuary, play a vital role in ministry. These young people are among our church leaders and role models.

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Hospitality

Did you know the average first-time guest decides within 3-4 minutes of entering into a church whether they will return? First impressions determine whether strangers remain strangers or come back to become acquaintances and active members of our church family.

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Scouting

Did you know that Prosper United Methodist Church is the cornerstone of Scouting in Prosper? As a chartering organization, we are helping our community offer programs to youth that provide strong values and teach responsibility to God, country and self.

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Communion Table

We come with reverence to the communion table to remember and give thanks for our redemption through Christ’s sacrifice. Who knew that preparing the church to receive communion entails more moving parts than evident at first glance?

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