News and Events

Sep
15

Upcoming Midwest Chamber Ensemble Event

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The first MCE concert of the season at Prairie will feature our own Melody Stroth on Sunday, September 21st at 7:30 p.m. All concerts are free (although donations are gratefully accepted). Visit www.midwestchamberensemble.org for more details. If you would like to join the MCE mailing list to get concert ... Continue

Sep
5

$20,000 of “One Great Hour of Sharing” Gifts Fighting Ebola Outbreak

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News by Laura Timmel August 15, 2014 "Only recently has the current Ebola crisis gained significant media attention in the U.S. But for the people of West Africa, the problem began in March," says World Relief Officer Lisa Rothenberger. "Thanks to donors' generous gifts to the annual One Great Hour ... Continue

Sep
5

Fall Festival and Trunk or Treating October 26th

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Prairie’s annual Fall Festival and Trunk or Treating will be held Sunday, October 26th, from 4:30-6 p.m. Trunk or Treating will begin promptly at 6 p.m. We will have hot dogs, nachos, caramel apples, a cake walk, and crafts for all to do. In order to make ... Continue

Sep
5

Mission Matters…

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Update from our missionary partner Lauran Bethell: “As the Coordinator and a Founder of ICAP, I had spent hours and days and months—over a period of a couple of years—working on the International Christian Alliance on Prostitution (ICAP) Global Conference. Working alone at my desk in The Netherlands to get ... Continue

Sep
5

Scripture and Spirituality Group

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In the Gospel of John, we will be discussing the “Prelude to Jesus’ Hour: Jesus’ Interpretation of What is to Come”, John 11:1-12:50. We will watch an accurate movie of this passage, discuss it and do some spiritual exercises related to it. Please join us if you are ... Continue

Sep
5

Fall Prairie Colloquy: Conversations Between Faith and Psychology

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September 28, October 5, 12 and 19, 2014 This Colloquy series will look at a number of important subjects related to our well-being, drawing on insights from both psychological studies and from our Christian faith and Scriptures. It will start out with developing an understanding of depression, what causes it, ... Continue

Sep
5

New Sunday Morning Studies Beginning

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classes are beginning new studies. This makes it a wonderful time to consider joining one of these classes, and enjoying the benefits of learning and relationship building. Here are some new study options to choose from: • The Jubilee Class (2nd floor, Founders’ Room) invites you to join them in ... Continue

Sep
5

Worship Discussion Follow-Up and Next Steps

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I am hopeful that most of you are aware of my article below. The Deacons gathered this past week to begin developing a plan of exploration for this six month interim, beginning on September 14. We have already discovered Prairie has a large group of instrumentalist, vocalist, and a ... Continue

Aug
17

A Pastoral Response to Depression and Robin Williams Death

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This past Monday, as I’m sure most of you know, Robin Williams passed away. I’ve heard varied comments and reflections in response to the cause of his death. Some are helpful, others are not. Robin Williams suffered mental illness that plagued him throughout his life. Unfortunately, mental illness and ... Continue

Aug
15

Music and Mission: Fall 2014

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I am very excited to announce that this fall there will be a Christmas Musical for children in kindergarten through 6th grade under the leadership of Kay Sharp and myself!! Rehearsals begin on September 7th for a performance on December 7th. For more details, please attend an interest ... Continue

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