“Chaddock Share a Little Christmas” is our annual opportunity to provide Christmas gifts for the residential youth at Chaddock Children’s Home in Quincy, IL. Chaddock is one of five (non-profit) agencies supported by the Methodist Great Rivers Conference. These children (grade school age through teens) have experienced trauma and neglect in their young lives. The caring staff at Chaddock work with each child to create a “wish list” of first, second and third choice gifts…plus clothing sizes when possible. We provide Christmas to an average of 50 children each year.
Prospect UMC proudly partners with the Salvation Army every year to help provide new and gently used coats for all ages (infant through adult), as well as hats and gloves. All of God’s children deserve to be warm and we are blessed with generous givers who support this mission.
PUMC hosts a yearly drives to collect school supplies and snacks for our local grade schools. These supplies go directly to local families in need. We also provide back packs and school supplies to families thay use our food pantry.
During Christmas and Easter, our food pantry provides holiday baskets to our food pantry patrons in addition to their regular shopping visits. These baskets contain perishable and non-perisable items (such as hams and produce) to provide a full Christmas and Easter Dinner for their families.
PUMC sends Valentine’s Day Remembrance Boxes to our college students, military personnel, and nursing home residents/homebound friends each year. These boxes contain a variety of snacks and goodies as well as an Upper Room booklet.
PUMC proudly partners with the Red Cross to host Blood Drives throughout the year in our Fellowship Hall.
Upcoming Blood Drives: Thursday, June 30th and Friday August 26th.
Our annual Turkey Dinner and Silent Auction is the biggest community event of the year at PUMC! We provide a delicious Turkey Dinner with all the extras. Dine in and carry out is provided! We also have a Silent Auction happening during the Turkey Dinner. Auction items range from televisions, to gift cards, to baskets to antiques and so much more! This event is always the first Saturday in November.
CHADDOCK CHILDREN’S HOME: PUMC takes a yearly summer trip to Chaddock Children’s Home in July. Stay for the week or come down for part of the time! There’s a job for everyone…clerical work…clean-up…painting…yardwork. Planning meetings have started for the Summer 2022 trip. A team will be headed to Quincy July 24-29th. Contact Dani if you are interested in more information!
YOUTH MISSION TRIPS: Our Youth group also participates in yearly mission trips. They host a few fundraisers throughout the year to help raise funds for these trips. Contact Pastor Rebecca, our Youth Pastor, for more information!
PUMC is responsible for cleaning Cedar Hills Dr. from Knoxville/Rt. 40 to Bland Rd. (See map above.)
We need 6-10 people meeting in the Banner School parking lot at 8:00 a.m. for approximately 1 hour on the last Saturday of the month. Small groups are also welcome to sign up as a team to work at a different time to work with all schedules.
The county supplies the neon, reflective vests and trash bags; each person should bring working gloves and sturdy shoes. The cleanup works best if one person stays on the top portion of the ditch and one covers the lower part so no one has to walk up and down the steep ditch.
Highway Clean-up goes from May-October each year.