"And you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth."
The focus of the Dunlap Prospect United Methodist Missions Ministry is to:
- Expand the support of our mission program as it maintains a connectional relationship to all sectors of the United Methodist Church
- Recruit and nurture the involvement of volunteers in mission from our congregation.
Missions at the Church
We are a member of the Peoria Anti Hunger Coalition. Our food pantry feeds people in northern Peoria County and is open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Go to the church office to obtain access to the food pantry. We keep vegetables, pasta, sauces, canned meat, peanut butter, jelly, baby food, and other similar items.
Africa University is a, "private, Pan-African and United Methodist-Related institution." It has more than 1,200 students from 22 African countries. It is located 17 km northwest of Mutare, Zimbabwe's fourth largest city.
After Care is offered for students of Dunlap Grade School from 2:45-5:30 PM during the school year. For more information, contact the church office or visit our After Care page.
We offer morning and afternoon sessions for children, ages 3 to 5, throughout the school year. For more information, contact the church office or visit our Preschool page.
Prospect UMC supports several local missions, including:
- Backpacks for Students in Dunlap School District
- Bethel Neighborhood Ministry
- Center for the Prevention of Abuse
- Coats for Kids
- Common Place
- Holiday Food Baskets
- Medical Team at Loaves and Fish
- Neighborhood House
- Peoria County Habitat for Humanity
- Peoria YMCA
- Red Cross Circle of Life
- Salvation Army
Illinois Great Rivers Conference
As a member-church of the IGRC, we allocate a portion of our tithes and gifts to contribute to these missions:
- Baby Fold
- Christian Educators Fellowship
- Deaf and Hearing Impaired Ministry
- Evenglow Lodge
- Sunset Home
- Wesley Village
- WIU Wesley Foundation
We also support mission-based organizations that are located and do good around the globe:
- Grand Bassa District Pastor Support in Liberia
- Heifer Project International
- Kissy Clinic Operating Room in Liberia
- Mission Trips for Our Church: Young Adult, Jr. High, Sr. High, Adult, Medical Mission
- Missionary Support for Connie Wieck in China
- Nothing But Nets
- Red Bird Mission
- UMCOR Midwest Distribution Center
- Youth Service Fund