5:25 CHURCH IN THE HEART OF
THE 61525 COMMUNITY
When the Pichaske’s first moved to Dunlap (more than 4 ½ years ago!!!) we were surprised to discover that Prospect UMC is the only area church that is actually located in the village. We know that there are lots of wonderful congregations lifting up Christ throughout the North Peoria area…but none besides ours doing ministry from within the heart of the Dunlap 61525 community. Let me emphasize that point one more time: Prospect UMC is the only church within walking distance of many Dunlap residents, 4 Dunlap schools, the Dunlap Village Hall, Fire Station, Library, ballfields, etc.
And we immediately began to pray, “What does the church in the heart of the 61525 area code need to do to be the church that truly serves the 61525 area code (and beyond)?” Answers to that prayer have come in the form of growing partnerships with our schools and community leaders, opening our doors for community groups and events (like Scouts, 4H, Chinese Dance and Culture training, blood drives, and more)…and starting on September 16th, we will be offering the community a new worship opportunity with our 10:45 “contemporary” worship service. If you’ve been worshiping with us over the past 2 months, you’ve probably experienced the giftedness and passion for Jesus Brett Strasma, Rebekah Strasma, and Kirsten Jones have been offering through some special music selections at our 9:00 service. Beginning on September 16th, they’ll be offering these gifts to our 10:45 service in hopes of helping us Reach WIDER for Jesus as a worshiping faith community.