Weekly Schedule
  • As of 3/15/21, in-person Sunday service has resumed following Covid protocols. We are continuing to stream on Facebook.
  • As of August 2021, other regularly scheduled activites are restarting. Please listen for announcements during Sunday service, follow us on Facebook for posts, and subscribe to church emails.Call or email church to confirm. Look for RESUMED below.
  • Note that Thursday is Pastor Ken's day off.
  • All activities are at church unless noted otherwise.
  • More details about each activity can be found on the Activities pages.

Sunday

  • RESUMED Sunday Service (WITH Fellowhip Time)
    – 9:15 AM
  • RESUMED Communion with Sunday Service - First Sunday
    – 9:15 AM
  • Fellowship Luncheon with Birthday Cake - Last Sunday Following Serice
    – 10:30 AM

Monday

  • RESUMED Golf @ Tanglewood
    – 9:30 AM
  • RESUMED United Methodist Women (UMW) - 4th Monday (Excluding Jul and Dec)
    – 10:00 AM
  • BY PHONE Journey Forward Grief Support Group - Meeting on Hold - Call Debbie @ 336-693-9537 for phone support and to request literature.
    – 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • RESUMED Administrative Council Meeting - Quarterly
    – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Tuesday

  • Music Practice (On Hold) - Hand Bells
    – 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
  • Music Practice (On Hold) - Guitar
    – 6:00 PM to 6:25 PM
  • PAUSED Music Practice - Adult Choir
    – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Wednesday

  • RESUMED Quilting & Sewing Group - 2nd Wednesday
    – 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • WATCH Night - Supper and Worship - 1st Wednesday
    – 6:00 PM
  • Crafts - Woodcarving with Ron - Seward Home
    – 6:00 PM
  • RESUMED Al-Anon
    – 7:00 PM

Thursday

  • Rev Ken's Day Off
  • RESUMED United Methodist Men (UMM) - 3rd Thursday
    – 6:30 PM

Friday

  • RESUMED Exercise with Maribeth Hodge - Must Preregister @ 240-357-1885
    – 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM
  • Walkabout with Rev Ken - Golf Shop - Call 434-955-0253 to confirm
    – 7:30 AM
  • RESUMED Bible Study - Seward Home - Call 434-636-3138 for directions
    – 8:00 AM
  • RESUMED Exercise with Maribeth Hodge - Must Preregister @ 240-357-1885
    – 8:40 AM to 9:25 AM
Special Events / Announcements
  • Hanging of the Greens

    Join us Wed Dec 1 at 1pm to decorate the church for Christmas!

  • Holly Haven Angel Tree

    Dec 5 is the deadline for Holly Haven Christmas donations. Learn more.

  • Happy Meals

    The next Happy Meal preparation and delivery is Dec 8.  Learn more.  

  • S/PPR Meeting

    The S/PPR committee will be meeting on Wed Dec 8 at 4PM to discuss the church's feedback and recommendation for Rev. Ken. Input is welcomed.  Contact Herb Rector.

  • Toys For Tots Collection

    Bring an unopened and unwrapped toy to the church or contact Rev. Ken for pick up.

  • Christmas Meal Basket Delivery

    The Missions Group and helpers will be delivering Christmas meal baskets on Sun, Dec 19 after church. If you would like to contribute to the basket or help with delivery, please contact Valerie Ruch

Welcome!

We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Feel free to browse through the various areas to learn more about this special church and its legacy, our commitment to God and each other, and our commitment to the mission of the United Methodist Church. 

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest -- and consider Prospect as your church home and family.

When you visit or join our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation and church family who welcomes you
  • Sermons and ministry that encourage Discipleship and commitment to the UMC mission:  following Jesus, making disciples, and transforming the world
  • Efforts to align with these foundational scriptural mandates and putting beliefs into action
  • Mission work through various church groups

And we like fun, laughter, and food! Thank you for visiting us online and we hope you will choose to visit us at church!

If you are already actively involved, we appreciate all that you do in helping us do God's work for the church, community, and beyond! 


Greetings from Pastor Ken...

Please come see and be part of what is possible when we unite to serve God and cause great things to happen.

Prospect is very much alive and committed to "walking the talk" to grow as disciples and to touch others in our church, community, and around the world.

In 2019, we adopted two UMC ministry platforms: RethinkChurch and #SeeAllThePeople. Both platforms embrace relationship-building and sharing God's love as the foundation of discipleship. These platforms are also positioned as the vision for our church’s future to Follow Jesus and Make Disciples for Christ to Transform the World.

It is indeed a privilege for Jan and me to continue to be a part of this special church and I invite you to join us on our spiritually fulfilling and rewarding journey.

When God leads you to Prospect, you will always receive a warm welcome. We'll be happy to see you as often as you bless us with your presence! 

If you are looking for a church home and family, we hope you will consider Prospect. 

If you need my pastoral services or someone to talk to, I am easy to reach via either email (kthrasher0253@gmail.com or kenthrasher@vaumc.org)  and by calling the Parsonage at 434-636-4058. If urgent, call my cell at 434-955-0253.  


Special Events / News

When we have special events or activities throughout the year, they will be noted on the News page. Those that are current or upcoming will be highlighted in the Special Event section (lower left column).

Year-round Special Events Calendar

Our church calendar year includes the following recurring special events and services along with other things that may come up:

Lent & Easter
  • Shrove Tuesday
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Palm Sunday
  • Maundy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Sunrise Service
  • Easter Sunday Service
    with Easter Egg Hunt 
Sep
  • UMM Potato Bar and 
    Silent Auction Fundraiser
  • Harvest Craft and 
    Vendor Festival
May
  • Mothers Day Program
    with UMW Musical Tribute Fundraiser
Oct
  • Family Fun Night
June
  • Fathers Day Program
    with UMW Musical Tribute Fundraiser

Nov

  • All Saints Day
  • Veterans Day 
  • Thanksgiving
July
  • Church Picnic
  • UMW Church-wide Social
Dec
  • Hanging of the Greens
  • Angel Tree for Holly Haven
  • Poinsettias Galore
  • Christmas Cantata 
    and Luncheon 
  • Christmas Eve Service
Summer Year-Round
Contact Us

Prospect UMC

  • 1974 Ebony Road
    Mail: PO Box 25
    Ebony, Virginia 23845
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Sunday Service Links

As of 3/15/21, 9:15 AM Sunday Service at church has resumed while we are also continuing to stream on Facebook.

Access links to archived streamed services here.

Worship Service

Adult Sunday School

Stewardship

A word from Pastor Ken: In this difficult time we have an opportunity to support one another. I encourage you to consider your continued support of your church. During these difficult days the one thing we can hold onto is our faith and trust in Jesus. Your church family needs your continued financial support and prayers. Please be in prayer for our world.Your offerings and gifts of love and support are so deeply appreciated.

To members: we greatly appreciate and count on your keeping your pledges and tithing to the church current so that we can sustain our church and ministries. This is especially critical while our normal collection at Sunday Service has been disrupted. Please consider mailing a check, give online, or make other arrangements that work best for you.

To friends and guests: please consider a financial donation whenever possible. it is most appreciated.

Checks can be mailed to PUMC, P.O. Box 25, Ebony, VA 23845.

  • Consider automated payment to the church via your bank's online bill payment service.
  • If you bank with First Citizens Bank, consider an automated transfer from your account to the church account.

Online giving is also possiblePlease use this link. If you use the link, the church name and city is Prospect United Methodist Church in Ebony, VA. There will be a 4% deduction by the provider when using this service for your gift or donation. 

Again, thank you very much.

Upper Room Daily Devotionals
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  • 11/24/2021 Daily Devotional: Opportunities to Obey TFTD:What small moments can I submit to Christ today? Read Here:…
  • 11/23/2021 Daily Devotional: The Person in Front of You TFTD: Jesus loves every person in my community. Read Here:…
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