Welcome to All!

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. 

To navigate this site: if you are using a computer display, use the links in the left/right columns and Welcome section of this page and the menu bar above just below the stained glass image. If you are on a mobile device, access the drop-down menus from the "hamburger menu" (three stacked horizontal lines) that may be in the top left of the display.

Be Part of Our Church Family

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. We welcome all with open arms.

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

And we like fun, laughter, and food! Thank you for visiting us online and we hope you will choose to visit us at church! Use our Contacts directory if you are wondering how to best engage. Better yet, just visit us for a Sunday Service to get started.

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 email (kenthrasher@vaumc.org)  and by calling the Parsonage at 434-636-4058. If urgent, call my cell at 434-955-0253.  

Upcoming 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 Spotlight section of this page (left column).

Year-round Events Overview

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 
  • UMM Potato Bar and 
    Silent Auction Fundraiser
  • UMM Pancake Breakfast
  • Mothers Day Program
    with UMW Musical Tribute Fundraiser
  • All Saints Day
  • Veterans Day 
  • Thanksgiving
  • Fathers Day Program
    with UMW Musical Tribute Fundraiser


  • Poinsettias Galore
  • Hanging of the Greens
  • Angel Tree for Holly Haven
  • Christmas Cantata 
    and Luncheon 
  • Christmas Eve Service
  • UWF Church-wide Social