Open Hearts
Open Minds
Open Doors

How to Get Involved

Help us love and care for our neighbors. Jesus taught us:

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

How We Care

Feed the Hungry

How we Feed the hungry includes the Granite Creek Hunger Potluck and Community Cupboard.

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Help Low-Income Children

We help kids start the school year prepared and ready for a successful year.

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Assist the Homebound

How we Assist the Homebound includes includes People Who Care.

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Help the Impoverished

How we help the impoverished includes CCJ and Granite Creek Hunger Potluck.

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Clothe the Poor

We Clothe the poor on Undie Sunday and Shoes from the Shepherd.

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Console the Lonely & Distressed

How we Console the lonely and distressed  includes Stephen Ministers.

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Help the Homeless

How we Help the Homeless includes CCJ, Stepping Stones, Prescott Area Shelter Services, and Gospel Rescue Mission.

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Visit the Sick & Imprisoned

Contact us for details.

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Heal the Addicted

How we Heal the addicted includes many 12-step groups that meet at PUMC.

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Classes & Learning Opportunities

Koinonia Class

  • Sundays - 10:30 – 11:30 AM - Douglas/513
  • The Koinonia Sunday morning class will begin a study of the Book of Hebrews in September. We will approach the book as a reconciliation of traditional Jewish theology and the Greek philosophy inspired by Plato.  Everyone is welcome.
  • Leader: Paul Wolfe

Men's Bible Study

Men, You’re Invited!! Any interested man is invited to visit the Men’s Bible Study that will resume meetings September 6. Meetings are held in Mary’s Parlor/206 at 8 AM each Tuesday. The study of the Book of Isaiah will soon be concluded and the group will be selecting another book for study. Come and visit. See whether this is a group of which you would like to be a part.

  • Tuesdays - 8 – 9 AM
  • Topic: The Book of Revelation
  • Leader: Dick Unkenholz

Women's Bible Study

  • Tuesdays, 10 - 11:30 AM - Mary’s Parlor/206
  • Topic: Usually the weekly lectionary
  • Leader: Patti Blackwood and others

Prayer & Bible Study Group

  • Thursdays - 10 – 11:30 AM
  • Mary’s Parlor/206
  • During the summer months, this group will meet for prayer only.
  • Questions: Beth Peters (717-2499)

Youth Mission Trips

Prescott United Methodist Youth put their faith into action each summer on a week-long mission trip ~ Youth are always excited to venture out into the world and serve God

Youth Mission Trip July 10-14, 2019

July 10-14th Youth 6th grade and up will be traveling to Kansas City, MO to attend the UMC National Youth Gathering. You can go to Youth2019.com to see what its all about. Spaces are filled at this time, but come back to see info for our 2020 Mission Trip.

In 2018 we attended Mingus Mountain Mission Camp, here in Prescott, Arizona. We learned that there are ways we can help in our very own communities while still having fun camp opportunities like archery, low and high ropes (including  climbing wall and zipline) group bonding exercises and hikes. Please check out dsccamps.org for upcoming camps or http://www.mingusmountaincamp.org/ to check out the facilities for your own group use.

Coping Skills for Life

  • Meets 3rd Thursday of each month
  • 3-4:30 PM – Mary’s Parlor/206
  • Leader: Karen Allbright Jones

Spanish/English Classes

Held at various times throughout the week. Check the calendar for times and places and contact the leaders (Rena-Grace Nietmann or Jan Lynne) about levels of instruction. If you would like to attend, call the church office (778-1950) to sign up.

Advent Bible Study

Messiah Prophets foretold of His incarnation, angels and shepherds rejoiced at his birth, friends cried for joy at his resurrection, the book of Revelation proclaims His second coming. He is Jesus, the Messiah. George Frederick Handel put Charles Jennens biblical extracts to music to create the best known and most loved of all sacred oratorios in the work we simply refer to as “Messiah”. It is these passages; starting with the prophetical texts from the Book of Isaiah, to the miracle of His birth in Bethlehem, His life, death and resurrection as chronicled in the Gospels, to a vision of the shining City on the Hill, that form the material for this year’s Advent Study. Using the LifeGuide Bible Study “The Messiah” by Douglas Connelly we will study and discuss these profound biblical passages as we let Handel’s musical score inspire us to greater understanding and insight into the heart of the Jewish and Christian beliefs. This study will change the way you listen to The Messiah forever, and may very well change the way you live. Multiple class schedules will be offered during the four weeks of Advent starting the week of November 27 with signups beginning in early November.

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Committees at Prescott United Methodist Church

In order to properly administer a church, members serve on committees and are usually nominated to those committees by a Nomination Committee.  Pastors are the church spiritual leaders and attend meetings but are not officially members of those committees.

Every United Methodist Church must have specific committees, but there are others that are optional but usually present in the committee structure.

SPRC, Finance, Trustee Chairs and other members of Church Council

Nominations and Leadership — Chaired by the lead pastor, this committee identifies, develops, deploys, evaluated, and monitors members to chair and lead the congregational ministries. Click here for official details of their roles.

Church Council — Chaired by an individual selected at each annual charge conference, this committee is comprised of committee chairs and leaders and is the administrative agency that envisions, plans, implements and annually evaluates the congregational ministry.  Click here for official details of their roles.

Staff-Parish Relations (SPRC) — This committee supports the pastors and staff, recommends staff with the approval of the lead pastor, recommends compensation and other financial matters (with approval of Finance Committee) to the Church Council, maintains staff policies.  Click here to see actions being done thru the PUMC Committee. The Chair is the primary connection with the District Superintendent and Bishop related to appointed leadership for the congregation.  Click here for official details of their roles.

Finance — This committee proposes a budget, then raises, manages, and distributes the financial resources of the congregation.  Click here for official details of their roles.

Trustees — Subject to the direction of the charge conference, trustees have oversight and care of all local church property, buildings, and equipment in order to accomplish the mission of the church. This is done in consultation with the pastor.  Click here the latest actions being done thru the Trustees.  Click here for official details of their roles.

Additional Chairs and members of Church Council

Church & Society — Expand the congregation’s awareness of issues related to peace with justice, environmental survival, and human welfare, especially connecting these with Jesus’ example in Gospel stories.  Click here for official details of their roles.

Education — Oversee learning and teaching experiences for the congregation so that people of all ages grow in their understanding of the gospel and become better equipped for daily living as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.  Click here for official details of their roles.

Worship —  Lead the congregation in providing opportunities for worship celebrations that focus on God, help people of all ages grow in their understanding of the Gospel, and become better equipped for daily living as faithful disciples.  Click here for official details of their roles.

Evangelism — Lead the congregation in reaching out to people with the good news of Jesus Christ and receive people into the congregation so they might develop a relationship with God in Christian community and grow as Christian disciples.  Click here for official details of their roles.

Missions — Lead the congregation's service and mission opportunities.  Click here for official details of their roles.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are Church members reaching out in agape love and support to those in crisis. Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Stephen Ministry is helping people walk through a difficult time in their lives and showing them Christian care. Stephen Ministry is a free and confidential service.

To receive care from a Stephen Minister, contact Rev. Patti Blackwood at 928-778-1950

Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of initial training prior to providing care to others. Stephen Ministers do not replace the clergy, they work to provide the long-term one-on-one care that clergy is unable to provide alone. If you feel a  Stephen Minister would be helpful to you, please contact one of our pastors. Even the strongest person may need someone to just listen.

For more information about Stephen Ministry, go to http://www.stephenministries.org/

How do I get the training to become a Stephen Minister?

Our next training class will begin Monday, January 9. We will meet in Douglas Hall from 6:00pm to 8:30pm every Monday from January 9 through May 22. We are looking for men and women who want to “walk” with another through a difficult time in that person’s life. There is no educational requirement, and it does not matter what your work field is or may have been. Age is not a factor; we have trained people from high school age to well after social security kicked in. To pick up an application to become a Stephen Minister, see someone at the table in front of the church through October, stop in the office, or call Rev. Patti Blackwood at 928- 778-1950.

We would love to have you join us. The special training we will give you will prepare you to help other people. It will also help you in your own life. Here are some examples of the classes you will take:

  • Listening
  • Assertiveness training
  • Confidentiality
  • Ministering to those experiencing grief and dying
  • Dealing with depression
  • Providing spiritual care

As you can see we will prepare you extensively for your job as Stephen Minister. To pick up an application see someone at the table in front of the church on Sat. or Sun., stop by the office or call Rev. Patti Blackwood at 928.778.1950.

UMW and UMM

United Methodist Men and United Methodist Women are two groups that are very involved in the church and community. Contact the office for more information on how to get involved!

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Men

Other Ministries and Committees

There are still more committees that are part of our church. Contact the church office for more information on getting involved with them! We have something for everyone!