Pastor/Staff Appreciation Meal

The Meal after Church will be held so the church  family can share a meal with all those that regularly serve us in their roles of employees.  The meal will include baked beef cubed steak, cheesy potato casserole, green beans, bread/butter, beverages and an apple dessert.  The cost will be $6.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 10 and under.  Those we will be honoring are Pastor Thérèse, Pastor Joe, Joyce Miller, Judy Tong, Susan Houston, Julie Kubbs, Gary Flach, Jim Anderson, Neil Miller, Erika Meligan, and Mike Doezema.  Come join the celebration on October 21st, after the second service.

Operation Christmas Child

There will be a table in the main hallway and in the foyer for filled boxes.  Pre-printed boxes are available there for you to fill. For those who want to furnish items you will also find a box for the items on the table.


How to pack a Shoe Box Gift:

  • Find an empty shoebox. You can wrap the box (lid separately), but wrapping is not required. Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Mark your box boy or girl and the appropriate age group.
  • School supplies: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamp and ink pad sets, picture books, coloring books, chalk, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, etc.
  • Toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, jump ropes, yo-yos, small Etch-A -Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), slinky, etc.
  • Hygiene items: mild bar soap in plastic bag, comb, washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste.
  • Candy: lollipops, mints, hard candy in a plastic bag, and gum are all acceptable.
  • Other: sunglasses, flashlights with extra batteries, ball caps, socks, T-shirts, toy jewelry, hair clips, watches, picture books, etc.

Do not include: used items, toy guns, knives, or other war-related items, chocolate, perishable food items, liquids of any kind, medicines of any kind, or breakable items.


To help cover shipping and other costs, please enclose a check for $9 or more in an envelope. Checks should be made payable to Prospect Street United Methodist Church.  Please write “OCC” on the memo line. Place a rubber band around your box and lid, and your box is ready to go.



“Believe” Small Group Studies

Our Monday morning Bible Study is currently studying part 2 of the “Believe” series at 9:30 a.m. every Monday morning.

Wednesday evening Bible Study is also studying part 2 of the “Believe” series at 6 p.m. every Wednesday.


Trunk-or-Treat ~ Tuesday, October 31st, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Decorate your trunk!  Give out treats to our kids & neighborhood kids! Come for fun!


Amazon Smile

Are you an Amazon Shopper?? If yes, you could help the church by opening a account  and give the church 0.5% of your eligible purchases.  All you have to do is open up an account.  Click on the hyperlink and it will automatically take you to the website to open an account.  After opening an account make sure your charity says “Prospect Street United Methodist Church” or you can choose the charity at the top of your page.   It is easy to do and it is the same as shopping on Amazon.  You can also use your Amazon Prime account just as if you were on  The only difference is you have to go thru  You can always call Erika if you have questions.  Thank you for supporting the church with your shopping!


All kids 1st-5th grade are invited to SonBeams on Sunday, October 21st, from 4 – 5:30 p.m. on the third floor. If you have any questions, please see Tammy Criswell or Lillian Doezema!


T.E.A. on Tuesdays

TEA on Tuesdays – Stop by Panera Bread on Tuesdays at 9:30 am. & 6:30 p.m. for TEA (Teaching, Encouraging, and Achieving.)  We’ll have a brief devotion, discussion and lunch or dinner, of course!


October 2018 Tower Notes

Newsletter October


Blood Pressure Checks

We offer Blood Pressure checks every third Sunday in our library.  The next check will be Sunday, October 21st!