Worship Each Week
Family Reunion: Works In Progress
Saturday, July 18, 5 pm - Worship Online
Sunday, July 19, 9 am - Fellowship Hall
Permitted and not permitted seating signs on pews
We continue to keep updated on proper restrictions, recommendations, and guidance for gatherings and activities to reduce risk of COVID-19 activity and exposure in our faith community. We will resume sanctuary worship services on Sunday, July 26 at 9am. The prohibition of group singing, the requirement of six feet distance between attendees, and other risk-lowering measures will continue. Thank you for your support and abiding with these required alterations.
Grow in Faith
Use Your Gifts
Pray with Mexico, Sunday, July 19, 2020

Lectionary Selection: Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43 Thank you, God, Father, and Mother of creation, for allowing us to be participants of your kingdom of justice, mercy, and faithfulness to you. Thank you for revealing the mysteries of your kingdom...

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Apply now for the 2021 School for Ministry Cohort

Do you feel called to be a source of calm in the middle of the storm? Are you willing to be a shepherd who feeds God's people during a spiritual drought? Do you believe you have gifts for ministerial leadership?

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Adopt-A-Street Clean Up
Saturday, July 18, 9 AM
We will be picking up litter and debris along 2200 E Prairie and 2200 & 2300 E Main every third Saturday of the month, June-October, weather permitting. Equipment provided. COVID-19 Precautions and guidelines observed.
Good Samaritan Inn Re-Opening Dining Room
The Good Samaritan Inn  has begun the process of re-opening their dining room, and they need your help!

The Inn is looking for healthy volunteers who want to make a difference in the Decatur community! 4-7 volunteers are needed per day from 11AM-1PM. Volunteers will be responsible for helping us continue to package and serve our to-go meals!

If interested, please check out their website for more information, or call The Inn at (217)-429-1455!
Give Regularly
General Fund

Donations given to the Prairie Avenue Christian Church General Fund support the year-round ministries of the church. Your generous support keeps our building, staff, and operations working for the mission of the church. The mission of Prairie...

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For instructions in registering your Kroger Rewards Card, Click Here .

The Organization code for Prairie Avenue Christian Church is: BY235.
$29.64 was raised by 13 households who have linked their Kroger customer reward cards to support Prairie Avenue Christian Church. The quarterly contribution is for shopping at Kroger during April-June, 2020.

Joining to support the ministries of Prairie Avenue Christian Church is FREE. Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.
Share Your Faith
On July 7, 1970, Disciples on Volunteer Enlistment began operations in a small room adjacent to the boiler in First Christian Church on North Church Street with Ray Batman as coordinator. Discussions about responding to social justice issues and needs began in 1968, with the four Decatur area Disciples of Christ churches, First Christian, Central Christian, Prairie Avenue, and Antioch Christian.

Through the years, Prairie Avenue has supported the efforts and programs of Dove, Inc. We hosted the daycare program, Mother-to-Mother classes, and have been the home of the Dove, Inc. Children's Clothing Room since 2004. Our congregation has served as volunteers for Christmas Basket drives, and program advisory councils. Pastor Jason Butterick served as Dove, Inc. Board of Directors President 2012-2020.

We celebrate Dove's 50th anniversary and will continue to support its efforts to respond and lift the needs and issues of our community.