Prairie Chapel is a welcoming community of faith that seeks to be active followers of Jesus Christ.

Our services are traditional yet informal and our music is from the hymnal with occasional gospel music thrown in. Smiles and laughter are not unusual.
Pastor: Rick Matson
Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church
3700 County Road 227
Fulton, MO 65251
Email: rmatson573@aol.com
Cell Phone/text: (573) 529-1210
What to Expect in Worship

Sunday. 10:00 AM. Traditional worship service (traditional hymns with an occasional gospel hymn thrown in, informal liturgy and preaching).

Communion is served every first Sunday and on special occasions. Our Communion Table is open to all. It is not Prairie Chapel’s table, or the denomination’s table, it is the Lord’s table, and all are welcome.

What do I wear?
There is no dress code and the entire spectrum of dress is represented each week. You may find a tie or a dress, but jeans are never out of place.

Are my children welcome?
Children are welcome on any Sunday! Children’s packets are available at the rear of the church to keep little hands busy. Children’s Sunday School is in our fellowship hall during the worship service. Children will be dismissed from the worship service after a special Children’s time to go downstairs for their lessons. There they will learn about the scripture of the day through storytelling, video, games and crafts.  or the children, including babies and toddlers are welcome to stay in worship. Children’s sounds remind us of the new life we have in Christ.

Will I be asked for money?
No. An offering is taken, but as a guest your presence with us in worship is your gift.

Leading People to an Active Faith in Jesus
What should I know about the Pastor?
Our pastor is Rick Matson who has been assigned to Prairie Chapel since June 2013. He is a second (or third or fourth) career pastor who grew up in a farm community in South Dakota, is educated in engineering and management and has had careers in the US Army, in the aerospace industry and as a small business owner before becoming a Certified Lay Minister. Highlights of his Army career and with industry include teaching at West Point as a manager of Australian programs. He has been active in the church and in Bible study for 30 years. He preaches about life with a biblical emphasis.  In January 2017, "Say and Do: Learning from Jesus," will begin.  During Lent 2017, we will being a new series, "Wrestling with the Bible" to answer questions that will lead us to rely on the Bible to live lives of hope and promise.  Join us!