Our Heritage

“We whose names are hereby attached as charter members of the Christian Church of Harrison Township pledge ourselves as individuals and as an organized church of Jesus Christ to be governed by the teachings of Jesus Christ and His apostles as contained in the New Testament.”

On May 23, 1858, this statement was signed by a group which began meeting together in a log schoolhouse in the Southeastern part of Harrison Township.  These charter members were:  J.J. Long, David McNie, Sr., John Davidson, Robert Thompson, John F. McMillan, Robert McMillan, Matthew Brown, Woodsen Long, Jacob Remington,

Albert Johnson, John Brown, Launcelot Johnson, Spencer Johnson, Agnes Drinkwater, Mary Johnson, Ann Long, Grace McNie, Susan Long and Eliza Parker.

On October 8, 1858, 13 square rods were purchased from Jacob Remington for $15.00.  The first building was erected in 1858.  It was a structure that was 20 feet x 30 feet.

Membership fell off during the Civil War but rose to its high in 1878 with 323 members.

Although there were a number of ministers of various lengths of stay, the first recorded full-time pastorate was in 1896, by Milton Wells.  That same year the old building was torn down and a new building erected.  It was dedicated on October 10, 1897, with 5 of the charter members present.

In the early 1900’s, five acres of land were purchased from the Clias Clime estate for a parsonage.  In 1917, a basement was added under the church.  In 1918, the gables, a part of the original building, were removed and the building reroofed.  In 1947, the original parsonage was torn down and the present one built.

In 1957, Prairie Creek Church began sharing a minister with Urbana, and later Oak Grove.  The Church has had its highs and lows, but in June of 1987 began an exciting new venture by striking out on its own.  In January 1988, for the first time in over 30 years a full-time minister began his ministry at Prairie Creek Church.

On May 10, 1992, Prairie Creek Church disassociated with the Disciples of Christ and became a non-denominational church.

In 1996 Prairie Creek associated with the Central District of the Evangelical Free Churches of America.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

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