The United Methodist Church Of Plano
 
 
Renewing hearts and minds through the proclamation of God’s Word

We look forward to seeing you in person Sunday at 10am.

 

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Sat Dec 11 | 8:30 am to 10:30 am | small kitchen Cookie Walk
Sun Dec 12 | 2 pm to 3-ish pm Christmas Carol Sing
Sun Dec 12 Hat & Mitten Tree donations due
Tue Dec 14 Poinsettia orders due (cost $8)

Fri Dec 24 | 5 pm & 11 pm Christmas Eve Services

Theme for 2021

Amplify the Word of God in our Lives.

We are surrounded by noise, work, family, school, politics, covid, illness, even the noise of isolation drowns out the still small voice of God.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: We believe that our community, now more than ever, needs the church of Jesus Christ, however we also recognize our responsibility to help keep our community safe and healthy. 
 
It’s during challenging times that we have the opportunity to walk by faith. Pray for Gods peace, comfort and protection.
 
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.John 16:33
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Pastors Pen
 
No one escapes life without trials and troubles. If some of us have forgotten this, the last 18 months has reminded us of that fact. Some trials are long and difficult and some are brief. Many of us have been operating in survival mode through riots, a contested election, the border crisis and the frightening hostility in Afghanistan. For some people, just reading this may bring on a sense of angst. This does not even consider the personal challenges that shake our faith. We live in an unprecedented time in world history. Most of us have everything we could ever want, and many have all we could ever need to survive.
 
This was not the case for Mary and Joseph. While the cause of their situation was different than ours, the effects remain the same. Many of us have experienced the physical effects when our personal lives are turned upside down. We may experience sleeplessness or illness. Our faith in God is challenged, with anxiety removing our focus from our loving heavenly Father who is our Anchor (Hebrews 6:19)
 
For Mary and Joseph, fear of the Roman Empire, stigma of pregnancy before marriage, the outlandish claim that God made Mary pregnant, lack of money, and a long, arduous journey near the end of her pregnancy meant their life was in chaos personally, spiritually, emotionally and nationally. Making matters worse, they had no place to stay, and no one would make room for them except in a stable.
 
But something happened that would alter history forever. The Creator of the universe was about to break through time and space to fulfill the promise He made in Genesis 3:15: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” Three decades after the Incarnation, that baby in the manger fulfilled those prophetic words from Genesis. He still works that way in our life as well, today and forever, through Christmas and beyond. Jesus brings order out of chaos, courage in place of fear, power over anxiety, wholeness out of brokenness, and new life. This Christmas, remember you are eternally loved by Almighty God who kept His promise to rescue us. “The angel said to them, ‘Don’t be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people. For there is born to you today, in David’s city, a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord.’” Luke 2:10-11.
 
Merry Christmas,
 
Pastor Steve
 

Contact Us

The United Methodist Church of Plano
219 N Hale Street (corner of Clark and Hale)
Plano, Illinois 60545
Email: office@umcplano.org
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Service Time: Sunday 10:00 am

Our Staff

Stevan Saunders, Pastor | pastor@umcplano.org
Admin | office@umcplano.org

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DISCIPLESHIP

RightNow Media

This is a Christian company that has a passion for Christian discipleship, through using digital Bible studies and conferences. They have an enormous library of solid theologically sound content for all ages. We are connected with RightNow Media. Our church pays a monthly fee which allows us to give access at no cost to our congregants who set up an account. To set up an account with RightNow Media either text RIGHTNOW UMCPLANO to 41411 or go to this page to get access. 
 

Easter 2021 – J.D. Greear

The resurrection is the most important moment in history, but it is more than an event we remember on Easter Sunday. Join pastor J.D. Greear as he takes a deeper look at Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection in the Gospel of Matthew, revealing the ways we should see ourselves in Jesus’s story.
 
Jesus died for us so that he could be alive in us today. Easter changes everything.
https://www.rightnowmedia.org/Content/Series/477705
 
 

Trailer

Advent 2020 – A Savior is Born – Pete Briscoe

Has Christmas lost its significance?
It’s one of the most familiar stories in human history: the birth of Jesus in a lowly manger in Bethlehem. A Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Yet, how can we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of our Savior in our frantic, consumer-driven society? How do we make sure the Christmas holiday remains a Holy Day?
In each of these four Advent sessions in this video Bible study, viewers will experience cinematic short films that capture events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ. Then Pete Briscoe will open up Scripture to bring us back to the roots and heart of our faith in Christ.
 

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ABOUT US

First and foremost, WELCOME! We are so glad you found us. The United Methodist Church of Plano has been serving the community since 1856. At United Methodist Church of Plano, we know that it is important for us not only to experience God’s Love, but also to give it. Whether or not you’ve ever been to church before, we’d love to welcome you into a church family where you’ll be loved and accepted.
 

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When are the Worship Services?
The United Methodist Church of Plano offers a casual traditional service that begins at 10:00 am every Sunday morning held in our beautiful sanctuary.
 
Do you have child care available? What about my children?
Nursery care is available for ages 4 and under located just off of our sanctuary in our Education Building. Sunday School is also offered for K-7th grade from 9:00 am to 9:45 am prior to worship service. Children are always welcome to sit with you in worship as well. We offer a variety of Sunday School classes for all age groups.
 
Where can I get information to take home?
There is a Welcome Table located on the stage area next to the sanctuary. You will find welcome packets and all sorts of information regarding our church and community. Please help yourself to any of the resources.
 
What do Methodists believe?
United Methodists profess the historic Christian faith. We hold true the mission statement of the United Methodist Church which is “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”
 
What is expected of members?
We expect members of The United Methodist Church of Plano to be faithful to it by their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. We also encourage all members to worship regularly, grow in their faith by participating in a small group or class, to serve God with their hands by serving both in the church and in the world, and to give in proportion to their income.
 
How can I join UMC Plano?
If you are considering membership, your first step would be to join us for our next Membership Meet & Greet where you will learn more about The United Methodist Church of Plano, get to know the pastor, review expectations for becoming a member, and explore how you can best fit into the life of the church. Please see Pastor Steve after a worship service or contact him direct at pastor@umcplano.org.