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.

 

Sun May 15 | 9am Last day of Sunday School
Tue May 17 | 9:30 – 11:30am Blood Screening Event Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee
Walk-in only and no appointments to be made.
Mon June 6 | 9am – 12pm Garage Sale setup
Wed June 8 | 5 – 8pm Garage Sale setup
Fri June 10 | 8am – 5pm Garage Sale
Sat June 11 | 8am – 12pm Garage Sale
Fri July 29 | 7pm Feed My Starving Children please contact Gerri Henze

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
Pastors Pen
 
We concluded our seven-part sermon series of the “I Am” Statements of Jesus on Resurrection Sunday 2022. One of the themes from this series was Jesus unequivocally stating that He Was, and Is, God. The “I Am” statements angered many of the religious leaders and people in that day because they knew Jesus was stating that He Was The “I AM” that spoke to Moses.
 
When we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, we not only celebrate the fact that Jesus conquered sin AND death on our behalf, but we also celebrate the fact that the Word of God, the Bible, can be trusted. We were told when, where, and how the promised Messiah will arrive. We were also told the mission of the Messiah and how He would give His pure life for our sinful one. All of that happened exactly how the Bible said it would. In fact, many times we read “so that the scriptures would be fulfilled” or “according to the Scriptures”.
 
What this means for us today, is that no matter how much the Bible is maligned, attacked, or ridiculed, we know that the Bible is THE truth. In John 14:2-3, Jesus tells us, “In my Father’s house there are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.” This means that, without a doubt, we can trust and count on the fulfillment of this promise! So, how can we know it is guaranteed?
 
  1. Jesus used the Truth of the Old Testament to teach the disciples, on the road to Emmaus, about himself.
  2. Jesus told the disciples many times that He was going to be handed over to sinful men and be crucified as payment for a sin debt that humanity could not pay for. He did just that.
  3. Jesus said that He would take His life back and rise from the dead. He did it!
  4. We witnessed a mini resurrection of the saints on the day that Jesus rose from the grave. See Matthew 27:45-54. Rest assured, Jesus is trustworthy. We know Jesus’ track record, so to speak, which means that we can, beyond any doubt, count on His return!
 
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 – 1:00 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. 
 

Lent 2022 – The Power of Jesus’ Names – Tony Evans

Some names live in infamy, and some names inspire the greatest kinds of hope. But there is one name above all other names, and it belongs to the Son of God, Jesus. Jesus is the most unique person who’s ever lived, and his names carry with them great weight.
 
In this six-session series, Dr. Tony Evans journeys around the stomping grounds of Jesus in the land of Israel and presents a complete picture of the Incarnate God. By teaching on each of the major names of Jesus, Tony brings us face-to-face with the Second Person of the Trinity. Shot in the major locations where Jesus himself lived and taught, we find ourselves asking one question: “What will we do with Jesus?”
 
 

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2022 Lent

Char Wyncoop, church family member of the United Methodist Church of Plano, has been wanting to design a labyrinth based on the stained glass windows at the church for some time. In late February and early March, she designed the labyrinth and then painted it during March into early April until its completion. The labyrinth measures 27’ x 27’ painted on canvas for easy portability and for people to …

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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.