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

Important Announcements / Upcoming Events

 
October 4th 7 pm – Charge Conference
 
 
We look forward to seeing you in person Sunday at 10am, otherwise join us live on Facebook.
 

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
 
“if my people…” I am confident many could finish this verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14.
 
2 Chronicles opens with the end of the Davidic kingdom and the beginning of king Solomon’s reign. Some years have passed by the time we arrive at chapter 7. To say that king Solomon and the children of Israel are in full celebration mode would be a gross understatement. Life could not get much better, the kingdom of Judah and Israel have been united once again, the Temple of the LORD has finally been completed and they were about to consecrate it, but most important Israel was walking with their LORD again. Life was great!
 
However, chapter 7 verse 13 brings a slap of reality as the LORD says, “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people,” I wonder if Solomon was confused by the LORD’s declaration? Why would God bring up these dire situations at such a wonderful time? As the sovereign all-knowing LORD (Side note, notice who controls everything). God knew this time of ease and celebration would not last forever, He knew His people would once again turn their back on Him and He would have to bring correction to His people. Yet God never leaves His people with out hope as we see in verse 14, “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
 
Our land needs healing, the body of Christ needs healing, our leaders need healing, we need healing! Where does it start? With you and me, the people of God called by His name. Notice, the LORD said “my people” not the prevailing culture, not those are not His people, it must start in the house of the LORD. Furthermore, the healing comes from YAHWEH, not government, or any other human institution but from God.
 
What do we have to do to get the LORD’s attention?
 
Uncompromised submission to God, turning from our wicked ways and turning to God. Unloading on Him if you will, all the sin we need fogiven. On our knees or lying face down in the carpet getting as low as we can get, humbling ourselves in stature and spirit, (spirit being most important, not everyone can kneel or be face down on the floor). The LORD requires absolute surrender and compete confession of sin. Then and only then will He be moved to heal our land.
 
We find ourselves in desperate times, we need Jesus to heal our land and His church. The question is, will we follow Almighty God’s design for Him to hear us? IF my people…
 
Pastor Steve
 

Contact Us

The United Methodist Church of Plano
219 N Hale Street (corner of Clark and Hale)
Plano, Illinois 60545
Phone: 630.552.3700
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
 
 

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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.
 
What should I wear to church on Sunday?
Attire at The United Methodist Church of Plano is whatever makes you feel most comfortable. You will probably see a little of everything, from suits and ties to nice jeans and a polo.
 
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-6th 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.