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

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Sun July 17 | 11:30am (after service) Church Picnic (Parking Lot and Dining Hall)
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
 
June 2022
 
Authority is a word that will elicit different reactions from people depending on their life situation. For example, children may rebel against parental authority because they feel it is restrictive for no reason, not realizing that the authority exercised is for the child’s good. While the definition of authority cannot be changed, the interpretation of authority may differ depending on the context. For example, the United States military have, for the most part, authority over the lives of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines; this is quite different compared to how the authority of school teachers is exercised.
One of the issues that most of us have with authority is that we, in general, do not want someone to stop us from doing what we want to do and when we want to do it. The second issue we have with authority is the abuse of authority that we see on a regular basis. Once we see the abuse of authority, or the flagrant disregard of authority, we can fall into the trap of thinking that if no one honors authority, why bother? This mindset easily leads to chaos.
 
We are often told that world leaders are our ultimate authorities; some even say that, in America, the United States Supreme Court is the ultimate authority in our country. Are they? No. As followers of Jesus Christ, we must remember that He, and He alone, is the Supreme and Final authority. Accordingly, the Bible, God’s written Word, is where we learn of Jesus’ sovereignty and authority. Matthew 28:1 states that “…All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” The question for Christians is: will we submit to Jesus and His written Word? There cannot be any fence-sitting, middle ground, or neutral ground. We either come under His rule and authority or we do not.
When we are faced with the difficult decisions of marriage, abortion, transgender ideology, gender fluidity, etc., it is absolutely crucial that we run to God’s Word. We have allowed these divisive issues to become sociopolitical issues. However, they are not. These are spiritual issues that the Author of life must guide us in. We have no greater authority to turn to except the King of kings and the Lord of lords who created us in His image as male and female – who breathed us into existence with the breath of life. In Philippians, Paul states: “Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father.” There is no greater authority!
 
In Christ,
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?”
 
 

News

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.