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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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
 
What does New Years Eve or New Years Day mean to you? What significance, if any, does it have in your life? For me, in my younger non-Christian days, it meant I had a “reason” to engage in a few hours of excessive foolishness (don’t act like you don’t know what I am talking about).
 
I understand the “fresh start” and the “new year, new me” thought process, it does seem logical. However, the logic breaks down in that, if we are going to engage in something so life changing as reading our Bibles, getting physically fit etc. why would we wait to begin? Why not begin immediately? Bottom line, January 1st is just another day on the calendar.
 
Having said that, in the church we often use the new calendar year as a starting point for our new sermon theme, this year our theme is, “Living by Faith”. Sounds so simple. Yet, how often is our faith in Christ challenged by our life experiences? Over the next twelve months we are going to dig in to the Scriptures to explore what living by faith really means, exploring the situations that knock our faith in Jesus off of our firm foundation. Since the birth of Jesus’ Church Christians have dealt with extremely difficult situations and faced them even conquering them empowered by faith in Christ.
 
January 9, 2022 under the banner of “Living by Faith” we will begin a new sermon series from the book of Haggai, “Time To Rebuild”. Sermon title: “Is the Prophet Talking to Us?” Do you want to take another step toward spiritual growth and maturity in 2022? Then make the commitment to study God’s Word more intensely than you have in the past. Make 2022 the year you look back and say, “look at where I was and look how God has matured my faith”.
 
Happy New Year,
 
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
 
 

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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.
 
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.