The United Methodist Church Of Plano
 
 
 
Renewing hearts and minds through the proclamation of God’s Word
Important Announcement Update as of November 14th
 
Please review the new discipleship page to prepare for the upcoming bible study pastor is planning to lead. It will require signing up for RightNow Media to participate, and that is FREE.
 
The church is still closed from normal activities.
If you are participating in limited Sunday worship, masks are required, otherwise join us live on Facebook Sunday 10 am.
 
 
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
 
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:2
 
 I know this year has been swallowed up by fear, anxiety, despair and tension, both inside the church and outside. However, I am as excited as I have ever been to preach the Gospel. I believe our community and our nation desperately need Jesus. We must, therefore, continue to boldly worship Jesus and bring the Good News of salvation to as many people as we can:  family to family, friend to friend, through in-person worship and online, for there is no greater hope than the hope we have in Christ Jesus!
 
 In the sermon series for both Hebrews and Galatians, we saw the importance of clinging to the Gospel for hope and strength. Hebrews reveals Jesus as the Sovereign One, in control of everything. Hebrews 6:19 reminds us,  “We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain.”  Now is the time for us to lay hold of that Anchor which is Jesus. Many in our community, maybe even those closest to us, are wondering where to turn for help, for security.  We have been called for such a time as this to live what we say we believe and share the security we have in Jesus. However, if churches are in chaos, they will be unable to serve to the full capacity God is calling us to. This means we must be unified. Unity does not mean all thinking alike. We must not mimic our culture by letting arguments and disagreements divide us.  This means not devouring one another as the Apostle Paul taught in Galatians 5:15, “But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.” It is at this crucial time in our history that Christians should lead the way in grace and reconciliation, standing firm in what we believe while loving and respecting those who disagree with us. That is only possible by holding tight to the Anchor of our soul.

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

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. The really exciting news is that RightNow has worked aggressively to help pastors and churches stay connected while being physically apart. They have developed something similar to Zoom where pastor Steve plans to lead an interactive Bible study without some of the issues with Zoom namely, the only way to participate in the Bible study is to have a RightNow account. Once pastor decides on the study, you will see it on our website, Facebook and via email.
 

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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.