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

Important Announcements / Upcoming Events

August 23rd – Life Line Screening – Pre-registration is required,
Call: 1-888-653-6450
or visit:
Package 1: $139 – Plaque, Vascular Disease and Heart Rhythm Package (4 tests)
Package 2: $149 – Add and Osteoporosis Screening to Package 1 (5 tests)
Carotid Artery (Plaque) Screening – Ultrasound scan of the carotid arteries that screens for buildup of fatty plaque – a leading cause of strokes. Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening – Evaluates for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the lower extremities, which increases the risk of heart disease.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening –
Ultrasound screening for an abdominal aneurysm (enlargement) that could lead to a ruptured aorta. Heart Rhythm Screening (Atrial Fibrillation) – A quick and easy test using EKG electrodes placed on the arms and legs to identify the presence or absence of an irregular heartbeat. Osteoporosis Risk Assessment – Ultrasound screens the heel for bone mass density, Osteoporosis is painless and silent in its early stages.
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
Recent Newsletters:
August 2021
July 2021
June 2021
May 2021
Pastors Pen
Typically, I reserve this space for spiritual development and discipleship. However, I will be at times using my column for important updates concerning, our church, district, Annual Conference and the global UM denomination, such is the case this month. By they time you read this, the Northern Illinois Annual Conference will have completed the first half of its 182nd annual conference, with the second half coming in October.
When I arrived to Plano in 2016, the Northern Illinois Annual Conference had seven district superintendents. A few years later that number was reduced to 6 as we continued to close multiple churches every year. As of July 1, 2021 the Northern Annual Conference re-wrote the district lines and the number of districts and superintendents was reduced to five. July 1, we became the Prairie South District. In 2016 the former Aurora DS Rev. Dick Wisdom cared for close to 70 churches, Rev. Jeffry Bross followed while the number of churches in the Aurora district fell to 61, our new DS Rev. Brian Gilbert serves 73 churches. As you can see, while the number of DS’s has been reduced the number of churches our DS serves is basically the same. During one of the legislative sessions on July 16, 2021 our Annual Conference approved the closing of eight churches.
Now, some exciting news to share. We have signed a contract with Bovard Studios from Iowa to begin the work on our windows! The LORD has brought in over $56,000 so far. We sent a down payment check for $14,948 to Bovard Sudios, we should see work begin late August early September. July 9,2021, we hosted blood drive with Versiti Blood centers of Illinois. Nine people came to give blood which resulted in 27 lives being saved. On top of that, two passionate families committed to giving $20 ($40 total) for every blood donor. This challenge was twofold, first it was to get people excited to donate blood and to help raise funds for the Save The Windows fund, a total of $360 dollars was raised for the Windows.

On a technical note, we are working to improve the quality of our on online presence. Matt Wyncoop has looked into a number of “streaming” cameras and I have contacted JNE Productions for advice on the proper camera for not only our current needs but our possible future needs.
The camera we are planning on purchasing is $1,500. Whatever unit we decide to buy with greatly enhance our sound and video quality, as well as enhancing the overall worship experience for those who are viewing online as the camera has the ability to “pull” back to show the congregation then zoom in on the pulpit when necessary. We are a little more than half way to have all the funds needed.
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
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Our Staff

Stevan Saunders, Pastor |
Admin |

Social Media

youtube channel


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.


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.



About Amazon Smile

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.


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.


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