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

Important Announcements / Upcoming Events

 
August 23 – Life Screening
What’s included?
Carotid Artery Screening (Plaque)
Ultrasound evaluation of the carotid arteries that screens for buildup of fatty plaque – the leading cause of strokes.
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening
Uses ultrasound and blood pressure measurements to check for peripheral arterial disease (plaque build-up) in the lower extremities.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
Ultrasound is used to screen for the existence of an aneurysm (enlargement) in the abdominal aorta that could lead to a ruptured aortic artery.
Atrial Fibrillation
A quick and easy test using EKG electrodes placed on the arms and legs to identify the presence of an irregular heartbeat at the time of screening. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke by 5 times.
Osteoporosis Risk
An ultrasound measurement of the shin bone to determine abnormal bone mass density.
 
 
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
Pastors Pen
 
4 July, 1776, America began the march toward independence. The peoples of the Colonies were willing to give their all for freedom, theirs and their posterity. Freedom is a word that evokes strong emotions of hope, joy, and release. The word freedom may also remind us of battles fought for the freedom we enjoy today. For example, the Revolutionary War brings to mind freedom that came through a bloody battle where great sacrifices were made to free The Colonies from the tyranny of Britain. Freedom brings to mind the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War. A horrific war fought for the freedom of enslaved human beings made in the image of God. Freedom comes at a high cost. We owe a great debt of gratitude to all who have sacrificed so much for our freedom today.
 
In reality freedom is only a word, it has no power or meaning unless acted upon, it consists of seven letters but has no power or authority unless acted on by individuals or is protected by a system of government. Something from my high school history classes gripped me and has never let go, I learned of freed slaves who did not know they were free. This was heartbreaking for me, what could be worse than being set free and not knowing it? Being declared free from slavery yet still living in bondage. I believe what could be worse is knowing that you have been set free but the fear of being free causes you to remain in bondage under the hand of a master.
 
This often happens in our spiritual life, living in spiritual bondage while having been set free. In his letter to the Galatians Paul said, “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand therefore, and do not submit again to a yolk of slavery” Galatians 5:1. What does Paul mean when he says, “For freedom Christ set us free…” He means that we have been set free to live free. Paul is saying Jesus did not die on the cross to set us free from sin and death only to have us live in spiritual bondage. Likewise, writing to the Christians in Rome Paul, states, “For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2.
 
Upon His crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection Jesus signed, sealed and delivered our spiritual emancipation! Christ conquered the tyranny of sin, death and Satan so that those who surrender to Him live free from the bondage of fear, anxiety, besetting sins, anger, unforgiveness etc. Christ Jesus is calling us to a life of bold freedom to live for Him and His glory. Most of all we have been given the freedom by Christ to share the Gospel, that Jesus is The Way of salvation! Let us therefore, grab hold of the freedom we have in Christ.
 
Galatians 5:1
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. 
 

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
 
 

Trailer

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.
 

Trailer

 

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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.