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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Sunday School is from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
for children in grades preschool through 8th
.
The nursery is open from 9:45 AM through the end of Worship Service.
Children, ages 0-5 years, are invited to spend their time in the nursery room.

 

Sat Dec 10 | 8:30am Cookie Walk
Sun Dec 11 | after service Children’s Christmas Program
Sat Dec 24 | 5pm Child-friendly Christmas Eve
Sat Dec 24 | 11pm Christmas Eve

No Sunday school on 12/25 and 1/1
 

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
 
December 2022
 
“Jesus is the reason for the season.” This saying came as a result of December devolving into rabid consumerism while Advent and Christmas were reduced to a season of giving. If I remember correctly, the first time I heard this phrase was when I was a freshman or sophomore in high school. While I was not a Christ follower in my high school years, and I enjoyed receiving Christmas gifts as much as anyone else, I was still irritated when TV commercials replaced Christmas with the gift giving season.
 
Why do we celebrate Christmas? Those of you who have studied the Bible know that we find no record of a celebration of Jesus’ birthday — even after his resurrection. Furthermore, there is no record of Jesus’ birthday in the four Gospels or anywhere in the New Testament. The only exception is the announcement of the Savior’s birth. Each Sunday of Advent we will be unpacking why celebrating the birth of Our Savior is vitally important today. We will begin our journey toward December 25th by starting in Genesis Chapter 3 where sin corrupted humankind and separated us from our heavenly Father.
 
Jesus came at a time of great turmoil, despair, and division — sound familiar? Yes, it is true that we are not controlled by an enemy occupier similar to how the Romans occupied and controlled Israel. However, we are a nation full of people who need hope. We need something firm to stand on and hold on to as the winds of division and despair overwhelm us. We celebrate Christmas for this reason.
 
Christmas reminds us that the Creator of the universe unconditionally loves us. During Advent, we are again reminded of the fulfillment of Scripture; we are reminded that the Word of God is true, relevant, and reliable! Hebrews 11:19-20 states: “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as the forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.”
 
That is why Christians celebrate the coming of Our Savior.
 
Merry Christmas!
 
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

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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 Operation Christmas Child

Starting tomorrow October 9th, 2022 we begin this years campaign to support Samaritan Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. Join us between then and November 13th, our deadline for dropping off a packed shoebox. Below is this years promotional video and a couple selected testimonial videos.

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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.