The United Methodist Church Of Plano
 
 
 
Renewing hearts and minds through the proclamation of God’s Word
Important Announcement Update as of March 30
 
 
The Church Building will be closed through April 30.
 
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.  Therefore a difficult decision was made that The United Methodist Church of Plano will suspend in person worship.
 
The church leadership met to discuss our options regarding worship. In place of in person worship a small team and the Pastor will live stream an abbreviated worship service every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. on our  Facebook page. 
 
To stay connected join us on Facebook Live Monday – Friday at 10:30 a.m. 
 
 
 
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
 
 
Worship Time: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday School:   9:00 a.m. 
 
Pastor Steve Saunders
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pastors Pen
 
We’ve been here before. Maybe not this place and time, but we have been in a place of national panic before. Our country has faced giants in the past. Wars and rumors of war, presidential assassinations, diseases, flu, riots, etc.
 
Each giant was unprecedented and often unexpected. But they all had something in common: each one caused fear, and each one brought new challenges to the faith of Christians. Will we be controlled by fear or by faith?  COVID 19 is no different. No matter what it’s called, is the giant we face bigger than the One who spoke the universe into existence?  Of course not. God is bigger than anything that comes against us, even formidable giants.  The question is, where do we find truth and the strength to stand?
 
The Christ follower has three responses.  First, we pray; this is where we begin to gain strength. Second, we dig into the Bible, feeding our souls on Truth. Third, we look back to the LORD’s faithfulness, not only in the Bible, but in our lives as well. This 3-prong approach will give you power from on high to stand against the giants of fear, panic and the unknown.
 
In Romans 12:12, Paul takes faith to the next level while facing extreme difficulties. He states, “Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.” We may say, “That’s easy for Paul; he’s a spiritual giant specially gifted by Jesus.” Yes, he was mightily gifted, but how could he tell Christians to rejoice in hope or be patient in affliction?  He could because he endured brutal trials and still thrived as a Christ follower.
 
In 2 Corinthians 11:24-27 Paul detailed what he suffered since becoming a Christian.  He was beaten 5 times with 39 lashes each time, three times beaten with rods, stoned, shipwrecked three times, dangers from rivers, robbers, his own people, Gentiles, false brothers, many sleepless nights, hunger, thirst, often without food, cold and lacking clothing.  He goes on in verse 28: “Not to mention other things, there is the daily pressure on me: my care for all the churches.” Paul knew what it meant to face insurmountable trials and to have his faith in Christ challenged.  However, he also knew where to find real hope, the living hope that is Jesus Christ. He practiced what he professed, and Jesus gave Paul the power to stand during times of intense difficulty. 
 
I encourage you to read Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  When you do, remember what he endured before he wrote it. Paul lived Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” May you find strength, peace and hope from the Word of God!
 
Philippians 4:6-7
Pastor Steve
 

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 1857. 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.

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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
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