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

Important Announcements

Updated January 9th

 
I know that many of us have missed have the time of praise and prayer during service. I have been working on using a feature offered to allow us to share these via the website. I have added the page to the menu. There is one issue that I was not able to fully solve but I have provided directions at the top of the page, so please read those.
 
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.
If you are participating from home, we are trying to make sure the post for the sermon is available before service as we are including the call to worship and music.
 

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
 
Three events in world history have a greater impact on humanity than any other, they are; the birth of Christ, His death and His resurrection. We know in order for someone to die they must first be born. At our Christmas Eve services we acknowledge this; we celebrate the birth of the Savior while holding in tension His impending death on the cross. I would like us to focus on Jesus’ resurrection and the importance of His triumphant exit from the tomb, specifically, what does the resurrection mean for us today? The simple answer is Jesus’ resurrection means that He has opened the door for eternal life for all who will receive Him. Jesus has conquered not only sin but death! That is wonderful news for a fallen humanity! It is the great trade, we incur a debt of sin that we are unable to pay, He takes our sin and pays our debt. However, I believe the resurrection not only gives us the promise of eternal life in heaven, it also validates the Bible, which in turn helps us to trust the Bible. In other words, because the promise of the coming Messiah and His sacrificial death and resurrection has been fulfilled, we know the rest of God’s Word can be trusted.

For example, in Genesis 3 following the fall of Adam we read of the One (the seed of the woman) who will crush Satan. Isaiah and Jeremiah speak of the root or stump of Jessie, this great Savior who will come, the One who will reign on David’s throne forever. Jesus’ birth fulfills a part of the promise. Isaiah 53 speaks of the suffering servant, preparing the reader of what lay ahead for the Savior. Jesus tried telling the disciples multiple times that He must be turned over to sinful men and give His life as a ransom. He said, “For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.” He did exactly that! Promise fulfilled. Since these promises have been fulfilled (and many others) we have confidence that all of God’s Word, the Bible is trustworthy. Let us be mindful of that as we celebrate Resurrection Sunday and every day.

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
 
 

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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.
 

GET ALL THE ANSWERS YOU’RE LOOKING FOR HERE!

 
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.