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The meaning of confirmation is closely related to that of baptism. Baptism and confirmation are part of an ongoing, lifelong process of growing in grace. The confirmation program is one piece of this lifelong process of Christian discipleship. The larger picture is Christian formation, being transformed – over time and through the work of God’s … Continue reading 2022 Youth Confirmands
The annual PUMC Youth Online Auction is happening again this year, and your support is needed! Why get in on the action, especially if you don’t have teens? By supporting PUMC youth, you will make a difference in their spiritual growth and development. Your prayers and donations will make a difference in the programs and … Continue reading PUMC Youth Online Auction
Please join us for the Last Saturday Lunch on May 28. Last Saturday Lunch is a free lunch available to all in the community. Pass the word and/or bring a friend. Door 14 will be open and we serve from 11:00 to 12:30.
This year’s Vacation Bible School is just around the corner! The theme this year is Lava Lava Luau. Emotions are like a force of nature, but with God’s help, we can learn to take control of our emotions before a storm hits! During our fun week at the Lava Lava Luau, we’ll see what God’s … Continue reading Lava Lava Luau: Registration is now open!
PUMC sponsored a successful CROP Walk for Ukraine on May 1. Monies collected during the walk will be sent to the partners of Church World Services in Moldova. Over 200,000 refugees have crossed the border and require assistance. Money is still being collected and will be donated to the CROP Walk for Ukraine for the … Continue reading CROP Walk for Ukraine
Plainfield UMC’s men, young men, and guests gather at the church on the third Saturday in May at 8:30 a.m. for food and fellowship.We meet in Clayton Hall/Worship Annex. Bring an empty stomach, a friend, and your Bible! Be ready to be nourished through delicious food and the word of God! Hope to see you … Continue reading Men’s Breakfast: May 21, 2022
Plainfield UMC is looking for a part-time custodian (20-29 hours/week). The custodian position is under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager and supports the needs and requests of the church staff and children’s ministries with the following duties & responsibilities. Interior Duties Vacuum all carpeted floors; clean tile floors Check for proper operation of … Continue reading Job Opportunity:Part-time Custodian
Pastor Charlie Wilfong – Lead Pastor, firstname.lastname@example.org They are everywhere. Batteries make so many of our devices work. It’s portable power. They power our phones, music players, computers, and even some cars. You can replace some batteries. Others just receive a fresh charge of power and are ready to go again! Delivering the power that … Continue reading Resurrection Power
Pastor Hannah Wiswasser – Associate Pastor, email@example.com It’s finally the month of May, and you know what that means! No more NSYNC/Justin Timberlake memes until next April and racecars! May is my favorite month of the year. While the Indianapolis Motor Speedway events have been condensed over the years, it’s still 2 full weeks of … Continue reading It’s Gonna Be May!
May is Endowment Awareness Month. To allow everyone to learn more about the Endowment program, Glenn Howell will be speaking to the Adult Sunday School classes on May 15. Glenn is the Director of Development of the United Methodist Foundation of Indiana, which is the arm of the United Methodist Church that PUMC’s Endowment program … Continue reading Endowment Program
To help show God’s BIG love, PUMC sends out a mailing each week to those of our congregation who are homebound and unable to join us in person for worship. Each mailing includes a copy of the worship folder from that week and a copy of HomeTouch® – a devotional and activity page signed by … Continue reading PUMC’s Homebound Ministry
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 The homeless ministry at Plainfield United Methodist Church began in 2007. The ministry has a rich history of volunteers working to feed and clothe the homeless. Phil Heffelman is one of the … Continue reading With Our Deepest Gratitude
This week, we highlight the Basic Ministry Budget. The operating budget for Plainfield United Methodist Church is more than line items on a spreadsheet. It’s a story of love in action. PUMC uses gifts to the budget to show God’s BIG Love and help others grow in faith. Out of every dollar you generously give … Continue reading 2022 Basic Ministry Budget: Children & Youth
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a treea long time ago. Warren Buffet Are you aware some of the trees on the PUMC property were “planted a long time ago” as a memorial to someone special? The flagpole by the Office Door was a gift to the Church by a long-time member, … Continue reading May is Endowment Awareness Month
Kinderbells is a musical opportunity for younger children. If your children or grandchildren are age 3 and over, they are eligible to participate in Kinderbells!Kinderbells are bright-colored bells, each representing a note of music.When the children see the color of the bell, they ring. It is that simple!Mark your calendars: April 27, 6:30 p.m. rehearsal … Continue reading Attention Moms, Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas! Kinderbells is coming!
Join us on Saturday, April 30, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Clayton Hall (Door 14) for an excellent lunch and fellowship. If you know someone who might need a meal or would like to volunteer, visit ‘Next Steps’ at pumc.org.
Family Promise will have an overnight shelter for families experiencing homelessness very soon! With the support of the RJS Foundation, Family Promise purchased a 5,000 sq/ft home with 7 bedrooms, where the families can recover from the trauma of homelessness and begin to rebuild their lives. Our volunteers will be able to provide meals, activities, … Continue reading Almost Home
Thanks to a very generous donation, we are able to remodel the sanctuary. The remodel, which we hope will be started and completed by late summer, will involve carpeting the entire sanctuary floor, retreading of the steps to the platform and replacing the current pews with padded chairs. Efforts are being made to make sure … Continue reading PUMC Sanctuary Pews
Exciting news! Disciple Fast Track will cover New Testament in eight short weeks. The class will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday evenings starting in May and continuing through June. The New Testament study will be a great way to start the summer and help everyone become better disciples of Jesus Christ. Picture yourself joining … Continue reading New Testament Disciple Bible Classes Start in May
The Meaning of Holy or Maundy Thursday Christians commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper when he broke bread and gave the cup to his disciples, initiating the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. John’s Gospel tells of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet and giving a new commandment. Maundy Thursday worship traditionally includes Holy Communion and sometimes foot washing … Continue reading Holy Thursday
The Meaning of Good Friday Good Friday celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history of the world. Ever since Jesus died and was raised, Christians have proclaimed the cross and resurrection of Jesus to be the decisive turning point for all creation. Paul considered it to be “of first … Continue reading Good Friday
PUMC will sponsor a CROP Hunger Walk to help the refugees from Ukraine on May 1 at 2:00 p.m. The CROP walk is a community-wide event sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local churches or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. The mass exodus of people … Continue reading CROP Walk for Ukraine
GIVEN IN LOVING MEMORY OF: My loving husband Bruce, by Denise AlmSteven Linville and Paul Fulp, by AnonymousMy husband, Bill, and our parents, by Barbara BakerKeith Barding and Loved Ones, by Betty BardingMy father Noble Bowen, by Pam BlackardHorace Blackwelder, our loving father and grandfather, by Mark & Rebecca BlackwelderTed Blosser, by Lynn BlosserDonna Coulson, … Continue reading Easter Lily Dedications
PUMC will be providing the evening meals for Family Promise families the week of April 18-23. To provide a meal or get more information, please contact Mary Raver at firstname.lastname@example.org.The families are currently staying at the WoodSprings Suites Hotel in Plainfield. Meals can be dropped off there or earlier in the day at the Resource … Continue reading Family Promise Meals April 18-23
Plainfield UMC’s men, young men, and guests gather at the church on the fourth Saturday in April at 8:30 a.m. for food and fellowship. We meet in Clayton Hall/Worship Annex. Bring an empty stomach, a friend, and your Bible! Be ready to be nourished through delicious food and the word of God! Hope to see … Continue reading Men’s Breakfast – April 23, 2022 (Date Change)
You’re invited to join a special group of people who have agreed to use God’s gifts in his service. Some have been part of this group for many years. Some have recently accepted God’s invitation to join in service. If you have the spiritual gifts of faith, giving, hospitality, service, and help, consider becoming a … Continue reading A Special Opportunity for You!
Join Plainfield United Methodist Church to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Everyone is welcome! Consider personally inviting friends, family, neighbors to celebrate Easter with you. There is plenty of room, great music, and an uplifting message for everyone to enjoy.
Help decorate the church in celebration of Easter. You may give Easter lilies in memory or honor of loved ones, or celebrate a special event.Flowers are $10 each. Payment must accompany your order.Order your Easter Lillies by going to pumc.org/easterlilies by April 11, 2022. If you need assistance placing your order, please call Brent Miller … Continue reading Easter Lilies
The Staff Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce that we have selected Lynn Blosser to serve as the Director of Music and Choirs. We have also selected Jane Iles to serve as the Music Assistant to support Lynn. We celebrate their gifts and welcome them to these roles.
Each year an offering is received on UMCOR Sunday (today) which enables that agency (the United Methodist Committee on Relief) to respond immediately to disasters or other emergencies around the world. Money then given for those specific geographic areas or issues at the time of need goes 100% as designated. This offering provides the leadership … Continue reading Once A Year
Please join us for the Last Saturday Lunch on March 26. Last Saturday Lunch is a free lunch available to all in the community. Pass the word and/or bring a friend. Door 14 will be open and we serve from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Eggstravaganza is back for 2022, and your help is needed! When we last hosted Eggstravaganza in 2019, we welcomed more than 200 children and their families. As you can imagine, with this many expected guests, many volunteers are needed. Volunteers are needed to help setup, welcome and register our guests, run craft stations, stuff eggs, … Continue reading Easter Eggstravaganza Needs your help!
We are excited to announce that Eggstravaganza is back for 2022!Eggstravaganza is a free community Easter Egg Hunt event on April 16 at 10:00 a.m., and everyone is invited!Join this community event is in Wesley Woods, behind Plainfield United Methodist Church. There will be candy, crafts, Esau the Donkey, and more!Crafts will begin at 10:00 … Continue reading Eggstravaganza 2022
This week, we highlight the Basic Ministry Budget.The operating budget for Plainfield United Methodist Church is more than line items on a spreadsheet. It’s a story of love in action. PUMC uses gifts to the budget to show God’s BIG Love and help others grow in faith.Out of every dollar you generously give to support … Continue reading 2022 Basic Ministry Budget: God House
March 19, 2022 Plainfield UMC’s men, young men, and guests gather at the church on the third Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m. for food and fellowship. We meet in Clayton Hall/Worship Annex. Bring an empty stomach, a friend, and your Bible! Be ready to be nourished through delicious food and the word of … Continue reading Men’s Breakfast
PUMC Young Adults exists to empower college students, recent grads, and young adults in their 20’s and 30’s to be the church today. We are a real church, full of real people, with real problems, looking for real answers. We strive to provide a safe environment for anyone—whether you are churched, unchurched, or navigating faith … Continue reading PUMC Young Adults
If you like numbers, you might want to continue reading. These numbers will enlighten everyone about the success of the Endowment program at PUMC. When the Mission, Memorial & Worship/Arts Funds investment accounts were established in 2008, initial investments totaling $50,828.14. In 2020 the Pipe Organ Fund was established, and the total investment balance for … Continue reading Endowment Report for 2022
New book study and teaching series starts June 1 In How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas explores Romans 8. He calls it “the best chapter in the Bible.” Dr. Thomas finds an exposition of the steps through which God leads his people in the process of their salvation. … Continue reading Romans 8 Book Study
Join women of all ages on March 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the NewDay Praise Worship Annex for a night of fellowship, dinner, and a movie! We will be showing A League of Their Own.Visit pumc.link/ladies-night to sign up and let us know if childcare is needed. We cannot wait to see you there!
We invite you to come in and pick up a carry-out meal between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on February 12, 2021. Please enter through door 14 and go to the kitchen, and someone will be there to get your meal. If you know of someone who might need a meal, visit “Ministries” on pumc.org … Continue reading Second Saturday Lunch
This week, we highlight the Basic Ministry Budget.The operating budget for Plainfield United Methodist Church is more than line items on a spreadsheet. It’s a story of love in action. PUMC uses gifts to the budget to show God’s BIG Love and help others grow in faith. Out of every dollar you generously give to … Continue reading 2022 Basic Ministry Budget: Adult Discipleship
Join us on Sunday, March 13, for the Work as Worship Retreat! This conference from RightNow Media helps Christians understand how they can impact their work lives. We’ll be streaming this event in the Worship Annex starting at 12:30pm. The conference runs until 3:30pm, but breaks are included! We’ll have some light refreshments. Registration is … Continue reading Work as Worship Retreat
Join us on Wednesday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. for Ash Wednesday worship. Pastor Charlie will bring the message and direct us with the imposition of ashes. If you prefer to observe Ash Wednesday from your home, the service will be live-streamed at pumc.tv. You can pick up a packet of ashes with instructions for … Continue reading Ash Wednesday Worship
Join us on Saturday, February 26, between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Clayton Hall (Door 14) for an excellent lunch and fellowship. If you know someone who might need a meal or would like to volunteer, visit ‘Next Steps’ at pumc.org or the pumc.org kiosk in the main lobby by the blue wall.
Feb 19, 2022 Plainfield UMC’s men, young men, and guests gather at the church on the third Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m. for food and fellowship.We meet in Clayton Hall/Worship Annex. Bring an empty stomach, a friend, and your Bible! Be ready to be nourished through delicious food and the word of God! … Continue reading Men’s Breakfast
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