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CROP Walk for Hunger

The 2022 Community CROP 4-mile walk for hunger will be held on September 25 at 2:00p.m. CROP (Christian Rural Overseas Program) is sponsored by Church World Services (CWS) and organized by local churches and groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world. Food pantries across the US report an increase … Continue reading CROP Walk for Hunger

Last Saturday Lunch: August 27, 2022

Please join us for the Last Saturday Lunch on August 27. 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 will serve from 11:00 to 12:30.

Coming Soon: The United Women of Faith Cookbook

Plainfield United Methodist’s United Women in Faith, formerly United Methodist Women, is preparing a wonderful custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our members and others within the church. The cookbook will be professionally published and will indeed become a treasured keepsake. We also feature many of Phil Heffelman’s well-loved soup recipes from the Homeless Ministry … Continue reading Coming Soon: The United Women of Faith Cookbook

PUMC Searching for a New Custodian

Application MUST be filled out online before you will be considered for this position. Go to: pumc.link/jobapplication2022a to complete the application. Plainfield UMC (PUMC) is looking for a self-starting, responsible individual to become PUMC’s Custodian. The custodian position is a 30-hour-a-week job under the Facility Manager’s direct supervisory responsibility and accountability. The work supports the … Continue reading PUMC Searching for a New Custodian

43rd Annual Quaker Day Parade

The 43rd Annual Quaker Day Parade is Saturday, September 17. This year’s theme is “There’s No Place Like Home.” Our church community is full of activities and missions. Submitting a float to the parade would show our commitment to our community. If you are interested, please contact Charity Aton before August 15 at caton@pumc.org or … Continue reading 43rd Annual Quaker Day Parade

Plainfield UMC 2022 Graduates

PLAINFIELD UMC CONGRATULATES ALL THE GRADUATES OF CLASS OF 2022. Gracen A. BlackwelderPlainfield High School. Academic and Technical Honors, Summa Cum Laude, AP Scholar, National Honor Society, Tri Kappa Scholarship, SCAD Achievement, and Honors ScholarshipsSavannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.Favorite memory: Playing laser tag with the Youth Group Nolan GrayPlainfield High School.Academic Honors … Continue reading Plainfield UMC 2022 Graduates

Fall Food Drive

Plainfield UMC (PUMC) needs non-perishable items for the local food pantries we serve.There is still a need. Food pantry shelves are empty in many cases. We ask everyone to bring food early for our annual Fall Food Drive. We will distribute bags and lists on August 7. We will collect and distribute your generous gifts … Continue reading Fall Food Drive

Community Open House

You are invited to a Community Open House on Saturday, July 30, from 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. at Almost Home at 7233 East 300 South in Plainfield, IN. Families experiencing homelessness in Hendrick County will now have an overnight shelter with Family Promise while working toward their own home! See what all the excitement … Continue reading Community Open House

Faithful and Inclusive

The Bible, Sexuality, and The United Methodist Church Pastor Charlie Wilfong and Rebecca Blackwelder will host the six week study Faithful and Inclusive, The Bible, Sexuality, and The United Methodist Church in the Worship Annex, starting Sunday, August 7 at 12:15 p.m. There is still time to sign up and childcare is available if, needed! … Continue reading Faithful and Inclusive

Media Ministry

Worship at Plainfield UMC incorporates technology to add meaning and relevance to the worship experience. We are searching for volunteers to help ensure our musicians and pastors can be seen and heard on Sunday mornings. We currently have open positions for sound board operators and live streamers in both worship services. (Live stream involves operating … Continue reading Media Ministry

UMCOR

In Afghanistan, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,000 people and injured thousands more. In Bangladesh and India, millions of people are displaced from continuous rains that have produced severe flooding. Join us in prayer for God’s provision amid the destruction of lives, homes, and the upheaval of whole communities. UMCOR is reaching out … Continue reading UMCOR

Faithful and InclusiveThe Bible, Sexuality, and The United Methodist Church

Pastor Charlie Wilfong and Rebecca Blackwelder will host Faithful and Inclusive, The Bible, Sexuality, and The United Methodist Church in the Worship Annex, starting Sunday, August 7 at 12:15 p.m. There is still time to sign up and childcare is avaiable if, needed!Faithful and Inclusive, developed by Rev. Rob Fuquay, the senior pastor at St. … Continue reading Faithful and InclusiveThe Bible, Sexuality, and The United Methodist Church

Last Saturday Lunch: June 25, 2022

Please join us for the Last Saturday Lunch on June 25. 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.

Drive-thru Food Drive

As society comes to grips with higher costs for the bare necessities, there is a growing need for food and personal care items. PUMC continues its work to show love, share hope, and serve those in need by collecting these items. Items are collected on Sundays between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Mondays between … Continue reading Drive-thru Food Drive

Rachel Circle Potluck and Meeting

Rachel Circle’s June meeting will include a special musical guest, potluck dinner, and an update from Family Promise. The meeting will be Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. in Clayton Hall. If you have any questions, contact Jane Meyer at dougandjane.meyer@gmail.com.

PUMC Youth Online Auction

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

Second Saturday Lunch

We invite you to come in and pick up a carry-out meal between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on June 11, 2022. 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 pumc.org/ministries.

Almost Home Volunteer Day

Family Promise has purchased a house that will become the new overnight shelter for the families in the residential program. Renovations are almost complete! The goal is for families to start using the property in late June. There will be another volunteer day Saturday, June 4 and June 11, for two shifts from 9:00 a.m. … Continue reading Almost Home Volunteer Day

PUMC Welcomes Craig Hooker, Custodian

PUMC’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is pleased to announce that Craig Hooker has joined the PUMC staff as a part-time custodian. Craig assumed the responsibilities of this position effective May 31. Craig brings significant experience to PUMC, having had a long and successful career in custodial and maintenance services in schools and other public … Continue reading PUMC Welcomes Craig Hooker, Custodian

Rev. Dr. Aleze M. Fulbright

Rev. Dr. Aleze M. Fulbright is an ordained elder in The United Methodist Church who is a person of conviction in living a personal mission to encourage, equip, and empower all people to live on purpose and live out their God-giveness. Additionally, she enjoys fellowshipping with family and friends, while also connecting with community through … Continue reading Rev. Dr. Aleze M. Fulbright

Discernment

Pastor Hannah Wiswasser – Associate Pastor, hwiswasser@pumc.org IT’S ORDINATION MONTH!!! It’s hard to express how excited I am and have been for this month. Ordination has been the dream, the goal, for so long, and now it’s finally here! As I look back over my journey to ministry and the first few years, it feels … Continue reading Discernment

Like a Volcano

Pastor Charlie Wilfong – Lead Pastor, cwilfong@pumc.org They are powerful. Our feelings that is. It can be overwhelming when we are mad, sad, glad, afraid, jealous, or frustrated. Sometimes we ignore strong emotions because they are negative, and we don’t know how to handle them. Sometimes the feelings just come bubbling out of us. We … Continue reading Like a Volcano

Help Turn Off Lights

We would like to make you aware that, now that PUMC has an electronic door locking system, there is no longer a need for lock-up crews to lock doors and turn off lights. If you are in a classroom and your meeting is over, please turn off the lights. If you are exiting the building … Continue reading Help Turn Off Lights

Crop WALK News

A HUGE thank you to all who joined us for the Walk4Ukraine and the generosity of the donors! We had 19 walkers, and Melissa’s sweet dog joined us to raise money for this special walk. We had a great time of camaraderie and exercise and had fun meeting new people. You are all awesome!!! I … Continue reading Crop WALK News

PUMC Youth Online Auction

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

2022 Youth Confirmands

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

PUMC Youth Online Auction

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

Last Saturday Lunch: May 28, 2022

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.

CROP Walk for Ukraine

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

Job Opportunity:Part-time Custodian

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

Resurrection Power

Pastor Charlie Wilfong – Lead Pastor, cwilfong@pumc.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

It’s Gonna Be May!

Pastor Hannah Wiswasser – Associate Pastor, hwiswasser@pumc.org 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!

Endowment Program

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

PUMC’s Homebound Ministry

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

With Our Deepest Gratitude

“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

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