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The United Methodist Church supports a ministry called Imagine No Malaria, providing bed nets to countries in Africa. Malaria is a sickness caused by a parasite transmitted through the bite of a mosquito, usually at night. It begins with flu-like symptoms and, if untreated, leads to convulsions, organ failure, and death, a preventable death! A … Continue reading Imagine No Malaria
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
Join us on Saturday, January 29, 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.
The families are currently staying at the Woodsprings Suites (6295 Gateway Dr, Plainfield, IN 46168) extended stay hotel in Plainfield down by I-70. Meals will need to be packaged by the family unit and delivered to the hotel between 4:30 pm-6:00 pm or dropped off at the Resource Center located at 238 N Vine St, … Continue reading February Family Promise
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! Hope to … Continue reading Men’s Breakfast – January 15, 2022
Once again, Covid has forced the UMW Big Game Bake Same held on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb 13, 2022, to go virtual. The 2022 Big Game Bake Sale donations will support IPS School #34 Food Pantry and Madina Village School Backpack Project. Our UMW Bakers will be donating their baking expenses to the Bake Sale … Continue reading The Big Game Virtual Bake Sale
As a part of PUMC’s Transforming-4-Tomorrow, work has begun to plan an updated and renovated kitchen. The first step in this planning is to understand the mission and needs of the church. In November of 2021, several sessions were held with small groups to gather input for kitchen needs and desires. There will be an … Continue reading Kitchen Renovation Listening Post
As society returns to a sense of “normalcy,” there is still a 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 on Sundays between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and Mondays between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. PUMC volunteers will … Continue reading Drive Thru Food Drive
We invite you to come in and pick up a carry-out meal between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on January 8, 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
The circles of the UMW will be having a Bake Sale on Sunday, February 13, 8:30-11:00. Proceeds will go to Madina School and Eleanor Skillen School 34’s Food Pantry. Come and enjoy some goodies!
Any gift you make to the Plainfield United Methodist Church Endowment benefits our church forever. The principal amount of your gift is never spent. Only the income generated, year after year, by the donation, is utilized by the church. The endowment committee oversees your gift and invests it appropriately, considering the rate of return as … Continue reading Bank Your Gift
On January 2, 2022, we will launch a worship series in Classic Worship entitled “Make Good Choices.” We will survey some common proverbial wisdom. Sometimes humorous and often shared in families, these helpful life-management nuggets have a biblical basis. These explorations will help us make a good beginning of the new year by making good … Continue reading New Year Classic Worship Series
On Christmas Eve, December 24, PUMC will receive a special offering at all worship experiences (4, 7, 9, and 11 p.m.) to support local families and children in need. The entirety of that evening’s offerings will go to ministries and programs that support and assist children, youth, and families in the local area. These gifts … Continue reading Christmas Eve Offering for Family and Child Ministries
On December 26, Plainfield UMC will have two worship experiences; 8:45 a.m. Classic Worship and 10:00 a.m. NewDay Praise. Both worship experiences will be available in person and live stream on pumc.org, Facebook, and YouTube.
Plainfield UMC received a generous gift designated for sanctuary improvements. Charged to be good stewards of all that God provides, the Church Council invites the congregation to review a proposal and engage in an open discussion about the exciting options to update the sanctuary. On Sunday, January 2, 2022, the meeting will take place in … Continue reading Sanctuary Remodel
Each year the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church lifts up the Bishop’s Offering for Children for support of children’s ministries locally and around the world. PUMC will receive this offering on Sunday, December 19, with special envelopes in the worship folder that Sunday. Twenty percent of this offering supports the Indiana Conference Outdoor … Continue reading Bishop’s Offering for Children
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! Hope to see … Continue reading Men’s Breakfast, December 18, 2021
This year, the PUMC Missions Committee has solutions for those “hard to buy” for friends and family. Consider giving a gift that will be a blessing to many. You may choose one of these five mission ministries: Family Assistance Fund, Family Promise, LSL/SSL, Madina Village School/Hospital, and Sheltering Wings, make a donation in the recipient’s … Continue reading Alternate Christmas Gifts
Exciting news! Disciple Bible Studies return in January 2022. Two classes will be offered this year, Disciple Fast Track and Invitation to the Psalms. Disciple Fast Track will cover the Old and New Testaments. The class will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday evenings starting in January and continue through May. Invitation to the Psalms … Continue reading Disciple Bible Classes Start in January
You have an opportunity to show the Big Love of God by providing meals for Family Promise. If you or someone you know would like to provide a meal one day during the week of December 12-18 for these families, please let me know. Also, let me know how we can assist you (reimbursement for … Continue reading Family Promise Needs Your Help
We invite you to come in and pick up a carry-out meal between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on December 11, 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
PUMC will be collecting hats, gloves or mittens, and scarves through December to keep children warm during the winter months. Mitten trees located in the lobby near the PUMC office and the north lobby are ready to receive your gifts of warmth! Please “decorate” them with mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, etc. Your gifts will be … Continue reading Mitten Tree
The 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, January 9 – February 13 from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.Faithful and Inclusive, developed by Rev. Rob Fuquay, the senior pastor at St. Luke’s United … Continue reading Faithful and Inclusive
Mission Committee is once again planning an Alternate Christmas Gift program.You can give a monetary gift to any of the missions listed below during the Sundays of December. You will receive a lovely card and description of the mission you choose to give to your friend or relative recipient. The responses from the receivers have … Continue reading Alternate Christmas Gifts
Help decorate the church in celebration of Christmas. Poinsettias may be given in memory or honor of loved ones or celebration of a special event. Your dedication will be listed in an insert on December 24. If desired, you can pick up your poinsettia any time after worship on December 26.Poinsettias are $10 each, and … Continue reading 2021 Christmas Poinsettia Orders
Advent is the season where we prepare for Christ’s birth. We spend the season preparing our hearts, homes, and churches for the coming of Christ. We invite you to pick up on Sunday or download from pumc.org and use this Advent Calendar throughout the season to help you and your family prepare to welcome Christ … Continue reading 2021 Advent Calendar
Plainfield UMC is looking for people to volunteer 2-4 hours a month to help teach Sunday school to children in grades K-5 or watch the younger children in the nursery. Both men and women are encouraged to volunteer. Please visit pumc.org or the pumc.org kiosk located in the main lobby by the big blue wall … Continue reading Service/Volunteer Opportunity: Children’s Ministry
Plainfield UMC is looking for 2-4 volunteers each week to clean the North, South, and Main lobbies, the Sanctuary, and the Worship Annex/Clayton Hall area. Cleaning will take 2-3 hours a week; the more volunteers, the less time it takes. Volunteers can clean on Thursday or Friday. For more information or to volunteer, please visit … Continue reading Service Opportunity: Facilities
Do you love Christmas?Do you love sing-a-longs?Are you ready to Deck the Halls, Let it Snow, or exclaim Joy to the World? If you answered “yes” to any of these, join Plainfield United Methodist Church for the 2021 Carol-A-Thon on Dec. 5, 2021! You can donate by check (enter the name of your song in … Continue reading Carol-A-Thon
The 2022 giving envelopes will be available for pick up in the main lobby from Sunday, December 5 through Sunday, December 19. If you do not have envelopes and would like them, please contact Rebecca Blackwelder, PUMC Financial Administrator, at 317-839-2319 x.227 or email@example.com.
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! Hope to … Continue reading Men’s Breakfast November 20, 2021
Members of the Plainfield UMC family that have moved on to the larger life in 2021. Juanita StultzFaith GallaherJohn MartinNancy CriderDon GroningerRick LongMarj MorrisCarol DudekJerry HelserPhil CavettMargaret HayRic McCoyDorothy MeyerLloyd McDanielFloyd BennettGeoff KlingerBob HowardMarsha WrightKathy TurnerCora Lee RosemaryJay HarbisonDixie SchmidlinSteven LinvilleJeanine MaloneyThelma Brown
The Plainfield Federation of Churches is sponsoring a Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 21, 7:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Plainfield (at the corner of Simmons St. and Stafford Rd.). The offering that evening will benefit the Community Food Pantry. All are invited to worship and give thanks at this community service.
We invite you to come in and pick up a carry-out meal between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on November 13, 2021. Please come in 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 … Continue reading Second Saturday Lunch
Even though Plainfield UMC has been collecting and delivering food each week in recent months, the Mission Committee planned a special food drive for November 7, 2021, to help emphasize the needs of the local area food pantries during this time of thanksgiving. On November 7, grocery bags with a list of needed items will … Continue reading Fall Food Drive
Every year on Consecration Sunday, Plainfield UMC likes to recognize members celebrating their 50th anniversary of membership and the newest members to the Plainfield UMC congregation. New 50-year members: Pat Conway Gail Dixon Jane Iles John Hylton Karen Taber New members: Charity Aton Carol Clem Jack Davis Sarah Denman Rebecca Rhodes Carter Rininger Claire Rininger … Continue reading 50-Year & New Members since 2020 Consecration Sunday
The Angel Tree mission provides gifts, cookies, a bible, and a personal message from their parent for children of incarcerated people who cannot get gifts for their children. You can help by choosing a child from the Angel Trees in the Main Lobby, purchasing and wrapping the present (no gift bags, please).Then return the package … Continue reading 2021 Angel Tree
With grief and the most profound sense of loss, Plainfield UMC mourns the loss of our Director of Music, Steven Linville, who entered the Large Life on October 19, 2021. He was succeeding in his battle with meningitis, but other health conditions were too severe to overcome. With the family, Plainfield UMC will celebrate Steven’s … Continue reading PUMC Director of Music Enters the Larger Life
Plainfield UMC’s Last Saturday Lunch committee is excited to continue offering in-house lunches at the church on October 30, 2021. We will be following new safety guidelines for serving. The LSL committee will evaluate each month moving forward to see if it is safe to continue serving in-house. Join us on Saturday, October 30, between … Continue reading Last Saturday Lunch
I pray that you and yours are well, and I’m glad to have seen many of you in church recently to hear this message. If you didn’t get a chance to listen, I’d like to offer a note of appreciation, provide a quick update on our finances year to date, and share the finance committee’s … Continue reading Financial Update from Finance Chairperson, Mike Simek
The PUMC Saturday Morning Men’s Group meets again on October 16 at 8:30 a.m. for their every-third-Saturday monthly breakfast (use Door #14). All men are invited for Christian conversation, fellowship and a hearty meal. No long-term commitment is required; come when you can! To learn more, go to pumc.org or visit the pumc.org kiosk located … Continue reading PUMC Men’s Breakfast on Third Saturday
We invite you to come in and pick up a carry-out meal between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on October 9, 2021. Please come in 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 … Continue reading Second Saturday Lunch
Our new door security system is now fully functional as of October 1. The new system will preclude the need for physical keys and give the church unprecedented access and security. Any existing physical outer door (1UN) keys will not function after September 30 and may be returned to the church office when it is … Continue reading New Door Security System Now in effect
Our new door security system will be fully functional as of October 1. The new system will preclude the need for physical keys and give the church unprecedented access and security. Any existing physical outer door (1UN) keys will not function after September 30 and may be returned to the church office when it is … Continue reading New Door Security System in effect Oct. 1
2021 has indeed been a year of change, but one thing that has not changed is the need to help those less fortunate. That is why Plainfield UMC will continue its tradition of participating in the CROP Walk. The CROP walk offers a chance to raise money to help end hunger in our community and … Continue reading CROP WALK 2021
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