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What’s Happening with the United Methodist Church? (FAQ)

Grace and peace to you. In recent years there has been a lot of activity and debate in the United Methodist Church as a denomination, especially around homosexuality. I work closely with Indiana Bishop Julius Trimble and our Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Fulbright, as I chair the Indiana Conference Committee on Episcopacy. Our church rules (the … Continue reading What’s Happening with the United Methodist Church? (FAQ)

Annual Charge Conference: October 22, 2022

Plainfield United Methodist Church (PUMC) members are welcome to attend this church’s annual business meeting on Saturday, October 22, 2022,10:00 a.m., at Greenwood UMC. We will conduct the necessary business of the church, make appropriate reports to the District, and celebrate our ministry and life together.Contact the church office for more information.

Food Drive

Thank you for your continued support of our food pantry collection instituted in March 2020. We have been faithful with our collections and deliveries weekly and are switching collection times to match current giving patterns. Food collection will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sundays at door number 1. You can also drop … Continue reading Food Drive

Second Saturday Lunch: October 8, 2022

We invite you to come in and pick up a carry-out meal between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on October 8, 2022. Please enter through door 14 and go to the kitchen; someone will be there to get your meal. If you know of someone who might need a meal, visit pumc.org/ministries.

Dinner and a Meeting

Inflation and increases in fixed costs present a challenge in preparing the 2023 Basic Ministry (operating) Budget.Your Plainfield United Methodist Church (PUMC) leaders want you to have a complete understanding of the financial needs of PUMC as we prepare to bring our commitment cards to the altar to be consecrated on October 30. So, come … Continue reading Dinner and a Meeting

Music Moment: September 25, 2022

The composer of today’s postlude, Charles Wesley (1757–1834), was the eldest son of Charles Wesley, the leader of the Methodist movement. Charles the younger’s musical talent was inherited from both parents. He was organist in London of Surrey Chapel before 1794, then of South Street Chapel, Welbeck Chapel, and Chelsea Hospital, and finally of Marylebone … Continue reading Music Moment: September 25, 2022

Kairos Is Going to Prison

The Kairos Prison Ministry will have a table in Main Lobby on September 25 and October 2. We want to surround this ministry with prayers throughout the weekend at the Plainfield Correctional Facility, October 6 – 9. This will be the first weekend at the facility in three years. Along with wrapping the ministry in … Continue reading Kairos Is Going to Prison

2023 Budget Information Meeting

Inflation and increases in fixed costs present a challenge in preparing the 2023 PUMC Basic Ministry (operating) Budget. If giving does not increase, we will change what we experience—staff, missions funding, etc. We want you to have the best information possible so that you can pray and consider carefully what percentage of your income God … Continue reading 2023 Budget Information Meeting

“Bundle Up” Coat Drive

Winter will soon be upon us, which means cold weather and time to “Bundle Up.”Each year the Plainfield Church federation collects coats, scarves, gloves, and other cold weather gear to help families in need.We need everyone’s help in this task, so please, if you have any of these items that are no longer needed, bring … Continue reading “Bundle Up” Coat Drive

Last Saturday Lunch: September 24, 2022

Join us for Last Saturday Lunch on September 24. Last Saturday Lunch is a free lunch available to everyone. Please pass the word and bring a friend. Door 14 will be open, and we will serve from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Reserve Your Copy Today! The United Women of Faith Cookbook

Plainfield United Methodist’s United Women in Faith (UWF), 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 … Continue reading Reserve Your Copy Today! The United Women of Faith Cookbook

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 September 10, 2022. Please enter through door 14 and go to the kitchen; someone will be there to get your meal. If you know of someone who might need a meal, visit pumc.org/ministries.

Church-wide Study: “Creed, What Christians Believe and Why” by Adam Hamiliton

The small group study begins on September 18, 2022. Explores what Christians believe, why they believe, and why it matters through the Apostles Creed. We’re all searching. Sometimes the search is easy: type a question, and the answer pops up. But sometimes, our questions are complicated, and the answers are difficult to see and harder … Continue reading Church-wide Study: “Creed, What Christians Believe and Why” by Adam Hamiliton

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. 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 … Continue reading Food Drive

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

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