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Second Saturday Lunch: February 11, 2023

We invite you to come in and pick up a carry-out meal between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month. 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…

Serving the Children of Plainfield

“Serving the Children of Plainfield” is Plainfield United Methodist Church’s (PUMC) “Big Thing.” We asked the school counselors and nurses at Plainfield’s elementary and middle schools what items we could collect to help the children. All donations may be dropped off in the bin marked “Students of Plainfield” in the Donation Depot, near door 1.…

Ash Wednesday Worship

Join us on Wednesday, February 22, 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…

“Souper” Bowl Sunday

“Souper” Bowl Sunday is a game day food drive that takes place the day before the Big Game, on February 12. Bring in a can of soup to help stock local food pantries!All you need to do is bring a can of soup to Plainfield United Methodist Church on Sunday, February 12, 2023.If you have…

Basic Ministry Budget: Worship

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. Of every dollar you generously give to support the Basic Ministry Budget, 30 cents support…

Winter Food Drive

Even though Plainfield UMC has been collecting and delivering food each week in recent months, the Mission Committee planned a special food drive for January, to help emphasize the needs of the local area food pantries during this time of thanksgiving. On January 29, grocery bags with needed items were available after the 8:45 and…

Last Saturday Lunch: January 28, 2022

Join us on the last Saturday of the month for a free lunch. Pass the word and bring a friend. Everyone is welcome! Door 14 will be open, and we will serve from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

Kids Connection Leader/Driver (part-time)

Do you enjoy working with children of all ages? Are you looking for a positive work environment with competitive pay? Our mission at Kids@PUMC is to serve the families and children of our community. We provide a safe Christian environment surrounded by love and acceptance. Helping our children grow in Christ-like values and attitudes of…

Men’s Breakfast: January 21, 2023

Plainfield UMC’s men, young men, and guests gather at the church on the third Saturday of the 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…

2023 Narrative 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. See how PUMC uses budget dollars in 2023 to show God’s BIG Love and help others grow in faith. Children: $105,840 At PUMC, we want every child to know they are loved…

Second Saturday Lunch: January 14, 2023

We invite you to come in and pick up a carry-out meal between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month. 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.

Family Promise Meals: January 22-28, 2023

The New Year is here! Join us in serving our neighbors, the families staying with Family Promise, while they work to get on their feet. Plainfield United Methodist Church (PUMC) will provide evening meals for Family Promise on January 22-28, 2023. The families are now in the new shelter – Almost Home – at 7233…

Plainfield Youth Assistance Program

The Plainfield Youth Assistance Program serves as a voluntary early intervention and prevention advocacy process for youth ages 3-17 and families who have experienced challenging life circumstances. PYAP is a program of staff, volunteers, and collaborative agencies that utilize a holistic process to bring together local resources and provide support, enrichment, and unique opportunities for…

Christmas Poinsettias

POINSETTIAS GIVEN BY AND IN LOVING MEMORY Betty Barding in memory of Keith Barding and loved ones Rebecca Blackwelder in memory of Barbara Blackwelder & Horace Blackwelder: loving parents to Mark & Rebecca and grandparents to Gray and Mark Jr. Kay Blevins and family in memory of husband and father Jack Blevins Ruth Anne Bowen…

Bishop’s Offering for Children

Each year the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church lifts the Bishop’s Offering for Children to support children’s ministries locally and worldwide. PUMC will receive this offering on Sunday, December 18, in the available special envelopes that Sunday. Thank you for your generous support of this offering.

Christmas Eve Offering for Family and Child Ministries

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…

Last Saturday Lunch: December 31, 2022

Join us on the last Saturday of the month for a free lunch. Pass the word and bring a friend. Everyone is welcome! Door 14 will be open, and we will serve from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Men’s Breakfast: December 17, 2022

Plainfield UMC’s men, young men, and guests gather at the church on the third Saturday of the 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…

Financial Peace University

If you’ve ever felt like you can’t get in control of your money, you’re not alone. You’d be surprised how many people you know are struggling just like you. But it’s time for that struggle to end—starting when you take a Financial Peace University class. In nine lessons, you’ll learn biblical and commonsense ways of…

Crop Walk Thank You

Thank you to all who helped and participated in the 2022 CROP Walk. 23 walkers from 5 churches walked the local trails behind the rec center, and 7 churches donated financially. A total of $ 3,344.00 was raised to help feed the needy! And a big thank you to Mick and Linda Linn for donating…

Thank you!

Thank you to the following individuals that have done such a fantastic job of caring for the Plainfield United Methodist Church Memorial Garden for the past year. The garden always looks so calm and beautiful. Thank you to the following for all your hard work and care; Special thanks to Gene and Janet Young for…

Service/Volunteer Opportunity: Children’s Ministry

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 for more information or volunteer.

PUMC SPECIAL CALLED CHARGE CONFERENCE DECEMBER 14, 2022

Our Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Aleze Fulbright, has set a date for a Special Called Charge Conference. On Wednesday, December 14, at 7:00 p.m., Church Council members will vote to establish the PUMC clergy compensation for 2023 and revise the PUMC Gift Acceptance Policy.

Pick Up 2023 Giving Envelopes

The 2023 giving envelopes will be available for pick up in the main lobby from Sunday, December 4, through Sunday, December 18. If you do not have envelopes and would like them, please contact Rebecca Blackwelder, PUMC Financial Administrator, at 317-839-2319 x.227 or rblackwelder@pumc.org.

Mitten Tree

PUMC will be collecting hats, gloves or mittens, and scarves through December to keep children warm during the winter months. The Mitten tree, located in the lobby near the PUMC office, is ready to receive your gifts of warmth! Please “decorate” them with mittens, gloves, scarves, hats, etc. Your gifts will be given to Fletcher…

Alternate Christmas Gifts

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…

Plainfield UMC Youth Pizza Fundraiser

Please help support our 2023 service mission in Costa Rica & Summer Camp Scholarships in Indiana by purchasing freshly-made pizzas from the PUMC Youth! Why are we selling Greatway pizzas? Because we couldn’t get Christmas trees to sell this year. The youth need to raise funds for Camp Adventure scholarships and the 2023 mission trip…

2022 Christmas Poinsettia Orders

Help decorate the church in celebration of Christmas. Poinsettias may be given in memory, to honor loved ones, or to celebrate a special event. Your dedication will be listed in the worship folder on December 18. If desired, you can pick up your poinsettia any time after December 27. Poinsettias are $12.00 each, and payment…

Christmas Day Worship, 10:00 a.m. “Unplugged”

On Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, we will host an informal “unplugged” worship time in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. only. Pastor Charlie and Donna will lead in the a capella singing of a few carols, reading scripture, prayer, and a Christmas devotion. We will not live stream this, the only event at Plainfield United…

Second Annual Carol-A-Thon

Plainfield United Methodist Church’s Second Annual Carol-A-Thon will be on December 4, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. Voting for the carols ended on November 20. However, you can still donate to support the Bishop Christmas Offering for Children by check (“Carol-A-Thon” in the memo line) or online using SecureGive (choose Carol-A-Thon). Thank you! If you have…

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree mission provides gifts, cookies, a bible, and a personal message from their parent for the children of incarcerated people who cannot provide gifts themselves. You can help by choosing a child from one of the Angel Trees in the Main Lobby on 11/20, 11/27, and 12/4 (or until they are gone)! Once…

Family Promise Meals: December 5-10

Plainfield UMC is scheduled to provide evening meals for Family Promise the week of December 5-10.The families are now in the new shelter – Almost Home – at 7233 E. County Road 300 S., Plainfield, IN. Since all the families are staying there now, meals no longer need to be packaged by family. They aim…

Last Saturday Lunch: November 26, 2022

Join us for Last Saturday Lunch on November 26. 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 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Festival Choir Open Call

You are invited to be a part of the Festival Choir to sing on Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. worship hours. We will rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the choir room on December 1, 8, and 15. Enter through Door 2. Unlock code is 1517. Dress rehearsal…

Men’s Breakfast: November 19, 2022

Plainfield UMC’s men, young men, and guests gather at the church on the third Saturday of the 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…

Fall Food Drive

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 6, 2022, to help emphasize the needs of the local area food pantries during this time of thanksgiving. On November 6, grocery bags with needed items were available after the…

United Women in Faith Bake Sale: November 20, 2022

Mary Martha, Rachel, and Hope Circles of the United Women in Faith will be having a Bake Sale on Sunday, November 20, from 8:30-11:00. Proceeds will go to the Lucille Raines Substance Abuse Recovery House in Indianapolis. Come and enjoy some goodies!

Second Saturday Lunch: November 12, 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 the second Saturday of the month. 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.

Serving the Children of Plainfield

“Serving the Children of Plainfield” is Plainfield United Methodist Church’s (PUMC) “Big Thing.” We asked the school nurses at Plainfield’s elementary and middle schools what items we could collect to help the children. All donations may be dropped off in the bin marked “Students of Plainfield” at door number 2 (office entrance). If you have…

Second Annual Carol-A-Thon

Plainfield United Methodist Church’s (PUMC) Second Annual Carol-A-Thon will be on December 4, 2022, at 6:30 p.m You choose the Christmas carols we will sing at the Carol-A-Thon by voting with donations! If you have any questions, contact Zoe Wiltrout at zewiltrout@att.net.

The Great Organ Spook-tacular

Don your favorite costume and bring the entire family to a pipe organ concert perfect for all ages! With music ranging from Bach’s famous Toccata & Fugue in D Minor (known to many as the “Phantom of the Opera”) to a medley of tunes from Harry Potter, PUMC’s family-friendly tradition continues with this open-to-all, informal…

Trunk or Treat on Simmons Street

It’s that time of year again, and you are invited! Join Plainfield United Methodist Church (PUMC) and the Guilford Library for a family-friendly night of Halloween fun. Trunk or treat, carriage rides, bounce house, an indoor trick or treating experience, and more will all be available on Simmons Street. Bring everyone you know to this…

Last Saturday Lunch

Join us on Saturday, October 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.

Men’s Breakfast: October 15, 2022

Plainfield UMC’s men, young men, and guests gather at the church on the third Saturday of the 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…

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…

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