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 Spirit – into the image of Christ.

Confirmation seeks to give the youth a systematic overview of the faith – our identity, history and heritage, practices, and beliefs. This will include our heritage and traditions as a Christian community and as a United Methodist Family and our fundamental beliefs and commitments. In addition, youth will learn what it means to live a Christian life and be involved in the church’s mission in the world.

Here are the 2022 Plainfield UMC Confirmands.

Katie Campbell

Bree Dunscombe was Katie’s mentor.
Parents: Amanda & David Campbell
Katie is involved with Youth Worship, Fish Fry, Retreat, Summer Camp, Youth Group.
Favorite Scripture:
Be strong! Be fearless! Don’t be afraid and don’t be scared by your enemies, because the Lord your God is the one who marches with you. He won’t let you down, and he won’t abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:6

Mackenzie Wagler

Hannah Wiswasser was Mackenzie’s mentor.
Parents: Jennifer & Brooks Wagler
Mackenzie is involved with Youth Worship, Fish Fry, Retreat, Summer Camp, Youth Group.
Favorite Scripture:
Be strong! Be fearless! Don’t be afraid and don’t be scared by your enemies, because the Lord your God is the one who marches with you. He won’t let you down, and he won’t abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:6

Nathan Dunscombe

Quentin Smith was Nathan’s mentor.
Parents: Bree & Luke Dunscombe
Nathan is involved with Youth Worship, Fish Fry, Retreat, Youth Group.
Favorite Scripture:
You won’t need to worry
about dangers at night
or arrows during the day.

Psalm 91:5

Zayne Courtney

Bob Preusch was Zayne’s mentor.
Parents: Heather & Jerry Courtney
Zayne is involved with Family Promise meals, Youth workdays, Christmas tree sales.
Favorite Scripture:
“…honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’”
Matthew 19:19

Maxwell Snow

Ethan Davis was Maxwell’s mentor.
Parents: Kelli & Jimmie Snow
Maxwell is involved with Angel Tree, Blessing bags for homeless.
Favorite Scripture:
Christ gives me the strength to face anything.
Philippians 4:13

Lil Fleming

Susan Ament was Lil’s mentor.
Parents: Greysen Thomas, Eric Fleming

Lil is involved with volunteering with Youth Worship, Easter Eggstravaganza.
Favorite Scripture:
Jesus said: Don’t judge others, and God won’t judge you. Don’t be hard on others, and God won’t be hard on you. Forgive others, and God will forgive you.
Luke 6:37

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 outreach available to the youth.
PUMC youth volunteer in local, national, and international mission and outreach opportunities. Our teenagers provide leadership at church summer camps and participate in activities to strengthen their spiritual growth. To support these activities and events, PUMC hosts the 11th Annual PUMC Youth Online Auction from August 26 to September 12, 2022.

Now here’s the best part! By simply donating any of the items below, you can help the vibrant youth ministry at PUMC thrive! Items that often receive the highest bids include:

  • one-of-a-kind experiences,
  • specially made items,
  • gift certificates,
  • event/concert tickets,
  • autographed memorabilia,
  • vacation homes,
  • weekend getaways.

What are some items you can donate?

Something you can do:

  • Talents you might have (Examples: providing a meal, dessert, crocheted/knit items, woodworking, etc.)
  • Teach a class (Examples: cooking, baking, knitting, art, jewelry making, yoga, etc.)
  • Professional services (Examples: financial, interior design, organizing, etc.)
  • Host a party (Examples: Progressive Dinner, Pizza Party, Game Night, Pool Party, etc.)

Something you love & frequent.

  • Gift certificates to any of the following help support local
  • businesses along with our youth auction:
  • Favorite hotels, restaurants
  • Fabulous services – Hair and nail salons, pet groomers, massage therapists
  • Family outings – Bowling, arcade, skating, etc.
  • Classes and other activities

To contribute to the auction, please complete the Auction Donation Form by visiting pumc.org/youth-auction as soon as possible. This will allow us the maximum opportunity to list your auction donation. If you know of others who would like to be included, please share this information. When the auction opens for bidding, check out our link: www.biddingforgood.com/pumcyouth and bid, bid, bid!

Lava Lava Luau: Registration is now open!

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 word says about anger, sadness, jealousy, and frustration and learn how we can respond to others who may be feeling these emotions as well. In Lava Lava Luau, kids will learn Biblical ways to express and deal with their emotions.

Lava Lava Luau Vacation Bible School will take place June 21 – 24 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. on “Wesley Island” (behind the church). All children, 4 years old – 5th grade are welcome.
To sign your child up for Lava Lava Luau, go to pumc.org/vacation-bible-school.

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 next couple of weeks. Donations can be made through the church office or online via SecureGive.com. Checks can be made to CWS/CROP with walk4Ukraine on the memo line.

Men’s Breakfast: May 21, 2022

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 there!
Check our pumc.org for more information.

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 restroom facilities while keeping adequate supplies available.
  • Dust furniture, entryways, window sills, coat racks, doors, and baseboards as needed.
  • Wash windows as needed.
  • Mop kitchen floor as needed.
  • Empty wastebaskets and trash containers daily; empty recycle containers as needed.
  • Sweep staff offices once per week or as needed.
  • Keep entryways at all entrances/exits clean to prevent accidents or hazardous conditions, especially during inclement weather.
  • Mop south stairways as needed.
  • Spot clean carpets as needed.
  • Other duties as specified by the Board of Trustees/Facility Manager.

Exterior Duties

  • Sweep/clean/shovel sidewalks as needed.
  • Wash ‘door’ windows when needed.

Additional Duties

  • Report any unusual or safety-related issues that may require the attention of the Facilities Manager, Office Staff, or local authorities (Police, Fire Department) as the situation demands.
  • See that church-owned equipment used by the custodian/housekeeper is appropriately maintained.
  • Alert the facility manager to any needed repairs or maintenance concerns.

If you are interested in applying for this job (or know someone who would be a good fit), please fill out an application at pumc.link/job-application.

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 is a part of.
Please join us on the 15th at 10:00 to 11:00 to be enlightened about the 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 Pastor Charlie. Thanks to Rosemary Lamble for her dedication to preparing these mailings each week. Please notify the church office if you know of someone who would appreciate receiving these mailings from the church each week. Thank you!

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 volunteers who has served almost since its inception. Phil, Master Chef, as named by the other volunteers, has unselfishly worked in the kitchen preparing meals for the homeless in Indianapolis and the hungry and homeless in Plainfield. Phil hung up his laddle in early May. He helped prepare over 50,000 meals during his tenure of almost 14 years. We wish him well in his “retirement.”

You are invited to help us celebrate Phil’s dedication to this ministry and applaud the unselfish service that he has demonstrated in serving the less fortunate. We hope you will join us on May 15 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in Clayton Hall for cake and ice cream.