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 her civic involvement and her membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

Dr. Aleze is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School and went on to Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She received her Masters in Divinity from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. She also earned a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership from Houston Graduate School of Theology. Additionally, she is holds an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential through the International Coaching Federation, and membership with the National Association of Parliamentarians.

Dr. Aleze currently serves as a Conference Superintendent, in the Central and West Districts of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. Before entering full time ministry in 2008, was the Assistant Controller for the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Inc. Prior to her current appointment of Conference (District) Superintendent, Aleze served as the Director of Leadership Development for the Indiana Conference, and in the North Texas Conference in a host of ministry settings, as the Associate Director of Leadership Development, the Associate Pastor at First United Methodist-Commerce and Campus Minister for Wesleyan Campus Ministry at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Family Promise – 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. This Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be a volunteer workday at the new property to do some cleaning, organizing, putting together furniture, and more. If you would like to help, please contact Lisa Ochoa at lisa@familypromisehendrickscounty.org with your availability.

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 and the hallway seems empty, please turn off the hallway lights. Thank you for helping your church family to be good stewards and save the church some money.

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 also want to thank Mick and Linda Linn and the Dairy Queen for donating Dilly Bars to the walkers; even the dog had an ice cream treat! Because of your generosity, we are happy to report that we have raised $4,246 to help the Ukrainian refugees facing so many difficult obstacles. Wow, that’s amazing! Donations are still being accepted until the end of the month. Thank you, again, for your support of this vital ministry!

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!

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.