Return to Open Elements Communion

At Plainfield United Methodist Church, we celebrate an open table; all ages, including children with parents’ good guidance, and all faith backgrounds, are invited and welcome to fully participate at God’s table, where Jesus is the host.

Today, we are returning to inviting everyone to come forward to receive either open elements or packaged elements.

Plates are available at the front of the sanctuary to receive your tithes, offerings, and Connection Cards when you go forward to receive Communion.

Live stream worshipers, please use crackers or any bread; and grape juice, juice, or water with enough for everyone at your location.

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 off food at The Donation Depot during open office hours, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

We will also arrange assisted transfers upon request. If you need assistance transferring food to the church, it can be arranged by calling Pastor Ken at 317-590-9589. The demand for food is up, and Plainfield UMC is doing its share in meeting the demand with your faithful donations.

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 handling money.

Class begins on Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. You can sign up at!

Contact Stephanie Hughes at for special pricing on Finacial Peace University or any questions.

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 youth and their parents and caregivers.

We have participated in this program by providing:

  • Volunteers
  • Transportation
  • Financial Donations

You can find out more about this organization at their website at


Our Superintendent, Dr. Aleze Fulbright, has set a date for a Special Called Charge Conference on Wednesday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m., at PUMC to consider the support and recommendation for certification of Shannen Shortt as a candidate for ministry. Church Council members will vote on this single-agenda item. For more information, please get in touch with the church office.

Basic Ministry Budget: Adult Discipleship

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 the Basic Ministry Budget, 7 cents of it supports adult discipleship.

Adult Discipleship: $69,296

United Methodists are passionate about making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. At PUMC, we believe that powerful catalysts for transformation are learning and fellowship. Whether you want to read the Bible in a year, engage in a churchwide study, or join a support group, PUMC has a seat with your name on it! Recent offerings include “Disciple Bible Study” short-term classes and Lectio Divina reflections twice a month. You’ll also find ongoing adult Sunday School classes, social groups for all ages, and gatherings for men and women.
Thank you for supporting adult discipleship here at PUMC!

Total 2023 Basic Ministry Budget: $1,033,349

For more information about the PUMC Basic Ministry Budget and the Narrative Budget, see the January or February Circuit Rider or check out

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 February 12, grocery bags with needed items were available after the 8:45 and 10:00 a.m. worship services.

Deliveries of the collected donations will happen between February 19 and 26.

Monetary donations will be gratefully accepted if you cannot make it to the grocery store.

Your help in providing food for hungry people is greatly appreciated.

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 integrity, honesty, responsibility, self-discipline, and spirituality. We are seeking part-time staff to support our program in fulfilling its mission. Discounted childcare rates are provided for staff children. This position requires the following;

  • Experience working with children
  • The ability to help with homework and plan activities for school-age children
  • Daily availability from 3:30-6:00 pm (potential to pick up more hours possible)
  • An individual who would be comfortable driving a 12-passenger van

Candidates must be punctual, reliable, and able to pass a background check. The pay rate is $13.00 – $15.00 per hour. To apply, please complete the application, including references and salary requirements. For more information, visit