Fall Discipleship Brochure

UMCOR: Support Hurricane Relief

Fall Schedule Begins September 10

Celebrating 150 Years in Our Building

Please mark your calendars, and join us on Sunday, June 11th for a special worship service at 9:30am, when our congregation will gather to celebrate 150 years of worship and ministry in our current location. (There will be no 8:30 service on this morning.) Bishop Sally Dyck will be preaching during the service that will also include special visitors, special recognitions and music from our Chancel Choir, Bellissimo Handbell Choir and our Carillon. Then, stay on to peruse the special exhibit in Friendship Hall, created by PUMC’s Historical Committee and, finally, join us for a luncheon in Fellowship Hall.

Watch the Announcements sheets in your bulletin for information on how to sign up for the luncheon.

Although PUMC’s history stretches back beyond 150 years, to include worship in other locations since its founding 188 years ago by the circuit-riding minister Jesse Walker, this majestic building has stood the test of time and bore faithful witness to the area’s transformation from a sleepy little Indian frontier settlement…to a blue-collar farming community…to a bustling suburban town – prized for its location near waterways, major interstate highways, and its stubborn reluctance to completely break from its small-town roots, simple values and pastoral way of life.

Although a church building is just a place, it can also be an enduring symbol of a community’s desire to lay a cornerstone of faith, as solid as the limestone block of which it’s built: A bold way to say, “We’re here by God’s good grace ALONE, and we intend to live our lives in His service and, by the way, we’re intent on bringing others to God as well, as we journey in the faith.” It required love, sweat, financial sacrifice and a willingness to work through the inevitable bumps along the way, all the while giving the glory to God alone.

So, to all of the Pastors, lay persons, brothers and sisters, families and children that came before us – who loved, worked, taught, evangelized, and prayed here, we say, “Thank you. Well done, pilgrim – for being the REAL church behind this church building.” May God continue to bless the witness and work of Plainfield United Methodist Church. Our story is still unfolding. Onward to the next 150 years of witness, worship and ministry here at PUMC!

Summer Sunday School 2017

Vacation Bible School 2017

Big Serve Sunday

Special Worship Schedule for May 7 — Big Serve: Change the World Sunday

8:30am           Worship and Communion with Chancel Choir

10:00am         Worship and Communion (*** No 11am Worship ***)

Preacher: Eun-Hye Choi on “Is any Big Serve Too Big?”


Summer Worship Schedule

Sunday Morning Schedule (summer)

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

NOTE!  On June 11th this year there is only a 9:30 service, at which we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of our building.

8:30 – 9am Weekly Eucharist (Holy Communion)
9:30 – 10:30am Worship and Summer Sunday School*
10:30 – 11am Coffee and Fellowship downstairs in Janet Brown Fellowship Hall

*Summer Sunday School classes are held for incoming preschoolers through 5th graders. Children begin the hour in worship with their families and then move to their classrooms following the children’s sermon.  There is NO Sunday School on May 28.

Nursery Care in the summer is available during the 9:30 service from 9:15am – 10:45pm in Room 208.  There is no nursery care during the 8:30 service.

The Big Serve: Change the World – May 6-7

Move from your seat to the street May 6 & 7 to participate in The Big Serve: Change the World. Your hands will bring hope and restoration to your own community.

Women’s Retreat on April 29

3rd Annual Women’s Mini-Retreat!

Please plan to join us on:
Saturday, April 29th
9:00 – 11:00am
for a morning of devotion, fellowship and fun.

This year’s theme is “Garden Getaway.” We will focus on how we can allow God to be a part of our lives in every season.

Breakfast will be served!

So that we can be sure to have enough materials and food for everyone, please RSVP.  Call the church office at (815) 436-9651 for more information.