Plano Methodist Church
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Renewing hearts and minds through the proclamation of God’s Word

We look forward to seeing you in person Sunday at 10am.
If you are unable to join us in person,
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The nursery is open from 9:45 AM through the end of Worship Service.
Children, ages 0-5 years, are invited to spend their time in the nursery room.


Tue @ 6:45am
– Men’s Bible Study


July 8 – 11 @ 9am – Vacation Bible School (VBS Registration Form)
July 14 – Church Picnic
August 18 – Ice Cream Social

2024 Acts of the Called image

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: We believe that our community, now more than ever, needs the church of Jesus Christ.
It’s during challenging times that we have the opportunity to walk by faith. Pray for Gods peace, comfort and protection.
“The LORD is near the broken hearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18

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Pastors Pen
May 2024
We have been enduring a period of division and discouragement for many years. The presidential election cycle in 2016 brought about anger and division among families, friends and unfortunately, followers of Christ. When we began to feel somewhat at ease, covid arrived and brought forth further division in both society and the church. We have been grappling with the strain of rising costs while managing familial, relational, work-related, medical, and financial stress. Oh, and more political division among God’s people.
Everywhere we turn we are confronted with the realities of the sinful human heart. Amidst unrestrained violence, border crises, wars, human trafficking, and abortions, what are we, as followers of Jesus, supposed to do? Pray!
After Jesus gives the disciples a glimpse of the coming Kingdom in Luke 17:20-37, Luke 18:1 states, “And he [Jesus] told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart.” (ESV). While the early Christians lived in a different era, their times were no less discouraging and divisive than ours. Yet, Jesus said “pray and do not lose heart.” Chapter 18:2-7 recounts the story of the persistent widow, showing us how we should be praying for what is us. We need to pray against divisions in our church and the global Christian church.
Likewise, Paul writes to the Thessalonians, “See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone, rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:15-18). Luke and Paul show us we must pray for our families, especially those who are not Christians, our church, our country, and our leaders. We are to pray for peace, wisdom, and the LORD’s care for politicians, even those we do not like – a task that I, too, struggle with. We must pray for our sisters and brothers in Christ who are suffering in the name of Jesus. Identify what God has put upon your heart and pray for it, often.
A good segue into understanding “pray without ceasing”. First, we must understand what it does not entail. It does not demand being awake 24/7, confined to your bedroom until the return of Jesus. Instead, it means maintaining a continuous mindset of prayer while awake; a mental reel always rolling with what you need to pray for. Praying without ceasing means whether you’re mowing your lawn, driving (eyes open please), doing the dishes, or changing diapers, you are praying, sometimes audibly and sometimes silently. This reveals that one way of prayer is not better than another. Jesus hears our prayer even if we are not kneeling! I bet some of you with knee, hip, or leg issues are glad to hear that.
As Christians we should be at peace even when the whole world is in chaos. Christians have peace because we have been given peace from Jesus. We have peace because we can unload our heart and souls to Him. We have peace because we know Jesus Christ, the LORD of glory, has the final Word. We know the end of the story. If you need a reminder, read the last two chapters of Revelation.
Pastor Steve

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Plano Methodist Church
                                                                                                                                  A Global Methodist Congregation                         
219 N Hale Street (corner of Clark and Hale)
Plano, Illinois 60545
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Service Time: Sunday 10:00 am

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RightNow Media

This is a Christian company that has a passion for Christian discipleship, through using digital Bible studies and conferences. They have an enormous library of solid theologically sound content for all ages. We are connected with RightNow Media. Our church pays a monthly fee which allows us to give access at no cost to our congregants who set up an account. 


2024 Vacation Bible School

Monday, July 8 to Thursday, July 11 – 9am to 11am – “The Great Jungle Journey” 
For all community children Preschool through 8th grade. Donation is $10 per child (includes t-s …


Nurturing The Garden of Your Soul – Womens Retreat

You are invited to join us for our first Annual District Women’s Conference! Click “Read more …” below for details.


5Qs Bible Study (Discipleship)

Mondays at 6:30 pm to 7:30 starting Jan 22, 2024 will be a discipleship small group and Bible study using the 5Qs method. “Leadership” of the meeting will rotate between members who are attending but there is only 2 things needed to lead. The first (which can/will be provided) is a cheat sheet for the 5 questions. The second is choos …



First and foremost, WELCOME! We are so glad you found us. The Plano Methodist Church has been serving the community since 1856. At the Plano Methodist Church, we know that it is important for us not only to experience God’s Love, but also to give it. Whether or not you’ve ever been to church before, we’d love to welcome you into a church family where you’ll be loved and accepted.


When are the Worship Services?
The Plano Methodist Church offers a casual traditional service that begins at 10:00 am every Sunday morning held in our beautiful sanctuary.
Do you have childcare available? What about my children?
Nursery care is available for ages 4 and under located just off of our sanctuary in our Education Building. Sunday School is also offered for K-7th grade from 9:00 am to 9:45 am prior to worship service. Children are always welcome to sit with you in worship as well. We offer a variety of Sunday School classes for all age groups.
Where can I get information to take home?
There is a Welcome Table located on the stage area next to the sanctuary. You will find welcome packets and all sorts of information regarding our church and community. Please help yourself to any of the resources.
What do Plano Methodists believe?
We believe through Jesus God has made a way for sinful humankind to be reconciled with Him. We believe Jesus by His death, burial and resurrection is the Savior and through we are offered eternal life, Jesus is the only hope for eternal life. We believe in the authority of the holy Scriptures, found in the Old and New Testaments.
What is expected of members?
We expect members of Plano Methodist Church to be faithful in prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. We also encourage all members to worship regularly, grow in their faith by participating in a small group or class, to serve God with their hands by serving both in the church and in the world, and to give in proportion to their income.
How can I join Plano Methodist Church?
If you are considering membership, your first step, contact Pastor Steve, review expectations for becoming a member, and explore how you can best fit into the life of the church. Please see Pastor Steve after a worship service or contact him direct a