Plainfield UMC Reopening Plan

Updated: September 30, 2020
Starting October 11, Plainfield UMC will be open for worship, adult Sunday School, existing groups, and church business groups!

Worship will be available at 8:45 a.m. for Classic and 10:00 a.m. for NewDay Praise, without an RSVP. We continue to offer Youth Worship at 10:00 a.m. in room 201. Please continue to observe social distancing (minimum of six feet) and wear your masks. 

Classic Worship will continue to enter through door 1 and exit through door 17. NewDay Praise will enter and exit through door 14. Infant/toddler care will not be available, and [email protected] will continue with virtual lessons. 

Adult Sunday School class leaders and other group leaders should confirm their meeting space and time with Office Manager, Brent Miller. As with worship, please practice social distancing. Wear a mask at all times. Chairs will be available in the meeting rooms. Please use the supplied cleaner supplies to wipe down surfaces and leave the chairs in place when you leave. 

To cut down on congestion in the main hallway, the Ordinary People and ReWired classes will use door 1, while the F.U.N. Class, Revelations, and Genesis classes will use door 2. If you are attending 8:45 a.m. worship, you do not need to exit the building. Use the main hallway. 

Those in Youth Worship will continue to use door 3 to enter and exit the building. 

Since the pandemic situation is very fluid, Plainfield UMC may return to lockdown status if there is a spike in COVID-19 cases.

If you any questions, please contact Brent Miller at [email protected].

RSVP for October 4 Worship

Safely returning to onsite worship presents complications and limits on our activities and seating capacity. COVID-19 is still impacting our communities and we will continue recommended health protocols for places of worship as published by the Indiana State Department of Health to protect members and guests.  In addition to onsite worship, we will continue to offer live stream worship.
To RSVP for worship, please follow the links below.
Tickets for worship are handled through eventbrite.com

Plainfield UMC's primary goal continues to be the safety of our congregation, staff and community.

As we continue in these days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to be grateful for the faithfulness and generosity of this congregation. Thank you for your ongoing participation in worship, ministry and mission, and for the many ways you are caring for each other and those around you. Your witness to the love of Jesus in real and practical ways is touching lives in our communities. Glory to God!

As we move forward toward the new normal, our life together in ministry and mission continues to inspire, aid, and encourage:
  • Livestream worship will continue on Sunday mornings; Classic Worship at 8:45 and NewDay Praise Worship at 10:00. 
  • The staff will continue to provide helpful and inspiring content nearly every day on PUMC’s social media platforms. 
  • Mission and outreach will continue in ways that provide care for the most vulnerable in the community.
  • Childcare is available, operating within the Governor’s guidelines. Please contact the church with needs or questions.
  • Pastors will continue to be available for pastoral care via phone calls, texts, and social media.
  • You may continue to make your financial gifts online at https://pumc.org/give, in the SecureGive app, via your bank’s online bill paying method, or by USPS. Please call the church office if you have any questions about giving. (317.839.2319)

Facility Reopening Plan

Important Information

Plainfield UMC's primary mission is to "Do No Harm."

If you are 65 and above or have an underlying at-risk health condition, please prayerfully consider staying home to worship online as advised by the CDC.

If yourself or anyone you have been in contact with in the last 72 hours has any of following COVID-19 symptoms:
  • A fever of 100.4º F or greater,
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
  • Chills,
  • Muscle pain,
  • Headache,
  • Sore throat,
  • New loss of taste or smell,
please stay home and enjoy worship online or via the Plainfield UMC Mobile App.

Guiding Principles

The Facilities Reopening Plan will be using these guiding principles:
  • Governor Holcomb's direction for Indiana.
  • The advice and direction from Bishop Trimble, the Indiana Conference UMC leader.
  • Information from the Centers for Disease Control and the Indiana State Department of Health.
  • Plainfield UMC will be using Indiana's Stage Plan as a reference for the church's reopening.

Workplace Safety Plan

We will follow CDC and ISDH recommendations for workplace safety policies:
  • Social distancing and use of masks when moving about the building
  • Testing, isolating, and contact tracing; if a member of staff or volunteers test positive for COVID-19
  • Sanitation and cleaning procedures
  • Disinfection of common and high-traffic areas

What to Expect When You Arrive for Worship

  • Please observe social distancing (minimum 6' distance).
  • Wearing face masks is mandated by Governor Holcomb.
  • Enter Classic Worship (8:45 a.m.) at door #1. Ushers will dismiss orderly exiting by door #17 (near sanctuary platform).
  • Enter NewDay Praise Worship (10:00 a.m.) at door #14. Ushers will dismiss orderly exit by door #14.
  • Enter Youth Worship (10:00 a.m.) at door #3. Leadership will dismiss orderly exit.
  • Adult Sunday School classes will enter via the following door assignments.
    • The Ordinary People and ReWired classes will enter at door #1.
    • The F.U.N. Class, Revelations, and Genesis classes will use door #2.
    • If you are attending 8:45 a.m. worship, you do not need to exit the building. Use the main hallway.
  • No [email protected]
  • No Infant/Toddler childcare.
  • Bring your own donuts & coffee.
  • No congregational singing. Hum, clap, and tap toes as inspired.
  • Touchless worship with no hymnals, worship folders, or other items for handling.
    • Worship folders and connection cards are availble through our Plainfield UMC Mobile App. You can download the app here.
  • Touchless offering received in boxes/plates at entrance and exit of worship spaces.
  • Communion Sundays: bring your own bread/juice. We will provide sealed, sanitary packets for those who need them.