It's Been A Tough Year... 

Let's Get Back to Worship!

With a lot of prayer and consideration, we are pleased to announce the church is open for in-person worship!

See below for current worship guideline. We will continue to offer live stream worship at pumc.org/live.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 317.839.2319.

April 6, 2021

In light of the continuing improved status with COVID-19 in our community, starting the weekend of April 11, we are phasing in additional changes to Sunday services as well as for on-site events.

Currently, we are offering Classic Worship at 8:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary and NewDay Praise Contemporary Worship at 10:00 a.m. in the Worship Annex.

The following changes take effect for Sunday worship starting Saturday, Apr. 11:
  • Masks are required at all the Worship services.
  • Social distancing is required.
  • [email protected] (K-5 grades) will be open at 10:00 for children's worship in room 105; masks are required.
  • Youth at PUMC (6-12 grade) will be open at 10:00 am for youth worship in room 200; masks are required.
  • The Nursery will not be open yet.

For on-site events:
  • Masks are required . 
  • Social distancing is required.

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, 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 and/or have an underlying at-risk health condition, please prayerfully consider before attending in-person worship, as advised by the CDC and ISDH.

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

Do no harm. Do Good. Stay in Love with God.
  • We value Wesley's general rules for the church, especially, "do no harm." Jesus told us to be wise as serpents and harm less as doves. This means we will use all the wisdom of science, medicine and research we can find to make decisions that enable our communities to be safe and feel safe (James 1:3-5).

What to Expect When You Arrive for Worship

  • Please observe social distancing (minimum 6' distance).
  • Wearing face masks is strongly reccomended.
  • Bring your own donuts & coffee. BONUS! You can also use your coffee and donuts on the first Sunday of the month for Communion!
  • No congregational singing. Hum, clap, and tap toes as inspired. Here is why.
  • 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. A link to the worship folder is also sent in the weekly eNews. If you are not subscribed, please subscribe 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.

What does coming back to [email protected] look like?

  • [email protected] will be available from 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Children in preschool to 5th grade will have Sunday School.
  • The nursery will open at a later date.
  • Safety is at the forefront of reopening Sunday School. We will be conscious of social distancing and sanitizing surfaces to keep our littles safe and healthy while they are here with us.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Charity Aton at [email protected]

Will Plainfield UMC's Youth Ministry be available??

  • Youth worship will begin at 10:00 a.m. and go through approximately 11:00 a.m., upstairs in the Youth rooms.
  • Youth in grades 6th through 12th grade are welcome to attend.
  • Safety is at the forefront of reopening the Youth program. We will be conscious of social distancing and sanitizing surfaces to keep everyone safe and healthy.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Bob Preusch at [email protected]
Last Updated: April 6, 2021