Special Interest Groups

Moms Encouraging Moms

Our mission is to support each other while also supporting our church and community. Moms of all forms are welcome (grandmothers, step-mothers, foster mothers, etc.).

Additional Event Information:  MEM enjoys additional events/activities, such as Moms’ Night Out, family activities, fundraisers/ Drives, Christmas Cookie Exchange, park dates during summer months, and more!

Meetings/dates/times/location details are shared via Facebook, email, and the church bulletins.

Leaders: Megan Marconi and Sharla Brender

Contact Information: momsencouragingmomspumc@gmail.com.

Open Textbook in Library

Women's Book Group

All women are welcome to join us for good reads and great discussion! This group is open to women of all ages. We currently have participants who range in age from their 20’s to their 80’s! We read a wide variety of styles and stories, both fiction and non-fiction. Book titles are chosen by the participants. During the summer, the group hosts a special “Book and a Movie Series.” Participants read a book and then gather at a member’s home or local theater to snack, discuss, and watch the movie version of the month’s selection. In addition to sharing a love of reading, participants support one another, laugh together, and serve in yearly mission projects.

Meeting Date/Time: Third Thursday of each month, 7 pm (monthly)
Meeting Location: PUMC, or off-site (member’s home or movie theater)
Contact: Pastor Sherry Steele at (815) 436-965

Gardening Group

The Gardening Group has something to offer for any aspiring green thumb. The group schedules a variety of outings at least monthly across a broad range of activities – from outings to the Morton Arboretum and The Growing Place, to educational sessions at the Plainfield Public Library, to a visit to Naperville’s Riverwalk. Want to learn how to start a vegetable garden? Not interested in vegetables, but excited to hear the latest tips for flowering gardens? Pick and choose the garden group’s activities that meet your interests and schedule.

Meeting Date/Time: Varies, at least monthly during spring and summer months
Meeting Location: varies
Contact: church offic
e at (815) 436-9651

Gardening Together
Bikes on a Bridge

Cycling Group

Fun, fellowship and fitness are the goals of the Cycling Group at Plainfield UMC. Whether you are new to cycling or have been riding for years, we hope you will consider joining us!  Our typical ride is 15-20 miles at a pace of 12-13 miles per hour. This Group is designed for:

Those who enjoy riding their bicycle but wish they could ride with a group, who want to explore some of the great bike paths. Those who wish to stay (or get) in shape. Anyone wanting extra motivation to get off the couch!

The specific activities for this group include things such as:

At least a couple of group rides per month in the warm season. Ride times vary from week to week. Basic bike maintenance. One long full-day destination ride each year. In past years we’ve ridden from the church to Starved Rock State Park, and to Lake Geneva, WI.

Encouraging others in the church and community to join our group!

Meeting Date/Time: Various times, generally 2-3 times per month in the warm season
Meeting Location: Off-site (various regional bike paths, etc.)
Contact: church office at (815) 436-9651

Elementary Book Club

Come have fun with us! Each student reads a book each month and then we meet to discuss it. (You can find these at the library!) We connect Bible passages and stories to the themes! We have games, art projects, and amazing snacks! Sometimes we watch movies to connect to the books we read! Join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.

For more information contact the group leaders,

Melanie Dale: melaniedale@comcast.net

Jr High Book Club

Calling all middle schoolers who love books! Join us as we gather to talk about a new book each month. We’ll choose from fiction, poetry, and graphic novels. We also do some creative activities such as writing and art projects and, of course, we have snacks! Laughter often included. Join us on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.

For more information contact the group leaders,

Wendy Proulx: proulxwendy@gmail.com

Teacher and Kids in Library
Brown Luggage

Traveling Team

The Traveling Team meets every other month with the goals of:

Promoting multicultural understanding and good will through travel and education. Providing members with information and tips for travel bringing in “experts” to share tips & tricks that will help guide members in their travel planning

sharing travel experiences and knowledge and having fun!!

Meeting Date/Time: First Tuesday of every other month at 6:30pm
Meeting Location: Conference Room
Contact: Victoria Eggerstedt at pveggerstedt@gmail.com.