Posts from December 2017

Posts from December 2017

New Year’s Eve Schedule

Sunday, December 31 One Morning Service 9:30am Songs of the Season: Simeon’s Song Luke 2:28-32 Rev. Jessica Wright, preaching Sunday School Will Not Meet Nursery Open for Children Ages 5 and younger Watch Night Service Rev. Maxie Moore 6:30pm Upper Room Chapel Senior Adult Game Night 7:00pm Parlor Monday, January 1 CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24 Come home for Christmas at FUMC Allen on Sunday December 24. We offer four worship services with four different formats and times to accommodate all busy schedules. Take the time to slow down and remember the reason we celebrate this holiday season. Family Worship 4:00pm FUMC Allen invites you to a family-friendly Christmas Eve worship service with candlelight, communion, and PUPPETS who will share the story of the Nativity, Children are welcome to put on costumes (provided)…

Advent Worship Series: Songs of the Season

During the seasons of Advent and Christmas, we invite you to worship and consider with us these songs from scripture and how they challenge the songs we will sing with our heart and voice during Advent and beyond. What new song might we sing this Advent season? December 3 Zechariah’s Song Luke 1:67-79 December 10 Mary’s Song Luke 1:46-55 December 17 John the Baptist’s Song Luke 3:1-18 John Rutter’s Gloria 8:15am 9:30am Resonate’s Lessons & Carols 11:00am December 24 The…

Holiday Challenge: Send Hope

You can still pick up a Ziploc bag from a Christmas box at church entrances and fill with Christmas gifts for the children and teens of Honduras. We heard this week from Lauren Hosack, our missionary at the House of Hope in Honduras. She reports that many of the items they receive are for children ages 4-10. They have a great need for items for teens, ages 11-17, and she provided us with a list of items much appreciated by…

A Send Hope Update

A Season of  Change by Tom Brian Change is inevitable!  We all go through changes; sometimes it is a slow change that we barely notice, and other times it is very noticeable. The last 12 months has seen notable changes at the House of Hope in Honduras.  When Katrina passed away I lost my trusted partner at the children’s home.  We had worked together since the doors were opened in 2005.  It was quite a change knowing she would not…

The Hour of Prayer

The Hour of Prayer Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm Upper Room Chapel Do you need prayer or would you like someone to pray with you? Unite with others in Christ through prayer during THE HOUR OF PRAYER Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Upper Room Chapel. Prayer Focus Schedule Dec 20 Those Who Don’t Know Christ Dec 27 No Service Jan 3 The Unemployed & Needy Jan 10 Forgiveness Worship Series Jan 17 Relationships Jan 24 Fear Jan 31 Our Pastors & Church Leaders…

Year-End Contributions

The tithes and offerings of God’s people make all our ministries at First United Methodist Church of Allen possible. Thank you for giving and please remember that to claim a charitable contribution for 2017, contributions must meet the following criteria: Placed in the offering plate on or before December 31 Delivered to the church office on or before December 29 Mailed via USPS to the Church Office with a postmark of December 31 or earlier Contributed online before midnight December…

UMM Holiday Smokeout

The United Methodist Men of FUMC Allen are selling smoked meats for the holiday season. Place your order now through Sunday, December 10. Order pick up is Sunday, December 17. All proceeds support UMM scholarships, missions, and ministries. Click Here to Order Brisket: Whole (8 lbs/$80) and Half (4 lbs/$45) Click Here to Order Chicken: 4 lbs ($15), 8 lbs ($30), 12 lbs ($45) and 16 ($60) lbs Click Here to Order Sausage: 2lbs ($18), 3lbs ($27), 4lbs ($36), 6lbs…

Advent@FUMC Allen

SUN DEC 3 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT SUN DEC 3-SUN DEC 24 ADVENT WORSHIP SERIES SONGS OF THE SEASON: WHAT SONG WILL YOU SING? 8:15am 9:30am 11:00am SUN DEC 3-SUN DEC 10 UMM SMOKEOUT Orders online anytime (Click HERE for details) or at the church on Sunday, Nov 26, Dec 3, and Dec 10 SUN DEC 3-SUN DEC 17 HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: SHARE A BEAR, BEAR A CARE SUN DEC 3-SUN DEC 17 HOLIDAY CHALLENGE: POINSETTIA DEDICATIONS SUN DEC 3 ALLEN…

Building Committee Update

This update from our building committee chair, Jeanie Schulmeister, outlines the detailed work of recent months as we gear up for the next phase of design development and construction documents. This phase will take about six months. Be on the lookout for more information from our recently formed communications sub-committee chaired by Murry McKenzie. We’ll hold an open door joint leadership meeting on December 11, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Upper Room Chapel.  This leadership meeting will give a more…