Posts from May 2018

Posts from May 2018

Change The World: The Results

Change the World Allen is dedicated to providing service and positively impacting our local community. We unite area faith communities, nonprofit organizations, businesses, individuals, and families to work together to serve those in need of food, clothing, safe shelter, and care. “Change the World Allen connects neighbors and organizations to serve together. There are projects for volunteers of every age and skill level, whether they’re able to give an hour or a weekend,” said Rev. Jessica Wright, associate pastor at…

Automatic Recurring Giving

by Jason Hale, chair of FUMC’s finance committee Your finance committee has the sacred responsibility of overseeing God’s financial resources that you provide. We also work faithfully to ensure that our operating budget is allocated appropriately for ministry and facility upkeep. I am speaking to you today because I’d like to encourage you to prayerfully consider setting up automatic reoccurring giving also known as automatic recurring giving. Through automatic recurring giving, a person or family can easily set up their…

Change 4 Change

  On Sunday, March 25, we challenged you to bring your loose change to worship and drop it into the offering plate. To date, we have  collected $500.01 in loose change to support missions! All of your coin offerings–quarters, nickels, dimes, half dollars–donated during the 8:15am, 9:30am and 11:00am Sunday morning worship services will be allocated to support the many church activities related to missions. At last count, our church collects approximately $26 in coin offerings per calendar quarter, resulting…

The Youth and the Architect

I have been excited over the past several months to be the youth representative to the Building Committee.  As part of our ongoing feedback process,  last week a meeting was held in Basecamp – the current second floor of the Children’s Center that will become the Future Youth Center of FUMC Allen. The meeting, directed by GFF Architects Associate Jeremy Roehr, was attended by several youth representatives and some members of the Building Committee.   The main topics of this meeting were…

Red Cross Blood Drive

First United Methodist Church Blood Drive Sunday, June 10 9:00am – 3:00pm Donor Coach in East Parking Lot 601 S Greenville Ave Allen, TX  75002  Click Here to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Sponsor code: fumcallen Don’t forget: Save time on the day of your donation by completing RapidPass from home or work. Visit www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass to finish the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online before coming to your appointment.   PLEASE NOTE:  THIS MUST BE DONE THE DAY…

Bible Study: Colossians/Thessalonians

Join Rev. Maxie Moore on a journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out! This Immersion bible study by Lisa R. Withrow  focuses on the books of Colossians and I and II Thessalonians. In Colossians, we’ll learn how Christ gives us the pattern and power to grow spiritually. In I and II Thessalonians, we’ll see how Paul encourages the early church to persevere in…

Bible Study: Abraham

First United Methodist Church of Allen announces a new Bible study for anyone new to Bible study, looking for a Bible study, or wanting to continue their Wednesday night studies throughout the summer.  The study, Abraham: Developing Unwavering Faith,  begins Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30pm, and continues through the summer, ending August 15. Author Mindy Ferguson takes us to the beginning of Abraham’s story when he was known as Abram, a man living in a world of many gods. At…

Change The World Sunday

Wear your Change the World Weekend shirt to worship on Sunday, May 20, at 9:30am! Following worship, visit MISSION CONTROL to see where you can help CHANGE THE WORLD. We still have a variety of projects available both at the church and at job sites throughout Collin County. Visit www.changetheworldallen.org to sign up today If you cannot help on Change the World weekend, we would welcome a donation to cover the costs associated with undertaking this large mission project. Change…

Ruth Circle

  Meet in the West parking lot of the church at 10:30am to carpool to the Chocolate Angel in Plano for lunch. Bring your shoe boxes for Hope’s Door! Contact Phyllis Eix .

Change The World: Homemade Cookies

  CTW Allen needs donations of homemade cookies for CTW meals. They must be heat-tolerant and nut-free. Deliver to FUMC Allen Fellowship Hall kitchen Thursday, May 17 or Friday, May 18 Label for Change The World. Contact Sue Crawford-Stauffer if you have any questions.

Change The World: Volunteer Lunches

Another way to serve at Change The World Allen is to provide the supplies to feed our volunteers. If you are able to provide any of the items listed below, you can drop them off at First United Methodist Church Allen in the Fellowship Hall kitchen Thursday May 17 between 9:00am and 5:00pm and on Friday May 18 between 9:00am and 12:00pm. Contact Sue Crawford-Stauffer  214.577.5584   Paper cups Paper napkins Paper plates Soft drinks – individual cans, bottles Gatorade…

Change The World: Food Drive

Summer time means kids are out of school, and for many, it also means that they miss the school breakfast and lunches provided by the school lunch program. To support these children and keep them fed this summer, Change the World Weekend is helping Allen Community Outreach fill food bags to be distributed this summer.   Market Street and Walmart Neighborhood Market have welcomed CTW Allen and will serve as collection points for the ACO KIDS Summer Food Program on…
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