Posts from June 2018

Posts from June 2018

Camp Compass Kids

Camp Compass Kids is a sports and adventure themed camp hosted by FUMC Allen held immediately after Vacation Bible School. The camp is designed for families who desire day-long child care, but all are welcome! VBS is July 23-27, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Athletes enrolled in Camp Compass kids bring a sack lunch to eat with their camp coaches from 12:30pm to 1:30pm followed by camp activities in the FUMC Allen gym from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. The camp cost…

Major Events

MAY 2-AUGUST 15 ABRAHAM BIBLE STUDY Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm CLC208 JUNE 6-JULY 18 COLOSSIANS/THESSALONIANS STUDY Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm CLC209 JUNE 25-29 UPWARD INDOOR SOCCER CAMP Grades 2 & 3 9:00am-12:00pm Gym JUNE 25-29 CHILDREN’S CAMP (BRIDGEPORT TX) JUNE 24-29 YOUTH MISSION TRIP (SINTON TX) JULY 1 YOUTH MOVIE NIGHT 5:00pm-7:00pm Youth Wing JULY 2-6 SENIOR HIGH CAMP (BRIDGEPORT TX) JULY 2-6 TRIUMPH DODGEBALL CAMP Ages 1-12 9:00am-12:00pm Gym JULY 9-13 UPWARD BASKETBALL CAMP Grades K & 1 9:00am-12:00pm Grades 4-6 1:00pm-4:00pm Gym…

Building Plans Finalized: Upcoming Congregational Meetings

As the days of summer are upon us, things remain very busy for our Building Committee.  Just this week, the final construction documents have been completed by GFF Architects.  Between now and mid-July, we will be working to receive final construction pricing from our General Contractor and all of the subcontractors for the various trades.  We are also in the process of finalizing financing for the project and working with the City of Allen on various project requirements.  Once the…

Worship Series: The Greatest Showman

In July, FUMC Allen will go to the movies with a four-week worship series that focuses on the biblical teachings of the recent blockbuster hit, The Greatest Showman. We want to encourage everyone in the congregation to watch the movie before the series begins on Sunday, July 1, and one of the most enjoyable ways to do this is to invite your friends and family and host a movie night in your home. How do you plan and host a…

Legal Aid Clinic

The June 2018 Legal aid Clinic helped 27 clients assisted by 6 attorneys and 15 paralegals and other volunteers. So far this year, the clinic has helped 184 clients. Blessings to the Bible 101 and Golden Girls  Sunday School Classes coordinated by Sue Crawford-Stauffer for hosting the evening with food, service, and fellowship. We ask you to remember the clinic in your prayers that the clients that they may find peace and well-being through the work of the clinic and…

Photo Directory

The Directories are Here! If you had a family or individual portrait taken at the church in January or March 2018, your copy of the new FUMC Allen Pictorial Directory from Lifetouch is now available for pick-up. Directories (one per family) are available now at the church office during regular business hours (Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm and Friday 9:00am-1:00pm). We’ll have a distribution table in the gathering area on Sunday, July 1, from 9:00am-12:15pm so you can pick them up following the…

Nursery Shower

The nursery shower on Father’s Day was a huge success. Many of the big ticket items were gifted by generous donors. We still have an need for more additional items gift items, and those are pictured below. If you, your family, or your small group wish to purchase any of these items for the new nursery, please contact Jenn Lunt, our FUMC Allen Nursery Director, 972.727.8261 x 312, or email her at JennL@fumcallen.org.            

Building Projects: Children’s Playground

Many thanks to Barry Lunt, the scouts of Troop 306, and especially the scouts who chose to do their Eagle projects for the church. Two of three parts of the playground project are complete: taking down the toddler playground and preparing the east playground for toddlers next year. First, the scouts carefully removed the toddler climbing structure. It is stored behind the garage. They have moved a section of fence that would have been in the way of construction: They…

FUMC Allen Celebrates Its Longest-Serving Staff Member

In July 2018, Terry Fecht will celebrate 35 years of service on the staff of FUMC Allen as the associate director of music. During these years, Terry has served faithfully as the organist and pianist for all worship services. She has served as the accompanist for children and youth choir. She has traveled thousands of miles to accompany Daring Youth Choir and the Chancel Choir in many trips. She has served under seven choir directors and has even served as the…

Annual Conference Update

  Lay and clergy delegates gathered at FUMC Richardson, June 3-5, 2018, for the North Texas Annual Conference. This annual gathering of laity and pastors from the North Texas region is to hear great speakers, experience inspiring worship including ordination and commissioning, and make decisions regarding the business of the church. FUMC Allen was represented by our awesome lay delegates: Henry Lessner, Ruth Swingle, Susan Hale, Phil Harris, and Jeff Black. Also attending from FUMC Allen and serving as district…

DARING Youth Choir Homecoming

by Elizabeth Adams, Choir Tour Shepherd DARING Productions–our youth choir, orchestra, and tech crew–took their production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on the road for a week-long, cross-country tour including performances in Memphis, TN; Chatham, IL; Springfield, MO; and Tulsa, OK. They wrapped up the tour with their homecoming show at FUMC Allen on Wednesday, June 13, before a full-house audience in the FUMC Allen sanctuary. In addition to hosting the group…
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