Onward and Upward

Onward and Upward

A View from above
The Steel Has Arrived

On January 9, the steel arrived for our building project, and our workers have begun assembling our Children’s Center.  We expect the steel framework and deck for the Children’s Center to be complete in approximately two weeks.


We have placed a steel beam for our new atrium has been placed outside our east entrance. On Sunday, January 13, after worship, we encourage everyone to stop and take a moment to sign this beam.  You may include a meaningful verse of scripture or a brief prayer.

Members of the Building Committee will provide sharpies and assist you after all three worship services.  We’ll place this beam at the top of our new atrium, giving name an opportunity to observe all of the new members and guests that we will welcome to FUMC Allen for decades to come.


Over the past week, our contractors have been installing a new temporary gravel roadway from the east parking lot to our new atrium location.  This roadway will help provide access for the contractors to construct the new atrium, in spite of the ongoing weather challenges.

We anticipate the pouring of the atrium concrete footers, grade beams, and slab over the next two to three weeks with the steel construction to follow.

Our new plumbing and drainage work, which will run under the new courtyard, is almost complete.We will continue to provide regular updates about the project. You can access these updates by clicking on “Building Project Updates” from the home page of this website or Building Projects/Building Project Updates from the menu on any page of our website.

If you have any questions, please email buildingquestions@fumcallen.org.

To learn more about our Building Project and see what the new and improved facility will look like, click on any of the pictures below.