Transition is happening here at FUMC Allen.
We’ve had exciting times with a successful Change the World missions event and the opening of our new children’s wing. Work on the new atrium is in full swing, progress is being made to finish up the staff offices, and the space for our youth looks more fun every day.
In the midst of these exciting changes, we’ve said good-bye to staff members upon whom we have depended for support, prayers, encouragement, direction, and enthusiasm. We pray for their next chapter and look forward to seeing what God has in store for our dear friends.
Now it’s time to transition in our new senior pastor Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch. She is here, and she is looking forward to meeting everyone.
To that end, we are organizing a “Listening Tour” event to take place during her first 100 days as your incoming pastor.
How it works
We are inviting the congregation to gather for a 90-minute small group dessert meeting in member homes. This time provides an opportunity to share with Pastor Mary Beth your perspective about the church’s history, culture, and future.
The “Listening Tour” is a time for Pastor Mary Beth to listen and learn about our church and its members. It’s not a time for us to interview her or probe about her views and vision. She wants to do a lot more listening than talking.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll have a sign-up schedule available on Sundays in the gathering area or in your Sunday school classrooms. Please sign up soon and encourage your friends and other to sign up as well: the “Listening Tour” will work best when as many people as possible participate. You can also email Susan Hale today to schedule your listening session.
You will receive a confirmation email/letter once you have signed-up.
Available time slots
We know that the summer is a busy time and schedules can be hard to pin down, but please select your date as soon as possible. Pastor Mary Beth is available several evenings each week, and each of the following dates are open. If you prefer to set up a meeting for a group on a Sunday, call Susan Hale at 972.727.8261 x103 so we can check the church calendar for availability.
- Jul 22-25: Tue, Wed, Thu
- Aug 5-8: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
- Aug 21-22: Wed, Thu
- Aug 26-29: Mon, Tue, Thu
- Sep 3-4: Tue, Thu
- Sep 9-12: Mon, Tue, Thu
- Sep 16-19: Mon, Tue, Thu
- Sep 30-Oct 3: Mon, Tue, Thu
- Oct 7-10: Mon, Tue, Thu
Pastor Mary Beth is eager to learn more about the church and its ministries. What a wonderful time to see how God is working in the life of our church!