For years, the church as an institution has considered our “mission field” as the one-mile radius around the church property. We sought to learn as much as we could about those living and working in close proximity to our 601 S Greenville campus.
Then 2020 happened. Through the experiences of social distancing and livestream worship, we have expanded our thinking and considered the limitations of a one-mile radius mission field. Now we are redefining our mission field and considering the many ways we can go beyond our homes, our neighborhoods, our place of work, and our circles of influence.
To help make our presence known in our community and as a way of expanding your own personal “mission field,” FUMC Allen has created for you and your family a new expansion tool: a sign with our church logo and the tag line “Loving God Loving Neighbor” based on the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:35–40, Mark 12:28–34, and Luke 10:27a).
By placing a sign in our yard, we can show our neighbors a little bit more about who we are and use this knowledge to open a path of conversation with those around us.
These signs are now ready for pick up at the church for you to place in your front yard or at your business. You can pick up a sign on Sundays during Morning Watch at 8:30am or any day Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the church office. If you can’t get out and wish to have a sign delivered, just email Alison Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll coordinate with you to get a sign to you.
We are asking $3 each to cover cost and materials. You can pay for your sign when you pick it up or mail it to FUMC Allen 601 S Greenville Ave. If paying with cash, please bring exact change. Checks are also accepted.