Posts from May 2022

Posts from May 2022

FUMC Allen Welcomes New Associate Pastor

FUMC Allen’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) met with the Rev Josh Esparza on Thursday, May 19, and joyfully accepted his appointment as our new associate pastor. Rev Esparza is a Dallas-Ft Worth native who grew up in Frisco, Texas. Josh has spent the past four years serving as the campus pastor of Owenwood Farm and Neighbor Space, the second campus of White Rock UMC, and associate pastor at White Rock UMC. Josh began at Owenwood in 2018 with a…

Coming to Worship on May 29: Stories That Changed The World

Our next worship series, “Stories That Changed The World: The Parables of Jesus” is based on some of the more familiar parables shared by Jesus. We selected these parables because they are featured in the musical Godspell, which our youth are presenting at their choir tour homecoming performance on June 6 at 7:00pm. If you are looking for some additional background on parables, watch this video by the Bible Project . This five-minute overview is a good teaching tool: Watch:…

Children’s Bridgeport Camp Needs More Adult Male Counselors

We have several young men registered to go to Bridgeport Camp children’s camp in July. As a result, we need a few more adult men to go as counselors. The camp runs from Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. FUMC Allen’s Chris Fecht is a camp director that week so he can answer questions about the camp. If you are interested, contact Chris at cofecht@yahoo.com.

Children’s Summer Sunday School Volunteer Opportunity

Short-Ter m Commitment, Lifetime Impact! Help Children’s Ministry by teaching a Sunday school class this summer. You can sign up for one Sunday or multiple Sundays. All materials and lesson plans will be ready and waiting for you. Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of our children? Contact Dana Allison at danaa@fumcallen.org.

SPRC Announces Staffing Update

In the United Methodist Church, pastors are appointed to serve a particular mission field and/or church for one year at a time. In 2017, Bishop Mike McKee appointed Rev. Jessica Wright to FUMC Allen as our associate pastor. This year, the Bishop and Cabinet have appointed Jessica to serve as the Associate Director of the Center for Missional Outreach of the North Texas Conference, effective July 1, 2022. This move is a wonderful opportunity for Jessica to live into her…

May Staffing Update

FUMC Allen’s Staff Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce that Dana Allison will be joining our staff as our interim elementary minister while we conduct the search to fill that position. Her official start date is May 16. Dana has been working with Susan Hale this past week to help make the transition as smooth as possible for our elementary children and their families. Please join us in welcoming Dana to our staff.