Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

Community Survey 2018 Results

The results are in… We’ve completed our community survey and have learned some insightful information. The feedback we received will help guide future decisions related to our community as we seek to make a positive impact on the world around us. We’ve condensed and grouped over 100 survey responses into 5-6 bulleted results for each questions. You can check out the results here. Community Survey Report 2018  

Holiday Challenge 2018: Hearts for Hope Dinner

 “Come learn about our work in Honduras, share in our successes, and how together we can help the children of Honduras thrive!” On December 2, 2018, First United Methodist Church of Allen (FUMC Allen) hosts the second annual Hearts for Hope dinner in support of Steven and Lauren Hosack, a.k.a. the Hosacks in Honduras.  The dinner begins at 4:30pm until 6:30pm in the church gym. Purchase tickets at the church beginning Sunday, November 11, or online HERE. The Hosacks are…

Iron Sharpens Iron: A Golf Club for Christian Men

FUMC Allen’s 4:7 Sports announces the formation of its first men’s golf club: “Iron Sharpens Iron.” This group of men will meet weekly to play a round of golf while going over a weekly bible lesson. “Iron Sharpens Iron” is for all levels of player: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Our goal is to welcome players who want to play a round of golf while in Christian fellowship with others. We intend to start play in the spring of 2018–possibly near…

Missions Cafe Opens December 2018

Serving is at the heart of who we are as a church Starting Sunday, December 2, 2018, you’ll have a new opportunity to support the missions of our church. Missions Café will take over the Sunday morning coffee bar, offering a South and Central American blend coffee, hot tea, a variety of creamers and sweeteners as well as donuts and smokies from Max’s Donut Shop here in Allen. We’ll also explore the possibility of rotating different or seasonal items. All…

November Worship Series: I Am Thankful For…

Gratitude makes us happier people, leading more fulfilled and generous lives. Gratitude is important in relationships at home, work, and church. We support that for which we are thankful. Come with us this November as we create a sense of gratitude for the church and lead us to making a financial commitment to the church for 2019. Sunday November 11 I’m thankful for…all God has given me. Rev. Jessica Wright,  preaching Matthew 14:13-21 NIV And he directed the people to…

Mission Central: A New Way to Serve

Look for Mission Central in the FUMC Allen labyrinth starting Sunday November 4, 2018! Serving others is central to who we are called to be as followers of Jesus and to our church’s identity in the community. Now when we walk out of worship, the first thing we’ll see is our focus on serving others. All collections for mission efforts, such as Military Support Group Stockings for Soldiers, Boyd Holiday Shop, Send Hope Christmas gifts, and more will be hosted…

Holiday Challenge 2018

Serving is an integral part of living as a follower of Jesus Christ. Our Holiday Challenge invites us to be the hands and heart of God in the world even when our folks around us are focused on self-indulgence. Check out the information below to find the right opportunity for you to serve. The events are listed alphabetically, but dates range from October 21 to December 23. We are a community that puts faith into action. Allen Community Outreach HOLIDAY…

October 2018 Worship Series: Thrive

One of the greatest challenges for the church today is that the world in which we live is completely different than the world was 10 to 20 years ago. And the world continues to change. The road map to the future is unclear! How do we create a new path into the future? What’s essential for the Church to thrive? October 21 A Church that Thrives is a Church Committed to its Mission Luke 4:16-30 Rev. Todd Harris, preaching 16 When…

Fall Festival 2018 Features Fun For Everyone

Come for church on Sunday, October 28, and stay for free food, fun, and games with friends and family! Our community fall festival is from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at 601 S Greenville Ave in Allen, Texas. Immediately after the last service on Sunday, FUMC Allen’s Fall Festival features fair weather fun for all ages. Hot dogs, chips and picnic fare, prepared by the United Methodist Men, will be available to everyone. Your love offering will help them fund scholarships for…

Women in Missions 2018 Fall Bazaar

Shop with your neighbors, grab some great food, and support the ministry of FUMC Allen’s Women in Missions at their annual Fall Bazaar on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The event is at First United Methodist Church of Allen, which is located at 601 S Greenville Ave Allen TX 75002. This year’s bazaar truly offers something for everyone. Suspend your Christmas shopping on Etsy and Amazon, and come to the bazaar to shop until you drop! Keep…

Family Dinner Needs Your Help

Our Wednesday Family Dinner is a service we provide to help our guests share a healthy, cost-effective meal in the company of our church family. To make Family Dinner even better, we need help in the following areas: Shoppers who can purchase meal ingredients on a budget. Schedule is flexible. Cooks to make desserts and deliver them to the church Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday before dinner Hosts to welcome people and collect their payment from 5:45pm-6:15pm Servants to serve the…

New Meals of Love Ministry Serves Families in Need

Our new Meals of Love Ministry serves members of our church family during challenging times. Contact us if you can provide a warm meal and a friendly smile for a family during a hospital stay, a prolonged illness, an accident, or the birth of a new baby. Simply email MealsOfLove so we can add your name to our list of volunteers. If you can be served by our church during a time of crisis or challenge, let us hear from you.…