Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

Bible Studies for 2023

Are you looking for a small group and an opportunity to study God’s Word? First United Methodist Church introduces seven opportunities for Bible study and small group interaction this fall. Two groups are exclusively for women. We have one for the guys, and four classes for everyone. Three sessions meet on Sunday mornings, one meets on Monday mornings, two on Tuesday mornings, and one on a Tuesday evenings. Our classes are led by experienced facilitators who can walk you through…

Focused on Hope Survey

Hope means to keep living amid desperation and to keep humming in the darkness. Hoping is knowing that there is love; it is trust in tomorrow; it is falling asleep and waking again when the sun rises.  In the midst of a gale at sea, it is to discover land. In the eyes of another, it is to see that he understands you. As long as there is still hope, there will also be prayer. And God will be holding you in his…

Order of Worship

ORDER OF WORSHIP AUGUST 21 2022 Worship Check In The Table 8:40am Gathering Songs  Do What You Want To; Graves into Gardens; Available Children’s Time Scripture Jeremiah 29:11-14; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NRSV Message Focused on Hope, Week Two Gratitude Moment Song Less Like Me Communion Invitation & Benediction Song I Have A Hope Exit Traditional Worship 11:00am Prelude Welcome  Voluntary Sanctus (Norden) Call to Worship Hymn Grace Greater Than Our Sin (UMH 365 v 1-4) The Apostles’ Creed & Gloria Patri (UMH…

Stewardship 2023: Because Someone Gave

“Because someone gave…” Have you ever considered what happens because someone gave? Because someone gave…the Vatoni Ragsdale Bible fund makes sure every child, youth, and adult who wants a Bible receives one. Because someone gave…a leaking kitchen sink and broken dishwasher were replaced for a family of 10 during Change the World Allen. Because someone gave…All Community Outreach has been helping families in Collin County avoid hunger and homelessness and gain financial security since 1985. Because someone gave…children in Honduras…

CDC Recommends Indoor Masking in Collin County

Last week, the CDC showed that Collin County moved into the high-risk category in the Covid-19 community risk levels. This means that our community has demonstrated an increased level of COVID-related hospitalization and/or transmission. The CDC is now recommending masking indoors to decrease the risk of transmission. When you are in our building, you are welcome to wear a mask. We know they can be uncomfortable, but wearing a mask can help us to “do no harm” by providing some…

VBS Mission Project for Send Hope

Our Discovery Island Vacation Bible School mission project is collectign items and funds needed at the House of Hope, a children’s home in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, that is served by the ministries of Send Hope. During the week of VBS, we even had some fun competition between the boys and girls to see who can collect the most items. We invite you to support our efforts with your donations of the following much-needed supplies for the House of Hope: Personal…

Worship Series: God’s Messy Family

Are your relationships picture-perfect like the happy ones we see on tv or advertisements?  Or are they oftentimes more than a little messy? The relationships found in Genesis, the story of God’s chosen family (Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Esau, and Joseph), were anything but perfect!  And yet, God called them and used them for God’s good purposes. Join us for “God’s Messy Family: The Stories of Genesis,” a worship series that will help us see that God can take…

Playday Job Openings

Do you have a heart for sharing God’s love with small children? Are you looking for a part time job with competitive pay, growth opportunities, and a true family feel? Playday Preschool is expanding our program with excellent staff! Our staff works Monday–Thursday, 8:30am-2:30pm from August to May; Fall, Winter, and Spring breaks are the same as Allen ISD. Email Preschool Director Trish Morehead for more information: trishm@fumcallen.org.

Pickleball Summer Schedule

Pickleball Mondays 1:00-3:00pm Wednesdays 9:00AM-1:00pm Saturdays 1:00pm-4:00pm Gym FUMC Allen fully functioning indoor pickleball court has new summer hours. The gym will be open on Mondays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for anyone who wants to enjoy the wholehearted sport of pickleball. FUMC Allen can provide the equipment for those who don’t own their own, and you can play at no charge. To learn more, contact Adam Lubbers, AdamL@fumcallen.org.

Celebrate the International Day of Yoga with a Free Yoga Class

In 2014, the United Nations adopted an International Day of Yoga to be celebrated every year on the Summer Solstice, June 21, which is the longest day of the year.  To honor this year’s International Day of Yoga, church member and registered yoga instructor Liz Stubbs is offering free yoga classes on June 20 and June 21 for both new and existing students. Using a holistic approach, yoga links breath with movement, bringing a sense of calm to the mind, and…