Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

January Worship Series

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? Sundays, January 9-30 2022 8:40am & 11:00am Sanctuary No figure in history has received more attention, and has been less understood, than Jesus of Nazareth. Even the disciples were consistently confused. Some people want Baby Jesus in a manger.  Some people want the “Genie” Jesus who will give them the close-in parking spot or the football win.  Some people want King Jesus to give them power and privilege. Who is the real Jesus…

Gift of Food and Poinsettia Dedications

Christmas Eve 2021 Each dedication represents a gift of food for the All Community Outreach food pantry. Frank Ardolino in honor of Diane Ardolino. Frank Ardolino in memory of Mary, Janet, & Candyce Ardolino. Ron, Brenda, & RJ Bean in honor of Charlean Grobe, Don & Marlon Bean. Ron, Brenda, & RJ Bean in memory of Robert Grobe. Mark & Pam Brant in memory of E.W. & Caroline Brant & Charles Edwards. Mark & Pam Brant in honor of Laura,…

Holiday Challenge Update December 2021

Holiday Challenge Update December 2021 Rev Jessica Wright On Sunday, November 7, Kids Against Hunger set up in our gym for volunteers to assemble packages of highly nutritious vitamin-fortified meals. We saw 100 volunteers across three hours who packed a total of 20,352 meals. Send Hope will ship this food to the House of Hope in Honduras. We are grateful to everyone who gave their time and energy to help feed children and their families. At the same time, our…

Christmas Eve 2021

Please join us on Christmas Eve on Friday, December 24, when we offer four services of communion and candlelight. At 4:00pm, we come together at The Table for a modern Christmas Eve service in the sanctuary. This service features contemporary carols led by our praise band, Resonate. At 6:00pm, we celebrate Christmas Eve with a traditional worship service in our main sanctuary featuring carols led by our Chancel Choir and orchestra. This service will be broadcast via livestream on our…

UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response and Recovery

BE THERE TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS UMCOR is responding to the aftermath left behind when deadly tornadoes that moved through several states on December 10 and 11, 2021. As this massive storm system destroyed lives and property across the country, we ask for your response in prayer and financial support. By giving through The Advance, 100 percent of your donation reaches this chosen mission project. You may also include with your donation an e-card dedication in honor or in memory…

Year-End Giving 2021

Dear Church Family, On December 12, our FUMC Allen Music Ministry led us in two beautiful worship services in a presentation of Handel’s (and Jennens’) Messiah. It was a glorious morning, filled with light and hope and rejoicing! You can enjoy the music again or experience it for the first time on our YouTube channel. During worship experiences like these, I am reminded that the God we worship is not only the God of all the universe but also the God…

Advent Devotionals Available at Missions Café

  Advent Devotionals Available at Missions Café Adult Ministry is offering two Advent devotionals available for purchase at Missions Café through December 19.   “Light of Lights: Advent Devotions from The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide” includes Advent devotions from the famous Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide, with a focus on the themes of the Advent wreath: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. This Advent book invites readers to commit to the practice of daily prayer. The collection of meditations from…

Christmas 2021

at FUMC Allen Click on each event name below to view details about our special events coming to FUMC Allen during the 2021 Advent and Christmas season. hOLIDAY cHALLENGE NOVEMBER 7-DECEMBER 24 2021 STREETSIDE SHOWERS NOvember 21-December 5 2021 ADVent worship series NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 24 2021 DIAPERS FOR BABY JESUS NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 24 2021 A SEND HOPE CHRISTMAS NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 19 Boyd Holiday SHop DECEMBER 2-15 2021 HOLIDAY AT THE ArBORETUM DECEMBER 5 2021 5:30pm-8:30pm REBUILDING LIFE WIDOW SUPPORT GROUP…

Advent Worship Series 2021

Sunday November 28 First Sunday of Advent Isaiah 9:2-7 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday December 5 Second Sunday of Advent Luke 1:39-45 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday December 12 Third Sunday of Advent Christmas Cantata: Handel’s Messiah Zechariah 9:9 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday December 19 Fourth Sunday of Advent Luke 2:8-14 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Friday December 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion 4:00pm Christmas Eve at The Table 6:00pm A Traditional Christmas Eve (Livestream) 8:00pm Christmas Eve in…

Holiday Challenge Kick-Off Report

  Holiday Challenge Kick Off Report November 10 2021 by Rev. Jessica Wright On Sunday, November 7, Kids Against Hunger set up in our gym for volunteers to assemble packages of highly nutritious vitamin-fortified meals. We saw 100 volunteers across three hours who packed a total of 20,352 meals. Send Hope will ship this food to the House of Hope in Honduras. We are grateful to everyone who gave their time and energy to help feed children and their families.…

Holiday Challenge 2021

Holiday Challenge 2021November 7-December 24 Part of our tradition at First United Methodist Church of Allen is to serve our neighbors over the holidays. We kick off our 2021 Holiday Challenge THIS SUNDAY, November 7, with two family-friendly hands-on opportunities: we will stuff Stockings for Soldiers and assemble nutritious meals with Kids Against Hunger. All ages are welcome to join us in the gym, but pre-registration is requested as we have many outside community groups participating in this packaging event.…

Stockings for Soldiers Now Collecting Care Items

Help us collect the care items for our annual Stockings for Soldiers campaign in support of our troops deployed and away from their homes this holiday season. We will send stockings to your military loved one if you provide us with a name and current mailing address. Many of the addresses we have are out of date so please contact Betty Matthews, 972.727.5836, by Sunday, October 31, so that your loved one can be included. Shop for the care items…