Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

Order of Worship

ORDER OF WORSHIP May 15 2022 The Table 8:40am Gathering & Announcements Songs God Is On The Move, With Every Act Of Love, Transition Children’s Time Message Transforming Joy Scripture Luke 17:11-19 NRSV Gratitude Moment Song of Gratitude Less Like Me Communion The Lord’s Prayer Invitation & Benediction MB Song I Will Go Traditional Worship 11:00am Prelude Welcome & Announcements Voluntary  Runaway West Call to Worship Hymn As a Fire is Meant for Burning TFWS 2237 Verses 1-3 Creed & Gloria…

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.

Summer Sunday School Leaders Needed

Our youth program needs a few adults to commit to the Sunday morning Education Hour from 9:45am-10:45am. On Sunday mornings, our students are loving, low-energy, and insightful. Our class structure is to share the past week’s highs and lows, introduce the lesson, bible/study lesson, and life application, and close with sharing joys, concerns, and prayer. A student leader usually leads the lesson. The adult’s role is to keep the group focused on the lesson. Our groups number between 8-15 depending…

SPRC Announces Staffing Update

On behalf of the FUMC Allen family, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee would like to thank Susan Hale for almost 13 years of service to our church as a paid staff member. Now, God is calling Susan into a new season of life and service, which means Susan will be leaving her position as director of elementary ministry, effective May 15, 2022. Since 2010, Susan has served in several different ministry positions at FUMC Allen, including Director of Adult Discipleship and…

UMCOR ADVANCE #982450 FOR UKRAINE

By giving through the Advance, 100% of your donation reaches your chosen mission project or ministry. In response to the ongoing violence in Ukraine, many churches have inquired about how best to direct aid to those in need. The United Methodist Church in Ukraine and Moldova has created a crisis committee to oversee all incoming foreign support through UMCOR Advance #982450 and direct it to assist refugees within and outside of Ukraine. You can give directly online, or by phone or mail, referencing Advance #982450.

Bible Reading Plans 2022

As we begin the new year, FUMC Allen wants to help you and encourage you to read the Bible this year. We have identified two programs: The Bible Project, which has reading plans on their website as well as a brand new, highly rated mobile app, and The Connect Bible Plan, which is being used in our Children’s Ministry program.

College Scholarship Applications for 2022 Now Available

First United Methodist Church of Allen offers several opportunities to earn financial help for full-time college and post-graduate students who have been accepted into and attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships–Program, Endowment and Memorial–awarded by FUMC Allen. To be considered for the different scholarship programs, complete the specific addenda in the application. Scholarships Scholarships are available to upcoming college freshman, college upperclassmen, and graduate students. Applications are due Friday, April 22, 2022!…

Easter@FUMC Allen

Easter is a unique time for all of us, a time when we stop and think about how much God loves us and remember the great gift of Jesus’ resurrection. We look forward to sharing this Easter celebration with you and your family. Childcare will be available for children 4 years and younger during the 8:40am and 11:00am services. Our Education Hour from 9:45am-10:45am will not meet on Easter Sunday. Missions Cafe will be open and serving breakfast from 7:30am…

Worship Series: Loving God, Loving Neighbor

As followers of Christ, we are called to love God and love neighbor. To help us learn how to be better neighbors, FUMC Allen elected to participate in the Good Neighbor Experiment (GNE) in 2022. We kick off our local experiment in worship right on Sunday, April 24, but the work has already begun. In February 2022, we established a team from our congregation who will be working with teams from other churches in our area to create events and challenges…

Pickleball Returns to FUMC Allen

Pickleball Mondays 2:00-4:00pm Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm Saturdays TBA Gym FUMC Allen now has a fully functioning indoor pickleball court. Right now, the gym will be open on Mondays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for anyone who wants to enjoy the wholehearted sport of pickleball. And we’ll provide the equipment and you can play at no charge. Check our weekly newsletters for updates as we will soon host pickleball on Saturday afternoons. To learn more, contact Adam…