Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

Holiday Challenge

HOLIDAY CHALLENGE UPDATE by Rev Jessica Wright On Sunday, November 3, Kids Against Hunger set up 12 lines to assemble packages of highly nutritious vitamin-fortified meals. All of the assembly lines were full for 3 hours with 301 volunteers serving a total of 485 hours! Leaders planned to pack 150 boxes (32,400 meals), but we packed over 260 boxes (57,048 meals)! We’re grateful for our partners from Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, WhyIslam Dallas, Girl Scout Troop 5235, Cub…

Why I Participate in Feed Our Neighbors…

Why I participate in Feed our Neighbors and what I have learned in the process by Kim Stepniak As part of an ongoing effort to build bridges between our communities, the Islamic Association of Allen has invited FUMC Allen to join in preparing sandwiches and assembling meals for the homeless. Serving side by side, we pack around 500 meals on the fourth Saturday of each month. Each meal includes a turkey sandwich, water, fruit, and snack items. Feed Our Neighbors…

Touching Lives in College

If you are the parent of a college student, we invite you to join us at Touching Lives in College (TLC). TLC is a ministry of FUMC Allen that reaches out to our college students while they are in school. We would love for you to participate! We send two care packages a year (fall and spring) and two notes with gift cards near exam time. First, as you get your student settled, please take a moment to click on the…

SPRC Announces August Staff Updates

On August 20, the Staff Parish Relations Committee announded two new staff appointments as well as three new additions to our staff. Join us in congratulating April and Trish on their new roles and in welcoming Tori, MJ, and Cassidy to our staff! On August 20, April Kwan accepted the role of Mid-Childhood Ministry Director, leading the discipleship process for our children in grades 3-6.Her responsibilities include our sixth grade On Deck program as well as serving as our connection…

Grand Opening Celebration: Ribbon Cutting and Open House

The members and staff of First United Methodist Church of Allen are pleased to announce the grand opening of our new updated facilities and invite you to our celebration on Sunday, September 8, from 5:00pm-7:30pm. Ribbon Cutting We welcome the entire community to be our guests for this special occasion, which kicks off with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce. Open House After the ribbon cutting, you’ll be invited to tour the faciliies so that…

Communion Offerings: General Missions Fund

Every first Sunday of the month, when we come to receive communion in worship, we have the opportunity to give to one of our special mission offerings. The recipients vary from Send Hope, working with children and families in Honduras, to Project Transformation, impacting the lives of students in North Texas and lots of things in between. But every so often, there’s a mission offering designated for “general missions.” This sounds a little vague, but your gift to our general…

Job Opening: Director of Mid-Childhood Ministry

The Director of Mid-Childhood Ministry (Grades 3-6) provides direction and oversight for the children’s ministry at FUMC Allen by providing a warm and friendly environment for children, grades 3-6, and their families to learn about the love of Jesus Christ. The director works closely with the Director of Early Childhood Ministry and the pastor(s) to develop and implement programming for the spiritual formation of children and equipping parents to fulfill their calling as the primary spiritual leaders of their children.…

Listening Tour

Transition is happening here at FUMC Allen. We’ve had exciting times with a successful Change the World missions event and the opening of our new children’s wing. Work on the new atrium is in full swing, progress is being made to finish up the staff offices, and the space for our youth looks more fun every day. In the midst of these exciting changes, we’ve said good-bye to staff members upon whom we have depended for support, prayers, encouragement, direction, and…

Iron Sharpens Iron: A Golf Club for Christian Men

“Iron Sharpens Iron” is a men’s golf club through 4:7 Sports that will meet each week to play a round of golf while sharing the devotion of the week. This group is for all players–beginner, intermediate, advanced–who wish to enjoy a round of golf while joining in fellowship with one another. This club is set to begin sometime in the fall. The pricing and timing of this group is to be determined. Please email Matt Cobb with any questions you have…

Worship Series: Reel Faith

Everyone loves a good story, and movies are powerful at telling stories.  Our August worship series, Reel Faith, looks at some of the most recent films that can point us to truths found in scripture. Join us in August as Senior Pastor Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch puts us in touch with the profound aspects of life and of faith presented in some of the most popular films of today.   August 4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke 4: 16-21…

Worship Series: Abundant Life

Abundant Life Jesus promises abundant life, but what does that look like? It’s much more than wealth, power or prosperity. It’s all about relationships. Sunday July 14 John 4:5-15 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching Sunday July 21 1 Cor 12:12-20, 27 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching Sunday July 28 Luke 10:25-37 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching