Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

Worship Series: The Next Act

Why do I invest in the work of God through the  Ministries of FUMC Allen? Join us in the month of October as we celebrate the ministries of First United Methodist Church of Allen, which are supported by generous stewards of God’s gifts. We worship together at 8:40am at The Table and 11:00am in Traditional Worship. Both services are live streamed on our YouTube and Facebook channels. October 3 202`1 Music Ministry Sunday John 21:15-17 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching…

ACO Food Drive Continues

Pastor Jessica Wright and Recreation Director Tori Cantu delivered our birthday gift to All Community Outreach on Wednesday, September 15. Our weigh-in at the Food Pantry revealed a total of 995 pounds of food and household items. NINE HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE POUNDS! GOOD WORK CHURCH! THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY. We are so close to our goal of collecting 1,400 pounds of food and household items to represent the 140 years we’ve been a church family supporting the Allen…

Missions Cafe Needs You! Volunteers Welcome.

Many of you know about our Missions Café. The cafe, open every Sunday from 8:00am to 11:00am, offers coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, donuts, smokies, and even breakfast tacos to raise money to support the mission efforts of our church. Every time you buy a latte, you help feed malnourished children in Honduras. When you buy an Americano, your purchase helps to send care packages to soldiers serving overseas. But to make this happen, we need volunteers to serve as part…

Fall 2021 Bible Studies Launch in September

Our Adult Ministry offers discipleship opportunities throughout the year for adults to dive deeper into the Word with others in community. In September, we kick off three new studies: one on Tuesday mornings and two on Wednesday evenings. Never Alone Tuesdays Sep 7-Oct 12 9:30am Fellowship Hall Bernie Dickson, facilitator In her study of women in the Bible, Tiffany Bluhm seeks to offer hope to women by looking at the depth of divine love, revealed in Jesus Christ through his…

Music Ministry Announces Fall Rehearsal Dates

It’s time to register for 2021-2022 music ensembles at First United Methodist Church of Allen. On Sunday, August 29, September 6, and September 12,  we’ll have available in the atrium more information about our various music groups for children, youth, and adults. We’ve provided an overview of each group below. CHILDREN’S MUSIC For our children in grades 2-6, we offer our percussion ensemble, In Beat With God. This group meets on Sundays from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the Upper Room Chapel beginning September…

Worship Series Acts The Adventure Begins

Big, plucky, and occasionally wild: that is the story told in the Book of Acts. Join us as we explore Luke’s story of the beginnings of the Church. It’s the story of where we’ve come from and a story that will guide us on the adventure of discovering where God is sending us in strange and unusual times. And maybe, just maybe, it might be to the ends of the earth! Beginning Sunday, August 1, in the FUMC Allen sanctuary,…

FUMC Allen Welcomes Adam Lubbers as New Director of Adult Discipleship

FUMC Allen is pleased to announce that we have hired Adam Lubbers as our Director of Adult Discipleship. Adam will join our staff on Sunday, July 18. He is currently on staff at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Farmers Branch, where he has served as youth minister and pastoral intern for the last three years. Adam is originally from Granbury, TX, and became an active United Methodist in high school. He went to college at Abilene Christian University, where he studied…

Playday Preschool Hiring Teachers for 2021-2022 School Year

Playday Preschool Hiring Teachers for 2021-2022 School Year Do you have a passion for early childhood education but want to teach part time, two to four days a week? Would you like to share God’s love with His youngest disciples at a sweet school committed to learning through play? Playday Preschool Director Trish Morehead is looking to add to Playday’s amazing staff for the 2021-2022 school year! Playday offers low teacher/child ratios, shorter days, and no standardized testing. And these…

Children’s Ministry Needs Sunday School Teachers

Sunday School Teachers Needed for Grades 3 & 4 Children’s Ministry is growing as more children return to church. We need teachers for our 3rd-4th grade class starting in August. No experience is required. We’ll provide all the materials and lesson plans for you. Contact Ms. Susan Hale or Ms. Trish Morehead  for more information. Worship Readiness Needs Leader Children’s Ministry wants to begin a Worship Readiness class for children in kindergarten through grade 2. But to launch this class,…

Another Gratitude from Our Military

On June 7 2021, Rev Jessica Wright received the Following note of appreciation from our service members. Jessica, I just wanted to reach out and thank you and your church for all of the support that you have given our team over the past 8 months with the care packages. This last week we received a large delivery again from your parishioners. I wanted to send you a few photos of the team to let you know how much this…

Change the World Allen Announces Kick-off Weekend Results

We have exciting news to share! Our Change the World Allen Kick-Off Weekend results have been tabulated, and we are off to a great start as we change the world in 2021. General Projects Red Cross Blood Drive The efforts of the Allen community have always been greatly appreciated and our support of the community blood program will go a long way toward replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives. The blood drive at FUMC Allen collected 51 units, including…

MSG Kicks Off Change the World Allen 2021 with Care Package Assembly

Military support Group Kicks Off Change the World allen by assembling 62 Care Packages On Sunday, May 16, which was the final day of the Change The World Allen Kick-Off Weekend, 26 volunteers packed 43 flat rate boxes totaling 49 volunteer hours. On Tuesday, May 25, more volunteers packed an additional 19 boxes. These were were mailed on May 25. On May 31, we received this email from one of those soldiers who Team received packages from CTW Allen Good…