Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

Communion Offering: Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County

FUMC Allen’s communion offering for December will make a lifelong impact in the life of an abused or neglected child. Each year, more than 4,500 children are reported as abused or neglected in Collin County. Through the services provided at the Children’s Advocacy Center, these children are able to find safety, healing, and justice. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County provides a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), prosecution, and medical…

Education Hour Launches on November 29

First United Methodist Church of Allen is excited to announce the debut of our new “Education Hour.” On Sunday, November 29, our Sunday school classes and other small groups will return to in-person meetings. We’ve renamed our Sunday morning time for Bible training and fellowship the “Education Hour,” and classes will meet from 9:45am to 10:45am in classrooms and meeting rooms throughout the church. We’ve strategically scheduled this time for children, youth, and adults to fall in between our two…

FUMC Allen Premieres New Worship Schedule on November 15 2020

On Sunday November 15, 2020, FUMC Allen premieres a new worship schedule, which features the addition of a new modern service, The Table. To learn the why, the how, and the when, please watch the following video from Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch. On Sunday November 15, FUMC Allen premieres a new worship schedule, which features the addition of a new modern service, The Table. To learn the why, the how, and the when, we ask that you watch this video,…

Holiday Challenge 2020

Serving is an integral part of living as a follower of Jesus Christ. Our annual Holiday Challenge invites us to be the hands and heart of God in the world even when our folks around us are focused on self-indulgence. Check out the information below to find the right opportunity for you to serve. The events are listed by start date, with our final collection ending on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24. At FUMC Allen, we are a community that…

Home with Christ: Advent/Christmas 2020

Advent/Christmas 2020 Home With Christ “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.” John 15:4 (MSG) On November 29, we begin our Advent waiting. Christmas songs on the radio will sing that there is no place like home for the holidays, but this year,…

Here for Good Celebration Variety Show

Celebration Variety Show Sunday November 1 2020 Program OPENING PRAYER Reverend Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch OPENING REMARKS Here for Good Celebration Hosts Noelle Faille and Sabrina Fairchild I SAW THE LIGHT Cymbal Monkeys Randy Locke, Tony Stubbs, Charlie Stubbs, Marshall Stubbs BURRITO EATING CONTEST FUMC Allen Youth 5 STAR REVIEW: YOUTH SPACE Elise and Grant Bernhard COMMERCIAL BREAK: MISSIONS I’LL FLY AWAY Cymbal Monkeys POLLUTION Rusty King and Brian McPherson COVID PARODY SONG Caryn Fecht, Dawn Horton, Cathy McPherson (accompanied by…

Change The World Allen Needs October Project Volunteers

The Change the World Allen Home Repair & Yard Work Leadership Team has several projects that are in need of volunteers. The following projects would be a great opportunity for small groups, Sunday school classes, youth groups, Scouts, or missions teams: Project 2: B731(M)F4 For this project, we will be installing a back yard deck, including laying a weed barrier, laying a deck base, laying down sand, and installing paver stones. 10 volunteers are needed on either October 24 or…

DARING Ministries Donates $700 to Heifer International

 DARING ministries, FUMC Allen’s youth choir program, chose to raise money for Heifer International as their 2019-2020 choir tour service project. Heifer International is an organization that’s on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities. Over the past year, the group collected funds for Heifer at their Sunday and Friday rehearsals. To make the collections more challenging, they divided into three sub-groups to create a competition…

COVID-19 Update August 28 2020

On Sunday, August 23, our building reopened to small groups, educational groups, Playday teachers, and gym rentals. On Sunday August 30, we begin practicing our worship procedures in anticipation of re-opening our sanctuary to worship on Sunday September 13, at 11:00am. Because we are still in a pandemic world, things will look and feel different than they were in early March 2020. Your staff has been working diligently to help us ease back into a “new normal” of worshiping, meeting,…

Pandemic Safety and Sanitation Protocols

Pandemic Safety and Sanitation Protocols FUMC Allen has developed the following safety and sanitation protocols to help us ease back into a regular schedule of worship, recreation, education, and small group activities as we move into a post-pandemic world. Please read through these before returning to the building. If you have any questions, please contact Church Administrator Larry Wright. Your program and worship staff have started the process of defining church activities based on a risk tolerance level, which is…

Yard Signs Now Available for Your Mission Field

Loving God Loving Neighbor| A Message for YOUR Mission Field For years, the church as an institution has considered our “mission field” as the one-mile radius around the church property. We sought to learn as much as we could about those living and working in close proximity to our 601 S Greenville campus. Then 2020 happened. Through the experiences of social distancing and livestream worship, we have expanded our thinking and considered the limitations of a one-mile radius mission field.…

Risk Tolerance Levels

To accommodate the comfort levels of our guests as we open up our building for worship and other activities, we have created the following risk tolerance levels for our congregation to establish the defining safety protocols for all church events.