Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

Holy Week 2019

Holy Week 2019 April 14, 2019 Palm/Passion Sunday 8:15am 9:30am 11:00amPalm Sunday Bake Sale UMM Smokeout April 18, 2019 Maundy/Holy Thursday Worship 7:00pm April 19, 2019 Good Friday Worship 7:00pm   April 19, 2019 Good Friday Children’s Experience 7:00pm BaseCamp

Easter 2019

Easter Sunrise Service 6:30am Bethany Lakes Park Sanctuary Worship 8:15am 9:30am 11:00am How One Day Makes All the Difference Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3; Philippians 3:10-11 Rev. Todd Harris, preaching

SPRC Announces Staff Update for FUMC Allen’s Children’s Ministry

FUMC Allen’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) received notice this week that our Director of Children’s Ministry Mary Freeman has made the decision to resign her position and become a full-time grandmother. Her daughter Ashley and son-in-law James welcomed their new son, Jonah James Faye, earlier this year, and this has changed their world in a great way. Mary and her husband, Greg, are making plans to move to Corinth, TX, to be closer to the Faye family. Mary plans…

WINGS Pin Presentation

In grateful response to God’s love for us, guided by the Holy Spirit, we strive to have healthy WINGS to ensure our faith soars. WINGS is an acronym that represents the five characteristics of a Christian disciple, and when lived out in one’s daily life, these WINGS become life giving to the individual and the world. Here at FUMC Allen, we have created a series of booklets meant to guide people through each of these characteristics and give the opportunity…

Change The World Allen Volunteer Opportunities

Change the World Allen is dedicated to transforming our local community through acts of service and opportunities to build relationships with our neighbors. Over one weekend every spring, volunteers from many community organizations will form work teams to help local residents by doing general home repair and yard work. We also lead over 20 agency support, collection/donation, packaging, and other miscellaneous projects such as roadside cleanup, food collection for Allen Community Outreach’s summer food program, care packages for military personnel,…

Lenten Worship Series: Wise Up!

Wise Up: Growing in Wisdom for the Season of Lent is FUMC Allen’s worship series for the season of Lent. It’s based on the book, Wise Up!: Four Biblical Virtues for Navigating Life, by Rev. Dr. Alyce McKenzie. About the Book Wise Up! invites the reader to step up to the divine customer service desk and exchange self-sufficiency, self-absorption, self-indulgence, and self-protection for the four virtues of biblical wisdom: The fear of the Lord (faith) The listening heart (compassion) The…

Wise Up! Lenten Bible Study

On Sunday, March 10, we begin TWO sessions of a Bible study, “Wise Up! Growing in Wisdom in the Season of Lent,” based on the book,  Wise Up! Four Biblical Virtues for Navigating Life by Rev. Dr Alyce McKenzie. Everyone is welcome to join in this companion study to our Lenten Worship series. Both classes meet in Fellowship Hall. Session 1 begins at 9:30am. Session 2 begins at 11:00am. Pick the session that best fits your worship schedule. The book…

Shrove Tuesday

Many Christians observe Shrove Tuesday (or Fat Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday) on the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, we’ll eat pancakes–and other rich foods–on Fat Tuesday, originally to use up the milk and eggs that would otherwise spoil because of not being eaten during the fast of Lent. The “Chuck Knows Church” video above will help teach us more about the observation of Shrove Tuesday and what it means in the Methodist church. Because…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a time that we consider the tremendous love God has shown to the world and to each of us by sending his Son into the world to save us from our sins. Lent is also a time of reflection on our own lives and a time that points us to the cross and to the resurrection of Christ at Easter! Two Worship Services This year, FUMC Allen will offer two…

Our Prayers for General Conference

A special session of General Conference will commence on Saturday, February 23, 2019, and conclude on Tuesday, February 26. General Conference includes voting delegates from across the globe who will come together to make legislative decisions regarding the official stance of the UMC regarding human sexuality as it especially relates same gender marriage and ordination of self-avowed practicing homosexuals. Regardless of the outcome of General Conference, the UMC church will maintain that all persons are of sacred worth. The primary…

FUMC Allen Welcomes Appointment of New Senior Pastor

The  Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) of First United Methodist Church of Allen is pleased to announce that The Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch will come on staff on July 1, 2019, as its new senior pastor. District Superintendent Dr. Ron Henderson introduced Rev. Hardesty-Crouch to the SPRC on Thursday, February 21. Rev. Hardesty-Crouch has a passion for collaborating with others to create life-giving, dynamic worship experiences that draw worshipers into a joyful encounter with the living God. She is a gifted…

The UMC Appointment Process

As announced earlier this week, Rev. Todd Harris is being appointed as the new District Superintendent of the Northwest District effective July 1, 2019. Until late June, Pastor Todd and his family will continue to be part of FUMC Allen. Todd will be preaching regularly and doing all the things he does normally. He will on occasion attend cabinet meetings to learn about his new job, but his primary responsibility remains serving as our Senior Pastor for the next five months.…