Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

Christmas 2021

at FUMC Allen Click on each event name below to view details about our special events coming to FUMC Allen during the 2021 Advent and Christmas season. hOLIDAY cHALLENGE NOVEMBER 7-DECEMBER 24 2021 STREETSIDE SHOWERS NOvember 21-December 5 2021 ADVent worship series NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 24 2021 DIAPERS FOR BABY JESUS NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 24 2021 A SEND HOPE CHRISTMAS NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 19 Boyd Holiday SHop DECEMBER 2-15 2021 HOLIDAY AT THE ArBORETUM DECEMBER 5 2021 5:30pm-8:30pm REBUILDING LIFE WIDOW SUPPORT GROUP…

Advent Worship Series 2021

Sunday November 28 First Sunday of Advent Isaiah 9:2-7 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday December 5 Second Sunday of Advent Luke 1:39-45 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday December 12 Third Sunday of Advent Christmas Cantata: Handel’s Messiah Zechariah 9:9 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday December 19 Fourth Sunday of Advent Luke 2:8-14 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Friday December 24 Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion 4:00pm Christmas Eve at The Table 6:00pm A Traditional Christmas Eve (Livestream) 8:00pm Christmas Eve in…

Holiday Challenge Kick-Off Report

  Holiday Challenge Kick Off Report November 10 2021 by Rev. Jessica Wright On Sunday, November 7, Kids Against Hunger set up in our gym for volunteers to assemble packages of highly nutritious vitamin-fortified meals. We saw 100 volunteers across three hours who packed a total of 20,352 meals. Send Hope will ship this food to the House of Hope in Honduras. We are grateful to everyone who gave their time and energy to help feed children and their families.…

Holiday Challenge 2021

Holiday Challenge 2021November 7-December 24 Part of our tradition at First United Methodist Church of Allen is to serve our neighbors over the holidays. We kick off our 2021 Holiday Challenge THIS SUNDAY, November 7, with two family-friendly hands-on opportunities: we will stuff Stockings for Soldiers and assemble nutritious meals with Kids Against Hunger. All ages are welcome to join us in the gym, but pre-registration is requested as we have many outside community groups participating in this packaging event.…

Stockings for Soldiers Now Collecting Care Items

Help us collect the care items for our annual Stockings for Soldiers campaign in support of our troops deployed and away from their homes this holiday season. We will send stockings to your military loved one if you provide us with a name and current mailing address. Many of the addresses we have are out of date so please contact Betty Matthews, 972.727.5836, by Sunday, October 31, so that your loved one can be included. Shop for the care items…

Fall Festival Trunks (or Trucks) Needed

TRUNK OR TREAT Sunday October 31 11:00am-2:00pm FUMC Allen Courtyard We invite our Sunday school classes, small groups, and families to participate in the Fall Festival on Sunday, October 31, by hosting a trunk at our favorite fall activity: Trunk or Treat. Your trunk/vehicle/truck decorations can be as simple or elaborate as you like. Interested? Here are the details: Decorate the trunk of your vehicle in fun way. Plan a quick game for the children to play when they visit…

ACO Food Drive Continues

UPDATE OCTOBER 3 2021 ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED and THREE POUNDS! Pastor Jessica Wright delivered the balance of our food drive collection to All Community Outreach on Tuesday, September 28, and we MADE OUR GOAL to collect 1,400 pounds of food for our local food pantry. CONGRATULATIONS CHURCH. GOOD WORK! 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…

Come Sing with the Choir

FUMC Allen’s Music Ministry invites all youth or adult singers to join with the Chancel Choir and DARING Youth Choir for a short-term music commitment. This year, we are preparing to sing the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. We will present this musical offering during worship on Sunday, December 12, at 8:40am and 11:00am.  Rehearsals with Chancel Choir begin on Wednesday, October 27, from 7:30pm to 8:15pm in the FUMC Allen sanctuary. Youth can join in rehearsals on Sunday November…

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…

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…