Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

Lenten Worship Series

How do we walk with Christ—daily follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him? In the Gospels, Jesus modeled for us the Christian spiritual life. The apostles taught it in their writings. And the Church has, through the last 2,000 years, sought to pursue this Christian spiritual life. We’ve based this year’s Lenten worship series on Adam Hamilton’s book, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life. In The Walk, Adam Hamilton focuses on five essential spiritual practices…

Lent

The season of Lent is about practicing disciplines that further align us with the will of God. These disciplines lead us to a deeper belief in Jesus Christ. It is by belief that we are born again in the kingdom of God.  To be born again is desire Christ more and more and nothing else leading us once again to the practice of spiritual disciplines. The season of Lent includes 46 days leading up to Easter, but traditionally, we refer…

The Sound of Music: Cast Announcement

ROLE CAST Emergency Relief Maria Rainer Addie Faille Sister Berthe Alice Payn Melinda Cotton Sister Margaretta Cheryl Esbrook The Mother Abbess Kim Mathews Sister Sophia Noel Nieczyporowicz Captain Georg Von Trapp Brent Cheatham Franz, the butler Neil O’Connor Frau Schmidt, the housekeeper Mary Lou Workman Liesl Suzanna Stenger Frederich Carson O’Connor Louisa Chloe Russell Kurt Ryan O’Connor Jackson Haynes Brigitta Lydia Mathews Marta Katie Morawski Gretl Brenna Haynes Rolf Gruber Joseph Bush Elsa Shraeder Bev Miller Ursula Max Detweiler Doug…

Debt Reduction Campaign: FAQs

Debt Reduction Campaign Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Why are we considering another capital campaign? FUMC Allen is known for its magnitude and effectiveness in ministry, both in our church and in our community. During the Vision 2020 study in 2014-2015, we determined we had to make some greatly needed improvements to our facilities to be most effective in ministry. We made those improvements, and our ministry has expanded as a result. But we don’t want to lose momentum. Now, we…

Better Together Prayer Calendar

As the New Year 2020 begins, you are invited to join your prayers with the prayers of the FUMC Allen family by praying daily for our church and its ministries in 2020. When we pray together in unity, we discover that nothing shall be impossible, and power and effectiveness are multiplied! Gracious and loving God, I praise you and thank you for the possibility and promise of a new year. I am reminded that by your amazing grace each day…

Women in Missions Announces 2019 Missions Disbursements

The Women in Missions 2019 Fall Bazaar in October brought in a total profit of $4,889.00! Combined with additional 2019 donations, the WIM was able to give to missions a total of $5,025.00. Women in Missions 2019 Disbursements Hearts for Hope (Hosacks in Honduras) $2,000 Kairos Outside $   200 APT G: A Place to Go $  500 Brothers Keepers $  300 Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County $  200 Hope’s Door $  200 North Texas Conference Missions $  100 North…

Christmas@FUMCAllen

Tuesday December 24 Share the light of Christmas with candlelight and communion on Christmas Eve at FUMC Allen on Tuesday December 24. We offer four worship services with four different formats and times to accommodate all busy schedules. Take the moment to slow down and remember the reason we celebrate this holiday season. Family Worship 4:00pm A family-friendly Christmas Eve worship service with candlelight, communion, and the story of the Nativity Traditional Worship 6:00pm Christmas Eve worship service with candlelight…

Advent@FUMC Allen

Click on each event name for more information Sundays in December 8:15am 9:30am & 11:00am Light for the Path Worship Series Sunday December 7 7:00pm A Christmas Collaboration: Sing Choirs of Angels The Allen Symphony Chorus & the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Choir Tickets at www.allenphilharmonic.org Wednesday December 11 5:30pm-7:30pm PJs & Pizza: A Parents Night Out Registration required and space is limited. Sunday December 15 8:15am 9:30am 11:00am Magnificat by Mark Hayes FUMC Allen Chancel Choir & Orchestra 3:00pm-5:15pm…

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…