Posts by Alison Thomas

Posts by Alison Thomas

Earn Your WINGS

What’s essential for a long journey or a long flight? Your first thoughts might be good music, plenty of snacks, clothing, money, or gas. While all of these things and more are necessary, nothing is as essential as a road map, a GPS, or a flight plan to get you to where you’re going. The same is true for our faith journey. Why WINGS? Scripture calls us to be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ. So, how do we live,…

MLK Event Volunteer Opportunity

On January 21, from 11:30am-1:00pm, FUMC Allen will host the Collin County Martin Luther King Jr Appreciation Day celebration in our sanctuary and gym.  We are expecting between 1,000-1,100 guests. We need your help in extending the hospitality of our church to all who enter our doors.  Here are just a few places where we need your help: Bake two dozen cookies and place in individual baggies for the sack lunches we will provide to our guests on January 21.…

Making Relationships Work: We Need Your Family Pictures

In our February worship series, we’ll be focusing on Making Relationships Work: how to enhance our love, overcome gridlock, turn toward one another instead of away, and create a life of shared meaning together, whatever our families may look like in this season. As a part of our worship series, we’d love to share some family pictures from you. They could be of your  grandparents when they were children, a school picture from when you were little, your mom and…

Grief Support Winter/Spring 2019

FUMC Allen hosts a variety of on-site grief support programs presented by the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice. These programs are free and open to adults from our community. Child care is not provided. When coming for the first time, please RSVP two business  days in advance  To RSVP, contact VNA Bereavement Coordinator Susan Bryan, LPC, bryans@vnatexas.org or 214.733.5543 Grieving Hearts Group: First TuesdayS A monthly support group for anyone grieving the death of their spouse. 10:00am – 11:30am CLC203…

SOAR: Faith Taking Flight

Our SOAR series challenges us to look at how our faith can get stronger, deeper, more life-giving, and more outwardly focused in 2019 as we leverage our WINGS to soar in the New Year. Each week offers a unique perspective on one of five key pillars of discipleship: worshiping, inviting, nurturing, giving, and serving. Each sermon is designed to move us from where we are in our faith to where we can be and to where God is leading us.…

Bridgeport Camp Announces Summer Camp Dates

As we celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, we often break out our calendars for the new year. And if you’re a parent, you are already looking for and marking dates for summer activities. FUMC Allen is excited to announce our summer camp dates at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center in Bridgeport, TX. Bridgeport offers fun, Christ-centered camps for children and youth (completing grades 3 through 12). SEEK Camps are for our special needs campers. Learn more about SEEK Camps…

Share the Gift of Christmas on December 24

SHARE the gift of Christmas at FUMC Allen on Monday December 24 FUMC Allen offers four worship services with four different formats and times to accommodate all busy schedules during this holiday season. Join us in a time of peace and joy as we share the hope and light of Christmas Eve. Family Worship 4:00pm FUMC Allen invites you to a family-friendly Christmas Eve worship service with candlelight and communion. Our families will enjoy the Christmas ABC Story with traditional…

Worship Series: The Xmas Xchange

Exchanging gifts comes with the season. Sure, sometimes gift exchanges are a hassle, but in the end,  we occasionally receive that for which we’d hoped. What if we could do the same the heaviness that comes with Advent? What if we could exchange our despair, chaos, fear, bitterness, and darkness for the very best God offers through hope, peace, joy, love, and light? It can be ours if we but look to the source of all good gifts. Some will…

Community Survey 2018 Results

The results are in… We’ve completed our community survey and have learned some insightful information. The feedback we received will help guide future decisions related to our community as we seek to make a positive impact on the world around us. We’ve condensed and grouped over 100 survey responses into 5-6 bulleted results for each questions. You can check out the results here. Community Survey Report 2018  

Holiday Challenge 2018: Hearts for Hope Dinner

 “Come learn about our work in Honduras, share in our successes, and how together we can help the children of Honduras thrive!” On December 2, 2018, First United Methodist Church of Allen (FUMC Allen) hosts the second annual Hearts for Hope dinner in support of Steven and Lauren Hosack, a.k.a. the Hosacks in Honduras.  The dinner begins at 4:30pm until 6:30pm in the church gym. Purchase tickets at the church beginning Sunday, November 11, or online HERE. The Hosacks are…

Iron Sharpens Iron: A Golf Club for Christian Men

FUMC Allen’s 4:7 Sports announces the formation of its first men’s golf club: “Iron Sharpens Iron.” This group of men will meet weekly to play a round of golf while going over a weekly bible lesson. “Iron Sharpens Iron” is for all levels of player: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Our goal is to welcome players who want to play a round of golf while in Christian fellowship with others. We intend to start play in the spring of 2018–possibly near…

Missions Cafe Opens December 2018

Serving is at the heart of who we are as a church Starting Sunday, December 2, 2018, you’ll have a new opportunity to support the missions of our church. Missions Café will take over the Sunday morning coffee bar, offering a South and Central American blend coffee, hot tea, a variety of creamers and sweeteners as well as donuts and smokies from Max’s Donut Shop here in Allen. We’ll also explore the possibility of rotating different or seasonal items. All…