Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 11)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 11)

September Sermon Series

  What six words define your beliefs, tell your story, guide your life, or inspire you to stay the course of the faith journey? The idea of Six Words grew out of a legend surrounding author Ernest Hemingway who, in the 1920s, was challenged to write a complete story in just six words.  For sale: baby shoes, never worn. —Ernest Hemingway His betting colleagues paid up, and Hemingway is said to have considered it his best work. Join us in worship…

Habitat Fall Build 2014

Be a part of a world changing ministry! Our fall 2014 fall Habitat for Humanity build begins Saturday, September 6. This event is one we commonly call our “Methodist Build.” Through the dedicated work and financial support of several local Methodist churches, we’ll be helping the Maxwell/Castillo family build their new home at 406 Carver in McKinney, Texas.  FUMC Allen serves as the build host on the first Saturday of each month. Fall Build Schedule September 6, 2014 8:00am-2:00pm  All hands on deck for wall framing…

The Secrets of Happy Families

Saturday, September 6 8:30am-2:00pm General Admission  $75  (see below for how to purchase a discounted ticket as well as a way to attend for FREE) FUMC Dallas First United Methodist Church of Dallas, First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, and First United Methodist Church of Dallas is proud to present Bruce Feiler, bestselling author of The Secrets of Happy Families and Walking the Bible. Rev. Todd Harris preached a sermon series in August 2014 based on Feiler’s book, The Secrets of Happy Families. Bruce…

Back to School Blessings on August 24

On Sunday, August 24, FUMC Allen offers a BACK TO SCHOOL BLESSING during all three sanctuary worship services. This special time of prayer for our students, teachers, and school employees who are returning to school this month. Our students are invited to bring their back packs with them to worship to receive a special gift.  

July Sermon Series

  Holy Humor….  Laughter as Redemption There are passages of scripture that undoubtedly lead us down the straight and narrow.  But so often we take the straight and narrow path so seriously we end up taking ourselves far too seriously.  We fail to see God’s Holy Humor as recorded in the scripture and fail to laugh at lane-brain characters, life and ourselves.  Laughter really is redeeming. It knocks us off our high horses and helps us see ourselves for all…

New Member/Guest Luncheon

If you are interested in becoming a member, plan to join us for the New Member/Guest luncheon on July 27, 12:15pm, in the FUMC Allen gym. Meet the staff and learn about membership expectations from our senior pastor. Childcare provided. To make your reservation, email Rev. Maxie Moore, MaxieM@fumcallen.org.

Youth Travel to the Mountain T.O.P.

On Friday, July 18, 40 youth and 10 adult chaperones begin a journey to MOUNTAIN T.O.P. in Tennessee. Prayer is a vital part of their mission trip, and you can participate by providing words of encouragement for the participants. We are inviting all of you to take a few minutes to write a note (or two or more) and deliver them to the “Charlie Brown” mailbox located just inside the youth wing, no later than Sunday, July 13. You can…

Music Ministry Presents…

Fiddler On The Roof Wednesday, July 30-Friday, August 1 7:00pm First United Methodist Church of Allen Come early for special music in the labyrinth at 6:30pm Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl Book by Joseph Stein Music by Jerry Bock Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Winner of eleven Tony Awards, including best musical, score, book, direction, and with a record-setting Broadway run, Fiddler has become an American classic. It’s the story of Tevye, the loquacious father…