Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 11)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 11)

School Supply Drive for Dominica

  Marissa Battle, a 2014 graduate of Allen High School and church member, is collecting children’s school supplies through the month of February for a college mission trip sponsored by Trinity University in San Antonio.  This group of college students, led by Miss Battle, will be heading to the Dominica where they will work with special needs students there. Due to space restriction on the flights, the group is requesting certain items that will travel well and pass customs. Items…

General Conference Delegation Listening Sessions

We are a people of holy conferencing, and we listen to one another.  As General Conference 2016 approaches, the North Texas Delegation invites you to attend a listening session.  Our General and Jurisdictional Conference delegates care deeply about the voices of the laity and clergy in our conference.  We want to be in conversation with you, and we want to actively and intentionally listen. At these sessions, you will have an opportunity to share your hopes and dreams for the…

TLC: Touching Lives in College

This past semester, a group of parents from FUMC Allen created a new ministry to support our young adults who are attending college locally, around the state, and around the country. Parents were asked to provide their student’s college addresses, and the group gathered for an evening to assemble care packages full of donated items provided in bulk by the families. After this experience, the group came up with a name , TLC: Touching Lives in College and a logo.…

Vote FUMC Allen for Star Local Media’s Readers’ Choice Award

First United Methodist Church of Allen needs your vote to be chosen among the best of the best for Star Local Media’s Readers’ Choice Award. Allen is a community of high-quality businesses, service organizations, and houses of worship, and we strive to be your choice for your church home. Through the Star Local Media Readers’ Choice program, readers can vote for their favorite businesses, which will be honored in a special congratulatory section that will run in January 2016. We…

Advent Photo-A-Day

Deck those halls, warm up some cocoa, and wrap the gifts. Sound familiar? Every year, you promise that this Christmas will be different. You’ll slow down and enjoy quality time with your friends and family, you say.  But somehow Christmas Eve is here before we know it, and we wonder why we don’t feel renewed after this joyous season. We’re inviting you to enter this season of Advent with intention and awareness. As we prepare, watch and wait for that…

Women’s Seminar: Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness

Dallas Area Women’s Event Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness 9:00am-3:00pm October 17, 2015 First United Methodist Church of Allen $40 (includes lunch)   All of us know what it’s like to be hurt or betrayed. Often it’s a small breach such as being spoken to rudely or overlooked in a time of need. Other times we experience lies, gossip, or harsh words that cut us to the core. Some of us have endured unspeakable pain through abuse, adultery, or abandonment.…

Register NOW for Adopt-A-School

Become a volunteer and make a difference through the Adopt-A-School program sponsored by 3C Allen (The Allen Ministerial Alliance) in partnership with Allen ISD. The Adopt-A-School program officially kicks off on October 1, 2015, and is open to anyone who is at least a sophomore in high school. An Allen ISD background check is required to volunteer. Two volunteer programs are available. The Boyd Breakfast Buddy program needs volunteers who are available at 7:35am-7:50am. The Rountree Lunch Bunch volunteers have…

New Habitat Build Needs Volunteers

Now’s the time to sign up for 2015 North Collin County Habitat for Humanity build. FUMC Allen has been a long time supporter of Habitat and invites both new and experienced builders to be a part of this wonderful mission activity. Traditionally called the “Methodist Build,” FUMC Allen joins with FUMC McKinney, Suncreek UMC, Creekwood UMC, Stonebridge UMC, and LegacyTexas to change the world for the Jessica This year’s build at 1001 Rockwall in McKinney kicks off on Saturday, August 1, with…

The Hosacks Are Headed Back To Honduras!!

First United Methodist Church of Allen and Send Hope are pleased to share that Allen locals, Lauren and Steven Hosack, are pursuing a call to full-time mission work at the House of Hope, a mission of Send Hope in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, and FUMC Allen’s priority international mission. Steven and Lauren Hosack, who both attend FUMC Allen and graduated from Allen High School, have faithfully attended and served at FUMC Allen since they began taking mission trips as youth in…

Summer Lunch Program

The summer lunch program is a summer-long endeavor set up to provide food and activities for families of students attending Boyd Elementary in the Allen Independent School District. For many years now, the churches of Allen have come together to help the students and families that attend or live near Boyd Elementary in Allen have a healthy lunch during the summer months. The ministry, started through the Allen Ministerial Alliance, now known as 3C Allen, provides lunch along with crafts,…