Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 12)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 12)

Parents Night Out

Plan your Valentine’s date and bring the kids to Playday’s Parents Night Out. Children, ages 18 months to 12 years old, will be cared for by the staff and friends of Children’s Creative Playday Preschool. $20 per child ($50 family max) includes pizza, drinks, games, crafts, and a movie. Registration closes on February 11, and forms are available outside the Playday office. Contact Maureen Bowman, 972.396.7575.

Youth Confirmation

FUMC Allen Youth Ministry offers a special confirmation class for youth in grades 7-12. Classes begin Wednesday, February 4, and continue through Wednesday, April 8, meeting from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the youth wing. If you have not been confirmed in the Methodist church or if you want a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and our uniquely Methodist heritage and beliefs, you will want to be part of our weekly discussions. We will discuss the Trinity, sin, evil, grace, baptism, sacraments,…

Divorce Care Group

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. You don’t have to go through it alone Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. Beginning February 10, a divorce recovery workshop will meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  The sessions are open to the…

Sermon Series: Relationship Rehab

Unless you’re a hermit or recluse, you live in a world of relationships. In most cases, our relationships are centered within our families but certainly expand to work, school, church, and play. How are your relationships? Are some in need of TLC? Are there people in your life with whom your relationships would benefit from some rehab? As we move towards Valentine’s Day over the next four weeks,  we’ll look at four major Biblical themes that will initiate some rehabilitation…

Playday Parents Day Out

Saturday December 6th 2pm to 7pm Children ages 18 months to 12 years old are welcome! Cost: $25 per child ($60 family maximum for families of 3 or more). Pizza dinner included. Your children will be taken care of by the caring staff and friends of Children’s Creative Playday, a ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Allen. We will have pizza, drinks, snacks, games, crafts, and a movie! For more information, please contact Maureen Bowman at 972.396.7575. Space…

Caregivers United

On October 21, CareGivers United welcomes guest speaker, Elder Care Attorney Lori Leu, at 7:00pm in the FUMC Allen parlor. Ms. Leu’s presentation focuses on legal issues affecting seniors and long-term planning, from simple wills to more complicated estate planning, financing of long-term care, including Medicaid eligibility, Veteran’s benefits, advance directives, guardianships, probate, and estate administration. CareGivers United meets on the third Tuesday of each month to support those providing care to the chronically ill and/or elderly with regular monthly…

Acolyte Training

Calling all interested 3rd-6th graders who’d like to serve as an acolyte at the 9:30am traditional service this fall. Mark your calendar to attend a quick training on Sunday, September 21, at 12:15pm in the sanctuary. Great service opportunity! Contact Janee’ Foster at janee@grisak.com or 972.977.5121.

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…