Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 18)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 18)

Dinners for Eight

  Are you interested in getting to know new people? Would you like to get to know members of the church better? If you answered yes, consider signing up for a Dinner for 8 group. These groups meet once a month beginning in mid-September for food and fellowship. To get started, click on the link below and register.  It’s that easy.  Once the groups are formed, you will receive an email with details about your first meeting. If you have…

Back 2 School Bash 2017

Saturday August 12, 2017 This year, the ACO Back 2 School Bash is hoping to help 500 kids! We will be providing new backpacks (with school supplies), shoes, haircuts, immunizations…and generally helping these kids get ready for a new school year! First United Methodist Church of Allen is hosting the event! Now it’s up to us to see that this is a success! Please consider lending your time and talents to helping out! It will be time well spent! Click…

August Worship Series: Who’s On First?

Putting God first in the world today requires our deepest resolve, our greatest faith, our unwavering trust, and a very, very large measure of God’s grace. What does it mean to put God first in our lives? Why is it important? What difference does it make? How would life be different? What are the challenges? We’ll address this questions and more this month at First United Methodist Church of Allen. Come be a part of the answer.   August 13,…

Va-Cay? Stay-Cay?

Planning a vacation or a stay-cation this summer? Use our mobile app to send us a fun family photo for our church’s media story board so others can enjoy your summer too. Search for “First United Methodist Church of Allen” in the Android or Apple app store on your smart phone. Download the FUMC Allen mobile app onto your smart phone. Click on the menu in the upper left hand corner. Scroll down to the “Share Photos” feature. Click on…

August 6 Worship & Workshop

You are invited to join us on Sunday, August 6, when we welcome Dr. Jim Ozier to our sanctuary worship. He’ll be bringing a message based on Romans 12:13–“Making First Impressions Last“–at 8:15am, 9:30am and 11:00am. Following worship, he’ll lead us in a workshop titled “Accelerating Church Growth” at 12:15pm in the gym. Dr. Ozier is known for his preaching, teaching, and motivating congregations to reach their full potential in the areas of hospitality and reaching their community. He has…

July Worship Series: The Shack

Is it possible to heal from unbearable loss? The powerful story of The Shack movie will connect with you—whether you are searching for faith or lost it somewhere along the way. And for everyone who is hurting and knows what it is like to lose someone, The Shack film offers a message of real-life hope. Starting Sunday, July 2 , FUMC Allen is hosting a five-week sermon series using Scriptures and video clips from the film to help you trust…

June Worship Series: Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

   Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Philippians 3:12 NRSV On Sunday, June 4, Rev. Todd Harris begins a four-week series, Toward the Goal, based on Paul’s letter to the church he planted in Philippi. In this series, we’ll read the entire four chapter, 104-verse letter, written by the apostle from his Philippian jail cell. We’ll…

Graduate Recognition 2017

Class of 2017 Erin Taylor Anderson Allen High School graduate attending the University of North Texas, Denton—Primary Education (K-8). Jessica Sender Memorial Scholarship. Carter Matthew Balogh Allen High School graduate attending the University of North Texas, Denton—Media Studies. Kirk Haydon Baltzell Allen High School graduate attending The University of Texas, Austin—Biochemistry. Gale Action Memorial Scholarship • Children’s Creative Playday Scholarship Kameryn Lane Carper Allen High School graduate attending the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. Thompson Memorial Scholarship • United Methodist…

Spring Worship Series: Generosity

On Sunday, March 19, Senior Pastor Rev. Todd Harris begins a five-part worship series on Generosity. At the heart of the series is this idea from Mark 4:25: And the message is this: If we are to bring about God’s vision for our church, each and every person will need to be generous with their talent and resources. Bringing about God’s vision will require each of us to freely give our time in serving others. This Holy Vision will require…

This Week in Worship: “Taking Up Residence”

April 23, 2017 Confirmation Sunday “At this very moment, whoever and wherever you are, something beyond our full comprehension is taking place within your life and mine. The infinite God of love has chosen to become resident within you and to work within you for pure good.  Since God is pure goodness and has no ulterior motives, we can trust, embrace, and cooperate with the divine work going on within us and every child of God.”  Rueben P. Job As…