Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 2)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 2)

Playday Job Openings

Do you have a heart for sharing God’s love with small children? Are you looking for a part time job with competitive pay, growth opportunities, and a true family feel? Playday Preschool is expanding our program with excellent staff! Our staff works Monday–Thursday, 8:30am-2:30pm from August to May; Fall, Winter, and Spring breaks are the same as Allen ISD. Email Preschool Director Trish Morehead for more information:

Pickleball Summer Schedule

Pickleball Mondays 1:00-3:00pm Wednesdays 9:00AM-1:00pm Saturdays 1:00pm-4:00pm Gym FUMC Allen fully functioning indoor pickleball court has new summer hours. The gym will be open on Mondays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for anyone who wants to enjoy the wholehearted sport of pickleball. FUMC Allen can provide the equipment for those who don’t own their own, and you can play at no charge. To learn more, contact Adam Lubbers,

Celebrate the International Day of Yoga with a Free Yoga Class

In 2014, the United Nations adopted an International Day of Yoga to be celebrated every year on the Summer Solstice, June 21, which is the longest day of the year.  To honor this year’s International Day of Yoga, church member and registered yoga instructor Liz Stubbs is offering free yoga classes on June 20 and June 21 for both new and existing students. Using a holistic approach, yoga links breath with movement, bringing a sense of calm to the mind, and…

Youth Ministry Needs You

As we are getting into the summer, our Youth Ministry program needs adult volunteers to help with Sunday school, Sunday youth events, and our upcoming summer mission project. As you may know, student ministry can not happen without the support of our church, parent(s), guardian(s), and adults. We ask that you pray on how you can support FUMC Allen Student Ministry this summer and into the future. We offer many volunteer opportunities from behind the scenes support to direct contact…

FUMC Allen Welcomes New Associate Pastor

FUMC Allen’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) met with the Rev Josh Esparza on Thursday, May 19, and joyfully accepted his appointment as our new associate pastor. Rev Esparza is a Dallas-Ft Worth native who grew up in Frisco, Texas. Josh has spent the past four years serving as the campus pastor of Owenwood Farm and Neighbor Space, the second campus of White Rock UMC, and associate pastor at White Rock UMC. Josh began at Owenwood in 2018 with a…

Coming to Worship on May 29: Stories That Changed The World

Our next worship series, “Stories That Changed The World: The Parables of Jesus” is based on some of the more familiar parables shared by Jesus. We selected these parables because they are featured in the musical Godspell, which our youth are presenting at their choir tour homecoming performance on June 6 at 7:00pm. If you are looking for some additional background on parables, watch this video by the Bible Project . This five-minute overview is a good teaching tool: Watch:…

Children’s Bridgeport Camp Needs More Adult Male Counselors

We have several young men registered to go to Bridgeport Camp children’s camp in July. As a result, we need a few more adult men to go as counselors. The camp runs from Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. FUMC Allen’s Chris Fecht is a camp director that week so he can answer questions about the camp. If you are interested, contact Chris at

Children’s Summer Sunday School Volunteer Opportunity

Short-Ter m Commitment, Lifetime Impact! Help Children’s Ministry by teaching a Sunday school class this summer. You can sign up for one Sunday or multiple Sundays. All materials and lesson plans will be ready and waiting for you. Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of our children? Contact Dana Allison at

SPRC Announces Staffing Update

In the United Methodist Church, pastors are appointed to serve a particular mission field and/or church for one year at a time. In 2017, Bishop Mike McKee appointed Rev. Jessica Wright to FUMC Allen as our associate pastor. This year, the Bishop and Cabinet have appointed Jessica to serve as the Associate Director of the Center for Missional Outreach of the North Texas Conference, effective July 1, 2022. This move is a wonderful opportunity for Jessica to live into her…

May Staffing Update

FUMC Allen’s Staff Parish Relations Committee is pleased to announce that Dana Allison will be joining our staff as our interim elementary minister while we conduct the search to fill that position. Her official start date is May 16. Dana has been working with Susan Hale this past week to help make the transition as smooth as possible for our elementary children and their families. Please join us in welcoming Dana to our staff.

Summer Sunday School Leaders Needed

Our youth program needs a few adults to commit to the Sunday morning Education Hour from 9:45am-10:45am. On Sunday mornings, our students are loving, low-energy, and insightful. Our class structure is to share the past week’s highs and lows, introduce the lesson, bible/study lesson, and life application, and close with sharing joys, concerns, and prayer. A student leader usually leads the lesson. The adult’s role is to keep the group focused on the lesson. Our groups number between 8-15 depending…