Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 2)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 2)

COVID-19 Update: Returning to Campus

Returning to Campus: A Phased Approach In mid-May, FUMC Allen staff and leadership began planning for public worship, hoping to shift to a livestream/public worship hybrid on June 7. A Directive from Our Bishop As United Methodists, we are part of the North Central District of the North Texas Conference and under the authority of Bishop Michael McKee. On May 15, Bishop McKee sent a letter to all churches in the North Texas Conference with this directive: At this time,…

We Are Still Going To Change The World

We’re still going to change the world! This year will certainly look different because of COVID-19, but the leadership team of Change the World Allen has been busy figuring out how we can still inspire, equip, and mobilize volunteers to help their neighbors, whether they’re down the street or in another country. One way we plan to do this is to approach changing the world as a year-round activity, rather than focusing on just one weekend. We know that our…

COVID-19 Update

FUMC Allen wants to know your thoughts and concerns about returning to on-campus worship and other activities as our government authorities begin to loosen restrictions on public gatherings. Click HERE or on the image above to answer a brief confidential survey. We’ll consider your responses as we move toward re-opening the church over the coming months.

FUMC Allen Announces 2020 College Scholarship Recipients

First United Methodist Church of Allen and the FUMC Allen Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s college scholarships. FUMC Allen awards these scholarships each spring to our graduating high school seniors and current college students based on applications that were submitted in early April. This year, we are honored to award a total of $16,250 in scholarships. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS Kyle Austin Gale Acton Memorial Scholarship Creative Playday Preschool Scholarship Alexandra Champion Gale Acton Memorial…

STILL Better Together

A seven-week series where we revisit some our favorite scriptures that make us better together as a family of faith. Sunday April 19 2020 Philippians 4: 8-13 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday April 26 2020 Isaiah 43: 1-4 Rev Jessica Wright Sunday May 3 2020 Romans 8: 18-39 (selected verses) Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday May 10 2020 Psalm 23 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday May 17 2020 John 3:1-17 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday May 24 2020 Hebrews 11:1-3,…

ACO Gift of Food Dedications

Easter Dedications Each dedication represents a $20 gift of food for Allen Community Outreach. Judi Altstatt-Allen in memory of Curtis Allen. Philip & Nhan Anderson in memory of Anna Anderson. Dwayne & Debra Arledge in memory of John & Marion Arldege & T.H. & Mary Ereckson. Ron, Brenda, & RJ Bean in memory of Robert Grobe. Bobby & Linda Blackmon in memory of their parents, Bobby’s son Todd, & Linda’s brother Gary. Mark & Pam Brant in memory of Charles…

Holy Week/Easter

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY Sunday April 5 2020Communion Sunday9:30amClick image above to watch Sunday’s service ONLINE PRAYER SERVICE Wednesday April 8 2020Facebook Live6:30pm Click on the image above to subscribe to “Musings by Pastor Mary Beth” to receive her Maundy Thursday Musings.Click HERE to access the Facebook event. GOOD FRIDAY Friday April 10 20207:00pmWatch our Live Stream on firstallen.org HOLY SATURDAY Online Holy Saturday Video Devotional6:00amVideo available all day at Facebook.com/fumcallen/videos and on YouTube. Children’s Ministry is handing out Easter bags on…

COVID-19 Update: March 31 2020

In compliance with the Collin County order of March 24, our FUMC Allen facility is now closed to the public. But the church is alive and well and deployed into action. Weekly News We will continue to send out our weekly newsletter, This Week@FUMC Allen, and we invite you to subscribe to this email to stay in touch. If you don’t get our weekly newsletter, let us know by clicking on the image below to access our subscription form. Or text…

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update From Your Pastor

Following new local and federal guidance, we are extending our closure to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. As a result, all in-person gatherings are now canceled through Sunday, March 29. But, as the hymn says: The church is not a building; the church is not a steeple; the church is not a resting place; the church is a people. Friends, we are still the church. Here are the things we can do as the church while we are…

Coronavirus/COVID-19 and Sunday Worship

A Message from Your Pastor We are a people of faith who know that God is sovereign and God is good. We rely and trust in that even in times of great uncertainty. Knowing that we are Better Together, especially when we worship together, the leadership of FUMC Allen has been prayerfully watching and listening for guidance regarding our worship schedule for this weekend. We do not want to react out of fear but rather out of a place of…