Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 2)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 2)

Charge Conference Follow-Up

A Message from Pastor Mary Beth Charge Conference Follow-Up October 20 2022 We had a beautiful and worshipful gathering with several of our sister UMCs on Sunday afternoon as we met with North Central District Superintendent Reverend Debra Hobbs-Mason for a “cluster” charge conference. As we worshipped, we also did a bit of work, approving several items for 2023. One of the items approved by our church was the 2023 Administrative Council, sometimes known as the Church Council. This team consists…

Fall Festival Trunks (or Trucks) Needed

  Trunk or Treat at Fall Festival Sunday, October 30 12:00pm-2:00pm FUMC Allen Hey small groups! Families! and others! You are invited to host a trunk at Trunk or Treat, an annual highlight of our Fall Festival on Sunday, October 30. You would be asked to decorate a car or truck, set up some games or activities, and pass out candy or small prizes. Email Adam Lubbers, AdamL@fumcallen.org, if your group is interested!  

Because Someone Gave: A Story of Hope

Emily Wiley van Oosterom grew up at FUMC Allen, was confirmed here in 2002, graduated from Allen High School in 2008, and now lives in Amsterdam. When her daughter Charlotte was born three months ago, Emily began to reconnect with her faith family at FUMC Allen through our livestream and online presence. Emily reached out to me in July, knowing that she and her husband Marco were planning a trip to Texas. She very much wanted to have Charlotte baptized…

Children’s Ministry Needs Sunday School Teachers

You have the awesome opportunity to share your love with the children of our church! Children’s Ministry needs volunteers to teach at the 9:45am Education Hour to help with elementary Sunday school. The lessons are easy to do and all materials are provided. You can help out just once or twice a month. Email Dana Allison at danaa@fumcallen.org  with questions or to help.

Confirmation and On Deck Programs Return on September 11

FUMC Allen’s sixth grade confirmation and the fifth grade On Deck program return on Sunday, September 11, during the 9:45am Education Hour. All fifth and sixth grade students are welcome to participate. Confirmation for sixth graders meets in the Youth Wing in room W260 at 9:45am on Sunday. Our fifth grade On Deck students meet at 9:45am on Sundays in room C172 of the Children’s Ministry Wing. Both groups will be commissioned during the 11:00am worship hour on Sunday, September…

Focused on Hope Survey

Hope means to keep living amid desperation and to keep humming in the darkness. Hoping is knowing that there is love; it is trust in tomorrow; it is falling asleep and waking again when the sun rises.  In the midst of a gale at sea, it is to discover land. In the eyes of another, it is to see that he understands you. As long as there is still hope, there will also be prayer. And God will be holding you in his…

Stewardship 2023: Because Someone Gave

“Because someone gave…” Have you ever considered what happens because someone gave? Because someone gave…the Vatoni Ragsdale Bible fund makes sure every child, youth, and adult who wants a Bible receives one. Because someone gave…a leaking kitchen sink and broken dishwasher were replaced for a family of 10 during Change the World Allen. Because someone gave…All Community Outreach has been helping families in Collin County avoid hunger and homelessness and gain financial security since 1985. Because someone gave…children in Honduras…

CDC Recommends Indoor Masking in Collin County

Last week, the CDC showed that Collin County moved into the high-risk category in the Covid-19 community risk levels. This means that our community has demonstrated an increased level of COVID-related hospitalization and/or transmission. The CDC is now recommending masking indoors to decrease the risk of transmission. When you are in our building, you are welcome to wear a mask. We know they can be uncomfortable, but wearing a mask can help us to “do no harm” by providing some…

VBS Mission Project for Send Hope

Our Discovery Island Vacation Bible School mission project is collectign items and funds needed at the House of Hope, a children’s home in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, that is served by the ministries of Send Hope. During the week of VBS, we even had some fun competition between the boys and girls to see who can collect the most items. We invite you to support our efforts with your donations of the following much-needed supplies for the House of Hope: Personal…

Worship Series: God’s Messy Family

Are your relationships picture-perfect like the happy ones we see on tv or advertisements?  Or are they oftentimes more than a little messy? The relationships found in Genesis, the story of God’s chosen family (Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Esau, and Joseph), were anything but perfect!  And yet, God called them and used them for God’s good purposes. Join us for “God’s Messy Family: The Stories of Genesis,” a worship series that will help us see that God can take…

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: trishm@fumcallen.org.