Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 2)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 2)

Communion Offerings: General Missions Fund

Every first Sunday of the month, when we come to receive communion in worship, we have the opportunity to give to one of our special mission offerings. The recipients vary from Send Hope, working with children and families in Honduras, to Project Transformation, impacting the lives of students in North Texas and lots of things in between. But every so often, there’s a mission offering designated for “general missions.” This sounds a little vague, but your gift to our general…

Job Opening: Director of Mid-Childhood Ministry

The Director of Mid-Childhood Ministry (Grades 3-6) provides direction and oversight for the children’s ministry at FUMC Allen by providing a warm and friendly environment for children, grades 3-6, and their families to learn about the love of Jesus Christ. The director works closely with the Director of Early Childhood Ministry and the pastor(s) to develop and implement programming for the spiritual formation of children and equipping parents to fulfill their calling as the primary spiritual leaders of their children.…

Listening Tour

Transition is happening here at FUMC Allen. We’ve had exciting times with a successful Change the World missions event and the opening of our new children’s wing. Work on the new atrium is in full swing, progress is being made to finish up the staff offices, and the space for our youth looks more fun every day. In the midst of these exciting changes, we’ve said good-bye to staff members upon whom we have depended for support, prayers, encouragement, direction, and…

Iron Sharpens Iron: A Golf Club for Christian Men

“Iron Sharpens Iron” is a men’s golf club through 4:7 Sports that will meet each week to play a round of golf while sharing the devotion of the week. This group is for all players–beginner, intermediate, advanced–who wish to enjoy a round of golf while joining in fellowship with one another. This club is set to begin sometime in the fall. The pricing and timing of this group is to be determined. Please email Matt Cobb with any questions you have…

Worship Series: Reel Faith

Everyone loves a good story, and movies are powerful at telling stories.  Our August worship series, Reel Faith, looks at some of the most recent films that can point us to truths found in scripture. Join us in August as Senior Pastor Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch puts us in touch with the profound aspects of life and of faith presented in some of the most popular films of today.   August 4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke 4: 16-21…

Worship Series: Abundant Life

Abundant Life Jesus promises abundant life, but what does that look like? It’s much more than wealth, power or prosperity. It’s all about relationships. Sunday July 14 John 4:5-15 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching Sunday July 21 1 Cor 12:12-20, 27 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching Sunday July 28 Luke 10:25-37 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching    

Change The World Allen 2019: The Results

Change the World Allen is dedicated to providing service and positively impacting our local community. We unite area faith communities, nonprofit organizations, businesses, individuals, and families to work together to serve those in need of food, clothing, safe shelter, and care. We hope that by mobilizing volunteers and increasing civic engagement, we are able to build a stronger and more resilient community, where neighbors know and respect one another deeply, counteracting the fragmentation and polarization that plagues our society. Toward…

Women in Missions Fall Bazaar

The First United Methodist Church of Allen’s Women In Missions organization will again be holding their annual bazaar on Saturday October 26, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.  We’ll be mailing the details and vendor application packets in June, but go ahead and pencil us in your calendars! If you have questions before the packets are mailed, send them to Kandice Perez at Thanks and see you in October!

Worship Series: Breaking The Code

  In this six week worship series, we’ll cover the book of Revelation from cover to cover. We invite you to read along by following the attached Revelation Reading Schedule. In the first week, we’ll orient ourselves to the Book of Revelation: when and why and how it was written as well as the claims it makes on the lives of Christians throughout the ages. Sunday June 2 Revelation: What is This? Revelation 1:1-20 Rev. Jessica Wright, preaching Sunday, June…

Memorial Day Worship 2019

THIS SUNDAY IN WORSHIP May 26, 2019 Graduation Sunday & Memorial Day Sunday Finding Real Happiness Is Not What You Think Luke 6: 17-26 Rev. Todd Harris 8:15am 9:30am & 11:00am FUMC Allen Sanctuary

Graduation 2019

High School Graduates John Gabe Adams. Allen High School graduate attending Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX—Mechanical Engineering. Shea Elizabeth Brasher. Allen High School graduate attending Collin College, McKinney, TX—Kinesiology. FUMC Memorial Scholarship • Creative Playday Preschool Scholarship. Kaleb Ladley Carper. Allen High School graduate attending Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX—Marine Engineering Technology. Gale Acton Memorial Scholarship. Holly Anne Darr. Allen High School graduate attending Collin College, McKinney, TX—Hospitality. Makena Alexis Essman. Allen High School graduate attending Collin College, McKinney, TX.…

Register now for Summer Basketball Camps

Register your children now for UPWARD Basketball summer camps 2019. These camps are for boys and girls from age 5 through grade 8. All camps are held in the FUMC Allen gym. July 8-12 Grades K5 & 1   9:00am-12:00pm July 8-12 Grades 2 & 3      1:00pm-4:00pm July 15-19 Grades 4-6       9:00am-12:00pm July 15-19 Grades 7 & 8   1:00pm-4:00pm For more information, contact Matt Cobb.