Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 26)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 26)

Sermon Series: Braced for IMPACT

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection…(Philippians 3:10) Does the resurrection change how we live? Does it redirect our lives and refocus our attention? Does the resurrection provide a new lens through which to see and experience life? Braced for IMPACT is a series that looks closely at the impact of the resurrection on the world and in the lives of the disciples and the Church that was born. This series will prepare us for being…

Faith Stories

Throughout 2015, we’ll be sharing the faith stories and chronicles of members of our congregation. Our February Faith Chronicle features church member Dana Allison. The January Faith Story features Greg Schell, our director of Recreational Ministries. We hope you enjoy his story.  

Parents Night Out

Plan your Valentine’s date and bring the kids to Playday’s Parents Night Out. Children, ages 18 months to 12 years old, will be cared for by the staff and friends of Children’s Creative Playday Preschool. $20 per child ($50 family max) includes pizza, drinks, games, crafts, and a movie. Registration closes on February 11, and forms are available outside the Playday office. Contact Maureen Bowman, 972.396.7575.

Youth Confirmation

FUMC Allen Youth Ministry offers a special confirmation class for youth in grades 7-12. Classes begin Wednesday, February 4, and continue through Wednesday, April 8, meeting from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the youth wing. If you have not been confirmed in the Methodist church or if you want a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and our uniquely Methodist heritage and beliefs, you will want to be part of our weekly discussions. We will discuss the Trinity, sin, evil, grace, baptism, sacraments,…

Divorce Care Group

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. You don’t have to go through it alone Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. Beginning February 10, a divorce recovery workshop will meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  The sessions are open to the…

Run for God

Did you resolve to get in shape in 2015? Or run a 5K? Or commit to a Bible study? Register NOW for Run for God, a 12-week “couch to 5K” training course and Bible study. You’ll join a small supportive group of people looking to get in shape as part of God’s plan. Classes begin on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, with a second section beginning on Thursday, February 12, at 6:30pm. Registration fee for Run For God is $35. This…

Sermon Series: Relationship Rehab

Unless you’re a hermit or recluse, you live in a world of relationships. In most cases, our relationships are centered within our families but certainly expand to work, school, church, and play. How are your relationships? Are some in need of TLC? Are there people in your life with whom your relationships would benefit from some rehab? As we move towards Valentine’s Day over the next four weeks,  we’ll look at four major Biblical themes that will initiate some rehabilitation…

Charge Conference Wrap-Up

More than 100 people attended the annual Charge Conference on November 19, 2014. Under the leadership of Dr. Ronald D. Henderson, Suncreek UMC, Creekwood UMC, and First UMC celebrated our common calling to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We prayed for a shared mission field and the unique ministries of our congregation. What is a Charge Conference? Learn more about the process here. Our Connectional Charge Conference 2014 was an event to be remembered as Dr.…

Vision 2020 Vision & Next Steps

The Vision of First United Methodist Church of Allen is to be a Church that… Embraces all generations to join us on a life-changing Christian journey to change the world. In order to move toward this vision, First United Methodist Church of Allen shall unite our efforts in the following: Key Strategic Stepping Stones • Create a Change the World culture – Strengthen a CTW culture in our church and community by fortifying our current missional efforts as we become…

Playday Parents Day Out

Saturday December 6th 2pm to 7pm Children ages 18 months to 12 years old are welcome! Cost: $25 per child ($60 family maximum for families of 3 or more). Pizza dinner included. Your children will be taken care of by the caring staff and friends of Children’s Creative Playday, a ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Allen. We will have pizza, drinks, snacks, games, crafts, and a movie! For more information, please contact Maureen Bowman at 972.396.7575. Space…

Upward Basketball & Cheer League

  Registration is NOW OPEN for FUMC Allen’s 2015 Upward Basketball league. Upward is a sports program for children and youth, grades K-8, with the goal of encouraging personal and athletic development in a positive Christ-like environment. This year, FUMC Allen has expanded the program to include a division for youth in grades 7 and 8, and we are pleased to offer two levels of the Upward 360 Progression. Discovery Level (Kindergarten-3rd grade) – Where young athletes are introduced to…

Stepping N2 the Future

Now proceed to cross the Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the Israelites. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, as I promised to Moses. Joshua 1:2-3 October 19 Stepping N2 the Future Joshua 1:1-9; 3:1, 17 October 26 Stewards of the Future Joshua 2:1-11 November 2 All Saints Sunday: The Walls Came Tumbling Down Joshua 6:1-5, 20 November 9 Stepping…