Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 28)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 28)

Back to School Bash 2014

Back to School Bash = 293 Backpacks, 35 Bike Helmets, 25 Haircuts, 10 Physicals, and 230 Pairs of Shoes Going back to school can be a nervous experience for any child. But arriving without the needed supplies is even a harder way to start the year off on a positive note. Thankfully, the people of Allen realize this and did not want any child walking into a classroom in our town unprepared. On Saturday, August 16, 2014 FUMC Allen had…

Caregivers United

On October 21, CareGivers United welcomes guest speaker, Elder Care Attorney Lori Leu, at 7:00pm in the FUMC Allen parlor. Ms. Leu’s presentation focuses on legal issues affecting seniors and long-term planning, from simple wills to more complicated estate planning, financing of long-term care, including Medicaid eligibility, Veteran’s benefits, advance directives, guardianships, probate, and estate administration. CareGivers United meets on the third Tuesday of each month to support those providing care to the chronically ill and/or elderly with regular monthly…

Hallelujah Hikers

The Hallelujah Hikers have had a change of plans for their local hike on September 20 at Oak Point Park. The Plano Balloon Festival is being held at the park from September 19-21, and areas will be blocked off and most of the trails will not be accessible during this ticketed event. Instead, we will hike the trail around White Rock Lake. We will meet at FUMC Allen at 7:15am under the green awning at the East Entrance to carpool.

Acolyte Training

Calling all interested 3rd-6th graders who’d like to serve as an acolyte at the 9:30am traditional service this fall. Mark your calendar to attend a quick training on Sunday, September 21, at 12:15pm in the sanctuary. Great service opportunity! Contact Janee’ Foster at janee@grisak.com or 972.977.5121.

Upward Indoor Soccer League

September’s here, everyone’s back in school, and it’s time to register for the UPWARD indoor soccer league at First United Methodist Church of Allen. UPWARD is a proven program with 4.5 participants over the past 18 years, building competitive athletic skills, character, confidence, and spirit. The UPWARD recreational soccer league for boys and girls 4 years-old through grade 6 features the 360 Progression™, a unique sports experience that develops the total athlete mentally, athletically, spiritually, and socially. FUMC Allen’s UPWARD…

September Sermon Series

  What six words define your beliefs, tell your story, guide your life, or inspire you to stay the course of the faith journey? The idea of Six Words grew out of a legend surrounding author Ernest Hemingway who, in the 1920s, was challenged to write a complete story in just six words.  For sale: baby shoes, never worn. —Ernest Hemingway His betting colleagues paid up, and Hemingway is said to have considered it his best work. Join us in worship…

Habitat Fall Build 2014

Be a part of a world changing ministry! Our fall 2014 fall Habitat for Humanity build begins Saturday, September 6. This event is one we commonly call our “Methodist Build.” Through the dedicated work and financial support of several local Methodist churches, we’ll be helping the Maxwell/Castillo family build their new home at 406 Carver in McKinney, Texas.  FUMC Allen serves as the build host on the first Saturday of each month. Fall Build Schedule September 6, 2014 8:00am-2:00pm  All hands on deck for wall framing…

Middle School Basketball Clinic

Middle school basketball clinic is a six week training course designed for 7th and 8th graders who are interested in taking their game to the next level as they prepare for their middle school basketball team tryouts. Training begins on Wednesday, September 24. Players train Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm through Friday, October 31. Local middle and high school basketball coaches have helped us design the training curriculum, and we take pride in getting the best out of young athletes with an…

The Secrets of Happy Families

Saturday, September 6 8:30am-2:00pm General Admission  $75  (see below for how to purchase a discounted ticket as well as a way to attend for FREE) FUMC Dallas First United Methodist Church of Dallas, First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, and First United Methodist Church of Dallas is proud to present Bruce Feiler, bestselling author of The Secrets of Happy Families and Walking the Bible. Rev. Todd Harris preached a sermon series in August 2014 based on Feiler’s book, The Secrets of Happy Families. Bruce…

Back to School Blessings on August 24

On Sunday, August 24, FUMC Allen offers a BACK TO SCHOOL BLESSING during all three sanctuary worship services. This special time of prayer for our students, teachers, and school employees who are returning to school this month. Our students are invited to bring their back packs with them to worship to receive a special gift.  

August Sermon Series

It is safe to assume that each of us come from families of one kind or another.  The make-up of American families has certainly changed over the years but I have no doubt that though the dynamics have changed we want our family to be happy, healthy, faithful, and sane.  Many parents and grandparents think and reflect how we can continually improve the dynamics of our families to perhaps increase the level of meaning and happiness we experience. Bruce Feiler, in…

Back to School Bash

FUMC Allen hosts the community BACK TO SCHOOL BASH on August 16 from 9:00am-12:00pm. The event serves the clients of Allen Community Outreach and their school-aged children as they prepare to go back to school this month. We still need VOLUNTEERS to help at Saturday’s event. We need volunteers to help on Friday with event set up, with shifts available from 7:00am-10am, 10am-12pm, and 3pm-5pm. On Saturday, we need volunteers to fill a wide variety of roles during two shifts: 8:30am-11:15am…