Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 3)

Posts by Alison Thomas (Page 3)

Change The World Project Application Deadline Approaches

2020 Project Application Deadline Change the World Allen is getting ready for Change the World Weekend on May 15-17, 2020. Project leaders are currently building teams to help residents with exterior home repair and yard work projects. The deadline for 2020 projects for home repair or yard work is March 20! If you, or someone you know, are in need of assistance, please submit a CTW Project Application. You can complete the application online at www.changetheworldallen.org or download for printing…

Missions Cafe Announces First Mission Donations

Our church is committed to serving others. As part of our recent building project, we combined our heart for mission with our appreciation of good food and drinks to create Missions Café. This ministry offers coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, and a variety of food choices, including donuts and smokies from Max’s Donuts, to raise money to support the mission efforts of our church. Through the support of our Brew Crew volunteers and faithful customers, Missions Café is excited to announce…

An Announcement from FUMC Allen: Coronavirus and COVID-19

At FUMC Allen, we are blessed to be a thriving and growing family of all ages and generations. We believe that God expects us to prioritize both the physical and spiritual health of this family. For that reason, we are collaborating with the City of Allen as we prepare and determine appropriate measured responses specific to houses of worship. As of this afternoon, news agencies are reporting three confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Collin Country. While the virus…

Missions Focus: Project Transformation

Our March 2020 communion offering will benefit our mission partner Project Transformation (PT). Born right here in North Texas in 1998, Project Transformation is now a national organization. Their mission is to transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships. Project Transformation believes that transformation, whether as an individual or a community, happens through mutual relationships. Their program intentionally connects children, college-age young adults, and churches. The program engages children to strengthen their literacy, social-emotional,…

Lenten Worship Series

How do we walk with Christ—daily follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him? In the Gospels, Jesus modeled for us the Christian spiritual life. The apostles taught it in their writings. And the Church has, through the last 2,000 years, sought to pursue this Christian spiritual life. We’ve based this year’s Lenten worship series on Adam Hamilton’s book, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life. In The Walk, Adam Hamilton focuses on five essential spiritual practices…

Lent

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, meaning “lengthen” and refers to the lengthening days of spring. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early…

The Sound of Music: Cast Announcement

ROLE CAST Emergency Relief Maria Rainer Addie Faille Sister Berthe Alice Payn Melinda Cotton Sister Margaretta Cheryl Esbrook The Mother Abbess Kim Mathews Sister Sophia Noel Nieczyporowicz Captain Georg Von Trapp Brent Cheatham Franz, the butler Neil O’Connor Frau Schmidt, the housekeeper Mary Lou Workman Liesl Suzanna Stenger Frederich Carson O’Connor Louisa Chloe Russell Kurt Ryan O’Connor Jackson Haynes Brigitta Lydia Mathews Marta Katie Morawski Gretl Brenna Haynes Rolf Gruber Joseph Bush Elsa Shraeder Bev Miller Ursula Max Detweiler Doug…

Debt Reduction Campaign: FAQs

Debt Reduction Campaign Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Why are we considering another capital campaign? FUMC Allen is known for its magnitude and effectiveness in ministry, both in our church and in our community. During the Vision 2020 study in 2014-2015, we determined we had to make some greatly needed improvements to our facilities to be most effective in ministry. We made those improvements, and our ministry has expanded as a result. But we don’t want to lose momentum. Now, we…

Better Together Prayer Calendar

As the New Year 2020 begins, you are invited to join your prayers with the prayers of the FUMC Allen family by praying daily for our church and its ministries in 2020. When we pray together in unity, we discover that nothing shall be impossible, and power and effectiveness are multiplied! Gracious and loving God, I praise you and thank you for the possibility and promise of a new year. I am reminded that by your amazing grace each day…

Women in Missions Announces 2019 Missions Disbursements

The Women in Missions 2019 Fall Bazaar in October brought in a total profit of $4,889.00! Combined with additional 2019 donations, the WIM was able to give to missions a total of $5,025.00. Women in Missions 2019 Disbursements Hearts for Hope (Hosacks in Honduras) $2,000 Kairos Outside $   200 APT G: A Place to Go $  500 Brothers Keepers $  300 Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County $  200 Hope’s Door $  200 North Texas Conference Missions $  100 North…

Christmas@FUMCAllen

Tuesday December 24 Share the light of Christmas with candlelight and communion on Christmas Eve at FUMC Allen on Tuesday December 24. We offer four worship services with four different formats and times to accommodate all busy schedules. Take the moment to slow down and remember the reason we celebrate this holiday season. Family Worship 4:00pm A family-friendly Christmas Eve worship service with candlelight, communion, and the story of the Nativity Traditional Worship 6:00pm Christmas Eve worship service with candlelight…