Posts by Jessica Wright

Posts by Jessica Wright

Project Transformation

Project Transformation (PT) builds partnerships between college-age young adults, children, and churches to address the achievement gap for children from low-income communities. Most kids will experience a “summer slide.” In middle or high income homes, children usually have limitless access to books, educational tools, and interested adults, but that’s not the case for many children from low-income families. Reading proficiency is a key predictor of a child’s future success yet 80 percent of low-income children are behind grade level in…

Worship Series: The Greatest Showman

In July, FUMC Allen will go to the movies with a four-week worship series that focuses on the biblical teachings of the recent blockbuster hit, The Greatest Showman. We want to encourage everyone in the congregation to watch the movie before the series begins on Sunday, July 1, and one of the most enjoyable ways to do this is to invite your friends and family and host a movie night in your home. How do you plan and host a…

Legal Aid Clinic

The June 2018 Legal aid Clinic helped 27 clients assisted by 6 attorneys and 15 paralegals and other volunteers. So far this year, the clinic has helped 184 clients. Blessings to the Bible 101 and Golden Girls  Sunday School Classes coordinated by Sue Crawford-Stauffer for hosting the evening with food, service, and fellowship. We ask you to remember the clinic in your prayers that the clients that they may find peace and well-being through the work of the clinic and…

Change The World: 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. “Change the World Allen connects neighbors and organizations to serve together. There are projects for volunteers of every age and skill level, whether they’re able to give an hour or a weekend,” said Rev. Jessica Wright, associate pastor at…

Change 4 Change

  On Sunday, March 25, we challenged you to bring your loose change to worship and drop it into the offering plate. To date, we have  collected $500.01 in loose change to support missions! All of your coin offerings–quarters, nickels, dimes, half dollars–donated during the 8:15am, 9:30am and 11:00am Sunday morning worship services will be allocated to support the many church activities related to missions. At last count, our church collects approximately $26 in coin offerings per calendar quarter, resulting…

Change the World: Kids Against Hunger

During Change The World Weekend, Kids Against Hunger hosts a 3-day food packaging event in the gym at First United Methodist Church of Allen. Volunteers of all ages can help assemble packages of highly nutritious vitamin-fortified meals that will be sent to children in Honduras. We’ll have shifts available at the following times. You can click on any link to register. Friday 4 – 6 PM Setup Saturday 9 AM – 10:30 AM Saturday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday…

Change The World: Care Coordinators

A Change The World care coordinator serves as the point of contact for the family having work done to their home during the Change The World Weekend event May 18-20. Change The World Allen is needing a few more care coordinators volunteers to serve our community this year. A Care Coordinator is someone who is friendly, caring, and is a good listener.  Care coordinators have a heart for people and are willing to be helpful to those who have physical…

Send Hope Garage Sale

Friday April 20 & Saturday April 21 8:00am-3:00pm 755 Heritage Parkway Allen, TX 75002 Can you help? Send Hope is a missions supported by FUMC Allen and organizers need help in the following areas on both days of the sale: 7:15am  Help set out tables for the sale 7:15am Put out garage sale signs (one person) 7:50am-2:45pm Walk around and answer customer questions 2:45pm to 3:00pm Help cover up and take down sale sings for the day We’ll need the…

Conference Mission Trip

Thank you for prayerfully considering this April 5-9 NTX Conference disaster recovery mission trip to the Rio Texas Conference region and greater Victoria, Texas. Those able to be part of the undertaking will come away awesomely blessed by what Christ does through and to you. Be praying for this trip, its team, and the many future undertakings and trips of our conference to the people and areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. All trip participants must have passed a background check…

Holiday Challenge Update

Change the World Allen offers children, teens, and adults the opportunity to pay if forward right here in our home community with different ways to serve others. To keep the spirit of CTW alive year round, our members and many of our friends participated in the Change the World Holiday Challenge. Through these efforts, we fed the hungry, built a home for a deserving family, served those in crisis, provided scholarships for college students, expressed our appreciation to our military…

Gulf Coast Mission Trip

Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, first struck the Texas Gulf Coast on the evening of Aug. 25, 2017. After coming ashore, the hurricane stalled and remained a Category 3 hurricane for 5 days before exiting back out into the Gulf of Mexico. Fourteen counties in the Rio Texas Conference were impacted. Primary damage of the service area was due to wind. Many structures were destroyed completely while many more lost roofs in the initial storm or were damaged by…
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