Posts by Larry Wright

Posts by Larry Wright

Building Projects: Children’s Playground

Many thanks to Barry Lunt, the scouts of Troop 306, and especially the scouts who chose to do their Eagle projects for the church. Two of three parts of the playground project are complete: taking down the toddler playground and preparing the east playground for toddlers next year. First, the scouts carefully removed the toddler climbing structure. It is stored behind the garage. They have moved a section of fence that would have been in the way of construction: They…

Automatic Recurring Giving

by Jason Hale, chair of FUMC’s finance committee Your finance committee has the sacred responsibility of overseeing God’s financial resources that you provide. We also work faithfully to ensure that our operating budget is allocated appropriately for ministry and facility upkeep. I am speaking to you today because I’d like to encourage you to prayerfully consider setting up automatic reoccurring giving also known as automatic recurring giving. Through automatic recurring giving, a person or family can easily set up their…

College Scholarships

  College scholarship applications and recommendation forms for the FUMC Allen Endowment, Program, and Memorial scholarships are now available. First United Methodist Church of Allen offers several opportunities to earn financial help for full-time college and post-graduate students who have been accepted into and attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships (Program, Endowment and Memorial) given by FUMC Allen. Just complete the specific addenda in the application for each program to be considered.…

Year-End Contributions

The tithes and offerings of God’s people make all our ministries at First United Methodist Church of Allen possible. Thank you for giving and please remember that to claim a charitable contribution for 2017, contributions must meet the following criteria: Placed in the offering plate on or before December 31 Delivered to the church office on or before December 29 Mailed via USPS to the Church Office with a postmark of December 31 or earlier Contributed online before midnight December…

Building Committee Update

This update from our building committee chair, Jeanie Schulmeister, outlines the detailed work of recent months as we gear up for the next phase of design development and construction documents. This phase will take about six months. Be on the lookout for more information from our recently formed communications sub-committee chaired by Murry McKenzie. We’ll hold an open door joint leadership meeting on December 11, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Upper Room Chapel.  This leadership meeting will give a more…

March 19 Town Hall Meeting

Join us for a Town Hall meeting on Sunday, March 19, at 12:15pm, in the FUMC Allen gym. We’ll welcome as our special guest, Stephen Pickard, Principal, with GFF Architects: Hear and see our current plans for construction. Take a computer-generated virtual tour with 360 degree views of proposed new and remodeled spaces. Join a table talk with your Building Committee Ask questions of our architect and Building Committee. Light lunch provided. Child care and lunch provided for children, grades…