Posts by Todd Harris

Posts by Todd Harris

Worship Series: Pillars of Discipleship

August 5, 2018 Worship Psalm 146-147, Psalm 84: 1-12 Rev. Todd Harris, preaching Worship it is what captivates the heart’s affection, the minds attention, and the soul’s ambition. Christian worship is the outpouring of our lives led by the Holy Spirit rooted in God’s truth, devoting all we are and all we do to God’s glory. August 12, 2018 Invite John 1 : 35-51 Rev. Dr. Abe Harris, preaching Inviting is a simple way to describe evangelism. It is intentionally…

Worship Series: Pillars of Discipleship

The Pillars of Discipleship Sundays, August 5-September 2, 2018 August 5, 2018 Worshiping Psalm 146-147, Psalm 84: 1-12 August 12, 2018 Connecting Isaiah 55: 1-9 August 19, 2018 Growing 1 Corinthians 3: 1-9 August 26, 2018 Giving Proverbs 11: 24-25, Mark 12: 38-44; 1 Timothy 6: 17-19 September 2, 2018 Serving Matthew 25: 31-40

FUMC Allen Celebrates Its Longest-Serving Staff Member

In July 2018, Terry Fecht will celebrate 35 years of service on the staff of FUMC Allen as the associate director of music. During these years, Terry has served faithfully as the organist and pianist for all worship services. She has served as the accompanist for children and youth choir. She has traveled thousands of miles to accompany Daring Youth Choir and the Chancel Choir in many trips. She has served under seven choir directors and has even served as the…

Annual Conference Update

  Lay and clergy delegates gathered at FUMC Richardson, June 3-5, 2018, for the North Texas Annual Conference. This annual gathering of laity and pastors from the North Texas region is to hear great speakers, experience inspiring worship including ordination and commissioning, and make decisions regarding the business of the church. FUMC Allen was represented by our awesome lay delegates: Henry Lessner, Ruth Swingle, Susan Hale, Phil Harris, and Jeff Black. Also attending from FUMC Allen and serving as district…

Worship Series: Life Signs

He is risen! He is risen indeed! We worship a risen savior and the good news of our faith is that Easter is not limited to one Sunday a year. Some say that every Sunday is a mini-Easter because we gather to celebrate our resurrection faith. The Church calendar tells us that Easter is the season that lasts for 50 days, beginning on Easter Sunday and concluding on the day of Ascension when Jesus ascended to be with God. No matter…

Easter@FUMC Allen

Be transformed by hope this Easter with your friends and neighbors at First United Methodist Church of Allen. Join us for the life-altering events of Holy Week. Experience the power of that first Easter when God got the last laugh with the biggest April Fool’s joke in history: a day when people saw death conquered and resurrection bring new life. Discover how this singular event can change your world. We have services as early as 6:30am with our last celebration…

Worship Series: Giving It Up For God

We often hear that people are giving up all sorts of things for the season of Lent.  Some give up sweets, others give up chocolate, and yet others give up caffeine or alcohol.  In recent years more and more people are giving up social media and even TV.  Any of these sacrifices are no doubt admirable as long as we take on some spiritual discipline that leads us to a closer walk with Christ. This Lent we will consider what…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, February 14, marks the beginning of the season of Lent.  At FUMC Allen, we offer two worship opportunities to observe Ash Wednesday: the first at 7:00am in the Upper Room Chapel and the second at 7:00pm in the sanctuary. The Imposition of Ashes Both of our Ash Wednesday services include the imposition of ashes, which is both a tangible and liturgical sign that you, along with the Church, have begun the sacred season of Lent and the journey to…

Worship Series: Building Bridges

We all live in community together. What we don’t realize is how much the same we really are in spite of our differences. Because of our differences, we can all serve as bridges to one another in faith, understanding, compassion. and love.   Join FUMC Allen as we begin a new year with a six-week worship series called “Building Bridges.” January 7 Baptism of the Lord Sunday God’s Bridge to Humanity Mark 1:9-11 January 14 Living the Dream? Bridging the…

Your Church Leaders

Your Administrative Council 2018 On January 20, we officially welcomed the new and returning members of FUMC Allen’s Administrative Council at the first Leadership Summit for 2018. The group gathered at 8:30am, and following a little social time, Rev. Todd Harris led off with a discussion of “Canoeing the Mountains,” a book about how ongoing change in our culture is impacting the church and ways in which the church must continue to respond. After a review and the acceptance of…

Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24 Come home for Christmas at FUMC Allen on Sunday December 24. We offer four worship services with four different formats and times to accommodate all busy schedules. Take the time to slow down and remember the reason we celebrate this holiday season. Family Worship 4:00pm FUMC Allen invites you to a family-friendly Christmas Eve worship service with candlelight, communion, and PUPPETS who will share the story of the Nativity, Children are welcome to put on costumes (provided)…