Administration

Administration

SPRC Announces Staffing Update

In the United Methodist Church, pastors are appointed to serve a particular mission field and/or church for one year at a time. In 2017, Bishop Mike McKee appointed Rev. Jessica Wright to FUMC Allen as our associate pastor. This year, the Bishop and Cabinet have appointed Jessica to serve as the Associate Director of the Center for Missional Outreach of the North Texas Conference, effective July 1, 2022. This move is a wonderful opportunity for Jessica to live into her…

SPRC Announces Staffing Update

On behalf of the FUMC Allen family, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee would like to thank Susan Hale for almost 13 years of service to our church as a paid staff member. Now, God is calling Susan into a new season of life and service, which means Susan will be leaving her position as director of elementary ministry, effective May 15, 2022. Since 2010, Susan has served in several different ministry positions at FUMC Allen, including Director of Adult Discipleship and…

COVID 19 OMICRON UPDATE

As most of you know, the highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout our community, our state, and our country. Cases are spiking, and numbers are growing every day. According to today’s Dallas Morning News, “since the arrival of the omicron variant in North Texas in December, Allen’s active cases have increased by about 729 percent. As of Jan. 13, a total of 838 Allen residents were positive for COVID-19, up from 101 cases the week…

Our Response to New CDC Guidelines

In response to the new recommendations from the CDC, masks will be optional in worship and on the FUMC Allen campus for all persons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning this Sunday, May 16, 2021. FUMC Allen has followed the CDC’s guidelines up to this point, and that’s what we’ll be doing now as well. The CDC has indicated that the chances of a fully vaccinated person contracting COVID-19 are very low, and if they do, chances of having…

FUMC Allen Job Opening: Director of Adult Discipleship

First United Methodist Church of Allen is seeking an innovative, dynamic individual to be our Director of Adult Discipleship. S/he will provide leadership, direction, and oversight in offering opportunities for adults to grow in their discipleship in person or via digital platforms. This part-time position will create remote online communities for people who may never attend the church in-person as well as supporting traditional, in-person small group opportunities, including Sunday school. Click link below to read job description, click the…

Lent/Easter Survey

Lent and Easter 2021 marked a move back toward life and worship as we once knew it. While the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed us to test our creativity and try new things, our goal during this Lenten and Easter season was to give to God our best as we continue to offer those traditions that ground us as Christians and help us equip others in following Jesus. We have designed our 2021 Lenten/Easter survey to gather your perspective…

College Scholarship Applications Now Available

2021 college scholarship applications and recommendation forms for FUMC Allen scholarships 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 will be attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the fall. In 2020, FUMC Allen distributed $16,000 in scholarship funds to 21 students. Upcoming college freshmen, college upperclassmen, and graduate students are eligible. Applicants must attend an accredited institution of higher…

COVID-19 Update August 28 2020

On Sunday, August 23, our building reopened to small groups, educational groups, Playday teachers, and gym rentals. On Sunday August 30, we begin practicing our worship procedures in anticipation of re-opening our sanctuary to worship on Sunday September 13, at 11:00am. Because we are still in a pandemic world, things will look and feel different than they were in early March 2020. Your staff has been working diligently to help us ease back into a “new normal” of worshiping, meeting,…

Pandemic Safety and Sanitation Protocols

Pandemic Safety and Sanitation Protocols FUMC Allen has developed the following safety and sanitation protocols to help us ease back into a regular schedule of worship, recreation, education, and small group activities as we move into a post-pandemic world. Please read through these before returning to the building. If you have any questions, please contact Church Administrator Larry Wright. Your program and worship staff have started the process of defining church activities based on a risk tolerance level, which is…

COVID-19 Update for July 7 2020

Jesus taught us that the greatest command was to love God and to love our neighbor. John Wesley’s General Rules remind us that we are to first do no harm. Taking steps to keep one another safe is a way we can live into this command and be vigilant and proactive leaders in our community, doing our part to curb the spread of the coronavirus. To this end, FUMC Allen has made the following decisions, which are effective immediately:  …