Adult Ministry

Adult Ministry

College Scholarship Applications for 2023 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–awarded by FUMC Allen. To be considered for the different scholarship programs, complete the specific addenda in the application. Scholarships Scholarships are available to upcoming college freshman, college upperclassmen, and graduate students. Applications are due Tuesday, February 28, 2023!…

Bible Studies for 2023

Are you looking for a small group and an opportunity to study God’s Word? Our new year is well underway, and one way to start off your better year is through discipleship and Bible study. To that end, FUMC Allen is offering four adult Bible studies that are welcoming new participants this month. The Tuesday Men’s Bible Study is a well established group that meets every Tuesday morning at 6:30am. This group studies the scripture for the upcoming week’s sermon.…

Heartpaths DFW Announces Spring Events

HeartPaths DFW is offering a variety of “Short Shops” for 2023. Short Shops are short-term offerings of spiritual practice to nurture growth and transformation. Registration details below. For more information, contact Rev. Brian Hardesty-Crouch or Shawn Ashmore.

Advent@FUMC Allen

The advent season, a time for preparation and anticipation as we await the birth of the Christ Child, begins on Sunday, November 27, and ends on Christmas Day when we celebrate and rejoice the birth of the baby Jesus. First United Methodist Church of Allen offers an extensive list of activities for the entire family, ranging from worship, concerts, crafts, and even a field trip. Our Holiday Challenge is in full-swing with many ways you can give back to others…

Fall Festival Trunks (or Trucks) Needed

  Trunk or Treat at Fall Festival Sunday, October 30 12:00pm-2:00pm FUMC Allen Hey small groups! Families! and others! You are invited to host a trunk at Trunk or Treat, an annual highlight of our Fall Festival on Sunday, October 30. You would be asked to decorate a car or truck, set up some games or activities, and pass out candy or small prizes. Email Adam Lubbers,, if your group is interested!  

Pickleball Summer Schedule

Pickleball Mondays 1:00-3:00pm Wednesdays 9:00AM-1:00pm Saturdays 1:00pm-4:00pm Gym FUMC Allen fully functioning indoor pickleball court has new summer hours. The gym will be open on Mondays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for anyone who wants to enjoy the wholehearted sport of pickleball. FUMC Allen can provide the equipment for those who don’t own their own, and you can play at no charge. To learn more, contact Adam Lubbers,

Celebrate the International Day of Yoga with a Free Yoga Class

In 2014, the United Nations adopted an International Day of Yoga to be celebrated every year on the Summer Solstice, June 21, which is the longest day of the year.  To honor this year’s International Day of Yoga, church member and registered yoga instructor Liz Stubbs is offering free yoga classes on June 20 and June 21 for both new and existing students. Using a holistic approach, yoga links breath with movement, bringing a sense of calm to the mind, and…

Bible Reading Plans 2022

As we begin the new year, FUMC Allen wants to help you and encourage you to read the Bible this year. We have identified two programs: The Bible Project, which has reading plans on their website as well as a brand new, highly rated mobile app, and The Connect Bible Plan, which is being used in our Children’s Ministry program.

Lenten Devotionals and Studies

Devotionals The Lenten season is a time for us to examine ourselves, reflect on who we are, and recommit ourselves to growing in our love for God and one another. To help with that goal, we recommend the devotional book,  Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Day by Day, by Peter Scazzero. This book will anchor your life on the invitation to love God with all your heart, mind, and strength by practicing the ancient and yet powerful spiritual discipline of the “Daily Office,” which…

FUMC Allen Welcomes Adam Lubbers as New Director of Adult Discipleship

FUMC Allen is pleased to announce that we have hired Adam Lubbers as our Director of Adult Discipleship. Adam will join our staff on Sunday, July 18. He is currently on staff at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Farmers Branch, where he has served as youth minister and pastoral intern for the last three years. Adam is originally from Granbury, TX, and became an active United Methodist in high school. He went to college at Abilene Christian University, where he studied…

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…