Adult Ministry

Adult Ministry

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.

College Scholarship Applications for 2022 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 Friday, April 22, 2022!…

Pickleball Returns to FUMC Allen

Pickleball Mondays 2:00-4:00pm Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm Saturdays TBA Gym FUMC Allen now has a fully functioning indoor pickleball court. Right now, the gym will be open on Mondays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for anyone who wants to enjoy the wholehearted sport of pickleball. And we’ll provide the equipment and you can play at no charge. Check our weekly newsletters for updates as we will soon host pickleball on Saturday afternoons. To learn more, contact Adam…

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…

Advent Devotionals Available at Missions Café

  Advent Devotionals Available at Missions Café Adult Ministry is offering two Advent devotionals available for purchase at Missions Café through December 19.   “Light of Lights: Advent Devotions from The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide” includes Advent devotions from the famous Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide, with a focus on the themes of the Advent wreath: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. This Advent book invites readers to commit to the practice of daily prayer. The collection of meditations from…

Fall 2021 Bible Studies Launch in September

Our Adult Ministry offers discipleship opportunities throughout the year for adults to dive deeper into the Word with others in community. In September, we kick off three new studies: one on Tuesday mornings and two on Wednesday evenings. Never Alone Tuesdays Sep 7-Oct 12 9:30am Fellowship Hall Bernie Dickson, facilitator In her study of women in the Bible, Tiffany Bluhm seeks to offer hope to women by looking at the depth of divine love, revealed in Jesus Christ through his…

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 Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

First United Methodist Church of Allen and the FUMC Allen Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2021 college scholarships. FUMC Allen awards these scholarships each spring to our graduating high school seniors and current college students based on applications that were submitted in early April 2021. This year, we awarded $21,500 in scholarships to 16 students. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS Grant Bernhard Gale Acton Memorial Scholarship Sabrina Fairchild Gale Acton Memorial Scholarship FUMC Special Needs Ministry Scholarship…

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…

Read Your Bible With Us in 2021

2021 Challenge: Read the Bible in a Year With a new year, many of us we consider resolutions, focus words, and personal challenges. At FUMC Allen, we have challenged ourselves and each other to read the entire bible in a year. Are you interested in digging deeper into the Bible? Have you tried on your own but weren’t successful? Do you want to read the Bible with a group? Make 2021 the year you do so. Bible reading groups are…

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…

Faith Academy Announces 2021 Spring Curriculum

Registration is now open for Spring 2021 Faith Academy classes. Our curriculum includes several in-person classes and opportunities for virtual independent Bible study. Most classes begin the week of February 1, 2021. To register or learn more, click on the class name: Bible Studies Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Scripture and the Wesleyan Way 400 Years of Silence: Time Between the Testaments Lose Control: The Way to Find Your Soul Lenten Studies Words of Life The Gospels Through Lent…