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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…

Playday Preschool Hiring Teachers for 2021-2022 School Year

Playday Preschool Hiring Teachers for 2021-2022 School Year Do you have a passion for early childhood education but want to teach part time, two to four days a week? Would you like to share God’s love with His youngest disciples at a sweet school committed to learning through play? Playday Preschool Director Trish Morehead is looking to add to Playday’s amazing staff for the 2021-2022 school year! Playday offers low teacher/child ratios, shorter days, and no standardized testing. And these…

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…

Share Your Pandemic Anniversary Story

Pandemic Anniversary Mar 2020-Mar 2021 This month, we remember our life of one year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic changed our world. Over the next week, we want to hear from you as we share our responses to the following questions: When did the pandemic become real for you? What have you seen God do in the midst of the pandemic? You can share your responses with us in one of three ways: Join us in “The Nook” on Sunday,…

Job Opening: Children’s Creative Playday Preschool Director

Children’s Creative Playday Preschool, a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Allen, is a learn-through-play experience for preschoolers, age 18 months through 6 years. The Director provides direction and oversight to ensure that the preschool students learn educational essentials as well as the love of Jesus Christ in a warm, loving, and safe environment. Hours are full-time during the school year and half-time over the summer when Playday is not in session. A bachelor’s degree in education and a…

Inclement Weather Policy

In anticipation of winter weather, FUMC Allen has established closing procedures in the event of dangerous conditions due to snow or ice. Our goal is to keep our guests and members safe and off the roads if hazardous driving becomes an issue. Closing announcements will first be posted here on this website via the Twitter feed that runs across the home page and on our church’s Facebook page. You do not need to have a Facebook account or a Twitter…

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,…

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:  …

COVID-19 Update: Returning to Campus

Returning to Campus: A Phased Approach In mid-May, FUMC Allen staff and leadership began planning for public worship, hoping to shift to a livestream/public worship hybrid on June 7. A Directive from Our Bishop As United Methodists, we are part of the North Central District of the North Texas Conference and under the authority of Bishop Michael McKee. On May 15, Bishop McKee sent a letter to all churches in the North Texas Conference with this directive: At this time,…

COVID-19 Update: March 31 2020

In compliance with the Collin County order of March 24, our FUMC Allen facility is now closed to the public. But the church is alive and well and deployed into action. Weekly News We will continue to send out our weekly newsletter, This Week@FUMC Allen, and we invite you to subscribe to this email to stay in touch. If you don’t get our weekly newsletter, let us know by clicking on the image below to access our subscription form. Or text…

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update From Your Pastor

Following new local and federal guidance, we are extending our closure to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. As a result, all in-person gatherings are now canceled through Sunday, March 29. But, as the hymn says: The church is not a building; the church is not a steeple; the church is not a resting place; the church is a people. Friends, we are still the church. Here are the things we can do as the church while we are…

An Announcement from FUMC Allen: Coronavirus and COVID-19

At FUMC Allen, we are blessed to be a thriving and growing family of all ages and generations. We believe that God expects us to prioritize both the physical and spiritual health of this family. For that reason, we are collaborating with the City of Allen as we prepare and determine appropriate measured responses specific to houses of worship. As of this afternoon, news agencies are reporting three confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Collin Country. While the virus…