Caring & Support Ministry (Page 2)

Caring & Support Ministry (Page 2)

Small Groups for the Fall

WOMEN CINDY ROBINSON READING GROUP First Sundays 2:00pm Parlor Mary Perkins WOMEN’S CRAFT GROUP Third Wednesdays 9:30am–11:30am CLC209 Virginia Haley DEBORAH CIRCLE Third Sundays 12:15pm Parlor Burna Kennedy OUT TO DINNER BUNCH Third Tuesday 6:30 Local Restaurants Zoe Dearing REBUILDING LIFE WIDOW SUPPORT GROUP Fourth Wednesday 11:30am Local restaurants Charlean Grobe RUTH CIRCLE Second Wednesday 9:30am Fellowship Hall Ruth Swingle WOMEN OF THE WORD Second Tuesdays 6:15pm Local Restaurants Susan Hale   MEN MEN’S BIBLE STUDY Tuesdays 6:30pm Ministry Center…

Stephen Ministry Training Fall 2017

Classes start August 17, 2017 CLC208 6:30pm-9:00pm Stephen Minister Training is an 18 week course that equips and empowers lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Through this training, we teach lifelong skills that will nurture and use your gifts in meaningful ministry, allowing you to grow spiritually as you serve others. Upon commissioning as Stephen Ministers, these laity are able to help people who are hurting by providing a compassionate companion—a caring Christian…

Praise & Prayer Service

Unite with others in Christ at FUMC Allen’s  Praise and Prayer Service from 6:00 pm-7:00pm in the Upper Room Chapel beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2017. This service includes a time of praise in song, scripture, a weekly prayer focus, and a time of prayer. In July only, the service moves to 5:30pm for THE HOUR OF PRAYER in the Upper Room Chapel. If you have any questions or want to learn more, contact Karen Elstoen, 972.795.7493. Weekly Prayer Focus Jun…

Prayer Vigil

Sign up between worship services on Sunday,  April 23, or Sunday, April 30, for a 30-minute time slot in support of our 24 hour prayer vigil as we lift up our church and the Embrace & Transform Capital Campaign and Commitment Sunday on May 7. Questions? Contact Ruth Swingle.  

Prayer Walk

At FUMC Allen, we believe in the power of prayer. So we ask that you mark your calendars and make plans to participate in our upcoming prayer walk where we’ll pray for our church, our children, our community, our youth, our adults, and our staff. The walk will include five stations for specific prayer concerns: Youth: Base Camp on the second floor of the Children’s Wing Children: North Entrance Hospitality: East side of the Labyrinth Adult Ministry/Administration: South Entrance Worship:…

Service of Healing & Prayer

All healing is of God.   Healing is not magic.  God does not promise that we shall be spared suffering but does promise to be with us in our suffering.  Trusting that promise, we are enabled to recognize God’s sustaining presence in pain, sickness, injury and estrangement.   ALL that being said… this is not a laying on of hands or anointing with oil to HEAL as only God can heal. But a healing service will use the anointing of oil to…

Job Seeker Support

Are you looking for a job? We invite you to visit any of these local support groups and sites for career and job-seeking advice: Finance/Career Care at St. Andrew’s UMC St. Jude Career Alliance First Baptist Church Job Openings Facebook Groups Jobs in Allen, Fairview, and McKinney Job Seeker Web Sites Visit any of these websites designed for helping job seekers find employment. Career Builder CareerDFW.org Hireable.com Jobs in Allen, Fairview, McKinney (Facebook Group) Job Rapido Indeed InternsOver40 Monster Search4UInc…

Stephen Ministry: One-to-One Care

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ Galatians 6:2, NRSV Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that have trained Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministry multiplies blessings throughout the church and community. Congregations receive a practical and powerful way to respond to Christ’s commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12 RSV). Pastors have a team of gifted, trained, and committed lay caregivers ready…

Change & Loss Support Group

Reshaping Love~Reclaiming Life Change and Loss Support Group Tuesdays Nov 8-Dec 13, 2016 7:00pm-8:30pm “May you truly know the touch of God’s kiss on the inside of your heart that breaks. May God’s peace go with you all the days of your life.” Grief is a journey, a process, and comes in all different forms – loss of a job, the death of a loved one, divorce, miscarriage, displacement and many other experiences too numerous to list. In grief, we…

Heading to College? Help us keep in touch

Many of our college students are heading back to campus this month. With a new semester  comes new addresses, and our college support group, Touching Lives in College, is asking our students (or their parents) to share with them their son or daughter’s college mailing addresses. This group of parents and supporters has a mission to reach out to our young adults throughout the semester, particularly at some of those more stressful times., to let our students know they are…

Stephen Ministry Begins New Training Class

We all need a friend. A friend we can talk to, a friend who will listen. Someone who will empathize with what we are experiencing, who won’t judge us. Sometimes we just need someone to be there. These are the gifts that a Stephen Minister brings to someone who might be lonely, someone who might be depressed, someone who might be fearful, or someone who might be worried. Have you ever thought about becoming a Stephen Minister and wanted to…