Caring & Support Ministry (Page 3)

Caring & Support Ministry (Page 3)

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…

August Blood Drive

Red Cross Blood Drive Sunday, August 7, 2016 9:00am-1:30pm FUMC Allen Gym   The media has called attention to the emergency need for blood donations. Scores of media outlets such as Yahoo! News, USAToday.com, CBS, and Fox have reported on the blood shortage, asking eligible donors to give as soon as possible. Across the U.S., thousands of donors and volunteers are mobilizing in response. You are critical to helping stop the shortage. Just an hour of your time can help patients…

Nursing Home Ministry Seeks Worship Leaders

Join us in the parlor on July 24, 12:15pm, when Rev. Brian McPherson helps us become better equipped to share the love of Christ through worship in the nursing homes in our community. Sign up today in the gathering area to be part of this much-needed Nursing Home Ministry. Contact Ruth Swingle.

Walk to Emmaus: A Journey with Christ

While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and walked with them. – Luke 24:15 The walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace and love is revealed to you through other believers. The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with the prayerful discernment and invitation from a sponsor.  After one…

Thank You from Rev. June Franck

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven …” Ecclesiastes 3:1 David and I are so blessed that each of you opened your lives to us over the past 15 years as we shared in ministries.  Together, we laughed, worked hard, cared for one another, cried, and worshipped.  New ministries were begun to be intentional about prayer, equip each other to care for others, support our military, provide support groups for those dealing with…

Prayer Retreat: A Day Apart with God

Prepare to celebrate Easter.  Fulfill your longing.  Renew and deepen your faith.  Inspire your dreams and call.  Commit yourself to A Day Apart With God. In this prayer retreat, we will spend the day listening to God through Scripture, prayer, and nature.  Certified Spiritual Director Tami Gallaway will guide us in learning and experiencing a variety of prayer practices designed to draw you closer to God and to help you connect with Christ through open seeking and quiet presence to the…

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry exists to provide continual, loving care for those who are going through transitional life points.  A Stephen Minister offers one-on-one care to individuals who are experiencing: Health challenges Loneliness, grief, or discouragement Separation or divorce Unemployment Relocation Season of life changes Caring for aging parents or other family issues A Stephen Minister: Listens & encourages Prays for you and supports you Maintains confidentiality The service of Stephen Minister can be over a longer length of time or for…

Intercessory Prayer Service

Do you need prayer? Would you like someone to pray with you? Do you want to come together with other people to pray for God’s people, our churches and our world. Come unite with others in Christ through prayer. WEDNESDAYS 5:30pm-6:30pm Upper Room Chapel Communion Service follows at 6:30pm. Questions? Contact Karen Elstoen, 972.795.7493. The Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans…

Walk to Emmaus

Every wonder what it would be like to spend three days of spiritual renewal surrounded by God’s grace and love? A Walk to Emmaus might be for you!  The weekend is free from distractions while you are wrapped in prayer, meditation, celebration, fun, and worship. Upcoming Walks Chrysalis ages 15-20 (must be in 9th grade by time of walk) January 16-18, 2016 Women’s Walk 21 and older #W260 November 5-8, 2015 #W261 February 25-28. 2016 Men’s Walk 21 and older #M262 April 14-17, 2016 Contact Rev. June Franck or Ruth…

Women’s Seminar: Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness

Dallas Area Women’s Event Joseph: The Journey to Forgiveness 9:00am-3:00pm October 17, 2015 First United Methodist Church of Allen $40 (includes lunch)   All of us know what it’s like to be hurt or betrayed. Often it’s a small breach such as being spoken to rudely or overlooked in a time of need. Other times we experience lies, gossip, or harsh words that cut us to the core. Some of us have endured unspeakable pain through abuse, adultery, or abandonment.…