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Change The World Allen Volunteer Opportunities

UPDATE APril 18 2019 The Change The World team still needs care coordinators for various home repair and yard work projects.  Volunteer now to be in relationship with those for whom we are providing assistance. You’ll deliver lunch to the workers, help the project leader with home assessment, and pray for a new friend!  Come spread your WINGS and volunteer now to take flight through your commitment to serve others.  Email Ruth Swingle or call her at 972.727.8261, x106. Change…

Worship Series: The Wesleyan Way of Salvation

Worship Series: The Wesleyan Way of Salvation April 28-May 19 2019 The Bible teaches us that everything we have from God is given because of God’s great love for us. “You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith,” Ephesians 2 reads. “This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed. It’s not something you did that you can be proud of” (Ephesians 2:8-9 CEB). United Methodists recognize God’s grace at work throughout our spiritual journeys. John Wesley,…

Holy Week 2019

Holy Week 2019 April 14, 2019 Palm/Passion Sunday 8:15am 9:30am 11:00amPalm Sunday Bake Sale UMM Smokeout April 18, 2019 Maundy/Holy Thursday Worship 7:00pm April 19, 2019 Good Friday Worship 7:00pm   April 19, 2019 Good Friday Children’s Experience 7:00pm BaseCamp

Easter 2019

Easter Easter is a unique time for all of us, a time when we stop and think about how much God loves us and remember the great gift of Jesus’ resurrection. We look forward to sharing this Easter celebration with you and your family. Sunrise Service 6:30am Bethany Lakes Park All are welcome to join us to sing celebration music led by the DayBreak Choir and Band and share in the sacrament of Holy Communion. Sanctuary Worship Sermon The Power…

Lenten Worship Series: Wise Up!

Lent includes 46 days leading up to Easter. Traditionally, we refer to it as the 40 days leading up to Easter because Sundays are not included in the count.  Sundays are not included because the day has long been considered the day of resurrection, which is why we worship on Sundays. The season of Lent is about practicing disciplines that further align us with the will of God. These disciplines lead us to a deeper belief in Jesus Christ. It is…

Shrove Tuesday

Many Christians observe Shrove Tuesday (or Fat Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday) on the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, we’ll eat pancakes–and other rich foods–on Fat Tuesday, originally to use up the milk and eggs that would otherwise spoil because of not being eaten during the fast of Lent. The “Chuck Knows Church” video above will help teach us more about the observation of Shrove Tuesday and what it means in the Methodist church. Because…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a time that we consider the tremendous love God has shown to the world and to each of us by sending his Son into the world to save us from our sins. Lent is also a time of reflection on our own lives and a time that points us to the cross and to the resurrection of Christ at Easter! Two Worship Services This year, FUMC Allen will offer two…

Our Prayers for General Conference

A special session of General Conference will commence on Saturday, February 23, 2019, and conclude on Tuesday, February 26. General Conference includes voting delegates from across the globe who will come together to make legislative decisions regarding the official stance of the UMC regarding human sexuality as it especially relates same gender marriage and ordination of self-avowed practicing homosexuals. Regardless of the outcome of General Conference, the UMC church will maintain that all persons are of sacred worth. The primary…

FUMC Allen Welcomes Appointment of New Senior Pastor

The  Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) of First United Methodist Church of Allen is pleased to announce that The Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch will come on staff on July 1, 2019, as its new senior pastor. District Superintendent Dr. Ron Henderson introduced Rev. Hardesty-Crouch to the SPRC on Thursday, February 21. Rev. Hardesty-Crouch has a passion for collaborating with others to create life-giving, dynamic worship experiences that draw worshipers into a joyful encounter with the living God. She is a gifted…

February 2019 Worship Series: Making Relationships Work

This month’s sermon series, Making Relationships Work, is based in part on the book “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John Gottman. Our prayer is that anyone in any kind of relationship–relationships with friends, family members, a spouse/significant other, or a neighbor–will attend this series with your church family. We are confident you’ll find ways to apply these techniques to your relationships as we work together for good in the family of God. According to Gottman, couples strengthen the…

Upward Indoor Soccer Registration Now Underway for Spring 2019

Upward Sports Indoor Soccer leagues are now forming at First United Methodist Church of Allen. FUMC Allen is proud to host this recreational level of soccer where children can learn the fundamentals of the game and grow both on and off the court. Upward Soccer is designed for young athletes to discover their passion for the sport as well as improve their game through healthy competition. Through leagues, camps, and clinics, Upward Soccer strives to develop youth mentally, athletically, spiritually,…

Grief Support Winter/Spring 2019

FUMC Allen hosts a variety of on-site grief support programs presented by the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice. These programs are free and open to adults from our community. Child care is not provided. When coming for the first time, please RSVP two business  days in advance  To RSVP, contact VNA Bereavement Coordinator Susan Bryan, LPC, bryans@vnatexas.org or 214.733.5543 Grieving Hearts Group: First TuesdayS A monthly support group for anyone grieving the death of their spouse. 10:00am – 11:30am CLC203…
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