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Worship Series: Reel Faith

Everyone loves a good story, and movies are powerful at telling stories.  Our August worship series, Reel Faith, looks at some of the most recent films that can point us to truths found in scripture. Join us in August as Senior Pastor Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch puts us in touch with the profound aspects of life and of faith presented in some of the most popular films of today.   August 4 Captain Marvel August 11 Inside Out August 18…

Worship Series: Abundant Life

Abundant Life Jesus promises abundant life, but what does that look like? It’s much more than wealth, power or prosperity. It’s all about relationships. Sunday July 14 John 4:5-15 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching Sunday July 21 1 Cor 12:12-20, 27 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching Sunday July 28 Luke 10:25-37 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching    

Change The World Allen 2019: The Results

Change the World Allen is dedicated to providing service and positively impacting our local community. We unite area faith communities, nonprofit organizations, businesses, individuals, and families to work together to serve those in need of food, clothing, safe shelter, and care. We hope that by mobilizing volunteers and increasing civic engagement, we are able to build a stronger and more resilient community, where neighbors know and respect one another deeply, counteracting the fragmentation and polarization that plagues our society. Toward…

Worship Series: Breaking The Code

  In this six week worship series, we’ll cover the book of Revelation from cover to cover. We invite you to read along by following the attached Revelation Reading Schedule. In the first week, we’ll orient ourselves to the Book of Revelation: when and why and how it was written as well as the claims it makes on the lives of Christians throughout the ages. Sunday June 2 Revelation: What is This? Revelation 1:1-20 Rev. Jessica Wright, preaching Sunday, June…

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…
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