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FUMC Allen Launches English Conversation Class

FUMC Allen is pleased to announce the implementation of a free English Conversation Class taught by Rev Justin Noh on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in S207/211. Session begin on Thursday, February 2. The mission of this new program is to support immigrants by offering a conversation class, a support system, and opportunities for community. This mission comes out of our identity as a Christian community, and we believe that to welcome the immigrant is to welcome God (Matthew 25:38).…

A New Year at FUMC Allen

Happy Epiphany! In just one week (four short days actually), your church sprung into action and greeted the new year with a level of enthusiasm we haven’t seen since those pre-pandemic days of January 2020. What an exciting time to be a part of First United Methodist Church of Allen. On Sunday, January 8, we begin a new worship series, Holy Humor, with Rev Dr Alyce McKenzie kicking off this four-week look at embracing joy. As part of this series,…

Wesley Heritage Tour

John Wesley’s England Wesley Heritage Tour September 20-29 2023 Join Rev Brian McPherson and Rev Gene Gurley on a very special trip to September 20-29, 2023 with Educational Opportunities Tours. Travel with members of FUMC Allen to London and other destinations touched by John Wesley and his brother, Charles, as they established the Methodist movement in England. You will visit St. Paul’s Cathedral in London as well as Wesley’s home and the Wesley Chapel. We will travel to Oxford where…

Bible Reading Plans 2022

As we begin the new year, FUMC Allen wants to help you and encourage you to read the Bible this year. We have identified two programs: The Bible Project, which has reading plans on their website as well as a brand new, highly rated mobile app, and The Connect Bible Plan, which is being used in our Children’s Ministry program.

Easter@FUMC Allen

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. Childcare will be available for children 4 years and younger during the 8:40am and 11:00am services. Our Education Hour from 9:45am-10:45am will not meet on Easter Sunday. Missions Cafe will be open and serving breakfast from 7:30am…

Holy Week

Holy Week is the week of Christian observances leading to Easter Sunday. The week begins with Palm Sunday and progresses through Holy or Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. It concludes with the celebration of Easter Sunday.

Lent 2022

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, meaning “lengthen” and refers to the lengthening days of spring. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Worship Wednesday March 2 12:00pm & 7:00pm FUMC Allen Sanctuary Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for those of the Christian faith. During a special service of worship, we receive ashes imposed on our foreheads to remember that we are dust. At the same time, we acknowledge that we are also fearfully and wonderfully made by our God who breathed life into us from a little bit of dust. We welcome you to join…

The Good Neighbor Experiment

In early 2020, we were all welcoming a new year with busy calendars. Then the corona virus pandemic happened. Many of us were sent home to work, and we were asked to stay there. Instead of rushing around from activity to activity, we were confined to our neighborhoods. That was when we most likely realized just how much we didn’t know our literal, physical neighbors. Did you know anyone well enough to ask for toilet paper or a can of…

February Worship Series: Shalom The Gift of Peace

My peace I give to you. John 14:27a What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Peace”? We’ve asked around and concluded that peace means many different things to many different people. Peace can translate to a lack of conflict between nations, neighbors, or families: a time when there is no war. Peace could bring to mind a moment of quiet, calm, freedom from disturbance, or tranquility. It can also be associated with a certain style of music…

COVID 19 OMICRON UPDATE

As most of you know, the highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout our community, our state, and our country. Cases are spiking, and numbers are growing every day. According to today’s Dallas Morning News, “since the arrival of the omicron variant in North Texas in December, Allen’s active cases have increased by about 729 percent. As of Jan. 13, a total of 838 Allen residents were positive for COVID-19, up from 101 cases the week…