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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 Sunrise Service 6:30am Bethany Lakes Park Sanctuary Worship 8:15am 9:30am 11:00am How One Day Makes All the Difference Scripture: 1 Peter 1:3; Philippians 3:10-11 Rev. Todd Harris, preaching

Lenten Worship Series: Wise Up!

Wise Up: Growing in Wisdom for the Season of Lent is FUMC Allen’s worship series for the season of Lent. It’s based on the book, Wise Up!: Four Biblical Virtues for Navigating Life, by Rev. Dr. Alyce McKenzie. About the Book Wise Up! invites the reader to step up to the divine customer service desk and exchange self-sufficiency, self-absorption, self-indulgence, and self-protection for the four virtues of biblical wisdom: The fear of the Lord (faith) The listening heart (compassion) The…

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…

SOAR: Faith Taking Flight

Our SOAR series challenges us to look at how our faith can get stronger, deeper, more life-giving, and more outwardly focused in 2019 as we leverage our WINGS to soar in the New Year. Each week offers a unique perspective on one of five key pillars of discipleship: worshiping, inviting, nurturing, giving, and serving. Each sermon is designed to move us from where we are in our faith to where we can be and to where God is leading us.…

Share the Gift of Christmas on December 24

SHARE the gift of Christmas at FUMC Allen on Monday December 24 FUMC Allen offers four worship services with four different formats and times to accommodate all busy schedules during this holiday season. Join us in a time of peace and joy as we share the hope and light of Christmas Eve. Family Worship 4:00pm FUMC Allen invites you to a family-friendly Christmas Eve worship service with candlelight and communion. Our families will enjoy the Christmas ABC Story with traditional…
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