Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

COVID-19 Update: Returning to Campus

Returning to Campus: A Phased Approach In mid-May, FUMC Allen staff and leadership began planning for public worship, hoping to shift to a livestream/public worship hybrid on June 7. A Directive from Our Bishop As United Methodists, we are part of the North Central District of the North Texas Conference and under the authority of Bishop Michael McKee. On May 15, Bishop McKee sent a letter to all churches in the North Texas Conference with this directive: At this time,…

FUMC Allen Announces 2020 College Scholarship Recipients

First United Methodist Church of Allen and the FUMC Allen Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s college scholarships. FUMC Allen awards these scholarships each spring to our graduating high school seniors and current college students based on applications that were submitted in early April. This year, we are honored to award a total of $16,250 in scholarships. HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS Kyle Austin Gale Acton Memorial Scholarship Creative Playday Preschool Scholarship Alexandra Champion Gale Acton Memorial…

FOLLOW UP EVENT SURVEY

This week, we introduce a tool to help us evaluate some of our special events that we hope can help us continue to refine our event planning process. Your first opportunity to offer your thoughts is this follow-up survey for the Youth Roaring 20s Fundraiser, which was held here at the church on February 16, 2020. Please click here to answer five simple questions that will help us shape future events. This survey will close on Friday, March 20.

College Scholarships

College scholarship applications and recommendation forms for FUMC Allen Endowment, Program, and Memorial scholarships are now available for 2020. First United Methodist Church of Allen offers several opportunities to earn financial help for full-time college and post-graduate students who have been accepted into and will be attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the fall. Scholarships are available for upcoming college freshmen, college upperclassmen, and graduate students. In 2019, FUMC Allen distributed $15,050 in scholarship funds to 20 students.…

Advent@FUMC Allen

Click on each event name for more information Sundays in December 8:15am 9:30am & 11:00am Light for the Path Worship Series Sunday December 7 7:00pm A Christmas Collaboration: Sing Choirs of Angels The Allen Symphony Chorus & the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Choir Tickets at www.allenphilharmonic.org Wednesday December 11 5:30pm-7:30pm PJs & Pizza: A Parents Night Out Registration required and space is limited. Sunday December 15 8:15am 9:30am 11:00am Magnificat by Mark Hayes FUMC Allen Chancel Choir & Orchestra 3:00pm-5:15pm…

SPRC Announces August Staff Updates

On August 20, the Staff Parish Relations Committee announded two new staff appointments as well as three new additions to our staff. Join us in congratulating April and Trish on their new roles and in welcoming Tori, MJ, and Cassidy to our staff! On August 20, April Kwan accepted the role of Mid-Childhood Ministry Director, leading the discipleship process for our children in grades 3-6.Her responsibilities include our sixth grade On Deck program as well as serving as our connection…

Graduation 2019

High School Graduates John Gabe Adams. Allen High School graduate attending Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX—Mechanical Engineering. Shea Elizabeth Brasher. Allen High School graduate attending Collin College, McKinney, TX—Kinesiology. FUMC Memorial Scholarship • Creative Playday Preschool Scholarship. Kaleb Ladley Carper. Allen High School graduate attending Texas A&M University, Galveston, TX—Marine Engineering Technology. Gale Acton Memorial Scholarship. Holly Anne Darr. Allen High School graduate attending Collin College, McKinney, TX—Hospitality. Makena Alexis Essman. Allen High School graduate attending Collin College, McKinney, TX.…

FUMC Allen Now Accepting College Scholarship Applications for 2019

First United Methodist Church of Allen offers several opportunities to earn financial help for full-time college and post-graduate students who have been accepted into and attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Did you know that in 2018, the FUMC Allen Scholarship Program awarded $19,500 in scholarships to 20 applicants?  $14,000  in Endowment Scholarships  $5,500  in Program Scholarships  Eleven awards to high school seniors  Nine awards to college students Applicants will be considered for all scholarships–Program, Endowment and Memorial–awarded by…

Bridgeport Camp Announces Summer Camp Dates

As we celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, we often break out our calendars for the new year. And if you’re a parent, you are already looking for and marking dates for summer activities. FUMC Allen is excited to announce our summer camp dates at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center in Bridgeport, TX. Bridgeport offers fun, Christ-centered camps for children and youth (completing grades 3 through 12). SEEK Camps are for our special needs campers. Bridgeport Camp registration opens on…

Graduation

Our High School Graduates Brandon Bingham Allen High School graduate attending the University of North Texas, Denton, TX—New Digital Media Design. FUMC Memorial Scholarship • United Methodist Women’s Scholarship. Corbin Scott Chinn Allen High School graduate attending college in the fall to study electrical and mechanical engineering. Holden Thomas Essman Allen High School graduate attending The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX—Computer Software Engineering. Alexa Marie Frederick Allen High School graduate attending Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX—Music Education. Francis…

The Youth and the Architect

I have been excited over the past several months to be the youth representative to the Building Committee.  As part of our ongoing feedback process,  last week a meeting was held in Basecamp – the current second floor of the Children’s Center that will become the Future Youth Center of FUMC Allen. The meeting, directed by GFF Architects Associate Jeremy Roehr, was attended by several youth representatives and some members of the Building Committee.   The main topics of this meeting were…