Missions Ministry

Missions Ministry

Change 4 Change

Change 4 Change Update Change4Change started at FUMC Allen on March 25, 2018. The idea is simple: to designate all the loose change (pennies, nickels, dimes, etc.) received in the offering plate during worship toward the General Mission fund. And those pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters really add up! In 2018, we received $973.88 to use for missions just from Change4Change! We used these funds to support teachers at Rountree Elementary School, supply 700 water bottles for students at Boyd…

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…

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…

Holiday Challenge 2018: Missions Update

  Allen Community Outreach We partnered with ACO for the Thanksgiving and Christmas distributions, hosting onsite storage, sorting, and distribution. Details to come. Habitat for Humanity Along with Methodists around the area, we built a home for Ede Tutt and her children, 7 year old Odianosen and 3 year old Tiyosayi Esekhile. Besides being a busy mom, Ede works full-time as a nursing assistant at a local nursing home and is studying to become a certified phlebotomist. Ede’s father, Tony…

Missions Cafe Opens December 2018

Serving is at the heart of who we are as a church Starting Sunday, December 2, 2018, you’ll have a new opportunity to support the missions of our church. Missions Café will take over the Sunday morning coffee bar, offering a South and Central American blend coffee, hot tea, a variety of creamers and sweeteners as well as donuts and smokies from Max’s Donut Shop here in Allen. We’ll also explore the possibility of rotating different or seasonal items. All…

Mission Central: A New Way to Serve

Look for Mission Central in the FUMC Allen labyrinth starting Sunday November 4, 2018! Serving others is central to who we are called to be as followers of Jesus and to our church’s identity in the community. Now when we walk out of worship, the first thing we’ll see is our focus on serving others. All collections for mission efforts, such as Military Support Group Stockings for Soldiers, Boyd Holiday Shop, Send Hope Christmas gifts, and more will be hosted…

Volunteers Needed: Senior Adult Luncheon

Senior Adult Luncheon Sponsored by Allen Ministerial Alliance Tuesday, August 14, 2018 11:15am – 1:00pm St. Jude Catholic Church Parish Hall 1515 N Greenville Ave  Allen Cookies Needed! Every month the senior citizens of Collin County come together to share a meal, fellowship, and entertainment at St. Jude’s Catholic Church. On August 14, FUMC Allen serves as the host for this monthly event for the senior citizens of Collin County.   We are so blessed this year to have our main entrée…

Summer Lunch Program

The summer lunch program is a three-month labor of love to provide food and activities for families of students attending Boyd Elementary in the Allen Independent School District. For many years now, churches of Allen have come together to help the students and families that attend or live near Boyd Elementary in Allen have a healthy lunch during the summer months. A majority of the students at Boyd Elementary are on the free or reduced lunch program. These families often…

Volunteers Needed: Senior Adult Luncheon

Senior Adult Luncheon Sponsored by Allen Ministerial Alliance Tuesday, August 14, 2018 11:15am – 1:00pm St. Jude Catholic Church Parish Hall 1515 N Greenville Ave  Allen Cookies Needed! Every month the senior citizens of Collin County come together to share a meal, fellowship, and entertainment at St. Jude’s Catholic Church. On August 14, FUMC Allen serves as the host for this monthly event for the senior citizens of Collin County.   We are so blessed this year to have our main entrée…

Project Transformation

Project Transformation (PT) builds partnerships between college-age young adults, children, and churches to address the achievement gap for children from low-income communities. Most kids will experience a “summer slide.” In middle or high income homes, children usually have limitless access to books, educational tools, and interested adults, but that’s not the case for many children from low-income families. Reading proficiency is a key predictor of a child’s future success yet 80 percent of low-income children are behind grade level in…

Legal Aid Clinic

The June 2018 Legal aid Clinic helped 27 clients assisted by 6 attorneys and 15 paralegals and other volunteers. So far this year, the clinic has helped 184 clients. Blessings to the Bible 101 and Golden Girls  Sunday School Classes coordinated by Sue Crawford-Stauffer for hosting the evening with food, service, and fellowship. We ask you to remember the clinic in your prayers that the clients that they may find peace and well-being through the work of the clinic and…