Missions Ministry

Missions Ministry

Winter Storm Response

Our church is called to love God and love neighbor. To that end, we have identified multiple opportunities to help our neighbors after the recent winter storm. Special Projects We need volunteers who are willing to muck out homes or churches that have had flooding due to burst pipes. We’ll have COVID safety protocols in place for all our volunteers. Please contact Jessica Wright  for more information or to offer your help. Special Collection for All Community Outreach We’ll be…

Reflect and Serve Calendar for Lent 2021

As Pastor Mary Beth said in her Ash Wednesday message, our faith calls us not only to love God, but also to love neighbor. This Lent, as we reflect on who we are in Christ through worship and guided journaling opportunities, we also have the opportunity to accept the challenge to serve. Below is our Reflect & Serve calendar with various activities through the season of Lent. We know how busy families are so here are some adaptions to consider…

Communion Offering: Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County

FUMC Allen’s communion offering for December will make a lifelong impact in the life of an abused or neglected child. Each year, more than 4,500 children are reported as abused or neglected in Collin County. Through the services provided at the Children’s Advocacy Center, these children are able to find safety, healing, and justice. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County provides a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), prosecution, and medical…

Change The World Allen Needs October Project Volunteers

The Change the World Allen Home Repair & Yard Work Leadership Team has several projects that are in need of volunteers. The following projects would be a great opportunity for small groups, Sunday school classes, youth groups, Scouts, or missions teams: Project 2: B731(M)F4 For this project, we will be installing a back yard deck, including laying a weed barrier, laying a deck base, laying down sand, and installing paver stones. 10 volunteers are needed on either October 24 or…

Yard Signs Now Available for Your Mission Field

Loving God Loving Neighbor| A Message for YOUR Mission Field For years, the church as an institution has considered our “mission field” as the one-mile radius around the church property. We sought to learn as much as we could about those living and working in close proximity to our 601 S Greenville campus. Then 2020 happened. Through the experiences of social distancing and livestream worship, we have expanded our thinking and considered the limitations of a one-mile radius mission field.…

Pop Top Ministry Continues to Thrive at FUMC Allen

For many years now, Shelley and Mark Stevenson have collected pop-tabs for the Ronald McDonald House on behalf of FUMC Allen. Mark and Shelley have promoted this personal mission throughout their mission field by sharing this ministry within the church through Sunday school classes, children’s church, and Vacation Bible School. They have gone outside the church into their circles of influence, gathering millions of pop tabs along the way. On August 6 alone, Mark and Shelley deposited 13 containers of…

Summer Service Opportunities

We are pleased to share with you several volunteer opportunities available for June and July: Change The World Allen home repair and yard work projects Kids Against Hunger ACO Summer Food Program Project Transformation Red Cross Blood Drive Keep scrolling and click on the images to learn more.

ACO Gift of Food Dedications

Easter Dedications Each dedication represents a $20 gift of food for Allen Community Outreach. Judi Altstatt-Allen in memory of Curtis Allen. Philip & Nhan Anderson in memory of Anna Anderson. Dwayne & Debra Arledge in memory of John & Marion Arldege & T.H. & Mary Ereckson. Ron, Brenda, & RJ Bean in memory of Robert Grobe. Bobby & Linda Blackmon in memory of their parents, Bobby’s son Todd, & Linda’s brother Gary. Mark & Pam Brant in memory of Charles…

Missions Cafe Announces First Mission Donations

Our church is committed to serving others. As part of our recent building project, we combined our heart for mission with our appreciation of good food and drinks to create Missions Café. This ministry offers coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, and a variety of food choices, including donuts and smokies from Max’s Donuts, to raise money to support the mission efforts of our church. Through the support of our Brew Crew volunteers and faithful customers, Missions Café is excited to announce…

Holiday Challenge 2020

Serving is an integral part of living as a follower of Jesus Christ. Our annual Holiday Challenge invites us to be the hands and heart of God in the world even when our folks around us are focused on self-indulgence. Check out the information below to find the right opportunity for you to serve. The events are listed by start date, with our final collection ending on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24. At FUMC Allen, we are a community that…

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…