Missions

Missions

Stockings for Soldiers Now Collecting Care Items

Help us collect the care items for our annual Stockings for Soldiers campaign in support of our troops deployed and away from their homes this holiday season. We will send stockings to your military loved one if you provide us with a name and current mailing address. Many of the addresses we have are out of date so please contact Betty Matthews, 972.727.5836, by Sunday, October 31, so that your loved one can be included. Shop for the care items…

ACO Food Drive Continues

UPDATE OCTOBER 3 2021 ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED and THREE POUNDS! Pastor Jessica Wright delivered the balance of our food drive collection to All Community Outreach on Tuesday, September 28, and we MADE OUR GOAL to collect 1,400 pounds of food for our local food pantry. CONGRATULATIONS CHURCH. GOOD WORK! Pastor Jessica Wright and Recreation Director Tori Cantu delivered our birthday gift to All Community Outreach on Wednesday, September 15. Our weigh-in at the Food Pantry revealed a total of…

Missions Cafe Needs You! Volunteers Welcome.

Many of you know about our Missions Café. The cafe, open every Sunday from 8:00am to 11:00am, offers coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, donuts, smokies, and even breakfast tacos to raise money to support the mission efforts of our church. Every time you buy a latte, you help feed malnourished children in Honduras. When you buy an Americano, your purchase helps to send care packages to soldiers serving overseas. But to make this happen, we need volunteers to serve as part…

Another Gratitude from Our Military

On June 7 2021, Rev Jessica Wright received the Following note of appreciation from our service members. Jessica, I just wanted to reach out and thank you and your church for all of the support that you have given our team over the past 8 months with the care packages. This last week we received a large delivery again from your parishioners. I wanted to send you a few photos of the team to let you know how much this…

MSG Kicks Off Change the World Allen 2021 with Care Package Assembly

Military support Group Kicks Off Change the World allen by assembling 62 Care Packages On Sunday, May 16, which was the final day of the Change The World Allen Kick-Off Weekend, 26 volunteers packed 43 flat rate boxes totaling 49 volunteer hours. On Tuesday, May 25, more volunteers packed an additional 19 boxes. These were were mailed on May 25. On May 31, we received this email from one of those soldiers who Team received packages from CTW Allen Good…

Change The World Allen Announces Project Schedule for Change The World Weekend

The Change The World Allen team is pleased to announce their project schedule for the 2021 Change the World Allen Kick-Off Weekend coming May 14-16 2021. While Change The World Allen is a year-round service project, we kick off each new year in May with a weekend of projects that benefit our neighbors in Collin County and around the world. Below is a complete list of the many wonderful ways for you to serve this month during Change The World…

FUMC Allen Recognized by American Red Cross with Outstanding Service Award

IN 2020, Did you know . . . FUMC Allen hosted nine blood drives from April 2020-December 2020? The Red Cross collected 303 total units of blood from donors who came to our gym or Fellowship Hall? At least 909 lives were impacted by the donations collected at FUMC Allen? Thank you church for your continued support of the American Red Cross. We are please to share with you this honor recently awarded to FUMC Allen from the American Red…

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…

First United Methodist Church of Allen Keeps Stockings for Soldiers Tradition Alive in 2020

2020 became a year of many unanticipated changes. While churches around the country scrambled to adjust to the new, they also worked hard to maintain the old traditions and ministries that made these churches who they are in the communities they serve. One thing that didn’t change for the members of First United Methodist Church of Allen (FUMC Allen) was the need to encourage our soldiers serving our country and away from home during the holiday season. FUMC Allen’s Military…

Gift of Food and Poinsettia Dedications

Christmas Eve 2020 Each dedication represents a gift of food for the All Community Outreach food pantry. Beverly Allen in memory of Alvin & Irene Moeller. Pam & Mark Brant in memory of our fathers Erv Brant & Charles Edwards. Caran Eldridge in memory of Fred & Anne Van Aken. Margo, Aidan, & Bryn Fahey in memory of John Woods. Brock & Elizabeth Fairchild in memory of Bill & Suzy Fairchild and our grandparents. Brock & Elizabeth Fairchild in honor…

ACO Ask for Your Help with Emergency Toy Drive

BREAKING NEWS ALLEN TX DECEMBER 8 2020 ALL COMMUNITY OUTREACH (ACO) has 2,083 children and teens registered to receive toys this holiday season. Hundreds of families are counting on ACO to provide toys and gifts to their kids because they simply cannot do it on their own. These families are struggling in this already challenging year. These are parents who are also in long lines at local food pantries, such as ACO, because they cannot feed their children. These are…