Missions

Missions

Volunteer Opportunity Landscaping Maintenance Crew

Join FUMC Allen’s Landscape Maintenance Crew We need of volunteers to assist in the ongoing maintenance of our campus landscaping. Activities include mowing (riding and push), trimming and edging, weeding, debris removal using blowers, and spreading fertilizer. This work will typically occur on Saturday mornings starting at 9:30am (weather permitting). This is a great way to get a jump start to reaching your daily step goal. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the many aspects of maintaining…

Youth Mission Trip Fundraisers

Our Youth Ministry is hosting two fundraisers in April to help reduce the most expensive part of youth mission trips and choir tours: transportation. The first collection is an electronic drive. This event has been extended through May 5 (details below). The second collection, a “Phill The Box” textile fundraiser, begins on Saturday, April 6, and concludes on Sunday, May 5 (details below) All funds raised at these fundraisers will off-set the costs of van rental and gas. Electronics Drive…

Panhandle Wildfire Response

In response to a request from the North Central District Early Preparedness Disaster Response Chair Rev. Chuck Church, First United Methodist Church of Allen will be collecting the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to send to the Texas Panhandle Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) who are fighting wildfires and cleaning up the aftermath in the Texas Panhandle: Work Gloves: Protect hands from debris, sharp objects, and contaminants. Eye Protection: Safety glasses or goggles shield eyes from dust and particles.…

Allen Interfaith Day of Service Recap

This week, we celebrate the Allen Interfaith Day of Service, which was held on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 19, after being rescheduled from a cold wintery Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day on January 15. More than 200 volunteers came together at Ereckson Middle School on this federal holiday for the event hosted by the Allen Interfaith community. Five local faith groups–Suncreek UMC, FUMC Allen, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Radha Krishna Temple, and the…
Fall

Thanksgiving Gratitudes

“Give thanks in all circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 On November 19, Pastor Mary Beth invited the congregation to participate in an online poll during our 8:30am and 11:00am services. We were asked to answer the question “Name one thing for which your are grateful.” The question received 81 responses at the 11;00am service and the word cloud above represents those answers from that service. The size of the words represents…

Volunteer Opportunity with English Conversation Class

The English Conversation Class that meets at FUMC Allen on Thursdays at 7:00pm is looking for conversation partners for the fall semester. As a conversation partner, you will lead the discussion with a small group of people who are looking for opportunities to practice and improve their English. Conversation partners do not need to teach or know education theory. This class is not ESL (English as a Second Language). Conversation partners simply listen, are hospitable, and ensure everyone is involved…

Sponsor a Child at the House of Hope

The House of Hope provides a Christ-centered home where children and youth can feel safe and secure while completing their educational goals. The House of Hope is home to 30-35 at-risk children and youth in the city of Puerto Lempira, Honduras. One of the ways we support this vital ministry is by sponsoring children at the house. These sponsorships not only offset the costs for raising and caring for a child or youth, but gives us the opportunity to communicate,…

January Red Cross Blood Drive Results

YOU make a difference! The American Red Cross is so grateful to all our partners that continue to stand with us through the evolution of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Hundreds of thousands of donors and blood drive hosts have responded to the call to support the lifesaving mission and we can’t thank you enough! Your commitment to host a blood drive with the American Red Cross truly made a difference! our commitment to host a blood drive with the…

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…

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…