Missions

Missions

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…

Project Transformation Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Distribute food & supplies at PT site churches This summer, we will distribute a grab-and-go meal, as well as program and household supplies, to children and family members in our program. PTNT needs two to three direct service volunteers to sanitize, organize, and distribute supplies, Monday through Thursday, at several locations throughout Dallas. All local health guidelines will be followed. Volunteers must sign a waiver and be willing to have their temperature taken upon arrival in order to serve. You…

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,…

We Are Still Going To Change The World

We’re still going to change the world! This year will certainly look different because of COVID-19, but the leadership team of Change the World Allen has been busy figuring out how we can still inspire, equip, and mobilize volunteers to help their neighbors, whether they’re down the street or in another country. One way we plan to do this is to approach changing the world as a year-round activity, rather than focusing on just one weekend. We know that our…