Missions

Missions

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…

Change The World Project Application Deadline Approaches

2020 Project Application Deadline Change the World Allen is getting ready for Change the World Weekend on May 15-17, 2020. Project leaders are currently building teams to help residents with exterior home repair and yard work projects. The deadline for 2020 projects for home repair or yard work is March 20! If you, or someone you know, are in need of assistance, please submit a CTW Project Application. You can complete the application online at www.changetheworldallen.org or download for printing…

Missions Focus: Project Transformation

Our March 2020 communion offering will benefit our mission partner Project Transformation (PT). Born right here in North Texas in 1998, Project Transformation is now a national organization. Their mission is to transform communities by engaging children, college-age young adults, and churches in purposeful relationships. Project Transformation believes that transformation, whether as an individual or a community, happens through mutual relationships. Their program intentionally connects children, college-age young adults, and churches. The program engages children to strengthen their literacy, social-emotional,…

Women in Missions Announces 2019 Missions Disbursements

The Women in Missions 2019 Fall Bazaar in October brought in a total profit of $4,889.00! Combined with additional 2019 donations, the WIM was able to give to missions a total of $5,025.00. Women in Missions 2019 Disbursements Hearts for Hope (Hosacks in Honduras) $2,000 Kairos Outside $   200 APT G: A Place to Go $  500 Brothers Keepers $  300 Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County $  200 Hope’s Door $  200 North Texas Conference Missions $  100 North…

Holiday Challenge

HOLIDAY CHALLENGE UPDATE by Rev Jessica Wright On Sunday, November 3, Kids Against Hunger set up 12 lines to assemble packages of highly nutritious vitamin-fortified meals. All of the assembly lines were full for 3 hours with 301 volunteers serving a total of 485 hours! Leaders planned to pack 150 boxes (32,400 meals), but we packed over 260 boxes (57,048 meals)! We’re grateful for our partners from Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, WhyIslam Dallas, Girl Scout Troop 5235, Cub…

Why I Participate in Feed Our Neighbors…

Why I participate in Feed our Neighbors and what I have learned in the process by Kim Stepniak As part of an ongoing effort to build bridges between our communities, the Islamic Association of Allen has invited FUMC Allen to join in preparing sandwiches and assembling meals for the homeless. Serving side by side, we pack around 500 meals on the fourth Saturday of each month. Each meal includes a turkey sandwich, water, fruit, and snack items. Feed Our Neighbors…

Communion Offerings: General Missions Fund

Every first Sunday of the month, when we come to receive communion in worship, we have the opportunity to give to one of our special mission offerings. The recipients vary from Send Hope, working with children and families in Honduras, to Project Transformation, impacting the lives of students in North Texas and lots of things in between. But every so often, there’s a mission offering designated for “general missions.” This sounds a little vague, but your gift to our general…

Holiday Challenge 2018: Hearts for Hope Dinner

 “Come learn about our work in Honduras, share in our successes, and how together we can help the children of Honduras thrive!” On December 2, 2018, First United Methodist Church of Allen (FUMC Allen) hosts the second annual Hearts for Hope dinner in support of Steven and Lauren Hosack, a.k.a. the Hosacks in Honduras.  The dinner begins at 4:30pm until 6:30pm in the church gym. Purchase tickets at the church beginning Sunday, November 11, or online HERE. The Hosacks are…

Holiday Challenge 2018

Serving is an integral part of living as a follower of Jesus Christ. Our 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 alphabetically, but dates range from October 21 to December 23. We are a community that puts faith into action. Allen Community Outreach HOLIDAY…