Missions

Missions

VBS Mission Project for Send Hope

Our Discovery Island Vacation Bible School mission project is collectign items and funds needed at the House of Hope, a children’s home in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, that is served by the ministries of Send Hope. During the week of VBS, we even had some fun competition between the boys and girls to see who can collect the most items. We invite you to support our efforts with your donations of the following much-needed supplies for the House of Hope: Personal…

UMCOR ADVANCE #982450 FOR UKRAINE

By giving through the Advance, 100% of your donation reaches your chosen mission project or ministry. In response to the ongoing violence in Ukraine, many churches have inquired about how best to direct aid to those in need. The United Methodist Church in Ukraine and Moldova has created a crisis committee to oversee all incoming foreign support through UMCOR Advance #982450 and direct it to assist refugees within and outside of Ukraine. You can give directly online, or by phone or mail, referencing Advance #982450.

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…

Gift of Food and Poinsettia Dedications

Christmas Eve 2021 Each dedication represents a gift of food for the All Community Outreach food pantry. Frank Ardolino in honor of Diane Ardolino. Frank Ardolino in memory of Mary, Janet, & Candyce Ardolino. Ron, Brenda, & RJ Bean in honor of Charlean Grobe, Don & Marlon Bean. Ron, Brenda, & RJ Bean in memory of Robert Grobe. Mark & Pam Brant in memory of E.W. & Caroline Brant & Charles Edwards. Mark & Pam Brant in honor of Laura,…

Holiday Challenge Update December 2021

Holiday Challenge Update December 2021 Rev Jessica Wright On Sunday, November 7, Kids Against Hunger set up in our gym for volunteers to assemble packages of highly nutritious vitamin-fortified meals. We saw 100 volunteers across three hours who packed a total of 20,352 meals. Send Hope will ship this food to the House of Hope in Honduras. We are grateful to everyone who gave their time and energy to help feed children and their families. At the same time, our…

UMCOR U.S. Disaster Response and Recovery

BE THERE TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS UMCOR is responding to the aftermath left behind when deadly tornadoes that moved through several states on December 10 and 11, 2021. As this massive storm system destroyed lives and property across the country, we ask for your response in prayer and financial support. By giving through The Advance, 100 percent of your donation reaches this chosen mission project. You may also include with your donation an e-card dedication in honor or in memory…

Christmas 2021

at FUMC Allen Click on each event name below to view details about our special events coming to FUMC Allen during the 2021 Advent and Christmas season. hOLIDAY cHALLENGE NOVEMBER 7-DECEMBER 24 2021 STREETSIDE SHOWERS NOvember 21-December 5 2021 ADVent worship series NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 24 2021 DIAPERS FOR BABY JESUS NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 24 2021 A SEND HOPE CHRISTMAS NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 19 Boyd Holiday SHop DECEMBER 2-15 2021 HOLIDAY AT THE ArBORETUM DECEMBER 5 2021 5:30pm-8:30pm REBUILDING LIFE WIDOW SUPPORT GROUP…

Holiday Challenge Kick-Off Report

  Holiday Challenge Kick Off Report November 10 2021 by Rev. Jessica Wright On Sunday, November 7, Kids Against Hunger set up in our gym for volunteers to assemble packages of highly nutritious vitamin-fortified meals. We saw 100 volunteers across three hours who packed a total of 20,352 meals. Send Hope will ship this food to the House of Hope in Honduras. We are grateful to everyone who gave their time and energy to help feed children and their families.…

Holiday Challenge 2021

Holiday Challenge 2021November 7-December 24 Part of our tradition at First United Methodist Church of Allen is to serve our neighbors over the holidays. We kick off our 2021 Holiday Challenge THIS SUNDAY, November 7, with two family-friendly hands-on opportunities: we will stuff Stockings for Soldiers and assemble nutritious meals with Kids Against Hunger. All ages are welcome to join us in the gym, but pre-registration is requested as we have many outside community groups participating in this packaging event.…

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…