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Worship

Our Lenten Challenges

Our 2024 Lenten Challenges Challenge One: Read The Gospel of Luke During Lent, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey through the Gospel of Luke. We pray this journey deepens your understanding of Jesus’ life and teachings and inspires a more compassionate and just way of living. Luke’s Gospel, with its unique emphasis on grace, forgiveness, and social justice, offers a compelling narrative that speaks directly to the heart of our Lenten practice. The words of Jesus challenges…

Lent and the Gospel of Luke

Lent and The Gospel of Luke During Lent, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey through the Gospel of Luke. We pray this journey deepens your understanding of Jesus’s life and teachings and inspires a more compassionate and just way of living. Luke’s Gospel, with its unique emphasis on grace, forgiveness, and social justice, offers a compelling narrative that speaks directly to the heart of our Lenten practice. It challenges us to confront our own lives, to recognize…

Advent Devotionals

Tomorrow is December 1, the day when we start our 25 day Advent countdown. The staff at FUMC Allen is pleased to share with you some of their favorite Advent devotional books and reading plans. Our prayer is that you, your group, or your family will adopt one to use during this Advent season. If you have a favorite you’d like to share, please email us at Communications@fumcallen.org Online “Christmas From Cover To Cover: 25-Day Advent Devotional”   Free Seasonal Devotionals…
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…

Focused on Hope Survey

Hope means to keep living amid desperation and to keep humming in the darkness. Hoping is knowing that there is love; it is trust in tomorrow; it is falling asleep and waking again when the sun rises.  In the midst of a gale at sea, it is to discover land. In the eyes of another, it is to see that he understands you. As long as there is still hope, there will also be prayer. And God will be holding you in his…

Worship Series: God’s Messy Family

Are your relationships picture-perfect like the happy ones we see on tv or advertisements?  Or are they oftentimes more than a little messy? The relationships found in Genesis, the story of God’s chosen family (Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Esau, and Joseph), were anything but perfect!  And yet, God called them and used them for God’s good purposes. Join us for “God’s Messy Family: The Stories of Genesis,” a worship series that will help us see that God can take…

Worship Series: Loving God, Loving Neighbor

As followers of Christ, we are called to love God and love neighbor. To help us learn how to be better neighbors, FUMC Allen elected to participate in the Good Neighbor Experiment (GNE) in 2022. We kick off our local experiment in worship right on Sunday, April 24, but the work has already begun. In February 2022, we established a team from our congregation who will be working with teams from other churches in our area to create events and challenges…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Worship Wednesday March 2 12:00pm & 7:00pm FUMC Allen Sanctuary Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for those of the Christian faith. During a special service of worship, we receive ashes imposed on our foreheads to remember that we are dust. At the same time, we acknowledge that we are also fearfully and wonderfully made by our God who breathed life into us from a little bit of dust. We welcome you to join…

February Worship Series: Shalom The Gift of Peace

My peace I give to you. John 14:27a What comes to your mind when you hear the word “Peace”? We’ve asked around and concluded that peace means many different things to many different people. Peace can translate to a lack of conflict between nations, neighbors, or families: a time when there is no war. Peace could bring to mind a moment of quiet, calm, freedom from disturbance, or tranquility. It can also be associated with a certain style of music…

January Worship Series

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? Sundays, January 9-30 2022 8:40am & 11:00am Sanctuary No figure in history has received more attention, and has been less understood, than Jesus of Nazareth. Even the disciples were consistently confused. Some people want Baby Jesus in a manger.  Some people want the “Genie” Jesus who will give them the close-in parking spot or the football win.  Some people want King Jesus to give them power and privilege. Who is the real Jesus…

Worship Series: The Next Act

Why do I invest in the work of God through the  Ministries of FUMC Allen? Join us in the month of October as we celebrate the ministries of First United Methodist Church of Allen, which are supported by generous stewards of God’s gifts. We worship together at 8:40am at The Table and 11:00am in Traditional Worship. Both services are live streamed on our YouTube and Facebook channels. October 3 202`1 Music Ministry Sunday John 21:15-17 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching…

Worship Series: The Rest of The Story

  Summer Worship Series The Rest of the Story June 6-July 25 2021 If someone said, “Tell me the story of Noah and the Flood,” how much of the story could you tell? Join us in worship, beginning June 6, as we look at some of the most well-known Bible stories and share in “The Rest of the Story.” You may be surprised! To GO DEEPER into The Rest of the Story, join us during the Education Hour at 9:45am…