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Worship Series: The Wesleyan Way of Salvation

Worship Series: The Wesleyan Way of Salvation April 28-May 19 2019 The Bible teaches us that everything we have from God is given because of God’s great love for us. “You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith,” Ephesians 2 reads. “This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed. It’s not something you did that you can be proud of” (Ephesians 2:8-9 CEB). United Methodists recognize God’s grace at work throughout our spiritual journeys. John Wesley,…

Holy Week 2019

Holy Week 2019 April 14, 2019 Palm/Passion Sunday 8:15am 9:30am 11:00amPalm Sunday Bake Sale UMM Smokeout April 18, 2019 Maundy/Holy Thursday Worship 7:00pm April 19, 2019 Good Friday Worship 7:00pm   April 19, 2019 Good Friday Children’s Experience 7:00pm BaseCamp

Easter 2019

Easter Easter is a unique time for all of us, a time when we stop and think about how much God loves us and remember the great gift of Jesus’ resurrection. We look forward to sharing this Easter celebration with you and your family. Sunrise Service 6:30am Bethany Lakes Park All are welcome to join us to sing celebration music led by the DayBreak Choir and Band and share in the sacrament of Holy Communion. Sanctuary Worship Sermon The Power…

Lenten Worship Series: Wise Up!

Lent includes 46 days leading up to Easter. Traditionally, we refer to it as the 40 days leading up to Easter because Sundays are not included in the count.  Sundays are not included because the day has long been considered the day of resurrection, which is why we worship on Sundays. The season of Lent is about practicing disciplines that further align us with the will of God. These disciplines lead us to a deeper belief in Jesus Christ. It is…

Wise Up! Lenten Bible Study

On Sunday, March 10, we begin TWO sessions of a Bible study, “Wise Up! Growing in Wisdom in the Season of Lent,” based on the book,  Wise Up! Four Biblical Virtues for Navigating Life by Rev. Dr Alyce McKenzie. Everyone is welcome to join in this companion study to our Lenten Worship series. Both classes meet in Fellowship Hall. Session 1 begins at 9:30am. Session 2 begins at 11:00am. Pick the session that best fits your worship schedule. The book…

Shrove Tuesday

Many Christians observe Shrove Tuesday (or Fat Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday) on the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, we’ll eat pancakes–and other rich foods–on Fat Tuesday, originally to use up the milk and eggs that would otherwise spoil because of not being eaten during the fast of Lent. The “Chuck Knows Church” video above will help teach us more about the observation of Shrove Tuesday and what it means in the Methodist church. Because…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a time that we consider the tremendous love God has shown to the world and to each of us by sending his Son into the world to save us from our sins. Lent is also a time of reflection on our own lives and a time that points us to the cross and to the resurrection of Christ at Easter! Two Worship Services This year, FUMC Allen will offer two…

February 2019 Worship Series: Making Relationships Work

This month’s sermon series, Making Relationships Work, is based in part on the book “Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John Gottman. Our prayer is that anyone in any kind of relationship–relationships with friends, family members, a spouse/significant other, or a neighbor–will attend this series with your church family. We are confident you’ll find ways to apply these techniques to your relationships as we work together for good in the family of God. According to Gottman, couples strengthen the…

Earn Your WINGS

What’s essential for a long journey or a long flight? Your first thoughts might be good music, plenty of snacks, clothing, money, or gas. While all of these things and more are necessary, nothing is as essential as a road map, a GPS, or a flight plan to get you to where you’re going. The same is true for our faith journey. Why WINGS? Scripture calls us to be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ. So, how do we live,…

MLK Event Volunteer Opportunity

On January 21, from 11:30am-1:00pm, FUMC Allen will host the Collin County Martin Luther King Jr Appreciation Day celebration in our sanctuary and gym.  We are expecting between 1,000-1,100 guests. We need your help in extending the hospitality of our church to all who enter our doors.  Here are just a few places where we need your help: Bake two dozen cookies and place in individual baggies for the sack lunches we will provide to our guests on January 21.…

Making Relationships Work: We Need Your Family Pictures

In our February worship series, we’ll be focusing on Making Relationships Work: how to enhance our love, overcome gridlock, turn toward one another instead of away, and create a life of shared meaning together, whatever our families may look like in this season. As a part of our worship series, we’d love to share some family pictures from you. They could be of your  grandparents when they were children, a school picture from when you were little, your mom and…

SOAR: Faith Taking Flight

Our SOAR series challenges us to look at how our faith can get stronger, deeper, more life-giving, and more outwardly focused in 2019 as we leverage our WINGS to soar in the New Year. Each week offers a unique perspective on one of five key pillars of discipleship: worshiping, inviting, nurturing, giving, and serving. Each sermon is designed to move us from where we are in our faith to where we can be and to where God is leading us.…