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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…

Our Response to New CDC Guidelines

In response to the new recommendations from the CDC, masks will be optional in worship and on the FUMC Allen campus for all persons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning this Sunday, May 16, 2021. FUMC Allen has followed the CDC’s guidelines up to this point, and that’s what we’ll be doing now as well. The CDC has indicated that the chances of a fully vaccinated person contracting COVID-19 are very low, and if they do, chances of having…

Lent/Easter Survey

Lent and Easter 2021 marked a move back toward life and worship as we once knew it. While the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed us to test our creativity and try new things, our goal during this Lenten and Easter season was to give to God our best as we continue to offer those traditions that ground us as Christians and help us equip others in following Jesus. We have designed our 2021 Lenten/Easter survey to gather your perspective…

Holy Week/Easter

Holy Week and Easter at FUMC Allen Mission Cafe Easter Menu Missions Cafe is featuring a special EASTER SUNDAY menu on Sunday, April 4. Offerings will include the following menu items: Sausage, egg, & cheese breakfast tacos Bacon, egg, & cheese breakfast tacos Plain bagels w/ your choice plain or berry cream cheese Fresh fruit (oranges, apples, and bananas) Hot and cold coffee beverages Smoothies Smokies Donuts All items must be pre-ordered by Wednesday March 31. Orders will be available…

Decorate Your Door for Holy Week

Decorate your Front door for holy week If you are attending worship on Palm/Passion Sunday, please take home your palm branch, which you will receive in worship, and hang it on your front door throughout Holy Week. Those of you who worship from home can pick up a palm branch on Sunday, March 28, at 8:00am at the west entrance of the church. We also encourage you to stay and attend our Morning Watch service from 8:00am to 8:30am in…

Reflect Journals for Lent 2021

Journal UPDATE Our Neighborhood Captains have been busy over the past week delivering Lenten Reflect Journals to our church members and regular visitors. We’ve already had a question about how to use these journals, especially as there may some neighbors who have not been part of worship and heard Pastor Mary Beth speak of them on Sunday morning. Each week in worship, we’ll be reflecting on the question, :”Who am I in Christ?” and considering a different “I am…’ statement.…

Reflect and Serve Calendar for Lent 2021

As Pastor Mary Beth said in her Ash Wednesday message, our faith calls us not only to love God, but also to love neighbor. This Lent, as we reflect on who we are in Christ through worship and guided journaling opportunities, we also have the opportunity to accept the challenge to serve. Below is our Reflect & Serve calendar with various activities through the season of Lent. We know how busy families are so here are some adaptions to consider…

Be an Agent of Change: Change Teams Now Forming

Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch and Rev Rusty King are forming Change Teams to help with the task of changing the chancel set up from The Table to the Traditional Worship service on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. Would you, your family, and/or your small group be willing to be part of the team? We need five people each week, and we hope is to develop enough of a roster of volunteers to set up a rotation schedule. Our goal is having…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, February 17, marks the beginning of the season of Lent.  This year at FUMC Allen, we’ll offer two worship opportunities to observe Ash Wednesday: the first at 12:00pm in the West or East Parking lot and the second at 7:00pm in the sanctuary. On this holy day, we remember that we are dust, receiving ashes upon our heads. Yet, we are also fearfully and wonderfully made by our God who breathed life into a little bit of dust.…

Christmas Eve 2020

On Thursday, December 24, First United Methodist Church offers five unique opportunities to celebrate Christmas Eve. Each service will offer the sacrament of Holy Communion and feature candlelight and carols. Because seating is limited at each service, pre-registration is required for all services. Please click on the service image to register. We will provide overflow space in our Fellowship Hall for the 5:30pm and 8:30pm services as well as nursery for children ages 4 and younger.

FUMC Allen Premieres New Worship Schedule on November 15 2020

On Sunday November 15, 2020, FUMC Allen premieres a new worship schedule, which features the addition of a new modern service, The Table. To learn the why, the how, and the when, please watch the following video from Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch. On Sunday November 15, FUMC Allen premieres a new worship schedule, which features the addition of a new modern service, The Table. To learn the why, the how, and the when, we ask that you watch this video,…

Home with Christ: Advent/Christmas 2020

Advent/Christmas 2020 Home With Christ “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.” John 15:4 (MSG) On November 29, we begin our Advent waiting. Christmas songs on the radio will sing that there is no place like home for the holidays, but this year,…