Worship

Worship

Order of Worship

ORDER OF WORSHIP January 22 2023 Worship Check In The Table 8:30am Gathering Songs Fill This Place; Won’t Stop Now; Living Hope Children’s Time Scripture Romans 5:1-5 NRSV Message The Gift of Hope Witness to Joy Offering Song In This House Communion  Invitation & Last Word Song You Are Good Exit Traditional Worship 11:00am Prelude A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Leavitt) Welcome Voluntary A Song of Joy (Pote) Call to Worship Hymn Rejoice, The Lord Is King (UMH 715, v 1-4) Affirmation…

Parody Party: A Gratitude

We are excited about the success of this event on January 15!  The impacts we were hoping for came to fruition: Help the congregation to laugh Enjoy Christian fellowship at tables Enhance the worship series “Holy Humor” Plug Rev Alyce McKenzie’s new book Pre-registration wasn’t bad, and attendance was around 120 Celebrate the Christian community Enjoy incredible food Have fun songs that make you laugh Hearing some great music from a band that played tight! Knock Knock jokes (Quinn) at…

Christmas Eve

Please join us on Christmas Eve on Saturday, December 24, when we offer four services of communion and candlelight. At 6:00pm, we celebrate Christmas Eve with a traditional worship service in our main sanctuary featuring carols led by our Chancel Choir and orchestra. This service will be broadcast via livestream on our YouTube and Facebook platforms. Nursery will be available for this service only. THE CHRISTMAS EVE IN THE COURTYARD SERVICE HAS BEEN CANCELED. With an Arctic Blast scheduled to…

Advent@FUMC Allen

The advent season, a time for preparation and anticipation as we await the birth of the Christ Child, begins on Sunday, November 27, and ends on Christmas Day when we celebrate and rejoice the birth of the baby Jesus. First United Methodist Church of Allen offers an extensive list of activities for the entire family, ranging from worship, concerts, crafts, and even a field trip. Our Holiday Challenge is in full-swing with many ways you can give back to others…

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…

Stewardship 2023: Because Someone Gave

“Because someone gave…” Have you ever considered what happens because someone gave? Because someone gave…the Vatoni Ragsdale Bible fund makes sure every child, youth, and adult who wants a Bible receives one. Because someone gave…a leaking kitchen sink and broken dishwasher were replaced for a family of 10 during Change the World Allen. Because someone gave…All Community Outreach has been helping families in Collin County avoid hunger and homelessness and gain financial security since 1985. Because someone gave…children in Honduras…

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…

Easter@FUMC Allen

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. Childcare will be available for children 4 years and younger during the 8:40am and 11:00am services. Our Education Hour from 9:45am-10:45am will not meet on Easter Sunday. Missions Cafe will be open and serving breakfast from 7:30am…

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…

Holy Week

Holy Week is the week of Christian observances leading to Easter Sunday. The week begins with Palm Sunday and progresses through Holy or Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. It concludes with the celebration of Easter Sunday.

Lent 2022

Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, meaning “lengthen” and refers to the lengthening days of spring. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent is a time of repentance, fasting, and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the…

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…