Worship

Worship

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,…

Here for Good Celebration Variety Show

Celebration Variety Show Sunday November 1 2020 Program OPENING PRAYER Reverend Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch OPENING REMARKS Here for Good Celebration Hosts Noelle Faille and Sabrina Fairchild I SAW THE LIGHT Cymbal Monkeys Randy Locke, Tony Stubbs, Charlie Stubbs, Marshall Stubbs BURRITO EATING CONTEST FUMC Allen Youth 5 STAR REVIEW: YOUTH SPACE Elise and Grant Bernhard COMMERCIAL BREAK: MISSIONS I’LL FLY AWAY Cymbal Monkeys POLLUTION Rusty King and Brian McPherson COVID PARODY SONG Caryn Fecht, Dawn Horton, Cathy McPherson (accompanied by…

COVID-19 Update August 28 2020

On Sunday, August 23, our building reopened to small groups, educational groups, Playday teachers, and gym rentals. On Sunday August 30, we begin practicing our worship procedures in anticipation of re-opening our sanctuary to worship on Sunday September 13, at 11:00am. Because we are still in a pandemic world, things will look and feel different than they were in early March 2020. Your staff has been working diligently to help us ease back into a “new normal” of worshiping, meeting,…

COVID-19 Update: Returning to Campus

Returning to Campus: A Phased Approach In mid-May, FUMC Allen staff and leadership began planning for public worship, hoping to shift to a livestream/public worship hybrid on June 7. A Directive from Our Bishop As United Methodists, we are part of the North Central District of the North Texas Conference and under the authority of Bishop Michael McKee. On May 15, Bishop McKee sent a letter to all churches in the North Texas Conference with this directive: At this time,…

STILL Better Together

A seven-week series where we revisit some our favorite scriptures that make us better together as a family of faith. Sunday April 19 2020 Philippians 4: 8-13 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday April 26 2020 Isaiah 43: 1-4 Rev Jessica Wright Sunday May 3 2020 Romans 8: 18-39 (selected verses) Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday May 10 2020 Psalm 23 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday May 17 2020 John 3:1-17 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Sunday May 24 2020 Hebrews 11:1-3,…

Holy Week/Easter

PALM/PASSION SUNDAY Sunday April 5 2020Communion Sunday9:30amClick image above to watch Sunday’s service ONLINE PRAYER SERVICE Wednesday April 8 2020Facebook Live6:30pm Click on the image above to subscribe to “Musings by Pastor Mary Beth” to receive her Maundy Thursday Musings.Click HERE to access the Facebook event. GOOD FRIDAY Friday April 10 20207:00pmWatch our Live Stream on firstallen.org HOLY SATURDAY Online Holy Saturday Video Devotional6:00amVideo available all day at Facebook.com/fumcallen/videos and on YouTube. Children’s Ministry is handing out Easter bags on…

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update From Your Pastor

Following new local and federal guidance, we are extending our closure to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. As a result, all in-person gatherings are now canceled through Sunday, March 29. But, as the hymn says: The church is not a building; the church is not a steeple; the church is not a resting place; the church is a people. Friends, we are still the church. Here are the things we can do as the church while we are…

Coronavirus/COVID-19 and Sunday Worship

A Message from Your Pastor We are a people of faith who know that God is sovereign and God is good. We rely and trust in that even in times of great uncertainty. Knowing that we are Better Together, especially when we worship together, the leadership of FUMC Allen has been prayerfully watching and listening for guidance regarding our worship schedule for this weekend. We do not want to react out of fear but rather out of a place of…

Lenten Worship Series

How do we walk with Christ—daily follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him? In the Gospels, Jesus modeled for us the Christian spiritual life. The apostles taught it in their writings. And the Church has, through the last 2,000 years, sought to pursue this Christian spiritual life. We’ve based this year’s Lenten worship series on Adam Hamilton’s book, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life. In The Walk, Adam Hamilton focuses on five essential spiritual practices…

Lent

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 early…