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FUMC Allen Launches English Conversation Class

FUMC Allen is pleased to announce the implementation of a free English Conversation Class taught by Rev Justin Noh on Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in S207/211. Session begin on Thursday, February 2. The mission of this new program is to support immigrants by offering a conversation class, a support system, and opportunities for community. This mission comes out of our identity as a Christian community, and we believe that to welcome the immigrant is to welcome God (Matthew 25:38).…

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…

Bible Studies for 2023

Are you looking for a small group and an opportunity to study God’s Word? Our new year is well underway, and one way to start off your better year is through discipleship and Bible study. To that end, FUMC Allen is offering four adult Bible studies that are welcoming new participants this month. The Tuesday Men’s Bible Study is a well established group that meets every Tuesday morning at 6:30am. This group studies the scripture for the upcoming week’s sermon.…

A New Year at FUMC Allen

Happy Epiphany! In just one week (four short days actually), your church sprung into action and greeted the new year with a level of enthusiasm we haven’t seen since those pre-pandemic days of January 2020. What an exciting time to be a part of First United Methodist Church of Allen. On Sunday, January 8, we begin a new worship series, Holy Humor, with Rev Dr Alyce McKenzie kicking off this four-week look at embracing joy. As part of this series,…

Heartpaths DFW Announces Spring Events

HeartPaths DFW is offering a variety of “Short Shops” for 2023. Short Shops are short-term offerings of spiritual practice to nurture growth and transformation. Registration details below. For more information, contact Rev. Brian Hardesty-Crouch or Shawn Ashmore.

Bridgeport Camp Announces Summer Camp Dates

As we celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, we often break out our calendars for the new year. And if you’re a parent, you are already looking for and marking dates for summer activities. FUMC Allen is excited to announce our summer camp dates at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center in Bridgeport, TX. Bridgeport offers fun, Christ-centered camps for children and youth (completing grades 3 through 12). Bridgeport Camp registration opens on Wednesday, January 4, with early bird discounts until…

Gift of Food and Poinsettia Dedications

Christmas Eve 2022 Each dedication represents a gift of food for the All Community Outreach food pantry. Judi Altstatt Allen in memory of Curtis Allen, Eugene Altstatt, and Tommy Altstatt. Karl, Diane, Kinsey and Kirk Baltzell in memory of John Baltzell. Karl, Diane, Kinsey and Kirk Baltzell in honor of Jeanette Baltzell, Anne and Harold Severance. Mark and Pam Brant in memory of E.W. and Caroline Brant. Mark and Pam Brant in memory of Charles Edwards. Vicki Chadwell in honor…

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…

Wesley Heritage Tour

John Wesley’s England Wesley Heritage Tour September 20-29 2023 Join Rev Brian McPherson and Rev Gene Gurley on a very special trip to September 20-29, 2023 with Educational Opportunities Tours. Travel with members of FUMC Allen to London and other destinations touched by John Wesley and his brother, Charles, as they established the Methodist movement in England. You will visit St. Paul’s Cathedral in London as well as Wesley’s home and the Wesley Chapel. We will travel to Oxford where…

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…

Holiday Challenge 2022

HOLIDAY CHALLENGE UpdAte Part of our tradition at First United Methodist Church of Allen is to serve our neighbors over the holiday season. We call this tradition our “Holiday Challenge.” We kicked off our 2022 Holiday Challenge on Sunday, November 6, with two family-friendly hands-on opportunities: stuffing stockings for our soldiers serving our country during this holiday season and assembling nutritious meals for Kids Against Hunger. We have received some initial feedback from Sunday’s event. Our Military Support Group filled 200…