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SPRC Announces August Staff Updates

On August 20, the Staff Parish Relations Committee announded two new staff appointments as well as three new additions to our staff. Join us in congratulating April and Trish on their new roles and in welcoming Tori, MJ, and Cassidy to our staff! On August 20, April Kwan accepted the role of Mid-Childhood Ministry Director, leading the discipleship process for our children in grades 3-6.Her responsibilities include our sixth grade On Deck program as well as serving as our connection…

Grand Opening Celebration: Ribbon Cutting and Open House

The members and staff of First United Methodist Church of Allen are pleased to announce the grand opening of our new updated facilities and invite you to our celebration on Sunday, September 8, from 5:00pm-7:30pm. Ribbon Cutting We welcome the entire community to be our guests for this special occasion, which kicks off with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce. Open House After the ribbon cutting, you’ll be invited to tour the faciliies so that…

Communion Offerings: General Missions Fund

Every first Sunday of the month, when we come to receive communion in worship, we have the opportunity to give to one of our special mission offerings. The recipients vary from Send Hope, working with children and families in Honduras, to Project Transformation, impacting the lives of students in North Texas and lots of things in between. But every so often, there’s a mission offering designated for “general missions.” This sounds a little vague, but your gift to our general…

Faith Academy

We are pleased to share our newest course offerings for Faith Academy Fall 2019. Faith Academy is FUMC Allen’s Bible study curriculum, and we offer new classes every fall and spring. To register for any of the following studies, follow the links below or register on Sundays from August 11 through August 25. Please note that online registration does not go live until Friday. August 9 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Hale. Weekdays Sermon on the…

Get Ready To Celebrate – The Building Projects Are Almost Complete

WE are almost there As you watch our latest drone video, you will see the great progress that has been made.  And know that it will look even better when you come to church this Sunday with the completion of landscaping and new exterior paint on the exterior of the Fellowship Hall wing.  Final inspections are in process for the majority of the project and we are almost ready to celebrate.  But first, take a look at where we were…

Job Opening: Director of Mid-Childhood Ministry

The Director of Mid-Childhood Ministry (Grades 3-6) provides direction and oversight for the children’s ministry at FUMC Allen by providing a warm and friendly environment for children, grades 3-6, and their families to learn about the love of Jesus Christ. The director works closely with the Director of Early Childhood Ministry and the pastor(s) to develop and implement programming for the spiritual formation of children and equipping parents to fulfill their calling as the primary spiritual leaders of their children.…

Listening Tour

Transition is happening here at FUMC Allen. We’ve had exciting times with a successful Change the World missions event and the opening of our new children’s wing. Work on the new atrium is in full swing, progress is being made to finish up the staff offices, and the space for our youth looks more fun every day. In the midst of these exciting changes, we’ve said good-bye to staff members upon whom we have depended for support, prayers, encouragement, direction, and…

Iron Sharpens Iron: A Golf Club for Christian Men

“Iron Sharpens Iron” is a men’s golf club through 4:7 Sports that will meet each week to play a round of golf while sharing the devotion of the week. This group is for all players–beginner, intermediate, advanced–who wish to enjoy a round of golf while joining in fellowship with one another. This club is set to begin sometime in the fall. The pricing and timing of this group is to be determined. Please email Matt Cobb with any questions you have…

What A Mess It Is Now – What A Blessing It Will Be

As we rapidly move toward the completion of our Embrace and Transform Building Project, things at the church are an absolute mess!  Other than the interior of our sanctuary, gym and New Children’s Center, every other area of the facility is or will be under construction or renovation during the next few weeks.  We appreciate the patience of all of our members and visitors during this time of transition.  The good news is that we are almost there and will…

Worship Series: Reel Faith

Everyone loves a good story, and movies are powerful at telling stories.  Our August worship series, Reel Faith, looks at some of the most recent films that can point us to truths found in scripture. Join us in August as Senior Pastor Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch puts us in touch with the profound aspects of life and of faith presented in some of the most popular films of today.   August 4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Luke 4: 16-21…

Worship Series: Abundant Life

Abundant Life Jesus promises abundant life, but what does that look like? It’s much more than wealth, power or prosperity. It’s all about relationships. Sunday July 14 John 4:5-15 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching Sunday July 21 1 Cor 12:12-20, 27 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching Sunday July 28 Luke 10:25-37 Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch preaching    

Change The World Allen 2019: The Results

Change the World Allen is dedicated to providing service and positively impacting our local community. We unite area faith communities, nonprofit organizations, businesses, individuals, and families to work together to serve those in need of food, clothing, safe shelter, and care. We hope that by mobilizing volunteers and increasing civic engagement, we are able to build a stronger and more resilient community, where neighbors know and respect one another deeply, counteracting the fragmentation and polarization that plagues our society. Toward…