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Change The World Allen Announces Project Schedule for Change The World Weekend

The Change The World Allen team is pleased to announce their project schedule for the 2021 Change the World Allen Kick-Off Weekend coming May 14-16 2021. While Change The World Allen is a year-round service project, we kick off each new year in May with a weekend of projects that benefit our neighbors in Collin County and around the world. Below is a complete list of the many wonderful ways for you to serve this month during Change The World…

FUMC Allen Job Opening: Director of Adult Discipleship

First United Methodist Church of Allen is seeking an innovative, dynamic individual to be our Director of Adult Discipleship. S/he will provide leadership, direction, and oversight in offering opportunities for adults to grow in their discipleship in person or via digital platforms. This part-time position will create remote online communities for people who may never attend the church in-person as well as supporting traditional, in-person small group opportunities, including Sunday school. Click link below to read job description, click the…

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…

FUMC Allen Recognized by American Red Cross with Outstanding Service Award

IN 2020, Did you know . . . FUMC Allen hosted nine blood drives from April 2020-December 2020? The Red Cross collected 303 total units of blood from donors who came to our gym or Fellowship Hall? At least 909 lives were impacted by the donations collected at FUMC Allen? Thank you church for your continued support of the American Red Cross. We are please to share with you this honor recently awarded to FUMC Allen from the American Red…

Share Your Pandemic Anniversary Story

Pandemic Anniversary Mar 2020-Mar 2021 This month, we remember our life of one year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic changed our world. Over the next week, we want to hear from you as we share our responses to the following questions: When did the pandemic become real for you? What have you seen God do in the midst of the pandemic? You can share your responses with us in one of three ways: Join us in “The Nook” on Sunday,…

Job Opening: Children’s Creative Playday Preschool Director

Children’s Creative Playday Preschool, a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Allen, is a learn-through-play experience for preschoolers, age 18 months through 6 years. The Director provides direction and oversight to ensure that the preschool students learn educational essentials as well as the love of Jesus Christ in a warm, loving, and safe environment. Hours are full-time during the school year and half-time over the summer when Playday is not in session. A bachelor’s degree in education and a…

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.…

Read Your Bible With Us in 2021

2021 Challenge: Read the Bible in a Year With a new year, many of us we consider resolutions, focus words, and personal challenges. At FUMC Allen, we have challenged ourselves and each other to read the entire bible in a year. Are you interested in digging deeper into the Bible? Have you tried on your own but weren’t successful? Do you want to read the Bible with a group? Make 2021 the year you do so. Bible reading groups are…

Winter Storm Response

Our church is called to love God and love neighbor. To that end, we have identified multiple opportunities to help our neighbors after the recent winter storm. Special Projects We need volunteers who are willing to muck out homes or churches that have had flooding due to burst pipes. We’ll have COVID safety protocols in place for all our volunteers. Please contact Jessica Wright  for more information or to offer your help. Special Collection for All Community Outreach We’ll be…

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…