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College Scholarship Applications For 2024

First United Methodist Church of Allen offers several opportunities to earn financial help for full-time college and post-graduate students who have been accepted into and attending an accredited institution of higher learning. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships available through FUMC Allen. To be considered for a specific program scholarship, such as the Children’s Creative Playday Preschool Scholarship Playday, you must complete the specific addendum and meet their specific requirements. Applications are due Friday, March 15, 2024! This is…

Our Lenten Challenges

Our 2024 Lenten Challenges Challenge One: Read The Gospel of Luke During Lent, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey through the Gospel of Luke. We pray this journey deepens your understanding of Jesus’ life and teachings and inspires a more compassionate and just way of living. Luke’s Gospel, with its unique emphasis on grace, forgiveness, and social justice, offers a compelling narrative that speaks directly to the heart of our Lenten practice. The words of Jesus challenges…

Lent and the Gospel of Luke

Lent and The Gospel of Luke During Lent, we invite you to embark on a transformative journey through the Gospel of Luke. We pray this journey deepens your understanding of Jesus’s life and teachings and inspires a more compassionate and just way of living. Luke’s Gospel, with its unique emphasis on grace, forgiveness, and social justice, offers a compelling narrative that speaks directly to the heart of our Lenten practice. It challenges us to confront our own lives, to recognize…

Grief Support Resources

LOCAL GRIEF SUPPORT GROUPS FOR ADULTS FUMC Allen is pleased to host a grief support group within our church for those grieving the loss of a spouse. Our Grieving Hearts Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00am in the church’s community room. New members are always welcome, and the group is open to the community. The next meeting is Tuesday, February 13. We are aware, however, that the pain of grief and loss is not limited to…

Bridgeport Camp Announces Summer Camp Dates

We are pleased to announce the 2024 dates for this year’s summer camps at the Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center in Bridgeport TX. Our FUMC Allen children will attend camp on June 17-24 2024 (Children’s 1) and our youth will attend camp from July 1-5 2024 (JH/SH Mixed 2). Children’s camp is for children who have just completed grades 3-5. Youth camp is for students who have just completed grades 6-12. The total cost of the camp is $450. However,…

Resources For Traumatic Times

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, a lone gunman opened fire on shoppers of the busy Premium Outlets Mall in Allen, Texas, killing eight people and seriously wounding seven. We are all traumatized and mourning this horrible tragedy in our community. As a service to you and your family, we have compiled the following online resources to help you navigate your world during the upcoming months. WADING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE PRAYERS FOR ALLEN TX WHAT NOW? NAVIGATING THE DAYS AFTER A…

In Case of Emergency

In case of emergency . . . On rare occasions, medical emergencies do happen here at FUMC Allen. Do you know what to do when an emergency situation happens while you are at the church? We want to remind our congregation that we have several first aid kits located inside the church as well as an automated external defibrillator (AED), which is used to help those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. Our AED is located near the welcome desk right next…

Advent Devotionals

Tomorrow is December 1, the day when we start our 25 day Advent countdown. The staff at FUMC Allen is pleased to share with you some of their favorite Advent devotional books and reading plans. Our prayer is that you, your group, or your family will adopt one to use during this Advent season. If you have a favorite you’d like to share, please email us at Communications@fumcallen.org Online “Christmas From Cover To Cover: 25-Day Advent Devotional”   Free Seasonal Devotionals…
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Thanksgiving Gratitudes

“Give thanks in all circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 On November 19, Pastor Mary Beth invited the congregation to participate in an online poll during our 8:30am and 11:00am services. We were asked to answer the question “Name one thing for which your are grateful.” The question received 81 responses at the 11;00am service and the word cloud above represents those answers from that service. The size of the words represents…

Thanksgiving Blessings from your FUMC Allen Staff

As Thanksgiving approaches, we wish to express our profound gratitude for each one of you who form the heart of our First United Methodist Church of Allen family. Your unwavering dedication, compassion, and commitment to serving our community resonate deeply within our congregation and beyond. In this time of reflection, we are profoundly thankful for the spirit of harmony that binds us together. Your collective efforts and prayers have fostered a sanctuary of peace, acceptance, and inclusivity. Through your open…

Advent 2023

The advent season, a time for preparation and anticipation as we await the birth of the Christ Child, begins on Sunday, November 26, 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 2023

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 have many  ways for you to serve during the 2023 holiday season. Here are the six projects currently underway: Stuff stockings for our soldiers serving our country during this holiday season on Sunday November 12. Donations are still being accepted through November 5. Check HERE for more details about the collection. Assemble nutritious…