Latest Articles (Page 3)

Latest Articles (Page 3)

CDC Recommends Indoor Masking in Collin County

Last week, the CDC showed that Collin County moved into the high-risk category in the Covid-19 community risk levels. This means that our community has demonstrated an increased level of COVID-related hospitalization and/or transmission. The CDC is now recommending masking indoors to decrease the risk of transmission. When you are in our building, you are welcome to wear a mask. We know they can be uncomfortable, but wearing a mask can help us to “do no harm” by providing some…

VBS Mission Project for Send Hope

Our Discovery Island Vacation Bible School mission project is collectign items and funds needed at the House of Hope, a children’s home in Puerto Lempira, Honduras, that is served by the ministries of Send Hope. During the week of VBS, we even had some fun competition between the boys and girls to see who can collect the most items. We invite you to support our efforts with your donations of the following much-needed supplies for the House of Hope: Personal…

Worship Series: God’s Messy Family

Are your relationships picture-perfect like the happy ones we see on tv or advertisements?  Or are they oftentimes more than a little messy? The relationships found in Genesis, the story of God’s chosen family (Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Esau, and Joseph), were anything but perfect!  And yet, God called them and used them for God’s good purposes. Join us for “God’s Messy Family: The Stories of Genesis,” a worship series that will help us see that God can take…

Playday Job Openings

Do you have a heart for sharing God’s love with small children? Are you looking for a part time job with competitive pay, growth opportunities, and a true family feel? Playday Preschool is expanding our program with excellent staff! Our staff works Monday–Thursday, 8:30am-2:30pm from August to May; Fall, Winter, and Spring breaks are the same as Allen ISD. Email Preschool Director Trish Morehead for more information:

Pickleball Summer Schedule

Pickleball Mondays 1:00-3:00pm Wednesdays 9:00AM-1:00pm Saturdays 1:00pm-4:00pm Gym FUMC Allen fully functioning indoor pickleball court has new summer hours. The gym will be open on Mondays from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Wednesdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm and Saturdays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for anyone who wants to enjoy the wholehearted sport of pickleball. FUMC Allen can provide the equipment for those who don’t own their own, and you can play at no charge. To learn more, contact Adam Lubbers,

Celebrate the International Day of Yoga with a Free Yoga Class

In 2014, the United Nations adopted an International Day of Yoga to be celebrated every year on the Summer Solstice, June 21, which is the longest day of the year.  To honor this year’s International Day of Yoga, church member and registered yoga instructor Liz Stubbs is offering free yoga classes on June 20 and June 21 for both new and existing students. Using a holistic approach, yoga links breath with movement, bringing a sense of calm to the mind, and…

Youth Ministry Needs You

As we are getting into the summer, our Youth Ministry program needs adult volunteers to help with Sunday school, Sunday youth events, and our upcoming summer mission project. As you may know, student ministry can not happen without the support of our church, parent(s), guardian(s), and adults. We ask that you pray on how you can support FUMC Allen Student Ministry this summer and into the future. We offer many volunteer opportunities from behind the scenes support to direct contact…

FUMC Allen Welcomes New Associate Pastor

FUMC Allen’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) met with the Rev Josh Esparza on Thursday, May 19, and joyfully accepted his appointment as our new associate pastor. Rev Esparza is a Dallas-Ft Worth native who grew up in Frisco, Texas. Josh has spent the past four years serving as the campus pastor of Owenwood Farm and Neighbor Space, the second campus of White Rock UMC, and associate pastor at White Rock UMC. Josh began at Owenwood in 2018 with a…

Children’s Bridgeport Camp Needs More Adult Male Counselors

We have several young men registered to go to Bridgeport Camp children’s camp in July. As a result, we need a few more adult men to go as counselors. The camp runs from Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29. FUMC Allen’s Chris Fecht is a camp director that week so he can answer questions about the camp. If you are interested, contact Chris at

Children’s Summer Sunday School Volunteer Opportunity

Short-Ter m Commitment, Lifetime Impact! Help Children’s Ministry by teaching a Sunday school class this summer. You can sign up for one Sunday or multiple Sundays. All materials and lesson plans will be ready and waiting for you. Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of our children? Contact Dana Allison at

SPRC Announces Staffing Update

In the United Methodist Church, pastors are appointed to serve a particular mission field and/or church for one year at a time. In 2017, Bishop Mike McKee appointed Rev. Jessica Wright to FUMC Allen as our associate pastor. This year, the Bishop and Cabinet have appointed Jessica to serve as the Associate Director of the Center for Missional Outreach of the North Texas Conference, effective July 1, 2022. This move is a wonderful opportunity for Jessica to live into her…