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Worship Series: The Wesleyan Way of Salvation

Worship Series: The Wesleyan Way of Salvation April 28-May 19 2019 The Bible teaches us that everything we have from God is given because of God’s great love for us. “You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith,” Ephesians 2 reads. “This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed. It’s not something you did that you can be proud of” (Ephesians 2:8-9 CEB). United Methodists recognize God’s grace at work throughout our spiritual journeys. John Wesley,…

Bishop Announces Pastoral Appointment for Rev. Dr. Abe Smith

Bishop Michael McKee and the cabinet of the North Texas Conference are pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Abe Smith as Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church of McKinney beginning July 1, 2019. Among other duties at FUMC McKinney, Abe will serve as the preaching pastor for the Wellspring Contemporary Worship service. FUMC Allen is so blessed to have shared these eight years in ministry with Abe and his family, but we knew this day of departure…

Construction Is Progressing Rapidly

We continue to make great progress on the construction of our new Children’s Center and Hospitality Atrium.  To see the latest, watch the video below. Children’s Center We now anticipate that our Children’s Center will be open before Memorial Day!  We’ll have a special “sneak peek” tour on Sunday morning, April 28, to get an inside look at the new facility. Stayed tuned for more information to be shared during worship on Palm Sunday, April 14. HOSPITALITY ATRIUM AND COURTYARD…

Holy Week 2019

Holy Week 2019 April 14, 2019 Palm/Passion Sunday 8:15am 9:30am 11:00amPalm Sunday Bake Sale UMM Smokeout April 18, 2019 Maundy/Holy Thursday Worship 7:00pm April 19, 2019 Good Friday Worship 7:00pm   April 19, 2019 Good Friday Children’s Experience 7:00pm BaseCamp

Easter 2019

Easter Easter is a unique time for all of us, a time when we stop and think about how much God loves us and remember the great gift of Jesus’ resurrection. We look forward to sharing this Easter celebration with you and your family. Sunrise Service 6:30am Bethany Lakes Park All are welcome to join us to sing celebration music led by the DayBreak Choir and Band and share in the sacrament of Holy Communion. Sanctuary Worship Sermon The Power…

SPRC Announces Staff Update for FUMC Allen’s Children’s Ministry

FUMC Allen’s Staff Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) received notice this week that our Director of Children’s Ministry Mary Freeman has made the decision to resign her position and become a full-time grandmother. Her daughter Ashley and son-in-law James welcomed their new son, Jonah James Faye, earlier this year, and this has changed their world in a great way. Mary and her husband, Greg, are making plans to move to Corinth, TX, to be closer to the Faye family. Mary plans…

WINGS Pin Presentation

In grateful response to God’s love for us, guided by the Holy Spirit, we strive to have healthy WINGS to ensure our faith soars. WINGS is an acronym that represents the five characteristics of a Christian disciple, and when lived out in one’s daily life, these WINGS become life giving to the individual and the world. Here at FUMC Allen, we have created a series of booklets meant to guide people through each of these characteristics and give the opportunity…

Lenten Worship Series: Wise Up!

Lent includes 46 days leading up to Easter. Traditionally, we refer to it as the 40 days leading up to Easter because Sundays are not included in the count.  Sundays are not included because the day has long been considered the day of resurrection, which is why we worship on Sundays. The season of Lent is about practicing disciplines that further align us with the will of God. These disciplines lead us to a deeper belief in Jesus Christ. It is…

Wise Up! Lenten Bible Study

On Sunday, March 10, we begin TWO sessions of a Bible study, “Wise Up! Growing in Wisdom in the Season of Lent,” based on the book,  Wise Up! Four Biblical Virtues for Navigating Life by Rev. Dr Alyce McKenzie. Everyone is welcome to join in this companion study to our Lenten Worship series. Both classes meet in Fellowship Hall. Session 1 begins at 9:30am. Session 2 begins at 11:00am. Pick the session that best fits your worship schedule. The book…

Shrove Tuesday

Many Christians observe Shrove Tuesday (or Fat Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday) on the day before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, we’ll eat pancakes–and other rich foods–on Fat Tuesday, originally to use up the milk and eggs that would otherwise spoil because of not being eaten during the fast of Lent. The “Chuck Knows Church” video above will help teach us more about the observation of Shrove Tuesday and what it means in the Methodist church. Because…

Hospitality Foundation Poured – Steel Assembly Almost Complete

Hospitality Space Last week, our construction crew poured the foundation for the new Hospitality Atrium.  You can see that area in the picture below.  The pipes coming through the slab to the left will provide the plumbing for our new coffee bar. As you can see below in this week’s “View from Above,”  the steel assembly has progressed quickly.  Watch closely starting at :52 seconds, and you will see the beam that the congregation signed and added their prayers back…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a time that we consider the tremendous love God has shown to the world and to each of us by sending his Son into the world to save us from our sins. Lent is also a time of reflection on our own lives and a time that points us to the cross and to the resurrection of Christ at Easter! Two Worship Services This year, FUMC Allen will offer two…