Latest Articles (Page 3)

Latest Articles (Page 3)

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…

Inclement Weather Policy

In anticipation of winter weather, FUMC Allen has established closing procedures in the event of dangerous conditions due to snow or ice. Our goal is to keep our guests and members safe and off the roads if hazardous driving becomes an issue. Closing announcements will first be posted here on this website via the Twitter feed that runs across the home page and on our church’s Facebook page. You do not need to have a Facebook account or a Twitter…

College Scholarship Applications Now Available

2021 college scholarship applications and recommendation forms for FUMC Allen scholarships now available 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 will be attending an accredited institution of higher learning in the fall. In 2020, FUMC Allen distributed $16,000 in scholarship funds to 21 students. Upcoming college freshmen, college upperclassmen, and graduate students are eligible. Applicants must attend an accredited institution of higher…

Be an Agent of Change: Change Teams Now Forming

Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch and Rev Rusty King are forming Change Teams to help with the task of changing the chancel set up from The Table to the Traditional Worship service on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. Would you, your family, and/or your small group be willing to be part of the team? We need five people each week, and we hope is to develop enough of a roster of volunteers to set up a rotation schedule. Our goal is having…

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, February 17, marks the beginning of the season of Lent.  This year at FUMC Allen, we’ll offer two worship opportunities to observe Ash Wednesday: the first at 12:00pm in the West or East Parking lot and the second at 7:00pm in the sanctuary. On this holy day, we remember that we are dust, receiving ashes upon our heads. Yet, we are also fearfully and wonderfully made by our God who breathed life into a little bit of dust.…

First United Methodist Church of Allen Keeps Stockings for Soldiers Tradition Alive in 2020

2020 became a year of many unanticipated changes. While churches around the country scrambled to adjust to the new, they also worked hard to maintain the old traditions and ministries that made these churches who they are in the communities they serve. One thing that didn’t change for the members of First United Methodist Church of Allen (FUMC Allen) was the need to encourage our soldiers serving our country and away from home during the holiday season. FUMC Allen’s Military…

4th Annual Collin County MLK Appreciation Day Set for January 18

You are invited to join us virtually on Monday, January 18, 2021, for the 4th Annual Collin County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Appreciation Day Service.  This year’s event features the theme, “The 1963 Birmingham Campaign,” and will be hosted by Dr. Cheryl Jackson, founder of Minnie’s Food Pantry. The one-hour service will be live streamed beginning at 12:00pm. A link will be available that morning on the MLKCollinCounty Facebook page (@mlkcollincounty). The mission of The Collin County Dr. Martin…

Gift of Food and Poinsettia Dedications

Christmas Eve 2020 Each dedication represents a gift of food for the All Community Outreach food pantry. Beverly Allen in memory of Alvin & Irene Moeller. Pam & Mark Brant in memory of our fathers Erv Brant & Charles Edwards. Caran Eldridge in memory of Fred & Anne Van Aken. Margo, Aidan, & Bryn Fahey in memory of John Woods. Brock & Elizabeth Fairchild in memory of Bill & Suzy Fairchild and our grandparents. Brock & Elizabeth Fairchild in honor…

Faith Academy Announces 2021 Spring Curriculum

Registration is now open for Spring 2021 Faith Academy classes. Our curriculum includes several in-person classes and opportunities for virtual independent Bible study. Most classes begin the week of February 1, 2021. To register or learn more, click on the class name: Bible Studies Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study Scripture and the Wesleyan Way 400 Years of Silence: Time Between the Testaments Lose Control: The Way to Find Your Soul Lenten Studies Words of Life The Gospels Through Lent…