Latest Articles (Page 33)

Latest Articles (Page 33)

Charge Conference Wrap-Up

More than 100 people attended the annual Charge Conference on November 19, 2014. Under the leadership of Dr. Ronald D. Henderson, Suncreek UMC, Creekwood UMC, and First UMC celebrated our common calling to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We prayed for a shared mission field and the unique ministries of our congregation. What is a Charge Conference? Learn more about the process here. Our Connectional Charge Conference 2014 was an event to be remembered as Dr.…

Vision 2020 Vision & Next Steps

The Vision of First United Methodist Church of Allen is to be a Church that… Embraces all generations to join us on a life-changing Christian journey to change the world. In order to move toward this vision, First United Methodist Church of Allen shall unite our efforts in the following: Key Strategic Stepping Stones • Create a Change the World culture – Strengthen a CTW culture in our church and community by fortifying our current missional efforts as we become…

Playday Parents Day Out

Saturday December 6th 2pm to 7pm Children ages 18 months to 12 years old are welcome! Cost: $25 per child ($60 family maximum for families of 3 or more). Pizza dinner included. Your children will be taken care of by the caring staff and friends of Children’s Creative Playday, a ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Allen. We will have pizza, drinks, snacks, games, crafts, and a movie! For more information, please contact Maureen Bowman at 972.396.7575. Space…

Upward Basketball & Cheer League

  Registration is NOW OPEN for FUMC Allen’s 2015 Upward Basketball league. Upward is a sports program for children and youth, grades K-8, with the goal of encouraging personal and athletic development in a positive Christ-like environment. This year, FUMC Allen has expanded the program to include a division for youth in grades 7 and 8, and we are pleased to offer two levels of the Upward 360 Progression. Discovery Level (Kindergarten-3rd grade) – Where young athletes are introduced to…

A Time of Thanksgiving

Tickets!  Get Your Tickets! Ticket sales are underway for The King’s Players production of A Time of Thanks Giving: A Comical, Yet Meaningful Look At the Holidays. Join us for three entertaining one-act plays on Saturday, November 15. All Mom Wants for Thanksgiving Mary Lou and her alter-ego, Jo, take a moment to express their feelings about Thanksgiving. Written by Skitzy Chicks The Guest The family has gathered for Thanksgiving, but who’s the guy sitting on the sofa? Everybody has…

Hope for the Holidays

Struggling with hope and joy during the holiday season? Need new traditions and insights? Join counselor Jimmy Smith in the FUMC Allen parlor on November 23 at 5:00pm. He will lead you in exploring your God-given inner gifts so your holidays can be filled with possibilities of extraordinary moments. To register, contact Rev. June Franck.

Stepping N2 the Future

Now proceed to cross the Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the Israelites. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, as I promised to Moses. Joshua 1:2-3 October 19 Stepping N2 the Future Joshua 1:1-9; 3:1, 17 October 26 Stewards of the Future Joshua 2:1-11 November 2 All Saints Sunday: The Walls Came Tumbling Down Joshua 6:1-5, 20 November 9 Stepping…

Anticipating the Future

By nature, I’m an optimist. While I’m most thankful for today and God’s provision, I always believe that the best is yet to come.  I look for the places where God is at work and am reminded that God does not grow weary of extending grace, sparking love in human relationships, and seeking to bring about reconciliation with God and neighbor. God knows there is much to be done to bring about the kingdom. We are facing very tenuous times,…

Hallelujah Hikers October Hike

On Saturday, October 18, the Hallelujah Hikers are traveling to Dinosaur Valley State Park to hike the Blue Trail along the Paluxy River. Admission Cost to State Park:   $7.00 (13 and older), Free to holder and all passengers with Texas State Park Pass  (We will try and carpool with those that have State Park Pass) Distance from FUMC: Approximately 107 miles (2 hrs) Directions to Dinosaur Valley State Pk from FUMC Go south on Greenville Ave.  Turn right on Bethany…

GPS: Grow, Pray, Serve

FUMC Allen is pleased to offer Grow Pray Serve, or GPS,  a four-week course of study designed to strengthen spiritual disciplines, instruct on the tenets of the Christian faith, prepare people for membership, and lead them further down the path of discipleship.  Sessions are on Wednesdays, October 22-November 12,  from 6:30pm-8:00pm in CLC206. Wednesday, October 22: Prayers/Presence This session gives you practical information about strengthening your prayer life and the importance of being in worship on a weekly basis. Wednesday,…

Back to School Bash 2014

Back to School Bash = 293 Backpacks, 35 Bike Helmets, 25 Haircuts, 10 Physicals, and 230 Pairs of Shoes Going back to school can be a nervous experience for any child. But arriving without the needed supplies is even a harder way to start the year off on a positive note. Thankfully, the people of Allen realize this and did not want any child walking into a classroom in our town unprepared. On Saturday, August 16, 2014 FUMC Allen had…

Gospel Concert

Enjoy a wonderful evening of food, fellowship, and music featuring FUMC Allen’s Chancel Choir, Resonate Praise Team, DARING youth choir, Carillon Bells, and our special guests, the Spring Creek Gospel Band and Tim McLemore. Some of the songs you will hear are “Victory in Jesus,” “Praise His Holy Name,” “Have a Little Talk With Jesus,” “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart,” and “Send It On Down.” We’ll serve a home cooked meal in the gym from 5:00pm-6:30pm. The concert starts…