Latest Articles (Page 5)

Latest Articles (Page 5)

Bridgeport Camp Announces Summer Camp Dates

As we celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, we often break out our calendars for the new year. And if you’re a parent, you are already looking for and marking dates for summer activities. FUMC Allen is excited to announce our summer camp dates at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center in Bridgeport, TX. Bridgeport offers fun, Christ-centered camps for children and youth (completing grades 3 through 12). SEEK Camps are for our special needs campers. Learn more about SEEK Camps…

Making It Concrete

Rain, Rain Go Away So We Can Pour Some Concrete Today! Have you noticed, we have had a lot of rain this fall?  Our contractors are painfully aware as it has affected our construction schedule almost every week.  But they have patiently persevered, and today, they were able to pour the slab for the new Children’s Center.  As you can see in the pictures and video below, Pastor Todd was on hand, making sure that your prayers, collected in worship…

Share the Gift of Christmas on December 24

SHARE the gift of Christmas at FUMC Allen on Monday December 24 FUMC Allen offers four worship services with four different formats and times to accommodate all busy schedules during this holiday season. Join us in a time of peace and joy as we share the hope and light of Christmas Eve. Family Worship 4:00pm FUMC Allen invites you to a family-friendly Christmas Eve worship service with candlelight and communion. Our families will enjoy the Christmas ABC Story with traditional…

Our New Facilities Will Begin to Take Shape in December

Concrete Slab Work to Begin in Early December After 3 months of demolition, excavation and site preparation, the actual new construction of our new Children’s and Hospitality Additions will begin next week.  During December, the concrete slabs for both facilities will be poured followed by the assembly of the structural steel which will support both facilities.  Please be cautious as you enter and exit the facilities, especially during weekdays as there will be many trucks entering and exiting our property.…

Worship Series: The Xmas Xchange

Exchanging gifts comes with the season. Sure, sometimes gift exchanges are a hassle, but in the end,  we occasionally receive that for which we’d hoped. What if we could do the same the heaviness that comes with Advent? What if we could exchange our despair, chaos, fear, bitterness, and darkness for the very best God offers through hope, peace, joy, love, and light? It can be ours if we but look to the source of all good gifts. Some will…

Community Survey 2018 Results

The results are in… We’ve completed our community survey and have learned some insightful information. The feedback we received will help guide future decisions related to our community as we seek to make a positive impact on the world around us. We’ve condensed and grouped over 100 survey responses into 5-6 bulleted results for each questions. You can check out the results here. Community Survey Report 2018  

As the Concrete Work Begins, Your Prayers Help Build the Foundation

Site preparation underway for Concrete pours Now that the former Youth Building demolition is complete, our contractors are preparing the site to pour the concrete foundation for our new Children’s Center and Hospitality Atrium.  Part of this preparation involves the underground plumbing, sewer, and storm drain work needed for the facility changes. Then, they’ll regrade the areas and test for moisture.  Once these tasks are complete, the contractor will pour the new concrete piers and grade beams in preparation for…

Holiday Challenge 2018: Hearts for Hope Dinner

 “Come learn about our work in Honduras, share in our successes, and how together we can help the children of Honduras thrive!” On December 2, 2018, First United Methodist Church of Allen (FUMC Allen) hosts the second annual Hearts for Hope dinner in support of Steven and Lauren Hosack, a.k.a. the Hosacks in Honduras.  The dinner begins at 4:30pm until 6:30pm in the church gym. Purchase tickets at the church beginning Sunday, November 11, or online HERE. The Hosacks are…

Missions Cafe Opens December 2018

Serving is at the heart of who we are as a church Starting Sunday, December 2, 2018, you’ll have a new opportunity to support the missions of our church. Missions Café will take over the Sunday morning coffee bar, offering a South and Central American blend coffee, hot tea, a variety of creamers and sweeteners as well as donuts and smokies from Max’s Donut Shop here in Allen. We’ll also explore the possibility of rotating different or seasonal items. All…

November Worship Series: I Am Thankful For…

Gratitude makes us happier people, leading more fulfilled and generous lives. Gratitude is important in relationships at home, work, and church. We support that for which we are thankful. Come with us this November as we create a sense of gratitude for the church and lead us to making a financial commitment to the church for 2019. Sunday November 11 I’m thankful for…all God has given me. Rev. Jessica Wright,  preaching Matthew 14:13-21 NIV And he directed the people to…

Mission Central: A New Way to Serve

Look for Mission Central in the FUMC Allen labyrinth starting Sunday November 4, 2018! Serving others is central to who we are called to be as followers of Jesus and to our church’s identity in the community. Now when we walk out of worship, the first thing we’ll see is our focus on serving others. All collections for mission efforts, such as Military Support Group Stockings for Soldiers, Boyd Holiday Shop, Send Hope Christmas gifts, and more will be hosted…

Access Changes, Stained Glass Removal, and Schedule Updates

Demolition Almost Complete in Spite of Difficult Conditions Did you notice that we have had a little rain in October?  In spite of these difficult conditions, the construction crews continued toward the finish line to complete the demolition of the former Youth Center and to finish site preparation for the construction of our new Children’s Building. Here are some video updates of the work completed this week: Access changed to east parking lot Effective immediately, we will no longer be…