FUMC Allen partners with organizations and groups to make a difference in Allen and throughout Collin County. We collect food, clothing, and school supplies to distribute to those in need; provide meals for students and seniors; participate in construction projects to renovate and renew homes; and serve in many other ways right here in our own neighborhoods.
For more information about any of these programs, contact Rev Josh Esparza.
All Community Outreach (ACO) provides free comprehensive human services to help families avoid hunger and homelessness and gain financial security. ACO offers income support services, such as food, clothing, housing assistance, medical visits and prescriptions assistance as well as education and employment services, including GED classes, college assistance, financial literacy, and career counseling. We partner with ACO in Fill the Bus, Back to School Bash, Holiday Food Drive, and other efforts throughout the year.
Change the World Allen is dedicated to transforming our local community through acts of service and opportunities to build relationships with our neighbors. Over one weekend in May, volunteers from many community organizations form work teams to help local residents by doing general exterior home repair, fence repair, and yard work. The event also offers opportunities to create meal kits, assemble care packages for deployed military service members, collect food for the hungry, and more.
FEED YOUR NEIGHBOR
FUMC Allen partners with the Islamic Association of Allen on a monthly meal packaging effort to serve the homeless in Dallas. On the fourth Saturday of each month, we typically pack around 500 meals, which include lunch meat sandwiches, water, fruit, and snack items.
This project typically takes only an hour and anyone who can make a sandwich is welcome, roughly age five and older.
Every year, FUMC Allen participates in a Methodist build with Habitat for Humanity of Collin County. With our brothers and sisters in faith, we build homes, community, and hope for deserving families.
Supports female members of families who have or have had loved ones incarcerated in county, state or federal correctional facilities, as well as county jails and youth offender programs. These women often “do time” right along with their incarcerated relatives/friends. It is important for them to know that they are not alone and that there is a Christian community that cares about them.
Sponsored by the Legal Services of Northwest Texas, the Legal Aid program provides pro-bono services with civil cases for qualified applicants on the second Thursday of each month. To learn more and how you or your small group can help, contact clinic coordinator Kim Klieger, 972.679.7768.
Project Transformation engages over 100 college-age young adults in ministry and service with over 1,000 underserved children and youth in 10 site churches located in low-income communities to address the opportunity/achievement gap for students. Each summer we serve dinner to the PT interns, getting to know these amazing college students who are choosing to spend their summer serving others. We also partner with the students served by Project Transformation as “bookworm buddies.”