Serving in the Community

Serving in the Community

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.

Allen Community Outreach

Allen 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.

Allen Ministerial Alliance Senior Luncheon

The second Tuesday of every month, the Allen Ministerial Alliance provides a luncheon for  the senior adult community hosted at St. Jude Catholic Church.  Once a year, FUMC Allen provides the meal and entertainment. To learn more or get involved, contact Ruth Swingle.

Boy Scouts of America

With more than 130 merit badges–from archery and art to welding and wilderness survival–Scouting is a great opportunity for learning by doing. Our church is the charter organization for Boy Scout Troop 306 and Boy Scout Troop 328 through the Circle Ten Council. We also host more than a dozen cub scout dens weekly.

Boyd Summer Lunch Program

Our partner school, Boyd Elementary, hosts a summer lunch program every year for anyone who many find themselves in need of a healthy meal. Organizations in the Allen area provide food, games, crafts, and volunteers each day, Monday through Friday. Anywhere from 60-100 children participate in the program daily. Our church serves one week each summer. For more information or to get involved, contact Teresa Gray.

Change the World Allen

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. For more information or to get involved, contact Rev. Jessica Wright.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts strives to create a safe place where girls can explore, discover, and just be themselves! From adventuring outdoors or experimenting with science to saving a park or developing new skills, Girl Scouts prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership. We host more than a dozen troops from Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas each month.

Habitat for Humanity

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.

Legal Aid Clinic

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.

Lenten Lambs

During the season of Lent, we invite our members and guests to bring to worship new 6”-12” stuffed lambs. Like our teddy bears, we hold and pray over these gifts during worship before sending them to Our Children’s House by Children’s Health, where children receive specialized inpatient services and pediatric therapy.

Meals on Wheels

On Thanksgiving every year, our church takes on the opportunity to serve clients of Meals on Wheels Collin County. We prepare and package hot, nutritional holiday meals for home bound, elderly, and disabled citizens of our community and deliver them with help from police and sheriff departments of each city. For more information or to get involved, contact Teresa Gray.

Share a Bear, Bear a Care

During the Advent season, we collect new 6″-18″ stuffed non-musical teddy bears. Worshipers hold and pray over the bears during Advent before sending them on to our sponsored school, Boyd Elementary, at a special pajama story time.