'COVID-19' Tagged Posts

'COVID-19' Tagged Posts

CDC Recommends Indoor Masking in Collin County

Last week, the CDC showed that Collin County moved into the high-risk category in the Covid-19 community risk levels. This means that our community has demonstrated an increased level of COVID-related hospitalization and/or transmission. The CDC is now recommending masking indoors to decrease the risk of transmission. When you are in our building, you are welcome to wear a mask. We know they can be uncomfortable, but wearing a mask can help us to “do no harm” by providing some…

Our Response to New CDC Guidelines

In response to the new recommendations from the CDC, masks will be optional in worship and on the FUMC Allen campus for all persons who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning this Sunday, May 16, 2021. FUMC Allen has followed the CDC’s guidelines up to this point, and that’s what we’ll be doing now as well. The CDC has indicated that the chances of a fully vaccinated person contracting COVID-19 are very low, and if they do, chances of having…

COVID-19 Update for July 7 2020

Jesus taught us that the greatest command was to love God and to love our neighbor. John Wesley’s General Rules remind us that we are to first do no harm. Taking steps to keep one another safe is a way we can live into this command and be vigilant and proactive leaders in our community, doing our part to curb the spread of the coronavirus. To this end, FUMC Allen has made the following decisions, which are effective immediately:  …

COVID-19 Update: Returning to Campus

Returning to Campus: A Phased Approach In mid-May, FUMC Allen staff and leadership began planning for public worship, hoping to shift to a livestream/public worship hybrid on June 7. A Directive from Our Bishop As United Methodists, we are part of the North Central District of the North Texas Conference and under the authority of Bishop Michael McKee. On May 15, Bishop McKee sent a letter to all churches in the North Texas Conference with this directive: At this time,…

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Update From Your Pastor

Following new local and federal guidance, we are extending our closure to help prevent the spread of novel coronavirus. As a result, all in-person gatherings are now canceled through Sunday, March 29. But, as the hymn says: The church is not a building; the church is not a steeple; the church is not a resting place; the church is a people. Friends, we are still the church. Here are the things we can do as the church while we are…

Coronavirus/COVID-19 and Sunday Worship

A Message from Your Pastor We are a people of faith who know that God is sovereign and God is good. We rely and trust in that even in times of great uncertainty. Knowing that we are Better Together, especially when we worship together, the leadership of FUMC Allen has been prayerfully watching and listening for guidance regarding our worship schedule for this weekend. We do not want to react out of fear but rather out of a place of…

An Announcement from FUMC Allen: Coronavirus and COVID-19

At FUMC Allen, we are blessed to be a thriving and growing family of all ages and generations. We believe that God expects us to prioritize both the physical and spiritual health of this family. For that reason, we are collaborating with the City of Allen as we prepare and determine appropriate measured responses specific to houses of worship. As of this afternoon, news agencies are reporting three confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Collin Country. While the virus…