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Automatic Recurring Giving

by Jason Hale, chair of FUMC’s finance committee Your finance committee has the sacred responsibility of overseeing God’s financial resources that you provide. We also work faithfully to ensure that our operating budget is allocated appropriately for ministry and facility upkeep. I am speaking to you today because I’d like to encourage you to prayerfully consider setting up automatic reoccurring giving also known as automatic recurring giving. Through automatic recurring giving, a person or family can easily set up their…

Holiday Challenge Update

Change the World Allen offers children, teens, and adults the opportunity to pay if forward right here in our home community with different ways to serve others. To keep the spirit of CTW alive year round, our members and many of our friends participated in the Change the World Holiday Challenge. Through these efforts, we fed the hungry, built a home for a deserving family, served those in crisis, provided scholarships for college students, expressed our appreciation to our military…

Year-End Contributions

The tithes and offerings of God’s people make all our ministries at First United Methodist Church of Allen possible. Thank you for giving and please remember that to claim a charitable contribution for 2017, contributions must meet the following criteria: Placed in the offering plate on or before December 31 Delivered to the church office on or before December 29 Mailed via USPS to the Church Office with a postmark of December 31 or earlier Contributed online before midnight December…

Meal on Wheels Thanksgiving Dinner

  On Thanksgiving Day, November 23, First United Methodist Church of Allen volunteers will prepare more than 1,000 packaged meals to be delivered to Collin County Meals on Wheels (MOW) clients by area police officers. UPDATE: We need your help in bringing prepared food. Register in the labyrinth on Sunday, November 5, 12, or 19 to prepare mashed potatoes, dressing, pie, and cranberry sauce or to help cook and carve turkeys. We also need about 100 volunteers on Thanksgiving Day…

Seeds…Planting for the Harvest

In these crazy and chaotic times, we find comfort in knowing that there is one thing that never changes: God’s love for all of God’s children. The ministry of Christ’s church is more important than ever before as we face the unknowns of today and tomorrow. Undoubtedly, the work of the Church is to proclaim the saving grace of Jesus Christ and the hope he brings to all people. We are called to be a tangible presence of Jesus in…

Spring Worship Series: Generosity

On Sunday, March 19, Senior Pastor Rev. Todd Harris begins a five-part worship series on Generosity. At the heart of the series is this idea from Mark 4:25: And the message is this: If we are to bring about God’s vision for our church, each and every person will need to be generous with their talent and resources. Bringing about God’s vision will require each of us to freely give our time in serving others. This Holy Vision will require…

Stewardship Sermon Series: Defying Gravity

October 23 – November 13 8:15am 9:30am 11:00am FUMC Allen Sanctuary 11:00am The Way  Fellowship Hall We all want to be generous, but most of us find this hard to carry out. Demands on our time and money make scarcity a real problem. Marketing creates a compulsion to buy things that are new or the latest version of the old. Instead of enjoying the freedom to bless others with the best of our lives, we feel trapped. We are held…

Children On A Mission

Children’s Ministry celebrated the grand opening of Compass Kids Children’s Ministry in August with the mission to see that all children seek God’s direction in their lives every day. If you haven’t stopped by to see the new facilities at the church, be sure to come upstairs to BaseCamp any Sunday morning from 9:30am-12:00pm. In this area, children will be “supplied” with knowledge and love to go out into the world and deliver the good news of Jesus. And continue…

Putting God First in Living and Giving

Do we worship idols? The answer may surprise you. Beginning October 25, our church will hear about God’s generosity and our response as we explore the stewardship study,  first: putting GOD first in living and giving, developed by author and pastor Mike Slaughter of Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church in Tipp City, OH. There will be opportunities in worship, in small groups, in youth and children’s classes, and in devotions that can be used at church or at home. We are…

Sermon Series: First

Sermon Series October 25-November 15 Join us on October 25 at FUMC Allen as we begin a four-week series to explore what it means to put God first in living and giving. Jesus said, seek first his kingdom… What does it mean to seek first the kingdom of God? Is putting God first a priority in your life? Is it a challenge for you? What obstacles do you face in putting God first in every area of your life? To…

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.

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…