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Holiday Challenge

What is the Holiday Challenge? We are a community that puts faith into action, and serving is an integral part of living as a follower of Jesus Christ. Our Holiday Challenge invites us to be the hands and heart of God in the world even when our folks around us are focused on self-indulgence. Below, we’ve provided information on all of our Holiday Challenge projects. We hope you’ll find the right opportunity for you to serve. Event dates range from…

Why I Participate in Feed Our Neighbors…

Why I participate in Feed our Neighbors and what I have learned in the process by Kim Stepniak As part of an ongoing effort to build bridges between our communities, the Islamic Association of Allen has invited FUMC Allen to join in preparing sandwiches and assembling meals for the homeless. Serving side by side, we pack around 500 meals on the fourth Saturday of each month. Each meal includes a turkey sandwich, water, fruit, and snack items. Feed Our Neighbors…

Communion Offerings: General Missions Fund

Every first Sunday of the month, when we come to receive communion in worship, we have the opportunity to give to one of our special mission offerings. The recipients vary from Send Hope, working with children and families in Honduras, to Project Transformation, impacting the lives of students in North Texas and lots of things in between. But every so often, there’s a mission offering designated for “general missions.” This sounds a little vague, but your gift to our general…

Change The World Allen Volunteer Opportunities

UPDATE APril 18 2019 The Change The World team still needs care coordinators for various home repair and yard work projects.  Volunteer now to be in relationship with those for whom we are providing assistance. You’ll deliver lunch to the workers, help the project leader with home assessment, and pray for a new friend!  Come spread your WINGS and volunteer now to take flight through your commitment to serve others.  Email Ruth Swingle or call her at 972.727.8261, x106. Change…

Holiday Challenge 2018: Missions Update

  Allen Community Outreach We partnered with ACO for the Thanksgiving and Christmas distributions, hosting onsite storage, sorting, and distribution. Details to come. Habitat for Humanity Along with Methodists around the area, we built a home for Ede Tutt and her children, 7 year old Odianosen and 3 year old Tiyosayi Esekhile. Besides being a busy mom, Ede works full-time as a nursing assistant at a local nursing home and is studying to become a certified phlebotomist. Ede’s father, Tony…

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…

Holiday Challenge 2018

Serving is an integral part of living as a follower of Jesus Christ. Our Holiday Challenge invites us to be the hands and heart of God in the world even when our folks around us are focused on self-indulgence. Check out the information below to find the right opportunity for you to serve. The events are listed alphabetically, but dates range from October 21 to December 23. We are a community that puts faith into action. Allen Community Outreach HOLIDAY…

Change 4 Change

  On Sunday, March 25, we challenged you to bring your loose change to worship and drop it into the offering plate. To date, we have  collected $500.01 in loose change to support missions! All of your coin offerings–quarters, nickels, dimes, half dollars–donated during the 8:15am, 9:30am and 11:00am Sunday morning worship services will be allocated to support the many church activities related to missions. At last count, our church collects approximately $26 in coin offerings per calendar quarter, resulting…

Ruth Circle

  Meet in the West parking lot of the church at 10:30am to carpool to the Chocolate Angel in Plano for lunch. Bring your shoe boxes for Hope’s Door! Contact Phyllis Eix .

Change the World: Kids Against Hunger

During Change The World Weekend, Kids Against Hunger hosts a 3-day food packaging event in the gym at First United Methodist Church of Allen. Volunteers of all ages can help assemble packages of highly nutritious vitamin-fortified meals that will be sent to children in Honduras. We’ll have shifts available at the following times. You can click on any link to register. Friday 4 – 6 PM Setup Saturday 9 AM – 10:30 AM Saturday 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday…

Change The World Allen

More than 100,000 residents live in Allen, Fairview, and Lucas, Texas. Can you imagine the impact that would be felt if 10 percent of our neighbors came together to make a difference? We would create a tidal wave of charity that might just change the world. Change the World Allen’s annual weekend of service returns to the Allen/Fairview/Lucas area on May 18-20, 2018. With more than 100,000 residents in Allen, Fairview, and Lucas, can you imagine the results we would…
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