'worship' Tagged Posts

'worship' Tagged Posts

Coming to Worship on May 29: Stories That Changed The World

Our next worship series, “Stories That Changed The World: The Parables of Jesus” is based on some of the more familiar parables shared by Jesus. We selected these parables because they are featured in the musical Godspell, which our youth are presenting at their choir tour homecoming performance on June 6 at 7:00pm. If you are looking for some additional background on parables, watch this video by the Bible Project . This five-minute overview is a good teaching tool: Watch:…

Holy Week

Holy Week is the week of Christian observances leading to Easter Sunday. The week begins with Palm Sunday and progresses through Holy or Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. It concludes with the celebration of Easter Sunday.

Come Sing with the Choir

FUMC Allen’s Music Ministry invites all youth or adult singers to join with the Chancel Choir and DARING Youth Choir for a short-term music commitment. This year, we are preparing to sing the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah. We will present this musical offering during worship on Sunday, December 12, at 8:40am and 11:00am.  Rehearsals with Chancel Choir begin on Wednesday, October 27, from 7:30pm to 8:15pm in the FUMC Allen sanctuary. Youth can join in rehearsals on Sunday November…

Be an Agent of Change: Change Teams Now Forming

Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch and Rev Rusty King are forming Change Teams to help with the task of changing the chancel set up from The Table to the Traditional Worship service on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. Would you, your family, and/or your small group be willing to be part of the team? We need five people each week, and we hope is to develop enough of a roster of volunteers to set up a rotation schedule. Our goal is having…

FUMC Allen Premieres New Worship Schedule on November 15 2020

On Sunday November 15, 2020, FUMC Allen premieres a new worship schedule, which features the addition of a new modern service, The Table. To learn the why, the how, and the when, please watch the following video from Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch. On Sunday November 15, FUMC Allen premieres a new worship schedule, which features the addition of a new modern service, The Table. To learn the why, the how, and the when, we ask that you watch this video,…

Home with Christ: Advent/Christmas 2020

Advent/Christmas 2020 Home With Christ “Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.” John 15:4 (MSG) On November 29, we begin our Advent waiting. Christmas songs on the radio will sing that there is no place like home for the holidays, but this year,…

COVID-19 Update August 28 2020

On Sunday, August 23, our building reopened to small groups, educational groups, Playday teachers, and gym rentals. On Sunday August 30, we begin practicing our worship procedures in anticipation of re-opening our sanctuary to worship on Sunday September 13, at 11:00am. Because we are still in a pandemic world, things will look and feel different than they were in early March 2020. Your staff has been working diligently to help us ease back into a “new normal” of worshiping, meeting,…

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

FUMC Allen wants to know your thoughts and concerns about returning to on-campus worship and other activities as our government authorities begin to loosen restrictions on public gatherings. Click HERE or on the image above to answer a brief confidential survey. We’ll consider your responses as we move toward re-opening the church over the coming months.

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…

Lenten Worship Series

How do we walk with Christ—daily follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him? In the Gospels, Jesus modeled for us the Christian spiritual life. The apostles taught it in their writings. And the Church has, through the last 2,000 years, sought to pursue this Christian spiritual life. We’ve based this year’s Lenten worship series on Adam Hamilton’s book, The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life. In The Walk, Adam Hamilton focuses on five essential spiritual practices…