Events Calendar

Events Calendar

December 2023

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Nov 26 – Dec 18, 2023

Boyd Elementary Holiday Shop

Help our Boyd Elementary students make the holidays special for their families by donating gifts to their Holiday Shop. Boyd students are able to earn shopping tickets; students are then taken through the store to shop for their parent or another adult.
Dec 3 – 24, 2023

Send Hope Christmas

We need your help to shop for Christmas presents for the children served by Send Hope.
Dec 8, 2023

ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out)

The ROMEOs invite all men seeking friendship and support through life’s changes to join them for breakfast each week at the breakfast buffet in the Hilton Garden Suites at Highway 75 (Central Expressway) and Bethany Drive at 8:00am. Contact the church office at 972.727.8261 for more information.
Dec 9, 2023

Saturday Pickleball

Curious about pickleball or looking to play? FUMC Allen has its pickleball courts up and running.  We’ll be open for play on Mondays from 2:00pm-4:00pm, Wednesdays from 12:15pm-1:15pm, and Saturdays from 1:00pm-4:00pm. New and experienced players are welcome. We have paddles you can borrow as you get a feel for the game. To access the gym, please use the entrance doors next to the covered walkway on the east side of the building. If you have any questions, please contact…
Dec 10, 2023

Christmas Bake Sale

Let us help you with your holiday baking this year and you can help us send a kid to camp this summer. Our Christmas Bake Sale is Sunday, December 10, from 8:00am to 12:15pm in the FUMC Allen atrium. All proceeds of the sale support youth and children attending Bridgeport Camp this summer. Our goal is to raise $5,000 at our bake sale so that we can help send 50 children and youth to camp.  COOKS AND BAKERS! We need…
Dec 10, 2023

The Table

The Table is a modern service specifically designed for contemporary, casual, and intimate worship. At The Table, participants honor God with music, prayer, and a weekly message from the pastor, The Table is for ALL AGES. The order of worship includes a children’s time and communion each week. The service starts at 8:30am and concludes at 9:30am and is live streamed on our Facebook page and You Tube channel. Nursery Nursery care is available during The Table for infants and…
Dec 10, 2023

Advent Worship Series: Preparing The Way

Advent Worship SeriesPreparing The WayAdvent and the Message of John The BaptistSundays November 27-December 178:30am & 11:00amFUMC Allen Adam Hamilton’s book about John the Baptist, Prepare the Way for the Lord, is available for purchase in Missions Cafe. If you are interested in reading along as we continue this Advent series, you can pick one up on Sunday morning. If you cannot be here on Sunday, contact Adam Lubbers, SUN NOV 26FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENTPREPARING THE WAYA PEOPLE PREPARED…
Dec 10, 2023

Sunday Morning Nursery

  Our nursery is a wonderful place for families to find care for their youngest members during worship and special events. Our nursery staff is background checked and trained in CPR and first aid.  On Sunday mornings, we’ll share an age- appropriate Bible lesson. Nursery care is provided during all worship services (including holidays). We also have a private nursing space for moms and their little ones. We also offer a preschool Sunday school for children 2 years old through pre-Kindergarten. …
Dec 10, 2023

Sunday Worship Services

Worship at FUMC Allen THE TABLE The Table is a modern service specifically designed for contemporary, casual, and intimate worship. Participants will honor God with music, prayer, and a weekly message from the pastor, The Table is for ALL AGES. The order of worship includes a children’s time and communion every week. The service starts at 8:30am and concludes at 9:30am and is live streamed on our Facebook page and You Tube channel. Traditional Worship At 11:00am, we offer a…
Dec 10, 2023

Youth Sunday School

“I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged! I am the Lord your God, and I will be there to help you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 During our Sunday morning class, we teach Bible truths and integrate those into our lives through discussion and study of scripture. We offer classes for grades 7-12 are designed to challenge, equip, and engage students in their discipleship journey. Contact Youth Director Ed Whipple for more information.
Dec 10, 2023

Adult Sunday School

First United Methodist of Allen’s Sunday small groups (a.k.a. Sunday school) are groups of adults with similar interests, gathering together for fellowship, to learn more about the Bible and their faith, and to grow in that faith through sharing with one another. Some class members might be brand new to this church, new to the Methodist church, or new to the Christian faith. Some may be further along in their faith journey.  Since you are already at church for worship,…
Dec 10, 2023

The Redemption of Scrooge

Advent Study: The Redemption of ScroogeSundays November 26-December 179:45am-10:45amUpper Room Chapel Is redemption possible for Ebenezer Scrooge? Pastor and author Matt Rawle believes so as he discovers the teachings of Jesus in the words of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Rawle dives deep into the dark, sad, greedy world of Scrooge and discovers a man in dire need of a second chance. Along with Scrooge, we meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future and in the process…
Dec 10, 2023

Preschool Sunday School

FUMC Allen offers a preschool Sunday school for children 2 years old through pre-kindergarten in the nursery hallway near the Children’s Wing. Classes are held at 9:45am each Sunday.  Children enjoy crafts, snacks, videos, and stories that help them learn that God created them and God loves them. For more information, contact Addie Faille,
Dec 10, 2023

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School meets on Sundays at 9:45am in the Children’s Wing. We will continue to post our Online Experience videos on YouTube for families who wish to follow the lessons at home or watch the lessons again. If you have any questions, contact Addie Faille, Children’s Online Experience Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get notifications when we premiere each week’s video for our First Kids. Click this link to subscribe.
Dec 10, 2023


Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming his or her baptismal vows before the congregation.
Dec 10, 2023

On Deck Fifth Grade Sunday School

On Deck On Deck is our fifth grade Sunday School program at FUMC Allen. We’ve designed On Deck as a fun year of learning and fellowship for our students as they complete their last year before sixth grade Confirmation! On Deck officially begins September 11. We’ve structured the curriculum and activities to serve as a transition to our 6th grade Confirmation program. All fifth graders who attend our church are welcome to participate. We meet every Sunday morning at 9:45am in…
Dec 10, 2023

Traditional Worship

Our Traditional Worship features the great hymns of our faith and choral music by the Chancel Choir accompanied by our orchestra and organ.
Dec 10, 2023

Disciple Bible Study Fast Track

Disciple Bible Study Fast  Track: A 24 Week Study of the Bible Sundays 3:00pm-4:30pm S208 Rev. Maxie Moore, facilitator Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Fast Track groups meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily in…
Dec 10, 2023

Christmas Concert

Program Praise Band Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Wesley, Mendelssohn, Brewster, arr. Galbraith) Gloria (Let There Be Peace) (Stevens, Maher, Popadic, arr. Galbraith)My Soul Magnifies the Lord (Tomlin and Carson, arr. Wasson) CARILLON Handbell Choir Good Christian Folk, Rejoice (Trad. German Carol, arr. McChesney)Away in a Manger (Kirkpatrick, arr. McChesney)Carol of the Bells (Based on Carol Mykolo Leontovich, arr. McChesney) OFFERTORY Rev Josh Esparza DARING Youth Choir O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Sleeth, arr. Marshall)Advent Noel (Page and Shafferman) INTERMISSION…
Dec 11, 2023

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga uses chairs and props for balance and stability. The class is open to all, but designed to bring the benefits of yoga to those who have difficulty getting up and down off of the floor, are recovering from injury, or have other physical limitations. Participants do not need to bring a mat.
Dec 11, 2023

Ladies Monday Lunch

Women of retirement age(ish) are invited to join Rev Maxie Moore and others on the courtyard or in the atrium, depending on the weather, each Monday from 11:45am-12:45pm for lunch. Bring your own lunch and drinks.  We’ll stay on the patio if the weather is good; if it’s too hot or raining, we’ll move into the atrium.   Each gathering will open and close with prayer.   If you want to join us, please email Rev Maxie Moore, This…
Dec 11, 2023

Monday Pickleball

FUMC Allen has its pickleball courts up and running.  We’ll be open for play on Mondays from 2:00pm-4:00pm and Wednesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Dec 11, 2023

Yoga Flow and Stretch

Flow & STRETCHMONdays6:00pm-7:00pmYouth Activity Center Yoga is for EVERY body.whatever your beliefs…regardless of your body type and abilities…whatever your age or gender…wherever your path is leading you. Yoga Flow is a gentle yoga class for participants who can get up and down off of the floor.  The class combines yoga poses with gentle stretching. Please bring your own yoga mat.  To schedule, go to and click on the Schedule a Class tab. Questions? Contact Liz Stubbs,
Dec 11, 2023

Folk Gospel Jam

oin us for an open jam session where musicians of all abilities can enjoy making music together. These gatherings on Mondays begin on May 2, from 7:00pm-9:00pm in the FUMC Allen Atrium or in the Courtyard a
Dec 12, 2023

Men’s Bible Study

This group of men meet each week to discuss the scripture for Sunday’s upcoming sermon. Several of the men are meeting in person in S207/211, but a few are joining virtually by phone or video. You are welcome to join the group either way. Contact Billy Robinson for link and password if you want to join by ZOOM.  
Dec 12, 2023

Grieving Hearts Group

This grief suport group is for anyone dealing with the death of a spouse.
Dec 12, 2023

Game Day

Come play “Mexican Train” dominos at our bi-monthly game day at FUMC Allen. Invite a friend and join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room from 1:30pm-4:30pm. We will play on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Contact Rev. Maxie Moore for more information.
Dec 13, 2023

Men Talking

This group of senior men meet every Wednesday at 10:00am in the FUMC Allen Community room for a time of talking, sharing, and support. For more information, contact Rev. Maxie Moore,
Dec 13, 2023

Wednesday Pickleball

Curious about pickle ball or looking to play? Join FUMC Allen as we get our pickle ball courts running. 
Dec 13, 2023

Advent Craft Night

Celebrate the Christmas season and create a fun family tradition by decorating a gingerbread house with your friends at FUMC Allen.
Dec 13, 2023

In Beat With God Children’s Percussion Group

In Beat With God (IBWG) Children’s Percussion Group, grades 2-6, performs regularly in Sunday worship services at FUMC Allen. They meet for rehearsals on Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 6:00pm in the Children’s Assembly Area (C170) with director Karen O’Connor. This group provides a unique opportunity for your child or grandchild to connect with other children in creating, learning and playing coordinated rhythm patterns.  The group utilizes percussion instruments, such as bongos, hand drums, claves, tapping sticks, shakers, maracas, hand cymbals,…
Dec 13, 2023

Children’s Choir

Joyful Noise Children’s Choir WednesdayS6:00pm-6:30pmC170 (Children’s Assembly) Children in kindergarten through sixth grade! Come make a joyful noise and sing praises to our Lord with our children’s choir, Joyful Noise. Rehearsals begin on October 18 at 6:00pm in the Children’s Assembly area at FUMC Allen. Mike Link, director of Music Ministry, is our choir director with support from Addie Faille, director of Children’s Ministry. We sing in worship on Sunday, November 12, with more dates in the spring. On December 13,…
Dec 13, 2023

Chancel Choir Rehearsal

The FUMC Allen Chancel Choir leads the music each week in our Sunday 11:00am traditional worship service.
Dec 14, 2023

Collin County Legal Aid Clinic

The Legal Aid Clinic provides the opportunity for low-income individuals to meet with attorneys and paralegals regarding critical civil legal problems on a pro-bono basis.
Dec 17, 2023

Meet The Hosacks

Lauren and Stephen Hosack are two missionaries supported by FUMC Allen who live and work as the directors of the House of Hope in Puerto Lempira, Honduras. They found their calling into mission work while teenagers at FUMC Allen after traveling to Honduras through the ministry of Send Hope, founded by church member Dr. Tom Brian. They have lived in Puerto Lempira since 2015 as they care for 35-45 children, many of whom are partially disabled, abused, neglected, and/or malnourished…
Dec 17, 2023

Carols, Cookies, and Cocoa

Carols, Cookies, and CocoaSunday December 174:00pmFellowship Hall Carols, Cookies, and Cocoa is a Christmas program presented by the Joyful Noise Children’s Choir of First United Methodist Church of Allen. Our children will sing carols and present a brief history behind each song. FUMC Allen’s percussion ensemble, In Beat With God, and piano will accompany the carols We’ll meet in the Fellowship Hall at the church at 4:00pm and share cookies and cocoa after the performance.. This event is free, and…
Dec 17, 2023

Carillon Bells

If you enjoy ringing handbells in worship, this musical group is for you. The Carillon Bells Handbell Choir plays once a month in Sunday worship  at the 11:00am services. In 2023, they’ll perform on December 10 for a church-wide Christmas concert s well as at the 6:00pm Traditional Christmas service. Both adult and youth ringers are welcome to join. Contact Music Minister Mike Link  for more information.
Dec 19, 2023

Holiday Shop Personal Shopper

CHildren’s advocacy Center of Collin CountyHoliday Shop Personal ShopperDecember 19  The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County needs personal shoppers for their annual Holiday Shop. The Holiday Shop is a place where caregivers are given the chance to “shop” for their children at no charge, allowing them the joy of presenting their children with holiday gifts. CACCC partners volunteer personal shoppers with client families to serve as a friendly face and connect with new friends as they shop. Volunteers must…
Dec 20, 2023

Youth Wednesday Bible Study

Mid-week Bible Study encourages and fuels students in their relationship with God through scripture.  During the year, we focus on specific books of the Bible as well as religious and theological topics and faith practices. FUMC Allen’s Youth Ministry desires to minister to all students and families. To this end, we have created different pathways of ministry for students to connect. Contact Youth Director Ed Whipple for more information. “I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or…
Dec 21, 2023

XYZ (Extra Years of Zest)

XYZ SENIOR ADULTSTHIRD THURSDAYS11:30am-1:00pmfUMC Allen Fellowship Hall Join the XYZ Senior Adults for a lunch of turkey, ham, and all the fixings plus dessert and drinks ($5 per person) as we welcome our special guest, Mike Link, presenting a Christmas musical program. If you plan to attend, please e-mail Zoe Dearing or call her at 214.264.2761 to leave a message. RSVP deadline is Sunday, December 17.
Dec 24, 2023

Christmas Eve Family Worship

Christmas Eve Family WorshipSunday December 24 202311:00amFUMC Allen Sanctuary First United Methodist Church of Allen invites you to a family-friendly Christmas Eve worship service with carols, candlelight, and communion on Sunday, December 24, at 11:00am in the FUMC Allen sanctuary. Our children will illustrate for us the story of the nativity as we create a manger scene together. All children are welcome to participate. FUMC Allen’s Praise Team will lead us with singing our favorite carols in a contemporary fashion.…
Dec 24, 2023

Christmas Eve Traditional Worship

Join us in the FUMC Allen sanctuary for a traditional Christmas Eve worship service on December 24 at 6:00pm. This service features the classic hymns of the season performed by the FUMC Allen Chancel Choir.
Dec 24, 2023

Christmas Vigil

The service will include lessons, carols, prayer, and time for contemplation. We’ll share communion, and process to the courtyard to light candles and welcome the Christ Child with a chorus of Silent Night.
Jan 6, 2024

A Service of Light and Healing

For many people, the holidays and a new year does not bring with it the joy and excitement advertised on television or in greeting cards.   Many in our community have experienced significant challenges, health issues, or personal loss this past year. If you or someone you know is experiencing a hardship at this time of year, please consider attending our Service of Light and Healing at 4:00pm on Saturday, January 6, in the Youth Wing. We’ll have music, scripture, prayers…