Events Calendar

Events Calendar

December 2022

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Nov 27 – Dec 11, 2022

Poinsettias for ACO

POINSETTIAS FOR ACO Help us adorn our sanctuary with poinsettias with a dedication in honor or memory of a loved one.  We’ll be taking orders online from November 27-December 11, and proceeds benefit Allen Community Outreach Food Pantry. Cost of each donation/dedication is $20. All donations and dedications MUST BE RECEIVED by Sunday, December 11. You can place your order and submit your dedications in one of the following ways: Pick up an order envelope from the pew backs at…
Nov 28 – Dec 16, 2022

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 4 – 24, 2022

Send Hope Christmas

We need your help to shop for Christmas presents for the children served by Send Hope.
Dec 9, 2022

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 10, 2022

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 1:00pm-3:00pm, Wednesdays from 9:00am-1:00pm, 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 11, 2022

Bake Sale

FUMC Allen’s United Women in Faith needs your donations of homemade baked goods and frozen casseroles for this year’s Bake Sale fundraiser.
Dec 11, 2022

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 11, 2022

Advent Worship Series: Surprised By Christmas

Advent Worship SeriesSuRprised By ChristmasSundays November 27-December 188:30am & 11:00amFUMC Allen November 27 2022 First Sunday of Advent“Surprised by Hope” Prophets and Herod Micah 5:2 Matthew 2:1-8Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching December 4 2022Second Sunday of Advent“Surprised by Love” Zechariah and Elizabeth Luke 1: 5-20Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching December 11 2022 Third Sunday of Advent“Surprised by Peace” Mary and Joseph Luke 1: 26-38 Matthew 1: 18-25Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching December 18 2022 Fourth Sunday of Advent“Surprised by Joy”…
Dec 11, 2022

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 11, 2022

Blood Drive

Carter Blood DriveSunday December 119:00am-2:00pmSouthEast Parking Lot Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood forsurgeries, cancer treatments, childbirth, anemia, serious injuries,blood disorders, and more. Your generous donation can make adifference to millions of Americans—including people in our owncommunity. Hosting blood drives is one of the many ways our churchmakes an immediate impact in our community! To schedule a donation appointment, click on the REGISTER link above.
Dec 11, 2022

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 11, 2022

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 11, 2022

Advent Study: The Angels of Christmas

During this season of Advent, Rev. Brian McPherson will be taking us deeper into The Angels of Christmas: Hearing God’s Voice in Advent, Rev Susan Robb’s newest book that explores the four angelic visits surrounding the birth of Jesus.
Dec 11, 2022

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.
Dec 11, 2022

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 Ms Dana or Ms Martine 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 11, 2022


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 11, 2022

Special Kids Sunday School

a great place for children who need a little extra care The Treehouse Room is a safe, friendly, understanding, flexible alternative to the Sunday school classroom for elementary age children with special needs. Our Special Kids Ministry focuses on creating a space for each child to learn that God loves them. Families can attend church or Sunday school while caring adults and youth spend quality time with their child who needs an accommodating environment or one-to-one assistance in attending an age-appropriate…
Dec 11, 2022

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 11, 2022

Rutter Gloria

FUMC Allen’s Chancel Choir, DARING Youth Choir, organist, and orchestra are pleased to present John Rutter’s “Gloria,” a musical setting of the Latin “Gloria.” John Rutter‘s composed the “Gloria” in 1974. He structured the text in three movements and scored it for choir, brass, percussion, and organ. The work has been recorded several times and has enjoyed success over the years. It was last performed at FUMC Allen in December 2017. The choirs and orchestra will present an encore performance of the…
Dec 11, 2022

Worship Readiness

Worship Readiness is a class designed to help our youngest disciples learn why we do some of the things we do in church and how to understand and participate in worship.
Dec 11, 2022

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 11, 2022

DARING Music Ministry

If you are in grades 7 through 12, FUMC Allen’s Music Ministry has a place for you! DARING Ministry, our youth music program, offers opportunities for choir, orchestra, and tech.  Each year, our group assists in leading worship, prepares a musical each year, and goes on tour.  A typical Sunday afternoon schedule looks like this: 3:00pm-4:00pm: DARING orchestra meets in the choir room (S202) 3:00pm-5:00pm: DARING Technical Team meets in a location yet to be determined 4:00pm-5:00pm: DARING choir meets…
Dec 11, 2022

Joy to the World: A Christmas Spectacular

Joy to the World: A Christmas SpectacularSunday December 115:00PM Covered Dish SupperFellowship Hall5:45PM Christmas ConcertSanctuary The Music Ministry ensembles of FUMC Allen invite you to bring a covered dish to share and join us for a Christmas musical spectacular we call “Joy To The World!” The evening starts in Fellowship Hall for a time of sharing a meal together. Then we’ll move into the sanctuary for a time of holiday musical favorites ranging from the secular to the sacred. This…
Dec 11, 2022

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 addition, they present a handbell concert on Christmas Eve and attend a handbell festival in the new year. In 2022, they’ll also perform on December 11 for a church-wide Christmas musical event. Both adult and youth ringers are welcome to join. Contact Music Minister Rusty King  for more information.
Dec 11, 2022

Youth Fellowship

FUMC Allen’s Youth Ministry desires to minister to all students and families. We have created different pathways of ministry for students to connect. On Sunday evenings, our youth come together to connect with God and one another through fellowship, food, games, worship, and small group. Sometimes we go off-site so be sure to subscribe to our Youth Ministry Newsletter for the most up to date information. Contact Youth Director Ed Whipple to get on the mailing list. “I’ve commanded you…
Dec 12, 2022

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 12, 2022

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 12, 2022

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 12, 2022

Yoga Flow (Evening)

Yoga FlowMONdays6:00pm-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 12, 2022

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 13, 2022

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 13, 2022

Grieving Hearts Group

This grief suport group is for anyone dealing with the death of a spouse.
Dec 14, 2022

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 14, 2022

Ruth Circle

The Ruth Circle group come together each month to enjoy programs, share food, pray over concerns, and support missions that touch the lives of girls and women. Contact Rev Maxie Moore for more information.
Dec 14, 2022

Wednesday PIckleball

Curious about pickle ball or looking to play? Join FUMC Allen as we get our pickle ball courts running. 
Dec 14, 2022

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 5:00pm to 5:45pm 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 14, 2022

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 14, 2022

Children’s Choir

Joyful Noise Children’s Choir WednesdayS5:45pm-6:30pmC170 (Children’s Assembly) Children in kindergarten through sixth grade! Come make a joyful noise and sing praises to our Lord. Addie Faille is our choir director with Betty Matthews as our accompanist. We have plans to sing in worship during the winter and spring and wrap up our season in May. Contact Rev Rusty King at to learn more.  
Dec 14, 2022

Chancel Choir Rehearsal

The FUMC Allen Chancel Choir leads the music each week in our Sunday 11:00am traditional worship service.
Dec 14, 2022

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 15, 2022

XYZ (Extra Years of Zest)

XYZ SENIOR ADULTSTHIRD THURSDAYS11:30am-1:00pmFELLOWSHIP HALL At the December XYZ Luncheon, we welcome our special guest, Jackie Payne, who will sing our favorite Christmas songs and lead us in a sing-a-long. The menu is baked potato bar, salad, dessert and drinks. $5 per person RSVP to JoAnn Garlington by December 12.
Dec 15, 2022

Out to Dinner Bunch

The Out to Dinner Bunch is a women’s social group that meets the third Tuesday of each month to share a meal and fellowship at a local restaurant. Contact Rev Maxie Moore for more information.
Dec 18, 2022

Blue Christmas

To help you cope with loss and grief during this holiday season, we invite you to join us for a Blue Christmas service on Sunday, December 18, at 3:00pm. This special time will be a safe place to share or just listen and be quiet.
Dec 24, 2022

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, 2022

Christmas Eve in the Courtyard

We invite you to join us at First United Methodist Church of Allen for a unique Christmas Eve worship experience: Christmas Eve in the Courtyard.
Dec 24, 2022

Christmas Eve at The Table

Christmas Eve At The TableSATURday December 24 20228:00pmFUMC Allen Sanctuary Join us in the FUMC Allen sanctuary for a modern Christmas Eve worship service on Saturday, December 24, at 8:00pm. This service features contemporary Christmas music and favorite carols performed by FUMC Allen’s worship team. We will celebrate the birth of the Christ child with communion and candlelight. Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch brings us the Word from Luke 2:1-20.
Dec 24, 2022

Christmas Eve Handbell Concert

FUMC Allen’s Carillon Handbells present a holiday concert of favorite carols as a musical prelude to the 11;00pm Lessons and Carols worship service.
Dec 24, 2022

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.
Dec 25, 2022

Christmas Day

Christmas Day DevotionalSUNDAY December 25 20226:00am Watch your social media or your email on Christmas Day when our Christmas Day Devotional & Storytime video drops on YouTube, Facebook, and on this page at 6:00am. Pastor Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch will read to us Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck. Enjoy this special gift from us to you and your family.