Events Calendar

Events Calendar

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Events

Nov 21 – Dec 5, 2021

Streetside Showers Collection

Streetside Showers provides mobile hot showers and personal hygiene care to those in need. They are currently offering services in six cities in North Texas.
Nov 28 – Dec 12, 2021

Poinsettias for ACO

POINSETTIAS FOR ACO Help us adorn our sanctuary with poinsettias with a dedication in honor or memory of a loved one. Proceeds benefit Allen Community Outreach Food Pantry. We’ll be taking orders online from November 28-December 12. Cost of each donation/dedication is $20. All donations and dedications MUST BE RECEIVED by Sunday, December 12. You can place your order and submit your dedications in one of the following ways: Click the REGISTER button above to submit and pay for your…
Nov 28 – Dec 24, 2021

Diapers for Baby Jesus

In honor of the birth of Jesus, the baby born to save us all, FUMC Allen is collecting diapers, specifically sizes 3/4/5, to benefit The Samaritan Inn.
Nov 28 – Dec 19, 2021

Send Hope Christmas Gifts

We need your help to shop for Christmas presents for the children served by Send Hope.
Dec 2 – 15, 2021

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 5, 2021

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 8:40am and concludes at 9:30am and is live streamed on our Facebook page and You Tube channel. Following The Table, the sanctuary will be sanitized in preparation for…
Dec 5, 2021

Youth Sunday School

Bible truths are taught and integrated 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. During the pandemic,  FUMC Allen’s Youth Ministry desires to minister to all students and families. We have created different pathways of ministry for students to connect. We will label all ministries to help students and families decide. Refer to our Risk Tolerance Levels chart  to help students…
Dec 5, 2021

Daybreak Sunday Morning Class

These age 60+ senior adults gather each week to study the bible and gain an understanding of scripture, apply it to daily life, and live this application out in the world.
Dec 5, 2021

Agape Sunday Morning Class

Married and single adults, ages 40-60, meet weekly to study God’s word and share His love. Most in this class have children in high school or older; however, all are welcome.
Dec 5, 2021

Bible 101 Sunday Morning Class

The Bible 101 Class is a group of 30-50 year old adults using a variety of studies, focusing on growing in their understanding of the Bible and the Christian faith. This group focuses on issues faced in life and how the Bible relates to these issues
Dec 5, 2021

Genesis Sunday Morning Class

This group of age 40+ couples and singles varies its studies of the Bible to understand how the Bible speaks to issues such as relationships, family and other matters of daily life.
Dec 5, 2021

Seekers Sunday Morning Class

The Seekers, adults in their 30s-50s focuses on building relationships while enjoying Christian fellowship. Married and single adults study the Bible to find guidance and strength in dealing with life experiences while living faithfully within their families, their work, and their community.
Dec 5, 2021

Sojourners Sunday Morning Class

This group of age 50+ lively seniors grows in Christ through scripture-based studies that usually last from 6 to 12 weeks. They are active in fellowship and service on a regular basis.
Dec 5, 2021

Women Unplugged Sunday Morning Class

Women Unplugged, a group of women in their 30s-70s, gather to unplug from their daily routines and the general busy-ness of life to focus on God’s Word in the Bible and its practical application for daily living as a woman in the world today, while encouraging one another in their Christian journey.
Dec 5, 2021

Cornerstone Sunday Morning Class

This lively group of married and single adults in their 30s-60s gathers for fellowship and Christian growth. Many have preschool to high school age children, though some have no children and some college and adult age children. Studies vary from books or parts of the Bible, to those that relate the Bible to various life issues.
Dec 5, 2021

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School is meeting in person at 9:45am in the Children’s Wing at FUMC Allen. 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 Susan Hale susanh@fumcallen.org or Ms. Trish, trishm@fumallen.org. Children’s Online Experience September 2021 October 2021
Dec 5, 2021

Confirmation

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 5, 2021

Harmony Sunday Morning Class

This group of mostly retired senior adults enjoys fellowship as they discuss the Bible and the many aspects the Christian life. They study a variety of biblically related topics to help them grow in their Christian faith.
Dec 5, 2021

Journey Sunday Morning Class

Singles and couples have lively discussions about the Bible and living a life of faith, while supporting one another in the Christian life.  This class frequently studies current Christian books as well as topics relevant to our faith.
Dec 5, 2021

New Beginnings Sunday Morning Class

This informal and lively class of age 50+ adults studies the Bible to relate it to life. Studies on a variety of topics usually last from 6 to 12 weeks. Many of the members of this class have adult children and grandchildren.
Dec 5, 2021

On Deck Sixth Grade Sunday School

2021-2022 On Deck class beginS August 8! All rising 5th graders will participate in On Deck as their Sunday school class. Mr. Rod Morehead will lead this group through their study of the Old and New Testaments and help them prepare for Confirmation in their 6th grade year. If you have questions about On Deck, contact Susan Hale (susanh@fumcallen.org) for more information. Welcome to On Deck! On Deck is our sixth grade program at FUMC Allen that we’ve designed as…
Dec 5, 2021

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 5, 2021

Cindy Robinson Reading Group

Join this group of women readers for a monthly book review and lively discussion. The group determines book selections at the first meeting of the year. All women of the church and community are welcome! Contact Mary Perkins  972.742.5452 for more information. Group meets the first Sunday of each month from 2:00pm-3:00pm. 2021 Reading list February 7, 2021 The Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen  by Sarah Bird4.4 Stars 416 pgsDaisy Miller March 7, 2021What is a Girl Worth?…
Dec 5, 2021

DARING Music Ministry

If you are in grades 7 through 12, FUMC Allen’s Music Ministry has a place for you! Join us as we kick off our new year for DARING Ministries on Sunday, September 12, at 4:00pm. Our youth music program offers choir, orchestra, and tech.  Each year, our groups assist in leading worship, prepare a musical each year, and go on tour.  A typical Sunday afternoon schedule looks like this: 4:00pm-5:00pm: DARING choir meets in the FUMC Allen sanctuary. 4:00pm-5:00pm: DARING…
Dec 5, 2021

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 Sundays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm in the Upper Room Chapel. 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, and xylophones. For more information,…
Dec 5, 2021

DARING Ministries Youth Choir

This talented group of 7th-12th grade youth provide inspirational music both in worship at FUMC Allen and beyond our walls on their annual DARING Ministries Choir Tour. The Daring Youth Choir sings several times a year in worship on Sundays.  The group prepares a Christian musical, such as Godspell or Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and takes it on tour in June of each year, performing in various locations throughout the U.S. If you can sing want to connect…
Dec 5, 2021

DARING Ministries Youth Orchestra

The DARING Ministries Youth Orchestra is a group of 7th-12th grade youth that accompanies the DARING Choir, providing inspirational music during Sunday worship at FUMC Allen. The group also prepares a Christian musical, such as Godspell and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, in preparation for the annual DARING Ministries Tour, performing various locations throughout the U.S. If you play an instrument and want to connect with other youth, grow in your faith, and share your instrumental gifts with others, contact Rusty…
Dec 5, 2021

Carillon Bells

If you enjoy ringing handbells in worship, this musical group is for you. The Carillon Bells Adult Handbell Choir plays once a month in worship on Sunday at the 8:40am and 11:00am services. In addition, they attend a handbell festival each spring and present a handbell concert on Christmas Eve. Contact Music Minister Rusty King  for more information.
Dec 5, 2021

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 6 – 8, 2021

Pickle Ball (Weekday)

Curious about pickle ball or looking to play? Join FUMC Allen as we get our pickle ball courts running. 
Dec 6, 2021

Yoga Flow (Morning)

Yoga Flow and Stretch is an all levels class specifically designed for those that can get up and down off of the floor. The class combines yoga poses with gentle stretching. Please bring your own yoga mat, or you can purchase a new mat during class check-in.
Dec 6, 2021

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 6, 2021

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, MaxieM@fumcallen.org. This…
Dec 6, 2021

Prayers for Peace

Join Pastor Mary Beth in the Upper Room Chapel at FUMC Allen at 6:30pm on Monday, September 13, as she joins in communion with others to pray for peace in our world.
Dec 6, 2021

Come to the Quiet

Come to the Quiet Prayer ExperienceKick-Off Saturday October 2Zoom Sessions Mondays Oct 4 & 11, Nov 8 & 22, Dec 6 & 137:00pm-8:00pm Rev Brian Hardesty-Crouch invites his FUMC Allen friends to join “Come to the Quiet,” a short-term prayer experience that meets twice a month for six one-hour online sessions. Each session include a discussion of Ruth Haley Barton’s book on silence and lessons on the art of prayer from Rev Hardesty-Crouch, a seasoned spiritual director. The experience kicks…
Dec 7, 2021

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 the Fellowship Hall, but a few are joining virtually by phone or video. You are welcome to join the group either virtually or in person. Contact Billy Robinson for link and password.  
Dec 7, 2021

Yoga Flow (Evening)

Yoga FlowTuesdays 6:00pm-7:00pmTaught by Liz Stubbs, RYT 500Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance 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 an all levels class, adaptable for participants who can get up and down off of the floor and for those who need to utilize a chair for balance and support. The class combines yoga poses with gentle stretching. Participants for the need…
Dec 8, 2021

Rebuilding LIfe Widow Support Group

This group of ladies who have lost their spouses share a meal together each month and support one another throughout the year. Rebuilding Life typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month but exceptions do occur during holiday months. Gatherings are usually over the lunch hour in the church in Fellowship Hall, atrium/ courtyard, or at a local restaurant. On December 8, the group is meeting at for lunch at Heritage Ranch. Contact Charlean Grobe or Rev Maxie Moore.
Dec 8, 2021

Chancel Choir Rehearsal

The FUMC Allen Chancel Choir leads the music each week in our Sunday 11:00am traditional worship service.
Dec 8, 2021

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. Toi 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 10, 2021

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 11, 2021

Pickle Ball (Saturday)

Curious about pickle ball or looking to play? Join FUMC Allen as we get our pickle ball courts running. 
Dec 12, 2021

Christmas Cantata

FUMC Allen’s Music Ministry presents the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 12, at 8:40am and 11:00am.  Joining the Chancel Choir will be the FUMC Allen orchestras as well younger singers from the DARING youth choir.
Dec 12, 2021

PJs and Pizza

Let us entertain your kids while you do some shopping or have a little downtime.
Dec 14, 2021

Grieving Hearts Group

This grief suport group is for anyone dealing with the death of a spouse.
Dec 16, 2021

XYZ (Extra Years of Zest)

XYZ SENIOR ADULTSTHIRD THURSDAYS11:30am-1:00pmFELLOWSHIP HALL In December, we’ll share a simple but delicious meal of baked potatoes, salad, drinks, and dessert. Cost is $5.00 per person We’ll enjoy seasonal music from some of our favorite troubadours: Rev Rusty King, Rev Brian McPherson, and Chris Brunt Masks are recommended unless you are eating/drinking To register contact JoAnn Garlington by Monday December 13 Email   jgarling@swbell.net Telephone   (972) 727-1223 (leave a message)
Dec 17, 2021

Maven Network Mentorship Program

Maven: one who is experienced or knowledgeable Are you in college, a recent college graduate, a young adult pursuing career options, or graduating from high school in 2022? Are you a working adult with an area of expertise? FUMC Allen invites you to join the Maven Network, an opportunity to provide space for college students and young adults and FUMC Allen adults to build relationships that could support and lead to a career path. Join us at 7:00pm, Friday, December…
Dec 19, 2021

Church-Wide Caroling

We invite you to join us in the FUMC Allen Fellowship Hall at 4:00pm on Sunday, December 16, for a time of fellowship and a cup of hot cocoa.
Dec 21, 2021

Blue Christmas

To help you cope with our loss, we invite you to join us for a Blue Christmas Service on Tuesday, December 21, at 6:00pm in the Upper Room Chapel. This special time will be a safe place to share or just listen and be quiet.
Dec 24, 2021

Christmas Eve at The Table

Christmas Eve At The TableFriday December 24 20214:00pmFUMC Allen Sanctuary Join us in the FUMC Allen sanctuary for a modern Christmas Eve worship service on Friday, December 24, at 4:00pm. This service features contemporary Christmas music and favorite carols performed by Resonate, FUMC Allen’s praise band. 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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

Christmas Vigil

This special Christmas Eve service at FUMC Allen features music by our Mosaic Young Adult Musicians, Daybreak Choir, and Catalyst Youth Band.
Dec 28, 2021

Stephen Ministry Supervision

FUMC Allen has a dynamic Stephen Ministry program and once trained, these care givers attend supervision sessions each month to provide group members with support, guidance, and accountability.