Events Calendar

Events Calendar

September 2019

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Events

Sep 16, 2019

Bible Study: Determined

Determined: LIving LIke Jesus in Every Moment Women’s Bible Study of the Book of Luke
Sep 16, 2019

Girls Volleyball League

FUMC Allen’s 4:7 Sports has teamed up with First Baptist Church of McKinney to host a fall volleyball league for girls in grades 1-5. Practices begin on Monday, August 19, with games on Thursday nights at First Baptist Church of McKinney, 1615 W Louisiana St, McKinney, TX 75069. To register or for more information, email Matt Cobb, mattc@fumcallen.org.
Sep 17, 2019

Men’s Bible Study

A group of men who meet each week to discuss the scripture for Sunday’s upcoming sermon. Bruce Gray 469.964.5072 
Sep 17, 2019

Bible Study: Numbers

Melissa Spoelstra’s Numbers Say “no” to the desire for bigger, better, faster, and more. Imagine being on the verge of realizing all your dreams, but all you can focus on is how long it took to get where you are. It’s hard to relate to the story in the Book of Numbers about a group of people who wandered in the desert for forty years, unable to enter the Promised Land because of their grumbling and complaining…until we take a…
Sep 17, 2019

Grief Support Luncheons

Speakers from VNA Texas facilitate this group, which meets at FUMC Allen on the third Tuesday of each month.
Sep 17, 2019

Catalyst Youth Praise Band

Each month, the Catalyst Youth Praise Band leads the music in our Sunday 8:15am Daybreak Service. If you enjoy contemporary music and are a youth singer or instrumentalist, please contact Music Minister Rusty King for more information and to schedule an audition.  
Sep 17, 2019

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 Zoe Dearing for more information.
Sep 17, 2019

Stephen Ministry Training

What exactly is a Stephen Minister? One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People. They are there… After the phone call you hoped you’d never get. After the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you. After the relationship falls apart and the bottom falls out of your life. After the doctor says, “I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more we can do.” After the nursing home director…
Sep 17, 2019

Resonate Praise Team Rehearsal

The Resonate Praise Team leads the music in worship at our Sunday 11:00 am Contemporary Worship Service.  If you enjoy contemporary music and are an adult singer or instrumentalist, and would like to audition, contact Dawn Horton, the Resonate Praise Team Director for an audition.  If you are accepted as a part of Resonate, you be expected to be at the Tuesday rehearsal and Sunday 11:00 worship.
Sep 18, 2019

Toiletries for Kairos

Do you have hotel toiletries taking up space in your bathroom or closet? If you have a drawer, box, or shelf full of unopened/unused hotel toiletries that you need to clear away, the Women’s Craft Group wants them.  The Craft Group of FUMC Allen Women in Missions is making gift bags for the Kairos Prison Ministry and is in need of your donations.  Kairos Prison Ministry is an international lay-led Christian ministry of volunteers to bring Christ’s love and forgiveness…
Sep 18, 2019

Men Talking

Men Talking is a group of retired men who meet over coffee and donuts every Wednesday at 10:00am in the parlor. This group discusses timely topics, hears an occasional speaker, shares life experiences, reflects on the wisdom gleaned from their past experiences, discovering where God is in their midst. Contact Marvin Breeze.
Sep 18, 2019

Wednesday Night Life

Wednesday Night Life (WNL) is our mid-week boost where we reconnect with our church family, study the Word, and just have fun.
Sep 18, 2019

Wednesday Young Adult Fellowship

Join our young adults as we get together to have fun and build relationships on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted). We’ve gone bowling, played Whirlyball, or just met up for coffee. The YA Sunday school class meets every week at 11:00am in the parlor.  Fall 2019 Calendar We have several events planned for young adults this fall.  All young adults are invited to attend and bring a friend!  September 4Dinner at Café del…
Sep 18, 2019

Chancel Choir Rehearsal

The FUMC Allen Chancel Choir leads the music each week in our Sunday 9:30am traditional worship service. The choir presents a wide variety of styles and composers. If you sing in this group, you would help present major choral works at both Christmas and Easter as well as a Fall Gospel Concert.  This group travels and you would have the opportunity to join them. In 2013, the group sang Brahm’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall and in June2018, the group sang…
Sep 18, 2019

Traditional Worship Orchestra Rehearsal

Our Traditional Worship Orchestra accompanies the congregation on hymns during our Sunday 9:30am Traditional Worship Service.  On occasion, the orchestra also accompanies the choir or plays an instrumental piece.   If you are an adult or a youth who shows competencies on their instrument, you can be considered for this group.  Contact Music Minister Rusty King  for more information.
Sep 18, 2019

Bible Study: Disciple IV

Disciple IV: Under The Tree of Life Disciple IV: Under the Tree of Life is the final study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program. The study concentrates on Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation. Emphasis on the Psalms as Israel’s hymnbook and prayer book leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in the study. Present through the entire study is the sense of living toward completion – toward the climax of…
Sep 18, 2019

Bible Study: I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m LIstening)

I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening) More than ever, politics seems driven by conflict and anger. Toxic political dialogue, hate-filled rants on social media, and agenda-driven news stories have become the new norm. It’s exhausting, and it’s too much. In I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening), two working moms from opposite ends of the political spectrum contend that there is a better way. They believe that we can: Choose to respect the dignity of every person, choose to…
Sep 18, 2019

Bible Study: Moses

Adam Hamilton’s Moses Turn your reluctance into boldness by walking in the footsteps of Moses. It doesn’t get much more dramatic: rescued baby, life in the courts of Pharaoh, parting the Red Sea, leading his people out of Egypt…Moses’ life was one challenge after the next, but although he resisted God’s calling, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Join award-winning author Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the…
Sep 18, 2019

Bible Study: The Case for Faith

Lee Strobel’s The Case for Faith Doubt is familiar territory for Lee Strobel, the former atheist and award-winning author of books for skeptics and Christians. But he believes that faith and reason go hand in hand, and that Christianity is a defensible religion. In this six-session revised small group Bible study, Strobel explores the most common emotional obstacles to faith in Christ. These include the natural inclination to wrestle with faith and doubt, the troubling presence of evil and suffering in…
Sep 18, 2019

Bible Study: When God’s People Pray

Jim Cymbala’s When God’s People Pray In When God s People Pray, Jim Cymbala, pastor of Brooklyn Tabernacle, shows you and your small group truths about prayer that God has used to turn his own church from a tiny, struggling inner-city congregation into a vital, thriving community of believers who pray with passion, focus, and faith. Alycia Segner, facilitator Materials fee: $9
Sep 19, 2019

XYZ (Extra Years of Zest)

This group of 50+ senior adults meets on the third Thursday of each month in the Fellowship Hall of FUMC Allen for a meal ($5) and program.  Programs consist of educational, informative, and entertainment. RSVP for luncheon to JoAnn Garlington, jgarling@swbell.net, 972.727.1223.Questions? Contact Ruth Swingle, ruths@fumcallen.org, 972.727.8261 x106
Sep 20, 2019

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 George Moore  or the church office at 972.727.8261 for more information.
Sep 21, 2019

APT G: A Place To Go

In 2006, the Special Kids Ministry Team at FUMC Allen identified a need for a community-based program for youth and young adults in the Allen area. This fun evening for our special needs youth (and a night out for their caretakers) is a free program for youth and young adults, grades 6 and older. For our 2018-2019 season, we’ve moved to a  new space upstairs in the new youth area (Rooms CLC 206-211). Pre-registration is required so we can ensure…
Sep 22, 2019

Sunday Worship Services

FUMC allen offers three different styles of worship Daybreak Worship meets at 8:15am with a service that sets the tone for the day. The music is modern and upbeat with guitars and drum and a variety of music teams leading the worship experience. The message of Christ is authentically presented in a way that is relevant to your everyday life. The messages are meaningful and uplifting, often with a little humor thrown in. At 9:30am, our Traditional Worship features the great…
Sep 22, 2019

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.  Children…
Sep 22, 2019

Daybreak Sunday Morning Class

These 50+ 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.  
Sep 22, 2019

THIRD GRADE BIBLE SUNDAY

Each year, our third graders receive a Bible as a gift from our congregation. This year,  Bible Sunday is September 22. We’ll be presenting Bibles at all three services. If you wish for your child to receive a bible on this special day, please email April Kwan with your child’s name–as you would like it to appear in the Bible– and the worship service you will be attending with your child on Sunday, September 22.
Sep 22, 2019

Worship Series: You Asked

Sunday September 15You Asked: Does God Require Death?Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching Sunday September 22You Asked: Why Does God Allow Evil?Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching Sunday September 29You Asked: Is God Really Listening to Me?Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching Sunday October 6You Asked: Why Should I Forgive?Rev Jessica Wright, preaching
Sep 22, 2019

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Sunday School

Each week, children learn about God’s love for them through Bible reading, drama, music, and puppets in BaseCamp located on the second floor of the children’s wing. Contact Children’s Director Mary Freeman for more information.
Sep 22, 2019

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…
Sep 22, 2019

On Deck Sixth Grade Children’s Sunday School

Welcome to On Deck! On Deck is our sixth grade program at FUMC Allen that we’ve designed as a fun year of learning and fellowship for our students as they complete their last year in Children’s Ministry! All sixth graders who attend our church are welcome to participate in the On Deck program. We meet every Sunday morning at 9:30am in our new children’s building. The On Deck year begins on Sunday, August 18. We’ve structured the curriculum and activities…
Sep 22, 2019

Youth Sunday School

Bible truths are taught and integrated into our lives through discussion and study of scripture. Grade Level 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.
Sep 22, 2019

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.
Sep 22, 2019

Ages of God Sunday Morning Class

Married and single adults, ages 30-50 on a journey through the Bible, searching for direction in life as they study together. They read the Bible to understand what it says, what it means, and how we should respond.
Sep 22, 2019

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 of couples focuses on issues faced in life and how the Bible relates to these issues
Sep 22, 2019

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.
Sep 22, 2019

Golden Girls Sunday Morning Class

The Golden Girls study God’s word and its practical application for daily living as women in the world today.
Sep 22, 2019

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.
Sep 22, 2019

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.
Sep 22, 2019

Wellspring Sunday Morning Class

While this class of age 25+ adults is mostly parents of children from birth to 6th grade, all are welcome to join. This class uses a variety of studies in order to grow as Christians.
Sep 22, 2019

Women Unplugged Sunday Morning Class

Women Unplugged, ages 30-70, 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.
Sep 22, 2019

Faith Builders Sunday Morning Class

This informal group meets each week to grow closer to God and closer to one another. While this class is made up mostly of parents of children from late elementary school through college, all are welcome to join.  
Sep 22, 2019

Young Adult Sunday Morning Class

Our class for college-aged adults and young professionals tackles practical issues and God questions with plenty of insight and laughter along the way.
Sep 22, 2019

Cornerstone Sunday Morning Class

This lively group of married and single adults in their 30s-50s 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.
Sep 22, 2019

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.
Sep 22, 2019

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.
Sep 22, 2019

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.
Sep 22, 2019

Tea and Thee Sunday Morning Class

Woman of all ages come together for scripture-based studies and stimulating discussions. We use our time together to guide us as we grow in our faith, all while enjoying a cup of tea! (Coffee acceptable).
Sep 22, 2019

Ringing 4 Jesus Handbell Choir

Ringing 4 Jesus Handbell Choir, grades 2-8 and beginner adults, provides an opportunity to connect with other ringers and create beautiful music with bells. The group performs frequently in Sunday worship services at FUMC Allen during the school year.  They meet on Sundays during the school year from 2:00pm to 3:00pm in S207/211. Contact Ringing 4 Jesus Director to learn more.
Sep 22, 2019

Daybreak Choir Rehearsal

The FUMC Allen Daybreak Choir leads the music the first Sunday each month at the 8:15am Daybreak worship service, singing a variety of contemporary songs. If you would like to sing with them, contact Rusty King.
Sep 22, 2019

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 3:00pm to 4:00pm 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,…
Sep 22, 2019

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 nine Sundays a year in 8:15am and 9:30am 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…
Sep 22, 2019

Bible Study: Sermon On The Mount

Sermon on the Mount Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like. Both practical and profound, the sermon asks of us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? What is the nature of…
Sep 22, 2019

Project Praise Children’s Choir

The FUMC Allen Project Praise Children’s Choir, grades K-6, helps children connect with one another to nurture their understanding of God and equip them to worship.  Project Praise sings frequently in our worship services and share their gifts with the elderly in assisted living and nursing facilities. Project Praise also performs a musical each year in May.  If you have a child or grandchild who loves to sing, this group is for them!  Contact the Project Praise Director for more information.
Sep 22, 2019

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 nine Sundays a year in 8:15am and 9:30am Sunday worship sevices.  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…
Sep 22, 2019

Youth Fellowship

On Sunday evening, our youth come together to connect with God and one another through fellowship, food, games, worship, and small group. All sixth through twelfth grade students are welcome to join us as we examine a different topic that affects our lives. 5:00pm Snack Supper (bring $5) 5:30pm Worship 6:00pm Small Groups 6:30pm Games 7:00pm Departure
Sep 22, 2019

Carillon Bells

If you enjoy ringing handbells in worship then this group is for you. The Carillon Bells Adult Handbell Choir plays once a month in worship on Sunday at the 8:15am and 9:30am services. In addition, they attend a handbell festival each spring. Contact Music Minister Rusty King  for more information.
Sep 24, 2019

Women of the Word (WOW)

This ladies’ group meets at a local restaurant on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September-June, for fellowship and support. Contact Susan Hale.
Sep 25, 2019

Women’s Craft Group

This craft group is for all interested in making crafts. Join us for fun, good coffee, and fellowship! Contact Sarah Foerster  469.795.9353 for more information.
Sep 25, 2019

Rebuilding LIfe Widow Support Group

A group of ladies who have lost their spouses and share in supporting one another. Rebuilding Life meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Contact Charlean Grobe.
Sep 27, 2019

Game Day Tailgate Party

Tailgating is an awesome way to be visible in the community! We hope you will come by each home game and meet us at the northwest corner of Rivercrest and Station Park Dr between 5:45pm and 6:45pm for some good fellowship, a treat, and a cold bottle of water. For the first home game on August 30, the first 100 members/guests that stop by will be treated to a ice pop from Frios! We need hosts to help us with…
Sep 28, 2019

Feed Your Neighbor

Every fourth Saturday of the month, members from FUMC Allen serve with members of the Islamic Association of Allen to prepare approximately 500 meals for the homeless. We meet at 9:30am at the IAA (909 Allen Central Drive, Allen) to pack turkey sandwiches, water, fruit, and snack items as individual lunches. This project typically takes only an hour and anyone who can make a sandwich is welcome, roughly age 5 and up. If you come to work, just plan to…
Sep 28, 2019

Senior Adult Game Night

This group meets every second and fourth Saturdays at 6:30pm in the church parlor for fun, Christian fellowship, and a variety of games (Mexican train in particular). Contact Rev. Maxie Moore for more information.
Sep 29, 2019

Town Hall Meeting

Join us for a light lunch as our building committee presents their final report and next steps.
Sep 30, 2019

Touching LIves in College Packaging Event

On Monday, September 30, at 7:00pm, FUMC Allen’s college student support team, Touching Lives in College, comes together in the Children’s Wing for our first care package assembly of the new college year! If this is your first time as a college parent, TLC is an FUMC Allen care group that shares love and support with our college students while they are in school.  We send two care packages a year–fall and spring–and two notes with gift cards near exam…
Oct 1, 2019

Grieving Hearts Group

FUMC Allen hosts a variety of on-site grief support programs presented by the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice. These programs are free and open to adults from our community. Child care is not provided. Grieving Hearts is a monthly support group for anyone grieving the death of their spouse. Meetings are usually the first Tuesday of each month: August 6, September 3, and October 1 When coming for the first time, please RSVP two business days (24 hours) in advance. …