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…
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Golden Girls study God’s word and its practical application for daily living as women in the world today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our class for college-aged adults and young professionals tackles practical issues and God questions with plenty of insight and laughter along the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
Determined: LIving LIke Jesus in Every Moment Women’s Bible Study of the Book of Luke
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group of men who meet each week to discuss the scripture for Sunday’s upcoming sermon. Bruce Gray 469.964.5072
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday Night Life (WNL) is our mid-week boost where we reconnect with our church family, study the Word, and just have fun.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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.
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…
Join this group of women readers for discussion and refreshments. The group determines book selections at the first meeting of the year. All women of the church and community are welcome! Contact Mary Perkins, 972.741.5452
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. …
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…
On Sunday, September 8, we consecrate our new buildings and spaces and celebrate the completion of our Embrace & Transform building project. We’ll also welcome to all three worship services our special guest, Bishop Michael McKee. At 10:30am, Bishop McKee leads the entire congregation and our guests in a special consecration liturgy. Please invite your friends to join us for this special service of dedicating our new space to the glory of God.
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…
Please help our neighbors into our new building as we host our Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, September 8 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm. We have several volunteer opportunities that begin as early as 4:00pm. Most shifts are only one hour; some are only 30 minutes. Sign up for a location and time to greet our guests into our building and more. Multiple shifts are available for the following roles: Set Up (Ten 60 minute time slots) Area Hosts (Twenty-two 60…
Make plans now to join us for this special occasion, an event for the entire Allen/Fairview/Lucas community. Our Grand Opening Celebration is a great opportunity to invite your friends and neighbors to see the changes happening at First United Methodist Church of Allen. GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION Ribbon Cutting & Open House 5:00pm-7:30pm We’re looking for help to make this event even better and would greatly appreciate your assistance. Volunteer today. Contact Dana Allison.
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…
The Ruth Circle group of women come together each month to enjoy programs, share food, pray over concerns, and support missions that touch the lives of girls and women. Contact Phyllis Eix for more information.
On the second Thursday each month, FUMC Allen hosts an evening legal aid intake clinic. Applicants are interviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and screened for income eligibility. If eligible, a volunteer attorney will conduct an interview with the applicant that same evening. Types of cases commonly seen are consumer protection, employment matters, estate planning, landlord/tenant, federal tax issues, divorce and domestic violence, debt collection, driver license reinstatement, and public benefits. FUMC Allen volunteers provide a meal for those being…
Save the date for the FUMC Allen Fall Women’s Retreat, September 13-15, 2019.
Save the date for FUMC Allen’s fall women’s retreat, September 13-15, at Springhill Retreat Center in Richardson, TX. Pastor Jessica Wright will lead our program that she’s named “The Geography of Grace.” “Retreat participants will traverse The Geography of Grace. The metaphor of geography–deserts, forests, seas, marshlands, and more–can help us reconnect with our inner, spiritual nature. The two landscapes have much in common and can inform each other: cut off from the land, we lose our sense of place…
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.
Our Hospitality Team invites all church members to serve as a greeter/ambassador at FUMC Allen one Sunday each month before your regularly attended worship service. Our Hospitality Team is providing a 10 minute training session for greeters/ambassadirs on the third Sunday of each month in the west entrance from 10:40-10:50am. Please prayerfully consider helping us in this important ministry! For more information, contact Rev. Maxie Moore.
Speakers from VNA Texas facilitate this group, which meets at FUMC Allen on the third Tuesday of each month.
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.
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, email@example.com, 972.727.1223. Questions? Contact Ruth Swingle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 972.727.8261 x106
This ladies’ group meets at a local restaurant on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September-June, for fellowship and support. Contact Susan Hale.
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…