Allen Community Outreach Holiday Food DriveNovEMBER 3 – December 15 During the holiday months, the need for assistance to families tends to increase. In continuing to serve clients with dignity and give them the choice of what food they would like for their families, we are collecting critically needed food items for Allen Community Outreach (ACO). Clients will they be able to shop the pantry. To donate food items, bring them to our collection bin in the west entrance. To…
Collin County Toys for Tots Collection November 3-December 15Sorting December 14-17Distribution December 18 This year FUMC Allen is working with Collin County Toys for Tots to bring the joy of a new toy on Christmas to children in our community. Last year, Toys for Tots distributed 35,649 toys to 16,846 children in Collin County alone. What kind of toy would be welcome? Just think about children you’ve known and buy what would be appropriate. Keep in mind that Toys for Tots…
Boyd Elementary Holiday StoreGIFT COLLECTIONS: November 3-December 1 Help our Boyd students make the holidays special for their families by donating gifts to their annual Holiday Store. Boyd students are given the opportunity to earn shopping tickets. They are taken through the store to shop for their parent or another adult, and each student is able to attend the store three times before Christmas break. We are asking for donations of new or gently used gifts suitable for the Boyd…
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.
This group of ladies who have lost their spouses share in supporting one another. Rebuilding Life meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month except in the months of November and December. 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.
Mid-week Bible Study encourages and fuels students in their relationship with God through scripture. During the school year, we focus on specific books of the Bible. During the summer, we give students a wide variety of religious and theological topics and faith practices. For more information, contact Ed Whipple.
Each Wednesday evening, we welcome our children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade children to join us at Junior Youth Fellowship (JYF). JYF is a great way to get to know other children in our church family in a fun way. 5:45-6:30pm (Optional) Dinner in Fellowship Hall (Kids under 12 eat free!) 6:30pm Meet in gym for games and mission projects 7:00pm Head to Children’s Wing for age-level Bible study 7:30pm Parent pick up in Children’s Wing
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…
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.
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…
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 the luncheon to JoAnn Garlington, 972.727.1223. Questions about our Senior Adult Ministries? Contact Ruth Swingle, 972.727.8261 x106
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.
Are you a parent of preschool age children? Join us in the nursery every Friday 9:30am– 10:30am for fellowship and fun. No need to sign up–just show up. Below is the Preschool Playgroup schedule for Fall 2019: October 4, 11, 18, and 25 November 8, 15, and 22 December 6 and 13 Contact Jenn Lunt for more information.
Feed Your NeighborFourth Saturday of Each Month As part of an ongoing effort to build bridges within our community, volunteers from FUMC Allen serve with the Islamic Association of Allen’s Feed Your Neighbor project every fourth Saturday of the month . Together we prepare approximately 500 meals for the homeless. We meet at 9:30am at the IAA (909 Allen Central Drive, Allen) to pack individual lunches. Each meal includes a turkey sandwich, water, fruit, and snack items. These sack meals…
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.
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.
Join our new Sunday Morning Singers group as they learn traditional hymns and songs with Mrs. Carol Gelabert. Sunday Morning Singers is for children in grades K-6 and meets each Sunday morning from 10:30am-11:00am in the Red Room in the Children’s Wing.
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).
Our church is at its best when we are all together, including our children! On October 13, 2019, we begin Children’s Church during our 11:00am worship hour. All kindergarten through sixth grade children stay with their families until Children’s Time in worship. Then, Ms. Trish and Ms. April will take the children to attend Children’s Church, a child-focused worship time in the children’s building. In Children’s Church, children will sing songs of worship, listen to the correlating Bible story from…
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.
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…
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
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.
A group of men who meet each week to discuss the scripture for Sunday’s upcoming sermon. Bruce Gray 469.964.5072
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.
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 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.