Events Calendar

Events Calendar

April 2024

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Events

Apr 6 – May 5, 2024

Phill the Box Fundraiser

Our Youth Ministry is hosting two fundraisers in April to help reduce the most expensive part of youth mission trips and choir tours: transportation. All funds raised at these fundraisers will off-set the costs of van rental and gas. The first collection is an Electronics Drive. The second collection, a Phill The Box textile fundraiser, begins Saturday, April 6, and concludes on Sunday, May 5. We’ll be collecting the following items Clothing, Apparel, and Shoes: Items should be clean and…
Apr 9 – May 5, 2024

Electronics Drive Fundraiser

FUMC Allen youth are hosting two fundraisers in April to help reduce the most expensive part of youth mission trips and choir tours: transportation. All funds raised at these fundraisers will off-set the costs of van rental and gas. One collection is Phill The Box textile fundraiser, begins Saturday, April 6, and concludes on Sunday, May 5. The other is an Electronics Drive, which has been extended through May 5. Electronics Drive If you missed the Electronics Drive on April…
Apr 13, 2024

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 2:00pm-4:00pm, Wednesdays from 12:15pm-1:15pm, 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…
Apr 13, 2024

Spring Cookout

FUMC Allen’s Spring Cookout is from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Saturday April 13 in the FUMC Allen Courtyard. The event will include free burgers, popcorn, snow cones, arts, crafts, and lawn games! Church family and friends are invited to come enjoy dinner and hanging out. Registration is required so we know how many burgers to cook.
Apr 14, 2024

Sunday Worship Services

Worship at FUMC Allen THE TABLE The Table is a modern service specifically designed for contemporary, casual, and intimate worship. Participants will 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 every week. The service starts at 8:30am and concludes at 9:30am and is live streamed on our Facebook page and You Tube channel. Traditional Worship At 11:00am, we offer a…
Apr 14, 2024

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…
Apr 14, 2024

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. …
Apr 14, 2024

Kingdom Plus 3

Worship Series Kingdom +3: A Vision for Our Future Sundays April 14-May 5 8:30am & 11:00am FUMC Allen Sanctuary Sunday April 14 Jesus Followers Matthew 4:18-22; Luke 17:20-21 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching Sunday April 21 Inspiring Hope Romans 15: 5-13 Adam Lubbers, preaching Sunday April 28 Confirmation Sunday Cultivating Community Mark 4:1-9 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch, preaching Sunday May 5 Change The World Sunday Reflecting the Light of Christ Matthew 5:14-16; John 8:12; Ephesians 5:8-9 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch,…
Apr 14, 2024

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.
Apr 14, 2024

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. For more information, contact Addie Faille, AddieF@firstallen.org.
Apr 14, 2024

Brunch With The Pastors

Come and get to know your pastors better and ask your questions about any of our ministries, membership, and direction our church is attempting to go! We invite our new and prospective members to join us for brunch with the pastors on Sunday, April 14, at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall. You’ll have the opportunity to meet other new members and visitors and ask any questions of our church leaders. We encourage to get your coffee at Mission Café. We’ll…
Apr 14, 2024

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,…
Apr 14, 2024

Kindergarten – 5th Grade Sunday School

Children’s Sunday School meets on Sundays at 9:45am in the Children’s Wing. Our program is designed for children in kindergarten through fourth grade. We have a special program, On Deck, for fifth graders, and Confirmation for our sixth graders. If you have any questions, contact Addie Faille, AddieF@firstallen.org.
Apr 14, 2024

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…
Apr 14, 2024

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.
Apr 14, 2024

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.
Apr 14, 2024

Disciple Bible Study Fast Track

Disciple Bible Study Fast Track: The New Testament Sundays JanUARY 7-April 21 2024 3:00pm-4:30pm S208 Rev. Maxie Moore, facilitator Disciple Fast Track, an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study, provides a viable option for busy people seeking comprehensive engagement over time with the entire biblical text. Fast Track groups meet for a total of 24 weeks, devoting 12 weeks each to the Old Testament and the New Testament. Participants read a manageable 3-5 chapters of the Bible daily…
Apr 14, 2024

DARING Music Ministry

If you are in grades 7 through 12, FUMC Allen’s Music Ministry has a place for you! Our DARING Youth Choir offers opportunities for choir, orchestra, and tech.  Each year, our group assists in leading worship and goes on tour.  The choir rehearses on Sundays from 4:00pm-5:00pm in the choir room (S202). Please come join us. Please contact Mike Link, MikeL@fumcallen.org, with any questions.    
Apr 14, 2024

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 our group goes off-site for our fellowship so be sure to contact Youth Director Ed Whipple to get the latest schedule. “I’ve commanded you to be strong and brave. Don’t ever be afraid or…
Apr 14, 2024

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.  Both adult and youth ringers are welcome to join. Contact Music Minister Mike Link  for more information.
Apr 15, 2024

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.
Apr 15, 2024

Isaiah Bible Study

Isaiah: Striving Less and Trusting God More Mondays March 18-April 29 2024 10:00am-11:15am S208 Facilitator: Ruth Swingle Isaiah communicated clearly that followers of God could trust in Him. In seven weeks of group sessions, we’ll unpack Isaiah’s words to reveal that you can trust God more than your own human effort or the counterfeits the world suggests. You won’t be striving harder, but instead trusting more deeply in the Faithful One who is so worthy of our utter dependence. In…
Apr 15, 2024

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…
Apr 15, 2024

Alcoholics Anonymous

Monday-Friday 7:00pm-8:00pm Mondays & Thursdays 12:00pm-1:00pm FUMC Allen Ministry Center MC3 (Fireplace Room)
Apr 15, 2024

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.
Apr 15, 2024

Yoga Flow and Stretch

Flow & STRETCHMONdays6:00pm-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 www.myyogafumca.com and click on the Schedule a Class tab. Questions? Contact Liz Stubbs, liz@myyogafumca.com.
Apr 15, 2024

Alcoholics Anonymous

Monday-Friday 7:00pm-8:00pmMondays & Thursdays 12:00pm-1:00pmFUMC Allen Ministry CenterMC3 (Fireplace Room)
Apr 15, 2024

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
Apr 15, 2024

Touching Lives in College Packaging Event

Touching Lives in College (TLC) is a ministry of FUMC Allen that reaches out to our college students while they are in school.  Typically, we send two care packages a year (fall and spring) and two notes with gift cards (near exam time).  Whether your student is living in a dorm, an apartment, or at home, we would love for you to participate!    SEND US YOUR STUDENT’S ADDRESS As you get your student settled, please take a moment to…
Apr 16, 2024

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.  
Apr 16, 2024

Bibles + Breweries Men’s Bible Study

  Men’s Bible Study: Bibles+Breweries Tuesdays April 9-ongoing 6:00pm-8:00pm Armor Brewing Co 9 Prestige Circle Allen TX 75002 Eric Free, Facilitator Join us on Tuesday, April 9, as we kick off a new men’s bible study, Bibles+Breweries, at Armor Brewing Co in Allen TX. Armor has set aside a private meeting room for this group led by Eric Free. This come and go event begins at 6:00pm and wraps up at 8:00pm.
Apr 16, 2024

Love Wins . . . And That’s Good News

Love Wins . . . And That’s Good News Tuesdays April 9-23 2024 7:00pm-8:00pm s207/211 Rev Brian Hardesty-Crouch, Facilitator Millions of Christians have struggled with how to reconcile God’s love and God’s judgment: Has God created billions of people over thousands of years only to select a few to go to heaven and everyone else to suffer forever in hell? Is this acceptable to God? How is this “good news”? Join Rev Brian Hardesty-Crouch for three good weekly discussions about…
Apr 17, 2024

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, MaxieM@fumcallen.org.
Apr 17, 2024

Wednesday Pickleball

Curious about pickle ball or looking to play? Join FUMC Allen as we get our pickle ball courts running. 
Apr 17, 2024

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…
Apr 17, 2024

Chancel Choir Rehearsal

The FUMC Allen Chancel Choir leads the music each week in our Sunday 11:00am traditional worship service.
Apr 17, 2024

English Conversation Class

ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASSWEDNESDAYSFebruary 21-May 17:00pm-8:30pmFellowship Hall FUMC Allen’s free English Conversation Class taught by Rev Justin Noh resumes on Wednesday, February 21, at 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. The mission of this program is to support immigrants by offering a conversation class, a support system, and opportunities for community. This mission comes out of our identity as a Christian community, and we believe that to welcome the immigrant is to welcome God (Matthew 25:38).  An English Conversation Class, or ECC,…
Apr 18, 2024

XYZ (Extra Years of Zest)

XYZ SENIOR ADULTSTHIRD THURSDAYS11:30am-1:00pmfUMC Allen Fellowship Hall Join the XYZ Senior Adults for their monthly luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. Cost for the meal is $5 per person). If you plan to attend, please e-mail Zoe Dearing or call her at 214 264.2761. RSVP deadline is Monday, April 15.
Apr 19, 2024

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.
Apr 21 – May 5, 2024

CTW Allen MSG Collection and Packaging

For this year’s Change The World event, the Military Support Group is collecting items for both our active duty troops and the VA in Bonham. Shop for the following items and bring them to FUMC Allen. Drop them in the bin marked Military Support Group from Sunday, April 21, through Sunday, May 5. Come help us fill our care packages and prepare them for shipment on Sunday, May 5, at 12:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. Cash contributions are also appreciated…
Apr 21, 2024

Season Four: The Chosen

Season Four: The Chosen Sundays April 14-June 9 4:30pm-6:00pm Fellowship Hall Pastor Mary Beth, host The producers of The Chosen have faced some difficulties in getting season four of their series, The Chosen, on to commericial television. But they have made it possible for churches to screen this fourth season in church watch-party sessions. Pastor Mary Beth has made arrangements for Season Four of this monumental series to be shown at FUMC Allen beginning on Sunday April 14, at 4:30pm…
Apr 23, 2024

Game Day

Come play “Mexican Train” dominos at our bi-monthly game day at FUMC Allen. Invite a friend and join us on Tuesdays in the Community Room from 1:30pm-4:30pm. We will play on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Contact Rev. Maxie Moore for more information.
Apr 24, 2024

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.
Apr 24, 2024

Men’s Chorus

Come and join Mike Link and other men of the church as we form a Men’s Chorus in honor of Mother’s Day. This short-term commitment involves three rehearsals and a performance in worship on Mother’s Day, May 12. Mike promises the music will be accessible for anyone who just would like to come sing for this special occasion. Rehearsals Wednesday, April 24: 6:45pm – 7:15pm Chancel Choir Room (S202) Wednesday, May 1: 6:45pm– 7:15pm Chancel Choir Room (S202) Wednesday, May…
Apr 28, 2024

Confirmation Sunday

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. Confirmands are youth in the sixth and seventh grade who learn about the meaning of Christian faith, the history and teachings of the United Methodist Church, and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing.  As part of the process, confirmands are paired with a faith partner, an adult member…
Apr 28, 2024

JCK Resources Game Day

JCK Resources GAME DAYfourth sundays3:00PM-5:00PMYouth Wing JCK Game Day is a free social event from 3:00pm-5:00pm held on the fourth Sunday of each month. While the event is primarily for adults (18+) with disabilities, all game lovers are welcome (and encouraged) to attend. We’ll share social time, games, and snacks along with laughs and a little friendly competition. Game Day is a program provided by JCK Resources in partnership with FUMC Allen.  For those of you new to Game Day, it…
May 3 – 5, 2024

Change The World Weekend

Change The World Allen Kick-Off WeekendFriday, May 3-Sunday May 5 2024 Change the World Weekend returns to Allen May 3-5, 2024, for its 13th year of inspiring, equipping, and mobilizing members of the Allen-Fairview-Lucas community to serve our neighbors and change the world in positive ways. Our volunteers work together throughout the year to increase civic engagement to build a stronger and more resilient community. Change The World Weekend is when we kick-off another year of making life better for…