What to Expect

What to Expect

 

First United Methodist Church of Allen is a community of Jesus followers
who strive to grow the kingdom of God.
Together, filled by the Holy Spirit, we inspire hope, cultivate community, and reflect the light of Christ.

Visit us and become a part of something bigger: a movement that is changing lives.

What is the atmosphere like at FUMC Allen?
Our church atmosphere is “Come As You Are.”  We want you to feel at home from the moment you step through the doors.  Whatever stage of life you are in–married, single, youth, young or senior adult–we have a welcoming atmosphere that reaches all generations.  On Sunday morning, our greeters can be found at all of our entrances; we have a main information/welcome table set up in the the labyrinth area, just outside the main sanctuary entrance.

What is worship like at FUMC Allen?
We have two different worship services at FUMC Allen: 8:30am The Table  and 11:00am Traditional Worship.

What are the people like at FUMC Allen?
The people of FUMC Allen are a friendly group who genuinely welcome all who attend. They are people just like you who share many of the same struggles and concerns of daily life. Our members are supportive without being intrusive or judgmental.

What does FUMC Allen offer for children and youth?
Children and youth are encouraged to attend worship services. Our Sunday sanctuary worship services includes a special children’s time that takes the pastor’s sermon and presents it at a level that meets a child’s understanding.

We offer children’s Sunday school at 9:45am where children and youth learn more about the Bible and their faith. Our nursery is open during worship for children ages four and younger.  Youth Sunday school classes meet in the youth wing at 9:45am with classes established for each grade level.

What  does it mean to be a United Methodist?

United Methodists make up the third largest Protestant denomination. We are a melting pot of people from all kinds of backgrounds who come together to worship God, follow Christ’s teaching, love our neighbors, and make a difference in our community and world.  We believe we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ as we live out his message. United Methodists rely heavily on scripture, reason, tradition, and experience to help us interpret the faith and how to daily live out the faith to the best of our ability.

United Methodists are all connected. Everywhere you see a United Methodist congregation it is safe to assume we’re related because we are all working together to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  If you would like to dig deeper into the Methodist faith, you can learn a lot on the Basics of Our Faith pages of the United Methodist Church website.

Feel free to contact any of our pastors if you have specific questions about Methodism.  If you want to learn how to join,  contact Rev. Maxie Moore and she will get you started.