This Week@FUMC Allen
February 21 2021
Greetings!

As Pastor Mary Beth said in her Ash Wednesday message, our faith calls us to not only love God but also to love our neighbors.

This Lent, as we reflect on who we are in Christ through worship and guided journaling opportunities, we also have the opportunity to accept the challenge to serve.

The Reflect & Serve calendar above was created by Pastor Jessica Wright. It includes a variety of activities for you to consider throughout the season of Lent.

You can choose to complete one activity per day as suggested.
 
However, we know how busy families are so we offer some adaptions to consider if a daily calendar is just too overwhelming:

  • Set out a jar. Each day of Lent, add $1 (or more). When Easter comes, donate to a charity or local helping agency, such as All Community Outreach.
  • Set out a box. Each day of Lent add a can of soup, a box of macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, or tuna fish. When Easter comes, deliver it to All Community Outreach to feed our hungry neighbors.
  • Pick out your TOP TEN challenges. Place them in a jar and before Easter Day, as you have time, pull them out, one at a time, and use them as a way to love God and love neighbor all throughout the season of Lent!

Click on the image above or HERE to access a link where you can download and print your own calendar.
Ash Wednesday Worship Service
February 17 2021
Our unprecedented weather event of 2021 has delayed the assembly and distribution of the Lenten journals we have planned for our congregation to use for reflection during this season of Lent.

Our new goal is to put the journals into the hands of your neighborhood captains early next week. They will drop them on your porch by February 28, the second Sunday of Lent.

But until then, we are sharing with you the scripture and reflection prompts that will be delivered with your journals. You can access those by clicking HERE.

Please don't hesitate to get started with reading the recommended scripture and documenting your answers to the question prompts.

Many thanks to our volunteer assembly team and to our neighborhood captains. We couldn't do this without you.
Polar Vortex of 2021

Seeing our church campus covered in snow is a beautiful sight, but seeing our people enjoying the snow is even better!

We want to see your people playing in the snow!

Help us personalize our video with our FUMC Allen families having some cold weather fun.

Email your "people in the snow" pictures to communications@fumcallen.org. Please put "SNOW PICTURE" in the subject line so your message won't get lost.

And be ready to see some new faces in our worship opening video next week.

THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
Sunday February 21 2021
Ephesians 2:8-9, Galatians 2:16 NRSV
Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch
8:40am The Table
11:00am Traditional Worship

In person or watch our livestream



Week of February 21 2021
Prayer Concerns
We Pray for . . .
Marie and Pert Virtanen
Here are the latest opportunities to strengthen
your faith and connect with your community.
SUN FEB 21
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT.

MORNING WATCH. 8:00am. West Parking Lot.

THE TABLE. 8:40am. Sanctuary/Online.

EDUCATION HOUR. 9:45am. All Facilities.

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP. 11:00am. Sanctuary/Online.

INTERFAITH EVENT: FAITH IN THE MEDIA. 3:00pm. ZOOM.

YOUTH MOVIE NIGHT. 6:15pm. Cinemark Allen 16

MON FEB 22
"WORDS OF LIFE" LENTEN STUDY. 7:00pm. Virtual. To register, contact Susan Hale.

TUE FEB 23
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY. 6:30am. Fellowship Hall/Online. Contact Billy Robinson for link.

WED FEB 24
MEN TALKING. 10:15am. Chapel/Online.

REBUILDING LIFE. 11:30am. Fellowship Hall.

YOUTH SMALL GROUP. 5:00pm. Youth Wing.
SUN FEB 28
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT.

MORNING WATCH. 8:00am. West Parking Lot.

THE TABLE. 8:40am. Sanctuary/Online.

EDUCATION HOUR. 9:45am. All Facilities.

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP. 11:00am. Sanctuary/Online.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP. 5:00pm. Youth Assembly.

TUE MAR 2
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY. 6:30am. Fellowship Hall/Online. Contact Billy Robinson for link.

WED MAR 3
MEN TALKING. 10:15am. Chapel/Online.

YOUTH SMALL GROUP. 5:00pm. Youth Wing.
Bishop Mike McKee has required that all participants attending in-person worship in United Methodist Churches in the North Texas Conference must wear a mask during worship except when leading singing or while preaching.

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PALM SUNDAY

APR 1
MAUNDY/HOLY THURSDAY

APR 2
GOOD FRIDAY

APR 4
EASTER

JUN 3-4
YOUTH CANOE TRIP

JUN 12-19
YOUTH CHOIR TOUR

JUN 28-JUL 2
CHAMPIONS SPECIAL NEEDS CAMP

JUN 28-JUL 2
SENIOR HIGH SUMMER CAMP (BRIDGEPORT)

JUL 5-9
MID HIGH SUMMER CAMP (BRIDGEPORT)

JUL 19-21
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Morning Watch 8:00am
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