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This Week’s Calendar

For a complete listing of events, visit fumcallen.org/Calendar

Sunday, October 9, 2011

8:15am 9:00am 9:30am 11:00am 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 6:45pm

Adult Sunday School/Worship............................................... Parlor/Sanctuary Blood Pressure Screening............................................................................. Gym Sunday School/Worship................................................................... All Facilities Sunday School/Worship................................................................... All Facilities Daybreak Choir.....................................................................................Sanctuary DARING Youth Choir............................................................................ CLC202 Project Praise Children’s Choir............................................................ CLC208 UMYF . .................................................................................................Youth Wing Dance Lessons............................................................................. Fellowship Hall

6:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm

Recreational Ministries.........................................................Conference Room Boy Scout Troop 306.................................................................. Fellowship Hall Grief Support Group................................................................................. Chapel Allen AA...................................................................................... Ministry Center

6:30am 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

Next Sunday’s Sermon............................................................. Ministry Center UMW Lydia Circle...............................................................................Italian Villa ADD/LD Parent Support Group..............................................................Parlor Board of Trustees.................................................................................... CLC203 Allen AA/Al-Anon/Alateen...................................................... Ministry Center Boy Scout Troop 328.................................................................. Fellowship Hall

10:00am 10:00am 5:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 7:00pm

Men Talking ...................................................................................................Parlor UMW Ruth Circle.....................................................................................Off-Site Soul Food Café............................................................................. Fellowship Hall Holy Communion & Prayer Service....................................................... Chapel Chancel Choir.......................................................................................... CLC202 Jedis for Jesus.......................................................................................Youth Wing Live B.I.G./Junior Youth Fellowship............................................................. Gym Allen AA...................................................................................... Ministry Center

6:30pm 7:00pm

Legal Aid Clinic............................................................................. Fellowship Hall Allen AA...................................................................................... Ministry Center

5:00pm 7:00pm

Deadline for The Spark....................................................spark@fumcallen.org Allen AA...................................................................................... Ministry Center

8:30am 9:00am 9:00am 7:00pm

Upward Game Day........................................................................................ Gym Trustees Work Day.................................................................West Parking Lot Allen AA...................................................................................... Ministry Center APT G: A Place to Go........................................ Youth Wing/Fellowship Hall

Monday, October 10, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011 Friday, October 14, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

October 9, 2011 --The Health Care Ministry offers free Blood Pressure Screening TODAY, 9:00am-12:15pm. Stop by the gym for a quick and easy check on your health. Contact Laurie Hosack, 972.679.1618. --Third Grade Bible Sunday is October 23. Parents, email the name of your third grader and the service you plan to attend on that Sunday by WEDNESDAY to Mary Freeman, MaryF@fumcallen.org. --The best Fall Festival in 130 years is coming to FUMC Allen on October 30, at 12:15pm. We need to have at least 50 car/trucks for our Trunk or Treat. This fun activity can be done by a family or small group. Contact Mary Freeman, MaryF@fumcallen.org. --The annual Fall Bazaar, 9:00am-4:00pm on October 29, needs volunteers as well as donations of homemade baked goods and gently used books. To learn more, contact Carole Smithwick, cpsmithwick@att.net or 469.675.8225. --Learn more about the new Satellite Campus and see how you can be involved. Join us for lunch on October 16, 12:15pm. Childcare provided. RSVP online or on today’s registration form. --Laity Sunday is November 20. To be part of this special worship service, contact Kevin Mechler, k6mechler@gmail.com. --Register now for Upward Basketball & Cheer for children ages 5- grade 6. $90/player. We also need volunteer coaches, officials, and concession help. Contact Greg Schell, gregs@fumcallen.org.

Gathering Area

--Visit the tables in the north hallway to volunteer for Back to Bethlehem, coming December 10 and 11. We need actors, decorators, greeters, marketers, costumers, and more. Contact Leslie Broome, lbroome07@yahoo.com. --Visit the Military Support Group to pick up a list of suggested items for the annual Stockings for Soldiers program. Contact Debbie Wilson, ddwhammer@sbcglobal.net.


Daily Bible Readings: September 25-October 1

October 9: Matthew 18-19 † October 10: Matthew 20-21 † October 11: Matthew 22-23 † October 12: Matthew 24-25 † October 13: Matthew 26 October 14: Matthew 27-28 † October 15: Mark 1-3

Stewardship

All the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land, or the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S: it is holy unto the LORD. Leviticus 27:30

Prayers, Presence, Gifts and Service

On October 2, we welcomed 746 guests and members in three worship services and 471 children, youth, and adults attending Sunday school.

Caring & Support Ministries We celebrate with…

Marla and Philip Fucich in the birth of twins Ronan Jackson and Thea Marit.

We grieve with…

The Billy Robinson family in the death of his sister-in-law.

Prayer Concerns

Peggy Armand’s niece † Greg Freeman’s sister † Jennifer Pascucci’s niece Tom & Sharon Brian † Betty Connatser † Ed Crossman † Meg Hughes Blaine McLeod’s sister † Margie Rozelle’s brother † Brenda Sharp family

To share your prayer concerns, use the prayer request form found in the pew and place it in the offering plate. Join our online prayer chain ministry at www.fumcallen.org, where we list all long-term prayer requests.

Worship

Training for children in grade 3-6 interested in serving as acolytes in the 9:30am worship service is October 16, 2:00pm, in the sanctuary. Contact Laurie Ottinger, LaurieOttinger@tx.rr.com.

Special Kids Ministry

Join us on October 15, 7:00pm-9:30pm, in the youth wing for APT G, a respite program for parents of special needs teens and young adults, grades 6 and up, and their same age siblings. RSVP online at www.fumcallen.org by October 12.

Missions

Spice up your holiday season with delicious homemade tamales from San Juan Fellowship Church in Garland. Pork or chicken. $12/dozen. Order online for November 12 delivery. Contact Sally Haynie, sthaynie@gmail.com.

Men’s Ministry

The UMM needs volunteers to help cook/serve/clean up for the Fall Festival shrimp boil on October 30, 12:15pm. Contact umm@fumcallen.org.

Recreation

On October 29, the Hallelujah Hikers have planned a family hike at the Fort Worth Nature Center. Contact Karen or Glen Elstoen, gelstoen@msn.com.

Women’s Ministry

The UMW Lydia Circle meets October 11, 6:30pm, at Italian Villa for dinner, fellowship and devotions. Contact Susanne Means, 972.390.8116. The UMW Ruth Circle meets October 12, 10:00am, at Mary McBeth’s home, 3813 Pilot Dr., Plano, TX 75025. Contact Myrtie Herrin, 972.390.1199.

Children’s Creative Playday

Playday hosts a Parent’s Night Out, October 21, 6:00pm-10:00pm, for children ages 18 months-12 years. $20/child; $50 family max. Register by October 19 at the Playday office. Contact Casey Garland, 972.396.7575.

Board of Trustees

Help the trustees demolish and remove the existing monument sign, paint, clean, and more on October 15, 9:00am-1:00pm. Contact Larry Wright, LarryW@fumcallen.org.

Administration

Temporary position (30 days) open for part-time receptionist. 20 hours/week, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 1:00pm. Pick up application at reception desk.

Soul Food Café

Have dinner with your family at the café on October 12, 5:30pm-6:30pm, in Fellowship Hall. Menu: Chicken spaghetti, rolls, fruit, salad, cake $5/plate. Kids’ menu: Hot dogs, fruit, cake $2/plate. $18 family max. Make your reservations on your attendance form TODAY or email Rev. Maxie Moore, MaxieM@ fumcallen.org, by noon on Tuesday.

Altar Flowers

Today’s altar flowers are given by…

Sheron Taylor in memory of her mother, Cleo McNeme. Give a gift of altar flowers in honor or memory of a loved one. Contact Teresa Gray, TeresaG@fumcallen.org, or 972.727.8261, x111. $30. Deadline for October 23 worship is Friday, October 14. Dedications are edited to fit space and style standards.

First United Methodist Church of Allen

601 S Greenville Ave Allen TX 75002 972.727.8261 www.fumcallen.org Follow us: facebook.com/FUMCAllen and Twitter.com/fumcallen Sunday Worship 8:15am 9:30am 11:00am Senior Pastor Rev. Todd Harris ToddH@fumcallen.org Executive Pastor/Adult Ministry Rev. Brian McPherson BrianM@fumcallen.org Caring & Support/Senior Adults Rev. June Franck JuneF@fumcallen.org Music Ministry Rev. Rusty King RustyK@fumcallen.org Satellite Campus Rev. Abe Smith AbeS@fumcallen.org Children’s Ministry Mary Freeman MaryF@fumcallen.org Youth Ministry Adam Spore AdamS@fumcallen.org Confirmation/Discipleship Susan Hale SusanH@fumcallen.org Recreation/Welcoming Rev. Maxie Moore MaxieM@fumcallen.org Communications Alison Thomas AlisonT@fumcallen.org Church Administrator Larry Wright LarryW@fumcallen.org


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