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This Week’s Calendar

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

Sunday, October 30, 2011

8:15am 9:30am 11:00am 12:15pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 5:00pm 5:00pm 6:30pm

Adult Sunday School/Worship............................................... Parlor/Sanctuary Sunday School/Worship................................................................... All Facilities Sunday School/Worship................................................................... All Facilities Fall Festival...................................................................................... South Parking Daybreak Choir..................................................................... WILL NOT MEET DARING Youth Choir.......................................................... WILL NOT MEET Project Praise Children’s Choir.......................................... WILL NOT MEET UMYF . .................................................................................... WILL NOT MEET Lay Leadership...............................................................................................Parlor

7:00pm 7:00pm

Boy Scout Troop 306.................................................................. Fellowship Hall Allen AA...................................................................................... Ministry Center

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

Next Sunday’s Sermon............................................................. Ministry Center All Saints’ Day Worship........................................................................Sanctuary Allen AA/Al-Anon/Alateen...................................................... Ministry Center Boy Scout Troop 328.................................................................. Fellowship Hall

9:30am 10:00am 5:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 7:30pm

UMW Ruth Circle Craft Group........................................................... CLC209 Men Talking ...................................................................................................Parlor Soul Food Café............................................................................. Fellowship Hall Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Orientation.........................................Parlor 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 Messiah Rehearsal................................................................................... CLC202

7:00pm 7:00pm

Charge Conference...............................................................................Sanctuary Allen AA...................................................................................... Ministry Center

9:30am 5:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm

Playday Board................................................................................... CLC207/211 Deadline for The Spark....................................................spark@fumcallen.org Football Game Tailgate Party................................................... Lowery Center Allen AA...................................................................................... Ministry Center

8:30am 9:00am

UPWARD Soccer Game Day...................................................................... Gym Allen AA...................................................................................... Ministry Center

Monday, October 31, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011 Friday, November 4, 2011

Saturday, November 5, 2011

October 30, 2011 --The Fall Festival is TODAY at 12:15pm in the south parking lot. Join us for a FREE Shrimp Boil, hosted by the United Methodist Men, and Trunk or Treat, hosted by Children’s Ministry. Love offering accepted. --Join us on Tuesday, 7:00pm, for All Saints’ Day worship in the sanctuary where we remember the saints of our lives who have entered life eternal in the past year. The service includes a special time for naming our saints and Holy Communion. Contact Rev. June Franck, JuneF@fumcallen.org. --On Saturday, FUMC hosts the events at the Habitat for Humanity build at 804 Throckmorton in McKinney. Attend the required new volunteer safety orientation on Wednesday, 6:30pm, in the parlor. Contact David Wuensch, dtwusma77@yahoo.com. --Our Charge Conference is Thursday at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. This annual meeting with our district superintendent is an opportunity to celebrate the fruitfulness of the current year and vote on the direction of our church for 2012. Everyone invited. Contact Rev. Todd Harris, ToddH@fumcallen.org. --Tailgate with us at the last home Allen High School Football game against Flower Mound on Friday at 6:00pm.We’ll have hotdogs and drinks to serve and share. Bring your friends and a chair to the Lowery Freshman Center parking lot near the Jupiter entrance. Contact Mary Freeman, MaryF@fumcallen.org. --Daylight Saving Time ends on November 6. Before retiring on Saturday night, be sure to set your clocks BACK one hour.

Gathering Area

--Spice up your holiday season with delicious Homemade Tamales from San Juan Fellowship Church in Garland. Pork or chicken. $12/dozen. Order online for delivery November 12 at 3:30pm. Contact Sally Haynie, sthaynie@gmail. com. --Today is the last day to drop your donations for the Military Support Group’s annual Stockings for Soldiers program. Contact Debbie Wilson, ddwhammer@sbcglobal.net.


Daily Bible Readings: October 30-November 5

October 30: Luke 14-16 † October 31: Luke 17-18 † November 1: Luke 19-20 November 2: Luke 21-22 † November 3: Luke 23-24 November 4: John 1-2 November 5: John 3-4

Stewardship

Recreational Ministries Register online now for Upward basketball & cheer for children grades K-6. $90/player. Adults and teens needed to coach, officiate, and help with concessions. Contact Greg Schell, GregS@fumcallen.org.

Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. 3 John 2 So let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver. Remember this:Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:7,6

Worship

On October 23 we welcomed 682 guests and members in three worship services. 404 children, youth, and adults attended Sunday school.

Soul Food Café

Prayers, Presence, Gifts and Service Caring & Support Ministries We celebrate with...

Aaron & Claire Purser and Tim & Peggy Purser in the birth of Isaac Dean. David & Burna Faye Kennedy in the birth of grandson Reese Andrew.

Prayer Concerns

The Kyle Chinn family † Red Stiles † Shelley Stevenson † Carolyn Vail Charlotte Northington † Russ Schenck † Dan White † Jacqueline Hogg’s father Peggy Armand daughter-in-law 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.

Women’s Ministry Reading Group

The UMW Reading Group meets November 6, 2:00pm, in the parlor with Sharon Brian leading a discussion of Rainwater by Sandra Brown. Contact Cindy Robinson, 214.236.5030 or cynannrobinson@gmail.com.

Ruth Circle

The circle meets November 9, 10:00am at the home of Barbara Urban, 370 Pine Valley Dr., Fairview, TX 75069. Contact Myrtie Herrin 972.390.1199.

Music Ministry

Are you a seasonal singer? Come join the Chancel Choir on Wednesdays, 7:30pm-8:10pm in CLC202, as we prepare Handel’s Messiah for Advent worship on December 18. Contact Rev. Rusty King, RustyK@fumcallen.org.

Adult Ministry

Register online for Adam Hamilton’s The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem, a four-week inter generational and family-friendly Advent study, November 9-December 14, 6:30pm-8:00pm, in CLC209. Nursery provided with reservation. Materials/book $10. Contact Susan Hale, SusanH@fumcallen.org.

Be part of Advent worship by volunteering to read the seasonal Advent liturgy. A suitable role for an individual, a family, a Sunday School, class, or any small group. Contact Carole Smithwick, cpsmithwick@att.net.

Have dinner with your family at the café on November 2, 5:30pm-6:30pm, in Fellowship Hall. Menu: Soft tacos, chips/salsa, salad, fruit, ice cream $5/plate. Kids’ menu: hot dogs, chips/salsa, fruit, ice cream $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... Larry, Sheri & Mark Pennington in honor of Stan & Erna Martin’s sixty-second wedding anniversary. David, Sherri, Brandon, Allison, & Brianna Wuensch and Ryan Ashby in memory of Aaron’s twenty-eighth birthday. 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 November 13 worship is Friday, November 4. Dedications 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 Discipleship Coordinator 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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