Save The Date

A little more than a year has passed since we began receiving funds for our Embrace & Transform campaign and the building on which we hope to soon begin construction. To date, we have received well over $1.1M thanks to the faithful generosity of our members. As we continue to support this vision, we want […]

Building Plans Finalized: Upcoming Congregational Meetings

As the days of summer are upon us, things remain very busy for our Building Committee.  Just this week, the final construction documents have been completed by GFF Architects.  Between now and mid-July, we will be working to receive final construction pricing from our General Contractor and all of the subcontractors for the various trades.  […]

Building Projects: Children’s Playground

Many thanks to Barry Lunt, the scouts of Troop 306, and especially the scouts who chose to do their Eagle projects for the church. Two of three parts of the playground project are complete: taking down the toddler playground and preparing the east playground for toddlers next year. First, the scouts carefully removed the toddler […]

The Youth and the Architect

I have been excited over the past several months to be the youth representative to the Building Committee.  As part of our ongoing feedback process,  last week a meeting was held in Basecamp – the current second floor of the Children’s Center that will become the Future Youth Center of FUMC Allen. The meeting, directed […]

Building Project Update/New FAQs

My name is Scott Gallaway, and I am your administrative council chairperson, a member of the building committee, and one of the unofficial photographers at the church. Over the last couple of years, we have used different formats to listen, receive feedback, and communicate with the congregation, including several town hall meetings and focus groups, […]

Building Project Design Development/Finish Selection Update

Part of my role as the FUMC Allen Lay Leader has been the privilege of serving as a member of our Embrace and Transform Building Committee.  It has been exciting to watch the vision of the congregation become a reality as our Building Committee works with the architect and general contractor consultant to complete the […]

Embrace & Transform Building Project Update

Progress.  Progress.  Progress.  While it may not be apparent, we’ve accomplished a lot of work on our building project.  After the architects completed schematic design, the general contractor estimated costs for us.  Through November and December, the Building Committee spent many hours scrutinizing the costs and making trade-offs to ensure every precious dollar is used […]