Serving the Church

Volunteers Religious Stock PhotosOur caring ministries offer a variety of ways in which you can serve the church and others within the congregation and in the community.

Care Corps

Our Care Corps provides meals during times of crisis for our members who are not part of a small group as well as bakes cookies for our first-time visitors. Contact Marilyn Tucker

Care Notes

FUMC Allen offers Care Notes booklets located east of the sanctuary that provide valuable information to help cope with life-changing events, such as divorce, depression, and grief. Other booklets help to guide spiritual growth. If you are looking for a particular topic, contact Ruth Swingle.

Classroom Companions

Do you have a calling to serve as a Classroom Companion for our wonderful special needs children? Just two hours a month can make a huge difference in the life of a child. No experience is necessary. Just a loving heart and a desire to be involved with our wonderful kids. Contact our Special Needs Ministry team!

Facility Volunteers

Put your skills to work, whether it’s painting, landscaping, construction, electrical, plumbing, woodworking, or administration. We could use your help both during the week and at quarterly church-wide workdays. Contact Larry Wright, 972.727.8261, x114.

Kitchen Committee

Contact Karen Griffith.

Lay Servant Ministry

Being a lay servant means leading, caring, and communicating in any way your pastor asks. FUMC Allen has a very fulfilling schedule for our youth and adult lay servants. Our mission from FUMC Allen and the district are numerous. We have a great history and tradition to uphold that comes from Wesley himself. The lay servant’s commitment and reward goes spiritual as we observe the Holy Spirit work through the roll of  lay servant and touch our brothers and sisters in Christ. To learn more about FUMC Allen’s Lay Servant Ministry, contact Ruth Swingle.

Meals for Mom

This ministry provides meals and support to new moms when they come home from the hospital with their new bundle of joy! If you are interested in being part of this ministry or are currently expecting a baby in the coming months, email Michelle Nietert.

Mourning After

Mourning After sends cards when a member of our church experiences the death of a close family member and periodically reaches out to touch them with encouraging words and messages throughout the first year of their loss. Contact Ruth Swingle.

Nursing Home Ministry

Participate in worship and music at Belmont or Victoria Gardens nursing homes with residents and families on Sunday afternoons. Contact Ruth Swingle.

Prayer Chain

Our Prayer Chain are individuals who pray for the needs expressed in our congregation each week. As joys and concerns are made known during the week, these concerns are sent to the prayer chain for prayer. To submit your prayer to the prayer chain, send a prayer request to Ruth Swingle.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knit, crochet, or sew handmade shawls and blankets for those in our congregation in need of prayer and support. Contact Ruth Swingle.

Reach Out

Our Reach Out ministry contacts church members throughout the year to inquire about their familiies and gather prayer concerns. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please contact Ruth Swingle.

Stephen Ministry

Do you have a compassionate heart? Are you a good listener? Consider serving as a Stephen Minister, a trained lay person who provides quality, one-on-one Christian care to those facing a crisis or life-changing challenge. Through 50 hours of training, Stephen Ministers are equipped with life skills to give quality Christian care. Application required. Contact Ruth Swingle.