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Over the next few weeks we’re going to look at the resources we have to fight the giants in our lives. Our sermon series DEFEATING GIANTS is based on a book titled Five Stones by UMC pastor Shane Stanford and UMC member Brad Martin.  We’ve all been given resources, tools – stones to use to defeat our giants. You may not have any giants now. However, we all have or will face one,  two or hundreds of giants during our life.  My prayer is that over the next few weeks you will tuck something away in your heart that will help you when your hear see a giant staring you in the face, taunting you with words like “come and get me.”






Sunday, Sept. 10 is Make The Connection Sunday! We have a small group or class for you! The children will meet in the choir room to celebrate a new year in Sunday School with donuts and juice before moving to their new class!

Check out the September newsletter for a list of classes. Be adventuresome – come to Sunday School! Meet new people! Grow in your relationship with Jesus through small group study and fellowship. We’ll have a cup of coffee waiting on you!

Wednesday Night CONNECT at AMUMC

Join us on Wednesday nights for mid-week connection with your church family and spiritual growth.

Beginning September 6

Children’s Choir for ages 4 through 5th Grade at 5:30PM.

Chancel Choir Rehearsal  for all ages at 7:00PM  The choir has room for you! The choir director, Dr Marius Bahnean, completed his D.M.A. studies in choral conducting and musicology at Louisiana State University. He completed M.M. studies in choral conducting at University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds a degree in music theory from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada. Marius is the Assistant Professor and the Director of Choral Activities at Tennessee Wesleyan University where he conducts the TWU Concert Choir and the TWU Chorale and teaches courses in conducting, music history, and applied voice. Come and sing with the choir and help others experience the presence of God every Sunday through worship. 

 Beginning September 13

6 Week Small Group Adult Study: 5 Practices of Fruitful Living with Pastor Charla. 5:30-6:30 PM.  Based on the Bishop Robert Schnase and Sally Sharpe’s book, Five Practices of Fruitful Living, the study introduces you to practices that will deepen your love of God and open your life more fully to be used by God. The study includes 6 sessions and will be led by Pastor Charla.

6 Week Youth Bible  Study with Joshua – Joshua is a 2nd year TWU student. He completed a youth internship at Cokesbury UMC in Knoxville this past summer. Joshua has a passion for youth ministry. He is a member of the TWU Concert Choir and is majoring in church vocation. 5:30-6:30 PM

Prayer Ministry Small Group meets 6:00-7:00pm. Join others in intercessory prayer for our congregation, community and world.



Join us for the 2nd Annual AMUMC Tailgate – Sunday, Sept 10 from 5-7. Church in the parking lot! Games, fellowship, food, and a devotional! Bring your favorite tailgate food, a chair, and your corn hole skills! A tailgate for all ages!


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has requested Cleaning Kits and Hygiene Kits as southeastern Texas endures catastrophic flooding from unrelenting rain.  Pray for Texas and help provide a cleaning or hygiene kit.  Kits  may be left under the rear portico or inside the church.

Hygiene kits include a 15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches hand towel (Kitchen,cleaning,and microfibertowels not acceptable), 1 washcloth, 1 adult size toothbrush, 6 bandaids, 1 Bath-size soap (3 oz. and larger sizes only – No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content, Do not remove from original packaging) 1 Comb ( longer than 6 inches long), nail clippers. Please deliver in a gallon size bag.


Cleaning kits include one 50 oz or two 25 oz liquid laundry detergent, Liquid household cleaner (12‐16 oz. liquid cleaner that can be mixed with water, No spray cleaners), Dish soap (16‐28 oz. bottle), 1 can air freshener, 1 insect repellant spray (6‐14 oz. aerosol or spray pump with protective cover, 1 scrub brush, 18 cleaning wipes (Handi Wipes or reusable wipes) 7 sponges (No cellulose sponges due to mold issues) 5 scouring pads (no No stainless steel, Brillo pads, or SOS pads – nothing with soap built in,  50 clothespins, Clothesline (One 100-ft. or two 50-ft. lines),  24-roll heavy-duty trash bags (33‐ to 45-gallon sizes), 5 dust masks, 2 pairs kitchen dishwashing glove, 1 pair work gloves (new cotton with leather palm or all leather). Please deliver in a  5-gallon bucket with resealable lid.

All Kits must be delivered to the church no later than September 6th. 

You may also help by giving money for the relief and recovery efforts:  Please make your check payable to the Allen Memorial UMC and indicate how it is to be used on the offering envelope and/or memo line of your check, as follows: UMCOR Floor Relief

100% of your donation will be used for disaster relief.



A Divorce Recovery workshop and support group will be every Monday at 7PM. Learn how to restore, survive, and recover from this stage of your life. Call or email the church office to register.