Events

Aug
19

Register for Fall Discipleship Classes

Category: Adult Education  

Register for Fall Discipleship classes! A diverse course offering will feed your spirit and curiosity. Click here for more details and to register. read more

Sep
18

Flow Yoga

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 18 - Dec 13

Tuesdays & Thursdays Noon – 1 p.m. Sept. 18 – Dec. 13* Cost: $5 per class Julianne offers all-level flow classes to connect mindful breath with mindful movement. Through guided movement, these classes offer a great way to slow down and breathe deep in the midst of all things “to... read more

Oct
21

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… Senior Minister, Dr. Andrew Stoker, Rev. Ann Willet and your FirstChurch family invite you to join us for coffee! During our time together we will share a brief history of FirstChurch, ways to connect in mission and ministry, explain the value of membership, and tour... read more

Oct
21

Thanksgiving Basket Collection

Category: Outreach  
Oct 21 - Nov 11

Be a part of Wilkinson Center’s Annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive and Distribution as volunteers collect and distribute baskets to hundreds of families. This is an inspiring volunteer opportunity for FirstChurch. On distribution day, Wilkinson Center volunteers will unload collected Thanksgiving baskets and distribute them to Wilkinson Center families.  Wilkinson Center... read more

Oct
22

From Relief to Empowerment

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 22 - Nov 12

4 meetings Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 & 29, Nov. 5 & 12  Journey through what it means to really love our neighbors, to show compassion that leads to transformation, and to create equity that is sustainable. This missional series will use the book by Laceye and Gaston... read more

Oct
22

Revolutionary Acts: Our Christian Origin Story Told by the Book of Acts

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 22 - Nov 12

4 meetings Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 & 29; Nov. 5 & 12 The Book of Acts is unique in the New Testament.  Only Acts tells us of the struggles, tragedies and triumphs of the early Christian church.  From Jesus’ Great Commission to Paul’s conversion and ultimate imprisonment in... read more

Oct
23

Can I Get A Witness? Gaining the Clarity and Courage to Share Your Story

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 23 - Nov 13

Tuesdays, 7 – 8 p.m. Oct. 23 – Nov. 13 Christ’s call to the early Christians was to witness to the transforming love that they had experienced through faith.  How can we shed our outdated understanding of witnessing and develop new ways of talking about our faith authentically?  Join this four-week... read more

Oct
28

Costa Rica Family Friendly Mission Information Meeting

Category: Outreach  
9:00am - 10:00am

Find out about our spring mission trip to the Costa Rica Mar. 10 – 15, 2019. The team this year hopes to be in San Jose working on the property of the Methodist Children’s Home of Costa Rica doing construction and relating to the children. RSVP to Elise Daniel. read more

Oct
28

Intentional Conversations on “A Way Forward”

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 28 - Nov 12

2 options Sunday, Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. The United Methodist Church has been engaged in a debate over human sexuality for over forty years. The discourse has settled on two specific issues of the Church: marriage of same gender couples and ordination of openly gay,... read more

Oct
29

Book Study “Grateful” by Diana Butler Bass

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 29 - Nov 12

3 meetings Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 29, Nov. 5 & 12 In her latest book, Diana Butler Bass explores why gratitude is missing as a modern spiritual practice, offers practical suggestions for reclaiming it, and illuminates how the shared practice of gratitude can lead to greater connection with... read more

Oct
30

Where Does the Money Go?

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 30 - Nov 13

3 options Tuesday, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 or 13 6:30 – 8 p.m. Do you ever wonder how your financial gifts are used by FirstChurch? Or why we have various fundraising efforts? Join us for one night to learn how all the pieces fit together to form our financial puzzle.... read more

Nov
1

DMA’s Arts & Letters Live – Jesmyn Ward

Category: Community Events  
6:00pm - 10:00pm

MacArthur Genius and two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward has been hailed as the standout writer of her generation, proving her “fearless and toughly lyrical” voice in novels, memoir, and nonfiction. In 2017, she became the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book... read more

Nov
4

Rise Fund Lunch & Learn

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Come learn about the Rise Fund which supports missions and advocacy ministries in our church and community. Members of the Rise Fund Committee will engage in conversation and answer questions about how these missional funds make an impact. RSVP to Elise Daniel. read more

Nov
4

Goodrich Gallery Artist Reception

Category: Music & Arts  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Artist’s Reception Click here for more details about our current and upcoming exhibits. The Goodrich Gallery enriches our church with a new art exhibit each month featuring the work of gifted local artists. Gallery hours: Sunday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: ... read more

Nov
4

Grief Support Group

Category: Congregational Care  

The death of someone you love changes your life forever. Grief is hard work. Hard work is less burdensome when others lend a hand. Come join our Grief Support Group to learn ways to embrace your grief. Come to the first meeting or let me know of your interest. Guided by... read more

Nov
5

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
5:30pm - 7:15pm

Join us as we serve dinner to over 400 homeless men and women. There are two ways to help – you can donate items AND/OR help serve the meal. If you are donating items only, please leave them at the FirstChurch Information Desk no later than the Sunday prior to... read more

Nov
6

HIV/AIDS Supper Club

Category: Outreach  
5:30pm - 7:15pm

Provide hot meals for men, women and their children coping with HIV/AIDS, and living below the federal poverty line. Residents of the Ewing and Revlon Housing facilities of AIDS Services of Dallas receive a potluck dinner prepared by volunteers. Contact: Grace McFerrin. read more

Nov
7

Mental Health Task Force Meeting

Category: Outreach  
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Join this advocacy team as they explore mental health, mental illness and the Christian response. Contact: Ed Nace, epnace@gmail.com. read more

Nov
11

UMW Speaker & Lunch

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
12:00pm - 1:00pm

All members of FirstChurch are invited to join in our meeting and lunch and to hear speakers Sondi Fiegel, Director of Patient Care of the Methodist Hospital Clinics Golden Cross Clinic, and Lynnette Plaisance from the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) office as they share about the latest program, training... read more

Nov
18

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… Senior Minister, Dr. Andrew Stoker, Rev. Ann Willet and your FirstChurch family invite you to join us for coffee! During our time together we will share a brief history of FirstChurch, ways to connect in mission and ministry, explain the value of membership, and tour... read more

Nov
19

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
5:30pm - 7:15pm

Join us as we serve dinner to over 400 homeless men and women. There are two ways to help – you can donate items AND/OR help serve the meal. If you are donating items only, please leave them at the FirstChurch Information Desk no later than the Sunday prior to... read more

Nov
19

Diana Butler Bass

Category: Adult Education  
7:30pm - 9:00pm

In partnership with other faith communities in the city, FirstChurch is pleased to bring Diana Butler Bass to Dallas. Bass will discuss material from her books, including “Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks“, and thoughts on dimensions of American spirituality. A former Evangelical turned Episcopalian, Bass holds a Ph.D in religious studies... read more

Nov
25

Hanging of the Greens

Category: Adult Education  Children  Worship  
2:30pm - 3:15pm

FirstChurch once again opens the door for Jesus Christ to become the focal point of the season with our Hanging of the Greens Worship Service. All ages are invited to join in the celebration as we learn about Advent, decorate our historic Sanctuary and sing songs amidst the holy chaos... read more

Dec
2

FirstGifts Christmas Gift Market

Category: Outreach  
8:30am - 1:00pm

FirstGifts Christmas Market supports ministries and non-profit agencies by – Enhancing our awareness in our community and the world-at-large – Raising support for local and global agencies that share our mission – Providing an alternative to the experience of holiday shopping – Offering opportunities to purchase gift cards and ‘social... read more

Dec
2

Goodrich Gallery Membership Show Artist Reception

Category: Music & Arts  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Goodrich Gallery Annual Membership Show is on display in the gallery through Dec. Please come by the Gallery and see all of the talented work on display from our resident artists. read more

Dec
3

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
5:30pm - 7:15pm

Join us as we serve dinner to over 400 homeless men and women. There are two ways to help – you can donate items AND/OR help serve the meal. If you are donating items only, please leave them at the FirstChurch Information Desk no later than the Sunday prior to... read more

Dec
4

HIV/AIDS Supper Club

Category: Outreach  
5:30pm - 7:15pm

Provide hot meals for men, women and their children coping with HIV/AIDS, and living below the federal poverty line. Residents of the Ewing and Revlon Housing facilities of AIDS Services of Dallas receive a potluck dinner prepared by volunteers. Contact: Grace McFerrin. read more

Dec
11

Christmas Service of Healing & Hope

Category: Congregational Care  Worship  
6:30pm - 7:30pm

For most folks the Christmas Season is an exciting and much anticipated time of the year. But for some of us it can bring feelings of sadness, or loneliness, or emptiness. The Christmas Service of Healing and Hope is designed to offer a peaceful time of quiet meditation with beautiful... read more

Dec
16

All Church Breakfast

8:30am - 11:00am

We’re making breakfast! Come enjoy pancakes and other goodies made by members. There will also be a model train display, a play area for kids, FirstGifts mini-market and professional photos. Bring your family and friends! Then, join us for A Service of Lessons and Carols at 11 a.m. in the... read more

Dec
17

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
5:30pm - 7:15pm

Join us as we serve dinner to over 400 homeless men and women. There are two ways to help – you can donate items AND/OR help serve the meal. If you are donating items only, please leave them at the FirstChurch Information Desk no later than the Sunday prior to... read more

Dec
23

Children at the Manger

Category: Children  Music & Arts  
10:00am - 11:00am

All children, ages 5 years (by Sept. 1) through 6th grade are invited to participate in our traditional children’s presentation Sunday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. read more

Dec
24

Christmas Eve at FirstChurch

Monday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Services 7 p.m. – This joyful celebration of the coming of the Christ Child in the Wortley-Peabody Theatre will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion and will conclude with the lighting of candles while singing Silent Night. 9 p.m. – This Traditional Candlelight Service features... read more