Events

Nov
5

Goodrich Gallery Membership Show Entries

Category: Music & Arts  

FUMC artists, all ages and stages, are invited to participate in the Goodrich Gallery’s Annual Membership Show! The exhibit will open with a reception on Sunday, December 3, from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Gallery and will be on display through December 31. Bring your entries to the Music... read more

Nov
19

Christmas Poinsettias

Category: Congregational Care  

Donate a Christmas Poinsettia in honor or memory of loved ones or friends. Each plant is $15. Orders will be taken through Dec. 11. The poinsettias will decorate the church on Sunday, December 17, and Christmas Eve, with dedications printed in the worship bulletins. Honorees or Donors may take the... read more

Nov
26

Celebration of Christmas CD

Category: Music & Arts  

Click here to order A Celebration of Christmas, favorite anthems, hymns and carols from the First United Methodist Church, Dallas, Chancel Choir and handbells. read more

Nov
26

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
3

Advent & Christmas Eve at FirstChurch

Sunday, Dec. 3 Our children’s choirs (Carol, Cantate, Counterpoint, Orff & Steeple Ringers) and the Chancel Choir will provide music for our 11 a.m. Advent worship service. Sermon delivered by Rev. JoNell Lindh at 8:45 a.m. and Dr. Andy Stoker at 11 a.m. FirstGifts Christmas Market will offer alternative Christmas... read more

Dec
3

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
3

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
10

Costa Rica Family Friendly Mission Information Meeting

Category: Outreach  
12:00pm - 1:00pm

“…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 This verse is a reminder that we are called beyond friends, family, and neighborhood... read more

Dec
12

Christmas Service of Healing & Hope

Category: Congregational Care  Worship  
6:00pm - 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
12

Gloria in Excelsis Deo! Music for a Winter Celebration

Category: Community Events  Music & Arts  
7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Arts District Chorale December concert is always a joyous occasion for the whole family with new music that even seasoned singers have never heard or performed and fresh arrangements of familiar carols. The sing-along carols at this concert are not to be missed — you will hear four parts... read more

Dec
14

Service of Lessons and Carols presented by the Hendrix College Choir

Category: Music & Arts  
7:30pm - 9:00pm

FirstChurch welcomes the Hendrix College Choir, conducted by Andrew Morgan. The choir’s tradition of sharing scripture lessons and carols associated with the Christmas story goes back more than half a century, and is modeled after the annual Christmas Eve service at King’s College in Cambridge, England. Well over 1,200 people... read more

Dec
17

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

A Service of Lessons and Carols

Category: Music & Arts  Worship  
11:00am - 12:00pm

Featuring the Chancel Choir and Alleluya Ringers, featuring Doug Kinzey & Tim Effler piano 4-hand, this traditional service of nine lessons and carols includes lessons of prophecy and the Nativity story interwoven with beautiful carols sung by the Chancel Choir. read more

Dec
24

Children at the Manger – New Time

Category: Children  Music & Arts  
11:00am - 12:00pm

All children, ages 5 years (by Sept. 1) through 6th grade are invited to participate in our traditional children’s presentation Saturday, Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. (new time this year). read more

Dec
24

Christmas Eve Services

Category: Worship  

11 a.m., 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., & re-broadcast at 11:35 p.m. on WFAA Channel 8 Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Services 11 a.m. – Our traditional, family-oriented Christmas Eve service including Children at the Manger and candlelight. Streaming live on firstchurchdallas.org. 7:30 p.m. – Christmas Eve service including the... read more

Jan
11

Screening of “Tony – The Movie”

6:00pm - 8:30pm

Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, First United Methodist Church Dallas, and United Methodist Women present Tony – the Movie, a groundbreaking film about homelessness, followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Dennis Stein, and its eponymous hero, Tony Rodriguez. Click here for more information about the movie. Doors open: 6 p.m.... read more

Jan
14

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

Jan
15

Journey to the Holy Land

Category: Adult Education  
Jan 15 - Jan 25

Join Dr. Andy Stoker and First UMC Dallas on a Holy Land tour! This journey of a lifetime departs January 15, 2018 starting at $3,398 from Dallas. Click here to register today.   read more

Feb
3

Women’s Retreat

Category: Adult Education  
8:30am - 3:00pm

“Women United in Service” Women from FUMC, St. Paul UMC and Warren UMC come together to build community with one another through deeper conversation, shared experience and common worship — looking to a future of ministry together in our city.   Cost:   $25 (includes day camper fee and lunch) Click... read more

Feb
11

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

Mar
11

Costa Rica Family Mission Trip

Category: Outreach  
Mar 11 - Mar 17

March 11 – 17, 2018 “…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 This verse is a reminder that we are called... read more

Mar
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

Apr
15

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

May
20

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

Aug
19

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