Events

Sep
8

A Study of Genesis & Exodus

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 8 - Apr 26

Sundays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Sept. 8, 2019 – April 26, 2020 Facilitator: Sandra Wilbanks Take a deep dive into the first two books of the Bible. This class will use video lessons and curriculum. Click here to register. read more

Sep
10

Companions in Christ – Tuesdays

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 10 - Apr 28

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sept. 10, 2019 – April 28, 2020 Facilitator: John Bryant Companions is the Upper Room course in prayer, meditation, contemplation, and discernment. It is a 28-week journey down the classical Christian path to achieving an authentic personal relationship with God. In a small group we learn together... read more

Sep
22

Companions in Christ – Sundays

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 22 - May 3

Sundays, 8:45 – 10:45 a.m. Sept. 15, 2019 – May 3, 2020 Facilitator: John Bryant Companions in Christ focuses on an exploration of spiritual formation as an individual and corporate journey toward wholeness and holiness through the grace of God. Led by long time facilitator, John Bryant, a veteran spiritual... read more

Sep
24

Enneagram: Know Your Number

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 24 - Oct 12

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sept. 24 – Nov. 12 Facilitator: Susan Holloway Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that helps us understand why we and others behave as we do. The study of Enneagram is a spiritual discipline.  Whether you are a Challenger, Peacemaker, Perfectionist, Helper, Performer, Investigator,... read more

Sep
29

John Pavlovitz – “A Bigger Table”

Category: Adult Education  Worship  
9:45am - 10:45am

Author of “A Bigger Table” and “Hope and Other Super Powers”, John Pavlovitz is an internationally-renowned speaker and author. He will encourage us to consider how to be a more giving, welcoming and inclusive church. read more

Sep
29

Christian Believer

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 29 - Oct 27

Sundays,12:15 – 2 p.m. Sept. 29 – Oct. 27 Facilitators: Loren & Rev. Ann Willet The is Part 2 in a series of 4 semesters. The Christian Believer program focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith—presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the... read more

Sep
30

DMA’s Arts & Letters Live – Kristin Hannah

Category: Community Events  
7:30pm - 10:00pm

In conversation with author Kathleen Kent In Kristin Hannah’s #1 New York Times instant bestseller The Great Alone, a desperate family seeks a new beginning in the near-isolated wilderness of Alaska, only to find that their unpredictable environment is less threatening than the erratic behavior found in human nature. In... read more

Oct
1

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

Oct
2

Disaster Relief Trip to Victoria

Category: Outreach  
Oct 2 - Oct 5

Join us on this mission trip for continued Hurricane Harvey Recovery. For more details, contact Rev. Holly Bandel. read more

Oct
3

Church at the Crossroads Listening Session

Category: Adult Education  
6:30pm - 8:00pm

As the Church at the Crossroads Commission continues to work on recommendations responding to decisions made at the 2019 Called General Conference, the Commission is hosting three listening sessions to hear from congregation members. Any member can attend any of these meetings and participate in a structured roundtable discussion designed... read more

Oct
4

Rotunda Theatre presents Almost, Maine

Category: Music & Arts  

Almost, Maine By John Cariani Directed by Jane Farris October 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents... read more

Oct
5

Beyond Boundaries – An Advocacy Series: Mental Health Symposium

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

“Navigating the Path to Liberation and Healing” Keynote Speaker : Dallas Psychologist Dr. Brenda Wall, Pastor of Christian Education and Counseling at Friend ship-West Baptist Church. Led by industry experts featuring concurrent workshops sessions on family mental health patterns that impact all age groups. A lively interactive panel of mental... read more

Oct
5

Rotunda Theatre presents Almost, Maine

Category: Music & Arts  

Almost, Maine By John Cariani Directed by Jane Farris October 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents... read more

Oct
6

Beyond Boundaries – An Advocacy Series

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
9:45am - 10:45am

Advocacy and Immigration Speaker: Scott Atnip, Texas Impact read more

Oct
6

DMA’s Arts & Letters Live – Ann Patchett

Category: Community Events  
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Ann Patchett’s much-anticipated new novel The Dutch House is a poignant and compelling exploration of the indelible bond between two siblings over the course of five decades. Danny and Maeve Conroy struggle to overcome the loss of their mother—who abandons the family to help the poor—and the subsequent remarriage of their... read more

Oct
7

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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

Oct
9

The Historical Jesus: Knowing and Loving Jesus Personally and Powerfully

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 9 - Nov 6

Wednesdays, Noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 9 – Nov. 6 Facilitators: Courtney Mitchell To know Jesus is to love Jesus.  Our goal is to know Jesus more fully, and thereby love Him more fully, and listen more intently to His Word.  In this series, we will learn about Jesus’s life, and explore... read more

Oct
10

Rotunda Theatre presents Almost, Maine

Category: Music & Arts  

Almost, Maine By John Cariani Directed by Jane Farris October 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents... read more

Oct
11

Rotunda Theatre presents Almost, Maine

Category: Music & Arts  

Almost, Maine By John Cariani Directed by Jane Farris October 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents... read more

Oct
12

Rotunda Theatre presents Almost, Maine

Category: Music & Arts  

Almost, Maine By John Cariani Directed by Jane Farris October 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents... read more

Oct
13

Church at the Crossroads Listening Session

Category: Adult Education  
9:45am - 10:45am

As the Church at the Crossroads Commission continues to work on recommendations responding to decisions made at the 2019 Called General Conference, the Commission is hosting three listening sessions to hear from congregation members. Any member can attend any of these meetings and participate in a structured roundtable discussion designed... read more

Oct
13

Fall Festival

Category: Children  Youth  
5:00pm - 7:00pm

It’s Fall Festival time! Don’t miss the adorable costumed kids, the fellowship over a Hamburger Man meal, the Sunday school sponsored booths and Trunk or Treat! Click here for tickets. read more

Oct
13

Fall Festival Family Mission

Category: Children  Outreach  
5:00pm - 7:00pm

A child-friendly mission supporting the Homeless Count our church hosts in January. Children and families will put together packages of needed items for our homeless neighbors. This activity will be one of the booths at the Fall Festival. For more information, contact Angie Connelly. read more

Oct
18

Senior Adult Retreat

Category: Adult Education  
9:00am - 2:00pm

Location and speaker to be announced later in the Fall. read more

Oct
20

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… Dr. Andy 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 of the... read more

Oct
21

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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

Oct
21

Church Council Meeting

Category: Adult Education  
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join us for the Church Council Meeting. All FirstChurch members are invited. 6 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Meeting RSVP to Carrie Chavarria by Monday, Sept. 2. read more

Oct
22

Mark: An Introduction

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 22 - Nov 12

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 – Nov. 12 Facilitator: Don Hanmer Class discussion will use the Gospel of Mark and a Study Guide written by Abraham Smith. Click here to register.   read more

Oct
27

Thanksgiving Basket Collection

Category: Outreach  

Collection ends Nov. 17. 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... read more

Oct
27

Church & Society Meeting

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Join us for a discussion on gun violence. Contact: Rev. Holly Bandel for information. Click here to RSVP. read more

Nov
3

Grief Support Group

Category: Congregational Care  

Sundays, Nov. 3 – Dec. 1 12:30 – 2 p.m. Come learn how to be gentle with yourself as you grieve. If you are grieving the loss of someone you love, you have probably discovered there is no “quick fix” for the pain you are experiencing. Come gently confront the... read more

Nov
4

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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
5

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
17

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… Dr. Andy 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 of the... read more

Nov
18

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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
24

Charge Conference

Category: Adult Education  
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Join us for Charge Conference. All FirstChurch members invited. read more

Dec
1

Hanging of the Greens

Category: Adult Education  Children  Worship  
10:00am - 11:00am

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

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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
3

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
8

FirstGifts Alternative Gift Market

Category: Outreach  
8:30am - 12:30pm

FirstGifts Alternative Gift 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... read more

Dec
10

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 being hurried and overwhelmed with the busi-ness of Christmas or feeling sad or lonely. The Christmas Service of Healing and Hope is designed to... read more

Dec
16

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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

Jan
15

Created by God

Category: Children  
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Created by God is a human sexuality education class that helps pre-teens understand their changing bodies and to see their sexuality as a gift from God.  Students will not only learn about the anatomy of both male and female bodies, but they will also learn and discuss intimacy, marriage, and... read more

Aug
23

Journey to the Holy Land & Oberammergau Passion Play

Category: Adult Education  

HOLY LAND & GERMANY 2020 Aug. 23 – Sept. 4, 2020 Join us as we travel to the Holy Land and to the OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY in Germany. This trip is sure to inspire faith and deepen your discipleship as we seek to understand more about the context of Christ’s... read more