Events

Jul
8

Rotunda Theatre Season Tickets on Sale

Category: Music & Arts  

Tickets for the 2018-2019 Rotunda Season Series are now on sale! This season includes 3 offerings: A Murder is Announced, Broadway Bound and a one-night-only cabaret performance on Saturday, Jan. 19: A Night In Neverland: Beloved Songs From Childhood. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here. read more

Jul
23

Register Now for Children’s & Youth Choirs

Category: Children  Music & Arts  Youth  

Registrations for Children’s and Youth Choirs are now open! Variations Youth Choir kicks off on Sunday, Aug. 26 with an extended rehearsal from 12:30-3 p.m. Children’s choir and all handbell choirs begin on Sept. 9. Visit these links for more information! Children’s Choirs Variations Youth Choir       read more

Aug
17

UMW Room in the Inn

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
Aug 17 - Aug 18

Join the United Methodist Women in hosting women from Austin Street Center for a home-cooked dinner, fellowship and good night’s sleep. This ministry aids our area shelters by providing beds in the hottest and coldest days of the year. Our FirstChurch UMW will be joining with St. Paul UMW members... 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

Aug
19

One + One Dallas Back to School Prayer Walk

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join our One + One Dallas team and other communities of faith to pray at JJ Rhoads Elementary. Or you may pray at your local school. For prayer resources, contact Rev. Holly Bandel. read more

Aug
20

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

Aug
26

J.J. Rhoads Partnership Lunch & Kickoff

Category: Outreach  
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Make a huge difference this fall by volunteering in our adopted school, J.J. Rhoads. Join us for lunch to find out more. Contact Beverly Funk for more information. read more

Aug
28

Church Council Meeting

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

Join Us for Church Council. All FirstChurch members invited. 6:00 p.m. dinner 6:30 p.m. meeting read more

Aug
30

One + One Dallas Launch Lunch

Category: Outreach  
11:30am - 1:00pm

Come renew or begin a One + One Dallas partnership with DISD schools. DISD Chief of Staff, Pamela Lear, will be speaking. For more information on One + One Dallas, click here. Click here to RSVP.   read more

Sep
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

Sep
9

Register for Fall Discipleship Classes

Category: Adult Education  

Register for Fall Discipleship classes! A diverse course offering will feed your spirit and curiosity. Classes begin Sept. 9. Click here for more details and to register. read more

Sep
9

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

Sep
9

Long Term Studies Begin Sept. 9

Category: Adult Education  

Click here to register. Disciple I , II and Companions in Christ classes will be offered beginning Sept. 9. Disciple I – is the introductory 34-week Disciple Bible Study course that over 400 FUMC members have taken. You will experience a complete overview of the bible. The study moves from... read more

Sep
16

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

Sep
16

Disaster Relief Trip to Rockport, TX Information Meeting

Category: Outreach  
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Oct. 10 – 14 Led by Rev. Ann Willet $250 due by Sept. 17 Join our team as we provide flood relief work for homes affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Rockport area. Bring power tools with you – power drills, impact drills, circular saws, sawsalls, etc. If you aren’t... read more

Sep
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

Sep
21

Rotunda Theatre presents A Murder is Announced

Category: Music & Arts  

A Murder is Announced By Agatha Christie, Leslie Darbon Directed by Tim Effler September 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one... read more

Sep
22

Rotunda Theatre presents A Murder is Announced

Category: Music & Arts  

A Murder is Announced By Agatha Christie, Leslie Darbon Directed by Tim Effler September 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one... read more

Sep
27

Rotunda Theatre presents A Murder is Announced

Category: Music & Arts  

A Murder is Announced By Agatha Christie, Leslie Darbon Directed by Tim Effler September 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one... read more

Sep
28

Rotunda Theatre presents A Murder is Announced

Category: Music & Arts  

A Murder is Announced By Agatha Christie, Leslie Darbon Directed by Tim Effler September 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one... read more

Sep
29

Rotunda Theatre presents A Murder is Announced

Category: Music & Arts  

A Murder is Announced By Agatha Christie, Leslie Darbon Directed by Tim Effler September 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one... read more

Sep
30

5th Sunday Mission Presentation

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

We will learn about FirstChurch’s Church & Society. The purpose of the FUMC Church & Society Council is to educate and advocate for ministries of peace, justice, and reconciliation. Through educational forums, classes, events, public witness, and advocacy we invite members of the church and the greater society to align... read more

Oct
1

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

Oct
7

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

Oct
14

Fall Festival

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

It’s Fall Festival time! Don’t miss the adorable costumed kids, the fellowship over an In-N-Out burger, the Sunday school sponsored booths, and Trunk or Treat. read more

Oct
15

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

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

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

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
4

Mozart Requiem

Category: Music & Arts  
7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Chancel Choir and orchestra will present Duruflé’s Requiem conducted by Dana Effler. Free childcare and valet parking available.   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
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

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
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
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