Events

Jan
8

Register for FirstChurch University

Category: Adult Education  

FirstChurch University brings adults together for fellowship, study and fun. A diverse course offering will feed your spirit and curiosity. Click here for more details and to register. read more

Feb
19

Lent: A Study in Contradictions

Category: Adult Education  
Feb 19 - Mar 26

In the hustle and bustle of our lives, Lent invites us to slow down, to strip things away from our lives that distract us and allow our minds to turn to God. A real contradiction. Join us for a unique Bible study in the round. We will take a deep... read more

Feb
25

Variations present Rock Around the Clock

Category: Music & Arts  Youth  
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Variations Youth Choir rocks the jukebox with hit songs from the 1950s like Splish Splash, Jailhouse Rock, Sincerely, Lollipop, Love Me Tender, Blue Suede Shoes, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Rock Around the Clock and many more. We hope you’ll put your glad rags on and join us! Donations... read more

Feb
27

An Evening with Dr. Thupten Jinpa

Category: Adult Education  
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Author of “A Fearless Heart”, Dr. Thupten Jinpa is a former Buddhist monk and holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he also worked as a research fellow. Jinpa has been the principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for nearly three decades and has translated and edited... read more

Mar
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

Mar
4

Understanding Poverty: A Simulation Experience

Category: Adult Education  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Poverty can be an abstract concept until we see it in a new way. This experience will dive into the issues of poverty through decision making and conversations around families living on the edge. This hands-on and eye-opening opportunity engages poverty in new ways. Facilitated by Rev. Evan Jones. Lunch... read more

Mar
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 Sunday, Oct. 15. If... 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
11

Lent Family Food Drive

Category: Outreach  
Mar 11 - Apr 1

Bring items for an Emergency Food Kit to deliver to the Wilkinson Center Food Bank: 1 bag of rice 1 bag dried beans 3 cans of corn 3 cans of green beans 3 cans mixed vegetables 4 cans of soup or stew Box of cereal Shelf-stable milk 1 package of... 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

Mar
19

Auditions for On Golden Pond

Category: Music & Arts  
6:30pm - 8:00pm

On Golden Pond By Ernest Thompson directed by Jane Farris Production dates: May 18, 19, 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. Cast: 3 men, 2 women, and 1 teen. Details at firstchurchdallas.org/audition. Please bring a headshot, resume, and list of conflicts during the rehearsal time period.  The audition will consist of cold... read more

Mar
20

Auditions for On Golden Pond

Category: Music & Arts  
6:30pm - 8:00pm

On Golden Pond By Ernest Thompson directed by Jane Farris Production dates: May 18, 19, 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. Cast: 3 men, 2 women, and 1 teen. Details at firstchurchdallas.org/audition. Please bring a headshot, resume, and list of conflicts during the rehearsal time period.  The audition will consist of cold... read more

Mar
20

Amadeus and the Mozart Requiem: Fact or Fiction?

Category: Adult Education  Music & Arts  
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Led by Tim Effler The 1984 movie Amadeus won 8 Academy Awards including best picture.  Based on the play by Peter Shaffer, the film follows the rivalry between Mozart and Antonio Salieri, the composition of the Requiem, and Mozart’s eventual death.  But, how accurate is the story?  Join Tim Effler... read more

Mar
25

Holy Week & Easter at FirstChurch

Category: Worship  

Sunday, March 25 Palm Sunday – 8:45 & 11 a.m. Parade of palms at 11 a.m. commemorating Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Rev. Ann Willet delivers the message. Annual picnic and egg hunt at Shivers Park follows this service. Mozart’s Requiem – 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary The Chancel Choir... read more

Mar
25

Reception for Dr. Dale Hunt

Category: Congregational Care  
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Please join us as we honor Dr. Dale Hunt and his 10 years of faithful service to FirstChurch. read more

Mar
25

Annual Family Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt

Category: Children  
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Following the 11 a.m. worship service, you and your family are invited to join us for the annual Picnic and Egg Hunt. Bring your lunch, two dozen filled plastic eggs per child (or pick up your pre-ordered box lunch or eggs), enjoy the fellowship, and watch the kids collect hundreds... read more

Mar
25

Mozart’s Requiem

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

The Chancel Choir and orchestra will present Mozart’s Requiem conducted by Dana Effler. Mozart’s final masterpiece features a setting of the Requiem text that highlights the genius composer’s musical brilliance. Composed on Mozart’s deathbed in 1791 and shrouded in mystery the Requiem has become one of his most beloved compositions. Our... read more

Apr
6

DMA’s Arts & Letters Live – Lidia Bastianich

Category: Community Events  
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Bestselling cookbook author, beloved television personality, and successful restaurateur Lidia Bastianich returns to the page with My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food. This heartwarming memoir begins with her upbringing in Pula, a formerly Italian city turned Yugoslavian under Tito’s Communist regime. Here, Bastianich learns everything about... read more

Apr
8

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

Apr
8

Rise Fund Dinner

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

You are invited to come learn more about the Rise Fund and its impact as we live out becoming a church for the city. read more

Apr
10

Freeing Your Inner Poet and Finding Your True Voice

Category: Adult Education  
Apr 10 - May 1

Led by Rev. John Thornburg Tuesdays, Apr. 10, 17 & May 1 In one of religion’s greatest paradoxes, saying “I don’t know what I believe” doesn’t mean that you don’t believe anything.  It only means you haven’t named it yet.  Since God is always active in and around us, sometimes... 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

Apr
16

Compassion Into Action

Category: Adult Education  
Apr 16 - Apr 30

Led by Rev. Holly Bandel Tuesdays, Apr. 16, 23, 30 In this 3 weeks study, we will be using A Fearless Heart by Thupten Jinpa and the gospel of Luke as a way to understand compassion as central to our part in transforming the world as Disciples. Join Rev. Holly... read more

May
1

History of Music

Category: Adult Education  Music & Arts  
May 1 - May 15

Led by Tim Effler Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15 Ever wonder what church music sounded like a thousand years ago, or how we got from that music to the hymns and anthems we sing today?  From Gregorian chant to Christian rock – join us for a whirlwind trip through the... read more

May
6

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

May
14

Parenting Compassion

Category: Adult Education  
May 14 - May 21

Led by Rev. Evan Jones May 14 & 21 In the current political climate, how do we teach our kids about kindness and compassion? Join us for a 2-week discussion about ways to share the type of kindness, love and compassion that Jesus modeled. For parents who have kids of... 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

Jun
3

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

Jul
1

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

Aug
5

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

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

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

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

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

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