Events

Jan
14

Register for Spring Discipleship Classes

Category: Adult Education  

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

Mar
11

Lenten Study: Giving Up

Category: Adult Education  Children  Youth  

In 2019, life at FirstChurch is focused on honoring the past and pushing toward the future. While the Capital Campaign pushed us to consider what it means to give above and beyond, the Lenten season provides an opportunity to look at sacrifice in a different way. This season’s church-wide study... read more

Mar
18

Easter Lilies

Category: Congregational Care  

Donate an Easter lily in honor or memory of loved ones or friends. Each plant is $15. Orders will be taken through April 14. The lilies will decorate the church on Easter Sunday, April 21, with dedications printed in the worship bulletins. Honorees or Donors may take the flowers home... read more

Mar
23

Church Council Retreat

Category: Adult Education  
9:00am - 12:00pm

Join Us for the Church Council Retreat. read more

Mar
24

Lent Family Food Drive

Category: Outreach  
Mar 24 - Apr 21

Bring items to stock the Wilkinson Center Food Bank: 4 cans of fruit 4 cans of soup or stew 1 box of cereal 1 package of spaghetti 1 package macaroni and cheese 1 box of crackers 1 jar of spaghetti sauce (plastic jar or can preferred) 1 jar of jelly... read more

Mar
29

Room in the Inn

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
5:00pm - 10:00am

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

Mar
31

5th Sunday Mission Presentation

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
9:45am - 10:30am

  Josh Cogan from Outlast Youth www.outlastyouth.org will be speaking. Mission – TO REDUCE AND PREVENT LGBTQ YOUTH EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS IN DALLAS AND ITS SURROUNDING COUNTIES Josh Cogan – President & CEO Josh Cogan is the Director & Co-Founder of Outlast Youth, focusing on LGBTQ youth homelessness as an arm... read more

Mar
31

Chancel Choir and Orchestra present Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest

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

The FUMC Dallas Chancel Choir and Orchestra will perform Jubilate Deo by Dan Forrest. Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by setting it in seven different languages and drawing from a... read more

Apr
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

Apr
2

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

Apr
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

Apr
7

Rise Up to the Challenge

Category: Outreach  
5:00pm - 7:00pm

You are invited to the RISE UP to tour their new facility, hear from directors of our Rise partners and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Let’s invest in mission and advocacy together as we RISE UP To The Challenge! Click here to RSVP. read more

Apr
13

Eggstravaganza at Dallas Bethlehem Center

Category: Children  Community Events  Outreach  
Apr 13 - Apr 7

Join us from 9 a.m. – Noon for Community Day complete with egg hunt, food, face painting and fun for the entire family! Contact: Grace McFerrin. read more

Apr
14

Holy Week & Easter at FirstChurch

Category: Worship  

Sunday, April 14 Palm Sunday Service – 8:45 & 11 a.m. Children’s choirs and parade of palms at 11 a.m. commemorating Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Annual picnic & egg hunt in Shivers Park at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 18 Maundy Thursday Service – 7 p.m. FirstChurch children and families... read more

Apr
14

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

Apr
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

Apr
21

Easter at FirstChurch

Category: Worship  

Sunday, April 20 Easter Sunrise Service – 7 a.m. The junior and senior high students of FirstChurch will lead a service filled with song, reflective prayer, and a message. Atrium Courtyard. Traditional Easter Services – 9 & 11 a.m. Dr. Stoker delivers the message “Presence of God” at this service... read more

Apr
23

One + One Dallas Launch Lunch

Category: Outreach  
11:30am - 1:00pm

Come renew or begin a One + One Dallas partnership with DISD schools. For more information on One + One Dallas, click here. Hosted by Pastors for Texas Children. Click here to RSVP.   read more

Apr
23

Turning Prayer Inside Out

Category: Adult Education  
Apr 23 - May 14

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. April 23, 30; May 7, 14 Discover how to deepen and enrich your prayer life. The class will use Prayer by O. Hallesby and In God’s Presence by Marjorie Suchocki as resources. Participants will create their own prayer beads. Facilitator: Rev. JoNell Lindh Click here to... read more

Apr
27

Family Gateway Day to Play

Category: Children  Outreach  
11:00am - 2:00pm

DAY to PLAY brings families together for an event filled with activities and discoveries geared specifically to children with a focus on volunteerism. Check out the fun interactive booths, activities, & entertainment planned at familygateway.org. read more

Apr
28

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… Senior Minister, Dr. Andrew Stoker 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 church.... read more

Apr
29

Exploring World Religions

Category: Adult Education  
Apr 29 - Jun 10

Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. April 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10 Have you ever wondered why we as a church believe and practice as we do? Join this class to share a meal, view a video, and ask questions together in a discussion format. Participants will have... read more

Apr
30

Can I Get A Witness?

Category: Adult Education  
Apr 30 - May 21

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. April 30; May 7, 14, 21 Many faithful Christians hold a deep private faith but feel inadequate to share it with others. In this four-week class, Rev. Ann Willet challenges us to shed the negative notion of evangelism and reclaim the power of expressing how... read more

May
1

Disaster Relief Trip to Rockport, TX

Category: Outreach  
May 1 - May 4

May 1 – 4 The United Methodist Men are sponsoring a disaster relief trip to Rockport, Texas. Join our team as we provide relief work for homes affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Rockport area. Click here to register. Photo: WSBT read more

May
1

Methodism 101

Category: Adult Education  
May 1 - May 15

Wednesdays, Noon – 1 p.m. May 1, 8, 15 Join us for a lunch study where we will explore the history and beliefs of the United Methodist Church. This is “everything you learned about the UM Church in Confirmation, had you been paying attention.” Bring a sack lunch. Facilitator: Rev. Evan... read more

May
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

May
5

Christian Believer: Knowing God with Heart and Mind – Part 1

Category: Adult Education  
May 5 - Jun 9

Sundays, 12:15 – 2 p.m. May 5, 12, 19; June 2, 9 Have you ever wondered why we as a church believe and practice as we do? Join this class to share a meal, view a video, and ask questions together in a discussion format. Participants will have weekly readings... read more

May
5

Children’s Choir Musical

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

The Cantate and Counterpoint Choirs present Barbecue for Ben, May 5 at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Free and fun for all ages! read more

May
18

Walk, Pray, Love Prayer Walk

Category: Adult Education  Children  Outreach  Youth  
9:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for a prayer walk downtown with stops that illuminate the history of our city and the need for advocacy and transformation. We will end with a picnic lunch for the whole family at the church. Adults, youth and children are encouraged to participate in this event fit for... read more

May
19

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… 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 church. There will... read more

Jun
2

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

Jun
3

Urban Camp

Category: Children  
Jun 3 - Aug 9

Join us for these fun summer camps at FirstChurch. Camps continue through the summer with camps for games, design, cooking and more! Click here for more information and to register.     read more

Jul
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

Jul
14

Back to School Drive

Category: Outreach  

Back to School Drive Through Aug. 4 Drop off located across from the Information Desk. Underwear and socks for JJ Rhoads – all sizes Donations for uniforms – leave at cash/check at Information Desk or to donate online, click here, choose Mission & Outreach and designate Back to School Drive... read more

Aug
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

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 Elise Daniel. 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

Dec
8

FirstGifts Alternative Gift Market

Category: Outreach  
8:30am - 1:00pm

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