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

Jan
21

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

Jan
24

Point in Time Homeless Count

Category: Outreach  
Jan 24 - Jan 25

For the third year, we will be one of the two host sites for the Point in Time Homeless Count through the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance. It helps communities understand the extent of homelessness, changing trends, and the measure of their success in making homelessness rare, brief and nonrecurring.  General... read more

Jan
28

White Fragility Book Study

Category: Adult Education  
Jan 28 - Feb 11

Mondays,  6:30 – 8 p.m. Jan. 28; Feb. 4 & 11 In the new year, join Rev. Holly Bandel in discussion and reflection about race and the impact it has on our society. We will be reading the new book by Robin DiAngelo. If you have questions you have always... read more

Feb
3

Faith Beyond Walls: 2019 Capital Campaign Celebration Sunday

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Join us Feb. 3 following 11 a.m. worship to celebrate the final week of the Capital Campaign. Our Super Bowl tailgate-themed celebration will be fun for the whole family. Come for lunch and fellowship with your FirstChurch family! RSVP to Elizabeth Smith at esmith@fumcdallas.org. read more

Feb
4

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

Feb
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

Feb
5

Through These Doors

Category: Adult Education  
Feb 5 - Feb 26

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Feb. 5, 19, 26 This class looks at how the future of FirstChurch is directly tied to its past. Take a journey through time to explore some amazing historical events of FirstChurch and how that might pave way for our future. Historian Kelvin Meyers leads... read more

Feb
10

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

Feb
12

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 read more

Feb
12

Caregivers Discussion Group

Feb 12 - Feb 26

Feb. 12, 19 & 26 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The majority of us will at some point in our lives be family caregivers. There are blessings and there are challenges to care-giving. Come participate in an informal group discussion on ways we can handle challenges, solve problems, find resources,... read more

Feb
16

Women’s Retreat

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

R4   Relationship, Resilience, Redemption, Restoration Bold Conversations and Holy Listening on Race, Culture, and Mental Health 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... read more

Feb
18

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

Feb
22

For Seniors: Faith in Art

Category: Adult Education  
10:45am - 1:00pm

Meet at the church and walk across the street together for a docent-led tour of religious art in the DMA collection. The event is free; have lunch on your own at DMA Cafe after the tour. Click here to register. read more

Feb
24

Variations salutes Gershwin and Porter

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

Variations Youth Choir presents “Variations Salutes Gershwin and Porter” which will feature such familiar songs as “Anything Goes,” “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” and other Gershwin and Porter favorites. We hope you’ll join us! Donations will support Variations’ choir tour to West Texas and New Mexico in June. For... read more

Mar
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

Mar
17

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
23

Church Council Retreat

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

Join Us for the Church Council Retreat. 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
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

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

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
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