Events

Sep
7

Hurricane Relief

Category: Outreach  

As we continue to hold all people affected by Hurricane Harvey in our prayers, we are joining the relief effort. Click here for giving and service opportunities. read more

Sep
10

2018 Stewardship Campaign

Make a pledge to the 2018 budget today to ensure a year of abundant generosity at FirstChurch. Join us on Celebration Sunday, Sept. 24 following 11 a.m. worship for food, fellowship and fun. I/we make this pledge to fund the 2018 mission and ministry of FirstChurch. I/we pledge the total... read more

Sep
13

FirstChurch University Fall Session

Category: Adult Education  

Our fall session of FCU brings adults together for fellowship, study and fun. A thorough course offering brings diverse teachers to feed your spirit and curiosity. Click here for more details and to register. read more

Sep
24

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

Sep
24

Grief Support Group

Category: Congregational Care  

Losing a loved one to death brings deep, raw feelings of grief. Society often encourages us to move quickly away from grief. We need to be reminded that leaning toward, not away from the pain will facilitate the eventual healing. All who have lost a loved one are welcome to... read more

Sep
24

Stewardship Campaign Celebration Sunday

Category: Adult Education  Children  Young Adults  Youth  
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Let’s celebrate the generosity toward the proposed 2018 budget! Join us on Celebration Sunday, Sept. 24 following 11 a.m. worship for burgers from The Hamburger Man, fellowship and fun. If you have not yet made your pledge, click here. read more

Sep
25

Glennon Doyle

Category: Adult Education  
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior, which was selected as an Oprah’s Book Club pick, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, Warrior. Glennon is also the founder of Momastery, an online community reaching millions of people each... read more

Oct
1

Goodrich Gallery Artist Reception

Category: Music & Arts  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Goodrich Gallery Invitational 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.... read more

Oct
8

Fall Bake Sale

Category: Children  Youth  
8:15am - 12:15pm

Stop by the Bake Sale from and pick up a sweet treat! read more

Oct
15

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. Tickets on sale soon. read more

Oct
16

Serving 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

Oct
22

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

Oct
26

DMA’s Arts & Letters Live – Walter Isaacson

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

Walter Isaacson, author of the bestselling biographies Benjamin Franklin, Einstein, and Steve Jobs, delivers Leonardo da Vinci, an engrossing portrayal of the world’s most creative genius. Click here for more information and tickets. read more

Oct
29

5th Sunday Mission Presentation

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

Hosted by United Methodist Women. Featuring information about Project Transformation, Wesley-Rankin and Bethlehem Center. read more

Nov
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

Nov
5

Service of Light and Remembrance

Category: Music & Arts  Outreach  
2:30pm - 3:30pm

All Saints is a day of solemnity, reserved to honor those who have gone before us, known and unknown, sung and unsung. All of God’s people are spiritually connected, and uniting in remembrance is just one example of God’s prevailing love. This multi-faith service is open to the public and will... read more

Nov
12

Charge Conference Meeting

Category: Adult Education  
7:00pm - 9:00pm

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

Nov
16

DMA’s Arts & Letters Live – Dan Rather

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

In What Unites Us, a collection of wholly original essays, venerated television journalist Dan Rather celebrates our shared values and what matters most in our great country, and shows us what patriotism looks like. Krys Boyd, host and managing editor of Think on KERA, will moderate a conversation with Rather.... read more

Nov
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

Nov
26

Hanging of the Greens

Category: Adult Education  Children  Worship  
2:30pm - 3:15pm

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
3

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 agencies where our members are involved – Providing an alternative to the experience of holiday shopping – Offering opportunities to purchase gift cards and ‘social good’ gifts... read more

Dec
3

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
24

Children at the Manger – New Time

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

All children, ages 5 years (by Sept. 1) through 6th grade are invited to participate in our traditional children’s presentation Saturday, Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. (new time this year). read more

Dec
24

Christmas Eve Services

Category: Worship  

11 a.m., 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., & re-broadcast at 10:35 p.m. on WFAA Channel 8 Saturday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Services 11 a.m. – Our traditional, family-oriented Christmas Eve service including Children at the Manger and candlelight. Streaming live on firstchurchdallas.org. 7:30 p.m. – Sacrament of Holy Communion –... read more

Jan
14

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

Jan
15

Journey to the Holy Land

Category: Adult Education  
Jan 15 - Jan 25

Join Dr. Andy Stoker and First UMC Dallas on a Holy Land tour! This journey of a lifetime departs January 15, 2018 starting at $3,398 from Dallas. Click here to register today.   read more

Feb
11

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
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

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

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

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