Events

Nov
18

Celebration of Christmas CD

Category: Music & Arts  

Click here to order Let There Be Light, a Celebration of Christmas, favorite anthems, hymns and carols from the First United Methodist Church, Dallas, Chancel Choir. read more

Dec
2

Advent & Christmas Eve at FirstChurch

Sunday, Dec. 2 – First Sunday of Advent FirstGifts Christmas Gift Market 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Fiedler Atrium Shop for alternative Christmas gifts this year! Each booth included in the FirstGifts Christmas Market supports a mission. Fair-trade handicrafts, tangible hand-made gifts, and gift cards supporting the agencies are... read more

Dec
9

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

Dec
16

All Church Breakfast

8:30am - 11:00am

We’re making breakfast! Come enjoy pancakes and other goodies made by members. There will also be a model train display, a play area for kids, FirstGifts mini-market and professional photos. Bring your family and friends! Then, join us for A Service of Lessons and Carols at 11 a.m. in the... read more

Dec
16

A Service of Lessons and Carols

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

This traditional service of nine lessons and carols includes lessons of prophecy and the Nativity story interwoven with beautiful carols by the Chancel Choir and instrumentalists. 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

Dec
23

Family Friendly Children at the Manger Service

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 Sunday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. This will be the only worship service on this Sunday. read more

Dec
24

Christmas Eve Services

Category: Worship  

Monday, Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Services Sanctuary 7 p.m. – This joyful celebration of the coming of the Christ Child will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion and will conclude with the lighting of candles while singing Silent Night. 9:30 p.m. – This Traditional Candlelight Service features music by the... read more

Jan
7

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
8

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

Jan
8

The Parables of Jesus: Revisiting the Familiar and Tackling the Troubling

Category: Adult Education  
Jan 8 - Jan 29

4 meetings Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 Review various definitions of a parable, different approaches to interpreting them, and discuss specific parables – from the most important to the most troubling and difficult to understand. This course will use:The Parables for Today by Alyce McKenzie;... read more

Jan
8

Bible Study for Young Adults

Category: Adult Education  
Jan 8 - Feb 5

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5 Join a new group of young professionals (20’s and 30’s) for great conversations about faith and scripture. Students will explore the origins of Scripture and how it still teaches and informs our lives. This group is open to... read more

Jan
11

UMW Room in the Inn

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
Jan 11 - Jan 12

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

Jan
13

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
13

New Year’s Lunch & Speaker

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

All members of FirstChurch are invited to join in our meeting and lunch and to hear speaker Rev. Ann Willet speak about “Stories That Form Us” RSVP for lunch to Elise Daniel. Hosted by United Methodist Women. read more

Jan
14

White Fragility Book Study

Category: Adult Education  
Jan 14 - Feb 4

Mondays,  6:30 – 8 p.m. Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 4 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 wanted to... 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

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
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

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

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
28

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

Category: Adult Education  
Apr 28 - Jun 2

Sundays, 12:15 – 2 p.m. April 28; May 5, 12, 19; June 2 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... 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
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