Events

Feb
25

Senior Issues Forum – Coping with Cancer

Category: Adult Education  
9:00am - 11:30am

•  Cancer treatment innovations •  Dietetic issues to consider when going through treatment •  Cancer Insurance. Do you need it? •  Medical insurance coverage for treatment out of town or state •  Spiritual resources to help cope with the shock of being told you have cancer Speakers include an oncologist,... read more

Feb
26

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
26

Variations present Broadway Bound

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

Treat yourself to great music from hit Broadway musicals such as Hamilton, Beautiful, Wicked, Aladdin and Fiddler on the Roof performed by Variations youth choir! Donations will support their New York City choir tour this summer. For questions, please contact Music and Arts at 214-220-2727, ext. 218. Childcare is available.... read more

Mar
1

Ash Wednesday Services

Category: Worship  

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Come & Go Service Dickerson Chapel 7:30 p.m. Service of Ashes Begin the season of Lent with this special service which includes the imposition of ashes. Kellie Sanford shares the message “Appearances”. Sanctuary. read more

Mar
1

UrbanLife – Young Adults

Category: Young Adults  
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Young professionals (20s -30s) are invited to explore issues of faith and life through education, service and community. 7:30 pm worship at church, 8:45 pm | PUB THEOLOGY – Ash Wednesday. Our first PUB THEOLOGY will be at Mudsmith after the Ash Wednesday service at the church. Make plans to be there!... read more

Mar
2

UrbanLife – Young Adults

Category: Young Adults  
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Young professionals (20s -30s) are invited to explore issues of faith and life through education, service and community. Dinner with Friends. Throw your name in the hat, we set up the groups and the restaurant. You show up – eat, drink and be merry. Sign up here. Click here for... read more

Mar
4

Sacred Spaces with Dr. Andy Stoker

Category: Adult Education  
11:00am - 1:00pm

As we strive to better understand our brothers and sisters, we are visiting their sacred spaces so that we may develop friendships and ministry partnerships in the areas of education, culture and service. We will tour the Temple and share lunch and discussion together. Contact Carrie Chavarria to register. read more

Mar
5

UMW Unit Meeting

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

“A Lenten Call to Prayer and Self-Denial” offers a program focusing on true stories of women who lack health services today and will include our annual offering, which this year will support programs and advocates for the health of mothers and their children. Following this program, we will gather in Dickerson Chapel... read more

Mar
5

Higher Ground for Youth

Category: Youth  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Higher Ground  is a chance for youth to relax together, hang out and really build community. Our spring Higher Ground theme is Discover. Join us as we explore what God is calling us to do in vocation, service, creativity and discipleship. Downtown Trivia Dash.   read more

Mar
5

Goodrich Gallery Artist Reception

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

Artist’s Reception for Merry Fuhrer – Pastels and Charcoal 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: ... read more

Mar
7

UrbanLife – Young Adults

Category: Young Adults  
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Young professionals (20s -30s) are invited to explore issues of faith and life through education, service and community. URBAN LIFE – “Reframing Missions” Led by Evan Jones. Click here for upcoming events. read more

Mar
12

Costa Rica Family Mission Trip

Category: Outreach  
Mar 12 - Mar 18

March 12-18, 2017 “…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 beyond friends,... read more

Mar
14

UrbanLife – Young Adults

Category: Young Adults  
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Young professionals (20s -30s) are invited to explore issues of faith and life through education, service and community. #ADULTING – “Baby You Can Drive My Car” [Speaker TBD] Click here for upcoming events. read more

Mar
19

Higher Ground for Youth

Category: Youth  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Higher Ground  is a chance for youth to relax together, hang out and really build community. Our spring Higher Ground theme is Discover. Join us as we explore what God is calling us to do in vocation, service, creativity and discipleship. Discover: Higher Ground. Vocation.   read more

Mar
20

Christians, Muslims & Jesus – A Lenten Journey

Category: Adult Education  
6:30pm - 7:30pm

In a changing multi-cultural and multi-faith landscape, the language of our faith traditions must be strengthened as we reach out in love and hospitality to our neighbors. Imam Omar Sulieman and Dr. Andy Stoker will teach and lead a faithful discussion about Jesus. Islam and Christianity revere Jesus, but in... read more

Mar
26

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
26

Requiem for the Living

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

The Chancel Choir and orchestra will present Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living conducted by Dana Effler. A Requiem, at its core, is a prayer for rest- traditionally, for the deceased. The five movements of Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living, (2013), however, form a narrative just as much for the living, and their... read more

Mar
26

Higher Ground for Youth

Category: Youth  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Higher Ground  is a chance for youth to relax together, hang out and really build community. Our spring Higher Ground theme is Discover. Join us as we explore what God is calling us to do in vocation, service, creativity and discipleship. Local service project. read more

Mar
27

Christians, Muslims & Jesus – A Lenten Journey

Category: Adult Education  
6:30pm - 7:35pm

In a changing multi-cultural and multi-faith landscape, the language of our faith traditions must be strengthened as we reach out in love and hospitality to our neighbors. Imam Omar Sulieman and Dr. Andy Stoker will teach and lead a faithful discussion about Jesus. Islam and Christianity revere Jesus, but in... read more

Mar
28

Church Council Meeting

Category: Adult Education  
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join Us for Church Council. All FirstChurch members invited. 6:00 p.m. dinner 6:30 p.m. meeting read more

Mar
30

UrbanLife – Young Adults

Category: Young Adults  

Young professionals (20s -30s) are invited to explore issues of faith and life through education, service and community. SERVICE  – Baton Rouge Mission Trip Click here for upcoming events. read more

Apr
2

Goodrich Gallery Artist Reception

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

Artist’s Reception for Heather Hodges – Acrylic 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.... read more

Apr
2

Higher Ground for Youth

Category: Youth  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Higher Ground  is a chance for youth to relax together, hang out and really build community. Our spring Higher Ground theme is Discover. Join us as we explore what God is calling us to do in vocation, service, creativity and discipleship. Discover: Higher Ground. Service.   read more

Apr
3

Christians, Muslims & Jesus – A Lenten Journey

Category: Adult Education  
6:30pm - 7:40pm

In a changing multi-cultural and multi-faith landscape, the language of our faith traditions must be strengthened as we reach out in love and hospitality to our neighbors. Imam Omar Sulieman and Dr. Andy Stoker will teach and lead a faithful discussion about Jesus. Islam and Christianity revere Jesus, but in... read more

Apr
6

UrbanLife – Young Adults

Category: Young Adults  
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Young professionals (20s -30s) are invited to explore issues of faith and life through education, service and community. Click here for upcoming events. read more

Apr
7

Sacred Spaces with Dr. Andy Stoker

Category: Adult Education  
5:00pm - 7:00pm

As we strive to better understand our brothers and sisters, we are visiting their sacred spaces so that we may develop friendships and ministry partnerships in the areas of education, culture and service. We will tour the Stern Chapel, celebrate Shabbat worship, then go to dinner together. Contact Carrie Chavarria... read more

Apr
9

Holy Week at FirstChurch

Category: Worship  

Sunday, April 9 Palm Sunday A parade of palms opens the 11 a.m. service with children 4 years old and up participating. Children younger than 4 are welcome to participate with their parents. Picnic and Easter Egg Hunt Following the 11 a.m. worship service, you and your family are invited... read more

Apr
9

Higher Ground for Youth

Category: Youth  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Higher Ground  is a chance for youth to relax together, hang out and really build community. Our spring Higher Ground theme is Discover. Join us as we explore what God is calling us to do in vocation, service, creativity and discipleship. Farmers Market. read more

Apr
10

Christians, Muslims & Jesus – A Lenten Journey

Category: Adult Education  
6:30pm - 7:45pm

In a changing multi-cultural and multi-faith landscape, the language of our faith traditions must be strengthened as we reach out in love and hospitality to our neighbors. Imam Omar Sulieman and Dr. Andy Stoker will teach and lead a faithful discussion about Jesus. Islam and Christianity revere Jesus, but in... read more

Apr
21

Enneagram Workshop with Suzanne Stabile

Category: Adult Education  

Know Your Number workshop with Suzanne Stabile Friday, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Know Your Number is a foundational course and is the first step in working with the Enneagram. In this workshop, Suzanne introduces the nine Enneagram Types: Challenger, Peacemaker, Perfectionist, Helper, Performer,... read more

Apr
23

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

Higher Ground for Youth

Category: Youth  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Higher Ground  is a chance for youth to relax together, hang out and really build community. Our spring Higher Ground theme is Discover. Join us as we explore what God is calling us to do in vocation, service, creativity and discipleship. Discover: Creativity.   read more

Apr
30

Higher Ground for Youth

Category: Youth  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Higher Ground  is a chance for youth to relax together, hang out and really build community. Our spring Higher Ground theme is Discover. Join us as we explore what God is calling us to do in vocation, service, creativity and discipleship. Oak Cliff Extravaganza.   read more

May
7

Goodrich Gallery Artist Reception

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

Artist’s Reception for Hal Warnick – Oil on Canvas 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: ... read more

May
7

Higher Ground for Youth

Category: Youth  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Higher Ground  is a chance for youth to relax together, hang out and really build community. Our spring Higher Ground theme is Discover. Join us as we explore what God is calling us to do in vocation, service, creativity and discipleship. Discover: Discipleship.   read more

May
9

Church Council Meeting

Category: Adult Education  
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join Us for Church Council. All FirstChurch members invited. 6:00 p.m. dinner 6:30 p.m. meeting read more

Jun
4

Goodrich Gallery Artist Reception

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

Artist’s Reception for Heather Pregger – Fiber Art 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... read more

Jun
12

Urban Camp

Category: Children  
Jun 12 - Aug 11

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

Jul
2

Goodrich Gallery Artist Reception

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

Artist’s Reception for Jim Finger – Mixed Media 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... read more

Aug
6

Goodrich Gallery Artist Reception

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

Artist’s Reception for Gail Arnold Nash – Ceramics 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... read more

Aug
22

Church Council Meeting

Category: Adult Education  
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join Us for Church Council. All FirstChurch members invited. 6:00 p.m. dinner 6:30 p.m. meeting read more

Sep
3

Goodrich Gallery Artist Reception

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

Artist’s Reception for Robert Moore – Photography 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.... 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

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

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