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Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation

Facilitator: Rev. Joe Stabile The goal of spiritual formation is transformation……the ever increasing capacity to live a spiritual life from the heart.  Transformation is different than change.  Change happens when we take on something new; transformation is when something falls away usually not of our own doing. For four weeks, starting August 15 at 11 a.m. on Sundays, Joe will... read more

Special Informational Church Council Meeting

Join us for this special Church Council meeting to learn the latest about COVID-19 and the Delta variant. We have invited Dr. Leslie Cler, Medical Director, Utilization at Methodist Health System to offer a 45-minute presentation to inform us on recent developments, as well as the scientific and psychosocial effects of the disease on both individuals and the community, so... read more

Book Study – 1 Corinthians: Searching the Depths of God

Sundays, Sept. 12 – Nov. 21, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon Led by Dr. Andy Stoker Personal faith in a spiritual community can be both a rewarding and a challenging task. Oh, don’t take it from me; take it from Paul! The apostle Paul was serving a community of “differents” and “difference” in a seaside city named Corinth.... read more

Book Study on Caste

Tuesdays, Oct. 12 – Nov. 9 7 – 8 p.m. via Zoom Caste by Isabel Wilkerson Led by: Holly Bandel (5 consecutive Tuesdays) We have inherited a world full of humans who have been healed and hurt by other humans. There was a time, in an age before this one, when ignorance was forgivable. But that time has passed. Now... read more

Bystander Training and Conversation of Anti-Asian Hate

RESPONDING AS A BYSTANDER What’s worse than being targeted with harassment because of your race, sex, religion, color, gender, size, orientation, disability, age, or origin? Being targeted while surrounded by bystanders who see what is happening, but then do nothing. It doesn’t have to be that way. At this moment in history, we are witnessing a spike in disrespect, harassment,... read more

Austin Street Center Discussion

FUMC Dallas Sunday School Class, Class Etc. will be hosting this Rise Fund event to create connection between FirstChurch and our Rise Fund agency Austin Street Center. All are invited to come and learn what is happening at Austin Street during this season! Zoom Information Meeting ID- 979 4098 0826 Password- 68515 Link- https://zoom.us/j/97940980826 Save the date on Thursday, June... read more

Walk the Labyrinth

A Labyrinth is not a Maze. A maze has tricks, choices in the path and dead ends. The labyrinth is unicursal with a single path leading into the center and back out again. The labyrinth is an ancient pattern to walk as you pray, which has been brought back into use in recent years. It seems that movement as you... read more

Walk the Labyrinth

A Labyrinth is not a Maze. A maze has tricks, choices in the path and dead ends. The labyrinth is unicursal with a single path leading into the center and back out again. The labyrinth is an ancient pattern to walk as you pray, which has been brought back into use in recent years. It seems that movement as you... read more

Shining a Light on Alzheimer’s Disease

Research has shown that individuals who maintain a spiritual connection as they age have a stronger well-being and greater sense of purpose in life. Religious places and traditions often provide special memories, giving an individual or family member a sense of peace, serenity and joy. Alzheimer’s disease robs an individual of memories, but does this does not eliminate a person’s... read more

Shining a Light on Alzheimer’s Disease

Research has shown that individuals who maintain a spiritual connection as they age have a stronger well-being and greater sense of purpose in life. Religious places and traditions often provide special memories, giving an individual or family member a sense of peace, serenity and joy. Alzheimer’s disease robs an individual of memories, but does this does not eliminate a person’s... read more