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Say Their Names Memorial

Say Their Names Memorial

Every November 1, United Methodists across the globe publically remember those who have passed away as a part of All Saints Day. This year, with the overdue spotlight on the unjust treatment suffered by black people, it was fitting that we honor those lives lost over the years. The Say Their Names Memorial remembers those who have died because of... read more

ZOE Empowers Virtual Mission Trip

Want to learn more about Zoe Empowers? Want to travel the world in 3 days? Join us online Nov. 10 -12 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. CST Ideally attend all 3 days to get the full specter of how the program works; each day builds on the prior day. Pack your bags for a virtual trip to Rwanda, Kenya,... read more

UMW Faith Talks on Voting and Voter Suppression

Members of our FirstChurch Mission and Advocacy team attended an online forum this weekend put on by Texas Impact about how to support people in their right to vote this fall through mail-in voting, poll working and driving people to the polls. United Methodist Women are a part of this effort as well. This month as we mark the 100th... read more

Partnering in a Pandemic: How Faith Communities Can Support Schools

This is a 45-minute joint event with Pastors for Texas Children and One + One Dallas. Dallas ISD Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa will be a guest speaker. Faith communities and leaders will share best practices of how to partner with schools during this back to school time and all the changes required. Faith communities will also learn how to advocate... read more

Church-Wide Study Aug. – “So You Want to Talk About Race?”

Zoom introduction Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. Zoom close Monday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Facilitator: Rev. Holly Bandel This first Church-Wide study for Fall 2020 allows us to further explore how race impacts our culture, and what that means for us as Christians. This book serves as a framework for us to understand more about the history, definitions... read more

Book Study: Raising White Kids

Final Session – Aug. 4 7:30 p.m. via Zoom Join FirstChurch parents, grandparents and caretakers in this study of systemic racism and how it socializes children in our racially unjust and segregated nation. The study will use the book Raising White Kids by Dr. Jennifer Harvey as a discussion starter for how to educate white children to address racism and... read more

Volunteers Needed for 24th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair

Mayor Eric Johnson is excited to host the 24th Annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair (MBTSF) at Fair Park. MBTSF serves students who live in Dallas and/or attend a Dallas ISD school (PreK-12). FirstChurch volunteers are needed from 7-10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21 for the Drive-Thru Only Distribution. Donated golf carts are also needed to help with transportation around... read more