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Dallas Arts District Blood Drive

Dallas Arts District Blood Drive

This Jan. – May, the UMC is hosting blood drives across North Texas to help ensure doctors and hospitals have what they need on the shelves to treat patients, especially those with sickle cell disease. Watch this video to see why blood donations are needed for those with this disease. Please consider donating blood during this time of critical need.... read more

FirstGifts Pick Up

FirstGifts Pick Up will be on Dec. 13 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. in the FUMC Dallas parking lot located off San Jacinto Street. Please enter the lot through the entrance located off of Harwood Street. Due to the ongoing pandemic we ask that you remain in your car at all times and we will put your items and donation... read more

Dallas Bethlehem Center Family Gift Packs

Nov. 27 – Dec. 7 The holiday season can be difficult for families in South Dallas. There’s often not enough money to buy gifts, and this year will be especially challenging. On Dec. 15, Dallas Bethlehem Center is hosting a Christmas Family Gift Drive where families in need will drive-up and receive a Family Gift Basket.  You can support this event by... read more

One+One Dallas “Partnering in a Pandemic”

One+One Dallas and Pastors for Texas Children present “Partnering in a Pandemic” Advocating for Public Education through the 2021 Texas Legislative Session Faith community leaders will share best practices, learn about advocating at the state level, and hear from local and state leaders about the needs in public education. To register, click here. read more

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