Events

Aug
1

Register for Youth and Children’s Choirs

Category: Children  Music & Arts  Youth  

Sign up today! Most choirs begin rehearsals on Sunday, Sept. 8. Variations’ Kickoff Sunday is Aug. 25 from Noon to 3 p.m. England Tour information meeting for parents at 3 pm. Register at firstchurchdallas.org/childrens-music or firstchurchdallas.org/youth-music. Visit the links below for more information! Youth Choirs Children’s Choirs       read more

Aug
21

Virtual Sign Up Day

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  

It’s back to school, back to church! We have a great opportunity in this season to make getting connected at FirstChurch that much easier. Our recent survey results showed members were eager to connect to volunteer work and dive into more educational opportunities – now you can do both on... read more

Aug
25

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… Dr. Andy 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 of the... read more

Aug
25

Adult Unified Programming – Fall 2019

Category: Adult Education  
9:45am - 10:45am

Coming together every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Amy Lewis Hofland, Executive Director at the Crow Collection of Asian Art Amy spoke at the FirstChurch summer speaker series last summer. Her insights into contemplative practices will speak to your soul. read more

Aug
25

5th Year Anniversary Celebration – J.J. Rhoads Partnership Reception & Lunch

Category: Outreach  
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Come celebrate with Rev. Charlie Johnson of Pastors for Texas Children, One + One Dallas and all our J.J. Rhoads volunteers. Click here to RSVP. read more

Sep
2

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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

Sep
3

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

Sep
3

Church Council Meeting

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

Join us for the Church Council Meeting. All FirstChurch members are invited. 6 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Meeting RSVP to Carrie Chavarria by Monday, Sept. 2. read more

Sep
7

Interfaith/Intercultural City Wide Block Party

Category: Community Events  Outreach  
11:00am - 2:00pm

Bring a dish (or a $5 donation) and a story to share with your neighbors. Family-friendly, cultural exchange, storytelling, music. Click here to volunteer. Questions? Contact Doris Marshall.   read more

Sep
8

A Study of Genesis & Exodus

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 8 - Apr 26

Sundays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Sept. 8, 2019 – April 26, 2020 Facilitator: Sandra Wilbanks Take a deep dive into the first two books of the Bible. This class will use video lessons and curriculum. Click here to register. read more

Sep
8

Companions in Christ

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 8 - Apr 26

Sundays, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Sept. 8, 2019 – April 26, 2020 Facilitator: John Bryant Companions in Christ focuses on an exploration of spiritual formation as an individual and corporate journey toward wholeness and holiness through the grace of God. Led by long time facilitator, John Bryant, a veteran spiritual... read more

Sep
8

United Methodist Women Birthday Celebration

Category: Outreach  
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Join with our congregation to celebrate the mission, advocacy and community of UMW. read more

Sep
10

Companions in Christ

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 10 - Apr 28

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sept. 10, 2019 – April 28, 2020 Facilitator: John Bryant Companions in Christ focuses on an exploration of spiritual formation as an individual and corporate journey toward wholeness and holiness through the grace of God. Led by long time facilitator, John Bryant, a veteran spiritual... read more

Sep
11

Disciple Fast Track “Into the Word. Into the World.”

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 11 - Oct 16

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sept. 11 – Oct. 16 Facilitators: Bruce Hay and Craig Holcomb Disciple Fast Track “Into the Word. Into the World” is an adaptation of the original, bestselling Disciple Bible Study. The study is ideal for busy people who want to fit an in-depth Bible study... read more

Sep
16

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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

Sep
22

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… Dr. Andy 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 of the... read more

Sep
23

Painting the Scriptures

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 23 - Oct 7

Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sept. 23, 30; Oct. 7 Facilitators: Rev. Evan Jones & Dorian Albert Part Bible study and part creative exploration. We will explore 6 different scriptures and how they are (or are not?) related. Then we will transform our learning into a creative outlet through different... read more

Sep
24

Enneagram: Know Your Number

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 24 - Oct 12

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Sept. 24 – Nov. 12 Facilitator: Susan Holloway Enneagram is an ancient personality typing system that helps us understand why we and others behave as we do. The study of Enneagram is a spiritual discipline.  Whether you are a Challenger, Peacemaker, Perfectionist, Helper, Performer, Investigator,... read more

Sep
29

Christian Believer

Category: Adult Education  
Sep 29 - Oct 27

Sundays,12:15 – 2 p.m. Sept. 29 – Oct. 27 Facilitators: Loren & Rev. Ann Willet The is Part 2 in a series of 4 semesters. The Christian Believer program focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith—presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that participants can understand, through the... read more

Oct
1

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

Oct
5

Mental Health Symposium

Category: Outreach  
8:30am - 3:00pm

“Navigating the Path to Liberation and Healing”. Keynote Speaker : Dallas Psychologist Dr. Brenda Wall, Pastor of Christian Education and Counseling at Friend ship-West Baptist Church. Led by industry experts featuring concurrent workshops sessions on family mental health patterns that impact all age groups. A lively interactive panel of mental... read more

Oct
7

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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

Oct
9

The Historical Jesus: Knowing and Loving Jesus Personally and Powerfully

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 9 - Nov 6

Wednesdays, Noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 9 – Nov. 6 Facilitators: Courtney Mitchell To know Jesus is to love Jesus.  Our goal is to know Jesus more fully, and thereby love Him more fully, and listen more intently to His Word.  In this series, we will learn about Jesus’s life, and explore... read more

Oct
13

Fall Festival Family Mission

Category: Children  Outreach  
5:00pm - 7:00pm

A child-friendly mission supporting the Homeless Count our church hosts in January. Children and families will put together packages of needed items for our homeless neighbors. This activity will be one of the booths at the Fall Festival. For more information, contact Elise Daniel. read more

Oct
18

Senior Adult Retreat

Category: Adult Education  
9:00am - 2:00pm

Location and speaker to be announced later in the Fall. read more

Oct
20

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… Dr. Andy 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 of the... read more

Oct
21

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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

Oct
22

Mark: An Introduction

Category: Adult Education  
Oct 22 - Nov 12

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Oct. 22 – Nov. 12 Facilitator: Don Hanmer Class discussion will use the Gospel of Mark and a Study Guide written by Abraham Smith. Click here to register.   read more

Oct
27

Thanksgiving Basket Collection

Category: Outreach  

Collection ends Nov. 17. Be a part of Wilkinson Center’s Annual Thanksgiving Basket Drive and Distribution as volunteers collect and distribute baskets to hundreds of families. This is an inspiring volunteer opportunity for FirstChurch. On distribution day, Wilkinson Center volunteers will unload collected Thanksgiving baskets and distribute them to Wilkinson... read more

Nov
3

Grief Support Group

Category: Congregational Care  

Come learn how to be gentle with yourself as you grieve. If you are grieving the loss of someone you love, you have probably discovered there is no “quick fix” for the pain you are experiencing. Come gently confront the pain of your grief and join our group for healing... read more

Nov
4

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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

Nov
5

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

Nov
17

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… Dr. Andy 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 of the... read more

Nov
18

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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
1

Hanging of the Greens

Category: Adult Education  Children  Worship  
10:00am - 11:00am

FirstChurch once again opens the door for Jesus Christ to become the focal point of the season with our Hanging of the Greens Worship Service. All ages are invited to join in the celebration as we learn about Advent, decorate our historic Sanctuary and sing songs amidst the holy chaos... read more

Dec
2

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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
3

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

Dec
8

FirstGifts Alternative Gift Market

Category: Outreach  
8:30am - 1:00pm

FirstGifts Alternative Gift Market supports ministries and non-profit agencies by – Enhancing our awareness in our community and the world-at-large – Raising support for local and global agencies that share our mission – Providing an alternative to the experience of holiday shopping – Offering opportunities to purchase gift cards and... read more

Dec
16

Serve Our Neighbors at Austin Street Center

Category: Outreach  
6:00pm - 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

Aug
23

Journey to the Holy Land & Oberammergau Passion Play

Category: Adult Education  

HOLY LAND & GERMANY 2020 Aug. 23 – Sept. 4, 2020 Join us as we travel to the Holy Land and to the OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY in Germany. This trip is sure to inspire faith and deepen your discipleship as we seek to understand more about the context of Christ’s... read more