Events

Oct
18

Senior Adult Retreat

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

Former FirstChurch associate minister Rev. Tom Downing will be our featured speaker for this fall retreat.   “Why Read the Bible? And How!” At this retreat we’ll be exploring exciting ideas from two new books about the Bible. The first is Rob Bell’s What Is the Bible? How an Ancient... read more

Oct
20

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. Oct. 20 Rebecca Bruff – Pastor & Author “Trouble the Water” Inspired by the life a little known Civil War hero, Trouble the Water navigates the rich tributaries of courage, betrayal, and redemption. As a boy... read more

Oct
20

Parent Mindfulness Lunch & Learn with Farahana Surya Namaskar

Category: Adult Education  
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Farahana returns to teach mindfulness to parents over lunch on Sunday, Oct 20 at 12:15 p.m. If you have kids in Carol Choir, this is a great way to spend time sharpening up your parenting skills. This is a free lunch and learn, and childcare with lunch is also free.... 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
21

Church Council Meeting

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

Join us for the Church Council Meeting. All FirstChurch members are invited. Light snacks will be provided. 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

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. Oct. 27 “Heroes of the Faith: Dorothy Day” Rev. Holly Bandel Dorothy Day was an American journalist and social activist. Holly is excited to talk about her “because of the way she transforms hearts and minds... 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

Oct
27

Church & Society Meeting

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Join us for a discussion on gun violence. Contact: Rev. Holly Bandel for information. Click here to RSVP. read more

Oct
27

Church & Society Roundtable: Gun Violence

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Join with Dr. Andy Stoker and FirstChurch members to learn about and discuss gun violence in our city and country. This will be a facilitated lunch discussion. Church members with various viewpoints will speak on their perspectives. Our hopeful outcome is to embrace 2 or 3 action items for next... read more

Oct
28

Beyond Boundaries – An Advocacy Series

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Racial Equity: Jurrita Williams Louie, North Texas Conference read more

Nov
3

Paul Benson Lecture Series

Category: Adult Education  
Nov 3 - Nov 17

Join us for this Annual Lecture Series with Dr. Paul Benson. Sundays, Nov. 3, 10 & 17 Medieval Madness: Malicious Movements in the Middle Ages The Medieval period was an era rich in religious fanaticism! Strange and exotic groups were born that equated suffering and self-denial with holiness. Many believed... read more

Nov
3

Rise Up to the Challenge – Dallas Bethlehem Center

Category: Outreach  
12:15pm - 2:30pm

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 3 after worship as we Rise Up & Go to tour the Dallas Bethlehem Center. Join us for lunch, a presentation by Exec. Director Chelsea White, and find out all of the new ministries happening at this Rise agency. A church bus will be available... read more

Nov
3

Grief Support Group

Category: Congregational Care  

Sundays, Nov. 3 – Dec. 1 12:30 – 2 p.m. 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... 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
10

UMW Community Gathering & Lunch

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

All members of FirstChurch are invited to join in our meeting and lunch. Contact Phyllis Cummins with questions. read more

Nov
10

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

Nov
10

Costa Rica Family Friendly Mission Information Meeting

Category: Outreach  
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Come and learn about our Spring Break Mission Trip to Costa Rica to be in ministry with our partners at the Methodist Children’s Home of Costa Rica. This trip is designed to be multi-generational. It is a great trip for children 3rd grade and older who are ready for an... 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

Nov
18

Beyond Boundaries – An Advocacy Series

Category: Adult Education  Outreach  
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Homelessness: Rev. Jonathan Grace, Grace UMC Dallas   read more

Nov
24

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. Nov. 24 “Dallas Holocaust Museum” Mary Pat Higgins – CEO Mary Pat Higgins will share the museum’s mission and provide an overview of ongoing programs focused on promoting Upstander behavior and civil discourse in our community.... read more

Nov
24

Charge Conference

Category: Adult Education  
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Join us for Charge Conference. All FirstChurch members invited. read more

Dec
1

Advent & Christmas Eve at FirstChurch

Sunday, Dec. 1 – First Sunday of Advent Hanging of the Greens Service 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary 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... 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 and decorate our historic Sanctuary. Our 5th & 6th grade Zone56... read more

Dec
1

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
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 - 12:30pm

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
10

Christmas Service of Healing & Hope

Category: Congregational Care  Worship  
6:30pm - 7:30pm

For most folks the Christmas Season is an exciting and much anticipated time of the year. But for some of us it can bring feelings of being hurried and overwhelmed with the busi-ness of Christmas or feeling sad or lonely. The Christmas Service of Healing and Hope is designed to... read more

Dec
15

A Service of Lessons and Carols

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

This traditional service of nine lessons and carols includes lessons of prophecy and the Nativity story interwoven with beautiful carols and featuring the music of Handel’s Messiah performed by Chancel Choir, soloists and orchestra at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary. 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

Jan
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

Jan
15

Created by God

Category: Children  
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Created by God is a human sexuality education class that helps pre-teens understand their changing bodies and to see their sexuality as a gift from God.  Students will not only learn about the anatomy of both male and female bodies, but they will also learn and discuss intimacy, marriage, and... read more

Feb
2

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

Mar
1

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

Apr
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

May
3

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

Jun
7

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

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