Events

Jan
14

Register for Spring Discipleship Classes

Category: Adult Education  

Register for Spring Discipleship classes! A diverse course offering will feed your spirit and curiosity. Click here for more details and to register. read more

Apr
23

Turning Prayer Inside Out

Category: Adult Education  
Apr 23 - May 14

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. April 23, 30; May 7, 14 Discover how to deepen and enrich your prayer life. The class will use Prayer by O. Hallesby and In God’s Presence by Marjorie Suchocki as resources. Participants will create their own prayer beads. Facilitator: Rev. JoNell Lindh Click here to... read more

Apr
25

Taking the Bible Seriously…

Category: Adult Education  
Apr 25 - Jun 9

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. April 25, May 2, 9 The Bible is the foundation of our faith. It has united groups of people in need of liberation and ostracized, oppressed and even sanctioned violence against others because of it. Dr. Andy Stoker will lead an exploration of interpretation methodology... read more

Apr
27

Family Gateway Day to Play

Category: Children  Outreach  
11:00am - 2:00pm

DAY to PLAY brings families together for an event filled with activities and discoveries geared specifically to children with a focus on volunteerism. Check out the fun interactive booths, activities, & entertainment planned at familygateway.org. read more

Apr
28

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… Senior Minister, Dr. Andrew Stoker 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 church.... read more

Apr
29

Exploring World Religions

Category: Adult Education  
Apr 29 - Jun 10

Mondays, 6:30 – 8 p.m. April 29; May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10 Come explore four major world religions—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism— and compare the beliefs of each with those of Christianity. Using Adam Hamilton’s Christianity and World Religions, the class will explore and ask big questions such... read more

May
1

Disaster Relief Trip to Rockport, TX

Category: Outreach  
May 1 - May 4

May 1 – 4 The United Methodist Men are sponsoring a disaster relief trip to Rockport, Texas. Join our team as we provide relief work for homes affected by Hurricane Harvey in the Rockport area. Click here to register. Photo: WSBT read more

May
1

Methodism 101

Category: Adult Education  
May 1 - May 15

Wednesdays, Noon – 1 p.m. May 1, 8, 15 Join us for a lunch study where we will explore the history and beliefs of the United Methodist Church. This is “everything you learned about the UM Church in Confirmation, had you been paying attention.” Bring a sack lunch. Facilitator: Rev. Evan... read more

May
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
5

Christian Believer: Knowing God with Heart and Mind – Part 1

Category: Adult Education  
May 5 - Jun 9

Sundays, 12:15 – 2 p.m. May 5, 12, 19; June 2, 9 Have you ever wondered why we as a church believe and practice as we do? Join this class to share a meal, view a video, and ask questions together in a discussion format. Participants will have weekly readings... read more

May
5

Children’s Choir Musical

Category: Children  Music & Arts  
5:00pm - 6:00pm

The Cantate and Counterpoint Choirs present Barbecue for Ben, May 5 at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Free and fun for all ages! read more

May
6

A Discussion on the 2019 Judicial Council Ruling

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

Join Dr. Andy Stoker to learn about the recent UMC Judicial Council ruling on the 2019GC decision, and our next steps based on that ruling. Childcare and Bryan Tower parking will be available. read more

May
7

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

May
10

Rotunda Theatre presents Broadway Bound

Category: Music & Arts  

Broadway Bound By Neil Simon Directed by Kevin Wortley May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with... read more

May
11

Rotunda Theatre presents Broadway Bound

Category: Music & Arts  

Broadway Bound By Neil Simon Directed by Kevin Wortley May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with... read more

May
12

Faith Beyond Walls: Groundbreaking

9:45am - 10:30am

Join us for the official groundbreaking for our 2019 Capital Campaign renovation. This brief ceremony will be led by children, youth and clergy – come and participate in this milestone event. read more

May
16

Rotunda Theatre presents Broadway Bound

Category: Music & Arts  

Broadway Bound By Neil Simon Directed by Kevin Wortley May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with... read more

May
17

Rotunda Theatre presents Broadway Bound

Category: Music & Arts  

Broadway Bound By Neil Simon Directed by Kevin Wortley May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with... read more

May
18

Walk, Pray, Love Prayer Walk

Category: Adult Education  Children  Outreach  Youth  
10:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for a prayer walk where we will be exploring West Dallas and touring Wesley-Rankin. We will end with a picnic lunch for the whole family. Adults, youth and children are encouraged to participate. Click here to register for lunch. read more

May
18

Rotunda Theatre presents Broadway Bound

Category: Music & Arts  

Broadway Bound By Neil Simon Directed by Kevin Wortley May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Part three of Neil Simon’s acclaimed autobiographical trilogy finds Eugene and his older brother Stanley trying to break into the world of show business as professional comedy writers while coping with... read more

May
19

Take the First Step

9:30am - 10:30am

Continuing Visitors and New members… 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 church. There will... read more

May
28

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 read more

Jun
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

Jun
3

Urban Camp

Category: Children  
Jun 3 - Aug 9

Join us for these fun summer camps at FirstChurch. Camps continue through the summer with camps for games, design, cooking and more! Click here for more information and to register.     read more

Jul
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

Jul
14

Back to School Drive

Category: Outreach  

Back to School Drive Through Aug. 4 Drop off located across from the Information Desk. Underwear and socks for JJ Rhoads – all sizes Donations for uniforms – leave at cash/check at Information Desk or to donate online, click here, choose Mission & Outreach and designate Back to School Drive... read more

Aug
4

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
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

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

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
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
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
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

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

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