First United Methodist Church, Dallas

First United Methodist Church, Dallas


OUT-OF-TOWN VARIATIONS YOUTH CHOIR ALUMNI! To those of you out of town, hello from FUMC Dallas! Believe it or not, my son Adler is (I believe?) in the first class of third-generation Variations this year! And in his first year, they're taking their first overseas tour in June (not first international trip, I know some of you most senior variations took a roadtrip to Mexico City back in the day!). This year's group will fly to England for their tour in June, and we are reaching out to see if you'd consider donating to this amazing group! As you can imagine, this is a huge financial undertaking. The singers will host their annual fundraiser show in the spring, but for those of you who can't make it... would you consider donating at the link below? No donation is too big or small! Please consider supporting this amazing group of Variations, and if you prefer to pay via check, you can contact me at [email protected] and we'll arrange for that so that you can avoid the online payment transaction fee. Thanks in advance for your support!!! Lastly, please forward this link to any other Variations alumni you may be connected with, or invite them to like this page. If everyone donated just $25 - $50 each, and invited three of your alumni friends to do it as well, we'd reach out goal before the holidays. Merry Christmas and happy early New Year! -Kevin Wortley, Variations '89 - '95
37 seats still available for tonight! For same-day tickets, please purchase at the door (not online).
Neil Simon's Broadway Bound at FUMC! Please mark your calendars and purchase tickets now! It's going to be a great show. May 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18 at 7:30 pm. You can get them online here:
AUDITION NOTICE: In May 2019, the Rotunda Theatre at FUMC Dallas will present Neil Simon's Broadway Bound, the 3rd in his semi-autobiographical BB trilogy. Rehearsals begin April 1st, 2019. Non-paid/non-equity roles are available for 4 men and 2 women. Auditions are Monday, December 3rd, 2018, at 6:30 PM in the Wortley-Peabody Theatre at FUMC (1928 Ross). If interested, please sign up below or e-mail [email protected] with questions:
My name is Evangelist Ifeanyichukwu Ota. I distribute gospel tracts in hospitals, markets, schools, orphanage Homes, as well as on the streets. There are many lost souls and people eager to read the gospel tracts that they receive. Please buy me a vehicle to enable the gospel tracts reach families living in the rural communities far from my house. God bless you as you help me take the Good News to lost souls.
Hello Dallas, Grapevine here. Just letting you know that the church family is an exciting one and it is good to know we have a 'location' in downtown Dallas.' Live in Bedford at the Tarrant County Parc Place.
I truly enjoyed sharing with the First United Methodist Church, Dallas family last week at the Americana Concert! Many of you asked about my next appearance, so I want to invite you to my upcoming concert #themusicstandrevue on July 15. Click link for details and ticket info Presented by The Music Stand Hello, If you or anyone you know is having a gathering or parties and have food left over, please post it here for those who are in need. Many people struggle everyday. Please don't waste food. May GOD reward you for your kindness. Please share so people know. I am working with agencies who support people in need. They will have access to this page as well. Please share and spread the word for this amazing act of kindness. Just a couple of suggestions. Please mention to the folks who are picking up about 1.Where it came from 2. How old it is. 3. allergy safety ( Nuts, Milk, Soy, Etc ) 4. Religious preference ( Halal, Vegan, Non Veg, Eggs Etc ) This is just so the person who is picking it up knows. Its always good to make sure you are helping someone and not causing more issues for them. May all of you be blessed with lots of happiness for participating in such a movement. Thank you.
Thank you for allowing Wesley "the dreamer" Stoker to bless us at St. Luke Community UMC today!
Where is SUSAN MONTS, was a minister in the 80's??
Join us for the 25th Anniversary of our Music Festival! There will be music to enjoy all weekend, starting with the Showcase Concert at 7:30pm on Wednesday night. The culminating concert, A Night at the Meyerson, will be at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas. This landmark event will feature hundreds of choral and orchestra musicians from all over the United States. It will also feature the World Premiere of Kim André Arnesen's newest choral composition and Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Emily Levin as this year's featured soloist. Proceeds from the event will go to students scholarships and the student music experience at Southwestern Adventist University. It will be a night you won't forget! Weekend schedule coming soon. Tickets on sale at

We are an inclusive church, welcoming people from all walks of life to show and share God's love since 1926.

Mission: We are an inclusive church, welcoming people from all walks of life to show and share God's love.

NEW BLOG POST: What's going on in the atrium at 9:45 a.m. for the next few Sundays? It's just one piece of our new programming for discipleship called The Walk - a new direction from what we've traditionally had for Spring and Fall Classes.
"Discipleship is a lifelong journey - this framework is designed to foster relationships where members walk alongside each other as they learn and grow in God. Leaning on Jesus calling in the disciples in Matthew 4, this new model is named The Walk to reinforce the model of discipleship rooted in trust, belief, growth and connection."
Read more here:

We're in the homestretch of the renovation of our education wing! Before Church Council last night, members were invited to take tour of the construction - many remarked how different it is, and how much space and light feeds into the new spaces. Here's a few photos, but check out more as well as a video clip from Trustees Chair Todd McCavit giving a construction update from the pulpit!

And it's not too late to give! Use the link above to make your investment in our future generations!

Chancel Choir: I'm Gonna Sing When The Spirit Says Sing

What a special treat from our choir this past Sunday. A special thanks to our soloist Veronica Roane and our piano duo Tim Effler and Doug Kinzey!

Here's this week's prayer schedule! Be sure to add these conferences in your prayers for the next seven days!

Happy MLK Day! Take time to reflect today on the legacy of this great leader, and ask yourself how you can be a "transformed nonconformist" in 2020!

We're heading into MLK weekend, and the city has a number of activities to commemorate the famous leader and activist. Take part where you can!

We're participating in the Women's March this year! Come out this Sunday and join women across Dallas in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the woman's right to vote!

Our Created by God class started this week with 30 students! Our students had their first class, while the parents had a session of their own.

This is a seven-week human sexuality class for fifth and sixth graders that helps them to understand their changing bodies and to view their sexuality as a gift from God.

The cool part is that six of these students are non-members - our kids invited their friends to participate and learn!

Our blog is back for the new year! This week, Rev. Holly Bandel encourages all of us to join in ministry efforts in 2020!
Read it here:

Don't forget: Church Council is next Tuesday evening (1/21) at 6:30 p.m. Please plan to attend this first meeting of 2020 and receive important updates and information!

Todd McCavit: Construction Update

Missed church last Sunday? Hear our Board Chair Todd McCavit give an update on our construction progress.

And it's not too late to donate to the Capital Campaign - make an investment in future generations of FirstChurch!

Dr. Andy Stoker: Made For Goodness

On Confirmation Sunday, Dr. Andy Stoker recalled one of his own childhood experiences to remind us that God calls us to act as a community of faith and take care of one another.

Here's are this week's conferences for our General Conference Prayer Challenge. Keep these conferences in your prayers for the next seven days!

We had a full day yesterday. After Confirmation Sunday, we had a great Women's Lunch hosted by UMW. Forty-five ladies attended, where they recognized outgoing president Phyllis Cummins for her leadership and welcomed new UMW president Doris Marshall and officers. We're excited to see this ministry continue to flourish!

Today was a great day at FUMC Dallas! So proud of our Confirmation Class...welcome to our newest members! We’re eager to support you on your faith journey!

Volunteers are needed! Check the link below if you can help!

Shelter will open tonight but we will stay in alert mode for tomorrow! Link to sign up for a volunteer shift can be found below:!/showSignUp/9040d4caaab2fa5fd0-oaklawn1

Our sermon series continues this Sunday! Don't know your Enneagram number? Check out these links below to learn more!

FirstChurch women! Don't miss our New Year's Lunch this Sunday after 11 a.m. service! Hosted by UMW, Rev. JoNell Lindh is the guest speaker. Come and be inspired for the new year!

Bishop McKee on Combating Racism

At yesterday's Covenant Day, 270 clergy from across the North Texas Conference gathered to discuss the church's role in justice efforts and the best ways to combat racism. Bishop McKee shared this message at the conclusion of the day. We'll all be watching to see how this plan unfolds!

Watch it below or read it here:

Bishop McKee's message he delivered at the conclusion of Covenant Day regarding steps to combat racism in the North Texas Conference.

Missed Dr. Stoker's end of year message? Don't forget that we're praying each week for a different set of annual conferences leading up to General Conference in May. Find the new list each week in First News Weekly or on our social media accounts!

Dr. Andy Stoker: My Experiments With Love

Last Sunday, Dr. Andy Stoker kicked off our new sermon series by looking at perfectionism. John Wesley's work and leadership served as an example of what it means to embrace God's perfection over our own.

Commit to new experiences in 2020! Take a look at some of our discipleship offerings planned for the next few months and register now!

Want to see a movie this Saturday? St. Paul UMC has invited our church to participate in a free screening of Just Mercy, the new movie with Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx, at 2 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill at Northwest Highway and I-35, and then join in for discussion of the movie's themes afterward. If you're interested, email Rev. Holly Bandel at [email protected] to be placed on the ticket list. Read more about the movie here:

We're excited for this new series! For the next nine weeks, Dr. Andy Stoker is going to explore scripture from the perspective of each Enneagram personality type. Don't know your Enneagram type? Learn more here and join us for the next few Sundays!

Wishing you and yours a 2020 filled with love, laughter, growth and beautiful God moments all along the way.

Last night, we had almost 275 people attend our worship service celebrating and affirming all marriages. We felt it was a meaningful and appropriate demonstration for our church's stance and position, and were proud to provide that time in worship for all who wanted to join. A special thanks to Kevin and Terra Wortley for assisting in worship, to Rockstar Bakery for the beautiful cake, to Rachel Snyder for taking photos, and to the following clergy and representatives for their toasts at the reception: Dr. Neal Thomas, Dr. Amos Disasa, Dr. Mike Gregg, Rev. Patrick Littlefield, Julie Reeves, Dr. Casey Shobe, Dr. Blair Thompson-White, Rev. Eric Folkerth, Rev. Jonathan Grace, and Rev. Mike Baughman. A great way to close out the year!

Read Bethany Erickson's recap here!

Merry Christmas to you and yours! Wishing you a peaceful and joyous holiday!

We look forward to seeing you tonight for Christmas Eve!

Men's Quartet: Mary Did You Know

Our Men's Quartet gave us an early Christmas present with "Mary Did You Know". Take a listen!

Looking for a last-minute gift for the bibliophile in your life (or maybe that person is YOU)?
Check out these books Dr. Stoker is referencing for sermons in the first months of 2020. A great way to jump into the new year!

Don't forget! We still have church this Sunday! Come and enjoy this fourth Sunday of Advent!

On eve of church’s LGBTQ clampdown, Dallas’ First United Methodist will celebrate all marriages in special service

We are proud to host this special service celebrating all marriages on Dec. 29 as a public declaration and affirmation of inclusion.
As Dr. Stoker said: “Every social concern has a spiritual component and that is a voice in our society that I don’t feel is being raised often enough."
Dec. 29 is an opportunity to raise our voices. All couples, please join us at 6:30 p.m. for this special time in worship! This is a mad dash of a sacred month for North Texas churches, each one of them intent on creating meaningful Advent and Christmas celebrations for their...

NEW BLOG POST: Inspired by last week's Service of Lessons and Carols, Dr. Andy Stoker shares some insights after taking a deep dive into the history of the holiday favorite, Handel's Messiah.

Read it here:

Need a Christmas volunteer opportunity? Crossroads Community Services is hosting pantry service from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, December 23rd, and needs volunteers. If you can't volunteer until later, volunteers are also needed after the pantry closes at 3:30 p.m. to help take inventory. If you're interested, send an email to [email protected].

Combined Choirs: Lo How a Rose

A choral treat from exactly this time last year - love it when there are beautiful musical moments like this in worship!

Despite a full Sunday morning, our Zone56 students were in the holiday spirit last night at their Christmas Sweater Party. Thanks to the Wintons for hosting - a great time was had by all!

Please volunteer at Oak Lawn UMC for tonight's cold weather shelter if you're able!

It’s go time for tonight! ACTIVATING shelter for tonight. Staying in ALERT and in STANDBY for tomorrow and Wednesday. Cold front coming through! Link to volunteer below. 😱🥶

We will need all the help we can get so please share this post! Union Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church @whiterockumc First United Methodist Church, Dallas Thanks-Giving Square The Stewpot Greenland Hills United Methodist Church!/showSignUp/9040d4caaab2fa5fd0-olows

This Sunday! Come early for food and fun at the All Church Breakfast. Our own resident author Leah Santa Maria will be doing a book signing for her new children's book at 10:15 a.m.

Then come and enjoy A Service of Lessons and Carols at 11 a.m. featuring the music of Handel's Messiah performed by the Chancel Choir, soloists and orchestra.

See you this weekend!

NEW BLOG POST: T-14 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS. Don't miss our Advent celebrations in the coming days!
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Our JJ Rhoads volunteers received a big surprise last night during the school’s Christmas program - a special award just for our folks was part of the show! Our representatives were so surprised and pleased to receive this unexpected recognition! Our volunteers go over and above each week - this praise is well deserved! We are grateful for all our volunteers who give so much to this ministry.

Variations Choir: Love Came Down At Christmas

Sundays in Advent are made even more special with our amazing choirs. Listen to our youth choir sing "Love Came Down At Christmas".

Woman’s Hard Work Brings Heart Back To Life

Our very own Heather Hooper was featured on Channel 5 last night! Just further proof our God is still in the miracle business. :) A North Texas woman has become what doctors say is a medical miracle She suffered a massive heart attack that severely damaged her heart at the age of 29 Now less than a year later and despite the odds shes made a full recovery Very quickly I knew that something was wrong with my heart I was feeling...

Last Sunday’s FirstGifts alternative gift market was a success! We had 21 agencies present to sell gift items and talk about their missions. More than $34,000 was raised -a 10 percent increase from last year - which will go to help fund the work of our partner agencies in 2020. Thanks to all who came and supported this great event!

Dr. Andy Stoker: A 'Yes' To Belonging.

On Thanksgiving week, Dr. Andy Stoker's focus on love and belonging delivered a powerful message that's important to remember this holiday season.
"Connection is belonging to one another. Love brings forth that kind of connection, but it is not a superficial love. Love is the ultimate “Yes” to belonging. We are showing a depth of Love for one another when we decide to stay together, even when things are difficult, even when the path forward is unclear, even when it seems that all hope is lost. No matter how difficult the conflict, how sharp our words become, it is belonging that will get us through."

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Videos (show all)

Chancel Choir: I'm Gonna Sing When The Spirit Says Sing
Todd McCavit: Construction Update
Dr. Andy Stoker: Made For Goodness
Dr. Andy Stoker: My Experiments With Love
Men's Quartet: Mary Did You Know
Combined Choirs: Lo How a Rose
Variations Choir: Love Came Down At Christmas
Dr. Andy Stoker: A 'Yes' To Belonging.
Children's Choirs: Let Every Heart Prepare a Throne
Dr. Andy Stoker: Vision of Visions
Dr. Andy Stoker: A Call to a Grateful Way
Chancel Choir: More Love To Thee




1928 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX

General information

First United Methodist Church opened its doors in the heart of downtown Dallas in 1926. In that time, the neighborhood, the city and the world have changed around us, but our calling remains unchanged: To be an inclusive church, welcoming people from all walks of life to show and share God's love. Please join us for worship or view the 11:00 worship live online by clicking the worship link below. Service times: 8:45am & 11:00am Watch Live: Archive of worship services & sermons: Free parking: Bryan Tower 675 N Olive St Dallas, TX 75201 Free childcare available

Opening Hours

Monday 08:45 - 16:45
Tuesday 08:45 - 16:45
Wednesday 08:45 - 16:45
Thursday 08:45 - 16:45
Friday 08:45 - 16:45
Sunday 08:00 - 16:00
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