First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

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Happy Pentecost to everyone!
good morning!
Watching First Presbyterian of Dallas Palm Sunday service while "sheltering in place" at home. Next is the live Journey Through Holy Week.
The peace of the Lord be with you.
Virtual Bible Study with the rest of the Thomas Forum Members!
Matthew 7:21 - How Christian is America? Read: 404 prayers:
Matthew 7:21 - How Christian is America? Read: 404 prayers:
Monday Night at the Movies 🎬 (on 4th floor)! Tonight we're watching Spitfire Grill. Next week we'll be seeing The Kid. Please join us Monday nights at 630 throughout June and July. EVERYONE IS INVITED (it's not just for youth!!!). Please share this post with anyone who loves movies.
Happy Birthday!
Remodeling an old house for our business, I stumbled upon some old newspaper clippings from 1960. This ad was one of them.
If anyone happened to get a photo of us with Corinne this morning, would you mind sending it to me? I'd appreciate it!

A heart for the city. Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-705424

For over 150 years, First Presbyterian Church has embodied a heart for this city, putting faith into action as an innovator for social justice in downtown Dallas.

Let's check in with the Soucek family this Friday evening!

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Crucial Conversations — First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

I hope you can join Tony and I for the fifth Crucial Conversation on Racism. Tony serves a church that's a whole lot like ours -- downtown, historic, and committed to serving people experiencing homelessness. We met for the first time last year at a pastor's cohort group gathering in Minneapolis. Me and him clicked and now he's calling in to talk about racism with my church. So yeah, he's a cool dude. I'm looking forward to talking with Tony about Rayshard Brooks, being downtown during the protests after George Floyd's murder, and how he is handling preaching during a season of constant social change. - Amos

Make sure to register for each upcoming conversation at www.fpcdallas.org/crucial-conversations

fpcdallas.org She received her BA from Kansas University (’91) and her Masters of Divinity from McCormick Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Chicago (‘94). In 2010 she completed her Doctor of Ministry at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City Missouri with an emphasis in Spirituality and Organizationa...

Check the link in our bio to stay up to date on Crucial Conversations! The next one is this evening with Rev. Dr. Leslie King. You will have to register for each conversation individually from now on so check our website frequently!

This is Ashlee Hueston's (Senior Director of Operations) work from home space! Check it out!

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Crucial Conversations — First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

Make sure to take a look at our upcoming Crucial Conversations! Please note that you will need to register for these individually from now on, so make sure to visit the Crucial Conversations tab frequently to stay up to date!

https://www.fpcdallas.org/crucial-conversations

fpcdallas.org She received her BA from Kansas University (’91) and her Masters of Divinity from McCormick Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Chicago (‘94). In 2010 she completed her Doctor of Ministry at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City Missouri with an emphasis in Spirituality and Organizationa...

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Crucial Conversations #4 with Rev. Dr. Leslie King — First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

Be sure to join us tonight for our Crucial Conversation with Dr. Leslie King! Sign up at the link below.

https://www.fpcdallas.org/calendar-1/2020/6/7/community-conversation-on-race-4ccjz-38fst-e28ky

fpcdallas.org Listen in as Amos and Rev. Dr. Leslie King lead the conversation. This is the third of a multi-week series with a new guest each week. Registration is required. Register here.

Send pictures with your fathers (of all kinds) to [email protected]. We will be putting together a little video to honor these folks for Father’s Day on Sunday.

[06/17/20]   The 8-Minute Table is a response to the horrific killing of George Floyd. We invite our neighbors to spend time in conversation, seeing each other as beloved children of God.

Today we invite you to stop by the turquoise table in the FPC Dallas Welcome Center parking lot between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for one-on-one 8-minute conversations on pre-selected topics.

For Two Minutes with a Pastor:

This week, the prayer of the day is recorded, but not on video. I’m eager to share this lament and video can get in the way of someone else finding their own words in mine.

I find it hopeful to ask God obvious questions—this prayer has three. The answer to each is self-evident. They appear in the form of our bodies, expertly made in the image of God. To question the value of one is to question the existence of all God has made, including yourself.

-Amos

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[06/14/20]   It’s a Bonnie parade at FPC Dallas! Congrats on your retirement. She and Jarrett are here until 3:00pm in front of the Welcome Center.

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Community Conversation on Racism #3 with Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker — First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

Be sure to join us tonight for our Community Conversation on Racism with Dr. Noel Schoonmaker. Register at the link below.

https://www.fpcdallas.org/calendar-1/2020/6/7/community-conversation-on-race-4ccjz-38fst

fpcdallas.org Listen in as Amos and Rev. Dr. Noel Schoonmaker lead the conversation. This is the third of a multi-week series with a new guest each week. Registration is required. Register here.

Sunday Worship - June 14, 2020

Welcome to worship at FPC Dallas! We're happy you're here. We encourage you to chat with us in your comments. This is the worship service recording from First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, streaming on June 14, 2020.

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Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-705424 and CCLI #3368195

[06/14/20]   Welcome to worship at FPC Dallas! We're happy you're here. We encourage you to chat with us in your comments. This is the worship service recording from First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, streaming on June 14, 2020.

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Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-705424 and CCLI #3368195

Happy Friday! Here is a weekday “hello” from the Herriage family!

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Zach Light-Wells

Zach Light-Wells will start as our new Director of Music on Monday! Here's a little about him.

Here is a day in the life of J.R. Ratliff and her work from home space! She is the Manager of Development at The Stewpot.

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Two Minutes with a Pastor

Spend two minutes in prayer with Amos this Tuesday evening.

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eNews — First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

If you missed our first Community Conversation on Racism with Alton Pollard, find the recording here.
https://www.fpcdallas.org/conversation-on-racism

And make sure to register for our next conversation on Thursday night: https://www.fpcdallas.org/calendar-1/2020/6/7/community-conversation-on-race-4ccjz

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fpcdallas.org If you want to come further down the rabbit, sign up to receive our eNews each Friday. You’ll discover more happenings, more ways to serve, and more ways to connect in whichever way you feel most comfortable.

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Community Conversation on Racism #2 with Former Mayor Mike Rawlings — First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

Make sure to register for our second Community Conversation on Racism this Thursday at 6:00 with former Mayor, Mike Rawlings!

https://www.fpcdallas.org/calendar-1/2020/6/7/community-conversation-on-race-4ccjz

fpcdallas.org Listen in as Amos and Mike Rawlings talk about their experience leading and living through the last few weeks. This is the second of a multi-week series with a new guest each week. Registration is required. Register here.

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Register for a Community Conversation on Race — First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

Join the conversation today.

fpcdallas.org Join the Zoom conversation hosted by the Rev. Amos J. Disasa this coming Sunday, June 7.

Sunday Worship - June 7, 2020

Welcome to worship at FPC Dallas! We're happy you're here. We encourage you to chat with us in your comments. This is the worship service recording from First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, streaming on June 7, 2020.

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Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-705424 and CCLI #3368195

[06/07/20]   Welcome to worship at FPC Dallas! We're happy you're here. We encourage you to chat with us in your comments. This is the worship service recording from First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, streaming on June 7, 2020.

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Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-705424 and CCLI #3368195

[06/07/20]   Dear Church,

In January 2019, a congregational meeting was held to receive a report from the Pastor Nominating Committee. Until recently, I had not heard the play-by-play version of what happened. This week, a friend of mine in the church told me all about it. He told me the names of the vote counters and the clerk of the meeting. He said that you all sang hymns while the ballots were being collected and that the sanctuary was full. But the detail I needed to hear most from him was that when you saw my picture for the first time, there was a brief, noticeable pause right before an irrepressible expression of collective joy.

To me it doesn’t matter how long the pause was or if anybody besides my friend noticed it. So please don’t write me to refute the details or apologize on behalf of everyone for not celebrating sooner. I need the pause. Despite the fact that I’m as black today as I was when you first saw me, we’ve just begun talking to each other earnestly about what that means. I need the pause because it reminds me that when you chose to go first by calling a black man you’d never seen to be your pastor, you waited to count the cost, call on your better angels, and make note in the unofficial records of our church that the road we were choosing to walk would be difficult.

Like you, I also paused before saying yes to God. Many of you have told me this week that George Floyd’s murder was your signal that it was time to address the systemic evil of racism in America. I grieved with you but my sadness was familiar. The fact that racism is prevalent shouldn’t be a surprise. It is not invisible or difficult to trace. We’ve known where it comes from and how it spreads. As a black man, I’ve learned by experience how to protect myself, but I knew this call would require something else. Until we accumulated enough shared history by building, celebrating, and struggling together, I’d have to trust that my blackness would never be more precious than my child-of-Godness. And if it ever did, you would pause again to note that this is so hard.

There is no easy road for us to travel from here. All the signs point toward dangerous terrain. The young people will not let any of us off easy or allow us to scurry back to our shelters and wait for a time such as this to pass. I see their faces each day as I make my way back and forth to the church. What I see resembles an answer to the prayer we’ve dared to speak each week like Jesus taught us, “…hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come.”

The timing is never convenient or expected when our most audacious prayers are heard. The posters are homemade and the off-the-cuff speeches blast through handheld megaphones. The biggest crowds appear to be gathered by organizers of movements that aren’t interested in preserving institutions. Those that some people are tempted to label as youngsters with nothing better to do, look more like disciples of Jesus to me. They are the Galileans on the other side of Pentecost, preaching up a storm, bearing witness to the gruesome, public death of a defenseless man while being mocked. And like the post Pentecost church that emerged, I hear truth-telling, not politicking, in their voices.

I’m proud to be the first black pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas. But not because I was first. I’m proud because I get to serve a church that went first. Nonetheless, my presence here doesn’t excuse us from the hard work of reconciliation. Official statements of support in solidarity with the struggle for justice on behalf of black people is not enough. That sermon has already been preached and the church of Jesus Christ nodded its head in approval. Nobody I know is for racism. But many of us are just figuring out that our silence enabled it to flourish.

And still, I’m with you, the people that paused when they saw my picture, gathered themselves, and decided to get to work. I believe every single one of you that’s told me in the last week that it did not matter then that I was black. I believe it does now. And still, I say we go.

All the roads ahead are difficult. To be a voice in the city we must first find our own. To stand with those who struggle for justice, we must confess when we didn’t. To offer others a place for hard conversations to be had, we must have them ourselves.

We will trip over our words and miss the meaning of each other’s stories. We will say the wrong thing in the wrong way and then just start crying because we haven’t learned better words yet. We will try to love in the only ways we know how and sometimes it won’t be received. Then we’ll pause, catch our breath and decide to go again.

For such a time as this, you also are here.

Peace,
Amos Disasa
Pastor

P.S.: The E-news you’ll receive tonight includes an invite to the first community conversation on race that I’m hosting. It’s in 24 hours. If you can’t make it, there will be many others in the coming days and weeks.

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Here is a weekday “hello” from our own Fran Shelton!

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God Has Work For Us To Do

If you missed the song, God Has Work for Us To Do, from Sunday...

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Tracy DePue and Amy Aamold sing God Has Work For Us To Do during the Pentecost Worship Service at FPC Dallas on 5-31-2020. Permission to podcast/stream the m...

The Stewpot

The Stewpot is hosting a pop-up food distribution tomorrow Thursday June 4 from 10am-12Noon! Remember, if you are in need of food, you must register at the Eventbrite link to participate. We'll have milk, green beans, chicken and a variety of other items. ¡Estaremos regalando leche, green beans, pollo y otras comidas más! Register now to be included.

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-stewpot-of-first-presbyterian-church-of-dallas-15310408867

Staff Work from Home

Check out Erica Dallas' work from home space! Erica is an employee of The Stewpot and works closely with Brenda Snitzer.

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eNews — First Presbyterian Church of Dallas

If you missed Amos' sermon on Sunday, find the link below.
https://www.fpcdallas.org/sermons2

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fpcdallas.org If you want to come further down the rabbit, sign up to receive our eNews each Friday. You’ll discover more happenings, more ways to serve, and more ways to connect in whichever way you feel most comfortable.

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Two Minutes with a Pastor

For Two Minutes with a Pastor this evening, hear Amos’ words from Sunday.

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This Porch Portrait is of the Ingrum family! It is so nice to see smiling faces during this tough time. We hope everyone out there is finding ways to stay safe, healthy, and sane during this time.

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A Retelling of Pentecost

A Retelling of Pentecost from the Haneys. Come Holy Spirit, come! What a great reminder that God is with us, always.

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Videos (show all)

Sunday Worship - June 14, 2020
Zach Light-Wells
Two Minutes with a Pastor
Sunday Worship - June 7, 2020
Staff Work from Home
Two Minutes with a Pastor
Pentecost Sunday Worship - May 31, 2020

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1835 Young St
Dallas, TX
75201

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Sunday 08:30 - 19:00
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