New and Upcoming
New classes and Bible studies. Great volunteer opportunities.  Ways to respond to community needs.  When something new is coming to First Methodist, you’ll find it posted here.
Or, if you’d rather the news come to you, sign up for our newsletter here.  If you have something you’d like announced or publicized, email Caitlin. 

Bishop’s Rally

BISHOP’S RALLY | October 15, 1:30-5 p.m.
Our church will be hosting Bishop’s Rally for confirmands from all over the conference for worship, mission and fun. We need tons of volunteers to make this possible; from greeters to activity floaters.


October Parents’ Night Out

October Parent’s Night Out: Friday, October 6, 2023 from 5pm-8pm in the Nursery area.

Enjoy a Parents’ Night Out while your kiddos come play, eat and have fun! All kids birth-5th grade are welcome to attend. Dinner will be provided, but please bring a labeled water bottle with water only for your children.

Your child is welcome to wear Halloween-themed pajamas!
**Please no costumes and all imagery on their clothing needs to be preschool-aged appropriate.

This event will be $25 for 1 child, $40 for 2 children and $45 for 3+ children.

Volunteers interested in helping can reach out to Ashley Lehman.


Center for Transformative Prayer Fall Retreat

FALL RETREAT: Nature, Our Divine Chapel

Saturday September 23, 8:30am-1pm

At Roger and Elizabeth Smidt’s Home

1640 S. Bridgefarmer Rd., McKinney (bad weather location is the church)

RSVP to Pastor James

We will share good food throughout the morning while small groups of participants are guided in prayerful meditative experiences.  The retreat ends with Holy Communion.


Senior Living Specialists Seminar

Senior Living Specialists Seminar
First United Methodist Church McKinney
Next seminar: 9/28/2023
Time: 7pm
Second floor, Rooms E-215-225
Click here to register! Registration is required to attend. If you have any questions, please click here to email Kathy Parent or call the church office at 972-562-8556.
You are invited to hear from Paul Markowitz, Founder of Senior Living Specialists. Paul and his team operate a free service throughout DFW to families to assist them with selecting the appropriate senior living option and property based on individual needs, personality, and financial situation. Senior Living Specialists advise clients not only on which options to look at, they also provide questions to ask, and the pitfalls to avoid. 
This seminar is free of cost and open to anyone interested and needs information on resources for aging parents or relatives in the community. No preparation is required for this event.


Caregiver Support Group

A caregiver provides support to others in need, very often to a loved one. Our Caregiver Support Group meets to support caregivers in their own needs. This group is open to any caregiver who wants to join the meetings, regardless of church membership.
WHEN: 10:00 – 11:30 am, second Tuesday of the month (except June, July and August)
WHERE: The Hub at 102 W Lamar St; Room Y105, McKinney, TX 75069 (down the street from church main building)
Tenets of our group:
. To provide a confidential and comfortable space for caregivers to share their stories and learn about each other’s journey as caregivers.
. To help ease the stress of caregiving and enhance decision making and problem solving related to their caregiving responsibilities.
. To help caregivers connect with others in similar situations and become a great source of encouragement for each other.
. To provide an outlet for caregivers to express their emotions and thoughts without being judged.
. To help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.
. To help caregivers learn what to expect.


Medical Supplies for Panama

Our 2023 Panama Mission Trip will be taking medical, dental, construction and VBS teams to serve the people of Santa Fe, Panama. The area missionaries need a few additional over-the-counter meds/supplies. If you can help with this need, click here to see our Amazon wishlist. All items will be delivered directly to the team.
If you want to learn more about this mission, click here to visit our Panama page!


August 2023 Blood Drive

It’s that time again! Our next quarterly blood drive is Sunday, August 20th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Church Street Auditorium. Will you be the one who saves our 10,000th life?
For more information and to sign up, visit our blood drive page!


Clothing Drive

July 16th – Aug 6th

Donate kids sizes 4-18 of gently used clothing or kids shoes in the Kids Zone (upstairs children’s area).  You can also donate new socks and underwear for children. It will be used for a back-to-school pop up for Feeding Friends & Families!


Stop the Bleed Training

The American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® campaign has trained over 1 million people to identify and intervene in cases of life-threatening bleeding. We will be offering a free training course Thursday, July 27 at 2:00 pm in the Parlor. Please use the form below to sign up and learn to save a life! The event is open to anyone in the community, so please invite your friends and neighbors.


Operation: Hot Weather Rescue

We are providing ways for our friends experiencing homelessness to stay cooler during this extreme heat. We have an ice chest filled with cold bottles of water at The Hub. Would you like to donate waters or Gatorade? Do you have an old ice chest we could have to provide more? Are you interested in supporting this ministry? Please contact Pam Parmley to get involved. Text “sharingtheheart water” to 73256 or CLICK HERE TO GIVE.