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. 

Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks!
August 15th at all services and at the Fresh Start Fair
Bring your backpack or workbag and receive a tag and prayers from our church family!


August Blood Drive

August 22nd  Blood drive

8 to 12:30

Church St. Auditorium, lower level


·         Bring your ID

·         Wear a face covering

·         Drink and eat a lot before coming

·         Make an appointment online

·         Use the Quickscreen questionnaire on your phone the day of donation:

·         We will also have QR Code to scan


Caldwell Backpacks – Help Needed!

Do you want to help?
We have had an amazing response buying backpacks and school supplies for our friends at Caldwell Elementary.  But now, we need help getting all the materials sorted and ready for the kids!
If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to sign up.  We will be working Thursday, July 29 at 10 am.


Grinch Movie Party!

Join us on Christmas (in July) Eve, Saturday 7/24 for a special movie event!  We will gather to watch The Grinch in Dyer Hall at 6pm.
Bring your own picnic blanket and Who Pudding to enjoy during the movie.  This is fun for the whole family and we can’t wait to have dinner and a movie with you!


Calling all Groups!

Does your group want a booth at the Fresh Start Fair?  This is a great way to introduce your ministry area to new members and visitors!  We will help you set up, print cards or brochures, and even let you borrow our famous (or infamous) hotdog costume!
Let us know you’re interested by visiting our Fresh Start Fair page or by emailing Caitlin.


Youth Mystery Trip

Youth Mystery Week
Adult Chaperones and Students going into 7th through 12th grade are welcome to sign-up for any and all fun-filled days!
**Details regarding drop-off and pick-up will be emailed out the day before the event.**
TUESDAY (7/13) – 2:00-6:00pm. Cost is $10/person. Bring extra money for snacks.
WEDNESDAY (7/14) – 6:30-10ish pm: Family Night! Cost is $18 per person (includes a $10 food credit).
THURSDAY (7/15) – 8:15am-3:45pm. Meet in Plano at Parker Road DART Station. Cost is $15 for the main event. Please bring $6 for DART day pass (or buy ahead online), money for your lunch, and any other expenses you might want.
FRIDAY (7/16) – 6:00-10:00pm. No Cost.
SATURDAY (7/17) – 1:00-5:00pm. Cost is $20. Please bring money for any food, drinks, or extras you may want.
Parents… feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need more information.


Fresh Start Fair

Save the Date for Fresh Start Fair on 8/15
We will bless our backpacks and get ready to start a fresh fall!
There will be booths from lots of our small groups, mission groups, music groups, and more!  Find where you fit! 
We will also have prizes, a dunk tank, games, and food trucks!  Come have fun and fellowship!  More information is on our Fresh Start Fair page.


Roadside Church

Thank you so much for all the contributions to our homeless ministry.  Thank you for the food, clothing, volunteering and donations.  We made it through our hard winter thanks to our church family.  We are still in need.  We meet every Sunday at Roadside Church to worship with those experiencing homelessness.  In the summer it is one way they can get out of the heat and sit for a home cooked meal.  Our church provides the meal on the 2nd Sunday of every month.  We are in need of people to help provide the meal.  You only do one part of the meal.  Please consider donating during this time.  Please CLICK HERE to sign up.  All the information and who to contact is included in that. Thank you for all your help!



Caldwell Christmas in July

We are doing our Annual Backpack & School Supply Drive for Caldwell Elementary.  More information will be in The Echo this week!  Look for the Christmas tree in the hallway after church on 7/11 to pick up a tag to get a backpack or make a donation.  Then we will put them under the tree for Christmas in July!


MAD Camp 2021

Music Art Drama Camp 2021

What: Fine Arts camp to learn/produce/present a musical

Who: Kids entering 1st – 5th grades

When: July 6-10 from 9am to noon

Where: First Methodist McKinney