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. 
 

Get to Know Our Church!

Opportunities to Learn, Grow, and Join

First United Methodist McKinney

Methodism 101 Class, April 16th at 11:10AM: Curious about what it means to be a United Methodist? Have questions about how United Methodism came to be? Join Pastor Macie in the Parlor to learn about our history and future as United Methodists.

Get to Know First United Methodist Church of McKinney Class, April 23rd at 11:10AM: Join Pastor Macie in the Parlor to learn about the mission and ministry of our church! This is wonderful for new members, members who want to learn more, and anyone interested in this church.

Join the Church Sunday, April 30 at any service! Walking down by yourself in front of the whole congregation to join the church can be a little intimidating. Join the Church Sunday is a chance to join as part of a small, more private group instead. Feel free to fill out our New Member Form in advance so we can have your New Member Gift ready!  Do you worship online? You can join in a special Zoom session at noon! Email Pastor Macie to sign up!

For more info, please email Pastor Macie. An email with more info about this and a denominational update can be found here.  You can also visit our page on being inclusive for updates and videos.  


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Special Good Friday Performance

First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir presents Durufle’s Requiem.

Good Friday, 6:30 pm – Sanctuary and Online

Accompanied by internationally renowned concert organist Jonathan Ryan.

Featuring soloists Trinity Del Regno and Brock Johnson, this 20th century masterpiece will capture the spirit of the day.


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Serve on Easter Sunday!

We need your help! Easter Sunday is going to be a big day, and it won’t happen without volunteers. From holding open doors to following up with first-time visitors, there is so much that needs to be done. Please fill out our Easter Volunteer Form!


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Easter EGGstravaganza

Join us on Saturday, April 8th from 3- 5pm at The Hub for our annual Easter EGGstravaganza!
 
We will have egg hunts for all ages, food, and fun.  Invite friends and neighbors!
 
We need donations of wrapped candy – you can drop them off at the front desk.  Want to volunteer to work?  CLICK HERE to sign up!

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March Mission Opportunities

Children, Youth, and Gateway are collecting and packaging emergency relief supplies for our team to take to the UMCOR Depot this May. Click here to see how you can help!
 
Our Feeding Friends and Families Mission needs your help to provide Easter hams to our local families in need! Click here to make a donation.

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Spring Luncheon

United Women in Faith Luncheon 2023
Saturday, April 15th in Dyer Hall
Noon to 2pm.  Tickets are $30
Featuring entertainment by Martyn Lucas!!
 
For more information, email Paula Byrd.

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Ushers & Greeters Wanted

Looking for a way to serve?  Come be part of making worship and welcome and meaningful experience by serving as an usher or greeter!
 
Email Kathy Parent for more information and to get started.  You can also stop by the welcome desk on Sunday mornings to learn  more.

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Special Speaker for Senior Needs

Thursday, March 9 at 1:30 PM
The presentation will be in room E215-225 and on Zoom for those who want to attend online. Please notify Tom Kirwin by email (tjk3d@yahoo.com) or text (214-293-7344) no later than Monday, March 6 if you plan to attend so there will be sufficient seating, or if you need the Zoom link.

Elder law firm Haiman Hogue founder Fred O. Haiman will speak at the Last Changes meeting.  The presentation will cover important family law topics of interest to all families, but with special emphasis on the legal needs of seniors – health care, retirement, disability, guardianship and long-term care, as well as estate planning, probate and business planning. This workshop is designed to break down the legalese to help families understand this complicated area, so they can make the best decisions to protect themselves, their children and their assets. Fred knows firsthand the importance of being prepared; he was inspired to refocus his law practice on estate planning and elder law in 2007, when he experienced a near fatal medical emergency. He moved his firm to Allen in 2013, before merging with Rex Hogue to create Haiman Hogue, PLLC in 2016 


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New Bishop Service

Installation Service for Bishop Ruben Saenz, Jr.

Feb. 19th at 4 p.m.
University Park UMC
4024 Caruth Blvd., Dallas, TX 75225

Bishops in The United Methodist Church are called to guard the faith, seek unity, exercise the discipline of the whole church and supervise and support the church’s life, work and mission throughout the world.

Clergy and laity from across the North Texas and Central Texas Conferences are invited to join at University Park UMC to recognize and celebrate Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr.’s assignment.


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Ash Wednesday

Join us for Ash Wednesday Services in person and online.
 
Wednesday, February 22, in the Sanctuary and on livestream and Facebook.  We will have a noon service and a 6:30pm service.

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