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. 

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!


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.


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.


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.


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 ( 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 


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.


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.


Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner

Fat Tuesday Pancake Dinner

6-7:30pm on February 21st @ The Hub

Come enjoy pancakes, bacon, eggs, and more!  There will be masks to decorate and fun table games for all ages.

ALL are welcome! Invite friends and neighbors!


Lenten Studies

Adam Hamilton’s “Luke: Jesus and the Outsiders, Outcasts, and Outlaws”
Mondays, 7pm, beginning Feb. 27 – 6 sessions. Led by Gary Clay.
CLICK HERE to sign up.
“Witness to the Cross” by Amy Jill-Levine
Thursday mornings at 9:30.  Rose Christian Bible Study


Military Fellowship February Meeting

February Meeting: Everyone is welcome!!

We will meet and hear from Lance Olinski, CEO and Founder of Streetside Showers. Everyone is welcome!

February 8th at 10 am in Dyer Hall