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. 

Military Fellowship September Meeting

Wednesday, September 14 at 10am in the Parlor.  This is a group for military veterans, those currently serving, and their families.Our guest speaker this month is Greg Hooper who served in the U.S. Army as a member of the 3rd Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), the oldest active duty infantry unit in the Army.  The Old Guard is the Army’s official ceremonial unit and escort to the president.  Among it’s ceremonial platoons is the Guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Greg served for 4 years in the Old Guard, doing full honor funeral ceremonies in Arlington Cemetery and also had the honor of guarding the Tomb. Greg lives in Carrollton, TX with his wife, Lynn. They have two children and a grandchild. Greg works as a solutions architect specializing in cybersecurity and data protection.  He stays very active serving in his local church, with the Society of the Honor Guard, and with veteran’s organizations and charities in the DFW area.

For more information contact

Marky Campbell or  Kim Beeby


Fresh Start Fair

We’re excited about this fall! You can feel change all around – school supplies are out, the weather is going to get cooler (hopefully!), and people are looking for a fresh start.  That’s why we want to come together for our second annual Fresh Start Fair.  Have you meant to join a group but haven’t yet?  Want a new place to volunteer? Want to meet new friends? Check out the Fresh Start Fair page to see what the big deal is, learn how to get your church shirt, and sign up your group for the Fair.


Welcoming Opportunities

You can be an usher or a greeter!  It’s a fun and easy job.  Stop by the welcome desk on Sunday morning to learn more, connect with Pastor Macie, or sign up here.


Guatemala Mission: Hope of the Pokomchi

Informational meeting on June 23rd at 7PM in the church’s Parlor
Hope of the Pokomchí, one of First Methodist McKinney’s longest ongoing mission activities, is hosting an informational meeting on June 23rd at 7PM in the church’s Parlor. Attending the meeting will be board members as well as members of previous mission trips. At the meeting, we will discuss plans for future mission trips including a proposed trip in 2023.
To find out more information about our Guatemalan mission please visit the Hope of the Pokomchí website.
Hope of the Pokomchí also participates in the DonorSee program. It is a great and easy way to support the Pokomchí people with projects that speak to you personally. Check out our current projects HERE.
If you have questions, you can email Jay Halderman.


Panama Mission Meeting

June 27th at 7pm in the parlor and via Zoom.

A message from Panama Mission Leader, Ann Spaight:
If anyone has any questions about Panama, how to be part of the team, please 
email me (Ann Spaight) and I will be happy to answer any of the questions that you have. It is definitely not too late to become part of our team! We are just forming and have room and tasks for everyone. 
I have been blessed and privileged to be the Team Leader for the trips along with Rev. Janet Cavalier, our Mission Pastor. I have led the teams for the past 3 to 4 years. While we are in Panama, we have team members working on construction projects, doing medical education and testing, and offering Vacation Bible School to the children.


Next Steps!

Sunday, May 22, 11 am to noon in the Parlor

Are you new here? Or maybe you’ve attended for a long time and are looking for your next steps?
Learn about who we are as a church, our history and ministries, and how you can connect. We’ll show you around with a virtual tour. Bring your questions! All are welcome!
And, if you have been thinking about joining the church, we will offer an opportunity to take the membership vows at the end for those who are interested. For more information about joining, you may visit or contact


May Blood Drive

Save the Date, Save lives!

May 1st  Blood drive

8 to 12:30

Church St. Auditorium, lower level (across the street from the church)


New Giving Portal

New and Improved Giving Portal!
You may have noticed that we began phasing in a new giving portal recently. It will make it easier to give to multiple areas in one transaction (like a special mission gift and your tithe). It works like an online shopping cart where you add items and then checkout.

NOTE: If you had an account on our old giving platform, you will need a new account to log into our new portal. You will get a letter with more instructions about your old account. In the meanwhile, please email Caitlin if you have any questions.


Grief Support Group

Length of group: 6 weeks
Start date: April 5, 2022
Time: 10-11:30 am
Room C215
This 6 week class is open to anyone who has experienced a loss and wants to process their grief.  More information on our Grief Support page.


Habitat Painting Day – Postponed!

It’s almost time to paint our new build in Celina. However, our planned April 16th workday has been postponed. Keep an eye on the newsletter for more information, or click here to email Pastor Janet.