• "Community Defined"

    Sunday November 11 | 8:30 & 10:50am | Sanctuary

    Senior Pastor Valarie Englert delivers the message "Community Defined," based on Ephesians 4:1-16 this Commitment Sunday as 2019 stewardship emphasis comes to a close. 


    Final in three-part series "We Belong to Each Other." 


    Presented at both worship services: 


      8:30am A Service of Morning Prayer and Communion

    10:50am Traditional Worship

  • Wednesday WINDOWS

    Wednesday Nov 14 | Dinner 5:30pm | Program 6:30pm

    Weekly time of food, fun, fellowship and faith. 


    Dinner 5:30pm

    Adults $5.00, children $3.50 (family $15.00) 

    Menu - Meat loaf with mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls

    Chef salad also available

    Child's plate - Chicken nuggets


    Program 6:30pm

    A Way Forward: 2019 Special General Conference

    Part 2 of a three-part series exploring the recommendation of The United Methodist Council of Bishops to address the impasse within the denomination on homosexuality. 


    Covers the 2019 Special General Conference (February 2019 in St. Louis), where this recommendation will be placed for legislative action. 


    Part 3 (November 28) addresses the question Where Do We Go from Here?


    The goal is to equip our local church community with the knowledge necessary to approach this important topic with open hearts and open minds. All are invited and encouraged to participate. 


    Weekly activities

    Children's choirs 6:30pm | 2nd floor

    New Life Ringers 6:30pm | Choir Room

    First Youth 6:30pm | LOFT (3rd floor) 

    Chancel Choir 7:30pm | Choir Room

  • Men's Steak & Eggs Breakfast

    Saturday December 1 | 8:00am | Schreiber Hall

    Chef extraordinaire Jonathan Buck serves up his special annual Steak & Eggs Breakfast, open to all and still only $4.00 per plate. (For reservations, email sbuck@smu.edu by Thursday, November 29.) 


    With guest speaker Jim Troyer, long-time member of First United Methodist Garland and leader of quarterly Breakfast @ Austin Street (see below). 


    Followed by Sandwich Saturday Morning, making breakfast standwiches and packing fresh fruit for Austin Street the following morning. 

  • Breakfast @ Austin Street

    Sunday December 2 | 6:00am | Austin Street Center, Dallas

    Serving breakfast for more than 300 homeless. Group meets at 5:00am on church parking lot for trip via church van. Donations of wrapped sandwiches, fresh fruit, boiled eggs, breakfast bars and bottled water appreciated.

  • First Thursday Food Pantry

    Thursday December 6 | 10:00am - 1:00pm | The ROC

    Collecting, organizing and distributing food for Garland neighbors in need. All invited to lend a hand.

  • An Afternoon with Eldred Marshall

    Sunday January 6 | 4:00pm | Sanctuary

    Artist-in-Residence and Associated Director of Music Ministries Dr. Eldred Marshall rings in the New Year with a solo piano recital. 


    Another in our series of West Avenue B Community Concerts


    Presented free of charge as a gift to friends and neighbors in Garland and surrounding communities.