Rev, J.D. Allen, Associate Pastor, heads up the following ministries. Please contact J.D. () if you would like to serve with the ministry or if you need ministry.
First Love Benevolence:
An assistance ministry to people who are needing financial help. Trained members interview those people who are requesting support and schedule an appointment with the Associate Pastor. A personal appointment addresses the person’s needs spiritually and physically. Needs are evaluated and a ONE-time gift is provided as needed.
Those with a heart for sharing their faith and offering a welcome & information to our First Time Guests. Visitation takes place on Sunday afternoons.
Angel Tree Ministry:
A ministry to specific children at Christmas, who have a parent who is incarcerated. Gifts to the children of inmates are purchased by church members and given as if they are coming from the parent to their child. Names are selected. Gifts are brought to the church and distributed to the families. Sharing the Christ of Christmas to children whose families cannot. In addition to the Christmas emphasis, Angel Tree offers ministry & mentoring opportunities.
Scouting is an outreach to boys in the community and offers the scouting experience to these young boys & men. Boy Scout Troop 121 was chartered by First United Methodist Church Carrollton, over 50 years ago. Troop 121 has two Cub Scout Dens, #8 and Den #14. Also under the First Church umbrella are Pack 121 and Pack 492.
Christian Awareness Team
Christian Awareness Team (C.A.T.) is a team that serves as a communiqué to our members, keeping them informed about current issues involving legislative action and positive Christian actions on social issues of the day. Oversees our connection to Pro Life, Advocacy & Pregnancy Center, and Christian Action Groups.
First Connections with the Pastors & Staff:
First Connections is for those looking for a church home or a place in First Church. Come and meet pastors, staff, and members. This is a monthly opportunity on the second Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Parlor.
Focus On Health:
Blood drives are sponsored by Carter Blood Care, an annual drive offers donations to be given at a convenient time and location for a Sunday morning – additional drives may be scheduled.
The Friendship Partner program gives you the opportunity to show God's love to an international student. More...
A group meets on the 5th Sunday of the month at the Lew Sterret Facility in Dallas, County, from 1:30- 4:l30pm to visit prisoners. The Lew Sterret Jail is a holding facility where inmates are held temporarily before being reassigned to other prisons. This provides a way to reach men and women inmates, at a critical time in their lives, sharing a personal Christ, a Bible lesson and showing God’s love. It is an awesome experience to feed the spiritually hungry and an opportunity to lead them to the Lord.
A ministry to the underprivileged children & their families of the
Grace Toastmasters is a ministry built on the renowned Toastmasters International, a self-paced, self-improvement educational training to develop effective communication skills and confident public speaking. Reaching out to people in the community, meetings take place from 6:45-7:45 AM on Thursday mornings in the Church Library. Provides preparation and confidence to speak and ultimately share their personal faith effectively. Learn more here. Contact: