First United Methodist Church of Dallas presents A Service of Light & Remembrance: Remembering Our Homeless Neighbors
First United Methodist Church of Dallas and the Chancel Choir will host a citywide memorial service of music and candlelight in honor of the homeless people who have died on Dallas streets in the past year.
This interdenominational service is open to the public and will join the following urban churches: Grace United Methodist Church, Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, St. Paul United Methodist Church, and First Presbyterian Church. Participating non-profit partners include CitySquare, Austin Street Center, and The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center.
The short supply of housing in Dallas is affecting all demographics, and our non-profit partners are making transitional and sustainable housing accessible to the homeless community at a time when the market demands it most. While they continue to shelter those in need from a housing impact yet to be seen, this All Saints’ service will remember the departed, reaffirm our unity as one body of faith, and reflect upon our calling to serve our neighbors.
All Saints’ is a day of solemnity, reserved to honor those who have gone before us, known and unknown, sung and unsung. All of God’s people are spiritually connected, and uniting in remembrance is just one example of God’s prevailing love.