VBS – G-Force!

Here at First Methodist Sherman, we truly love teaching children about the wonder and excitement of God’s love. What better way to do this than with a super, crazy, fun, and adventurous VBS?! Our theme this year is G-Force from Cokesbury. G-Force is a fun, sporty and active VBS where children will be sure to  learn how to put their faith into action, experience God’s unstoppable love, and “move” through life with God right by their side! Join us we discover God’s infinite love (in motion) at G-Force VBS this summer!
 
Date: July 13th- July 17th
Time: 9am-12pm
 
Register by clicking on the picture below!
 
G-Force_Primary


Mosaic

Preview service this Sunday, May 24th at 9:45am.

Mosaic Intro


Heifer International

Heifer International believes ending world hunger is possible and within in our grasp. Partners, such as the people of First Methodist Sherman are critical to this vision. The Heifer Project has been one of our missions for years. It remains an important mission as Heifer is described as a project that distributes animals, along with agricultural and values-based training, to families in need around the world as a means of providing self-sufficiency. Recipients must agree to “pass on the gift” by sharing animal offspring. First Methodist Sherman set a goal of raising enough money to purchase an “ark” of livestock as well as the education people need to improve their lives in sustainable ways. In the coming months we will have many opportunities for you to participate in this special project including, a noisy offering by our children’s ministry. You can also give by writing a check with “Heifer” in the notes portion and dropping it in the offering plate or church office. The impact of this partnership is profound and plays an important role in the struggle against hunger and poverty.Fullscreen-capture-3302013-42811-PM-001



New Associate Pastor

Dana CokerIt is with a great deal of excitement that we announce our new Associate Pastor, Rev. Dana Coker!  Dana will join our staff effective July 1st.

Dana graduated from Texas A&M in 1999 and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in 2003.  She has served as the Associate Pastor at First UMC Wichita Falls focused on youth, and First UMC Commerce, where she also served as the campus minister for Texas A&M Commerce.  In Commerce, she met her husband, Harold, who works in information technologies. Dana and Harold then moved to First UMC Bridgeport, where Dana served as Senior Pastor for three years, and then to First UMC Mabank in East Texas, where Dana has served as Senior Pastor for the past four years.

Just over a year ago, Dana and Harold welcomed two little boys into their home, brothers Noah (now 3 1/2 years old)and Adan (now 2 1/2).  The adoption was finalized in June, and they have recently discerned that what’s best for their family is for Dana to serve as an Associate Pastor as they move closer to her family in Plano and his family in Commerce.

Dana brings a great deal (and wide range) of experience to our staff, as well as a great love for the Methodist church.  She is especially passionate about ministry with college-age folks and young adults, as well as missions.  She serves on the board for Proyecto Abrigo, a wonderful ministry in Juarez, Mexico, and the Advisory Board for our Conference’s Center for Missional Outreach.  Her gifts and her enthusiasm are exactly what we need at this exciting time in our congregation’s life.

Please be in prayer for the Cokers, and for the congregation at First UMC Mabank, during the next few months of transition.  And please be thinking of ways we can best welcome their family to our community of faith.

 



Rainbow Room

Looking for a great place to serve? The Rainbow Room is looking for volunteers to help weekly with sorting, restocking and inventorying supplies!