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Rev. Samantha Parson will be joining our staff July 1st.

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Pastor Sam is excited to return to the Sherman-Denison area.  She and her family lived in Whitewright for 12 years until 2005, when they moved to Kentucky while Sam attended Asbury Theological Seminary.  She has been serving the United Methodist Church as a lay person since 1990, and as a licensed local pastor since 2009. 

Samantha grew up as an Air Force brat, met her husband in high school at Odessa Permian, and attended Texas A&M in College Station, earning her degree in English and History.  She and her husband Craig have been married and doing ministry together for more than 25 years.  They are the proud parents of daughter Jacqueline, who is attending William Jewel College in Liberty, Missouri and studying to be a music therapist.  Craig is an educator who has been the Science Instructional Specialist for McKinney Boyd High School for the past eight years.  He is also a musician and serves on the Texoma Emmaus Community Board of Directors.

We are excited to welcome the Parsons to our community of faith!
 
Join us for a Welcome Reception in Pastor Sam’s honor on Sunday, July 3, after the 11:00 am service in Binkley Hall.

 



Coming in July! New Sermon Series!

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Whats more indicative of summer than bringing a good book to the pool or beach and getting caught up on some great reading?  Our July series will focus on the theology to be found in five such summer reading classics.  Note – July 31st will be the first Sunday that our new Associate Pastor, Rev. Samantha Parson, preaches.


NEW Online Giving!

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Click on this red Donate button on the right hand side of the website and it will take you to our new online giving page!  You will be able to set up one time or recurring payments with ease using our new system.  Detailed instructions will be mailed to you next week as well as posted online for your reference.


New Galleries!

Have you seen the new photo “Galleries” tab at the top right of the page?  Be sure to check it out!  We will be adding photos regularly from recent events.  Feel free to download and share these photos and tag First Methodist Sherman in them! 



First Methodist Sherman’s Stained Glass

Did you know that First Methodist Sherman’s stained glass windows have been with the congregation for over 106 years? The two European-made stained glass memorial windows were both presented to the Travis Street Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1910 and made the journey to the present home of First Methodist Sherman. One window measuring five feet nine by nine feet four inches, given by Eula B. Riddle Susan B. Cole, Sara B. Harris, Fay B. Randolph, and Marvin Binkley, in memory of their mother, Mrs. Sara S. Hardin Counts Binkley, Rev. Binkley’s wife.  It features Jesus standing near a vine-entwined tree with three of his disciples.  Inscribed below is a message as recorded i John, chapter 15, “I am the Vine, Ye are the Branches.”  This window is now located in the Sanctuary.
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The second stained glass window can be found in the Parlor and measures eleven and one half by fourteen and one half feet.  It was designed and made in Germany depicting Jesus sitting amoungst several children as described in Luke, chapter 18.  Near its base is a quotation, “For of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.”  This window, presented by Dr. and Mr. Hugh Logan Hall, was dedicated to the memory of their three little daughters, Laurine, Ilta and Mertis. Faces shown in full view were from actual photographs of the latter two, who died in 1887 of diphtheria within a few days of each other. Buried in West Hill Cemetery their common grave white marble headstone, made in Italy, portrays three dimensional figures of their likeness which were sculptured from photographs used for the church window.
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