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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Piner Art Show – May 5th 7-8pm

Join us Thursday, May 5th from 7-8pm!
Art Show Flyer

Talent Show Registration

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Surf Shack VBS Registration

July 18-22 from 9 a.m. – Noon!
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Please bring the completed form with you on the first day of VBS.  
One form per child.

We’re so appy!

Yes, you read that right!  We’re so APPY!  First Methodist Sherman now has our very own app!  Click on the links below to download it and keep up to date on current news and information or visit the app store on your mobile device or tablet.

Kroger Community Rewards and First Methodist Sherman

First Methodist Sherman has been approved for a Kroger Community Rewards program!  If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Card, you can link the card to the Church program and the Church will receive a rebate quarterly.
Kroger Community Rewards – Customer Instructions
A digital account is needed in order to participate in Kroger Community Rewards.  If you already have a Digital Account, then please skip to the section named ‘Selecting an Organization.’
How to Register a Digital Account
Creating a digital account is as simple as 1,2,3! Simply visit 
 or download the Kroger mobile app from the appropriate app store for your device and follow these directions.
1. Select the ‘Register’ button.
2. Enter your information.
3. Select ‘Create Account.’
Please make sure that you add your card number or create a virtual card number while registering your Digital Account.  This is required for the Community Rewards program so that your transactions apply towards the program.
Selecting an Organization
Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the Community Rewards selection on your Digital Account.
*Sign into your Digital Account
*Select ‘My Account’
*Scroll down to the ‘Community Rewards’ section of your account page.
*Select ‘Enroll Now’ or ‘Edit.’
*Enter the NPO number for First United Methodist Of Sherman as 78701.
*Select the appropriate organization from the list and click on ‘Save.’
Your selected organization will now display in the Community Rewards section of your account page.  any transactions moving forward using the card number associated will be applied to the program.  It takes approximately 10 days for the Community Rewards total to begin displaying on your receipt.
Viewing your Reward Details
Wondering how much you’ve earned towards your selected organization? You may view the total earned during the last quarter by following these instructions.
*Sign into your Digital Account
*Select ‘My Account.’
*Scroll down to the ‘Community rewards’ section.
*The amount earned will be listed as “Last Quarter Kroger Donation.’
Additional Details
You must present your Kroger Plus Card or provide your Alternate ID at the register during the transaction in order for it to count towards the program.
Organization selections must be renewed once per year, during the month of August. Simply follow the instructions detailed in the ‘Selecting an Organization’ section in order to maintain or update your selected organization.
If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the Digital Customer Service line at 1-866-221-4141. Thank you for participating in the Kroger Community Rewards program!

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