First United Methodist Church of Sherman is offering programs to immigrants and other interested persons through its outreach initiative, “Hope on Houston.”


Classes addressing a host of needs will take place in the building that had previously been Key Memorial Methodist Church and all information will be presented in English and Spanish.


“These offerings are a vital part of the church’s mission to be inclusive as we live our faith within the community and in making the Gospel available to everyone,” the Rev. Samantha Parson, associate pastor of discipleship at First United Methodist Church, said.


Classes on citizenship are held from 4:30-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. For more information, contact Ashley Trevino, Director of Adult Education and Literacy, Grayson College 903-463-8784.


A class titled, “Know Your Constitutional Rights” will meet Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. and again on Aug. 29 from 10-11 a.m. and 6-7 p.m. The class covers a wide array of legal rights and will explain pathways to citizenship. Also provided will be voter registration information and enrollment, notary services and child care.


The classes are offered through the church’s East Sherman Initiative Task Force, which is chaired by Gail Utter.


“Many immigrants are feeling anxiety, and these classes will offer information and steps that can be taken to relieve those concerns,” task force member Catherine Giles said.


All classes meet at 901 East Houston Street in Sherman. For more information, contact Catherine Giles at 940-597-4757.