Dallas church names former Sherman resident pastor emeritus

DALLAS — Wheatland United Methodist Church of Dallas has named former Sherman resident Sandra Minor and the new pastor emeritus. Minor will be honored during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday and at a reception to follow.

Minor is a former student of Fred Douglas High School and a graduate of Sherman High School. She is the daughter of Mildred Jackson of Sherman.

Wheatland United Methodist Church is located at 8000 Hampton Road in Dallas.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church honors pastor with service

DENISON — Mt. Olive Baptist Church will hold its sixth pastoral appreciation celebration for its Pastor Alton E. Blakely at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday.

The theme will be “Called with a Purpose,” based on Jeremiah 1:5-9.

The Rev. Lee Edwards of Kingdom Life Fellowship Church in McKinney will speak at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Craig Davis of Progressive Baptist Church in Sherman will speak at 3 p.m.

Mt. Olive Baptist Church is located at 1131 Scullin Ave. in Denison.

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church holds annual program, choir workshop

SHERMAN — Progressive Missionary Baptist Church will hold it missions and prayer warriors annual day program at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Ministers of Progressive Tag Teaming of the Word of God will be the speakers.

The church will also hold its choir workshop from 7-9 p.m. May 3 and from 10 a.m. to noon May 4. Minister of Music Tristin Love will be the guest clinician.

Registration fee for the choir workshop is $10. Participants are asked to RSVP by Monday.

The church is located at 1101 E. Houston St. in Sherman.

Latter Rain COGIC holds brotherhood revival

SHERMAN — Latter Rain Church of God in Christ, 823 S. Gribble, Sherman, will hold its brotherhood revival at 7 p.m. Friday through Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday marking the 31st spiritual birthday of Pastor James Ezell.

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church hosts friends, family day

DENISON — Mt. Vernon Baptist Church will host its annual Friends and Family Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday. An occasion speech, pew decorations and fun will be included.

The speaker will be Pastor James Thorne of Alpha and Omega Baptist Church in Denison. The theme will be, “Love thy neighbor as thyself” from Matthew 22:37-39. Churches and choirs are invited to join in fellowship.

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church is located at 519 E. Shepherd St. in Denison.

First Missionary Baptist Church to hold homecoming services

WHITEWRIGHT — First Missionary Baptist Church will hold its homecoming services at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The theme will be “Celebrating our Church,” based on Psalm 126:3.

The Rev. Ricky Sommers Sr. of Western Beauty Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Whitewright will speak at the morning service. Dinner will be served after the morning service.

The Rev. Arnold Baker of Community Baptist Church of Sherman will speak at the afternoon service.

First Missionary Baptist Church is located at 312 E. Elm St. in Whitewright.

St. John CME Church observes 145th anniversary

SHERMAN — St. John Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its 145th church anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme will be “We are saved by grace,” based on Ephesians 4:7.

Guest speaker will be New Birth Cathedral Church Bishop Charles Brown.

St. John CME Church is located at 300 E. College St. in Sherman.

Quinn Chapel Church hosts women’s day program

DENISON — Quinn Chapel Church will host its annual women’s day program program at 2 p.m. Sunday.

The theme of the program is “12 Extraordinary Women.”

Quinn Chapel Church is located at 710 W. Elm St. in Denison.

Payne Chapel AME Church sets family, friends day program

SHERMAN — Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church will hold its family and friends day services at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme will be “We trust in him,” based on Psalm 23:1-6.

Payne Chapel AME Church pastor Fred Moss, will speak at the 11 a.m. service.

The Rev. Dewayne Hysmith of Greater Garth AME Church in Dallas will speak at the 3 p.m. service.

Payne Chapel AME Church is located at 701 N. East St. in Sherman.

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church hosts women’s seminar, luncheon

TRENTON — The women’s society of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church will hold its annual women’s seminar beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Speakers from Bonham, Leonard, Dallas and Oklahoma will be featured. An evangelist Beverly Jenkins of Garland will be the minister of music.

The theme will be, “What are you carrying in your suitcase?”

Lunch will be served, and admission is free. For information call Jean Stevenson at 903-487-8831. The church is located at 802 Augustus St. in Trenton.

Church Women United of Grayson County sets meeting, luncheon

DENISON — Church Women United of Grayson County will meet at New Hope Christian Church for its meeting and luncheon May 3. The theme is, “The time is now. Agree to Differ.”

A meet and greet will begin at 9 a.m. The meeting at 9:30 a.m. followed by a luncheon. Those staying for lunch are asked to bring a covered dish.

New Hope Christian Church is located at 2810 S. Mirick St. in Denison. For information call 903-816-3646 or email clinson@cableone.net