First Baptist Church to break ground on children’s center

SHERMAN — First Baptist Church will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new building, the Legacy Children’s Center during morning worship beginning at 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

The service will start in the sanctuary and then move to the building site outside, just next door to the south. The groundbreaking will begin at approximately 11:40 a.m.

The center will primarily be utilized for the church’s children’s and pre-school ministries. Construction is estimated to be completed in August of 2020.

First Baptist Church is located at 400 S. Travis St. in Sherman.

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church to celebrate pastor anniversary

DENISON —Mt. Vernon Baptist Church will celebrate the 12th anniversary of its pastor and first lady, the Rev. Jerry L. Dehorney and First Lady Sister Francina Dehorney June 21 and June 23.

Pastor James Thorne of Alpha and Omega Baptist Church in Denison will speak at 7 p.m. June 21.

Pastor Tommy Thompson of North Park Missionary Baptist Church of Dallas will speak at 3:30 p.m. June 23.

Lunch will be served in the cafeteria after Sunday morning worship June 23.

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

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church to observe Father’s Day

SHERMAN — Progressive Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Father’s Day during morning worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. The youth ministry is in charge of the service, and Sunday school classes are cancelled.

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1101 E. Houston St. in Sherman.

Herald Democrat accepting vacation Bible school announcements

The Herald Democrat is currently accepting information for area vacation Bible school events.

Churches may email information with times and dates, age range for participants, theme, location, if refreshments or transportation are provided and other details that may apply.

Emails should be sent to