Small Town Blues
First United Methodist Church
This church is one of the oldest establishments in Sherman, dating back to the days when settlers built the meeting house in 1836. In 1865 the current hand-cut stone building was erected after a fire burnt the meeting house to the ground. The church’s most notable feature, other than the beautifully detailed scrollwork and carved window arches, are the original stained-glass windows bearing images that are oddly lacking in a religious theme.
In recent years the evangelical movement’s arrival in Sherman has sparked the birth of a small so-called nondenominational bible church, steadily reducing the numbers of an aging congregation as younger generations flock to a more ‘relevant’ message.