We rejoiced with William Christian last Sunday, as he was immersed into the death of his Lord Jesus Christ. William is the brother of our Wanda Christian, and he will be attending Highland Lakes on Sunday mornings. We welcome you, William, to our Christian fellowship and hope to be of great encouragement to you, as you will be to us, joining us in worshiping and living for our Father in Heaven. May God bless you richly! His directory information is available from the church office.


New adult Bible classes are starting this morning at 9 o’clock. The topic is, “The Beatitudes”, taught by Cary Miller in the fellowship room and Joe Winnett in the auditorium.

This topic is a challenge to a closer walk with Jesus, finding in Him an increasingly greater happiness. His ethical principles, when applied, will make our lives spiritually rich, happy and meaningful. If you have not attended Sunday morning Bible study previously, make it a goal for the future!


This evening, after our worship assembly, we will have our yearly ice-cream fellowship. As always, we enjoy both, the home-made ice-cream version, or the delicious store-bought kind. All kinds of toppings are welcome, so are cookies and cakes, or even finger foods. Make your plans for this upcoming evening and enjoy this “cool” fellowship!


There will be a World Bible School workday on Thursday, August 13th from 9 AM until the work is finished. Easy work for a great cause and a time for fun and fellowship!


VISITATION PROGRAM Team #2 (leaders: Cary & Brenda Miller) will meet on Wednesday, August 19th, at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.

footprints-hiBEAUTIFUL FOOTNOTES. . .

“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me” Mark 9:37. Our congregation has had a long relationship with the Cherokee Home for Children and has supported the work of the Home in many ways. We are thankful for all the work that goes into the care of those beautiful children and pray our help can bless the lives of the children and bring glory to our God. Continue to pray for the children and the Home. For the elders, Ken D.

What follows are some news from the Home this summer. “It’s been vacation time this summer! Our girl’s Cottage 4 family took a road trip to Galveston. Many kids who come to Cherokee Home have never been outside of the town where they live. There’s so much to see in God’s world!

The angels in Heaven rejoiced this summer as one of our young ladies, Sophia, was baptized by spiritual life minister, Robert Baugh, at Camp Blue Haven, and one of our young men, Eric, was baptized by Shawn Hull, Eric’s case manager. Two others of our young ladies, C.C. and Kylie, were baptized recently at the pool here at the Home.

As usual, our summer is flying by with all the exciting things happening. A couple of our staff members spent the other day filling baskets with school supplies for our 32 kids. We like to start early when we remove that many notebooks, 120 packages of notebook paper, 400 pencils, 80 glue sticks, etc., from their shelves.

To those who help us by collecting Campbell Soup Labels, we want you to know that the choices of items we may select for purchase from our soup labels has now expanded. Please continue to send those to us as you can. Thank you for your help!”

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