Our congregation is involved in helping refugees from Houston who have come to our area. We are in the process of collecting non-perishable food items for “care packages”, which we will give to the evacuees who are ready to return to their flood ravaged area around Houston.  The items are being stored in classroom #3. Please check periodically what has already been brought, so you can buy items that are in short supply. Please talk to Mary Kattner if you have questions


Two Sundays ago, the Long family placed membership with us. Dad Jerry, Mom Tabby and son Wyatt, come to us from the Marble Falls church of Christ. We welcome you to our fellowship here at Highland Lakes!  The family’s information is available from the church office to update your directory.




On Sunday morning, Joe Winnett will teach this class in the Elders Room and on Wednesday evening, Kynn Maxwell will be the teacher in the same location. Those classes have started already.


Ladies Class will resume on Wednesday, September 20th, at 10 AM in the Fellowship Room. At this first session, the ladies will be introduced to the study book: “Create In Me A Clean Heart.”  After class, there will be a luncheon at Mr. Gattis. All ladies are invited to come.


Next Sunday, September 24, we will have a guest speaker, Marvin Whitt, who will give a report in the combined adult class and he will also preach. He will tell us about the Spanish Literature Ministry. —- This is also the Sunday, when we will have our Monthly Fellowship Meal. Hosting will be done by the Millers, Linda Robertson, Christina Pipes and Maria Ramirez.


VISITATION PROGRAM Team #2 (leaders: Cary & Brenda Miller) will meet on Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30 pm in the library for their assignments.  Please note the change in the date:   Instead of the 20th, you will meet on the 27th!


The “Auction Benefiting the Cherokee Kids” will be on September 30th, at the Cherokee Home for Children. There is a flyer on the bulletin board with requests for LARGE items. See if you can help!


“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (ESV)

Two weeks ago, we were blessed as a congregation to have Cooper and Megan Atkeson and their four months old daughter Mary Ann worship with us. Cooper led singing for us, something he loves to do. We are helping Cooper and Megan attend Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, TX to complete a two year program leading to a Bachelor of Biblical Studies. This high-intensity 128 semester credit hour program of study of God’s word is instructed by faithful and dedicated Christian teachers. Afterwards their goal is to begin working with a church full-time. At this time they are focusing on a broad training program but later will concentrate on ministry in either Pulpit, Family/Youth or Missions. They feel SIBI will prepare them for whatever the Lord has in mind for them.

AtkesonCooper and Megan were both raised in the church by loving families. Megan was raised in rural S. Ohio and Cooper was raised in SW Missouri. They met and married while attending Freed-Hardman University. They graduated with B.A.s in Music Education and Art, respectively. They most recently worshiped and served with the Rocketdyne Rd. church of Christ on Neosho, MO in areas of worship ministry and training, youth ministry, college ministry and community outreach.

Cooper and Megan love working in and with the church. With a passion for worshipping the Lord, Cooper works to build up the church during assemblies. Cooper is a graduate of the Texas Normal singing School and is now engaged in that training program as an instructor in music theory and arranging songs for congregational singing.

Like all full time SIBI students, they have moved to Lubbock and have devoted their energies to preparation for ministry and even though SIBI schooling is provided tuition free, they depend on the support of others for other school and living expenses. They are still currently short of their monthly support that is necessary to maintain their living expenses. If you would consider blessing the Atkesons, please pray for their plans in spreading the love of Jesus and consider how you can financially support this mission effort. No financial amount, monthly or one-time would be insignificant and would help them reach their goal of gospel ministry training. Direct any questions to the elders. Please consider helping this sweet family who want to serve the Lord. For the elders, Ken D

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