We welcome Alan & Jalyn Smith as new members of our congregation at Highland Lakes (June 20, 2021). They are son-in-law and daughter of our Vicky Parr, moving here from San Angelo. Jalyn is still mostly in San Angelo with house related activities. They will live with Vicky for a while, later on move to their own house.

We are happy for your decision, Alan & Jalyn, to worship and work with us in this location! Directory information is available from the church office.


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Another Step Toward Normal

The elders have decided that the time is right to move a little more toward the way things were in the “good ol‟ days” before COVID-19. With our new mask policy in place, we believe members will be able to spend more time together on Sunday morning as we reinstitute our morning adult Bible class. The Sunday morning adult Bible class will start up on Sunday, July 4th and for the time being we will have just one class in the auditorium. We still have not found a safe way forward concerning children’s classes, so we are asking that all children remain with their parents in the Sunday adult class.

The lessons we have been studying on Wednesday night were originally planned for the Sunday AM class, therefore on July 4th we will simply switch the last few lessons in that series from Wednesday to Sunday. In other words, the class that was scheduled for Wednesday, July 7th, will instead be taught on Sunday, July 4th, etc.

Beginning Wednesday, July 7th, we will have a brand-new study taught by Joe Winnett. Be watching for details about this new study. Thank you for your patience, co-operation and understanding as we take another step back toward what used to be normal.


“And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”” Romans 10:15

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It is a blessing when we can see God’s people helping others in the ways they serve them as well as seeing Christians growing in their faith in God. We are proud to help support Kaylee Hankins (granddaughter of our own Danny & Nancy Hankins) in the AIM program in Lubbock. This is part of her latest report. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. For the elders, Ken D

KOINONIA WITH KAYLEE – Adventures in Missions


My field time has been extended to the end of this year. December 20th is officially my last day as an AIMer.


It’s my favorite day of the week! I love serving our community and feeding up to 1,000 people. We put together around 200-250 bags and each bag feeds 4 people!


Tuesday/Thursday Afternoons: Clothes closet

Tuesday/Wednesday Mornings: Answer phones

Wednesdays (9:30-12:30): Choose between being with the children or conversing and having coffee with the elderly

Wednesdays (2-6:30pm): volunteer and various projects

Wednesdays (2:45-5pm): Help with medical area and talk with patients Wednesdays (5-6:30): Host tables and help with meal flow


Friday, May 21st, we took off to Santa Rosa, NM. It was such an amazing weekend with a good group of people. ChrisJo (my coordinator, in the middle pic down below) taught us different ways to pray. Instead of having your classic repetitive prayers, there are other ways to talk to our Father. ChrisJo also used an illustration that was super simple to help us understand. He had three cups. He had two cups made from the same material. However one was perfect and flawless and the other had dents and scratches. And the third cup that’s ultimately the best, made completely different. He said sometimes we put on this front that makes us look flawless and seems like we have already reached our full potential without needing to grow or accept any more knowledge. That resembles the copper cup that was perfect, without damage. However, everyone really knows that you are broken in some way. Jesus sees who you truly are. He wants us vulnerable and genuine, and we need to stay true to that to become more like the best cup, which is the one in a completely different shape and made out of wood. That cup represents Jesus and how He wants us to be in the likeness of Him. He wants us to be transformed like Him daily.

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