WELCOME. NEW MEMBER1
We welcome Teresa Lyda to our fellowship of believers here at our Highland Lakes church of Christ congregation. Contact information can be found from the church office.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Due to our auditorium projector being in the process of replacement within the next few weeks, we
will continue conducting our song services without the projector for that time. Please continue to use the songbooks and follow the song leader as we worship together. Thanks for your help and understanding.
Melba Wages, the sister of Dorothy Peterson, passed away on Friday, July 8th, in Florida. A memorial service is planned for some time in the future. Our heartfelt prayers, condolences and love go out to Dorothy and Melba’s family. God will be your comfort in your grief!
“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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We are thankful to have been blessed in supporting the efforts of the Cherokee Home for children for many, many years. This is the Cherokee Home Update from July 2022. Keep this effort in your prayers. For the elders, Ken D
CAMPUS POPULATION STATUS – Currently, Cherokee Home for Children is privileged to be serving 23 placed youth, with more placements on the way. Two recently graduated, and others have been reunited with family. Only one of our current youths is a Child Protective Services placement. There are also 13 staff children living on campus. From January to June 30, we have provided care and guidance for 33 placed youth.
LEGACY LAGOON DEDICATION – On May 7th the Danny Duggan Memorial Legacy Lagoon (splash pad) was dedicated and officially opened during our annual Cherokee Day. Danny served as Director of Development and Executive Director of the Home until his untimely passing in 2011. The funding for the project came from Danny’s family and relatives.
HOSPITALITY DEDICATION – After more than two years of delays caused by the pandemic, and health issues of the donor, we were finally able to formally dedicate the new Sharon and Jaryl Young Memorial Hospitality Center. The center is a completely remodeled version of the very first cottage built back in the late 1950’s. The project was completed in late 2019 and was opened for use in January of 2020.
OTHER RECENT CAMPUS IMPROVEMENTS – Include the paving of all of our roads and parking areas (made possible by grants), installation of a culvert in a low-water crossing and cementing of the accompanying road, decorative security lamps along our main entrance road and around the oval near the cottages, two new double-door freezers and coolers for the pantry, the transfer of our playground equipment to the oval to allow for better supervision, and new servicing of the outdoor basketball court.
CHEROKEE DAY, 2022, was a great day! We fed approximately 250 guests, many of whom toured the campus in their vehicles before joining us for lunch. This is the highlight of our food and grocery drive for the year. We had set a goal of $150,000, non-inclusive of groceries collected. As of this writing we have collected more than $165,000 for the campaign. May God be praised and thanked for His provision.
SUMMER CAMPS – Our youth always have the opportunity to attend the Heart O’ Texas Bible Camp, in Brady, Texas. This camp is overseen by the church in Brady and provides week-long sessions for teens and younger youth. Most of our youth attended a session this June.