Highland Lakes United Methodist Church
Southwest Texas Conference - Kerrville District

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"The people were praying for a United Methodist Church in this area for quite some time." This quote was made by our first Lay Delegate, John Bingaman, representing the newly formed Highland Lakes United Methodist Church to the 1988 Southwest Texas Annual Conference. God answered those prayers.

The Highland Lakes UMC held its first worship service on August 23, 1987 with 82 persons in attendance. Approximately one month later, on September 20, 1987, we constituted our church with a membership of 92. A United Methodists Women group was organized within a month following our constituting Sunday. We now have well over 400 members representing families living in the Buchanan Dam, Tow, Bluffton, Llano, Burnet, Granite Shoals, Kingsland, Sunrise Beach, Marble Falls, Sandy Harbor and various subdivisions throughout the Highland Lakes area.

Highland Lakes UMC is in the Rio Texas Conference. Our church is governed by the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church and administered through the Church Administrative Council.

Highland Lakes UMC Mission and Vision Statement was adopted on February 7, 2005.

Our Mission : To worship and serve God with open hearts, open minds and open arms.

Our Vision : We at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church celebrate God's presence through worship; Communicate God's love through a joyful church family; Educate God's people through ongoing Bible studies and Sunday school; and Demonstrate God's compassion through mission and service.

Highland Lakes UMC has been Certified as a Welcoming Church!
"Our mission is to worship and serve God with open hearts, open minds and open arms"
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