DID YOU KNOW, Celebrations featuring children were common occurrences back in the day. This is from Easter 1984 and features (best guess by Van Swan), foreground – Jerusha Torres, Lizzie Doke, Brian Swan; background, Sam Doke and Judy Long. . . .
DID YOU KNOW, New Horizons had graduation ceremonies every year? At the 1987 graduation, Brian Swan was a speaker. Also pictured is the longtime head of NH, Shirley Sandoval. . . .
DID YOU KNOW, the Litherland/Hilton ranch hosted the church retreat in 1986 (’87?) Bonnie Trujillo supervises as Pete Swan, Sam Doke and one of the Torres boys (Jude or Jespah?), push an Earth ball up the hill. The ball, brought by Ed Katzenberger, was a big hit. . . .
DID YOU KNOW, the Litherland/Hilton ranch hosted the church retreat in 1986 (’87?). That’s Rev. Don Wales leading worship service, Or (Van speculates) is he rolling dice for a game of chance? Far left in this photo is Sherrie Doke. Any guesses who others are? . . .
DID YOU KNOW, the Litherland/Hilton ranch hosted the church retreat in 1986 (’87?). Here is Art Trujillo with two friends (sons?). Can anyone identify these handsome lads? The boys; we already know which one is Art! . . .
DID YOU KNOW, in 1985 the church was undergoing change. Funds were drying up and programs shutting down. We sold the building purchased on Bridge Street for $16,000, for nearly $53,000 and bought a large plot of land north of town in anticipation of building a new and bigger church to accommodate our growing congregation. The trustees . . .
DID YOU KNOW, in 1982, the church joined with others to form the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Las Vegas. Its office was at the old Episcopal church on National Avenue for many years. . . .
DID YOU KNOW, In 1977 our church participated in founding Samaritan House, in the Old Town Mission building, where it remained until 2006. . . .
DID YOU KNOW, the church bell at the Douglas Avenue church was brought by the Kit Carson Company in a wagon owned by Browne & Manzanares Company. The Brown and Manzanares company was working on Santa Fe Railroad. Mr. Browne was Bruce’s great-great-grandfather. The bell was originally hung at the Mission Church. The Santa Fe Railroad . . .
DID YOU KNOW, Logos lasting imprint on the adults and youth involved lives on. (From Chad Boliek) So many positive memories it’s hard to select just one or two. These come to mind but barely scratch the surface: Prepping and sharing with Joan every week. Making movies of Biblical stories like Noah, The Prodigal Son (or was it Daughter?), Esther, and . . .