What does being a MATTHEW 25 Church Mean? 

  • Building congregational vitality

  • Dismantling structural racism

  • Eradicating systemic poverty

Highlands was designated a "Matthew 25 Church" by the Presbyterian Church USA for its commitment to work to end systemic racism and institutional poverty. 

  • Recover Wyoming is a non-profit organization providing recovery support services for addicts. Highlands provides financial assistance and some of our members serve as volunteers.

  • The Lenten Fund allows us to respond to the needs of individuals for food, gasoline, utilities, medical care, and housing throughout the year.

  • Highlands provides financial support for the Riverton Peace Mission and participates in its efforts to advocate for justice for the people of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

  • To address systemic racism and institutional poverty, Highlands created a permanent endowment fund at Central Wyoming College (CWC) to support Native American students as they work to further their education.  The endowment will meet emergency needs of Native American students living on or near the Wind River Indian Reservation and attending CWC.  Contact Rev. Rodger McDaniel for more information about the fund. 

Members and friends of Highlands traveled to Central Wyoming College in May to present the endowment funds to CWC administration. 

Front Row: Rory Tendore, CWC

Back Row (Left to Right): Chesie Lee, Roger and Barbara Gose, Scott Ratliff, Sally Sato, Bob and Holly Garrard, Rodger McDaniel. 

  • The people of Highlands are partnering with the Metropolitan Denver-North Islamic Center to help Afghan refugees who fled their troubled country for safety in the US.  In addition to donating $4,000 to the cause, in January 2022 we collected and donated a truckload of kitchen items needed to set up their new homes.  Our support will continue and donations are welcome. 

Household Item Collection Begins
Household Item Collection Begins

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Rev. Bob Garrard and Missions Chair Ivan Williams
Rev. Bob Garrard and Missions Chair Ivan Williams

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Learning together
Learning together

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Household Item Collection Begins
Household Item Collection Begins

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If you would like to donate, send a check to:

Highlands Presbyterian Church - 2390 Pattison Avenue - Cheyenne, WY - 82009 with the words “Afghan Project” on the memo line.