Flour Bluff Business Association president, Jennifer Welp, awarded the FBBA Keep It in the Bluff Spotlight Award to Lord of Life Lutheran Church Child Development Center. Karon McManus, director of the center, accepted the award on behalf of the church and the daycare center. McManus took the opportunity to give a little background on the facility at the regular monthly meeting held at noon on September 13, 2017, at Funtrackers in Flour Bluff.
“We run a Christ-centered facility. Parents are told on their tours of the center that Christ is first in everything we say and do. He’s the reason we open our doors every day, and we couldn’t do that without the support of Lord of Life Lutheran Church,” said McManus. She went on to explain that when the doors were opened to the church 20 years ago, it was with the daycare in mind to be an outreach to the community to share God’s Word and show His love.
“Educating our Hornets, letting them know who God is and what His Word is, and showing them His love each and every day is what we do. Without the support of the church and the people who started this church, we wouldn’t be here today,” continued McManus, thanking the FBBA for the acknowledgement. “We’re here to serve our community and be a part of our community as we have been in the past, and we want to continue to do that.”
The center currently has approximately 90 students, two from Rockport who have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey. “We are helping with registration fees and trying to get clothing and such since these families lost everything,” said McManus. “They were not allowed to get into their homes for a while, and during that time they had looters. Not only did the storm wreak some havoc, but some of the other residents who were there at that time did, too. As a church and a daycare, we’ll be supporting them with gift cards, clothing, and toys for these children.”
McManus encouraged those in the audience to send others in the area who are displaced and in need of childcare to Lord of Life Luther Church Child Development Center located at the corner of Compton and Flour Bluff Drive. “We would love to help them and serve their families, as well.”
The center takes children ages 2 through 5 years. They experience a Christian environment that enhances self-esteem and fosters developmental growth. Included in the program is planned curriculum with art, music, drama outdoor play, excellent staff/child ratio, and experienced, qualified staff. Those interested in finding out more about the center may contact the church.
1317 Flour Bluff Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: 361-937-8158 School: 361-937-6414
Retired from education after serving 30 years (twenty-eight as an English teacher and two years as a new-teacher mentor), Shirley enjoys her life with family and friends while serving her community, church, and school in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the creator and managing editor of The Paper Trail, an online news/blog site that serves to offer new, in-depth, and insightful responses to the events of the day. She also writes and edits for The Texas Shoreline News, a Corpus Christi print newspaper.