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Advent and Christmas at Highlands

Advent is the liturgical season that precedes and prepares for Christmas - a season of hope and longing, joyful expectation,and peaceful preparation. We hope you will make time this season to join us for worship as we ready our hearts and minds for the coming of the Christ child.

 

Sunday, December 2 - First Sunday of Advent

8:30 a.m. Chapel Service - Morning Prayer & Holy Communion

 

10:30 a.m.  Service of Holy Communion for Advent

The Reverend Mikah Hudson preaching

 


Sunday, December 9 - Second Sunday of Advent

8:30 a.m. Chapel Service - Morning Prayer & Holy Communion

 

10:30 a.m. Choral Matins

The Reverend Mikah Hudson preaching


Sunday December 16 - Third Sunday of Advent

8:30 a.m. Chapel Service - Morning Prayer & Holy Communion

 

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship featuring The Choir and Members of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra

The Reverend Mikah Hudson preaching

Musical offerings:

  • Sinfonia from MESSIAH; George Frederick Handel

  • Pifa from MESSIAH; George Frederick Handel

  • Movement III from Concerto in A Minor; Antonio Vivaldi

  • Congregational Hymns: Once In Royal David's City; Hark! the Herald Angels Sing; and O Come, All Ye Faithful


Friday, December 21 - All Is Calm: A Service of Contemplative Prayer for the Longest Night

6:00 - 6:45 p.m. in The Chapel

 

Join us for a service of contemplative prayer, song, and silence for the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. The chapel will remain open for one hour following the service for prayer and contemplation.


Sunday December 23 - Fourth Sunday of Advent

10:30 a.m.  Morning Worship featuring the Children's Christmas Pageant

Experience the story of the coming of the Christ child lovingly presented by the children of Highlands.  Journey with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem as the ancient story is told and beautiful carols of the season are sung.  A Highland's tradition not to be missed!

 


Christmas Eve Services

4:15 p.m.  - Music of Christmas Choral Concert

5:00 p.m. - Holy Communion and Candlelighting

10:30 p.m. - Music of Christmas Choral Concert

11:00 p.m. - Holy Communion and Candlelighting

*Incense will be used during the 11:00 p.m. service

ALL ARE WELCOME!

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