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VBS Workday
Jun
27
4:00 pm16:00

VBS Workday

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Vacation Bible School Workday

Come when you can during the 4:00-7:00 window and help prepare craft materials, decorations, story props, and more for our children to use during Vacation Bible School.  Children, youth, and adults are needed!  Meet in the Fellowship Hall and stay as long as you can.  For more information, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

Parenting Conversation - What is the Atrium?
Jun
28
5:45 pm17:45

Parenting Conversation - What is the Atrium?

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Our popular series just for parents is back this summer!  Join us on Wednesday evenings to dive into important topics for parents, no matter where you are on your parenting journey. 

Topic: What is the Atrium and What Happens There?

Guest Faciliators: Highlands' Atrium Catechists

Family Friendly Dinner at 5:45 PM in Fellowship Hall
Parent's discussion with guest facilitators beginning at 6:30 PM
Childcare provided following dinner
Suggested donation of $15 per family
RSVP required - visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.

VBS Kick-Off Cook-IN
Jul
9
4:00 pm16:00

VBS Kick-Off Cook-IN

Beat the heat and help us celebrate and prepare for Vacation Bible School!  Join us in the Fellowship Hall for all your favorite cook-out foods, live music, games, dancing, and fellowship together. Help us decorate the space for the 40 children who will attend VBS and help us bless those who will be volunteering their time this week.  All are welcome!

To RSVP and sign up to bring a side dish, visit www.highlandsumc.net/vbs

Vacation Bible School
Jul
10
Jul 14

Vacation Bible School

Our popular day-camp style Vacation Bible School will be July 10-14 for children age 4 - rising 5th graders.  Children arrive daily at 9:00 a.m. and are picked up each afternoon at 3:30.  Registration is limited to 40 children.  www.highlandumc.net/vbs

Volunteers and Youth Counselors are needed!  Register at the link above - scroll to the bottom left!  Youth Counselors must be entering 6th grade in Fall 2017.  To sign up, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

Panama Mission Trip Lunch
Jul
16
11:30 am11:30

Panama Mission Trip Lunch

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Join us to enjoy a delicious Panamanian meal on Sunday July 16th after the 10:30 worship service (eat in or carry out). Highlands will be sending a mission team to Panama later in July, and all proceeds will benefit the Methodist Church of Panama, Celito, and missionary Rhett Thompson.   Contact Deb Welsh for more information.

Make reservations at www.highlandsumc.net/panama.

Six Flags White Water Atlanta
Jul
19
7:00 am07:00

Six Flags White Water Atlanta

  • Six Flags White Water

Join the youth group for a day-trip to Atlanta to cool off at Six Flags White Water park.  Cost is $30.  Any youth who volunteers at Vacation Bible School for at least one full day will get into the park for free!  To RSVP, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

Parenting Conversation - Discipline and Children
Jul
19
5:45 pm17:45

Parenting Conversation - Discipline and Children

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Our popular series just for parents is back this summer!  Join us on Wednesday evenings to dive into important topics for parents, no matter where you are on your parenting journey. 

Guest Facilitator: Dr. Renee Peacock of Bair, Peacock, McDonald, McMullan, & Bell, PC

Topic: Discipline and Children

Family Friendly Dinner at 5:45 PM in Fellowship Hall
Parent's discussion with guest facilitators beginning at 6:30 PM
Childcare provided following dinner
Suggested donation of $15 per family
RSVP required - visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.

Parenting Conversation - Stress and Children
Jul
26
5:45 pm17:45

Parenting Conversation - Stress and Children

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Our popular series just for parents is back this summer!  Join us on Wednesday evenings to dive into important topics for parents, no matter where you are on your parenting journey. 

Guest Facilitator: Dr. Renee Peacock of Bair, Peacock, McDonald, McMullan, & Bell, PC

Topic: Stress and Children

Family Friendly Dinner at 5:45 PM in Fellowship Hall
Parent's discussion with guest facilitators beginning at 6:30 PM
Childcare provided following dinner
Suggested donation of $15 per family
RSVP required - visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.

 

Panama Mission Trip
Jul
29
Aug 5

Panama Mission Trip

Our mission team will be working at the United Methodist Church Camp Cielito in Panama, leading a day camp for children and doing construction work on new cabins.  Registration for this mission trip is currently closed.  For more information or to make donations, contact Deb Welsh.

Parenting Conversation - Yes, Your Kids Actually Want You To Talk To Them About Sex
Aug
9
5:45 pm17:45

Parenting Conversation - Yes, Your Kids Actually Want You To Talk To Them About Sex

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Our popular series just for parents is back this summer!  Join us on Wednesday evenings to dive into important topics for parents, no matter where you are on your parenting journey. 

Guest Facilitator: Dr. Sonya Heath

Topic: Yes, Your Kids Actually Want You To Talk To Them About Sex

Family Friendly Dinner at 5:45 PM in Fellowship Hall
Parent's discussion with guest facilitators beginning at 6:30 PM
Childcare provided following dinner
Suggested donation of $15 per family
RSVP required - visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.

Youth Lake Retreat
Aug
11
Aug 12

Youth Lake Retreat

Join the youth group for an end-of-summer overnight lake retreat.  New sixth graders will be officially welcomed into our group at this event, and all youth are encouraged to attend!  To RSVP, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

Blessing of the Backpacks
Aug
13
10:30 am10:30

Blessing of the Backpacks

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Join us on Sunday, August 13 for our annual back-to-school tradition!  All students may bring their backpacks to worship for a moment of blessing and prayer for another great school year.  Teachers and child care givers are invited to take part as well. 

Second Sunday Jam
Aug
13
5:00 pm17:00

Second Sunday Jam

  • Highlands Fellowship Hall

A casual jam session for all skill levels!  Bring your instruments and your voices to play and sing along.  Music will be provided.  The Sunday Jam meets every second Sunday of the month.  Join the Jam today!  For more information, contact John McFarlin or Mark Hughes

Children's Choir Begins
Sep
6
4:30 pm16:30

Children's Choir Begins

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Children's Choir returns for another school year!  Children's Choir is open to all children in elementary school and meets every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m in room E208.  Carpooling from Vestavia, Mountain Brook, and Homewood is available if your child would like to participate but needs a ride. 

Children's Choir sings during 10:30 worship about once a month and during the Christmas Pageant.  Children's choir will not meet the week of Thanksgiving, November 22. 

Second Sunday Jam
Sep
10
5:00 pm17:00

Second Sunday Jam

  • Highlands Fellowship Hall

A casual jam session for all skill levels!  Bring your instruments and your voices to play and sing along.  Music will be provided.  The Sunday Jam meets every second Sunday of the month.  Join the Jam today!  For more information, contact John McFarlin or Mark Hughes

Second Sunday Jam
Oct
8
5:00 pm17:00

Second Sunday Jam

  • Highlands Fellowship Hall

A casual jam session for all skill levels!  Bring your instruments and your voices to play and sing along.  Music will be provided.  The Sunday Jam meets every second Sunday of the month.  Join the Jam today!  For more information, contact John McFarlin or Mark Hughes

Second Sunday Jam
Nov
12
5:00 pm17:00

Second Sunday Jam

  • Highlands Fellowship Hall

A casual jam session for all skill levels!  Bring your instruments and your voices to play and sing along.  Music will be provided.  The Sunday Jam meets every second Sunday of the month.  Join the Jam today!  For more information, contact John McFarlin or Mark Hughes

Christmas Eve Hospitality Bags
Dec
23
4:00 pm16:00

Christmas Eve Hospitality Bags

  • Highlands Fellowship Hall

Each year, Highlands' Open Table assembles gift bags for worshipers to take with them following Christmas Eve services.  These bags are a small way of showing our appreciation for those who must work the holiday - first responders, doctors and nurses, convenience store attendants, etc.  Join us in the Fellowship Hall to assemble the bags and fellowship together.


Whitewater Rafting and Camping Trip
Jun
23
Jun 24

Whitewater Rafting and Camping Trip

  • Whitewater Express

Join the youth group for an overnight camping and whitewater rafting adventure!  Camping at Lake Pines Campground in Columbus, GA on Friday, June 23 and rafting the Chattahoochee River on Saturday, June 24.  Cost is $50.  Sign up by June 11 by contacting Mary Elizabeth Neal.

Sumatanga Day Camp
Jun
19
Jun 23

Sumatanga Day Camp

We are partnering with Trinity UMC in Homewood, AL to offer transportation for Highlands kids to Camp Sumatanga for Day Camp Session 2.  To take advantage of this opportunity, register your child for Day Camp Session 2, and then email Mary Elizabeth Neal to get your child on the transportation list.  Day Camp is for rising 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. 

Camp Sumatanga is our beloved local United Methodist Church camp, hidden in the beautiful, rolling hills of Gallant, Alabama.  There are programs for children and youth of all ages, including intergenerational camps for families to experience together. 

Parenting Conversation - Children and Service with Rachel Estes
Jun
14
5:45 pm17:45

Parenting Conversation - Children and Service with Rachel Estes

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Our popular series just for parents is back this summer!  Join us on Wednesday evenings to dive into important topics for parents, no matter where you are on your parenting journey. 

Guest Facilitator: Rachel Estes, presenting Children and Service

Family Friendly Dinner at 5:45 PM in Fellowship Hall
Parent's discussion with guest facilitators beginning at 6:30 PM
Childcare provided following dinner
Suggested donation of $15 per family
RSVP required - visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.
 

Second Sunday Jam
Jun
11
5:00 pm17:00

Second Sunday Jam

  • Highlands Fellowship Hall

A casual jam session for all skill levels!  Bring your instruments and your voices to play and sing along.  Music will be provided.  The Sunday Jam meets every second Sunday of the month.  Join the Jam today!  For more information, contact John McFarlin or Mark Hughes

Open Table Float in Pride Parade
Jun
10
7:30 pm19:30

Open Table Float in Pride Parade

Join Open Table in the Birmingham Pride Parade, distributing water bottles and the message that All Are Welcome at Highlands. Meet at Highlands parking lot at 5:30 p.m. to carpool to the parade route.  Wear bright colors or your Highlands All Are Welcome t-shirts and good shoes for walking.  All are welcome and invited to attend!  All parade participants will need to sign a registration form.  Minors will need a parent's consent.  To sign up, visit www.highlandsumc.net/opentable

Second Saturday Service - Highlands Community Ministries
Jun
10
8:30 am08:30

Second Saturday Service - Highlands Community Ministries

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

All youth are invited to our summer service projects, Second Saturday Service.  We will be helping serve breakfast and greet guests at Highlands Community Ministries on Saturday, June 10.  Youth are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m.  Parents may pick up youth at 10:00 a.m.

Visiting our Muslim Neighbors
Jun
8
7:00 pm19:00

Visiting our Muslim Neighbors

  • Hoover Crescent Islamic Center

At the invitation of the Birmingham Islamic Society we have arranged for our members to visit the Hoover Crescent Islamic Center during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.  This visit will take place on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The visit provides an opportunity to meet some of our Muslim neighbors, attend a class on Islam, observe a Muslim prayer service and enjoy a Muslim break-fast meal.  Questions you may have about Islam or Muslims are encouraged.

Participation in each visit is limited to 18 persons.  If you want to participate please register no later than two days prior to the visit.  Contact Malcolm Carmichael to register or obtain more information.

Cahaba Lilies Adventure
Jun
4
11:30 am11:30

Cahaba Lilies Adventure

Youth Summer Intern Anna Claire Rogers will lead this trip to see the Cahaba Lilies in bloom after 10:30 worship on Sunday, June 4.  To RSVP, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

Children's Summer Sunday School Begins
Jun
4
9:30 am09:30

Children's Summer Sunday School Begins

Children's Summer Sunday School Begins June 4.

All children will meet together at 9:30 a.m. in the Children's Choir Room (208) for some singing before breaking into small groups for lessons.  Children will be studying the life of Moses.  Parents may pick up children at 10:15 a.m. from classrooms:

  • Preschool/Kindergarten children will meet in room E106 (CDC Sunflowers classroom).
  • Elementary children will meet in room E217 (Atrium III).

No Sunday School on May 28, July 2, or September 3.

 

Visiting our Muslim Neighbors
May
30
7:00 pm19:00

Visiting our Muslim Neighbors

  • Hoover Crescent Islamic Center

At the invitation of the Birmingham Islamic Society we have arranged visits to the Hoover Crescent Islamic Center during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.  The visits will take place on Tuesday, May 30 and Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The visits provide an opportunity to meet some of our Muslim neighbors, attend a class on Islam, observe a Muslim prayer service, and enjoy a Muslim break-fast meal.  Questions you may have about Islam or Muslims are encouraged.

Participation in each visit is limited to 18 persons.  If you want to participate please register no later than two days prior to the visit.  Contact Malcolm Carmichael to register or obtain more information.

Church Council Meeting
May
22
5:30 pm17:30

Church Council Meeting

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

The next Church Council meeting is on Monday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Church Council meetings are open to everyone and all are welcome to observe our church leadership at work.

Family Outing: Botanical Gardens
May
21
3:00 pm15:00

Family Outing: Botanical Gardens

  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Join our Highland families at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens for an afternoon of fun exploring the gardens together!  We will end our day with a quick trip across the street to Mountain Brook Creamery for ice cream.  No RSVP required - just come!  For more information, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal at maryelizabeth@highlandsumc.net or 933-8751, ext 214. 

 

Last Atrium of the School Year
May
21
9:15 am09:15

Last Atrium of the School Year

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

The final Atrium session for this school year!  We will celebrate another wonderful year of learning and growing together. All children who have attended Atrium this year are encouraged to come! There will be no Atrium or children’s Sunday School on May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend). Children’s Summer Sunday School will begin June 4 at 9:30 a.m. in the Children’s Choir room (208a).

Second Sunday Jam
May
14
5:00 pm17:00

Second Sunday Jam

  • Highlands Fellowship Hall

A casual jam session for all skill levels!  Bring your instruments and your voices to play and sing along.  Music will be provided.  The Sunday Jam meets every second Sunday of the month.  Join the Jam today!  For more information, contact John McFarlin or Mark Hughes

Blessing of the Infants
May
14
10:30 am10:30

Blessing of the Infants

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Our annual Mother's Day tradition!  Join us in worship on May 14 at 10:30 a.m. as we bless and welcome the infants born into our church in the last year.  All Are Welcome!

UMW Special Program and Lunch
May
8
11:00 am11:00

UMW Special Program and Lunch

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

The ladies of our UMW Circles 1 & 2 invite you to a special program and $5 lunch in the Fellowship Hall on Monday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m. Glenn Mask will show us how he creates beautiful floral arrangements like those he does for our church. Please contact Carolyn Satterfield by May 4 to confirm your reservation. We hope to see you then for fun and fellowship!

Youth Parent's Meeting
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

Youth Parent's Meeting

  • Avondale UMC

All parents, including those of rising 6th graders, are requested to attend an important meeting at Avondale UMC at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 to discuss upcoming summer events and ways to be involved in the youth program.  Parents may take youth home from the picnic following the meeting.  Please save the date and note the time change from previous communications!

Youth Picnic at Avondale Park
May
7
12:00 pm12:00

Youth Picnic at Avondale Park

  • Avondale Park

All youth, including rising 6th graders, are invited to an after-church picnic at Avondale Park on Sunday, May 7.  We will be joined by our friends from Avondale, Woodlawn, East Lake, St. Junia, and Beloved Community Church.  Parents may pick up youth from Avondale UMC at 2:00 p.m., following the parents' meeting.

Afternoon Atrium Session
Apr
30
4:00 pm16:00

Afternoon Atrium Session

Join us in the Atrium for an extended afternoon session. This is a great way to experience Atrium for the first time or to dive more deeply into your favorite lessons.  Children age 3 and up are invited to take part.  Please let us know that your child is coming by contact Mary Elizabeth Neal at maryelizabeth@highlandsumc.net or 933-8751, ext 214. 

Nina, Avery & Marsh
Apr
28
6:30 pm18:30

Nina, Avery & Marsh

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Join us on Friday, April 28 for an evening of singing favorite Avery and Marsh camp songs and Nina Reeves telling stories! All are invited to learn these wonderful songs and hear Nina tell the story of Wicked John, Split Dog and her Grandmother Rubba who ran a Carnival. Members of our church are providing homemade refreshments and a good time will be had by all.

The event will raise money for youth participation in our upcoming Panama Mission Trip. Suggested donation of $5/person or $20/family. For more information, check out our Facebook event.

Can't attend but would like to contribute to our youth's mission fund? Click the Donate button below.

Dining Out For Life
Apr
26
6:30 pm18:30

Dining Out For Life

  • J. Clyde

Join the members of Open Table in supporting AIDS Alabama’s Dining Our for Life on Wednesday, April 26. We will be dining at The J. Clyde at 6:30 p.m. and 50% of the bill will be donated to AIDS service organizations throughout Alabama. Anyone who would like to carpool may meet at the church parking lot at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome!

Sight Seekers: Baron's Baseball Game
Apr
24
11:30 am11:30

Sight Seekers: Baron's Baseball Game

  • Regions Park

Birmingham Barons vs. Jacksonville Suns.  Lunch on your own at Regions Park.  $10/person.  Meet at Highlands at 11:00 a.m.

Please make your reservations by placing a note or check in the offering plate on Sunday or by calling the church office at 205-933-8751

Sight Seekers is Highlands' day travel group for all ages.  We meet once a month to visit sights and attractions in the Birmingham metro area.  Everyone is welcome to attend!  For more information, contact Leslie Davis or Gayle Byrne.

Youth Group at Woodlawn
Apr
23
4:00 pm16:00

Youth Group at Woodlawn

  • Woodlawn UMC

Youth group meeting at Avondale UMC.  Light dinner provided.  Carpool leaves Highlands parking lot at 3:45 p.m. and returns at 6:15 p.m. 

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