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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

Atrium III Parent's Meeting
Aug
20
11:30 am11:30

Atrium III Parent's Meeting

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Parents of rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are asked to attend an important information meeting regarding our upcoming year for the third level of Atrium.  The meeting will follow the 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sunday, August 20 in the Atrium Level III classroom.  Contact Reggie Holder or Lauri Soong for more information. 

CDC Back-To-School Parent Dinner
Aug
24
4:30 pm16:30
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CDC Back-To-School Parent Dinner

  • Highlands United Methodist Chuch

Our Child Development Center's annual Back-To-School General Assembly and Dinner celebrating a new school year at Highlands is Thursday, August 24 in the Fellowship Hall.  Parents can sign up for volunteer opportunities, meet enrichment program teachers, get information about ballet classes, and learn more about our fundraisers.  Don't forget about our drawing for one 1/2 month tuition for one child!  Dinner will follow the meeting.  Children will enjoy the balloon man and ice cream truck!

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

CDC Fall School Portraits
Sep
19
Sep 21
CDC

CDC Fall School Portraits

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Child Development Center Fall School Portraits.  Contact your child's classroom teacher for more information.

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

CDC Photos with Santa!
Nov
2
9:00 am09:00
CDC

CDC Photos with Santa!

  • Highlands UMC CDC

Child Development Center Event:

Santa Claus is coming to town!  Photos with Santa in the Library, starting at 9 a.m.  Contact your child's classroom teacher for more information.

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

Thanksgiving - Offices and CDC Closed
Nov
23
Nov 24

Thanksgiving - Offices and CDC Closed

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

The church office and Child Development Center will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23-24 for Thanksgiving.  We wish you a safe and happy holiday.

For information on helping with our Community Thanksgiving meal, contact Deb Welsh

CDC Celebration of the Nativity Program
Dec
8
10:30 am10:30
CDC

CDC Celebration of the Nativity Program

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

Join the children of Highland's Child Development Center for a Celebration of the Nativity in story and song.  Parents, siblings, grandparents, and all families are welcome!  Attendees are strongly encouraged to arrive early in order to find parking and get a good seat.

CDC Early Dismissal
Dec
15
4:30 pm16:30
CDC

CDC Early Dismissal

  • Highlands UMC CDC

The Child Development Center will dismiss at 4:30 p.m. for Staff Christmas Party on Friday, December 15.  Please make arrangements to pick up children early!

CDC Closed for Christmas Holidays
Dec
22
Jan 2
CDC

CDC Closed for Christmas Holidays

  • Highlands UMC CDC

The Highlands Child Development Center will close at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22.  Please make arrangments to pick up children early!

The CDC will reopen on Tuesday, January 2 at 7:00 a.m.

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.

CDC Shamrockin' Party
Mar
9
7:00 pm19:00

CDC Shamrockin' Party

  • B&A Warehouse

Save the Date for our Child Development Center's annual fundraiser - The Shamrockin' Party!  Join us at B & A Warehouse for great food, warm fellowship, and silent auction to benefit the Highlands CDC.  Tickets will go on sale in February 2018.  Contact Valerie Nash for more information.

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Mar
24
9:30 am09:30

Community Easter Egg Hunt

  • Railroad Park

Join us at Railroad Park on Saturday, March 24 for an Easter Egg Hunt and fun together with the Highlands family and larger Birmingham community.  Games and activities will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10!

Youth and adult helpers are needed to hide eggs and facilitate games and activities.  To sign up, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

CDC Closed for Spring Break
Mar
29
Mar 30
CDC

CDC Closed for Spring Break

  • Highlands UMC CDC

The Highlands Child Development Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday, March 29-30 for Spring Break.  We wish everyone a safe and happy break!

CDC Spring School Portraits
Apr
24
Apr 26
CDC

CDC Spring School Portraits

  • HIghlands CDC

Child Development Center Spring School Portraits.  Contact your child's classroom teacher for more information.

CDC Donuts for Dad
Jun
15
7:00 am07:00
CDC

CDC Donuts for Dad

  • Highlands CDC

Celebrate Father's Day with the CDC!  All dads are invited to the Greeting Space for some delicious donuts.


Church Council Meeting
Jul
24
5:30 pm17:30

Church Council Meeting

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

The next Church Council meeting is on Monday, July 24 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Second Saturday Service - FarmLab
Jul
8
9:00 am09:00

Second Saturday Service - FarmLab

  • Woodlawn United Methodist Church

All youth are invited to our summer service projects, Second Saturday Service.  We will be working at the Oliver Elementary School FarmLab. 

Meet at Woodlawn UMC at 9 a.m. to carpool to the site.  Parents may pick up at Woodlawn at noon.  Participating youth need to wear close-toed shoes, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), and bug spray.  Bring a water bottle and sack lunch.  

 

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 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.

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

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!

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