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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.

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. 

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.

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!

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!

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!

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

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. 

 

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

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. 

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, 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!

Vacation Bible School
Jul
10
Jul 14

Vacation Bible School

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

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.

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

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.


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. 

Starting Points Confirmation Class at Woodlawn
Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

Starting Points Confirmation Class at Woodlawn

  • Woodlawn UMC

Confirmation Class meeting at Woodlawn UMC.  Topic is Christian Life taught by Reggie Holder and Rev. Emily Freeman Penfield.  Carpool from Highlands will leave at 2:45 p.m.  Carpool back to Highlands after youth group. Parents and mentors are always welcome to attend confirmation class meetings.

Adult Literacy Tutor Training
Apr
21
Apr 22

Adult Literacy Tutor Training

  • MPower Ministries

The Highlands Serving Team has placed high priority on helping those who want to learn to read. We are partnering with MPower Ministries, who will provide training, materials, and guidance in the process. You don’t have to be a teacher by trade; you just need a willing heart and an hour a week after the training session. The training session is scheduled for Friday, April 21st (5:30 - 9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, April 22nd (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at MPower. Sign up by April 15th! Contact Deb Welsh.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service
Apr
14
6:30 pm18:30

Good Friday Tenebrae Service

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

The Tenebrae Service, from the Latin meaning "darkness," makes use of gradually diminishing light, scripture readings, and sacred music to symbolize the events of Jesus' last week on earth,

Maudy Thursday Holy Communion
Apr
13
6:30 pm18:30

Maudy Thursday Holy Communion

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

The word "maundy" comes from the Latin mandatum, meaning commandment.  On Maundy Thursday, we celebrate Holy Communion in remembrance of Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples, and of his new commandment to love one another.

Second Sunday Jam
Apr
9
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

Palm Sunday Procession
Apr
9
10:15 am10:15

Palm Sunday Procession

Our annual Palm Sunday tradition!  Join us in Brother Bryan Park at 10:15 a.m. to meet the donkey, and wave palms in procession to the church lawn in celebration of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  All families are invited and encouraged to take part.

Parents are asked to pick up children from Atrium at by 10:00 a.m. to have plenty of time to get to the park.

Community Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
8
9:30 am09:30

Community Easter Egg Hunt

  • Railroad Park

Join us at Railroad Park on Saturday, April 8 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!

Service Opportunity: Community Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
8
7:30 am07:30

Service Opportunity: Community Easter Egg Hunt

  • Railroad Park

Youth and adult volunteers are needed to help hide eggs, play games, lead activities, and distribute prizes at our annual Community Easter Egg Hunt.  We'll provide breakfast and transportation from Highlands to Railroad Park.  Parents may drop off at Highlands at 7:30 a.m and pick up at 11 a.m. at Railroad Park.

To sign up to help, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal

Sight Seekers: Patty Perry Finney Art Collection
Apr
4
10:00 am10:00

Sight Seekers: Patty Perry Finney Art Collection

Tour of Patty Perry Finney Art Collection followed by lunch at Daniel George.  $20/person.  Meet at Highlands at 10:00 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.

Iona Lenten Contemplative Worship
Apr
2
6:30 pm18:30

Iona Lenten Contemplative Worship

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

A service reflecting the Scottish Iona Community’s commitment to worship as all that we are and all that we do, both inside and outside the church, without division of sacred and secular.

Youth Group Bowling Adventure
Apr
2
4:00 pm16:00

Youth Group Bowling Adventure

  • Avondale UMC

Youth group will meets at Vestavia Bowl on Hwy. 31 for an afternoon of fellowship and fun!  We will provide games and shoe rental.  Youth should bring money for snacks and arcade games, if desired.  Parents may drop off and pick up at the bowling alley.  

 

Sight Seekers: Sloss Furnace Iron Pour
Mar
29
8:30 am08:30

Sight Seekers: Sloss Furnace Iron Pour

  • Sloss Furnace

Sloss Furnace Iron Pour followed by lunch at Pizitiz Food Hall.  $15/person + lunch on your own.  Meet at Highlands to depart promptly at 8:40 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.  Reservations are requested no later than March 22.

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.

Taizé Lenten Contemplative Worship
Mar
26
6:30 pm18:30

Taizé Lenten Contemplative Worship

  • HIghlands United Methodist Church

A service modeled on the music and worship style that emerged from the Christian monastic community founded in Taizé, France in 1940.  This ecumenical form of worship is based on love, peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness.

Evensong - Lenten Contemplative Worship
Mar
19
6:30 pm18:30

Evensong - Lenten Contemplative Worship

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

A meditative, choral service originating from the Anglican church, using a liturgy of prayers, psalms, and canticles, to be offered as daylight diminishes.  Featuring The Choir of Highlands United Methodist Church, directed by Richard Charles Phillips.

Youth Group at East Lake
Mar
19
4:00 pm16:00

Youth Group at East Lake

  • East Lake UMC

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

Starting Points Confirmation Class at East Lake
Mar
19
3:00 pm15:00

Starting Points Confirmation Class at East Lake

  • East Lake UMC

Confirmation Class meeting at East Lake UMC.  Topic is The Scripture and John Wesley, taught by Cheryl Hinnen.  Carpool from Highlands will leave at 2:45 p.m.  Carpool back to Highlands after youth group. Parents and mentors are always welcome to attend confirmation class meetings.

Shamrockin' Party - CDC Fundraiser
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

Shamrockin' Party - CDC Fundraiser

  • B&A Warehouse

Join the Highlands' Child Development Center is hosting an evening of fun and fellowship at B & A Warehouse.  All adults are invited for food, drinks, and a silent auction.  Live auction begins at 9 p.m.  Auction items include a Hawaiian vacation getaway, children’s artwork, a spa weekend in Atlanta, passes to First Avenue Rocks, box seats at a Birmingham Barons game, and lots more. Proceeds benefit the CDC.  Tickets for this fun night are $30 and may be purchased by contacting Valerie Nash at 933-8751 ext. 110. Tickets will be available in the Greeting Space after worship each Sunday.

Taizé Lenten Contemplative Worship
Mar
12
6:30 pm18:30

Taizé Lenten Contemplative Worship

  • Highlands United Methodist Church

A service modeled on the music and worship style that emerged from the Christian monastic community founded in Taizé, France in 1940.  This ecumenical form of worship is based on love, peace, reconciliation, and forgiveness.

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