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Social Justice Book Club - Just Mercy (First Meeting)
Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

Social Justice Book Club - Just Mercy (First Meeting)

Social Justice Book Club studying Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.

First meeting will center around a meal and group building.  All in attendance will receive a copy of the book at this meeting. Second meeting will be on Sunday, February 3.

Social Justice Book Club is ideal for 6th-12th grade students. For more information, contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

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Copy of Social Justice Book Club - Just Mercy (Second Meeting)
Jan
21
5:00 PM17:00

Copy of Social Justice Book Club - Just Mercy (Second Meeting)

Social Justice Book Club studying Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.

This is the second meeting to discuss the book.  Anyone who has read the book is invited to attend this meeting, regardless of if you could attend the first meeting on January 21.

Social Justice Book Club is ideal for 6th-12th grade students. For more information, contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

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Youth Group Meeting
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

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Youth Group Meeting at East Lake UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Woodlawn UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at East Lake UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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NO Youth Group Meeting
Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

NO Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group will not meet on Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunday.

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Sunday
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday during 10:30 a.m. worship at Highlands.  Youth will heavily involved in the service's leadership, including reading scripture, music, serving communion, ushering, etc.  Preparations for Youth Sunday will begin during Youth Group meetings, April 7.

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Youth Group Meeting
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: Last Meeting of the School Year; Senior Recognition
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Vacation Bible School
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Vacation Bible School

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Our popular day-camp style Vacation Bible School will be July 8-12 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 45 children.  Registration for Highlands Members will open April 1.  General registration will open April 15.  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 2019.  To sign up, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

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Youth Group Meeting - Senior Highs Only
Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting - Senior Highs Only

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Note - This meeting is for Senior High youth (9th-12th grade) only.
Programming: Discovery Weekend preparations
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Twelfth Night Silent Retreat
Jan
5
3:00 PM15:00

Twelfth Night Silent Retreat

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“Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation.” - Thomas Keating

Join us on January 5, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. as we transition from Christmastide to Epiphany in a time of silent contemplation in our sanctuary. You may come and go as you please during these hours. There will be no spoken content or music just beautiful, sacred space for your prayer, meditation and contemplation.

Please use the Arrington Blvd. parking lot entrance.

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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

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Christmas breakfast will be served in the Fellowship Hall from 9 to 10 am. We need breakfast casseroles, fresh whole fruit, juice, and milk. Drop off items during the Christmas Eve services or bring them on Christmas morning. If you can’t serve but want to help, please consider making a donation to the Community Ministries fund to assist with the purchase of blankets, gloves, hats, and socks.

Contact Deb Welsh at deb@highlandsumc.net to sign up to serve and get additional information, including volunteer arrival time.

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Advent In Narnia - Session 4
Dec
23
9:25 AM09:25

Advent In Narnia - Session 4

Advent in Narnia - 2018.png

Are you hungry to rediscover the child-like wonder of this holy season, to prepare for the incarnation, the coming of “God with us” in Jesus in simpler ways?  Do you long for genuine peace and calm in your Christmas?

Travel with other seekers of joy & truth, revisiting passages from C.S. Lewis’ beloved classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.  An Advent small group will explore the powerful themes of light & darkness, temptation & sin, forgiveness & hope, through the lens of Lewis’ rich tale, coupled with familiar & not so familiar scripture passages. 

Author of ADVENT IN NARNIA, Heidi Haverkamp, provides daily meditations for participants.  Kathleen Lalor will offer 4 weekly, Sunday morning sessions of guided conversations and prayerful reflection. Fittingly, we will gather in the 1st floor library opposite the chapel on Sundays December 2, 9,16, and 23 at 9:25a.m.  Please let Kathleen know if you will plan to be a part of all or some of the sessions.  Participants ideally would begin the first week’s readings prior to the first session.  Contact Kathleen at kblalor@gmail.com  to register & receive your copy of ADVENT IN NARNIA ($10).  All are welcome!


Prep for Session 4—December 23

1.     Read daily readings for Week 4, pages 50-63.

2.     As time permits, focus some prayerful, creative energy on the questions listed on page 61 for our closing session.

a.      Optional:  Follow along in the novel, reading Chapters 10 & 11.

*Consider sharing THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE with a    child you love during Advent!

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Advent In Narnia - Session 3
Dec
16
9:25 AM09:25

Advent In Narnia - Session 3

Are you hungry to rediscover the child-like wonder of this holy season, to prepare for the incarnation, the coming of “God with us” in Jesus in simpler ways?  Do you long for genuine peace and calm in your Christmas?

Travel with other seekers of joy & truth, revisiting passages from C.S. Lewis’ beloved classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.  An Advent small group will explore the powerful themes of light & darkness, temptation & sin, forgiveness & hope, through the lens of Lewis’ rich tale, coupled with familiar & not so familiar scripture passages. 

Author of ADVENT IN NARNIA, Heidi Haverkamp, provides daily meditations for participants.  Kathleen Lalor will offer 4 weekly, Sunday morning sessions of guided conversations and prayerful reflection. Fittingly, we will gather in the 1st floor library opposite the chapel on Sundays December 2, 9,16, and 23 at 9:25a.m.  Please let Kathleen know if you will plan to be a part of all or some of the sessions.  Participants ideally would begin the first week’s readings prior to the first session.  Contact Kathleen at kblalor@gmail.com  to register & receive your copy of ADVENT IN NARNIA ($10).  All are welcome!


Prep for Session 3—December 16

1.     Read daily readings for Week 3, pages 34-47.

2.     As time permits, take any of the questions that are compelling to you and spend some time wrestling with them.  Consider especially the questions on page 47 for our Sunday conversation.

a.       Optional:  Follow along in the original novel, reading Chapters 6 (if you didn’t for session 2), and Chapters 7-9.

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Advent In Narnia - Session 2
Dec
9
9:25 AM09:25

Advent In Narnia - Session 2

Advent in Narnia - 2018.png

Are you hungry to rediscover the child-like wonder of this holy season, to prepare for the incarnation, the coming of “God with us” in Jesus in simpler ways?  Do you long for genuine peace and calm in your Christmas?

Travel with other seekers of joy & truth, revisiting passages from C.S. Lewis’ beloved classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.  An Advent small group will explore the powerful themes of light & darkness, temptation & sin, forgiveness & hope, through the lens of Lewis’ rich tale, coupled with familiar & not so familiar scripture passages. 

Author of ADVENT IN NARNIA, Heidi Haverkamp, provides daily meditations for participants.  Kathleen Lalor will offer 4 weekly, Sunday morning sessions of guided conversations and prayerful reflection. Fittingly, we will gather in the 1st floor library opposite the chapel on Sundays December 2, 9,16, and 23 at 9:25a.m.  Please let Kathleen know if you will plan to be a part of all or some of the sessions.  Participants ideally would begin the first week’s readings prior to the first session.  Contact Kathleen at kblalor@gmail.com  to register & receive your copy of ADVENT IN NARNIA ($10).  All are welcome!

Prep for Session 2—December 9

1.      Read daily readings for Week 2, pages 18-31.

2.     If time permits, focus some prayerful meditation time on question 3, page 23 and questions 1, 2 & 3 on page 29.

a.       Optional:  Follow along in the original novel, reading Chapters 5 & 6 in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE.

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Festival of the Three Kings
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Festival of the Three Kings

Now going strong for over 15 years, the Festival of Three Kings is an event run by local United Methodist Churches that gives over 750 children associated with either Urban Ministries or the Department of Human Resources an opportunity to have a memorable Christmas. Highlands UMC is responsible for 100 children this year. You are invited to purchase gifts from a wish list ($100 limit) and these gifts will be distributed to the children’s families.  

Children's Christmas Festival and Gift Distribution will be held in the Highlands Fellowship Hall on Saturday, December 8.  Volunteers to help at the event are needed!  Contact Deb Welsh to sign up!

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Advent In Narnia - Session 1
Dec
2
9:25 AM09:25

Advent In Narnia - Session 1

Advent in Narnia - 2018.png

Are you hungry to rediscover the child-like wonder of this holy season, to prepare for the incarnation, the coming of “God with us” in Jesus in simpler ways?  Do you long for genuine peace and calm in your Christmas?

Travel with other seekers of joy & truth, revisiting passages from C.S. Lewis’ beloved classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.  An Advent small group will explore the powerful themes of light & darkness, temptation & sin, forgiveness & hope, through the lens of Lewis’ rich tale, coupled with familiar & not so familiar scripture passages. 

Author of ADVENT IN NARNIA, Heidi Haverkamp, provides daily meditations for participants.  Kathleen Lalor will offer 4 weekly, Sunday morning sessions of guided conversations and prayerful reflection. Fittingly, we will gather in the 1st floor library opposite the chapel on Sundays December 2, 9,16, and 23 at 9:25a.m.  Please let Kathleen know if you will plan to be a part of all or some of the sessions.  Participants ideally would begin the first week’s readings prior to the first session.  Contact Kathleen at kblalor@gmail.com  to register & receive your copy of ADVENT IN NARNIA ($10).  All are welcome!

Prep for Session 1—December 2

1.     Read Introduction, plus Week 1 daily readings through page 15.

2.     If time permits, choose a question from 1 or 2 of the daily readings to spend time with in prayerful meditation through journaling or quiet contemplation.

a.       Optional:  Follow along in the original novel, reading Chapters 1-4 in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE.

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Christ the King Sunday
Nov
25
8:30 AM08:30

Christ the King Sunday

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Service of Holy Communion for Christ the King Sunday

Today we celebrate Christ the King Sunday, which is also the last Sunday of the Christian year. The focus in worship is a celebration of the coming reign of Jesus Christ and the completion of creation. All are invited to participate in Holy Communion, which connects us to God’s heavenly banquet table where the grace and love of Christ are served in abundance.

Ryan Morrison, bagpiper

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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
22
12:00 PM12:00

Community Thanksgiving Meal

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As is our tradition, Highlands will serve Thanksgiving lunch to our Community Ministries friends on Thursday, November 22. Prior to the meal, we need volunteers to cook desserts and sweet potato casseroles or purchase fresh fruit, as well as set up and decorate the Fellowship Hall. On Thanksgiving Day, we need volunteers to help with serving, welcoming, and clean up.

If you will be out of town on Thanksgiving, please consider making a donation to assist with the purchase of the meal. Checks may be made to HUMC with “CM Thanksgiving” in the memo line and dropped in the offering plate during worship or delivered to the church office.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Martha Council or Deb Welsh.

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Youth Group Meeting
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Woodlawn UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Bus Ride
Nov
3
9:15 AM09:15

Youth Group Bus Ride

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As part of our Youth Group's year-long service project to build a bus stop shelter, we would like for all our youth to have the opportunity to ride our city's buses.  Our Youth Group Bus Ride will take place on Saturday, November 3 at 9:15 a.m.  We will meet at the Highlands UMC parking lot at 9:15 a.m. and walk to the nearest bus stop in front of the Five Point Chick-Fil-A.  We will be using bus routes 280, 17, and 31. Malcolm Carmichael will be leading our tour and guiding us through the routes.  We will also need a few parent chaperones to ensure our group's safety.  We will update you soon on cost and approximate duration. Please save the date!

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