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Easter Egg Hunt Goody Bag Assembly
Mar
26
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Egg Hunt Goody Bag Assembly

The UMW will meet on Tuesday, March 26th at 11 am in the Explorer’s classroom (E204) to assemble goody bags for our church Easter Egg Hunt on April 13. We will finish in time to attend People in Motion at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact April Sides at aprilleighsides@gmail.com.


Youth and adult helpers are needed to help on the day of the Easter Egg Hunt - sign up below!
For more information, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 3)
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 3)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 4)
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 4)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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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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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 5)
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 5)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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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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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 5)
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 5)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 6)
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 6)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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Lenten Pilgrimage
Apr
12
9:30 AM09:30

Lenten Pilgrimage

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Montgomery Pilgrimage
Friday, April 12
Contact Jettye Davis at jettye@hotmail.com

Lenten tour of the Chapel at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montgomery to experience the Stations of the Cross painted by Camilla Brunschyler, an Alabama artist and teacher. Her work, which is in private collections throughout the U.S., stays true to her basic need to express meaning through symbolic and iconic imagery. The Stations of the Cross were created for St John’s over a two year period. She will meet with us to share her vision behind this moving series. After the Chapel, we will walk the labyrinth in quite reflection, and then join together for a silent lunch in their great hall, eating together with intention. We will then proceed to The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and then back to Birmingham. You are encouraged to bring a journal to keep your thoughts, where at a later date we may meet again to share our experiences.

Our pilgrimage will be on Friday, April 12. We will depart the church at 9:30 a.m. and depart Montgomery at 3:00 p.m. You will want to bring a journal, bag lunch, water, and comfortable shoes. We will be carpooling. For more information or to sign up email Jettye Davis.

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Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
13
9:30 AM09:30

Easter Egg Hunt

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Join us at Rushton Park off Highland Avenue on Saturday, April 13 for an Easter Egg Hunt and fun together with the Highlands church and Child Development Center family.  Games and activities will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Schedule:
9:30 a.m. - Child Check-In, Games, petting zoo, pictures with the Easter Bunny

Egg Hunts by age category will begin at 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - age 3 and younger (Nursery age)
10:15 a.m. - age 3 - Kindergarten (Atrium I)
10:30 a.m. - grades 1-3 (Atrium II)
10:45 a.m. - grades 4-6 (Atrium III)

11:00 a.m. - Thank you, clean up, and good bye!

Prizes for everyone! Special prizes for finding Golden Eggs!
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Rushton Park is located just off Highland Avenue near Independent Presbyterian Church. Street parking is available.
3000 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205


Youth and adult helpers are needed to hide eggs and facilitate games and activities.  For more information, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 4)
Apr
13
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 4)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 6)
Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 6)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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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

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
28
12:00 PM12:00

Community Thanksgiving Meal

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As is our tradition, Highlands will serve Thanksgiving lunch to our Community Ministries friends on Thursday, November 28. 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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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Mercedes Marathon - No 8:30 Service and Traffic Delays
Feb
9
8:00 AM08:00

Mercedes Marathon - No 8:30 Service and Traffic Delays

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The annual Mercedes Marathon will take place on Sunday, February 9, 2020  The race route spans most of Downtown and Southside Birmingham, running through Five Points South on 11th Avenue and winding around Highland Avenue.  Roads will be blocked, so you may wish to find an alternative route to church this week.  Highlands will provide dashboard signs to help law enforcement officers direct you through to the church. 

Highlands will not have an 8:30 a.m. worship service this week.

For more information on the Mercedes Marathon, visit www.mercedesmarathon.com.

 

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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
26
12:00 PM12:00

Community Thanksgiving Meal

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As is our tradition, Highlands will serve Thanksgiving lunch to our Community Ministries friends on Thursday, November 26. 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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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Community Thanksgiving Meal

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As is our tradition, Highlands will serve Thanksgiving lunch to our Community Ministries friends on Thursday, November 25. 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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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Community Thanksgiving Meal

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As is our tradition, Highlands will serve Thanksgiving lunch to our Community Ministries friends on Thursday, November 24. 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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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
23
12:00 PM12:00

Community Thanksgiving Meal

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As is our tradition, Highlands will serve Thanksgiving lunch to our Community Ministries friends on Thursday, November 23. 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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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
28
12:00 PM12:00

Community Thanksgiving Meal

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As is our tradition, Highlands will serve Thanksgiving lunch to our Community Ministries friends on Thursday, November 28. 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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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
27
12:00 PM12:00

Community Thanksgiving Meal

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As is our tradition, Highlands will serve Thanksgiving lunch to our Community Ministries friends on Thursday, November 27. 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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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 3)
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 3)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 2)
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 2)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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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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Parenting Conversation - Sharing Your Faith with Your Child
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Parenting Conversation - Sharing Your Faith with Your Child

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Join us after worship on Sunday, March 17 for our ongoing discussion series just for parents! The topic will be Sharing Your Faith with Your Child with Rev. Elizabeth Goodrich, Presbyterian clergy and Rev. Herb Robertson, Chaplain at Children’s Hospital.

Childcare provided following lunch
Suggested donation of $20 per family
RSVP strongly encouraged; Visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.
 

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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 2)
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 2)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 1)
Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 1)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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People in Motion
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion

People in Motion offers a dance class at Highlands each Tuesday at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Each class costs $10 and is open to adults of all ages and abilities – no previous dance training required. Scholarships are available to those in need of financial assistance. Come join in for an hour of fun, fellowship, and dance! Contact Cynthia Brennan at 205-213-7322 or cacmjp@bellsouth.net to learn more.

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Lenten Study: Entering the Passion of Jesus (Session 1)
Mar
10
9:15 AM09:15

Lenten Study: Entering the Passion of Jesus (Session 1)

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Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week
9:15 am in Church Library
Contact Kathleen Lalor at kblalor@gmail.com

Using Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by professor and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine, we will explore the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. We will see how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience. Entering the Passion of Jesus will provide a rich and challenging learning experience for us in this Lenten season.

This group is led by Kathleen and Michael Lalor and begins on March 10 at 9:15 a.m. in the Church Library. The first session will focus on distributing books and community building. The class will begin in earnest the following week.

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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 1)
Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 1)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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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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How Do You Want To Be Remembered? Session 1
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

How Do You Want To Be Remembered? Session 1

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Join us for a small group study on end of life preparations, How Do I Want to be Remembered?

The study will encompass understanding the Christian Funeral, the importance of wills and estate planning, and how to be a well-informed consumer when planning for your funeral. Study will take place on Sundays, March 3, 10, 17 from 3–4 p.m. in the Griffin Williams Room.

Session 1: The Christian Funeral
March 3
Rev. Mikah Hudson

Session 2: Wills and Estate Planning
March 10
Steve Alexander

Session 3: Funeral Planning
March 17
Dick L’Eplattenier

For more information, contact Dick L’Eplattenier.

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Atrium Mini-Retreat
Mar
3
11:45 AM11:45

Atrium Mini-Retreat

Learn More about the Atrium

Join us on Sunday, March 3 following the 10:30 am worship service for a mini-retreat to learn more about the philosophy of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and see a few lessons presented by Beverley Hoyt of St. Mary’s on the Highlands. A light lunch will be served, followed by the lesson presentations. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Lauri Soong at laurisoong@hotmail.com or Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net.

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Youth Group Meeting
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

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Youth Group Meeting at Highlands
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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Children's Choir Resumes
Feb
17
10:45 AM10:45

Children's Choir Resumes

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Children's Choir rehearsals will begin on Sunday, February 17 during the 10:30 a.m. worship service on non-communion Sundays. Following the Children’s Moment, children will be dismissed to Children’s Choir rehearsal. Children ages 4 to 2nd grade may then attend Children’s Church in the Fellowship Hall; older children will return to sit with their families.

Children's Choir is open to all children in elementary school and meets in room E208.  Children's Choir sings during 10:30 worship about once a month. This year, the children will sing on Sunday, March 17; Palm Sunday on April 14; and Mother’s Day on May 12.

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Prayer Vigil to Remember Parkland
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Prayer Vigil to Remember Parkland

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Prayer Vigil to Remember Parkland - February 14

Highlands will host the Birmingham chapter of March for Our Lives and Moms Demand Action as we remember the 17 young people and teachers that lost their lives at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb-ruary 14, 2018. We will also honor victims and survivors of gun violence in our own community. Prayer vigil will take place in the Sanctuary at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 14.

Attendees are encouraged to enter through the front lawn doors. Those with limited mobility may park in the church parking lot directly behind the church building just off Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. and enter through the Greeting Space.

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Mercedes Marathon - No 8:30 Service and Traffic Delays
Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

Mercedes Marathon - No 8:30 Service and Traffic Delays

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The annual Mercedes Marathon will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2019.  The race route spans most of Downtown and Southside Birmingham, running through Five Points South on 11th Avenue and winding around Highland Avenue.  Roads will be blocked, so you may wish to find an alternative route to church this week.  Highlands will provide dashboard signs to help law enforcement officers direct you through to the church. 

Highlands will not have an 8:30 a.m. worship service this week.

For more information on the Mercedes Marathon, visit www.mercedesmarathon.com.

 

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Social Justice Book Club - Just Mercy (Second Meeting)
Feb
3
5:00 PM17:00

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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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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