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Highlands Connections Luncheon - Worship and Music Focus
Oct
1
11:45am11:45am

Highlands Connections Luncheon - Worship and Music Focus

At Highlands, we know that connection is at the heart of our ministries.  God is working through all of us, connecting us with each other and our community.  Join us on Sunday, October 1 after worship for a Connections luncheon to fellowship together and learn about how our worship and music connect us to God and each other.  All Are Welcome!

Please visit www.highlandsumc.net/connections to make your reservations today!  Reservations are requested by Wednesday, October 27. 

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BSC Chapel Snacks
Oct
2
7:45pm 7:45pm

BSC Chapel Snacks

Join us as we connect with Birmingham Southern College students and invite them to Highlands!  Partnering with BSC Chaplain, Julie Holly, we will provide snacks after Chapel on Monday, October 2.  Set up is at 7:45 p.m. followed by Chapel at 8 and snacks around 9

If you would like to help, please contact Reggie Holder.

Related Event: BSC Wesley Fellowship Dinner - September 5

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Project ID Agency Training
Oct
3
3:00pm 3:00pm

Project ID Agency Training

Project ID will hold its annual training for local agencies and ministries who partner with us to be a referring agency. Over 50 agencies and ministries refer to us to help their clients obtain a birth certificate and/or state ID in order to get housing, employment, and education.  We work with agencies who specialize in housing, reentry programs, men/women/family shelters, rehabilitation programs, health care services,  and much more.  The referral system works both ways so that we can refer folks in crisis to those agencies throughout the year.   Our training is also open to church members who would like to learn more about this ministry of Highlands in order to volunteer, educate others, or support its work.

Other training sessions are

To RSVP, please call the church office at 933-8751 or email office@highlandsumc.net.

 

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Project ID Agency Training
Oct
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Project ID Agency Training

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Project ID will hold its annual training for local agencies and ministries who partner with us to be a referring agency. Over 50 agencies and ministries refer to us to help their clients obtain a birth certificate and/or state ID in order to get housing, employment, and education.  We work with agencies who specialize in housing, reentry programs, men/women/family shelters, rehabilitation programs, health care services,  and much more.  The referral system works both ways so that we can refer folks in crisis to those agencies throughout the year.   Our training is also open to church members who would like to learn more about this ministry of Highlands in order to volunteer, educate others, or support its work.

Other training sessions are:

To RSVP, please call the church office at 933-8751 or email office@highlandsumc.net.

 

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Project ID Agency Training
Oct
5
11:00am11:00am

Project ID Agency Training

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Project ID will hold its annual training for local agencies and ministries who partner with us to be a referring agency. Over 50 agencies and ministries refer to us to help their clients obtain a birth certificate and/or state ID in order to get housing, employment, and education.  We work with agencies who specialize in housing, reentry programs, men/women/family shelters, rehabilitation programs, health care services,  and much more.  The referral system works both ways so that we can refer folks in crisis to those agencies throughout the year.   Our training is also open to church members who would like to learn more about this ministry of Highlands in order to volunteer, educate others, or support its work.

Other training sessions are

To RSVP, please call the church office at 933-8751 or email office@highlandsumc.net.

 

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Highlands Connections Luncheon - Children and Youth Focus
Oct
8
11:45am11:45am

Highlands Connections Luncheon - Children and Youth Focus

At Highlands, we know that connection is at the heart of our ministries.  God is working through all of us, connecting us with each other and our community.  Join us on Sunday, October 8 after worship for a Connections luncheon to fellowship together and learn about how Highlands connects with our children and youth.  All Are Welcome!

Please visit www.highlandsumc.net/connections to make your reservations today!  Reservations are requested by Monday, October 2. 

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Acolyte Training
Oct
8
1:00pm 1:00pm

Acolyte Training

YOU are invited to participate in the acolyte ministries at Highlands this year!  Acolyting is open to anyone in 4th grade or older, and we particularly need ADULTS to join the acolyte team this year.  Our upcoming acolyte training session will be Sunday, October 8 at 1 PM, following the Highlands Connections Luncheon.  Training will take place from 1:00-2:00 PM in the Sanctuary.  New and returning acolytes may RSVP by Friday, October 6 to Mary Elizabeth Neal.

 

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be still: a contemplative worship experience
Oct
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

be still: a contemplative worship experience

Be still and know that I am God.
- Psalm 46:10


Drawing from the tradition of Compline - the service of evening prayers - our contemplative worship incorporates both ancient and emerging spiritual traditions, using a diversity of resources from Christian communities across the globe. Worshipers can expect a warm, welcoming, sacred space lit by candlelight, prayer, silence, and simple, distinctive music that calls us to a richer communion with God and our neighbor. Although there may be short readings, there will be no sermons or homilies, leaving room for your own prayerful ponderings.

Highlands United Methodist Church offers contemplative worship on the second Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. All Are Welcome.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/154801481768604

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Highlands Connections Coffee - Study and Learning
Oct
22
9:30am 9:30am

Highlands Connections Coffee - Study and Learning

At Highlands, we know that connection is at the heart of our ministries.  God is working through all of us, connecting us with each other and our community.  Join us on Sunday, October 22 during the Sunday School hour for a Connections discussion and coffee hour to fellowship together and learn about how our study and learning connect us to God and each other.  All Are Welcome!

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Highlands Connections Coffee - Service and Outreach
Oct
28
10:00am10:00am

Highlands Connections Coffee - Service and Outreach

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At Highlands, we know that connection is at the heart of our ministries.  God is working through all of us, connecting us with each other and our community.  Join us on Saturday, October 28 following our Community Ministries hospitality hour for a Connections discussion and coffee to fellowship together and learn about how our service and outreach connect us to God and each other.  All Are Welcome!

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Highlands Connections Potluck - Community and Neighborhood Focus
Oct
29
11:45am11:45am

Highlands Connections Potluck - Community and Neighborhood Focus

At Highlands, we know that connection is at the heart of our ministries.  God is working through all of us, connecting us with each other and our community.  Join us on Sunday, October 29 after worship for a Connections potluck lunch to fellowship together and learn about how we are connected to our community and surrounding neighborhood, and how that connection brings us closer to God and one another.  All Are Welcome!

To sign up to bring a dish, please visit www.highlandsumc.net/connections.

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Afternoon Atrium Session
Nov
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

Afternoon Atrium Session

All children are invited for an extended session in the Atrium on Sunday, November 12 from 4 to 6 p.m.  Extended Atrium sessions are ideal for children who are new to the Atrium.  Catechists can give more one-on-one time, and children get to dive deeper into their favorite lessons.  To RSVP to this Atrium session, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal by November 10.

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be still: a contemplative worship experience
Nov
12
8:00pm 8:00pm

be still: a contemplative worship experience

Be still and know that I am God.
- Psalm 46:10


Drawing from the tradition of Compline - the service of evening prayers - our contemplative worship incorporates both ancient and emerging spiritual traditions, using a diversity of resources from Christian communities across the globe. Worshipers can expect a warm, welcoming, sacred space lit by candlelight, prayer, silence, and simple, distinctive music that calls us to a richer communion with God and our neighbor. Although there may be short readings, there will be no sermons or homilies, leaving room for your own prayerful ponderings.

Highlands United Methodist Church offers contemplative worship on the second Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. All Are Welcome.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1715859228723670

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be still: a contemplative worship experience
Dec
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

be still: a contemplative worship experience

Be still and know that I am God.
- Psalm 46:10


Drawing from the tradition of Compline - the service of evening prayers - our contemplative worship incorporates both ancient and emerging spiritual traditions, using a diversity of resources from Christian communities across the globe. Worshipers can expect a warm, welcoming, sacred space lit by candlelight, prayer, silence, and simple, distinctive music that calls us to a richer communion with God and our neighbor. Although there may be short readings, there will be no sermons or homilies, leaving room for your own prayerful ponderings.

Highlands United Methodist Church offers contemplative worship on the second Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. All Are Welcome.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/115301402488203

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Youth Group Christmas Party
Dec
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

Youth Group Christmas Party

Join us for a Christmas celebration with our friends from East Lake, Avondale, Woodlawn, St. Junia, and Beloved. 

Monday, December 18 | 4 - 7 p.m.

Meet at Highlands UMC at 4 p.m. to walk to South Health Rehabilitation to sing carols and spread Christmas cheer.  We will then walk to Brian Bellenger's house for dinner, goodies, and Christmas games.  Please bring a wrapped present (no more than $2 value) for Dirty Santa.

Parents may pick up from Brian's house at 7 p.m.

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

Christmas Eve Hospitality Bags

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.

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Morning Atrium Session
Dec
27
10:00am10:00am

Morning Atrium Session

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All children are invited for an extended session in the Atrium on Wednesday, December 27 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.  Extended Atrium sessions are ideal for children who are new to the Atrium.  Catechists can give more one-on-one time, and children get to dive deeper into their favorite lessons.  To RSVP to this Atrium session, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal by December 24.

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be still: a contemplative worship experience
Jan
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

be still: a contemplative worship experience

Be still and know that I am God.
- Psalm 46:10


Drawing from the tradition of Compline - the service of evening prayers - our contemplative worship incorporates both ancient and emerging spiritual traditions, using a diversity of resources from Christian communities across the globe. Worshipers can expect a warm, welcoming, sacred space lit by candlelight, prayer, silence, and simple, distinctive music that calls us to a richer communion with God and our neighbor. Although there may be short readings, there will be no sermons or homilies, leaving room for your own prayerful ponderings.

Highlands United Methodist Church offers contemplative worship on the second Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. All Are Welcome.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1952599971689949

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be still: a contemplative worship experience
Mar
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

be still: a contemplative worship experience

Be still and know that I am God.
- Psalm 46:10


Drawing from the tradition of Compline - the service of evening prayers - our contemplative worship incorporates both ancient and emerging spiritual traditions, using a diversity of resources from Christian communities across the globe. Worshipers can expect a warm, welcoming, sacred space lit by candlelight, prayer, silence, and simple, distinctive music that calls us to a richer communion with God and our neighbor. Although there may be short readings, there will be no sermons or homilies, leaving room for your own prayerful ponderings.

Highlands United Methodist Church offers contemplative worship on the second Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. All Are Welcome.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/373874509699774

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

Community Easter Egg Hunt

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.

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be still: a contemplative worship experience
Apr
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

be still: a contemplative worship experience

Be still and know that I am God.
- Psalm 46:10


Drawing from the tradition of Compline - the service of evening prayers - our contemplative worship incorporates both ancient and emerging spiritual traditions, using a diversity of resources from Christian communities across the globe. Worshipers can expect a warm, welcoming, sacred space lit by candlelight, prayer, silence, and simple, distinctive music that calls us to a richer communion with God and our neighbor. Although there may be short readings, there will be no sermons or homilies, leaving room for your own prayerful ponderings.

Highlands United Methodist Church offers contemplative worship on the second Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. All Are Welcome.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/167618477146432

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be still: a contemplative worship experience
May
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

be still: a contemplative worship experience

Be still and know that I am God.
- Psalm 46:10


Drawing from the tradition of Compline - the service of evening prayers - our contemplative worship incorporates both ancient and emerging spiritual traditions, using a diversity of resources from Christian communities across the globe. Worshipers can expect a warm, welcoming, sacred space lit by candlelight, prayer, silence, and simple, distinctive music that calls us to a richer communion with God and our neighbor. Although there may be short readings, there will be no sermons or homilies, leaving room for your own prayerful ponderings.

Highlands United Methodist Church offers contemplative worship on the second Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. All Are Welcome.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/115478712452466

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Youth Group at Woodlawn UMC
Sep
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

Youth Group at Woodlawn UMC

Youth Group Meeting at Woodlawn UMC - all youth including new sixth graders are invited

Sunday, September 17 | 4-6 p.m.

Program: Current Events Roundtable Discussion, led by Reggie

Snack supper provided.

Carpool leaves Highlands UMC parking lot at 3:45 p.m. and returns by 6:15 p.m.

 

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Third Grade Bible Presentation
Sep
17
10:30am10:30am

Third Grade Bible Presentation

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At Highlands, we seek to celebrate our children and the process of their spiritual growth, and we honor our third grade students by presenting each of them with a Bible of their own.  This is a long-standing tradition at Highlands, and within the larger United Methodist Church. With this gift, it is our hope that our third grade students will begin to read and treasure the scriptures on their own.  Families of third grade students are warmly invited to attend!  Please RSVP to Mary Elizabeth Neal by Wednesday, September 13. 

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Children's Choir Begins
Sep
13
4:45pm 4:45pm

Children's Choir Begins

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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. 

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Organ Performance - Dr. Patrick A. Scott
Sep
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Organ Performance - Dr. Patrick A. Scott

On Monday, September 11 at 7:00 PM Highlands United Methodist Church will host the Birmingham Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The program will be a Service of Remembrance. Dr. Patrick A. Scott, Associate Choirmaster and Organist of St. Phillip's Cathedral in Atlanta will be presenting a program including the singing of hymns and playing of organ works appropriate to the occasion. Dr. Scott will weave together various themes from the September 11 anniversary in an inspiring organ improvisation.

A graduate of Birmingham Southern College and the University of Texas, Patrick was one of the last students of the great improviser, organist, teacher, composer, and church musician Dr. Gerre Hancock. This concert is free and open to the public. All Are Welcome.

Limited parking is available in the Highlands lot off Richard Arrington Blvd. Attendees with limited mobility will want to enter the building from this parking lot.

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be still: a contemplative worship experience
Sep
10
8:00pm 8:00pm

be still: a contemplative worship experience

Be still and know that I am God.
- Psalm 46:10


Drawing from the tradition of Compline - the service of evening prayers - our contemplative worship incorporates both ancient and emerging spiritual traditions, using a diversity of resources from Christian communities across the globe. Worshipers can expect a warm, welcoming, sacred space lit by candlelight, prayer, silence, and simple, distinctive music that calls us to a richer communion with God and our neighbor. Although there may be short readings, there will be no sermons or homilies, leaving room for your own prayerful ponderings.

Highlands United Methodist Church offers contemplative worship on the second Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. All Are Welcome

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1493493200697394

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BSC Wesley Fellowship Dinner
Sep
5
5:45pm 5:45pm

BSC Wesley Fellowship Dinner

Join us as we connect with Birmingham Southern College students and invite them to Highlands!  Partnering with BSC Chaplain, Julie Holly, we will provide dinner for Wesley Fellowship on Tuesday, September 5.  Set up is at 5:45 p.m. followed by meal and program at 6 p.m. 

If you would like to help, please contact Reggie Holder.

Related Event:  BSC Chapel Snacks - October 2

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

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!

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Parenting Conversation - Yes, Your Kids Actually Want You To Talk To Them About Sex
Aug
23
5:45pm 5:45pm

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

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.

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Youth Group Fall Kick-Off
Aug
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Youth Group Fall Kick-Off

The first Fall meeting of our cooperative youth group between Highlands, East Lake, Avondale, Woodlawn, and St. Junia UMCs and Beloved Community Church.  Meeting at Highlands UMC Fellowship Hall, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  All youth, including new 6th graders, and volunteers are invited!  We will have a Southside Scavenger Hunt, devotional, and dinner.  Join in!

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

Atrium III Parent's Meeting

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. 

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Youth Group Lunch and Planning Meeting
Aug
13
11:45am11:45am

Youth Group Lunch and Planning Meeting

All youth are invited to stay following worship for lunch at Mellow Mushroom.  We will then join our cooperative youth group at Woodlawn UMC for fall planning meeting from 1:30 to 3 p.m.  All youth who would like a voice in our programming for fall months are encouraged to attend!  Parents should pick up from Highlands at 3:15 p.m.  Contact Mary Elizabeth Neal to sign up.

 

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

Blessing of the Backpacks

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 childcare givers are invited to take part as well. 

This year, families are encouraged to fill their backpacks with donation items for the UAB Student Food and Supply Pantry. Suggested donations include cereal, oatmeal/grits, canned fruit/meats, mac and cheese, pasta and sauce, juice, snacks, hygiene items, college-rule paper, index cards, pens, pencils, and highlighters.

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Youth Lake Day Trip
Aug
12
8:30am 8:30am

Youth Lake Day Trip

All youth, including rising sixth graders, are invited to a day at the lake to end the summer with a splash!  Parents may drop off youth at Highlands on Saturday, August 12 at 8:30 a.m. and pick up at 6 p.m.  Youth should bring signed permission form, a modest swimsuit, sunscreen, towel, water-safe shoes, life jacket or floatation device, water bottle, and dry clothes to change into.  Youth should eat breakfast before being dropped off or bring something to eat on the way.  We will have lunch together at the lake.  Please let us know you’re coming by Thursday, August 10 at noon by contacting Mary Elizabeth Neal.

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Five Points South Alliance Master Plan Public Workshop
Jul
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Five Points South Alliance Master Plan Public Workshop

Monday, July 31 | 6-8 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

The Five Points Alliance is embarking on the development of a Master Plan for Five Points South to guide its sustainable development into the future and is inviting all stakeholders, residents and businesses to have your say. A key aspect of this planning process is identify what Five Points South needs and how you feel it could be improved.  Highlands United Methodist Church is a vital part of the Five Points South neighborhood and our congregation is warmly invited to participate in the plans for its future.  

KPS (www.kpsgroup.com), the authors of a previous Five Points Streetscape Plan are facilitating a public workshop sponsored by Five Points Alliance with the Five Points South neighborhood stakeholder group.  The goal of the workshop is to receive input and feedback from the Five Points South neighborhood for the commercial district, residential areas and the surrounding neighborhood. After the workshop, KPS will analyze and organize the input received in the workshop. This information will be incorporated into the Five Points Master Plan.

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Panama Mission Trip
Jul
29
to 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.

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

Parenting Conversation - Stress and Children

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.

 

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