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Sumatanga Day Camp
Jun
18
to Jun 22

Sumatanga Day Camp

We are providing 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.  Transportation is limited to 13 children - register early! 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. 

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People in Motion - Class 7
Jun
26
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 7

Class 7/8

People in Motion offers a dance class at Highlands each Tuesday at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The next session begins on May 15. 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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Parenting Conversation - Children and Service with Rachel Estes
Jun
26
6:00 PM18:00

Parenting Conversation - Children and Service with Rachel Estes

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Our popular summer discussion series just for parents is back!  Join us on Tuesday evenings to dive into important topics for parents, no matter where you are on your parenting journey. 

June 26: Children and Service with Rachel Estes
Rachel Estes is the Director of Outreach and Missions at Canterbury UMC and a regular volunteer with Highlands' Community Ministries. 

Family Friendly Dinner at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall
Parent's discussion with guest facilitators beginning at 6:30 PM
Childcare provided following dinner
Suggested donation of $20 per family
RSVP strongly encouraged; Visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.
 

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People in Motion - Class 8
Jul
3
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 8

Class 8/8

People in Motion offers a dance class at Highlands each Tuesday at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The next session begins on May 15. 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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Saturday Supper Sisters
Jul
7
5:30 PM17:30

Saturday Supper Sisters

New Fellowship Group Opportunity – Saturday Supper Sisters

Saturday - we want to get out of the house on a Saturday evening!
Supper - trendy, hot, new or old, and deliciou
local restaurants to try
Sisters – Highlands’ friends sharing the love.

Women of the Church are invited to join us on Saturday, July 7 the Pizitz Food Hall around 5:30 for our second night out.  Jody Stewart is our coordinator.  Email her with questions or to reserve a space - jodywstewart@gmail.com

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Vacation Bible School
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Vacation Bible School

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

Our popular day-camp style Vacation Bible School will be July 10-14 for children age 4 - rising 5th graders.  Children arrive daily at 9:00 a.m. and are picked up each afternoon at 3:30.  Registration is limited to 40 children.  Registration for Highlands Members will open April 8.  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 2018.  To sign up, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

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Parenting Conversation - Mindfulness with Mollie Erickson
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Parenting Conversation - Mindfulness with Mollie Erickson

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Our popular summer discussion series just for parents is back!  Join us on Tuesday evenings to dive into important topics for parents, no matter where you are on your parenting journey. 

July 17: Mindfulness with Mollie Erickson
Mollie Erickson is a woman, daughter, sister, mother, friend, advocate and encourager. Her yoga classes are intentionally welcoming for persons at every stage of their practice, and are judgment free. She studied at Homewood High School, a brief stint at Birmingham-Southern College, and then graduated from Emory University. It took all that studying to learn that Success looks like Sitting Still, Listening, Managing Waste, Planting a Garden, and Always Choosing Kind Words.  Mollie has a million causes she would love to tell you about, and several ideas for saving the world.  She is married to Brian, and they have three amazing children (12, 11 and 5).  Namaste, y’all.

Family Friendly Dinner at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall
Parent's discussion with guest facilitators beginning at 6:30 PM
Childcare provided following dinner
Suggested donation of $20 per family
RSVP strongly encouraged; Visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.
 

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Parenting Conversation - Children and Technology with Dr. Peily Soong
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Parenting Conversation - Children and Technology with Dr. Peily Soong

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Our popular summer discussion series just for parents is back!  Join us on Tuesday evenings to dive into important topics for parents, no matter where you are on your parenting journey. 

July 31: Children and Technology with Dr. Peily Soong
Dr. Peily Soong, MD is a pediatrics specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 14 years.

Family Friendly Dinner at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall
Parent's discussion with guest facilitators beginning at 6:30 PM
Childcare provided following dinner
Suggested donation of $20 per family
RSVP strongly encouraged; Visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.
 

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Parenting Conversation - Mental Health with Dr. Dana Flynn-Schnieder
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Parenting Conversation - Mental Health with Dr. Dana Flynn-Schnieder

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Our popular summer discussion series just for parents is back!  Join us on Tuesday evenings to dive into important topics for parents, no matter where you are on your parenting journey. 

August 7: Mental Health with Dr. Dana Flynn-Schnieder
Dr. Dana Flynn Schenider is a psychologist with Pitts & Associates in Birmingham, AL, providing individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults; parenting consultation and strategies; play therapy for children; and family therapy.

Family Friendly Dinner at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall
Parent's discussion with guest facilitators beginning at 6:30 PM
Childcare provided following dinner
Suggested donation of $20 per family
RSVP strongly encouraged; Visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.
 

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Christmas Eve Hospitality Bags
Dec
21
4:30 PM16:30

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.

Individually wrapped snack crackers, nuts, cookies, or candy are needed to fill the bags!  Contact Michele Nailen to help out!

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People in Motion - Class 6
Jun
19
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 6

Class 6/8

People in Motion offers a dance class at Highlands each Tuesday at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The next session begins on May 15. 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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Visiting our Muslim Neighbors
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Visiting our Muslim Neighbors

At the invitation of the Birmingham Islamic Society, Highlands has arranged visits to the Hoover Crescent Islamic Center during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.  The visits will take place on Thursday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The visits provide an opportunity to meet some our Muslim neighbors, attend a class on Islam, observe a Muslim prayer service and enjoy a Muslim break-fast meal.  Questions you have about Islam are encouraged.  Participation in each visit is limited.  If you want to participate please register no later than two days prior to the visit.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Malcolm Carmichael at malcarmich@gmail.com or 334-221-8520.

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Parenting Conversation - Picture Book Theology with Hannah Schock
Jun
12
6:00 PM18:00

Parenting Conversation - Picture Book Theology with Hannah Schock

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Our popular summer discussion series just for parents is back!  Join us on Tuesday evenings to dive into important topics for parents, no matter where you are on your parenting journey. 

June 12: Picture Book Theology with Hannah Schock
Hannah Schock is the creator of Picture Book Theology, which collects and highlights the evocative and spiritual material to be found in children’s picture books. You can learn more about Hanna and Picture Book Theology on her blog: www.picturebooktheology.com

Family Friendly Dinner at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall
Parent's discussion with guest facilitators beginning at 6:30 PM
Childcare provided following dinner
Suggested donation of $20 per family
RSVP strongly encouraged; Visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.
 

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People in Motion - Class 5
Jun
12
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 5

Class 5/8

People in Motion offers a dance class at Highlands each Tuesday at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The next session begins on May 15. 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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Youth Group Parent's Meeting
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

Youth Group Parent's Meeting

All parents of youth in our cooperative youth group, including those of rising 6th graders, are invited to an information and organization meeting on Sunday, June 10 at 6 p.m. in the Highlands UMC Griffin-Williams Room.  We will be discussing summer plans and looking for volunteers to lead summer social outings.  Bring your calendar and join us!

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Open Table Float in Pride Parade
Jun
9
5:30 PM17:30

Open Table Float in Pride Parade

Join Open Table in the Birmingham Pride Parade, distributing water bottles and the message that All Are Welcome at Highlands. Meet at Highlands parking lot at 5:30 p.m. to carpool to the parade route.  Parade will start at dusk.  Wear bright colors or your Highlands All Are Welcome t-shirts and good shoes for walking.  All are welcome and invited to attend!  All parade participants will need to sign a registration form.  Minors will need a parent's consent.

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Five Points South Clean Up Day
Jun
9
8:00 AM08:00

Five Points South Clean Up Day

Clean and Clear is Five Points South's beautification and cleanup event that happens three times a year. From trash collection to graffiti removal and greenery efforts, this is your day to give back in your downtown.

Clean and Clear is a Five Points Alliance program and only made possible through our sponsors and partners and the City of Birmingham. 

SIGN-UP: at
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B8BRQRkFbieV3jYMuglrsIAcrEEV2cdhcs7jReQ9Kac/edit

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/591891134480211/


WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2018 8am-1:30pm
• 8am-8:30am: Check-in
• 8:30am-11:30am: Shift - 3 hours
• 12pm-1:30pm: Volunteer lunch at Brennan’s Irish Pub

WHERE: 8am check-in at the amphitheater in Brother Bryan Park with a group orientation at 8:30am. Five Points South business district and many areas within the neighborhood are targeted for Clean and Clear efforts.

WHAT: At check-in, you’ll receive your assigned cleaning area, complimentary coffee, water and snacks. All we need you to bring is the manpower and some tools. IMPORTANT!!!! We will need 3 pressure washers, some weed eaters and a lawn mower.

TARGET AREA: Brother Bryan Park
• Litter pick-up within and around park
• Sidewalk clearing and weed cutting around park.
• Tree Trimming within park
• Sidewalk pressure washing within park

WHO: Anyone! From large companies to individuals, families with young children to college students, we’ll find a place and tasks for everyone. Sign up as an individual or gather a team.

WHY CLEAN & CLEAR: Since March 2017, 138 volunteers totaling 459 hours have made Clean and Clear Five Points South a huge success. And we know that beautification efforts like Clean and Clear create a higher quality of life by attracting visitors, residents, reducing crime, encouraging new businesses and instilling pride in the city we all call home.

RESULTS TO DATE: Over 6,700 pounds of trash and debris have been collected; 3,248 feet of sidewalks/alleys have been cleaned/cleared and problems with city infrastructure like vandalism, potholes and damaged bus stops have been reported.

Have a special project idea? Submit it here: jlittle@revbirmingham.org

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Visiting our Muslim Neighbors
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Visiting our Muslim Neighbors

At the invitation of the Birmingham Islamic Society, Highlands has arranged visits to the Hoover Crescent Islamic Center during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.  The visits will take place on Thursday, June 7 and Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  The visits provide an opportunity to meet some our Muslim neighbors, attend a class on Islam, observe a Muslim prayer service and enjoy a Muslim break-fast meal.  Questions you have about Islam are encouraged.  Participation in each visit is limited.  If you want to participate please register no later than two days prior to the visit.  To RSVP or for more information, contact Malcolm Carmichael at malcarmich@gmail.com or 334-221-8520.

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People in Motion - Class 4
Jun
5
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 4

Class 4/8

People in Motion offers a dance class at Highlands each Tuesday at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The next session begins on May 15. 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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AIDS Memorial Quilt at Woodlawn UMC
Jun
3
to Jun 9

AIDS Memorial Quilt at Woodlawn UMC

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Our friends at Woodlawn UMC are hosting the AIDS Memorial Quilt display this June.  The display is free and open to the public, although donations are greatly appreciated. 

Viewing times are:
Sunday, June 3 from 3 to 8:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, June 4-8 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Woodlawn UMC is located at 139 54th Street North, Birmingham, 35212

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Laity Sunday
Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

Laity Sunday

Laity Sunday at Highlands United Methodist Church celebrates our lay (non-clergy) leadership.  Our church lay leader, Steve Alexander, will be delivering the sermon and our church council chairperson, Romona Shannon, will give the Children's Moment.  All are welcome!

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Saturday Supper Sisters
Jun
2
5:30 PM17:30

Saturday Supper Sisters

New Fellowship Group Opportunity – Saturday Supper Sisters

Saturday - we want to get out of the house on a Saturday evening!
Supper - trendy, hot, new or old, and deliciou
local restaurants to try
Sisters – Highlands’ friends sharing the love.

Women of the Church are invited to join us on Saturday, June 2 at Bottega Cafe Patio around 5:30 for our first night out.  We can then all decide when and where for next gatherings.  Jody Stewart is our coordinator.  Email her with questions or to reserve a space - jodywstewart@gmail.com

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People in Motion - Class 3
May
29
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 3

Class 3/8

People in Motion offers a dance class at Highlands each Tuesday at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The next session begins on May 15. 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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People in Motion - Class 2
May
22
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 2

Class 2/8

People in Motion offers a dance class at Highlands each Tuesday at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The next session begins on May 15. 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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Atrium 3 Outing: Civil Rights Institute
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Atrium 3 Outing: Civil Rights Institute

This has been an amazing year in Atrium 3!  To close out this great year, we are planning an outing on Saturday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m.  for an age appropriate tour of the Civil Rights Institute, a visit to Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and then picnic in Kelly Ingram Park with lunch.  We are asking students to chip in $15 for a donation to Sixteenth Street Baptist and lunch and adults to chip in $30 for admission to the CRI ($15) and donation to Sixteenth Street and lunch.  Weily and Lauri Soong and Kristin Harper and Reggie Holder will be chaperoning so you can feel free to drop your child off or you are welcome to come along with us.  Please RSVP to Reggie Holder and include how many to count on.  We will meet at the Fred Shuttlesworth statue outside the CRI at 10:00 a.m. on May 19th at the corner of 16th Street and 6th Ave. North.  

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Camp Sumatanga Work Day
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Camp Sumatanga Work Day

As always, folks have been hard at work planning fun-filled and transformative experiences for each week of summer camp. But some of Camp's sacred spaces still need a lot of help to be presentable and hospitable for the next beautiful crew of campers, staff, and volunteers. Trails and places for gathering, learning, recreating, fellowshipping, etc - their conditions can and should reflect the countless, invaluable "God is nigh" moments they've held and will continue to hold for many years to come.

So mark Saturday, 5/19 in your calendar! Bring your gloves, hammers, paint brushes, organization skills - or simply your enthusiasm - and let's get to work!

Please help spread the word to any and all who might be interested.

Saturday, May 19th
9AM - 3PM
3616 Sumatanga Road Gallant AL 35972

Lunch will be provided.

Questions? Concerns? Words of wisdom? Email lmroden@gmail.com or jennyLhughes@gmail.com

To RSVP, click the link below.  You can view project details or even suggest your own!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvYBqvqFNuYaprAEfSp35ahmAyC_9RkjUphM7iogP_HXYzDA/viewform

 

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Serving Day Trip
May
19
8:00 AM08:00

Serving Day Trip

A work trip is planned to the North Alabama Disaster Response Warehouse in Decatur.  We will leave the Highlands parking lot at 8 am and will return late afternoon.  We will meet our conference Disaster Response Director, Ray Crump, take a tour of the facility, and work unloading and sorting supplies. Families are welcome.   Contact Deb Welsh or Denise Williams to reserve your spot ASAP!

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People in Motion - Class 1
May
15
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 1

Class 1/8

People in Motion offers a dance class at Highlands each Tuesday at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The next session begins on May 15. 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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be still: a contemplative worship experience
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

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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Gospel of John Bible Study - Class 4
May
10
9:30 AM09:30

Gospel of John Bible Study - Class 4

Join us for a new Bible study on Thursdays at 9:30 am. The class will meet for six weeks, April 19–May 24 and will make use of Adam Hamilton’s John: The Gospel of Light and Life following the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John. To sign up for the class, contact Beth Douthit at bethdouthit129@gmail.com.

Class will meet in the Griffin Williams Room, adjacent to the Sanctuary, April 19-May 24

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Taste of Five Points
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Taste of Five Points

Back by popular demand, Vulcan Park and Museum and the Five Points Alliance will be working together to host the 2nd Annual “Taste of Five Points” presented by Spire at Vulcan Park. This event will serve as the culmination of the cultural diversity in the Five Points District and celebrate the neighborhood’s 131st anniversary. Attendees will experience all of the elements that exemplify the best of Five Points: landmark culinary hot-spots, trendy retail and lively entertainment options.

Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/337551353423470/

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