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People in Motion - Class 3
Aug
21
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 3

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.

Class 3/8

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Atrium Parent's Meeting
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

Atrium Parent's Meeting

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Parents of children are invited to a brief, yet important meeting on Sunday, August 26 following the 10:30 worship service. Parents will meet in the Atria and children will remain in Children’s Church during our gathering. Older children may be dropped off in the Fellowship Hall to be supervised while we meet. We will review some Atrium procedures and look at our fall schedule during this time.  We will hold the meeting to twenty minutes.

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Youth Parent's Meeting
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Parent's Meeting

While the youth group is on the Train Escape Outing, parents are invited  to Marty’s GM pub, across the parking lot from Train Escape, for fellowship and information on upcoming youth events. We will have an events calendar for the 2018-2019 school year, as well as information about this year’s confirmation class, Discovery Weekend, bi-monthly youth group meetings, and several fun outings we have planned.  Join us!

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Youth Group: Train Escape Outing
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group: Train Escape Outing

All youth are invited on a fun outing to Train Escape in Irondale on Sunday, August 26 from 4 to 6 pm.  This fun, break-out game tests your skill at finding clues, solving puzzles, and working as a team. Train Escape has a maximum capacity of 18 participants, so space is limited.  RSVP to Mary Elizabeth Neal at maryelizabeth@highlandsumc.net as soon as possible!  Cost is $15.

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Stephen Ministry Training Reception
Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

Stephen Ministry Training Reception

Highlands UMC will be training a new class of Stephen Ministers starting Sunday, September 23rd. Stephen Ministers work alongside our pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness. If you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening, please begin to prayerfully consider whether you might want to be part of this exciting ministry.

If you think you might be interested, there will be an informational reception at the home of Annie Green on Sunday, August 26th at 5 pm.  Contact Annie Green at anniegreen2404@gmail.com for address and more information.

You can also email Mikah Hudson at mikah@highlandsumc.net, Deb Welsh at deb@highlandsumc.net, or Annie Green anniegreen2404@gmail.com.

 

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People in Motion - Class 4
Aug
28
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 4

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.

Class 4/8

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

People in Motion - Class 5

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  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

Class 5/8

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Acolyte Training Lock-IN
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Acolyte Training Lock-IN

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Those who wish to serve in worship as an acolyte this year  are invited to an overnight training event on Saturday, September 8, beginning at 5 pm.  This event will include meals at local restaurants, acolyte instruction, a tour of the bell tower, fun and games, candlelight communion, and a sleepover at the church! Acolyting is open to adults, youth, and children in 4th grade or older. All current acolytes are requested to attend! Adults who would like to serve as acolytes this year are welcome to attend instruction sessions only – no need to spend the night. Registration is open at www.highlandsumc.net/acolyte-training. For more info, contact Brian Bellenger at bellengerb@gmail.com or Mary Elizabeth Neal at maryelizabeth@highlandsumc.net.

 

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People in Motion - Class 6
Sep
11
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 6

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  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

Class 6/8

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People in Motion - Class 7
Sep
18
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 7

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  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

Class 7/8

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People in Motion - Class 8
Sep
25
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 8

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  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

Class 8/8

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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 2
Aug
14
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 2

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.

Class 2/8

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Saturday Supper Sisters
Aug
11
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, August 11 the Fish Market Restaurant at 5:30 for our next night out.  Jody Stewart is our coordinator.  Email her with questions or to reserve a space - jodywstewart@gmail.com

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Youth Lake Retreat
Aug
10
to Aug 12

Youth Lake Retreat

All youth, including rising sixth graders, are invited to our annual end of summer Lake Retreat, August 10-12, with our cooperative youth group, Birmingham Cooperative Youth Ministries!  Parents may drop off youth at Highlands on Friday, August 10 at 5 p.m. for dinner.  We will depart from Highlands at 6 p.m.  Youth will return to Highlands by noon on Sunday, August 12.  Sign up by Wednesday, August 8 at noon at www.highlandsumc.net/youth or contact Mary Elizabeth Neal

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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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People in Motion - Class 1
Aug
7
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 1

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.

Class 1/8

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Youth Outing: Barons Baseball Game
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Youth Outing: Barons Baseball Game

Join the youth group for a night out at the ball game on Monday, August 6 at 7 pm! Our own Norah and Ryanne Trench will be singing the National Anthem. Highlands has reserved a block of 30 tickets together. Cost is $10 per person. Tickets may be reserved by contacting Mary Elizabeth Neal, or visiting the Greeting Space following worship on August 5.

 

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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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Road to Change - March for Our Lives Town Hall
Jul
31
4:00 PM16:00

Road to Change - March for Our Lives Town Hall

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Join the survivors of the Parkland, FL school shooting on February 14, 2018 and students from Huffman High School in a town hall meeting at Highlands United Methodist Church.  This event is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 3 p.m. 

More information available: Facebook Event

Highlands UMC volunteers are asked to sign up here.

 

Parking for the event is available at:

  • Temple Emanuel parking deck - 11th Court S
  • Schaffer Eye Care - upper lot behind the building
  • South Highland Presbyterian Church - 13th Ave South between 20th Street S and Richard Arrington Blvd
  • Five Points South Deck on Magnolia Avenue

Please note: The Highlands United Methodist Church parking lot will be closed to event attendees.

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Church Council Meeting
Jul
30
5:30 PM17:30

Church Council Meeting

The next Church Council meeting will be Monday, July 30 in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm with the meeting to follow at 6 pm.  The majority of this meeting will be presenting the 2018-2020 Strategic Plan.  Any council member who cannot attend the meeting should notify Romona Shannon at roroshannon@gmail.com.  Church Council meetings are open to everyone and all are welcome to observe our church leadership at work.

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Parenting Conversation - Mindfulness with Mollie Erickson
Jul
24
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 Sexuality with Sara Hoover
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Parenting Conversation - Children and Sexuality with Sara Hoover

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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 24: Children and Sexuality with Sara Hoover
Sara Hoover is a marriage and family therapist in Birmingham specializing in coping skills, caring for the caregivers/life transitions, grief and loss, identity/orientation, spirituality/religious concerns, transitions in parenting (ex: adolescents to college). 

"Every person is unique because you bring your own history with you. While history is important, it doesn't have to dictate our future. Whether I am seeing an individual, couple or family, I know we bring with us the people who are part of our stories and it is a privilege to hear yours and hear what matters most in your life."

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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Vacation Bible School
Jul
9
to Jul 13

Vacation Bible School

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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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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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Highlanders Gathering: Trim Tab Brewing
Jul
7
5:30 PM17:30

Highlanders Gathering: Trim Tab Brewing

Highlands’ young(ish) adult group, the Highlanders, will meet on Tuesday, July 17 at 5:30 pm at Trim Tab Brewing Company for an evening of fellowship.  The Paradise Chow food truck will be open for dinner and snacks. The group will also recap this past year’s events and begin planning the 2018-2019 events calendar.  For more information, contact George Gaskin. All are welcome!

 

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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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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 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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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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