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

Advent In Narnia - Session 3

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

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

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


Prep for Session 3—December 16

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

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

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

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

Advent In Narnia - Session 4

Advent in Narnia - 2018.png

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

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

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


Prep for Session 4—December 23

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

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

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

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

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

Advent In Narnia - Session 2

Advent in Narnia - 2018.png

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

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

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

Prep for Session 2—December 9

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

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

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

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

Festival of the Three Kings

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

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

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

Advent In Narnia - Session 1

Advent in Narnia - 2018.png

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

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

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

Prep for Session 1—December 2

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

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

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

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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
22
12:00 PM12:00

Community Thanksgiving Meal

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

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

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

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

People in Motion - Class 6

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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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Acolyte Training Lock-IN
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Acolyte Training Lock-IN

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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 5
Sep
4
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion - Class 5

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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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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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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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