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Vacation Bible School
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Vacation Bible School

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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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Twelfth Night Silent Retreat
Jan
5
3:00 PM15:00

Twelfth Night Silent Retreat

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“Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation.” - Thomas Keating

Join us on January 5, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. as we transition from Christmastide to Epiphany in a time of silent contemplation in our sanctuary. You may come and go as you please during these hours. There will be no spoken content or music just beautiful, sacred space for your prayer, meditation and contemplation.

Please use the Arrington Blvd. parking lot entrance.

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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

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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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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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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
22
12:00 PM12:00

Community Thanksgiving Meal

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  • Google Calendar ICS

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

Atrium Parent's Meeting

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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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Atrium 3 Outing: Civil Rights Institute
Aug
25
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, August 25 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. at the corner of 16th Street and 6th Ave. North.  

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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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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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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

  • 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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