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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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Youth Group Meeting - Senior Highs Only
Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting - Senior Highs Only

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Note - This meeting is for Senior High youth (9th-12th grade) only.
Programming: Discovery Weekend preparations
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

  • East Lake United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Youth Group Meeting at East Lake UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Mar
3
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Woodlawn UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at East Lake UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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NO Youth Group Meeting
Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

NO Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group will not meet on Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunday.

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Sunday
May
5
10:30 AM10:30

Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday during 10:30 a.m. worship at Highlands.  Youth will heavily involved in the service's leadership, including reading scripture, music, serving communion, ushering, etc.  Preparations for Youth Sunday will begin during Youth Group meetings, April 7.

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Youth Group Meeting
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: Last Meeting of the School Year; Senior Recognition
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting 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

  • Highlands United Methodist Church (map)
  • 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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Youth Group Meeting
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Woodlawn UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Bus Ride
Nov
3
9:15 AM09:15

Youth Group Bus Ride

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

As part of our Youth Group's year-long service project to build a bus stop shelter, we would like for all our youth to have the opportunity to ride our city's buses.  Our Youth Group Bus Ride will take place on Saturday, November 3 at 9:15 a.m.  We will meet at the Highlands UMC parking lot at 9:15 a.m. and walk to the nearest bus stop in front of the Five Point Chick-Fil-A.  We will be using bus routes 280, 17, and 31. Malcolm Carmichael will be leading our tour and guiding us through the routes.  We will also need a few parent chaperones to ensure our group's safety.  We will update you soon on cost and approximate duration. Please save the date!

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Youth Group Meeting
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at St. Junia UMC
Location: TBA
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC
Programming: TBA
Meal:TBA

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Youth Group Meeting
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Youth Group Meeting

  • East Lake United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Youth Group Meeting at Highlands UMC

The Birmingham Cooperative Youth Group is comprised of 6th-12th grade students from Avondale UMC, Beloved Community Church, East Lake UMC, Highlands UMC, St. Junia UMC, and Woodlawn UMC.  Youth meet together on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of each month to fellowship, study, grow, and worship together.  All Are Welcome.

Location for each meeting rotates through member churches.  Carpool to non-Highlands locations will leave the HUMC parking lot 15-20 minutes prior to meeting time. 

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Acolyte Training Lock-IN
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Acolyte Training Lock-IN

  • Highlands United Methdist Church (map)
  • 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 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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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 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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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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