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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Jul
2
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Vacation Bible School
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Vacation Bible School

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

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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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Jul
9
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Jul
16
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Jul
23
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Ladies' Coffee Night
Jul
24
7:30 PM19:30

Ladies' Coffee Night

Need a break? Join the women of Highlands for a relaxed social gathering at O’Henry’s Coffee next to Brookwood Mall on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 pm. No agenda, no book to read - just friends fellowshipping together. Contact Lauri Soong at laurisoong@hotmail.com to learn more.

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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Jul
30
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Aug
6
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Aug
13
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Aug
20
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Aug
27
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
28
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 28. 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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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

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

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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Mercedes Marathon - No 8:30 Service and Traffic Delays
Feb
9
8:00 AM08:00

Mercedes Marathon - No 8:30 Service and Traffic Delays

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

The annual Mercedes Marathon will take place on Sunday, February 9, 2020  The race route spans most of Downtown and Southside Birmingham, running through Five Points South on 11th Avenue and winding around Highland Avenue.  Roads will be blocked, so you may wish to find an alternative route to church this week.  Highlands will provide dashboard signs to help law enforcement officers direct you through to the church. 

Highlands will not have an 8:30 a.m. worship service this week.

For more information on the Mercedes Marathon, visit www.mercedesmarathon.com.

 

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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
26
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 26. 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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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

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

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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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
25
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 25. 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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Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast
Dec
25
9:00 AM09:00

Community Ministries Christmas Day Breakfast

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

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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Ladies' Coffee Night
Jun
19
7:30 PM19:30

Ladies' Coffee Night

Need a break? Join the women of Highlands for a relaxed social gathering at O’Henry’s Coffee next to Brookwood Mall on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 pm. No agenda, no book to read - just friends fellowshipping together. Contact Lauri Soong at laurisoong@hotmail.com to learn more.

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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Jun
18
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Jun
11
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.

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Pride Parade
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Pride Parade

Highlands will be once again be participating in the Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8. This year we will be walking the parade route with the six individual Reconciling United Methodist Churches in Birmingham: Highlands, Woodlawn, Avondale, St. Junia, First UMC, and Church of the Reconciler. We will gather at the church at 6:30 pm and carpool together to the parade route on 7th Avenue, South. To sign up to participate or for more information contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

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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Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Jun
4
5:30 PM17:30

Small Group: The Poetry of Mary Oliver

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The Poetry of Mary Oliver
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

The Lenten Group that explored the poetry of Mary Oliver will continue to meet this summer on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 pm at the church, beginning on June 4. The group welcomes new participants and invites you to join us as we read a new poem and short passage of scripture each week and reflect upon it. Members of the group will take turns selecting the poems we will use and leading the discussion.

We know folks travel during the summer so even your limited participation is welcomed. Our text is the Mary Oliver collection of poems entitled Devotions by Mary Oliver.


The Poetry of Mary Oliver


Mary Oliver almost always stretches one’s mind, grounds one’s heart, and animates one’s spirit.

During these days of people hammering on each other with their personal "certainties,” Oliver draws our attention to life's mysteries.

We’re all hip-deep in mysteries at which we can only marvel. Might mystery be the common ground that seems to elude us in our divided and divisive times? 

 

You are invited to join us on Tuesday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m. as we explore Oliver’s poem – Mysteries, Yes in the Griffin Williams Room.   For more information, contact Reggie Holder.

 

Mysteries, Yes
Mary Oliver

Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous
   to be understood.

How grass can be nourishing in the
   mouths of the lambs.
How rivers and stones are forever
   in allegiance with gravity
      while we ourselves dream of rising.
How two hands touch and the bonds will
   never be broken.
How people come, from delight or the
   scars of damage,
to the comfort of a poem.

Let me keep my distance, always, from those
   who think they have the answers.

Let me keep company always with those who say
   “Look!” and laugh in astonishment,
   and bow their heads.

 


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Visiting our Muslim Neighbors
May
21
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, May 16 and Tuesday, May 21, 2019 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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Visiting our Muslim Neighbors
May
16
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, May 16 and Tuesday, May 21, 2019 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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UMW Spring Luncheon
May
13
11:30 AM11:30

UMW Spring Luncheon

Please join the ladies of the United Methodist Women for their spring luncheon on Monday, May 13 at 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. We will celebrate the 150th birthday of the United Methodist Women and hear from Steve Alexander, the Lay Leader of our congregation, about the many ways Highlands is loving God and serving our neighbors. Lunch is $8. Reservations can be made by contacting April Sides at aprilleighsides@gmail.com.

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 6)
Apr
17
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 6)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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Lenten Pilgrimage
Apr
12
9:30 AM09:30

Lenten Pilgrimage

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church and The National Memorial for Peace and Justice (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Montgomery Pilgrimage
Friday, April 12
Contact Jettye Davis at jettye@hotmail.com

Lenten tour of the Chapel at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Montgomery to experience the Stations of the Cross painted by Camilla Brunschyler, an Alabama artist and teacher. Her work, which is in private collections throughout the U.S., stays true to her basic need to express meaning through symbolic and iconic imagery. The Stations of the Cross were created for St John’s over a two year period. She will meet with us to share her vision behind this moving series. After the Chapel, we will walk the labyrinth in quite reflection, and then join together for a silent lunch in their great hall, eating together with intention. We will then proceed to The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and then back to Birmingham. You are encouraged to bring a journal to keep your thoughts, where at a later date we may meet again to share our experiences.

Our pilgrimage will be on Friday, April 12. We will depart the church at 9:30 a.m. and depart Montgomery at 3:00 p.m. You will want to bring a journal, bag lunch, water, and comfortable shoes. We will be carpooling. For more information or to sign up email Jettye Davis.

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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 6)
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 6)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 5)
Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 5)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 5)
Apr
4
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 5)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 4)
Apr
3
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 4)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 4)
Mar
28
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 4)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 3)
Mar
27
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 3)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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Easter Egg Hunt Goody Bag Assembly
Mar
26
11:00 AM11:00

Easter Egg Hunt Goody Bag Assembly

The UMW will meet on Tuesday, March 26th at 11 am in the Explorer’s classroom (E204) to assemble goody bags for our church Easter Egg Hunt on April 13. We will finish in time to attend People in Motion at 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact April Sides at aprilleighsides@gmail.com.


Youth and adult helpers are needed to help on the day of the Easter Egg Hunt - sign up below!
For more information, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 3)
Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 3)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 2)
Mar
20
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 2)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 2)
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: The Poetry of Lent (Session 2)

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The Poetry of Lent: Devotions by Mary Oliver
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net

Using scripture and the beautiful words of the poet Mary Oliver, this group will meet once a week during Lent to read together and embrace simple practices to travel together through the spring days of Lent toward the Easter morning.

This group is led by Reggie Holder and meets on Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 7 at the home of Frances Owens in Mountain Brook.

Devotions by Mary Oliver

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Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 1)
Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Lenten Study: Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God (Session 1)

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Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com

Using J. David Muysken’s excellent guide on centering prayer, Forty Days to a Closer Walk with God: The Practice of Centering Prayer this group will use short daily readings and a prayer practice suggestion for each day of Lent and will meet weekly for reflection, shared insights and to encourage one another.

This group is led by Sandi Simmons and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. beginning March 13 at the Simmons’ home in Homewood.

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People in Motion
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

People in Motion

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.

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Lenten Study: Entering the Passion of Jesus (Session 1)
Mar
10
9:15 AM09:15

Lenten Study: Entering the Passion of Jesus (Session 1)

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Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week
9:15 am in Church Library
Contact Kathleen Lalor at kblalor@gmail.com

Using Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by professor and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine, we will explore the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. We will see how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience. Entering the Passion of Jesus will provide a rich and challenging learning experience for us in this Lenten season.

This group is led by Kathleen and Michael Lalor and begins on March 10 at 9:15 a.m. in the Church Library. The first session will focus on distributing books and community building. The class will begin in earnest the following week.

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