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Ladies' Coffee Night
Aug
21
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, August 21 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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Project ID Agency Training
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Project ID Agency Training

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Project ID will hold its annual training for local agencies and ministries who partner with us to be a referring agency. Over 50 agencies and ministries refer to us to help their clients obtain a birth certificate and/or state ID in order to get housing, employment, and education.  We work with agencies who specialize in housing, reentry programs, men/women/family shelters, rehabilitation programs, health care services,  and much more.  The referral system works both ways so that we can refer folks in crisis to those agencies throughout the year.   Our training is also open to church members who would like to learn more about this ministry of Highlands in order to volunteer, educate others, or support its work.

Other training sessions are

To RSVP, please call the church office at 933-8751 or email office@highlandsumc.net.

 

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Project ID Agency Training
Oct
23
12:00 PM12:00

Project ID Agency Training

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Project ID will hold its annual training for local agencies and ministries who partner with us to be a referring agency. Over 50 agencies and ministries refer to us to help their clients obtain a birth certificate and/or state ID in order to get housing, employment, and education.  We work with agencies who specialize in housing, reentry programs, men/women/family shelters, rehabilitation programs, health care services,  and much more.  The referral system works both ways so that we can refer folks in crisis to those agencies throughout the year.   Our training is also open to church members who would like to learn more about this ministry of Highlands in order to volunteer, educate others, or support its work.

Other training sessions are

To RSVP, please call the church office at 933-8751 or email office@highlandsumc.net.

 

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Project ID Agency Training
Oct
24
3:00 PM15:00

Project ID Agency Training

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Project ID will hold its annual training for local agencies and ministries who partner with us to be a referring agency. Over 50 agencies and ministries refer to us to help their clients obtain a birth certificate and/or state ID in order to get housing, employment, and education.  We work with agencies who specialize in housing, reentry programs, men/women/family shelters, rehabilitation programs, health care services,  and much more.  The referral system works both ways so that we can refer folks in crisis to those agencies throughout the year.   Our training is also open to church members who would like to learn more about this ministry of Highlands in order to volunteer, educate others, or support its work.

Other training sessions are

To RSVP, please call the church office at 933-8751 or email office@highlandsumc.net.

 

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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
28
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 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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Festival of the Three Kings
Dec
14
2:00 PM14:00

Festival of the Three Kings

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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 14.  Volunteers to help at the event are needed!  Contact Deb Welsh to sign up!

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

Mercedes Marathon - No 8:30 Service and Traffic Delays

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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

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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

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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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Community Thanksgiving Meal
Nov
25
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 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

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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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Open Conversation on Gun Violence
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Open Conversation on Gun Violence

Dear Church Family,

I would like to invite you to be a part of a conversation to help us discern our response as people of faith to gun violence in our country. We will meet on Monday Night, August 12 in Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. This will be a time of prayer, discussion and discernment. It will be an opportunity for us to share our concerns with one another, to be present with one another, and to wrestle with the call of our faith in light of continued violence across our nation. This will be an opportunity for us to determine what our next steps we might be – individually and collectively.

We are facing a crisis. No other nation is experiencing the level of violence that we are. I do not believe that we can continue to be complacent or overwhelmed about this and must determine what actions we should take and what our role is to be.

The 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church passed a resolution called, “Our Call to End Gun Violence.” It states, “As followers of Jesus, called to live into the reality of God’s dream of shalom as described by Micah (Micah 4:1-4), we must address the epidemic of gun violence so, “that he may teach us his ways that we may walk in God’s path.” The Church recognizes gun violence as a serious social issue and therefore declares, “we call upon United Methodists to address gun violence in their local context.” I hope this gathering will be a first step for us to do so.

Grace and peace,

Reggie

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Surrenging to God's Grace: Enneagram Workshop
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Surrenging to God's Grace: Enneagram Workshop

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Surrendering to God’s Grace: The Enneagram as an Instrument of Spiritual Transformation
July 26-28
Highlands United Methodist Church
Cost $75 - Includes seminar and four meals
Registration deadline: July 19

During this weekend seminar, you will better understand and experience the Enneagram through music, poetry, art, readings, short talks and times of reflection and conversation.

The seminar will be facilitated by Highlands’ member Sandi Simmons, a trained Enneagram teacher through the Enneagram Institute who holds a Masters in Counseling and is a certified Catechist in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Sandi is a student of Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, James Finley, Russ Hudson, and Helen Palmer and brings a wealth of knowledge, spirituality, and compassion to her ministry and teaching.

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Schedule

Friday, July 26         4:00 – 8:00 with dinner included

Saturday, July 27    7:00 – 6:30 with breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sunday, July 28       2:00 – 6:00 with snacks


Register below no later than July 19

Confidential scholarships are avaiable; contact Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net.

For more information contact Sandi Simmons at sandisimmons1956@gmail.com.


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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
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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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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Highlands Methodist: A Church at the Intersection of Faith and Community
Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

Highlands Methodist: A Church at the Intersection of Faith and Community

Remember a few years ago we identified the names of the four women who founded our church? Lay Leader Steve Alexander has done some further research and learned where they lived in our neighborhood and explores what implications these four women and the neighborhood have for our mission and ministries today.

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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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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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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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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

attention.jpg

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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