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Children's October Service Project: Community Ministires
Oct
19
8:30 AM08:30

Children's October Service Project: Community Ministires

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All children and their families are encouraged to spend one Saturday in October serving our friends and neighbors during Community Ministries hospitality hour. One or two families can serve each week, and there are jobs for all ages including meal prep and serving, drink stations, setup and clean up, greeting guests, and more.  Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Fellowship Hall by 8:30 a.m and should be finished by 10:15 a.m.  Please RSVP!

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Children's October Service Project: Community Ministires
Oct
26
8:30 AM08:30

Children's October Service Project: Community Ministires

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All children and their families are encouraged to spend one Saturday in October serving our friends and neighbors during Community Ministries hospitality hour. One or two families can serve each week, and there are jobs for all ages including meal prep and serving, drink stations, setup and clean up, greeting guests, and more.  Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Fellowship Hall by 8:30 a.m and should be finished by 10:15 a.m.  Please RSVP!

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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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Children's October Service Project: Community Ministires
Oct
12
8:30 AM08:30

Children's October Service Project: Community Ministires

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  • Google Calendar ICS

All children and their families are encouraged to spend one Saturday in October serving our friends and neighbors during Community Ministries hospitality hour. One or two families can serve each week, and there are jobs for all ages including meal prep and serving, drink stations, setup and clean up, greeting guests, and more.  Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Fellowship Hall by 8:30 a.m and should be finished by 10:15 a.m.  Please RSVP!

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Children's October Service Project: Community Ministires
Oct
5
8:30 AM08:30

Children's October Service Project: Community Ministires

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  • Google Calendar ICS

All children and their families are encouraged to spend one Saturday in October serving our friends and neighbors during Community Ministries hospitality hour. One or two families can serve each week, and there are jobs for all ages including meal prep and serving, drink stations, setup and clean up, greeting guests, and more.  Volunteers are asked to arrive at the Fellowship Hall by 8:30 a.m and should be finished by 10:15 a.m.  Please RSVP!

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Taste of Five Points
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Taste of Five Points

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Join us Sept. 8 from 12 to 4 p.m. at Brother Bryan Park for the 3rd Annual Taste of Five Points, with all-you-can-eat samples from Five Points restaurants, live entertainment and more!

FOOD: Dozens of Five Points’ favorite restaurants will be serving bite sized samplings from their kitchens – enjoy all you can eat!

DRINK: Beer, wine and cocktails will be served – and every admission ticket includes 2 drink tickets. Additional drink tickets may be purchased on site

SHOP: Five Points’ shops, artisans and sponsors will be sharing their wares and offering special Taste of Five Points values.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: The Five Points Storyteller competition will be performing and entertaining – and the second “Five Points Star” will be chosen by audience vote.

THE PARK: See plans developed in part by the Five Points Alliance for the revitalization of Brother Bryan Park and improvements throughout the Five Points South district.

FOR THE KIDS: Proceeds from Taste of Five Points benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham – changing children’s lives by matching them with caring adults to guide them on a path to success.

TICKETS:
$30 in advance – $35 at the door
Students:$20 in advance – $25 at the door
Children 12 and under – FREE

Tickets & Information: https://fivepointsbham.com/event/taste-of-five-points/

https://www.facebook.com/events/348306969413215/

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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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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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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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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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Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
13
9:30 AM09:30

Easter Egg Hunt

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Join us at Rushton Park off Highland Avenue on Saturday, April 13 for an Easter Egg Hunt and fun together with the Highlands church and Child Development Center family.  Games and activities will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Schedule:
9:30 a.m. - Child Check-In, Games, petting zoo, pictures with the Easter Bunny

Egg Hunts by age category will begin at 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - age 3 and younger (Nursery age)
10:15 a.m. - age 3 - Kindergarten (Atrium I)
10:30 a.m. - grades 1-3 (Atrium II)
10:45 a.m. - grades 4-6 (Atrium III)

11:00 a.m. - Thank you, clean up, and good bye!

Prizes for everyone! Special prizes for finding Golden Eggs!
ALL ARE WELCOME!

Rushton Park is located just off Highland Avenue near Independent Presbyterian Church. Street parking is available.
3000 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205


Youth and adult helpers are needed to hide eggs and facilitate games and activities.  For more information, contact Mary Elizabeth Neal.

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Parenting Conversation - Sharing Your Faith with Your Child
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Parenting Conversation - Sharing Your Faith with Your Child

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Join us after worship on Sunday, March 17 for our ongoing discussion series just for parents! The topic will be Sharing Your Faith with Your Child with Rev. Elizabeth Goodrich, Presbyterian clergy and Rev. Herb Robertson, Chaplain at Children’s Hospital.

Childcare provided following lunch
Suggested donation of $20 per family
RSVP strongly encouraged; Visit www.highlandsumc.net/families to register.
 

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Atrium Mini-Retreat
Mar
3
11:45 AM11:45

Atrium Mini-Retreat

Learn More about the Atrium

Join us on Sunday, March 3 following the 10:30 am worship service for a mini-retreat to learn more about the philosophy of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and see a few lessons presented by Beverley Hoyt of St. Mary’s on the Highlands. A light lunch will be served, followed by the lesson presentations. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Lauri Soong at laurisoong@hotmail.com or Reggie Holder at reggie@highlandsumc.net.

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Prayer Vigil to Remember Parkland
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Prayer Vigil to Remember Parkland

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Prayer Vigil to Remember Parkland - February 14

Highlands will host the Birmingham chapter of March for Our Lives and Moms Demand Action as we remember the 17 young people and teachers that lost their lives at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on Feb-ruary 14, 2018. We will also honor victims and survivors of gun violence in our own community. Prayer vigil will take place in the Sanctuary at 6:30 pm on Thursday, February 14.

Attendees are encouraged to enter through the front lawn doors. Those with limited mobility may park in the church parking lot directly behind the church building just off Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. and enter through the Greeting Space.

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Mercedes Marathon - No 8:30 Service and Traffic Delays
Feb
10
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 10, 2019.  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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