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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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Youth Sunday
May
19
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, May 5.

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

Twelfth Night Silent Retreat

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

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

Please use the Arrington Blvd. parking lot entrance.

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Christ the King Sunday
Nov
25
8:30 AM08:30

Christ the King Sunday

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Service of Holy Communion for Christ the King Sunday

Today we celebrate Christ the King Sunday, which is also the last Sunday of the Christian year. The focus in worship is a celebration of the coming reign of Jesus Christ and the completion of creation. All are invited to participate in Holy Communion, which connects us to God’s heavenly banquet table where the grace and love of Christ are served in abundance.

Ryan Morrison, bagpiper

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Acolyte Training Lock-IN
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Acolyte Training Lock-IN

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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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Laity Sunday
Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

Laity Sunday

Laity Sunday at Highlands United Methodist Church celebrates our lay (non-clergy) leadership.  Our church lay leader, Steve Alexander, will be delivering the sermon and our church council chairperson, Romona Shannon, will give the Children's Moment.  All are welcome!

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be still: a contemplative worship experience
May
13
7:00 PM19:00

be still: a contemplative worship experience

Be still and know that I am God.
- Psalm 46:10


Drawing from the tradition of Compline - the service of evening prayers - our contemplative worship incorporates both ancient and emerging spiritual traditions, using a diversity of resources from Christian communities across the globe. Worshipers can expect a warm, welcoming, sacred space lit by candlelight, prayer, silence, and simple, distinctive music that calls us to a richer communion with God and our neighbor. Although there may be short readings, there will be no sermons or homilies, leaving room for your own prayerful ponderings.

Highlands United Methodist Church offers contemplative worship on the second Sunday of each month at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary. All Are Welcome.

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/115478712452466

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