Families at Highlands
Family is important at Highlands. We offer a variety of opportunities to worship, grow, and serve together as families. Children are always welcomed in worship and even though they may squirm and be heard, they are not considered a distraction but an important and valued part of our community. Realizing that some parents may prefer a little time and space away from their children we offer a nursery at all services for those who wish to use it, and a separate children’s activity area during the sermon for children age 4 through 2nd grade.
Throughout the year we offer a number of parenting conversations with guest facilitators who help us discover best parenting practices and support one another. Family picnics and outings are offered throughout the year. We also offer a number of family service opportunities such as cooking breakfast for our Community Ministries program and serving our neighbors.
At Highlands we realize and celebrate that people have many ways of defining family and what being a part of a family means. Families here are traditional, blended, made up of singles and single parents, same gender, adopted, both functional and dysfunctional – we run the gamut. We do our best to affirm and support families in their many forms and to be a loving supportive church family in the process.
Service Project for children and families to assemble and deliver fresh produce to the East Lake Community.
Social outing for all Highlands families at the Birmingham Greek Food Festival. All Are Welcome!
Service Project for children and families to fill the freezers for Highland’s Community Ministries Hospitality Hour.
Highlands UMC and Child Development Center Community Easter Egg Hunt at Rushton Park