All are welcome at Highlands UMC. Open Table provides programs, fellowship opportunities, education, resources and community outreach throughout the year to send this message of inclusivity to our church members, visitors, and the larger Birmingham community.
In 2015, Open Table led the congregation through a process of adopting an inclusive welcome statement that would enable HUMC to communicate and share with others our belief that there is room for everyone at God's table. All are welcome, all are loved and all can participate in the life of the church as full members.
Open Table participates in the annual Birmingham Pride Parade, handing out bottled water with the message that "All Are Welcome." We have also sponsored film screenings related to issues around sexual orientation and faith, provided resources through information tables, offered a parenting program, sponsored movie nights for the Magic City Acceptance Project (a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth), bible studies, and social and fellowship opportunities.
If you are interested in receiving email updates and announcements, contact Angela Stowe to be added to our email list. All Open Table events and programs are open to everyone.