Welcome to Highlands
“Welcome to Highlands” is a phrase that you are likely to hear a lot around our church. Often it is uttered with a slight grin and shaking of the head meaning “Well, that is something that could only happen around here,” owning to our unique Five Points, South location in Birmingham, Alabama, and the variety of characters than make up our church family. But foremost, “welcome to Highlands” means that you are welcome at Highlands.
In fact, everyone is welcome at Highlands United Methodist Church and we mean it: young and old, progressive and conservative, haves and have nots, gay and straight, black and white, those quite certain and those questioning, the uptight and the out-of-sight. All are welcome; there is a place for everyone at Highlands. We rejoice in the fact that God’s love and grace are larger than any differences we have. Here we strive to love God and to serve our neighbors. This starts with our emphasis on excellent, liturgical worship. We still sing from hymnals and appreciate organ music. We have an outstanding choir, strong, meaningful preaching, and traditional liturgy.
Six days a week we serve breakfast to the poor and homeless of our Southside community through our Serving Ministries offering a message of hope and a respite for those living on the streets. We provide regular opportunities for spiritual growth through Bible studies, book discussions and outside speakers through our Growing Ministries. We value and offer a variety of growing opportunities to nurture and care for our children and youth.
So Welcome to Highlands! We are glad that you are here and hope you will visit with us soon.
All Are Welcome
Highlands United Methodist Church affirms that nothing can separate anyone from the love of God. We invite all to worship, wonder, and discover God’s grace as we aspire to create a safe space for all to participate fully in the life of this community of faith. We are called to shine as a beacon of hope, grace, belonging and respect for all people. Regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, family, financial status, nationality, physical or mental ability, past or future, there is room for you at Highlands.
Highlands United Methodist Church is a community of disciples of Christ; a beacon of hope, inviting all to become new persons in Christ to be sent into the world to share the Gospel and to serve our neighbors; and a sanctuary for those in need of God’s love and grace.