- Easter PartyDear Highland family, On Easter morning we will celebrate the best news the world has ever heard, the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. We are also beginning a new series for our church called “Jesus throws the Best Parties” For 6 weeks we are going to look at all the parties that Jesus went to in the Gospels. We’ve got a few surprises up our sleeve and unexpected twists that I think you’re gonna love, but one of those involves all of us. Easter is a day where we realize things don’t have to be the way they’ve always been. This year on Easter Sunday we are going to throw a Jesus party for our neighborhood! Each year we have a neighborhood picnic, this year we are doing that on Easter. For a lot of us Easter is a time of hanging out with family and friends, but there are so many people who don’t have family and friends to share this day with. So after our 11 A.M. service on Sunday, April 20th we are going to have a big party and everyone is invited! There will be food, music and fellowship, bouncy houses and easter egg hunts. We’re inviting everyone in a few block radius to our building to come and join. We’d love it if you could stop by and greet guests and new friends as we welcome them to the party. Hope to see you there!
- Education Initiative
- Summer in the City
FAQs about Highland's Summer in the City1. Why the civic center? We are excited about the pending remodel of our auditorium that will occur this summer. We continue to thank God for His provision and the generous hearts at Highland that have made this piece of our Restoration Vision possible. We intentionally chose the Civic Center because we believe in the city of Abilene and the downtown area of Abilene, and the space is large enough to accommodate our membership. This is not a summer off, rather it is a chance to spend the summer leaning more into being a good local church. Often churches ask how can the city build up a good church, we want to be a church that helps to build up a good city. 2. What time will we meet and where in the civic center will we meet? We will meet in the auditorium of the Civic Center on Sundays from, May 4th thru Sunday, July 20th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. 3. What about bible classes? The Civic Center layout does not accommodate Bible classes. The Highland staff will provide the following time/location options for each Bible class to choose from for meeting during this time. Sunday evenings – HCC building will be open from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Youth and Children’s Ministry classes will be offered from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. This is the recommended option for adult classes. Wednesday evenings – HCC building will be open from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Sunday mornings – HCC building will be open from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. 4. What about His Kids and nursery? During this exciting transitional time, our primary purpose is to provide a safe, secure learning environment for the children at the Civic Center. The facilities there will allow us to offer care for crawling babies through older 2s. We will also provide a Mom’s Nursery where infants can be fed and changed. This room will be adjacent to the main auditorium. We will not offer His Kids Worship for our preschool 3-5 year old children during our worship at the Civic Center. We will provide Sunday Scribe activity bags with triangular,-non roll crayons to accommodate the sloped Civic Center floor. We will also be looking for creative ways to involve all our children in the worship gathering. 5. How can people help during the transition? There are several ways you can help: • We appreciate your patience as we journey through this transition together. • Help by being a greeter and welcoming members and visitors. Sign up in room 107. • Volunteer with children’s ministry to help watch kids. • Invite friends in the city to the civic center with you as we worship in the heart of the city.
- A Wednesday Night SeriesOur focus is on this crazy, ridiculous, and joyful mindset Paul has while he writes a letter to the Philippians from prison. Our mission of this series is to find where it comes from and how do we live it out in the same way. The epistle breathes confidence of joy and trust that believers today just don't carry with them in their everyday lives. We will integrate the idea of getting "reception" of God's joy like a cell phone receives its power from a tower (think of those little cell phone bars in the top left corner of your phone). You can't get cell phone coverage while in jail, but spiritually Paul has all four bars when it comes to joy. We will strive to gain this same joy and strength that Paul tries to inspire to the Church in Philippi.
Highland’s Vision is called A Restoration Movement. Its goals are to Restore Highland, Restore Abilene, and Restore the World. You can learn more about all the ways we want to partner with God in making that happen here.
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