Highland News

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


This Sunday, July 30


First Service:  8:30 am

Bible Classes:  10:00 am

Second Service:  11:00 am 


Join us for Acappella praise and worship during First Service
or instrumental praise and worship during Second Service.


This Sunday our message will be given by Zane Witcher.  The title of his lesson is “Heavy Sleepers”.


Sunday Morning Classes for adults, students, and children will meet at 10:00.

On WEDNESDAYS all adults, children and middle school classes, small groups, and Huddles are taking a break for the summer and will resume in early September.

Highland Office Schedule:  The Highland offices are now closed at 12:00 noon every Friday.


For more Highland Information:
Make sure you download Highland’s new app for iphone, android and windows phones!
“like” Highland on Facebook.com/HighlandAbilene
or follow Highland at twitter.com/HighlandAbilene
or on instagram at instagram.com/highlandabilene

Beth’s Prayer Connection emails are sent to inform the Highland family of births, illness, hospitalizations, and deaths.

HIS KIDS Ministry
His Kids Ministry Bible Classes 
meet Sunday morning at 10:00 am. For information for class location for your children, go to the His Kids Ministry information booth in the North Foyer.

HIS KIDS Worship:  
Sunday morning during both services our preschool children, ages 3–5, are invited to Room 113 off the South Foyer.  At the appropriate time, the children will be released from the Auditorium.  

 Sunday Scribes:  Sunday Scribe bags include a scribe pad and crayons and are provided for your children during services.  If you see guests with children, be sure to let them know these are available for their convenience.  Please return bags to the foyers following the service.

Nursery and Childcare:  Childcare for children, from newborn through 30 months, is available during the Sunday services in the attended Nursery, off the South Foyer.  The Mom’s Nursery and Family Room are available for parents who choose to stay with their child.  Older Two’s Childcare:  Childcare for 31 through 36 months is available during the Sunday services in the Upstairs Twos Classroom, off the North Foyer.  For your convenience there are also changing tables available in the men’s and women’s restrooms located in the hall north of the Atrium.


Summer Safari meets today through Friday, July 26 – 28, from 9:30 – 11:30 am as we learn about serving Highland, Abilene, and the World.  Pre-Registration is required.

Water Play Night:  On Wednesday, August 2, has been cancelled.


Highland App:  Be sure to download the Highland Church App and follow the His Kids Ministry events!


Highland Student Ministry Classes meet this Sunday morning at 10:00.  The class for all 6-12th graders meets in 207 and we will continue our Summer in the Psalms series.


Highland Student Ministry:  9, 10, 11, and 12th grade students plan now for Huddles to start September 6!

Stay Up-to-Date with all things Highland Student Ministry by following us on social media and by downloading the Highland Church App!


University Ministry:  For those who are here for the summer, University Ministry is hosting a summer series, Adulting, for incoming or current college students.  Come share your experience and questions over breakfast while we discuss the ins and outs of doing life on your own.  Join us at 10:00 every Sunday morning through August, upstairs in the University Living Room!   If you are still in town for the summer we would love for you to join us!


Sunday Adult Classes are meeting Sunday morning at 10:00.  See the greeters at the Welcome Center in the Atrium if you would like class recommendations or directions.


Wednesday Night:  Wednesday events are not meeting during the summer at Highland.  We encourage you to visit Grace Fellowship or Freedom Fellowship on Wednesday evenings.  A meal is served at 6:00 pm at Freedom and 6:15 at Grace, followed by a praise service and teaching at 7:00.

The Highland Welcome Center and Greeters Ministry is seeking volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, we would love to have you!  Contact Tammy Shirley at Tammy@highlandchurch.org for more information.


Connections Lunch:  The next Highland Connections Lunch will be Sunday, August 20, following second service.  Those who would like to know more about Highland or place membership are encouraged to attend.  Sign up at the Welcome Center or on the Highland App.  Childcare will be provided if needed.


Grafted:  The Connection Between Christianity and Judaism:  Grafted II, will meet  11 weeks starting the 6th of Sep for a study titled, Jesus in the Feasts of Israel.   This study will continue through December.


 Attention All Married Couples: We want you to join us this fall for Re|Engage!  We will begin on Wednesday, August 9 from 6:30-8PM in the University Classroom.  You will need to come to one of the first three weeks to sign up for the Fall.  His Kids Classes and nursery will be provided for Re|Engage participants during this time.  For more information about Re|Engage check out marriagehelp.org or email us at sarah@highlandchurch.org



If you have ever wanted to visit a mosque or talk with a Muslim, the Highland Peacemaking in the Muslim Majority World team welcomes interested Highland members to join us in a one-day trip to Dallas this Friday,  July 28, to join Muslims in Friday prayers and to visit with Metroplex leaders in Muslim-Christian relations.  Capacity is limited.  To reserve a seat, email HighlandPeace@gmail.com.


Check Out These Websites to learn more about our partners
who are combating trafficking in Southeast Asia:
EdenMinistry at https://edenministry.org/about-us/
Urban Light at https://www.urban-light.org.
You can also follow them on twitter.


Wednesday Nights at Freedom and Grace Fellowship:  Join us tonight at Freedom Fellowship at 941 Chestnut or Grace Fellowship at 910 Cypress.  The meal begins at 6:00 pm at Freedom and 6:15 at Grace, followed by a praise service and teaching at 7:00.

FaithWorks:  Volunteers are needed to provide complete healthy lunches for students.  Current openings include July 31 and August 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 23.  If you would like to volunteer to provide meals during the summer session, please call 325-437-2272.


We want to cordially invite women of all ages from your congregation and their friends to another amazing faith and community building opportunity – COME TO THE WATER.
Hosted by: 
St. Paul United Methodist Church located at 525 Beech St., Activity Center (entrance on North 5th Street)
Wednesday, July 26, and August 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Worship will be led by Rev. Felicia Hopkins.  Music will be under the direction of Dr. Melody Rich.  At the conclusion of the service, refreshments will be served.
COME TO THE WATER with us and be revived, refreshed, cleansed and loved!
For more details, please contact St. Paul United Methodist Church at 325.672.7814.


:  Please take a moment to check in the tall dark-wood cabinet in the South Foyer by the drinking fountain for items which may belong to you.  There are numerous items, including drink cups, clothing, Bibles, toys, glasses, and other miscellaneous items.  You may just find something that you thought was lost forever!


Highland’s Share the Joy fund has been
established to provide matching funding
to a small group or Bible class for service
projects as we continue to pursue our
vision of restoration.
Application forms are available at the
Welcome Center in the Atrium.
For more information, please contact
Dickie Porche at 673-5295.
Thanks to God for providing these funds
so we can serve others in the name of Christ.



To submit information to be included in Highland News, please email Carla@highlandchurch.org.

To submit information to be included in the Highland Prayer Connection, please email Beth@highlandchurch.org.

(Psalm 4:8)

Tonight I will sleep securely on a bed of peace because I trust You.  You alone, O Eternal One, will keep me safe.

(The Voice)
Carla McDonald
Highland News