Adults

Sudden Moments of Clarity by Michael French

I want to share a few thoughts about being a deacon.  I still feel out of place in the role. Given my temperament, I think that feeling will probably never go away. But I’m extremely happy to be doing the … Continue reading

Advent 2012 Devotionals

Advent Devotional: Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day

  What were once “ordinary” Christmases for us are no longer so. The hustle and bustle involved in finding just the right gifts, coordinating with four households to schedule several-day visits with other family members, hurriedly celebrating at home, then … Continue reading

Advent 2013 Devotionals

The Advent Season at Highland Baptist Church

What Are We Waiting For? Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for Christ’s birth. Together in this 2013 Advent season, we will explore the theme What Are We Waiting For?, as we seek after the One who promises … Continue reading

Baptism and Membership

Highland to Vote on Membership and Baptism Policies on July 28

On July 28 at noon, Highland will gather in Fellowship Hall for a meal together and our Quarterly Church Conference. In addition to receiving our regular financial and membership reports, we will be considering important by-law amendments. Childcare for infants, toddlers, … Continue reading

Baptist Connections

Highland Welcomes CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter, February 8 & 9

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter visits Kentucky this month in the first stop of a weeklong tour of Kentucky Baptist Fellowship churches, connecting with CBF affiliated churches and sharing her vision regarding CBF. She will be at … Continue reading

Capital Campaign and Renovation

Building Love Renovation Update – Week of February 16

This week’s renovation work brings a myriad of tasks. After the water main repair, site clean-up work continues today in order to repair a portion of the sidewalk that was removed in the process of replacing the water line. In … Continue reading

Carol Harston

March 2 “In Your Own Day and Time” by Carol Harston

This is a podcast of this sermon. Download it to listen on your favorite media player.

Children & Families

Giving HOPE this Christmas through Alternative Gift Cards

Each summer, we take children and youth away to camp. Camp is more than just child’s play. It is an escape from the regular routine. It allows young people to live into the person God is creating them to be. … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Inclement Weather Updates for Wednesday, February 5

In accordance with our policy about JCPS school closings and inclement weather, all Wednesday night dinner and activities for tonight, February 5, have been cancelled. The church office remains open today should you need to contact Highland. Thanks, and stay … Continue reading

Community Outreach

Justice Ministry Group Hosts “Immigration Through a Christian Lens” on April 24

Highland’s Justice Ministry Group will host an evening called “Immigration through a Christian Lens” on Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall, consisting of a viewing of the documentary Documented, followed by a panel discussion of local Christian theologians … Continue reading

Congregational Life

Trading My Sorrows at Friday Church by Chris Sanders

I don’t remember when we first sang it.  I don’t know when we decided to make it our weekly theme songs.  (It’s been years.)  I’m told we don’t play it like the recordings, or like other churches sing it.  I … Continue reading

Deacons

Sudden Moments of Clarity by Michael French

I want to share a few thoughts about being a deacon.  I still feel out of place in the role. Given my temperament, I think that feeling will probably never go away. But I’m extremely happy to be doing the … Continue reading

Emily Hull McGee

January 19 “Building Love Together: The Mission!” by Emily Hull McGee

This is a podcast of this sermon. Download it to listen on your favorite media player.

Friday Church

Trading My Sorrows at Friday Church by Chris Sanders

I don’t remember when we first sang it.  I don’t know when we decided to make it our weekly theme songs.  (It’s been years.)  I’m told we don’t play it like the recordings, or like other churches sing it.  I … Continue reading

General Highland

Justice Ministry Group Hosts “Immigration Through a Christian Lens” on April 24

Highland’s Justice Ministry Group will host an evening called “Immigration through a Christian Lens” on Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall, consisting of a viewing of the documentary Documented, followed by a panel discussion of local Christian theologians … Continue reading

Give

Giving HOPE this Christmas through Alternative Gift Cards

Each summer, we take children and youth away to camp. Camp is more than just child’s play. It is an escape from the regular routine. It allows young people to live into the person God is creating them to be. … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

April 20 “Finding Our Way Again: New Destination, New Directions” by Joe Phelps

This is a podcast of this sermon. Download it to listen on your favorite media player.

Justice

Justice Ministry Group Hosts “Immigration Through a Christian Lens” on April 24

Highland’s Justice Ministry Group will host an evening called “Immigration through a Christian Lens” on Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall, consisting of a viewing of the documentary Documented, followed by a panel discussion of local Christian theologians … Continue reading

Leadership

Matthew Johnson Elected Ridgewood Pastor

With palpable excitement in the air, Highland’s partner church Ridgewood Baptist Church voted unanimously to elect Rev. Matthew Johnson as their new pastor. His enthusiastic recommendation from Ridgewood’s Pastor Search Committee was announced several weeks ago, and the church welcomed … Continue reading

LGBTQ

More Q&A about Church and homosexuality

Letters, emails, voicemails continue to arrive in response or reaction to last Sunday’s op-ed.  The overwhelming majority are affirming and grateful.  Of course, some disagree.  A few are so hatefully dismissive, like Tuesday’s letter to the editor, that they warrant … Continue reading

Member Reflections

Trading My Sorrows at Friday Church by Chris Sanders

I don’t remember when we first sang it.  I don’t know when we decided to make it our weekly theme songs.  (It’s been years.)  I’m told we don’t play it like the recordings, or like other churches sing it.  I … Continue reading

Morocco

Being the Church Without Borders: Reflections on Highland’s Partnership in Morocco by Robert Davis

On entering the grounds of the beautiful Catholic Cathedral in Tangier, Morocco, a sense of peace and serenity came over me. In the midst of the noise, traffic and chaos of a major African city, this space provided a quite … Continue reading

Music

The Advent Season at Highland Baptist Church

What Are We Waiting For? Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for Christ’s birth. Together in this 2013 Advent season, we will explore the theme What Are We Waiting For?, as we seek after the One who promises … Continue reading

News

Justice Ministry Group Hosts “Immigration Through a Christian Lens” on April 24

Highland’s Justice Ministry Group will host an evening called “Immigration through a Christian Lens” on Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall, consisting of a viewing of the documentary Documented, followed by a panel discussion of local Christian theologians … Continue reading

Nina Maples

January 12 “Really? Wow!” by Nina Maples

This is a podcast of this sermon. Download it to listen on your favorite media player.

Partnerships

Being the Church Without Borders: Reflections on Highland’s Partnership in Morocco by Robert Davis

On entering the grounds of the beautiful Catholic Cathedral in Tangier, Morocco, a sense of peace and serenity came over me. In the midst of the noise, traffic and chaos of a major African city, this space provided a quite … Continue reading

Recovery Ministries

Trading My Sorrows at Friday Church by Chris Sanders

I don’t remember when we first sang it.  I don’t know when we decided to make it our weekly theme songs.  (It’s been years.)  I’m told we don’t play it like the recordings, or like other churches sing it.  I … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

October 20 “Persistent Hope” by Renee Purtlebaugh

This is a podcast of this sermon. Download it to listen on your favorite media player.

Ridgewood

Join Ridgewood for Souper Bowl on February 1

Highland’s partner church Ridgewood Baptist Church invites us all to join them for their Souper Bowl gathering on Saturday, February 1, at 2:00 p.m. to support the work of Southwest Community Ministries. Canned food is your entrance fee into the gathering at … Continue reading

Seasons of the Liturgical Year

Prayer of Praise by Eric Burnette

Is spring not the best time in Louisville?  This is why I love having four seasons.  After a winter like this, spring feels like wandering into the land Oz – all at once the world is in vibrant technicolor. Thank … Continue reading

Senior Adults

Celebrating by Pat Ramsey

Today, walking my dog,  my legs and feet would not cooperate  and I felt that old fear creeping up  to smack me……..  so instead I salute and celebrate them.    Little mountain girl  with flashing brown legs and nimble feet … Continue reading

Sermons

April 20 “Finding Our Way Again: New Destination, New Directions” by Joe Phelps

This is a podcast of this sermon. Download it to listen on your favorite media player.

Staff

A Sabbatical Update

It’s complicated to be a pastor and to be on sabbatical. Many of the things I do as your pastor I do not because they’re my job but rather because they reflect who I’ve grown to be. Caring about your … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

Trading My Sorrows at Friday Church by Chris Sanders

I don’t remember when we first sang it.  I don’t know when we decided to make it our weekly theme songs.  (It’s been years.)  I’m told we don’t play it like the recordings, or like other churches sing it.  I … Continue reading

Trips

Being the Church Without Borders: Reflections on Highland’s Partnership in Morocco by Robert Davis

On entering the grounds of the beautiful Catholic Cathedral in Tangier, Morocco, a sense of peace and serenity came over me. In the midst of the noise, traffic and chaos of a major African city, this space provided a quite … Continue reading

True Colors

More Q&A about Church and homosexuality

Letters, emails, voicemails continue to arrive in response or reaction to last Sunday’s op-ed.  The overwhelming majority are affirming and grateful.  Of course, some disagree.  A few are so hatefully dismissive, like Tuesday’s letter to the editor, that they warrant … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Holy Week 2014: Finding Our Way Again

Highland’s 2014 Holy Week Schedule Holy Week at Highland: Finding Our Way Again Palm Sunday: April 13, 8:30, 9:30, 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary                              Finding Our Way Again: … Continue reading

Urban Ministry

Shelby Park Ministry Begins Anew for the Year

Highland’s weekly ministry in our nearby Shelby Park neighborhood begins on Tuesday, September 2, fresh with new approaches to ministry and full of excitement for this work of Love in our own backyard. While you may have heard about our … Continue reading

Worship

Sudden Moments of Clarity by Michael French

I want to share a few thoughts about being a deacon.  I still feel out of place in the role. Given my temperament, I think that feeling will probably never go away. But I’m extremely happy to be doing the … Continue reading

Young Adults

Prayer of Praise by Eric Burnette

Is spring not the best time in Louisville?  This is why I love having four seasons.  After a winter like this, spring feels like wandering into the land Oz – all at once the world is in vibrant technicolor. Thank … Continue reading

Youth

CBFYMN: United in Purpose at Oasis

The room was silent as Mark Yaconelli led us in prayer. The sounds of nature filled the room as we sat in the silence. Based on the stereotype of a youth ministry gathering, you would not have recognized who filled … Continue reading

Music