Adults

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … 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 Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Capital Campaign and Renovation

Building Love Renovation Update – Week of September 14

Work continues this week on the exterior handrails along the ramp and exterior stairwell on the Cherokee Road side of the building. Painting of the hand railing did not begin last week as planned, but will take place soon. Work … Continue reading

Carol Harston

August 31 “How Firm a Foundation: Hand-in-Hand” by Carol Harston

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

Children & Families

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Community Outreach

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Congregational Life

Building Love Renovation Update – Week of September 14

Work continues this week on the exterior handrails along the ramp and exterior stairwell on the Cherokee Road side of the building. Painting of the hand railing did not begin last week as planned, but will take place soon. Work … Continue reading

Deacons

Same-Sex Marriage Follow-Up from Ministry Council

The Deacons’ conclusion that Highland should begin allowing marriage for our same-sex couples and that, for moral and spiritual reasons, the matter should not be brought to the congregation for a vote, has stirred many heart-felt conversations in recent weeks. … Continue reading

Emily Hull McGee

May 18 “Faithful Acts: Bearing Witness” 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

Building Love Renovation Update – Week of September 14

Work continues this week on the exterior handrails along the ramp and exterior stairwell on the Cherokee Road side of the building. Painting of the hand railing did not begin last week as planned, but will take place soon. Work … Continue reading

Give

“Love Builds” at June 7 Renovation Reveal

On a beautiful summer afternoon in Louisville – Saturday, June 7 – Highland celebrated a historic moment in the life of our church, as we cut the ribbon to reveal the efforts of our year-long Building Love renovation project. As families … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

Thinking Together Column 9/16/2014

I sensed a shift in the mood of this weekend’s congregations when the sermon on mercy waded into the difficult question of how people of faith respond to our president’s decision to begin a bombing campaign against ISIS, the terrorist … Continue reading

Justice

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … 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

Offering Prayer by Steven Carr

Father-Mother God,         We give thanks to you for your presence in all points of life:  from the joys of wedding ceremonies, the birth of a child, or new career ventures, to the grief and hardship of divorce, losing a loved … Continue reading

Member Reflections

Member Reflection by Georgianna Miller

For most of my adult life I have had friends in the LGBTQ community. From the cousin of the neighbors across the street, while I was finishing high school to my own faith community struggling with how to make our … Continue reading

Morocco

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Music

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

News

Building Love Renovation Update – Week of September 14

Work continues this week on the exterior handrails along the ramp and exterior stairwell on the Cherokee Road side of the building. Painting of the hand railing did not begin last week as planned, but will take place soon. Work … 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

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … 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

Reflections on Renovation

Renee Purtlebaugh shared these words as we cut the ribbon to reveal the renovation on Saturday, June 7. Today is an enormously important day for our community of faith. This morning as I sat eating breakfast, the view from my … Continue reading

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

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Sermons

September 14 “Living Micah 6:8 – Love Mercy” 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

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 work … 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

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Liberty and Justice For All? Highland Explores Church-State Issues on July 6

Highland welcomes all who are interested to a conversation about religious liberty called “Liberty and Justice for All?: Views of Religious Liberty in our National Landscape,” on Sunday night, July 6, at 6:00 p.m. Join us in this Fourth of … Continue reading

Urban Ministry

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Worship

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Young Adults

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Youth

Highland Creates Tangible Way to Engage and Serve through Do.Love.Walk. Missions & Justice Weekend

In an effort to be intentional about our commitment to missions and justice in our church’s life together, Highland is offering our first-ever missions and justice weekend, September 26-28. Called Do.Love.Walk. in connection with the Micah 6:8 commandment to “do … Continue reading

Music