We anticipate the rhythms of the fall returning very soon as school begins again and promotion to new classes happens here at Highland. One of these rhythms of the school year is Wednesday night programming, and if you are reading this article, you should know that Wednesday nights are for YOU! Activities for children, youth and adults are designed to provide opportunity for fellowship around the table, intriguing conversations in small group classes for adults, encountering Christ through music and instruments and mission for children. It becomes a bookmark for your week, and we hope you will make this evening a part of your fall rhythms and routine!
Wednesday Night Classes for Adults
There are many options for adults on Wednesday night this fall beginning August 28. If you are looking for a Bible study, a book study, a place to wrestle with doubts, or an opportunity to expand your spiritual discipleship through self-discovery, or opportunities for learning about missions, we have the class for you. See descriptions below.
- Colossians Bible Study “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” These words from the New Testament epistle of Colossians, will be the theme for a 7-week study in the epistle. We will look at the historical circumstances surrounding the book, deal with issues of authorship, and explore the themes of Christ’s superiority over creation. Class will be led by Steve Brown.
- Wrestling with Faith and Doubt is a class that will explore some of the traditional claims of Christianity with a focus on themes such as the Trinity, the nature of Jesus, the resurrection, afterlife, etc. What do these claims mean for modern believers? What role can doubt play in the life of the believer? What are the non-negotiables of belief? Bring your questions and we will look for answers together. Class will be led by Roy Fuller.
- Poverty and Radical Hospitality: The Community Missions Ministry Group will facilitate a discussion of various philosophies behind mission work; we will focus on work that aims to help those affected by poverty. e class will use short readings from writers Robert Lupton, Shane Claiborne, and Steve Corbett among others. During the class, details about opportunities to plug into Highland’s existing mission work will be provided. Class will be led by Allison Keenan, Ryan Davis, and Emily Hull McGee.
- Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts through the Enneagram is 7-week class will expose you to the Enneagram as well as help you understand how to apply this knowledge to your walk of faith. Class will be led by Nina Maples.
Wednesday Night Classes for Children
Our Wednesday evening programming begins a new year on August 28, and we are ready for the sounds of children busy with play—a child’s way of learning new skills, connecting with their peers, and learning of God’s love through music and activities. Children are dismissed from Fellowship Hall at 6:00 p.m., and their activities conclude at 7:15 p.m. Childcare is provided for children whose parents are in Sanctuary Choir until 8:45 p.m. Advance sign-up is required for this extended childcare at the “pay” table in Fellowship Hall.
- Cherubs Choir (Walking Toddlers with parent) Toddler Room in the Nursery Suite, 6:00-6:30 p.m. Music activities for parent and child designed to capture the delight in singing and moving to the beat.
- Carol Choir & Missions (3’s 4’s & young 5’s) Rooms 101& 103. Musical instruction for the young child through singing, movement and playing of instruments. Mission time with stories of the world in which we live and time to discover together how to care for God’s world and how to share God’s love with everyone, because God loves us.
- Choristers Choir (K-5th Grade) Rooms in the Commons and Sanctuary. Musical activities involving movement, speech, singing, literacy, and playing of instruments drawing from folk songs, hymns, scripture, and children’s anthems.
- Children’s Handbell Choir, Fireside Room, 6:45-7:15 p.m. Bell instruction is provided for 4th and 5th grade students.