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!
Join us as we gather for:
- Fellowship Supper, 5:20 p.m.
- Childcare for infants, toddlers and twos, 5:45 p.m.
- Children’s Choirs for ages three through fifth grade, 6:00 p.m.
- Youth Activities, 6:00 p.m.
- Adult Classes, 6:10 p.m.
- Sanctuary Choir rehearsal, 7:15 p.m.
Wednesday evening supper begins at 5:20 p.m. and will remain open until 6:00 p.m. Reservations are necessary! (Even if you’ve had a standing reservation in the past, the list is recreated every year beginning in August!) You may contact the church office to make a reservation (email@example.com; 502-451-3735) or sign up on the registers that are passed in the pew on Sunday mornings. Also, please be sure to add or cancel reservations as needed no later than 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday afternoon.
Currently, we are being catered by Gracious Plenty. Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12, and a maximum of $21 per household (immediate family members) WITH A RESERVATION and $8 for adults, $4.50 for children under 12, and a maximum of $24 per household (immediate family members) WITHOUT A RESERVATION. Click here to see the menu.
Wednesday Night Programming for Children
Our Wednesday evening programming begins a new year each August, 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.
Carol Choir (3’s 4’s & young 5’s), Room 203, 6:00-7:15 p.m. 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), Children’s Commons, Rooms 201 and 202, 6:00-7:15 p.m. 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, Room 200, 6:45-7:15 p.m. Handbell instruction is provided for 4th and 5th grade students.
Wednesday Night Classes for Adults
Classes meet 6:10-7:15 p.m.
December 4, January 22, and January 29
The Church and Reparations
On December 4 and January 22, Dr. Lewis Brogdon will be teaching us about some of the intersections between Church, Scripture, American History, privilege, and reparations. Dr. Brogdon (formerly a professor at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary) is currently the Chair of Religious Studies at Simmons College of Kentucky and teaches Black Church Studies at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.
The Anti-Racism Team invites you to join us in reading So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. This reading will give us a shared language and foundation as we head into our second half of the discussion with Dr. Brogdon on January 22 and our conversation on January 29. Please know that reading this book is not required to join us in these important conversations. The book is available at Carmichael’s at a 20% discount if you mention you are reading with Highland Baptist Church and the Anti-Racism Team.
Cloud of Witnesses: Stories from Saints-in-Process
Highland’s sanctuary is filled with saints—the ones in the stained-glass windows who have completed the race and the ones in the pews who are still in process. When we assume saints to be perfect people, we miss the truth they have to share. Saints are the ones who wonder if God is up to something and step out in humility and boldness to share their glimpses of the divine. Story-telling by these “Saints-in-Process” makes God visible for the church. Join us in the sanctuary for another Cloud of Witnesses evening as Bob Cunningham facilitates a conversation with Troy Burden, Kathey Golightly Sanders, and Anita Roper as they share their faith journey. This class meets in the Sanctuary.
February 12 & 19
Life and Theology of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Lewis Brogdon returns to us to help us learn more about Dr. King as not just a “dreamer” but as a major Christian theologian. So much of our common knowledge about King ignores the historical context which gave meaning to his poetic and prophetic voice. In preparation of this class, we encourage you to read this season’s Highland Reads book, Stride Towards Freedom: The Montgomery Story, so that you can read King’s own words. This class meets in Fellowship Hall.