Join Us for a Year of Courage

This academic year, you will hear the call to Courage in different ways. During each season, you will be invited to explore the theme through a different lens. From now until mid-October, we will beckon the Courage to Take Root (planting ourselves in community, even during unsettled times). Beginning in mid-October and going into November, we will share the Courage to Cherish as we celebrate 125 years of Highland Baptist Church and discern how we hold dear both all the gifts we have received and the lessons learned. During Advent, we will open our eyes to the God in our midst with the Courage to See. In January, we will seek the Courage for the Middle as we see how far we’ve come, where we’re going, and where we stand today. February brings the Courage to Imagine as we envision a world where justice and Love are abundant. Lent will offer Courage for the Journey as we approach the cross together as pilgrims on the way. As we wrap up the school year in May, we will celebrate the Courage to Flourish as we see all the fruit born from the roots we planted this fall.

We want YOU to participate in our Courage theme! Create artwork. Write poems. Take pictures. Write a long over-due apology letter. Host a dinner for strangers. We will be identifying some concrete ways that you can participate throughout the year, but don’t wait on us – you, the priesthood of all believers, are invited now into this courage.

Gabi Bleuel has created some beautiful wreaths for each season. If you look closely at the primary one that says “Courage,” you will take note of all the seasons represented (root, leaves, purple cloth, water, fire, stars, blossoms). As each wreath is shared throughout the year, may these images guide you in your own life. Save them as backgrounds on your phone or laptop. Share them on social media. Help us paint banners for our hallways.

Journeys are best when they are shared by fellow pilgrims. Who knows where this road will lead, but we know that we will walk it together alongside a God who picks us up when we fall and points us towards a future filled with abundant justice and love.

 

For the Living of These Days by Carol Harston – June 18, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Jim England – June 11, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Renee Purtlebaugh – June 4, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Perry Dixon – May 21, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Lauren Jones Mayfield – May 7, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Carol Harston – April 30, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Jim England – April 16, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Kathy Collier – April 9, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Lauren Jones Mayfield – March 26, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Perry Dixon – March 19, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Perry Dixon – March 12, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Carol Harston – March 5, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Jim England – February 26, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Kathy Collier – February 19, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Perry Dixon – February 12, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Renee Purtlebaugh – February 5, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Renee Purtlebaugh – January 29, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Carol Harston – January 23, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Jim England – January 15, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Kathy Collier – January 8, 2019

For the Living of These Days by Walter McWhorter – December 11, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Carol Harston – December 4, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Jim England – November 27, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Kathy Collier – November 20, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Renee Purtlebaugh – November 13, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Lauren Jones Mayfield – October 30, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Carol Harston – October 23, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Renee Purtlebaugh – October 16, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Kathy Collier – October 9, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Perry Dixon – September 25, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Lauren Jones Mayfield – September 18, 2018

For the Living of These Days by Carol Harston – September 11, 2018