For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

Here at Highland, “We value a courageous, progressive theology whose relevance extends from the pew to the street, that engages both the mind and the heart, and that welcomes everyone from the skeptic to the devoted.” This statement from our Vision 20/20 Mission, Vision, and Core Values summates well our commitment to walking together the road that is before us. As this theological path requires courage, relevancy, a full-bodied immersion into the things we believe and support, along with a hearty welcome that celebrates the presence of all, we walk it together!

This core value is the theme for the Facebook Live devotions this week, led by the Young Adults, Jennifer Neyhart, Bee Beilke, Tory Parker, and Ryan Eller. I hope you will tune in at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook to hear from them. I trust that you will experience their voices and presence as inspired, curious, and reflective about our current world, the mission of our church, and the support we get to offer to one another.

Not only are we a church that takes seriously and invests in the well-being and insight of young people, we are also a church that works to take seriously our privilege and abundance of resources. You can read more about it in the mission corner of today’s newsletter, the Anti-racism Team has invited us to a 21-day Racial Equity Challenge. You can read more about it online by clicking here.

Thank you for your commitments to courage as together we seek to use our mind, heart, and body to participate in the work of transforming love, justice that leads to peace, and hope that shapes each day.