Adults

Wednesday Night Classes for Adults

Classes meet each Wednesday, 6:10-7:10 p.m., from April 26 through May 17.   Being Mortal Being mortal, how do we live a good life all the way to the end? Joe Phelps will facilitate a discussion based on the best-seller … 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 2013 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

Austin Echols

Thinking Together Column 12/13/2016

I was blessed to hear Sunday’s choral presentation twice. The first time, I was baptized in lyric and harmonies so deep and luscious that my heart overflowed with gratitude. We were presented a masterful work from poet and composer (our … 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 Sponsors Refugee Family

Formal Relationship with Nyirankamiye Family Coming to a Close Highland members have poured Love upon our new friends from the Congo over the last few months, but our co-sponsorship of Odetta’s family is coming to a close. Sponsorships through Kentucky … Continue reading

Capital Campaign and Renovation

Building Love Renovation Update – Week of October 12

Sunday was a lovely morning, complete with the first baptism in our newly renovated and refurbished baptistry! It was good to hear the sound of the water and be reminded of this important symbol of our faith journeys once again. … Continue reading

Carol Harston

Highland Expresses Gratitude to Carol Harston on June 26

Next Sunday, June 26, is Highland’s chance to express its gratitude for a decade of the excellent ministry of Rev. Carol Harston at a reception in her honor following the 11:00 service. Carol and family move to Durham, NC, for … Continue reading

Children & Families

HBC Got Skillz Set for January 29 at New Location

The 2017 edition of HBC Got Skillz, the annual fundraiser that helps our youth ministry with its mission work at/with Touching Miami With Love, is just around the corner. Below are some important tibdits of information about this event.   … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Handbell & Orchestra Spring Concert

Highland Baptist Music Ministry Handbell & Orchestra Spring Concert Wednesday, May 24  •  6:15 p.m.   All ages from preschoolers through adults are welcome to attend the concert. Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers. Our regular Wednesday evening meal will … Continue reading

Community Outreach

Learn More about Highland: Upcoming Highlights Class

If you are a new or prospective member, you will want to attend the upcoming Highlights class on Sunday, June 11, 3:00-6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. This class is part of the process for becoming a member of Highland, and is … Continue reading

Congregational Life

Learn More about Highland: Upcoming Highlights Class

If you are a new or prospective member, you will want to attend the upcoming Highlights class on Sunday, June 11, 3:00-6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. This class is part of the process for becoming a member of Highland, and is … Continue reading

Deacons

My Faith Story by Vicki Runnion

I grew up in a small town in east TN, in a Baptist family of the “every time the church doors were open” variety, in a congregation that embodied the meaning of “church family” for me. Becoming a Christian was … Continue reading

Emily Hull McGee

Thinking Together – March 24, 2015

Highland, you are exactly who I’ve always said you are and known you to be. Over the course of our life together, I have readily enjoyed any opportunity I have to tell Highland’s story. I’ve shared with people about your … Continue reading

Friday Church

Member Reflection by Debbie Lemmon

I am always amazed by the amount of visitors that come to Friday Church! I always try to ask them, “What brings you to Highland Baptist on a Friday evening?” Their answers vary. Some come with recovery programs. Some have … Continue reading

General Highland

Learn More about Highland: Upcoming Highlights Class

If you are a new or prospective member, you will want to attend the upcoming Highlights class on Sunday, June 11, 3:00-6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. This class is part of the process for becoming a member of Highland, and is … Continue reading

Give

Highland Sponsors Refugee Family

Formal Relationship with Nyirankamiye Family Coming to a Close Highland members have poured Love upon our new friends from the Congo over the last few months, but our co-sponsorship of Odetta’s family is coming to a close. Sponsorships through Kentucky … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

Thinking Together Column 5/23/2017

Twenty years ago, Highland hired Nina Maples as a very part-time employee to do some “outreach.” Almost immediately, as we recognized Nina’s many talents, we put more and more hats on her—children’s minister, adult education, pastoral care, senior associate pastor. … Continue reading

Justice

Kentuckiana Pride Parade with True Colors Ministry June 16

It’s that time of year again to show our support for our LGBTQ siblings by walking in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade, on June 16, and volunteering at our very own Highland Baptist Church booth at the Kentuckiana Pride Festival, June … Continue reading

Lauren Jones Mayfield

April 9 “Listening Hearts: Palms, Passion, and Amazon Prime” by Lauren Jones Mayfield

This is a podcast of this sermon. Download it to listen on your favorite media player. For more sermons, please visit: http://www.buzzsprout.com/6362. Click here for a copy of Sunday’s bulletin.

Leadership

Highland Recognizes Joe Phelps’ 20-year Anniversary as Pastor

Please join us in celebrating with Joe Phelps his 20th anniversary of service as Pastor of Highland Baptist Church at all three worship services this Sunday, April 30, followed by a festive reception in Fellowship Hall at the conclusion of … Continue reading

LGBTQ

Kentuckiana Pride Parade with True Colors Ministry June 16

It’s that time of year again to show our support for our LGBTQ siblings by walking in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade, on June 16, and volunteering at our very own Highland Baptist Church booth at the Kentuckiana Pride Festival, June … Continue reading

Member Reflections

Member Reflection by Debbie Lemmon

I am always amazed by the amount of visitors that come to Friday Church! I always try to ask them, “What brings you to Highland Baptist on a Friday evening?” Their answers vary. Some come with recovery programs. Some have … Continue reading

Morocco

Highland Creates Retreat for Moroccan Workers

Thanks to the creative vision of Highland’s Global Missions Ministry Group, a training and healing retreat took place last weekend in Morocco for exhausted and traumatized students who work with refugees from across Africa who are stuck in Morocco. Highland … Continue reading

Music

Handbell & Orchestra Spring Concert

Highland Baptist Music Ministry Handbell & Orchestra Spring Concert Wednesday, May 24  •  6:15 p.m.   All ages from preschoolers through adults are welcome to attend the concert. Childcare will be provided for infants and toddlers. Our regular Wednesday evening meal will … Continue reading

News

Kentuckiana Pride Parade with True Colors Ministry June 16

It’s that time of year again to show our support for our LGBTQ siblings by walking in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade, on June 16, and volunteering at our very own Highland Baptist Church booth at the Kentuckiana Pride Festival, June … Continue reading

Nina Maples

March 19 “Listening Hearts: Looking and Seeing” by Nina Maples

This is a podcast of this sermon. Download it to listen on your favorite media player. For more sermons, please visit: http://www.buzzsprout.com/6362. Click here for a copy of Sunday’s bulletin.

Partnerships

Diaper Drive for Kentucky Refugee Ministries

The Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) Family Center serves families with children who are not yet old enough to be enrolled in school. Highland provides the facilities for the Family Center to care for the children while parents attend English as a Second … Continue reading

Recovery Ministries

Member Reflection by Debbie Lemmon

I am always amazed by the amount of visitors that come to Friday Church! I always try to ask them, “What brings you to Highland Baptist on a Friday evening?” Their answers vary. Some come with recovery programs. Some have … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

Why I Give by Renee Purtlebaugh

This morning, we will return our financial commitments to God as an act of worship. And so, we continue to have a moment set aside in worship to reflect on the connection between our financial giving and the transformative work … 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

Holy Week 2017: Listening Hearts

Highland’s 2017 Holy Week Schedule Palm Sunday: April 9, 9:30, 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary                              Lauren Jones Mayfield, Proclaimer Our Palm Sunday services begin our march to Jerusalem … Continue reading

Senior Adults

What Ever Happened to Those Ministry Surveys?

At long last, all the ministry surveys that were completed have been compiled! Each individual response has been entered into a spreadsheet, which has already been put to good use. Staff have already utilized the information as they have recruited … Continue reading

Sermons

May 21 “Uncommon Ground” by Joe Phelps

This is a podcast of this sermon. Download it to listen on your favorite media player. For more sermons, please visit: http://www.buzzsprout.com/6362. Click here for a copy of Sunday’s bulletin.

Staff

Highland Recognizes Joe Phelps’ 20-year Anniversary as Pastor

Please join us in celebrating with Joe Phelps his 20th anniversary of service as Pastor of Highland Baptist Church at all three worship services this Sunday, April 30, followed by a festive reception in Fellowship Hall at the conclusion of … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

Member Reflection by Debbie Lemmon

I am always amazed by the amount of visitors that come to Friday Church! I always try to ask them, “What brings you to Highland Baptist on a Friday evening?” Their answers vary. Some come with recovery programs. Some have … Continue reading

Trips

Fall Youth Retreat: Beyond Measure

Praise, Reverence, Admiration. Amidst the most beautiful fall day, far away from home, we practiced each. We vowed to take a break from measuring ourselves by our strengths or weaknesses. We allowed ourselves to stop measuring God and wondering, “Is … Continue reading

True Colors

Kentuckiana Pride Parade with True Colors Ministry June 16

It’s that time of year again to show our support for our LGBTQ siblings by walking in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade, on June 16, and volunteering at our very own Highland Baptist Church booth at the Kentuckiana Pride Festival, June … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Jan 20 Evening Fellowship Cancelled for Inclement Weather

Due to today’s weather, Wednesday night fellowship (dinner and classes for all ages) will be cancelled for tonight, January 20. As a reminder, Highland follows JCPS and its decisions on school cancellations regarding Wednesday night fellowship. Please make every effort to stay … Continue reading

Urban Ministry

Joe Phelps Participates in Panel Discussion about Race in Louisville

On Friday, August 12, our pastor, Joe Phelps, participated in a panel discussion about “Race in Louisville.” WLKY, in partnership with the Louisville Urban League, guided this 60-minute, commercial-free broadcast. Other panelists were the president of the Urban League, Sadiqa … Continue reading

Worship

May 21 “Uncommon Ground” by Joe Phelps

This is a podcast of this sermon. Download it to listen on your favorite media player. For more sermons, please visit: http://www.buzzsprout.com/6362. Click here for a copy of Sunday’s bulletin.

Young Adults

Hanging of the Green Service This Sunday

Please join us on Sunday, November 27, at 6:00 p.m., for a joyous service as we adorn our Sanctuary and prepare our hearts for the Advent season. This year’s service will answer many of  our questions regarding the Advent season, … Continue reading

Youth