Adults

The World’s Largest Potluck Sunday, September 16

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group invites you to attend the Global Human Project’s “World Largest Potluck” dinner this Sunday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m., in Iroquois Park. Members from Friday Church and several Bible studies will gather at this … Continue reading

Advent 2017 Devotionals

Advent Devotional: Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day

She didn’t have children of her own, so his grandchildren became hers. She loved them fiercely. She nurtured and encouraged and advocated and pampered those kids. She brought them to church and took them to lessons. She dressed them to … Continue reading

Austin Echols

American Folk-Hymn Concert, Sunday, October 22

Highland’s Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra will present My Song in the Night, a Concert of American Folk-Hymns, on Sunday, October 22, 6:00 p.m. Concert settings of beloved hymns such as Amazing Grace and Softly and Tenderly will be featured alongside … 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

Open House for Halter Family, Highland’s Supported Missionaries, Sunday, September 30

Please join us to celebrate and learn more about the wonderful medical work of our own Sarah (Belcher) Halter and her husband Dr. David Halter on Sunday, September 30, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (presentation at 3:00), in Fellowship Hall, hosted by Jean … 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

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Carol Harston

This past Sunday, we read together an outrageous vision: blind eyes opened, deaf ears unstopped, lame men and women dancing. Isaiah consistently instigates the Israelites’ imagination, dethroning the despair that they feel during uncertain and difficult times. But these images … Continue reading

Children & Families

The World’s Largest Potluck Sunday, September 16

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group invites you to attend the Global Human Project’s “World Largest Potluck” dinner this Sunday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m., in Iroquois Park. Members from Friday Church and several Bible studies will gather at this … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Open House for Halter Family, Highland’s Supported Missionaries, Sunday, September 30

Please join us to celebrate and learn more about the wonderful medical work of our own Sarah (Belcher) Halter and her husband Dr. David Halter on Sunday, September 30, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (presentation at 3:00), in Fellowship Hall, hosted by Jean … Continue reading

Club

New Young Adult Book Club, September 26

All young adults are invited to participate in our kick-off reading event. The first book selection is The Refugee by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and we will gather on Tuesday, September 26, 7:00 p.m., at Ashley Wells Cissell’s home. Here is … Continue reading

Community Outreach

The World’s Largest Potluck Sunday, September 16

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group invites you to attend the Global Human Project’s “World Largest Potluck” dinner this Sunday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m., in Iroquois Park. Members from Friday Church and several Bible studies will gather at this … Continue reading

Congregational Life

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

The reasons pile up when we explore why the voices of Scripture demand over and over again, “Do not fear.” God, Jesus, angels, disciples, judges, Paul, James, Naomi, Hannah—they all say it more than once. Why? Because life is scary! … Continue reading

Deacons

My Faith Story: Deacon Testimony by Sally Evans

A…All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23 B…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved – Acts 16:31 This was the start of the alphabet we recited every day when … Continue reading

Emily Hull McGee

A Letter from Emily

Dear Highland family, It is with a brutiful (brutal + beautiful) mix of deep sadness and God-shaped joy that I write to you today. As you read this, I am preparing to travel to Winston-Salem, North Carolina to preach this … Continue reading

Friday Church

Reflection from Friday Church

Darrell Adams stopped by to share a couple of wonderful solos and sit in with the Friday Church Band. When the conversations of fellowship are expressed in music, we find a deeper level of sharing that takes us all a … Continue reading

General Highland

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

The reasons pile up when we explore why the voices of Scripture demand over and over again, “Do not fear.” God, Jesus, angels, disciples, judges, Paul, James, Naomi, Hannah—they all say it more than once. Why? Because life is scary! … Continue reading

Give

Giving During a Season of Transition by Dick Allison

Giving is ALWAYS important! Giving to the local ministries of Highland Baptist Church, giving to all the ministries we support as a church locally, across the nation and around the world. But there are times when we are especially conscious … Continue reading

Jim England

September 16 “What’s in a Name?” by Jim England

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.

Joe Phelps

Contacting Joe Phelps

On January 21, 2018 Joe Phelps retired as Pastor of Highland Baptist Church after over 20 years of inspired and loving service. If you’d like to be in touch with Joe you can email him at jowenphelps@gmail.com 

Justice

Do. Love. Walk.—Mission and Justice with Highland June 3

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group enthusiastically invites you to this wonderful event on Sunday, June 3, right here at church. Throughout the morning in the Commons, you will discover a variety of opportunities for ministry beyond the walls of … Continue reading

Lauren Jones Mayfield

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

The reasons pile up when we explore why the voices of Scripture demand over and over again, “Do not fear.” God, Jesus, angels, disciples, judges, Paul, James, Naomi, Hannah—they all say it more than once. Why? Because life is scary! … Continue reading

Leadership

My Faith Story: Deacon Testimony by Sally Evans

A…All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23 B…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved – Acts 16:31 This was the start of the alphabet we recited every day when … Continue reading

LGBTQ

My Faith Story: Deacon Testimony by Sally Evans

A…All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23 B…Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved – Acts 16:31 This was the start of the alphabet we recited every day when … Continue reading

Member Reflections

Reflection from Friday Church

Darrell Adams stopped by to share a couple of wonderful solos and sit in with the Friday Church Band. When the conversations of fellowship are expressed in music, we find a deeper level of sharing that takes us all a … Continue reading

Morocco

CBF Morocco Dinner This Sunday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.

Highland will host a special Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky event this Sunday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall, to welcome supporters of our joint ministry in Morocco. Guest speaker will be Rev. Karen Thomas Smith who serves as … Continue reading

Music

Reflection from Friday Church

Darrell Adams stopped by to share a couple of wonderful solos and sit in with the Friday Church Band. When the conversations of fellowship are expressed in music, we find a deeper level of sharing that takes us all a … Continue reading

News

Open House for Halter Family, Highland’s Supported Missionaries, Sunday, September 30

Please join us to celebrate and learn more about the wonderful medical work of our own Sarah (Belcher) Halter and her husband Dr. David Halter on Sunday, September 30, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (presentation at 3:00), in Fellowship Hall, hosted by Jean … Continue reading

Nina Maples

A Note from Nina

Highland, you certainly know how to do a send off! Sunday was filled with bittersweet moments, sacred rituals, and such meaningful exchanges with the family of faith I dearly love. Your support and care were so evident in the thoughtful … Continue reading

Partnerships

CBF Morocco Dinner This Sunday, August 19, 6:00 p.m.

Highland will host a special Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Kentucky event this Sunday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall, to welcome supporters of our joint ministry in Morocco. Guest speaker will be Rev. Karen Thomas Smith who serves as … Continue reading

Perry Dixon

August 19 “[as freedom is a breakfastfood]” by Perry Dixon

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.

Recovery Ministries

Reflection from Friday Church

Darrell Adams stopped by to share a couple of wonderful solos and sit in with the Friday Church Band. When the conversations of fellowship are expressed in music, we find a deeper level of sharing that takes us all a … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

A Prayer on the Eve of the School Year by Renee Purtlebaugh

For the gift of summer and a change of rhythm and Sabbath rest, we are thankful. For the opportunity to start again and experience new beginnings, we are thankful. For the chance to learn and grow and discover, we are … 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

Pentecost this Sunday

Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 Spirit and Truth n Jim England, Proclaimer  O Breath of Life, come sweeping thru us, invest in us new life and power. O Breath of Life, come cleanse, renew us, fit your Church to meet … Continue reading

Senior Adults

The World’s Largest Potluck Sunday, September 16

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group invites you to attend the Global Human Project’s “World Largest Potluck” dinner this Sunday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m., in Iroquois Park. Members from Friday Church and several Bible studies will gather at this … Continue reading

Sermons

September 16 “What’s in a Name?” by Jim England

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

Liminal Wonderings by Jim England

Church staff gathered about 8:15 a.m. Sunday as usual; a last minute check in with each other and prayer. One reported a call and the caller wanted to know if it would be okay to visit Highland. Of course, the … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

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

The reasons pile up when we explore why the voices of Scripture demand over and over again, “Do not fear.” God, Jesus, angels, disciples, judges, Paul, James, Naomi, Hannah—they all say it more than once. Why? Because life is scary! … Continue reading

Trips

Reflections on VBS Camp: Abundance

I should have known. The preparations leading up to Vacation Bible School Camp this past weekend were intense. Family illness and a car accident dramatically altered the master plans of the dynamic duo trying to wrangle camp supplies into their … Continue reading

True Colors

The World’s Largest Potluck Sunday, September 16

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group invites you to attend the Global Human Project’s “World Largest Potluck” dinner this Sunday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m., in Iroquois Park. Members from Friday Church and several Bible studies will gather at this … Continue reading

Uncategorized

2018 DMin Focus Groups on Healing the Church

Thank you for your willingness to participate in a focus group for my Doctor of Ministry Thesis!  If needed, you find the Informed Consent Form here. Focus groups will be formed based on availability of participants.  Please share your availability … Continue reading

Urban Ministry

The World’s Largest Potluck Sunday, September 16

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group invites you to attend the Global Human Project’s “World Largest Potluck” dinner this Sunday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m., in Iroquois Park. Members from Friday Church and several Bible studies will gather at this … Continue reading

Worship

September 16 “What’s in a Name?” by Jim England

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

The World’s Largest Potluck Sunday, September 16

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group invites you to attend the Global Human Project’s “World Largest Potluck” dinner this Sunday, September 16, at 5:00 p.m., in Iroquois Park. Members from Friday Church and several Bible studies will gather at this … Continue reading

Youth