Adults

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

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

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

Community Outreach

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

Congregational Life

Perry Dixon Called as Associate Pastor to Youth

By a near unanimous vote Perry Dixon was called to be Highland’s newest Associate Pastor with particular responsibilities for youth and their families.  Dixon has served at Highland previously as an intern with the youth ministry so he is keenly … 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

Friday Church Reflections

Those who gather at Highland Baptist on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. are usually quite a mix. While most congregations are of similar background and culture, that is not true at Friday Church. As you look among the congregation, you … Continue reading

General Highland

Perry Dixon Called as Associate Pastor to Youth

By a near unanimous vote Perry Dixon was called to be Highland’s newest Associate Pastor with particular responsibilities for youth and their families.  Dixon has served at Highland previously as an intern with the youth ministry so he is keenly … 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 2/14/2017

“What does Highland need right now to step into our calling for today?” This question or a variation thereof arises daily in your pastors’ minds, especially when preparing for our weekly gathering for worship. “What  is God saying to the … Continue reading

Justice

Thinking Together Column 1/10/2017

Please make every effort to attend Saturday’s 11:00 a.m. MLK gathering at St. Stephen. Your presence in black space is an important initial witness to the new day before us. Two years ago, Highland had not even begun the path … Continue reading

Lauren Jones Mayfield

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

Leadership

Perry Dixon Called as Associate Pastor to Youth

By a near unanimous vote Perry Dixon was called to be Highland’s newest Associate Pastor with particular responsibilities for youth and their families.  Dixon has served at Highland previously as an intern with the youth ministry so he is keenly … Continue reading

LGBTQ

Join True Colors and Fairness Campaign in Frankfort February 15

Friends, with the new Kentucky and White House administrations, the fight for LGBT equality has never been more pressing. In Kentucky, LGBT people can still be fired from a job, denied a place to live, or kicked out of a … Continue reading

Member Reflections

Friday Church Reflections

Those who gather at Highland Baptist on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. are usually quite a mix. While most congregations are of similar background and culture, that is not true at Friday Church. As you look among the congregation, you … 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

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

News

Perry Dixon Called as Associate Pastor to Youth

By a near unanimous vote Perry Dixon was called to be Highland’s newest Associate Pastor with particular responsibilities for youth and their families.  Dixon has served at Highland previously as an intern with the youth ministry so he is keenly … Continue reading

Nina Maples

Supper Clubs Forming

All adults are invited to join the fun as we begin forming our winter supper clubs. We will have our kick-off fellowship meal on Sunday, January 28, at 5:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. If you plan to sign up for … Continue reading

Partnerships

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

Recovery Ministries

Friday Church Corner 1/10/2017

Friday Church would not be Friday Church without the “Friday Church Band”. The “Friday Church Band” led by Fred Bogert is a collection of musicians who believe that singing and playing isn’t a warm-up for the sermon; but singing and … 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

Christmas Eve Services

Highland offers two Christmas Eve Services for your family and friends to attend. Childcare will be provided for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in both services. The candlelight service at 4:00 p.m. includes singing Christmas carols and reading the Christmas story … 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

February 12 “Anger Issues” 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 Welcomes Lauren Jones Mayfield

Lauren Jones Mayfield began her ministry at Highland last Friday, July 1, and is already building relationships and forming ideas for our future together. Lauren was called two months ago by Highland as our Associate Pastor for Young Adults and … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

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

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

Join True Colors and Fairness Campaign in Frankfort February 15

Friends, with the new Kentucky and White House administrations, the fight for LGBT equality has never been more pressing. In Kentucky, LGBT people can still be fired from a job, denied a place to live, or kicked out of a … Continue reading

Uncategorized

April 24: Realities of Human Trafficking Panel Discussion

Those in need of preschool childcare, contact Renee Purtlebaugh by Wednesday, April 20.

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

February 12 “Anger Issues” 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