Adults

Hanging of the Green Service This Sunday

Please join us this Sunday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m., for a joyous service as we adorn our sanctuary and prepare our hearts for the Advent season. Music of the season will lead us in the lighting of candles, hanging … 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 2017 Devotionals

Advent Devotional: Monday, December 11

“Mary was about to have a baby. It is very hard to walk when you are about to have a baby.” These are the beginning words from the Godly Play text that tells of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. … 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

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

A Time to Listen: Faith Formation at Highland by Carol Harston

As I begin my fifth week as Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Congregational Engagement, I must pause to let you know how good it is to work among the great riches that is the faith formation already at work … Continue reading

Children & Families

Hanging of the Green Service This Sunday

Please join us this Sunday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m., for a joyous service as we adorn our sanctuary and prepare our hearts for the Advent season. Music of the season will lead us in the lighting of candles, hanging … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper December 29

Please join us on Friday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner! We will be serving a variety of soups, breads and desserts. Dinner will be followed by singing-along to great music and hearing … 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

Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper December 29

Please join us on Friday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner! We will be serving a variety of soups, breads and desserts. Dinner will be followed by singing-along to great music and hearing … Continue reading

Congregational Life

Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper December 29

Please join us on Friday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner! We will be serving a variety of soups, breads and desserts. Dinner will be followed by singing-along to great music and hearing … Continue reading

Deacons

My Faith Story by David Wells

It has been a real spiritual experience as I have reflected back on my spiritual journey which all began at a small, rural Disciples of Christ Church in Jessamine County. My extended family attended there for many years. In fact, … 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

Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper December 29

Please join us on Friday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner! We will be serving a variety of soups, breads and desserts. Dinner will be followed by singing-along to great music and hearing … Continue reading

General Highland

Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper December 29

Please join us on Friday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner! We will be serving a variety of soups, breads and desserts. Dinner will be followed by singing-along to great music and hearing … Continue reading

Give

Alternative Gift Cards Offer Local Support

Please take advantage of this wonderful Christmas gift opportunity. This is Highland’s 11th year to offer this ministry, and organizations around town look forward to partnering with us now. This year, Highland’s mission community offers the following cards: Rosie and … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

December 10 “Simple Peace” 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.

Justice

Crosses Mark Pain, Hope of God This Sunday

  One expression of Highland’s commitment to God’s justice in the world happens on Peace Sunday, the second Sunday of Advent, where we mark the pain and hope of God by placing white crosses on Highland’s front lawn in memory … Continue reading

Lauren Jones Mayfield

Alternative Gift Cards Offer Local Support

Please take advantage of this wonderful Christmas gift opportunity. This is Highland’s 11th year to offer this ministry, and organizations around town look forward to partnering with us now. This year, Highland’s mission community offers the following cards: Rosie and … Continue reading

Leadership

A Time to Listen: Faith Formation at Highland by Carol Harston

As I begin my fifth week as Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Congregational Engagement, I must pause to let you know how good it is to work among the great riches that is the faith formation already at work … Continue reading

LGBTQ

My Turn by Bojangles Blanchard

My Dream You Made Real Seven years ago, Joe invited me to pursue my dream of creating a ministry at Highland Baptist that welcomed and affirmed the LGBTQ community to our church in a way that had not been done … Continue reading

Member Reflections

Compassionate Neighbors Testimony by Billy Flood

Full disclosure, when I was approached about giving my financial witness, mentally I froze and wondered, exactly WHEN was the last time I gave and what was the amount? Being an artist and an adjunct professor, “FLUSH” is not exactly … 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

The 2017 Advent Season at Highland Baptist Church

Our Theme This Year: The Simple Way of Christmas   Advent Daily Devotional Email – ongoing throughout Advent This year’s Advent daily devotionals will come to you where you are – in the form of an email! Images and words, … Continue reading

News

Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper December 29

Please join us on Friday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner! We will be serving a variety of soups, breads and desserts. Dinner will be followed by singing-along to great music and hearing … Continue reading

Nina Maples

Supper Clubs Forming

All adults are invited to join the fun as we begin forming our fall supper clubs. We will have our kick-off fellowship meal on Saturday, August 26, at 5:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. It is very important that you attend … Continue reading

Partnerships

Compassionate Neighbors Testimony

Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM) has been making Kentucky home for refugees since 1990. In our 27-year history, the agency has resettled over 15,000 refugees with over 45 different ethnic and national backgrounds including Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Syria, … Continue reading

Perry Dixon

July 30 “Refuge and Abundance in the Kingdom of Heaven” 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

Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper December 29

Please join us on Friday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner! We will be serving a variety of soups, breads and desserts. Dinner will be followed by singing-along to great music and hearing … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

October 15 “A Sacred Story–Exodus 20:1-17–The Ten Best Ways” by Renee Purtlebaugh

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.

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

The 2017 Advent Season at Highland Baptist Church

Our Theme This Year: The Simple Way of Christmas   Advent Daily Devotional Email – ongoing throughout Advent This year’s Advent daily devotionals will come to you where you are – in the form of an email! Images and words, … Continue reading

Senior Adults

Wednesday Night Fellowship For All Ages

Activities for children, youth, and adults are designed to provide opportunity for fellowship around the table, intriguing conversations in small group classes for adults, encountering Christ through music and instruments and mission for children. It becomes a bookmark for your … Continue reading

Sermons

December 10 “Simple Peace” 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

Letters from Your Ministers

November 14, 2017: Carol Harston Where were you 20.5 years ago when Joe Phelps first became Pastor of Highland Baptist Church?  Some of you can tell stories of where you sat during the call weekend, the first sermon you heard, … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

Letters from Your Ministers

November 14, 2017: Carol Harston Where were you 20.5 years ago when Joe Phelps first became Pastor of Highland Baptist Church?  Some of you can tell stories of where you sat during the call weekend, the first sermon you heard, … 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

My Turn by Bojangles Blanchard

My Dream You Made Real Seven years ago, Joe invited me to pursue my dream of creating a ministry at Highland Baptist that welcomed and affirmed the LGBTQ community to our church in a way that had not been done … 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

EmpowerWest Unites Local Churches

EmpowerWest is a collection of pastors and congregations committed to joining hands in unity and passion for God’s justice, particularly as it relates to the conditions and needs of West Louisville, our city’s predominantly black and poorer section.     … Continue reading

Worship

December 10 “Simple Peace” 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 this Sunday, December 3, at 6:00 p.m., for a joyous service as we adorn our sanctuary and prepare our hearts for the Advent season. Music of the season will lead us in the lighting of candles, hanging … Continue reading

Youth