Adults

Goodtime Gospel Hour Bible Study

Regular attenders and those who are curious take heed: We are going to do something a little different during our Bible study time on Sundays this summer: book club! These are three of my very favorite Bible study-ish books. Sex, … 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

Meditation Circle, Sundays in June and July

Did you know that neurobiologically regular meditation reduces blood flow to our prefrontal cortex? To put it in normal words: when we meditate, we help our brain respond more positively to things like  anxiety and sadness. So, join us for … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Church-wide Picnic at Hogan’s Fountain June 7

Come join the fun and fellowship at the church-wide picnic on Wednesday, June 7, 5:00-9:00 p.m., at Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park. We will grill hot dogs and hamburgers, and start serving food at 6:00. Cost is the same as … Continue reading

Community Outreach

PRIDE Parade, June 16; Festival Booth, June 17

It’s that time of year again to show our support for our LGBTQ siblings by walking in the Kentuckiana Pride Parade and volunteering at our very own Highland Baptist Church booth at the Kentuckiana Pride Festival. The parade takes place … Continue reading

Congregational Life

Fifth Friday Fellowship June 30

Please join us on Friday, June 30, for our “Fifth Friday Fellowship”! We are going to have a barbecue on the front-lawn of the church! We will begin serving dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be followed by music, fellowship, … 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

Fifth Friday Fellowship June 30

Please join us on Friday, June 30, for our “Fifth Friday Fellowship”! We are going to have a barbecue on the front-lawn of the church! We will begin serving dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be followed by music, fellowship, … Continue reading

General Highland

Fifth Friday Fellowship June 30

Please join us on Friday, June 30, for our “Fifth Friday Fellowship”! We are going to have a barbecue on the front-lawn of the church! We will begin serving dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be followed by music, fellowship, … Continue reading

Give

Thinking Together Column 6/20/2017

I write this in order to model, not to brag. This week, our family made our sacrificial contribution to the Global Mission Offering that we’ve been hearing about this month as Highland gathers this annual offering to support Cooperative Baptist … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

June 25 “The Threat of a Generous God” 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

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

Goodtime Gospel Hour Bible Study

Regular attenders and those who are curious take heed: We are going to do something a little different during our Bible study time on Sundays this summer: book club! These are three of my very favorite Bible study-ish books. Sex, … Continue reading

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

Thinking Together Column 6/13/2017

A beautiful assortment of 150 people gathered in Highland’s Sanctuary on Monday evening to pray and mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 49 souls at the Pulse night club in Orlando. They came from various faith traditions and … 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

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

Fifth Friday Fellowship June 30

Please join us on Friday, June 30, for our “Fifth Friday Fellowship”! We are going to have a barbecue on the front-lawn of the church! We will begin serving dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be followed by music, fellowship, … 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

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

Fifth Friday Fellowship June 30

Please join us on Friday, June 30, for our “Fifth Friday Fellowship”! We are going to have a barbecue on the front-lawn of the church! We will begin serving dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be followed by music, fellowship, … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

Thursday Adult Bible Study – Summer 2017

You are invited to join us on Thursday morning, June 22, at 11:30 for TABS (Thursday Adult Bible Study). The summer study is based on the theme “God the Worker” and John  Hendrix will be our guide as we journey … 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

Thursday Adult Bible Study – Summer 2017

You are invited to join us on Thursday morning, June 22, at 11:30 for TABS (Thursday Adult Bible Study). The summer study is based on the theme “God the Worker” and John  Hendrix will be our guide as we journey … Continue reading

Sermons

June 25 “The Threat of a Generous God” 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

Thinking Together Column 6/13/2017

A beautiful assortment of 150 people gathered in Highland’s Sanctuary on Monday evening to pray and mark the one-year anniversary of the death of 49 souls at the Pulse night club in Orlando. They came from various faith traditions and … 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

June 25 “The Threat of a Generous God” 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

Goodtime Gospel Hour Bible Study

Regular attenders and those who are curious take heed: We are going to do something a little different during our Bible study time on Sundays this summer: book club! These are three of my very favorite Bible study-ish books. Sex, … Continue reading

Youth