Adults

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … 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

June 2 “Rejoice” by Scarlette Jasper

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.

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

July 14 “This Is Where Mercy Prospers” by Carol Harston

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.

Children & Families

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … 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

Free Mom Hugs – Louisville Pride by Laura Jenkins Roberts

I attended the Louisville Pride Festival last weekend. I’ve always gone as an ally with my daughter to the events and every single one I have felt so much love. Even for this straight mom, who could have easily been … Continue reading

Congregational Life

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … 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 by Barbara Colvert

Four years ago, I met a woman at Friday Church named Karen, who was in the recovery program at Wayside. I saw her off and on for much of a year, but lost track of her for several months. When … Continue reading

General Highland

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … Continue reading

Give

Free Money! Kroger and Amazon Will Give Highland Baptist Church Money!

It takes just a moment of your time to net free money for Highland Baptist Church. Both Kroger and Amazon want to contribute to our charitable organization, and it’s only a few clicks away! Kroger: Go to http://www.kroger.com/communityrewards and log in … Continue reading

Jim England

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Jim England

Years ago, a family joined our church. That evening, they hosted a meeting in their home and spent their time complaining about me. I would learn later that the father in this family created problems in every church he was … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

December 9: Crosses on the Lawn Remind Us of World God So Loves

One expression of Highland’s commitment to God’s justice in the world happens this week 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 … Continue reading

Justice

Summer Lunch & Learn: Traumatizing Theology and the Healing Church

Now that Carol Harston shared her doctoral research with the church, she is creating space for further conversation to explore our life in relationship to traumatizing theology, how it affects our church, and what it could mean to dive further … Continue reading

Lauren Jones Mayfield

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

A summer Mayfield family favorite is the song “Old Town Road.” You can’t help but have fun while listening and singing along. It’s a genre bending piece that includes beats from the rapper, Lil Nas X with melody from country’s … Continue reading

Leadership

March 3 Conversation with Dr. Bill Leonard

This is a podcast of the lunch conversation with Dr. Bill Leonard. Download it to listen on your favorite media player. For more sermons, please visit: http://www.buzzsprout.com/6362.

LGBTQ

A Word from Bojangles Blanchard

I’d like to share a quick update regarding the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly held this past month. As you may know, I co-moderate the Affirming Network and we held an Inclusion Supper on the opening night and were expecting 40 … Continue reading

Member Reflections

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Jim England

Years ago, a family joined our church. That evening, they hosted a meeting in their home and spent their time complaining about me. I would learn later that the father in this family created problems in every church he was … 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

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … Continue reading

News

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … 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

June 2 “Rejoice” by Scarlette Jasper

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.

Perry Dixon

August 4 “I’ve Got a Sermon. This Also Is Vanity.” 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 by Barbara Colvert

Four years ago, I met a woman at Friday Church named Karen, who was in the recovery program at Wayside. I saw her off and on for much of a year, but lost track of her for several months. When … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

August 18 “The Race Set Before Us” 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

Pentecost This Sunday

Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17, 25-27 Jim England, Proclaimer   Wind who makes all winds that blow, gusts that bend the saplings low, gales that heave the sea in waves, stirrings in the mind’s deep caves, aim your breath with steady … Continue reading

Senior Adults

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … Continue reading

Sermons

August 18 “The Race Set Before Us” 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.

Staff

Full Time Pastor position open to qualified applicants. Taking applications through September 1, 2019.

Highland Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky, is seeking a Pastor to join our vibrant team of ministers who are leading our progressive, growing congregation into the next chapter of our ministry. Highland Baptist Church is an inclusive and welcoming community of … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Jim England

Years ago, a family joined our church. That evening, they hosted a meeting in their home and spent their time complaining about me. I would learn later that the father in this family created problems in every church he was … Continue reading

Trips

Children Discover God’s Call to Go Beyond at VBS Camp

On July 19-21, 30 children and twenty-three adults traveled to Camp Kavanaugh for our annual Vacation Bible School Camp. On this seventeenth year of VBS taking place in a retreat format for three days and two nights, we were reminded … Continue reading

True Colors

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … 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

August 18 “The Race Set Before Us” 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.

Young Adults

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … Continue reading

Youth