Adults

Church Events and Gatherings Cancelled through March 15

Dear Community of Faith, We have decided to cancel all church events and gatherings from now through Sunday, March 15, in order to support the health of all those in our congregation and beyond and to honor Governor Beshear’s request. … 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

Ways to Support Others Locally

The following are some ways that you can help others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic: * Click here to make a donation to La Casita. Currently, they are not taking food donations but are accepting monetary gifts for … 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

Staying Connected Outside These Walls

As we live through these days where we are rarely, if ever, physically connected with each other we make use of technology to bridge some of the gaps that exist between us. Below are some of the ways that you … Continue reading

Children & Families

Ways to Stay Connected for Children and Their Families

One of the most sacred moments last week happened on our Friday check-in zoom call with our elementary children. Together, we shared our highs and lows of the week, sang  happy birthday to a friend on the call, and used … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Church Events and Gatherings Cancelled through March 15

Dear Community of Faith, We have decided to cancel all church events and gatherings from now through Sunday, March 15, in order to support the health of all those in our congregation and beyond and to honor Governor Beshear’s request. … 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

Ways to Support Others Locally

The following are some ways that you can help others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic: * Click here to make a donation to La Casita. Currently, they are not taking food donations but are accepting monetary gifts for … Continue reading

Congregational Life

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

Both a question and a statement relate to running and pandemic. The question is “where’s the finish line?” The statement I overheard at the beginning of the mini-marathon, “I can’t believe how bad I’m going to feel in two hours.” … 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

Caught in the Storm…by Fred Bogert

So, there we were, about a mile from shore, enjoying the bliss and mild lethargy brought on by sunshine and mild breezes. One of us had settled in the back of the boat and started an afternoon nap when the … Continue reading

General Highland

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

Both a question and a statement relate to running and pandemic. The question is “where’s the finish line?” The statement I overheard at the beginning of the mini-marathon, “I can’t believe how bad I’m going to feel in two hours.” … Continue reading

Give

Faithful Giving Moment

We continue to be grateful for the in-person community that we have cultivated week in and week out for so long so that in times like these, the good work of the church can continue. And it does continue! In … Continue reading

Jim England

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

Both a question and a statement relate to running and pandemic. The question is “where’s the finish line?” The statement I overheard at the beginning of the mini-marathon, “I can’t believe how bad I’m going to feel in two hours.” … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

December 8: 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 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 of … Continue reading

Justice

December 8: 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 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 of … Continue reading

Lauren Jones Mayfield

Ways to Support Others Locally

The following are some ways that you can help others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic: * Click here to make a donation to La Casita. Currently, they are not taking food donations but are accepting monetary gifts for … Continue reading

Leadership

An Interim Word from Fred Bogert

It has been my privilege (and challenge) to serve two churches who are both between pastors. They have both felt to me like sailing vessels at sea, kept on course by crews waiting for skippers. Neither has been adrift, thank … Continue reading

LGBTQ

Highland Welcomes All to Thanksgiving Soul Supper on November 21

Highland is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Soul Supper on Thursday, November 21, at 6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. The purpose of the supper is to provide a safe and affirming place for LGBT folk to celebrate Thanksgiving since many are … Continue reading

Member Reflections

Caught in the Storm…by Fred Bogert

So, there we were, about a mile from shore, enjoying the bliss and mild lethargy brought on by sunshine and mild breezes. One of us had settled in the back of the boat and started an afternoon nap when the … Continue reading

Morocco

Reflection on Trip to Morocco by Joey Eubank

Greetings from the Protestant churches in Morocco to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky Baptists! I traveled to Morocco with 13 other Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) of Kentucky Baptists from Owensboro, Georgetown, and Danville. The first Sunday, our whole group … Continue reading

Music

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Kathy Collier

John L. Bell is a Scottish hymn-writer and Church of Scotland minister serving the Iona Community off the western coast of Scotland. I’ve had the opportunity to hear him speak at several conferences and ordered his song collections for Highland, … Continue reading

News

Staying Connected Outside These Walls

As we live through these days where we are rarely, if ever, physically connected with each other we make use of technology to bridge some of the gaps that exist between us. Below are some of the ways that you … 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

Ways to Support Others Locally

The following are some ways that you can help others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic: * Click here to make a donation to La Casita. Currently, they are not taking food donations but are accepting monetary gifts for … Continue reading

Perry Dixon

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Perry Dixon

It is no secret, and I hope never to forget, that Highland offered a home for me before I believed I deserved it. This home first came working for Carol alongside the youth community as an intern, long before I … Continue reading

Recovery Ministries

Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper January 31

Help Needed:  We need side dishes and desserts. Our main course will be meatloaf, fried chicken, and vegetarian lasagna. If you can help, please contact Debbie Lemmon. If you are unable to attend but would like to help with food, … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

Ways to Stay Connected for Children and Their Families

One of the most sacred moments last week happened on our Friday check-in zoom call with our elementary children. Together, we shared our highs and lows of the week, sang  happy birthday to a friend on the call, and used … Continue reading

Ridgewood

An Interim Word from Fred Bogert

It has been my privilege (and challenge) to serve two churches who are both between pastors. They have both felt to me like sailing vessels at sea, kept on course by crews waiting for skippers. Neither has been adrift, thank … Continue reading

Seasons of the Liturgical Year

Ash Wednesday

The service that begins our Lenten journey, known as Ash Wednesday, is February 26, 2020. This is a service of penitence and humbleness, giving us time to reflect on our own mortality and sinfulness and allowing us time to turn … Continue reading

Senior Adults

Highland Reads: Freedom in Vulnerability

We can’t always gather in the same room to explore ideas, but we can grow by exploring books in common this year. During each season of our Year of Freedom, we are recommending a book for adults and for children … Continue reading

Sermons

Online Services

To view videos of Friday Church, visit our Facebook page. This service is available at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays. To view videos of Sunday Services, visit our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. This service is available on Sundays at … Continue reading

Staff

An Interim Word from Fred Bogert

It has been my privilege (and challenge) to serve two churches who are both between pastors. They have both felt to me like sailing vessels at sea, kept on course by crews waiting for skippers. Neither has been adrift, thank … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

Caught in the Storm…by Fred Bogert

So, there we were, about a mile from shore, enjoying the bliss and mild lethargy brought on by sunshine and mild breezes. One of us had settled in the back of the boat and started an afternoon nap when the … 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

Highland Welcomes All to Thanksgiving Soul Supper on November 21

Highland is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Soul Supper on Thursday, November 21, at 6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. The purpose of the supper is to provide a safe and affirming place for LGBT folk to celebrate Thanksgiving since many are … Continue reading

Uncategorized

In-Person Church Activities and Events Cancelled Through May 10

Click here to read about ways to stay connected through worship. Click here to read about staying connected outside our walls. Click here to read about ways we are staying connected with children and their families. Click here to read … Continue reading

Urban Ministry

Volunteers Needed to Build Habitat for Humanity Home March 11-14

Highland is helping to sponsor and build our twenty-eighth home. Together with five Baptist churches, we will provide volunteers to “Raise the Roof” on a home for Renee Dillon and her three children. We have committed to provide volunteers March … Continue reading

Worship

Online Services

To view videos of Friday Church, visit our Facebook page. This service is available at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays. To view videos of Sunday Services, visit our Facebook page or our YouTube channel. This service is available on Sundays at … Continue reading

Young Adults

Church Events and Gatherings Cancelled through March 15

Dear Community of Faith, We have decided to cancel all church events and gatherings from now through Sunday, March 15, in order to support the health of all those in our congregation and beyond and to honor Governor Beshear’s request. … Continue reading

Youth