Adults

Appreciating Highland’s Faith Formation Teachers in January

As we move through January with Courage for the Middle, we will seek to encourage one another on the journey! One way we will do this is by saying thank you, as we honor those among us who teach and … 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

Missionary Speaker on Monday, March 11

Missionary Scarlette Jasper comes Monday evening, March 11, to inform and inspire about her work in Southeastern Kentucky. She works as a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel and is based in Somerset, Kentucky. Her work ministers with groups in and … 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

April 14 “This Is Where Holy Week Begins” 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

Highland Observes Children’s Sabbath This Sunday

Each year, faith communities around the United States observe Children’s Sabbath. Sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, an advocacy group centered in Washington D.C. for at-risk children, the Children’s Sabbath takes place officially on the third weekend of October. However, … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Missionary Speaker on Monday, March 11

Missionary Scarlette Jasper comes Monday evening, March 11, to inform and inspire about her work in Southeastern Kentucky. She works as a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel and is based in Somerset, Kentucky. Her work ministers with groups in and … 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

Missionary Speaker on Monday, March 11

Missionary Scarlette Jasper comes Monday evening, March 11, to inform and inspire about her work in Southeastern Kentucky. She works as a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel and is based in Somerset, Kentucky. Her work ministers with groups in and … Continue reading

Congregational Life

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

Tom Brokaw described the World War II generation as “the Greatest Generation” because of their war effort and building a booming economy when that war ended. He makes a good argument. A recent editorial proclaimed that millennials face the most … 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

Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper March 29

Help Needed: If you would like to help with the Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner, you may bring or drop off a salad, bread and/or a dessert. Anything would be appreciated. Please place in kitchen and label it for Friday Church. … Continue reading

General Highland

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

Tom Brokaw described the World War II generation as “the Greatest Generation” because of their war effort and building a booming economy when that war ended. He makes a good argument. A recent editorial proclaimed that millennials face the most … Continue reading

Give

Kroger and Amazon Shopping Can Contribute to Highland Baptist Church

Follow these easy steps to enroll so a portion of your purchase proceeds go to Highland Baptist Church automatically— at no cost to you! In 2018, purchases at Kroger brought around $900 of income to the church and AmazonSmile around … Continue reading

Jim England

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

Tom Brokaw described the World War II generation as “the Greatest Generation” because of their war effort and building a booming economy when that war ended. He makes a good argument. A recent editorial proclaimed that millennials face the most … 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

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

Lauren Jones Mayfield

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

The courage to journey through Lenten deserts, beyond temptation, to embrace vulnerability like Jesus models for us during Holy Week, well, it takes just that—courage. The courage to journey is all about the willingness to risk getting lost. And perhaps, … 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

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

Member Reflections

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

Tom Brokaw described the World War II generation as “the Greatest Generation” because of their war effort and building a booming economy when that war ended. He makes a good argument. A recent editorial proclaimed that millennials face the most … 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

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

So, in the end, we all leave something that marks us deeply so that we can become both more of it—and less of it at the same time. We find the ground we grew in. We feel again that first … Continue reading

News

Holy Week Services 2019: The Mystery of God. The Humanity of Jesus.

Highland’s 2019 Holy Week Schedule   Four weekend worship services through the Lenten season—Fridays, 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays, 8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. In addition to weekly worship, special services during Holy Week include:   Palm Sunday: April 14, … 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

Missionary Speaker on Monday, March 11

Missionary Scarlette Jasper comes Monday evening, March 11, to inform and inspire about her work in Southeastern Kentucky. She works as a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel and is based in Somerset, Kentucky. Her work ministers with groups in and … Continue reading

Perry Dixon

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

Youth today are living to optimize their economic futures. The pipeline is this: middle school resume building to get into the right high school to build a resume to get into college to build a resume to get into a … Continue reading

Recovery Ministries

Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper March 29

Help Needed: If you would like to help with the Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner, you may bring or drop off a salad, bread and/or a dessert. Anything would be appreciated. Please place in kitchen and label it for Friday Church. … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

March 31 Sermon 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

Holy Week Services 2019: The Mystery of God. The Humanity of Jesus.

Highland’s 2019 Holy Week Schedule   Four weekend worship services through the Lenten season—Fridays, 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays, 8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. In addition to weekly worship, special services during Holy Week include:   Palm Sunday: April 14, … Continue reading

Senior Adults

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Renee Purtlebaugh

On Sunday and Monday of this week, I had the great privilege of spending almost 24 hours with Highland’s beloved Senior Adults on retreat at Wooded Glen. As their staff liaison, crashing their party is always a highlight of my … Continue reading

Sermons

April 14 “This Is Where Holy Week Begins” 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.

Staff

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

Last Sunday’s anthem, This Is a Day of New Beginnings, was chosen for its connection to the lectionary readings for Sunday, April 7. However, during worship, Brian Wren’s hymn text leapt off the page as threads linking worship with the … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

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

Tom Brokaw described the World War II generation as “the Greatest Generation” because of their war effort and building a booming economy when that war ended. He makes a good argument. A recent editorial proclaimed that millennials face the most … 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

Threaded Together, A Lunch with La Casita

Join us on Sunday, November 4, at 12:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall, as we celebrate and support La Casita Center. We will hear stories from members of Louisville’s Latino community as we enjoy a delicious taco bar lunch provided by … 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

Holy Week Services 2019: The Mystery of God. The Humanity of Jesus.

Highland’s 2019 Holy Week Schedule   Four weekend worship services through the Lenten season—Fridays, 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays, 8:30, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m. In addition to weekly worship, special services during Holy Week include:   Palm Sunday: April 14, … Continue reading

Young Adults

Appreciating Highland’s Faith Formation Teachers in January

As we move through January with Courage for the Middle, we will seek to encourage one another on the journey! One way we will do this is by saying thank you, as we honor those among us who teach and … Continue reading

Youth