Adults

Summer Fellowship Gatherings

Join Highland’s pastoral staff at their homes for dessert and coffee this summer as we seek to get to know you better! You are invited to “party with your pastors” at one of our three Summer Fellowship Gatherings – June 24, July … 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 3 “I Have a Dream (Deferred) by Jason Coker

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

Wednesday Night: Input for 2018-2019

Children & Families

Summer Fellowship Gatherings

Join Highland’s pastoral staff at their homes for dessert and coffee this summer as we seek to get to know you better! You are invited to “party with your pastors” at one of our three Summer Fellowship Gatherings – June 24, July … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

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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

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Congregational Life

Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper June 29

Deacons

Lenten Prayer by Michael DeWhatley

Living and loving Lord, We come before you in this Lenten season with heavy and anxious hearts. We struggle in the darkness, wondering why our children and teachers aren’t safe in their schools. We’re battling hopelessness as to what we … 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

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General Highland

Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper June 29

Give

Giving During a Season of Transition by Dick Allison

Giving is ALWAYS important! Giving to the local ministries of Highland Baptist Church, giving to all the ministries we support as a church locally, across the nation and around the world. But there are times when we are especially conscious … Continue reading

Jim England

Liminal Wonderings… by Jim England

My heart is full of hope on steroids because of our worship Sunday. Perry’s sermon on siblings was a prophetic call to a loving        inclusiveness. The testimonies invited us to awareness and appreciation of personal journeys. The mission moment reminded … Continue reading

Justice

Do. Love. Walk.—Mission and Justice with Highland June 3

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group enthusiastically invites you to this wonderful event on Sunday, June 3, right here at church. Throughout the morning in the Commons, you will discover a variety of opportunities for ministry beyond the walls of … Continue reading

Lauren Jones Mayfield

Do. Love. Walk.—Mission and Justice with Highland June 3

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group enthusiastically invites you to this wonderful event on Sunday, June 3, right here at church. Throughout the morning in the Commons, you will discover a variety of opportunities for ministry beyond the walls of … Continue reading

Leadership

In Everything There is a Season, Even When Change Is Hard by Roy Fuller

In his sermon recently, Jim England said that change is hard. As chair of your Pastoral Interim Committee, I would like to offer some thoughts on this time of change in the life of Highland Baptist Church. First, Jim is … Continue reading

LGBTQ

Reflections from Pride Sunday by Troy Burden

Highland Baptist Church has been my home church for nearly 23 years now. This past Sunday, the Pride Service, brought me to tears. I love Highland and this just underscores the deep love I have for our church and the … Continue reading

Member Reflections

Reflections from Pride Sunday by Troy Burden

Highland Baptist Church has been my home church for nearly 23 years now. This past Sunday, the Pride Service, brought me to tears. I love Highland and this just underscores the deep love I have for our church and the … Continue reading

Morocco

Do. Love. Walk.—Mission and Justice with Highland June 3

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group enthusiastically invites you to this wonderful event on Sunday, June 3, right here at church. Throughout the morning in the Commons, you will discover a variety of opportunities for ministry beyond the walls of … Continue reading

Music

Do. Love. Walk.—Mission and Justice with Highland June 3

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group enthusiastically invites you to this wonderful event on Sunday, June 3, right here at church. Throughout the morning in the Commons, you will discover a variety of opportunities for ministry beyond the walls of … Continue reading

News

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Partnerships

June 3 “I Have a Dream (Deferred) by Jason Coker

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

June 10 “The Gospel of Siblinghood” 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

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Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

Bible Study Teacher Appreciation Month in February

Join us in February as we find ways to honor our Bible study teachers at Highland, and specifically the teachers who guide and nurture your children in faith each week through Bible study, music, and mission. We invite you to … 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

Pentecost this Sunday

Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 Spirit and Truth n Jim England, Proclaimer  O Breath of Life, come sweeping thru us, invest in us new life and power. O Breath of Life, come cleanse, renew us, fit your Church to meet … Continue reading

Senior Adults

Highland’s First Pride Sunday June 10

Sunday, June 10, will be an historic day in the life of our church as we celebrate the LGBTQ community in love and affirmation during Pride Sunday in all of our worship services. The work toward full inclusion and equality … Continue reading

Sermons

June 10 “The Gospel of Siblinghood” 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.

Staff

Prayer for the End of School by Perry Dixon

Loving God, we thank you for the gift of learning and we know how sacred of a privilege it is to have the opportunity to be educated. We give thanks for the ways in which students of every age are challenged … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

Reflections from Pride Sunday by Troy Burden

Highland Baptist Church has been my home church for nearly 23 years now. This past Sunday, the Pride Service, brought me to tears. I love Highland and this just underscores the deep love I have for our church and the … 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

Reflections from Pride Sunday by Troy Burden

Highland Baptist Church has been my home church for nearly 23 years now. This past Sunday, the Pride Service, brought me to tears. I love Highland and this just underscores the deep love I have for our church and the … Continue reading

Uncategorized

My Faith Story by Sara Sanders

For those of you who don’t know me, I am a lifelong Highland member currently living a little further away, as I am completing my second year of pediatrics residency at UNC at North Carolina Children’s Hospital. My entire life … Continue reading

Urban Ministry

Do. Love. Walk.—Mission and Justice with Highland June 3

The Mission and Justice Ministry Group enthusiastically invites you to this wonderful event on Sunday, June 3, right here at church. Throughout the morning in the Commons, you will discover a variety of opportunities for ministry beyond the walls of … Continue reading

Worship

June 10 “The Gospel of Siblinghood” 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.

Young Adults

Highland’s First Pride Sunday June 10

Sunday, June 10, will be an historic day in the life of our church as we celebrate the LGBTQ community in love and affirmation during Pride Sunday in all of our worship services. The work toward full inclusion and equality … Continue reading

Youth