Adults

In-Person Worship Covenant

Highland Baptist Church invites you and members of your worship unit to attend in-person worship in our Sanctuary. Please carefully read the following Attendance Covenant. Registering for worship confirms that you agree to the following requirements: I will refrain from … 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

August is Global Missions Month

The Global Partnerships Mission Team welcomes you to our special emphasis on global mission work for the month of August. We partner with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) to highlight the work of field personnel around the globe, collect a … 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

Adult Bible Study Reopens for Summer Schedule on June 20

After a long year, our adult Bible Study Classes are invited to return to the building on Sunday, June 20. Since our children remain ineligible for the vaccine, we’re developing plans to return them safely to the building later this … Continue reading

Children & Families

Christmas Eve Virtual Service

As our staff have planned and re-planned for the Advent and Christmas season at Highland, it has always been challenging to imagine Christmas Eve during COVID-19. We all ache to be back in our sanctuary as a community of faith … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Christmas Eve Virtual Service

As our staff have planned and re-planned for the Advent and Christmas season at Highland, it has always been challenging to imagine Christmas Eve during COVID-19. We all ache to be back in our sanctuary as a community of faith … 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

Christmas Eve Virtual Service

As our staff have planned and re-planned for the Advent and Christmas season at Highland, it has always been challenging to imagine Christmas Eve during COVID-19. We all ache to be back in our sanctuary as a community of faith … Continue reading

Congregational Life

In-Person Worship Covenant

Highland Baptist Church invites you and members of your worship unit to attend in-person worship in our Sanctuary. Please carefully read the following Attendance Covenant. Registering for worship confirms that you agree to the following requirements: I will refrain from … 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

Friday Church

Church Welcomes Rev. Mary Alice Birdwhistell As Pastor

Personnel Ministry Group, Pastor Search Committee, and Staff have begun our work to welcome Rev. Mary Alice Birdwhistell as Highland’s next Pastor! Mary Alice’s first Sunday is scheduled for August 16. On Sunday, June 14, the Pastor Search Committee announced … Continue reading

General Highland

In-Person Worship Covenant

Highland Baptist Church invites you and members of your worship unit to attend in-person worship in our Sanctuary. Please carefully read the following Attendance Covenant. Registering for worship confirms that you agree to the following requirements: I will refrain from … Continue reading

Give

Annual Christmas Store Gift Donations

Highland is excited to once again serve our community through The Christmas Store at Highland! For the past seven years, this store has served as a wonderful way to build relationships through shopping for Christmas presents with families we have … Continue reading

Jim England

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

When I first considered what to offer in this space, I landed on a famous essay by philosopher Peter Singer. In “Famine, Affluence, and Morality,” which you can find on Google and read in full, Singer attempts to recast our … 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

May 30 “In the Year That King Uzziah Died” by Lauren Jones Mayfield

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 to view Sunday’s bulletin. Click here to view the video of Sunday’s service.

Leadership

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Mary Alice Birdwhistell

The “living of these days” for me as your pastor has been quite different than any of us probably imagined it would be at the beginning of this year. Never would I have imagined that we wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading

LGBTQ

Highland Celebrates Pride in Worship This Sunday

This Sunday, June 21, we celebrate LGBTQ Pride and God’s inclusive love in worship! Covid-19 and the current historical movement for black lives have radically altered what Pride month looks like this June in our city and country. As trans … Continue reading

Mary Alice Birdwhistell

June 13 “Sprouting Seeds and Bouquets of Humanity” by Mary Alice Birdwhistell

For a transcript of this sermon, click here. 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 to view Sunday’s bulletin. Click here to view the video … Continue reading

Member Reflections

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Mary Alice Birdwhistell

The “living of these days” for me as your pastor has been quite different than any of us probably imagined it would be at the beginning of this year. Never would I have imagined that we wouldn’t be able to … 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

Christmas Eve Virtual Service

As our staff have planned and re-planned for the Advent and Christmas season at Highland, it has always been challenging to imagine Christmas Eve during COVID-19. We all ache to be back in our sanctuary as a community of faith … Continue reading

News

In-Person Worship Covenant

Highland Baptist Church invites you and members of your worship unit to attend in-person worship in our Sanctuary. Please carefully read the following Attendance Covenant. Registering for worship confirms that you agree to the following requirements: I will refrain from … Continue reading

Partnerships

August is Global Missions Month

The Global Partnerships Mission Team welcomes you to our special emphasis on global mission work for the month of August. We partner with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) to highlight the work of field personnel around the globe, collect a … Continue reading

Perry Dixon

April 25 “Cornerstones and Chattering Stones” 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 to view Sunday’s bulletin. Click here to view the video of Sunday’s service.

Recovery Ministries

Church Welcomes Rev. Mary Alice Birdwhistell As Pastor

Personnel Ministry Group, Pastor Search Committee, and Staff have begun our work to welcome Rev. Mary Alice Birdwhistell as Highland’s next Pastor! Mary Alice’s first Sunday is scheduled for August 16. On Sunday, June 14, the Pastor Search Committee announced … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

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

Renee originally shared this story with our families with children a little over a week ago in our weekly family e-newsletter, but it seems that in this week of treading new paths, it still very much applies. It is updated … 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

Christmas Eve Virtual Service

As our staff have planned and re-planned for the Advent and Christmas season at Highland, it has always been challenging to imagine Christmas Eve during COVID-19. We all ache to be back in our sanctuary as a community of faith … Continue reading

Sermons

June 13 “Sprouting Seeds and Bouquets of Humanity” by Mary Alice Birdwhistell

For a transcript of this sermon, click here. 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 to view Sunday’s bulletin. Click here to view the video … Continue reading

Staff

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Mary Alice Birdwhistell

The “living of these days” for me as your pastor has been quite different than any of us probably imagined it would be at the beginning of this year. Never would I have imagined that we wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Mary Alice Birdwhistell

The “living of these days” for me as your pastor has been quite different than any of us probably imagined it would be at the beginning of this year. Never would I have imagined that we wouldn’t be able to … 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 Celebrates Pride in Worship This Sunday

This Sunday, June 21, we celebrate LGBTQ Pride and God’s inclusive love in worship! Covid-19 and the current historical movement for black lives have radically altered what Pride month looks like this June in our city and country. As trans … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Return to In-Person Worship: Confidential Vaccine Survey

Highland’s staff and COVID Task Forces are working diligently to create a safe and welcoming in-person worship experience that reopens in June. We are relying upon medical wisdom and CDC guidance to create protocols that build trust and allow individuals … Continue reading

Urban Ministry

Mission Opportunities During the Pandemic

As these days of social distancing amidst the pandemic persist, we seek ways to be present and accountable to the organizations that we serve beyond the walls of Highland Baptist. The Mission and Justice Ministry Group, along with several mission … Continue reading

Worship

June 13 “Sprouting Seeds and Bouquets of Humanity” by Mary Alice Birdwhistell

For a transcript of this sermon, click here. 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 to view Sunday’s bulletin. Click here to view the video … Continue reading

Young Adults

Christmas Eve Virtual Service

As our staff have planned and re-planned for the Advent and Christmas season at Highland, it has always been challenging to imagine Christmas Eve during COVID-19. We all ache to be back in our sanctuary as a community of faith … Continue reading

Youth