Adults

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

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

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Carol Harston

Which stained glass window do you notice when you sit in Fellowship Hall at a business meeting or weekly dinners? Which window catches your eye during worship? Do you ever choose a specific seat in Fellowship Hall or the sanctuary … Continue reading

Children & Families

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

Churchwide Gathering

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

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

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

Congregational Life

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Carol Harston

Which stained glass window do you notice when you sit in Fellowship Hall at a business meeting or weekly dinners? Which window catches your eye during worship? Do you ever choose a specific seat in Fellowship Hall or the sanctuary … 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

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Carol Harston

Which stained glass window do you notice when you sit in Fellowship Hall at a business meeting or weekly dinners? Which window catches your eye during worship? Do you ever choose a specific seat in Fellowship Hall or the sanctuary … Continue reading

Give

Honoring the World’s Most Neglected through the Offering for Global Missions

From Bali, Canada, Malaysia and dozens of places in between, you will find God working and changing lives through Cooperative Baptist Fellowship ministries. The CBF Offering for Global Missions provides funding for the powerful ministries of more than 130 CBF … Continue reading

Jim England

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

Last week, I spoke at a camp for runners held on church grounds in Indiana. The invitation came from a friend, a young woman I met when she was a teenager at a church where I was the interim pastor. … 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

Honoring the World’s Most Neglected through the Offering for Global Missions

From Bali, Canada, Malaysia and dozens of places in between, you will find God working and changing lives through Cooperative Baptist Fellowship ministries. The CBF Offering for Global Missions provides funding for the powerful ministries of more than 130 CBF … 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

June 16 “An RC, a Moon Pie, and the Holy Spirit” by Bojangles Blanchard

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.

Member Reflections

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Carol Harston

Which stained glass window do you notice when you sit in Fellowship Hall at a business meeting or weekly dinners? Which window catches your eye during worship? Do you ever choose a specific seat in Fellowship Hall or the sanctuary … 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

Children’s Spring Concert Service Sunday, May 19

Please mark your calendars for this Sunday evening, May 19, at 6:00 p.m., in the sanctuary, for Highland’s annual Children’s Spring Concert Service. It will be a wonderful evening with our children, ages 3 through the 5th grade, singing the … Continue reading

News

Honoring the World’s Most Neglected through the Offering for Global Missions

From Bali, Canada, Malaysia and dozens of places in between, you will find God working and changing lives through Cooperative Baptist Fellowship ministries. The CBF Offering for Global Missions provides funding for the powerful ministries of more than 130 CBF … 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

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

I have been thinking a lot about what Highland has taught me about life and faith recently. Often when I survey public discourse from Christians, most of the voices conservative, I find little in common with the understanding of the … Continue reading

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

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

     There’s a chill in the air this morning as I write from the comfort of my front porch. The sun surrounded by a yellow glow hasn’t yet risen above the trees. The birds are chirping and flying about, and … 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 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

Summer Sunday Schedule Begins June 2

Over the summer, life at Highland Baptist ebbs and flows as children and youth leave and return from camp, families travel, and we take a break from our Wednesday night dinner and programming. While we are not a school system, … Continue reading

Sermons

June 16 “An RC, a Moon Pie, and the Holy Spirit” by Bojangles Blanchard

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 Perry Dixon

I have been thinking a lot about what Highland has taught me about life and faith recently. Often when I survey public discourse from Christians, most of the voices conservative, I find little in common with the understanding of the … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Carol Harston

Which stained glass window do you notice when you sit in Fellowship Hall at a business meeting or weekly dinners? Which window catches your eye during worship? Do you ever choose a specific seat in Fellowship Hall or the sanctuary … 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

June 16 “An RC, a Moon Pie, and the Holy Spirit” by Bojangles Blanchard

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.

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

June 16 “An RC, a Moon Pie, and the Holy Spirit” by Bojangles Blanchard

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

Summer Sunday Schedule Begins June 2

Over the summer, life at Highland Baptist ebbs and flows as children and youth leave and return from camp, families travel, and we take a break from our Wednesday night dinner and programming. While we are not a school system, … Continue reading

Youth