Adults

Beloved Is Where We Begin: Lent in 2018 at Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin It was late October 2017, and Highland’s Worship Ministry Group was at Gethsemane for a day-long retreat. The day away from our busy lives held time to be together, to pray, and to work for … Continue reading

Advent 2012 Devotionals

Advent Devotional: Wednesday, December 25 – Christmas Day

  What were once “ordinary” Christmases for us are no longer so. The hustle and bustle involved in finding just the right gifts, coordinating with four households to schedule several-day visits with other family members, hurriedly celebrating at home, then … 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

Highland Sponsors Refugee Family

Formal Relationship with Nyirankamiye Family Coming to a Close Highland members have poured Love upon our new friends from the Congo over the last few months, but our co-sponsorship of Odetta’s family is coming to a close. Sponsorships through Kentucky … 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

A Time to Listen: Faith Formation at Highland by Carol Harston

As I begin my fifth week as Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Congregational Engagement, I must pause to let you know how good it is to work among the great riches that is the faith formation already at work … Continue reading

Children & Families

Beloved Is Where We Begin: Lent in 2018 at Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin It was late October 2017, and Highland’s Worship Ministry Group was at Gethsemane for a day-long retreat. The day away from our busy lives held time to be together, to pray, and to work for … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Choral Concert at Highland, February 21

Highland welcomes Coro Vocati in concert on Wednesday, February 21, 6:15 p.m. Coro Vocati is a group of professional singers based in Atlanta, called to create music at the highest level of choral artistry. Dr. John Dickson serves as conductor … 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

Learn More about Highland: Upcoming Highlights Class

If you are a new or prospective member, you will want to attend the upcoming Highlights class on Sunday, February 4, 3:00-6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. This class is part of the process for becoming a member of Highland, and is … Continue reading

Congregational Life

Beloved Is Where We Begin: Lent in 2018 at Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin It was late October 2017, and Highland’s Worship Ministry Group was at Gethsemane for a day-long retreat. The day away from our busy lives held time to be together, to pray, and to work for … Continue reading

Deacons

My Faith Story by David Wells

It has been a real spiritual experience as I have reflected back on my spiritual journey which all began at a small, rural Disciples of Christ Church in Jessamine County. My extended family attended there for many years. In fact, … Continue reading

Emily Hull McGee

Thinking Together – March 24, 2015

Highland, you are exactly who I’ve always said you are and known you to be. Over the course of our life together, I have readily enjoyed any opportunity I have to tell Highland’s story. I’ve shared with people about your … Continue reading

Friday Church

Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper December 29

Please join us on Friday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner! We will be serving a variety of soups, breads and desserts. Dinner will be followed by singing along to great music and … Continue reading

General Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin: Lent in 2018 at Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin It was late October 2017, and Highland’s Worship Ministry Group was at Gethsemane for a day-long retreat. The day away from our busy lives held time to be together, to pray, and to work for … Continue reading

Give

HBC Got Skillz Set for February 25

The 2018 edition of HBC Got Skillz, the annual fundraiser that helps our youth ministry with its mission work at/with Touching Miami With Love, is just around the corner. Below are some important tibdits of information about this event. HBC … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

January 21 “In Conclusion: Look Forward” by Joe Phelps

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.

Justice

“More Than a Word” Documentary Screening, January 18

Highland’s Parents for Progress Bible Study and the Anti-Racism Team will host a screening of More Than a Word (2017) on Thursday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. Directed by John and Kenn Little (Standing Rock Sioux), More Than a Word … Continue reading

Lauren Jones Mayfield

“More Than a Word” Documentary Screening, January 18

Highland’s Parents for Progress Bible Study and the Anti-Racism Team will host a screening of More Than a Word (2017) on Thursday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m. Directed by John and Kenn Little (Standing Rock Sioux), More Than a Word … Continue reading

Leadership

Congregation Approves Recommendation from Pastoral Interim Committee

With an approval rate of 98.6%, the congregation voted on Sunday, January 21, to accept the recommendations of the Pastoral Interim Committee which included employing Rev. Jim England to serve as our Interim Preacher and to recognize Rev. Nina Maples … Continue reading

LGBTQ

Highland Responds to Illumination Project Report

Last Friday, the Governing Board of CBF voted in favor of a new hiring policy in replacement of a previous hiring policy, in place since 2000, which discriminated against all LGBTQ people. With the new policy, an “implementation procedure” has … Continue reading

Member Reflections

Compassionate Neighbors Testimony by Billy Flood

Full disclosure, when I was approached about giving my financial witness, mentally I froze and wondered, exactly WHEN was the last time I gave and what was the amount? Being an artist and an adjunct professor, “FLUSH” is not exactly … Continue reading

Morocco

Highland Creates Retreat for Moroccan Workers

Thanks to the creative vision of Highland’s Global Missions Ministry Group, a training and healing retreat took place last weekend in Morocco for exhausted and traumatized students who work with refugees from across Africa who are stuck in Morocco. Highland … Continue reading

Music

Choral Concert at Highland, February 21

Highland welcomes Coro Vocati in concert on Wednesday, February 21, 6:15 p.m. Coro Vocati is a group of professional singers based in Atlanta, called to create music at the highest level of choral artistry. Dr. John Dickson serves as conductor … Continue reading

News

Beloved Is Where We Begin: Lent in 2018 at Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin It was late October 2017, and Highland’s Worship Ministry Group was at Gethsemane for a day-long retreat. The day away from our busy lives held time to be together, to pray, and to work for … Continue reading

Nina Maples

Liminal Wonderings… by Nina Maples

The word “liminal,” comes from the Latin word, limens, which means, threshold. Liminal space is about occupying a position on both sides of a boundary. We experience liminal space in tangible ways, when we encounter parking lots, the doctor’s waiting … Continue reading

Partnerships

HBC Got Skillz Set for February 25

The 2018 edition of HBC Got Skillz, the annual fundraiser that helps our youth ministry with its mission work at/with Touching Miami With Love, is just around the corner. Below are some important tibdits of information about this event. HBC … Continue reading

Perry Dixon

December 31 “On Redemption and New Life” 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

Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper December 29

Please join us on Friday, December 29, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner! We will be serving a variety of soups, breads and desserts. Dinner will be followed by singing along to great music and … Continue reading

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

Beloved Is Where We Begin: Lent in 2018 at Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin It was late October 2017, and Highland’s Worship Ministry Group was at Gethsemane for a day-long retreat. The day away from our busy lives held time to be together, to pray, and to work for … Continue reading

Senior Adults

Beloved Is Where We Begin: Lent in 2018 at Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin It was late October 2017, and Highland’s Worship Ministry Group was at Gethsemane for a day-long retreat. The day away from our busy lives held time to be together, to pray, and to work for … Continue reading

Sermons

February 18 “Love and Soul Work” by Jim England

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

Liminal Wonderings… by Jim England

I write this with a mixture of anger, disappointment, and heartache. The school shootings have been on my mind as I am sure they have been on yours. I keep seeing the mom with the ashes on her forehead gathering … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

Letters from Your Ministers

November 14, 2017: Carol Harston Where were you 20.5 years ago when Joe Phelps first became Pastor of Highland Baptist Church?  Some of you can tell stories of where you sat during the call weekend, the first sermon you heard, … 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

Beloved Is Where We Begin: Lent in 2018 at Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin It was late October 2017, and Highland’s Worship Ministry Group was at Gethsemane for a day-long retreat. The day away from our busy lives held time to be together, to pray, and to work for … Continue reading

Uncategorized

Jan 20 Evening Fellowship Cancelled for Inclement Weather

Due to today’s weather, Wednesday night fellowship (dinner and classes for all ages) will be cancelled for tonight, January 20. As a reminder, Highland follows JCPS and its decisions on school cancellations regarding Wednesday night fellowship. Please make every effort to stay … Continue reading

Urban Ministry

EmpowerWest Unites Local Churches

EmpowerWest is a collection of pastors and congregations committed to joining hands in unity and passion for God’s justice, particularly as it relates to the conditions and needs of West Louisville, our city’s predominantly black and poorer section.     … Continue reading

Worship

Beloved Is Where We Begin: Lent in 2018 at Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin It was late October 2017, and Highland’s Worship Ministry Group was at Gethsemane for a day-long retreat. The day away from our busy lives held time to be together, to pray, and to work for … Continue reading

Young Adults

Beloved Is Where We Begin: Lent in 2018 at Highland

Beloved Is Where We Begin It was late October 2017, and Highland’s Worship Ministry Group was at Gethsemane for a day-long retreat. The day away from our busy lives held time to be together, to pray, and to work for … Continue reading

Youth