Adults

Young Adults Celebrate Community on Fall Retreat

This past weekend, the Young Adults of Highland Baptist Church retreated to Camp Pyoca, just south of Brown County, Indiana. The retreat was titled “Belong: Knowing Self, Finding Community” and was inspired by Brene Brown’s book Braving The Wilderness.  Together, we … 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

Open House for Halter Family, Highland’s Supported Missionaries, Sunday, September 30

Please join us to celebrate and learn more about the wonderful medical work of our own Sarah (Belcher) Halter and her husband Dr. David Halter on Sunday, September 30, 2:00-5:00 p.m. (presentation at 3:00), in Fellowship Hall, hosted by Jean … 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

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

On Sunday mornings, we gather to read litanies, hear carefully prepared proclamation, and share our  traditional exchanges: “May the peace of Christ be with you.” With the exception of a recent Sunday when one of my sons yelled, “AND ALSO … Continue reading

Children & Families

Hanging of the Green Service This Sunday

Please join us this Sunday, December 2, at 6:00 p.m., for a joyous service as we adorn our sanctuary and prepare our hearts for the Advent season. Music of the season will lead us in the lighting of candles, hanging … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

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

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

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

Congregational Life

For The Living of These Days—A Word from Walter McWhorter

Much like Highland’s membership, our buildings and systems are a mixture of old and new. There is much here that has stood faithfully during decades of use and much that injects new life into these sacred halls. We use it … 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 Dinner, November 30

Please join us on Friday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper! We will be serving chili. Supper will be followed by singing along to great music and hearing an inspirational message! If you … Continue reading

General Highland

For The Living of These Days—A Word from Walter McWhorter

Much like Highland’s membership, our buildings and systems are a mixture of old and new. There is much here that has stood faithfully during decades of use and much that injects new life into these sacred halls. We use it … Continue reading

Give

Alternative Gift Cards Offer Local Support

Please take advantage of this wonderful Christmas gift opportunity. This is Highland’s twelfth year to offer this ministry, and organizations around town look forward to partnering with us now. This year, Highland’s mission community offers the following cards: Habitat for … Continue reading

Jim England

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

“For the living of these days”… a line from Harry Emerson Fosdick’s hymn of the same name, implies the facing of difficult challenges in our days. At this moment, my own challenges are more personal. The long illness and death … 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

Alternative Gift Cards Offer Local Support

Please take advantage of this wonderful Christmas gift opportunity. This is Highland’s twelfth year to offer this ministry, and organizations around town look forward to partnering with us now. This year, Highland’s mission community offers the following cards: Habitat for … Continue reading

Leadership

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

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 Walter McWhorter

Much like Highland’s membership, our buildings and systems are a mixture of old and new. There is much here that has stood faithfully during decades of use and much that injects new life into these sacred halls. We use it … 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

For The Living of These Days—A Word from Walter McWhorter

Much like Highland’s membership, our buildings and systems are a mixture of old and new. There is much here that has stood faithfully during decades of use and much that injects new life into these sacred halls. We use it … 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

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

Perry Dixon

December 9 “Reclaiming a Shared World, Together” 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

Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner, November 30

Please join us on Friday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m., for the Friday Church Fifth Friday Fellowship Supper! We will be serving chili. Supper will be followed by singing along to great music and hearing an inspirational message! If you … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

December 2 “Hope Against Hope” 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

Christmas Eve Services

Highland offers two Christmas Eve Services for your family and friends to attend. The service at 4:00 p.m. includes singing Christmas carols and reading the Christmas story as we wonder at the coming of the Christ Child. A candlelight ending … 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

December 9 “Reclaiming a Shared World, Together” 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

For The Living of These Days—A Word from Walter McWhorter

Much like Highland’s membership, our buildings and systems are a mixture of old and new. There is much here that has stood faithfully during decades of use and much that injects new life into these sacred halls. We use it … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

For The Living of These Days—A Word from Walter McWhorter

Much like Highland’s membership, our buildings and systems are a mixture of old and new. There is much here that has stood faithfully during decades of use and much that injects new life into these sacred halls. We use it … 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

December 9 “Reclaiming a Shared World, Together” 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

Young Adults Celebrate Community on Fall Retreat

This past weekend, the Young Adults of Highland Baptist Church retreated to Camp Pyoca, just south of Brown County, Indiana. The retreat was titled “Belong: Knowing Self, Finding Community” and was inspired by Brene Brown’s book Braving The Wilderness.  Together, we … Continue reading

Youth