Adults

Hanging of the Green Service Sunday, December 1

Please join us on Sunday, December 1, 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

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

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

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

This fall, I have been slowly making my way through Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry compiled by Random House. Her words comfort, shock, delight, and disrupt. For our life together, I offer the concluding lines of “A Brave and Startling … Continue reading

Children & Families

Hanging of the Green Service Sunday, December 1

Please join us on Sunday, December 1, 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 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

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

Alternative Gift Cards Offer Local Support

Please take advantage of this wonderful Christmas gift opportunity. This is Highland’s thirteenth 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

Congregational Life

Friday Church 5th Friday Fellowship November 29

Everyone is welcome to attend the Fifth Friday Fellowship Soup and Chili Dinner on November 29, at 6:30 p.m., before Friday Church. Help Needed: If you would like to help with the Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner; you may bring or … 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 5th Friday Fellowship November 29

Everyone is welcome to attend the Fifth Friday Fellowship Soup and Chili Dinner on November 29, at 6:30 p.m., before Friday Church. Help Needed: If you would like to help with the Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner; you may bring or … Continue reading

General Highland

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

Give

Alternative Gift Cards Offer Local Support

Please take advantage of this wonderful Christmas gift opportunity. This is Highland’s thirteenth 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

December 1 Sermon 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.

Joe Phelps

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

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

Alternative Gift Cards Offer Local Support

Please take advantage of this wonderful Christmas gift opportunity. This is Highland’s thirteenth 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

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

Highland Welcomes All to Thanksgiving Soul Supper on November 21

Highland is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Soul Supper on Thursday, November 21, at 6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. The purpose of the supper is to provide a safe and affirming place for LGBT folk to celebrate Thanksgiving since many are … Continue reading

Member Reflections

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

I am so excited to share this precious family photo with you. My daughter crafted this list on her chalkboard when she was in the first grade and just learning to write. It lists everything for which she gives thanks. … 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

Why I Give by Richard Ryan

Good morning. My name is Richard Ryan. My wife, Cathy, and I have been attending Highland Baptist for about 2 ½ years now. We braved crossing the river from our home in Sellersburg, Indiana, to visit our dear friends of … Continue reading

News

Alternative Gift Cards Offer Local Support

Please take advantage of this wonderful Christmas gift opportunity. This is Highland’s thirteenth 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

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

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

Perry Dixon

October 27 “On Humility” 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 August 30

Everyone is welcome to attend the Fifth Friday Fellowship Pulled Pork Dinner! Help Needed: If you would like to help with the Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner, you may bring or drop off a side dish, bag of chips, and/or a … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

November 10 “An Aerial View” 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

Gather ‘Round: Worship on Sunday, August 18

Highland’s hymn, Look, You Saints, the Cloud of Witness, speaks of “gathering ‘round this sacred place.” We have adopted this well-loved text as your invitation to worship this Sunday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. ALL of our faith community will be … Continue reading

Sermons

December 1 Sermon 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

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Kathy Collier

Google is so thoughtful and yes, I write these words with just a touch of sarcasm along with a smile. Exactly one year ago, I had the assignment of writing this article for the newsletter. I took the opportunity to … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Lauren Jones Mayfield

I am so excited to share this precious family photo with you. My daughter crafted this list on her chalkboard when she was in the first grade and just learning to write. It lists everything for which she gives thanks. … 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 Welcomes All to Thanksgiving Soul Supper on November 21

Highland is hosting its annual Thanksgiving Soul Supper on Thursday, November 21, at 6:00 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. The purpose of the supper is to provide a safe and affirming place for LGBT folk to celebrate Thanksgiving since many are … 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

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

Young Adults

Hanging of the Green Service Sunday, December 1

Please join us on Sunday, December 1, 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

Youth