Adults

My Turn by Carol Harston

Highland, it is so good to be back living among you in the regular rhythms of our congregational life. Drew begins seeing patients tomorrow in his orthopedic clinic at Norton Brownsboro. The boys are settled into their new schools. And … 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 2013 Devotionals

The 2013 Advent Season at Highland Baptist Church

What Are We Waiting For? Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for Christ’s birth. Together in this 2013 Advent season, we will explore the theme What Are We Waiting For?, as we seek after the One who promises … Continue reading

Austin Echols

Thinking Together Column 12/13/2016

I was blessed to hear Sunday’s choral presentation twice. The first time, I was baptized in lyric and harmonies so deep and luscious that my heart overflowed with gratitude. We were presented a masterful work from poet and composer (our … 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

My Turn by Carol Harston

Highland, it is so good to be back living among you in the regular rhythms of our congregational life. Drew begins seeing patients tomorrow in his orthopedic clinic at Norton Brownsboro. The boys are settled into their new schools. And … Continue reading

Children & Families

Parent Chat: Time (scarcity vs. abundance), September 23

Time seems to be one of those commodities that is always in short supply. From the second we wake up, the mantra of “I don’t have enough time” takes over. Often we think of scarcity and abundance in terms of … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Congregational Conversation on Immigration Sunday, September 24

We invite the church to a short, 30-minute congregational conversation this Sunday, September 24, at 12:15 p.m., in the Commons. Please note: due to the short duration of the conversation, a meal and preschool childcare will not be provided. For … 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

Congregational Conversation on Immigration Sunday, September 24

We invite the church to a short, 30-minute congregational conversation this Sunday, September 24, at 12:15 p.m., in the Commons. Please note: due to the short duration of the conversation, a meal and preschool childcare will not be provided. For … Continue reading

Congregational Life

Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner
September 29

We will have a cook-out on the front-lawn of the church on Friday, September 29. Dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by music, fellowship, and an inspirational message. We Do Need Some Help with … 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 Dinner
September 29

We will have a cook-out on the front-lawn of the church on Friday, September 29. Dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by music, fellowship, and an inspirational message. We Do Need Some Help with … Continue reading

General Highland

Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner
September 29

We will have a cook-out on the front-lawn of the church on Friday, September 29. Dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by music, fellowship, and an inspirational message. We Do Need Some Help with … Continue reading

Give

Thinking Together Column 8/8/2017

I love Steven’s Carr’s line from his 9:30 service offertory prayer: “I come to you today, my parent, to ask for  advice: Help me to not be so selfish.” In a world of Abundance, why do we continue to be … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

September 17 “Exodus: from No Way to God’s Way – Part 4: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” 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

Congregational Conversation on Immigration Sunday, September 24

We invite the church to a short, 30-minute congregational conversation this Sunday, September 24, at 12:15 p.m., in the Commons. Please note: due to the short duration of the conversation, a meal and preschool childcare will not be provided. For … Continue reading

Lauren Jones Mayfield

Young Adult Newbie Lunch, October 1

Are you new to Highland and interested in learning more about the Young Adult Ministry. Then you are most welcome to  join us for the Newbie Lunch on Sunday, October 1, at 12:15 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. Chipotle will feed … Continue reading

Leadership

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

LGBTQ

My Turn by Bojangles Blanchard

My Dream You Made Real Seven years ago, Joe invited me to pursue my dream of creating a ministry at Highland Baptist that welcomed and affirmed the LGBTQ community to our church in a way that had not been done … Continue reading

Member Reflections

My Turn by Carol Harston

Highland, it is so good to be back living among you in the regular rhythms of our congregational life. Drew begins seeing patients tomorrow in his orthopedic clinic at Norton Brownsboro. The boys are settled into their new schools. And … 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

Wednesday Night Fellowship For All Ages

Activities for children, youth, and adults are designed to provide opportunity for fellowship around the table, intriguing conversations in small group classes for adults, encountering Christ through music and instruments and mission for children. It becomes a bookmark for your … Continue reading

News

Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner
September 29

We will have a cook-out on the front-lawn of the church on Friday, September 29. Dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by music, fellowship, and an inspirational message. We Do Need Some Help with … Continue reading

Nina Maples

Supper Clubs Forming

All adults are invited to join the fun as we begin forming our fall supper clubs. We will have our kick-off fellowship meal on Saturday, August 26, at 5:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. It is very important that you attend … Continue reading

Partnerships

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

Perry Dixon

July 30 “Refuge and Abundance in the Kingdom of Heaven” 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 Dinner
September 29

We will have a cook-out on the front-lawn of the church on Friday, September 29. Dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by music, fellowship, and an inspirational message. We Do Need Some Help with … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

Parent Chat: Time (scarcity vs. abundance), September 23

Time seems to be one of those commodities that is always in short supply. From the second we wake up, the mantra of “I don’t have enough time” takes over. Often we think of scarcity and abundance in terms of … 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

Holy Week 2017: Listening Hearts

Highland’s 2017 Holy Week Schedule Palm Sunday: April 9, 9:30, 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary                              Lauren Jones Mayfield, Proclaimer Our Palm Sunday services begin our march to Jerusalem … Continue reading

Senior Adults

Wednesday Night Fellowship For All Ages

Activities for children, youth, and adults are designed to provide opportunity for fellowship around the table, intriguing conversations in small group classes for adults, encountering Christ through music and instruments and mission for children. It becomes a bookmark for your … Continue reading

Sermons

September 17 “Exodus: from No Way to God’s Way – Part 4: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” 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.

Staff

My Turn by Carol Harston

Highland, it is so good to be back living among you in the regular rhythms of our congregational life. Drew begins seeing patients tomorrow in his orthopedic clinic at Norton Brownsboro. The boys are settled into their new schools. And … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

My Turn by Carol Harston

Highland, it is so good to be back living among you in the regular rhythms of our congregational life. Drew begins seeing patients tomorrow in his orthopedic clinic at Norton Brownsboro. The boys are settled into their new schools. And … 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

My Turn by Bojangles Blanchard

My Dream You Made Real Seven years ago, Joe invited me to pursue my dream of creating a ministry at Highland Baptist that welcomed and affirmed the LGBTQ community to our church in a way that had not been done … 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

Joe Phelps Participates in Panel Discussion about Race in Louisville

On Friday, August 12, our pastor, Joe Phelps, participated in a panel discussion about “Race in Louisville.” WLKY, in partnership with the Louisville Urban League, guided this 60-minute, commercial-free broadcast. Other panelists were the president of the Urban League, Sadiqa … Continue reading

Worship

Fifth Friday Fellowship Dinner
September 29

We will have a cook-out on the front-lawn of the church on Friday, September 29. Dinner will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m., and will be followed by music, fellowship, and an inspirational message. We Do Need Some Help with … Continue reading

Young Adults

Young Adult Newbie Lunch, October 1

Are you new to Highland and interested in learning more about the Young Adult Ministry. Then you are most welcome to  join us for the Newbie Lunch on Sunday, October 1, at 12:15 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. Chipotle will feed … Continue reading

Youth