Adults

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 Sunday, August 21, at 5:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. What is a supper club? It is … 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

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

On August 1, Louisville will welcome the Bakdaliehs, a new family of Syrian refugees. The Bakdaliehs are an Arabic-speaking family of 6: Basel (30), Nsren (30), Mda (8), Mohammad (3), Ahmad (2), and Wael (5 months). The family fled Damascus … 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

Highland Expresses Gratitude to Carol Harston on June 26

Next Sunday, June 26, is Highland’s chance to express its gratitude for a decade of the excellent ministry of Rev. Carol Harston at a reception in her honor following the 11:00 service. Carol and family move to Durham, NC, for … Continue reading

Children & Families

Member Reflections: “Stonings and Goldfish” by Angela Collins

At Highland Baptist Church, when a baby is dedicated, her church family promises to “tell her the stories of Jesus and teach her the songs of our faith.” I like that—and, actually, those of us who officially teach our church’s … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Highland Expresses Gratitude to Carol Harston on June 26

Next Sunday, June 26, is Highland’s chance to express its gratitude for a decade of the excellent ministry of Rev. Carol Harston at a reception in her honor following the 11:00 service. Carol and family move to Durham, NC, for … Continue reading

Community Outreach

Highland Sponsors Refugee Family

On August 1, Louisville will welcome the Bakdaliehs, a new family of Syrian refugees. The Bakdaliehs are an Arabic-speaking family of 6: Basel (30), Nsren (30), Mda (8), Mohammad (3), Ahmad (2), and Wael (5 months). The family fled Damascus … Continue reading

Congregational Life

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 Sunday, August 21, at 5:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. What is a supper club? It is … Continue reading

Deacons

My Faith Story by Vicki Runnion

I grew up in a small town in east TN, in a Baptist family of the “every time the church doors were open” variety, in a congregation that embodied the meaning of “church family” for me. Becoming a Christian was … 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

Trading My Sorrows at Friday Church by Chris Sanders

I don’t remember when we first sang it.  I don’t know when we decided to make it our weekly theme songs.  (It’s been years.)  I’m told we don’t play it like the recordings, or like other churches sing it.  I … Continue reading

General Highland

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 Sunday, August 21, at 5:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. What is a supper club? It is … Continue reading

Give

Highland Sponsors Refugee Family

On August 1, Louisville will welcome the Bakdaliehs, a new family of Syrian refugees. The Bakdaliehs are an Arabic-speaking family of 6: Basel (30), Nsren (30), Mda (8), Mohammad (3), Ahmad (2), and Wael (5 months). The family fled Damascus … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

July 24 Sermon 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

Kentuckiana Pride Parade with True Colors Ministry June 17

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, a gunman took the lives of 50 people and injured 53 more early Sunday morning in Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. As you also probably know, this coming Friday marks the beginning of … Continue reading

Lauren Jones Mayfield

Highland Sponsors Refugee Family

On August 1, Louisville will welcome the Bakdaliehs, a new family of Syrian refugees. The Bakdaliehs are an Arabic-speaking family of 6: Basel (30), Nsren (30), Mda (8), Mohammad (3), Ahmad (2), and Wael (5 months). The family fled Damascus … Continue reading

Leadership

Highland Welcomes Lauren Jones Mayfield

Lauren Jones Mayfield began her ministry at Highland last Friday, July 1, and is already building relationships and forming ideas for our future together. Lauren was called two months ago by Highland as our Associate Pastor for Young Adults and … Continue reading

LGBTQ

Reflection from Last Weekend by Steven Carr

On Sunday during the 9:30 service, while the event heretofore known as “The Great Clapping Incident of 2016,” I snuck out of the last ten minutes of the service to get something out of my car to pass out after … Continue reading

Member Reflections

Faithful Giving: Music Ministry by Michael Whatley

During services last Sunday, Michael Whatley spoke, on behalf of Highland’s Faithful Giving Ministry Group, on how your financial gifts to our yearly budget impact our Music Ministry. When I hear Austin play the organ, it reminds me of something … 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

Faithful Giving: Music Ministry by Michael Whatley

During services last Sunday, Michael Whatley spoke, on behalf of Highland’s Faithful Giving Ministry Group, on how your financial gifts to our yearly budget impact our Music Ministry. When I hear Austin play the organ, it reminds me of something … Continue reading

News

Highland Sponsors Refugee Family

On August 1, Louisville will welcome the Bakdaliehs, a new family of Syrian refugees. The Bakdaliehs are an Arabic-speaking family of 6: Basel (30), Nsren (30), Mda (8), Mohammad (3), Ahmad (2), and Wael (5 months). The family fled Damascus … 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 Sunday, August 21, at 5:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall. What is a supper club? It is … Continue reading

Partnerships

Highland Sponsors Refugee Family

On August 1, Louisville will welcome the Bakdaliehs, a new family of Syrian refugees. The Bakdaliehs are an Arabic-speaking family of 6: Basel (30), Nsren (30), Mda (8), Mohammad (3), Ahmad (2), and Wael (5 months). The family fled Damascus … Continue reading

Recovery Ministries

Trading My Sorrows at Friday Church by Chris Sanders

I don’t remember when we first sang it.  I don’t know when we decided to make it our weekly theme songs.  (It’s been years.)  I’m told we don’t play it like the recordings, or like other churches sing it.  I … Continue reading

Renee Kenley Purtlebaugh

In Gratitude for Children, Youth Ministries…

As the mother of three boys, I am living proof that it takes a village but I didn’t even realize when I began attending Highland the impact that Highland’s Children’s and Youth Ministries would have on my family. I met Joe, … 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: When the Church ACTS Up: Room for All O Spirit, giving breath to all the earth, we grow in faith and strength from your clear flame. O Wind of heaven, recalled at our rebirth, the world awaits the unity … Continue reading

Senior Adults

Ministry Opportunity Survey—It’s for Everyone!

Have you filled out your Ministry Opportunity Survey yet? We are asking every person in the church, whether you are currently working in a ministry position or not, to complete an application below so we will know of your gifts … Continue reading

Sermons

July 24 Sermon 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

Highland Welcomes Lauren Jones Mayfield

Lauren Jones Mayfield began her ministry at Highland last Friday, July 1, and is already building relationships and forming ideas for our future together. Lauren was called two months ago by Highland as our Associate Pastor for Young Adults and … Continue reading

Stories of God's Transforming Love

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

Trips

Fall Youth Retreat: Beyond Measure

Praise, Reverence, Admiration. Amidst the most beautiful fall day, far away from home, we practiced each. We vowed to take a break from measuring ourselves by our strengths or weaknesses. We allowed ourselves to stop measuring God and wondering, “Is … Continue reading

True Colors

Reflection from Last Weekend by Steven Carr

On Sunday during the 9:30 service, while the event heretofore known as “The Great Clapping Incident of 2016,” I snuck out of the last ten minutes of the service to get something out of my car to pass out after … Continue reading

Uncategorized

April 24: Realities of Human Trafficking Panel Discussion

Those in need of preschool childcare, contact Renee Purtlebaugh by Wednesday, April 20.

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. Following the … Continue reading

Worship

Pentecost this Sunday

Acts 2:1-21: When the Church ACTS Up: Room for All O Spirit, giving breath to all the earth, we grow in faith and strength from your clear flame. O Wind of heaven, recalled at our rebirth, the world awaits the unity … Continue reading

Young Adults

Highland Welcomes Lauren Jones Mayfield

Lauren Jones Mayfield began her ministry at Highland last Friday, July 1, and is already building relationships and forming ideas for our future together. Lauren was called two months ago by Highland as our Associate Pastor for Young Adults and … Continue reading

Youth