Adults

What Ever Happened to Those Ministry Surveys?

At long last, all the ministry surveys that were completed have been compiled! Each individual response has been entered into a spreadsheet, which has already been put to good use. Staff have already utilized the information as they have recruited … 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

Update on Syrian Family The Community Missions Ministry Group received word this morning that, once again, the Bakdaliehs, the Syrian family who we are co-sponsoring, were removed from their flight to the United States. They were expected to arrive at the Louisville airport … 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

What Ever Happened to Those Ministry Surveys?

At long last, all the ministry surveys that were completed have been compiled! Each individual response has been entered into a spreadsheet, which has already been put to good use. Staff have already utilized the information as they have recruited … Continue reading

Churchwide Gathering

Wednesday Night Fellowship For All Ages

The rhythms of the fall are upon us, as we begin again our new church year. One of these rhythms of the school year is Wednesday night programming, and if you are reading this article, you should know that Wednesday … Continue reading

Community Outreach

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

Congregational Life

What Ever Happened to Those Ministry Surveys?

At long last, all the ministry surveys that were completed have been compiled! Each individual response has been entered into a spreadsheet, which has already been put to good use. Staff have already utilized the information as they have recruited … 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

Friday Church Connects Through Music

Many people find a connection to God through music. When we hear songs that speak to us, it is because we can relate to some or all of what’s being sung. This past Friday evening, our very own Fred Bogert, … Continue reading

General Highland

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

Give

Highland Sponsors Refugee Family

Update on Syrian Family The Community Missions Ministry Group received word this morning that, once again, the Bakdaliehs, the Syrian family who we are co-sponsoring, were removed from their flight to the United States. They were expected to arrive at the Louisville airport … Continue reading

Joe Phelps

August 21 “The Gift of Standing Tall” 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

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

Lauren Jones Mayfield

Highland Sponsors Refugee Family

Update on Syrian Family The Community Missions Ministry Group received word this morning that, once again, the Bakdaliehs, the Syrian family who we are co-sponsoring, were removed from their flight to the United States. They were expected to arrive at the Louisville airport … 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

Member Reflection by Molly Braun

My son moved up to the kindergarten Sunday school class this morning and joined Mom in “big” church. It brought tears to my eyes watching him take in the sacred space that has meant so much to me in my life. … 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

What Ever Happened to Those Ministry Surveys?

At long last, all the ministry surveys that were completed have been compiled! Each individual response has been entered into a spreadsheet, which has already been put to good use. Staff have already utilized the information as they have recruited … Continue reading

News

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

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

Update on Syrian Family The Community Missions Ministry Group received word this morning that, once again, the Bakdaliehs, the Syrian family who we are co-sponsoring, were removed from their flight to the United States. They were expected to arrive at the Louisville airport … Continue reading

Recovery Ministries

Friday Church Connects Through Music

Many people find a connection to God through music. When we hear songs that speak to us, it is because we can relate to some or all of what’s being sung. This past Friday evening, our very own Fred Bogert, … 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

What Ever Happened to Those Ministry Surveys?

At long last, all the ministry surveys that were completed have been compiled! Each individual response has been entered into a spreadsheet, which has already been put to good use. Staff have already utilized the information as they have recruited … Continue reading

Sermons

August 21 “The Gift of Standing Tall” 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

Member Reflection by Molly Braun

My son moved up to the kindergarten Sunday school class this morning and joined Mom in “big” church. It brought tears to my eyes watching him take in the sacred space that has meant so much to me in my life. … 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

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

Member Reflection by Molly Braun

My son moved up to the kindergarten Sunday school class this morning and joined Mom in “big” church. It brought tears to my eyes watching him take in the sacred space that has meant so much to me in my life. … Continue reading

Young Adults

Wednesday Night Fellowship For All Ages

The rhythms of the fall are upon us, as we begin again our new church year. One of these rhythms of the school year is Wednesday night programming, and if you are reading this article, you should know that Wednesday … Continue reading

Youth