Christmas Eve Virtual Service

As our staff have planned and re-planned for the Advent and Christmas season at Highland, it has always been challenging to imagine Christmas Eve during COVID-19. We all ache to be back in our sanctuary as a community of faith … Continue reading

Highland Celebrates Pride in Worship This Sunday

This Sunday, June 21, we celebrate LGBTQ Pride and God’s inclusive love in worship! Covid-19 and the current historical movement for black lives have radically altered what Pride month looks like this June in our city and country. As trans … Continue reading

Church Welcomes Rev. Mary Alice Birdwhistell As Pastor

Personnel Ministry Group, Pastor Search Committee, and Staff have begun our work to welcome Rev. Mary Alice Birdwhistell as Highland’s next Pastor! Mary Alice’s first Sunday is scheduled for August 16. On Sunday, June 14, the Pastor Search Committee announced … Continue reading

Introduction to Pastor Candidate Mary Alice Birdwhistell; Virtual Call Weekend June 11-14

The Pastor Search Committee enthusiastically recommends Mary Alice Birdwhistell as the next pastor for Highland Baptist Church. Mary Alice is currently serving as Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, Texas. Though she has been in Waco for 11 … Continue reading

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Renee Purtlebaugh

One of my favorite moments during this season of being healthy at home (week 7, but who’s counting?!) happened this past Sunday morning just before our online worship service began. Many of you know that each week I’ve been emailing … Continue reading

Holy Week Services 2020: God of Promised Lands and Wilderness Journeys

When the trusted points of our lives are lost, may we become free to embrace God’s re-creation of our way of living. Highland’s 2020 Holy Week Schedule Holy Week services will be streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. … Continue reading

For the Living of These Days—A Word from Renee Purtlebaugh

By nature, I am a future thinker, thinking and planning and playing out what if scenarios in my mind. Sometimes, this skill is incredibly helpful. For example, it allows me to plan for children’s activities, think ahead to might what … Continue reading