Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service

Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service

The highlight of the Advent Season for many Highland Hills families is the Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service. On Wednesday, December 24, our church family, as well as many guests, will gather to celebrate the birth of Christ. The evening begins with an organ recital by Gerald Carper at 5:00 p.m. and continues with a worship service including communion and candlelight.
 
If the Christmas Eve service has not been a tradition for your family, we invite you to give it a try this year. As you listen to the Christmas classics on the organ, share communion with other families, and leave the sanctuary by the glow of candlelight, your spirit will be calmed and your heart prepared for the birth of our Savior.

Advent Devotional Guides Available

Advent Devotional Guides Available

For several years, our church has provided an Advent devotional booklet to be used during this season. This year’s booklet is titled “Wait for the Lord,” and contains the writings of Henri Nouwen, one of the most popular and beloved spiritual writers. Nouwen offers insights that will add meaning and reflection to our spiritual journey through Advent. The booklets are available for you to pick up from a basket in the Great Room or on the table near the Chapel.
 
We are also providing a resource for our children to use during Advent that will enhance their season of preparation and waiting. Their booklet is titled, “Guess Who’s Coming for Christmas,” and it comes with a sheet of Advent paper chain links to use with the children. These are available for pick up in the children’s area of our church.
 
It is our hope that this resource will become a part of your faith journey through this season of Advent. We hope that the words contained within it will find their way into your heart and will be a source that will nurture your spirit as you prepare to celebrate the coming of our Messiah – Jesus Christ.

Seekers in Sneakers

Seekers in Sneakers

Sunday, January 11, at 5:00 p.m.

The Children’s Ministry of Highland Hills wants to partner with families in helping to share the light with our children. Each year in January, we hold a class for children who are interested in making a profession of faith in Christ and want to follow Christ in baptism. This class is called “Seekers in Sneakers.”

Seekers in Sneakers will be held on Sunday, January 11, at 5:00 p.m. While the children are meeting with our Minister to Children, Ruth DuCharme, parents are invited to join our pastor, Jake Hall, for a casual time of conversation about the ways that parents can guide their children in faith.

Slovakia Mission Trip 2015

Slovakia Mission Trip 2015

June 13-22, 2015

This year, HHBC’s summer mission trip will take our team to the heart of Europe, to serve alongside Dianne and Shane McNary, CBF field personnel in Slovakia. The McNarys live in Kosice, Slovakia, and minister in several communities in both Slovakia and Czech Republic.

The Slovakia Mission Trip leadership team is hoping to gather a team of 10 – 12 adults, with a variety of skills and an eagerness to share God’s love in the Slovak communities.

The mission trip will take place from June 13 through June 22. Team members will minister to the Roma and Slovak communities by working through churches, schools, and other local partners. Projects may include landscaping public spaces, teaching English as a foreign language, promoting good nutrition and health, and caring for and showing love to marginalized children.

Two information sessions have been held to provide more details about the mission trip. Additional information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, December 3, at 5:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m and Thursday, December 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the church parlor. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the trip should attend. Prayerfully consider if God is leading you to join the team and be the presence of Christ to people in need of God’s love and care.

Holiday Office Hours

Holiday Office Hours

As we celebrate Christmas and New Year's, the Highland Hills church office will be closed on December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 2. Our ministers will be available if a need arises.

Opportunities for December 19-28, 2014

Opportunities for December 19-28, 2014

Friday, December 19
6:00 p.m.  Youth Progressive Dinner

Sunday, December 21
Fourth Sunday of Advent
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Morning Worship

 Monday, December 22
 No Handbells

Wednesday, December 24
Christmas Eve
5:00 p.m.  Organ Recital by Gerald Carper
Candlelight Communion Service

Thursday, December 25
Christmas Day
Church Office Closed

Friday, December 26
Church Office Closed

Sunday, December 28
9:45 a.m.  Sunday School
11:00 a.m.  Morning Worship