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Full Court Press Family Retreat

Full Court Press Family Retreat

Saturday, February 23, 11am

Playing basketball requires stamina, commitment, and practice. It is a team sport where teammates work together and coaches guide players to victory. Maybe there are some lessons that we can learn from basketball that also apply to the practice of faith.

 Families of preschoolers, children, and youth are invited to join us on center court – that is Highland Hills – for a day retreat focused on faith and family. We will look at how we can pass on faith to our children and make sure their head is in the game. We will “enter his courts with praise” as we spend time worshipping together. Finally, we will truly experience the game of basketball as we end the afternoon cheering on the Mercer Bears from the private box at Hawkins Arena. 

 Full Court Press Family Retreat will take place on Saturday, February 23 beginning at 11:00 a.m. This retreat is for preschoolers, children, youth, and parents. During the retreat, there will be times for the different age groups to engage in separate spiritual formation and times when we will come together for an intergenerational experience.

 The retreat will begin at Highland Hills at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be provided, and there will be childcare for preschoolers. The retreat will end at 3:00 p.m. when we will make our way to Mercer for the 4:00 p.m. basketball game. There is no cost for the retreat, but sign-up is required. Call the church office or sign-up below to make your reservations by Wednesday, February 20.

Caring for Our Children

Caring for Our Children

This is just a reminder to our families with children for safety reasons the downstairs entrances are locked during the Sunday morning worship service. The doors will be locked from 11:05 a.m.– 12:05 p.m. If you arrive late for worship or need to leave the worship service early, you will need to access the nursery area from inside the building.

Our church values the safety of our children, and updates to our automated security system are currently in process.

Wednesday Nights for Children and Youth

Wednesday Nights for Children and Youth

Wednesday evenings at Highland Hills are busy days for our preschoolers, children, and youth. Our teachers keep our students engaged in wonderful learning opportunities that heighten and enrich their growing faith.

During the five o’clock hour our preschoolers, children, and youth have choir rehearsals. While our preschoolers have fun learning and playing with musical activities, our children and youth are busy preparing for upcoming performances. Our children will begin work on their Spring presentation and an anthem to be sung on Palm Sunday. The Youth Choir will be getting ready for Winter Jubilate. They will spend the weekend of January 19-20 preparing songs that will be presented at Highland Hills on Sunday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. All preschoolers, children, and youth are welcome to add their voices to our choirs as they resume on Wednesday, January 9.

After a delicious Family Night Supper meal, the learning continues as our preschoolers and children participate in Mission Friends and Children on Mission. Our creative teachers guide these young hearts to explore the joy of sharing God’s love through ministry and missions. They learn about the work of missionaries and have opportunities to be missionaries themselves as they join our church in various mission projects.

At 6:30 p.m. our youth fill the Youth Room with laughter and conversation as they explore God’s word for them in Bible Study led by our youth intern, Elizabeth O’Dell.

There is a place for you and your family on Wednesday nights at Highland Hills as we all learn and grow in faith together.

HHBC Family Pool Party & Cookout

HHBC Family Pool Party & Cookout

Friday, August 24, 2018

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Opportunities for the Week — August 26 - September 3, 2018

Opportunities for the Week — August 26 - September 3, 2018

Sunday, August 26
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Morning Worship

Wednesday, August 29
8:00am
Men's Prayer Breakfast
6:00pm
Family Night Supper
6:30pm
Porch Party to Kickoff Music & Missions
7:10pm
Sanctuary Choir

Sunday, September 2
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
11:00am
Morning Worship

Monday, September 3
Labor Day
Church Office Closed

Promotion Sunday and Blessing of Students

Promotion Sunday and Blessing of Students

Sunday, August 19

For our children, celebrating birthdays and graduations is a big part of growing up. They look forward to these and other milestones with joy and eagerness. The preschoolers, children, and youth of Highland Hills get that same feeling when Promotion Sunday rolls around.

Sunday, August 19, is Promotion Sunday for our church. On this day, our students will begin the morning in their current Sunday School classes, and then at 10:30 a.m. we will promote those who are going into new classes and departments.

A highlight of this day will take place in worship when we present our first graders and seventh graders with a new Bible. Children and youth in this age group are taking giant steps into new ministry areas of our church. We like to mark this occasion with the gift of a new Bible from our congregation.

Also during worship on this Sunday, we will have a Blessing of Students. Preschoolers, children, and youth are encouraged to bring their school backpacks to worship for a time of individual blessing and to receive a gift to carry with them throughout the school year.

Bible Presentations to First Graders and Seventh Graders

Bible Presentations to First Graders and Seventh Graders

Sunday, August 19

Children in first grade and youth in seventh grade are taking giant steps into new ministry areas of our church. We like to mark this occasion with the gift of a new Bible from our congregation. On Sunday, August 19, we will present our first graders and seventh graders with new Bibles during the morning worship service.

First Graders:
Logan Hall
Reece Huston

Seventh Graders:
Jacob Davis Ellie Mincey
Conner Davis Ethan Nash
Lock McMahon

You’re Invited: Summer Sunday School for Children

You’re Invited: Summer Sunday School for Children

Sunday School is one of the most valuable ministries that we offer through our Children’s Ministry at Highland Hills. In these classes our children are taught the stories of our faith and how to apply the truths of these stories to their lives.

This summer our first through sixth graders will have the opportunity to be a part of a new Sunday School experience. Beginning June 3, our children will start a series of lessons and experiences that will focus on the invitation to join God in God's work in the world.

The class will begin at 9:45 a.m. with a gathering time where the children will enjoy a light breakfast snack, upbeat music, and a fun gathering activity. Accepting God's invitation will be the theme of each biblical lesson. Throughout the summer the children will be involved in a continuous art project, as well as participate in ministry projects that will focus on caring for the world.

Even though school is out and the pace of life slows down during the summer, the study of God’s Word continues at Highland Hills. Join your friends in Bible study this summer, and discover God’s invitation for you to be a part of God’s work in the world.

Opportunities for the Week — July 29-August 5, 2018

Opportunities for the Week — July 29-August 5, 2018

Sunday, July 29
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
Summer Psalms - An Adult Bible Study in the Great Room
11:00am
Morning Worship

Wednesday, August 1
8:00am
Men's Prayer Breakfast

Sunday, August 5
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
Summer Psalms - An Adult Bible Study in the Great Room
11:00am
Morning Worship
 

Opportunities for the Week — July 22-29, 2018

Opportunities for the Week — July 22-29, 2018

Sunday, July 22
The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
Summer Psalms - An Adult Bible Study in the Great Room
11:00am
Morning Worship
6:00pm
Tavernsong

Wednesday, July 25
8:00am
Men's Prayer Breakfast

Sunday, July 29
The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

9:45am
Sunday School
Summer Psalms - An Adult
Bible Study in the Great Room
11:00am
Morning Worship

Rolling River Rampage VBS

Rolling River Rampage VBS

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July 9-13, 9-Noon

Get ready to roll down the river at Vacation Bible School this summer! Rolling River Rampage VBS is calling rafters who have completed 3K through 6 grade on a whitewater adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime! Along the river, rafters will discover that life with God is an adventure in trust that is full of wonder and surprise. 

Highland Hills will host Vacation Bible School on Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 13, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Children from within our church and throughout our community are invited to be a part of this week of learning as they explore the life of Christ together. At VBS children will experience enriching Bible study, fun songs and dances, engaging recreation, and delicious snacks. Children will also be involved in a ministry project of collecting school supplies for the Kings Park Community Center.

Register HERE or call the church office at 478-746-4846.