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Christmas Eve Services:
5 & 6 PM Services - Cancelled due to severe weather

7 PM - Full Online Service

Special Services (all online):

Songs of the Season Service- Sunday, December 13, 11 AM

Bluegrass Christmas Service - Sunday, Dec. 20, 11 AM

Longest Night Evensong - Monday, December 21, 5 PM

Lessons and Carols Service - Sunday, Dec. 27, 11 AM

Watchnight Evensong - Thursday, December 31, 5 PM

All online services will be available on our streaming site:     View Online Services

Joy of Every Longing Heart

Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

It's been a long year of waiting, waiting for life to return to what we knew before. Advent is also a season of waiting, but this is waiting and anticipating what God is about to do -- in us, and in the world.  Join us as we listen for the kind of good news worth waiting for.

Advent Devotional

We have put together an Advent devotional written by the folks at Highland as both a tradition of the season and another way to help remain connected across our church family.

Click here to receive Advent devotions

Click here to read Advent devotions online

Remembrance Tree

The tree lit on the front lawn is our Remembrance Tree, where lights have been "lit" by members of our family of faith in memory or in honor of friends and loved ones. All proceeds go to support Family Promise, a local agency helping to end homelessness particularly for families.

Songs of the Season

Sunday, December 13, 11 AM

Our Sunday morning online service will feature "Songs of the Season," a collection of musical pieces from different ensembles across Highland's music ministries.

Bluegrass Christmas

Sunday, December 20, 11 AM

Our Sunday morning online service will feature bluegrass-style carols recorded by Highland's bluegrass ensemble.

Longest Night Evensong Service

Monday, December 21 at 5 PM

The Longest Night Evensong is an online service for all, especially those find this a bittersweet time, marked with struggles and grief. We gather together to express sadness and concern, to realize that we are not alone, to remember those in need, and to experience the healing presence of God as we await the coming of Christ.

Christmas Eve Services

5 PM & 6 PM - Brief outdoor candlelight services in the church parking lot (rain or shine)

Everyone is invited to dress for the weather, wear your mask, and spread out on the breezeway above the courtyard as we hear the Christmas story, sing (or hum) beloved songs of the season, and light candles to mark the coming of the Light of the World.

7 PM - Full Christmas Eve service online

Grab your own candle and lighter, and join us for an online service recorded in our sanctuary. Sing favorite Christmas hymns, hear the Christmas story of the past and a word for our current day, light a light to shine in the darkness, praise and welcome the newborn King.

Lessons and Carols

Sunday, December 27, 11 AM

Enjoy the scriptures that tell the Christmas story and sing along with your favorite Christmas hymns during our streamed worship Sunday morning service.

Watchnight Evensong

Thursday, December 31, 5 PM

An online service in the Wesleyan tradition to mark the end of the year and the beginning of new one, to sing songs of praise, and to renew our covenant of life with God.