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Preparing for the Advent Season

Advent Devotional:

We will be putting 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. If you would like to participate, click here to claim a spot in the devotional. Please write a 300-400 word Advent reflection and send it to Pastor Amanda as soon as possible.
CALLING ARTISTS OF ALL AGES!!! We would love to include your art submissions in our devotional. There is a sign up slot for artists as well. Again, submit them to Pastor Amanda as soon as possible.

Click here to receive Advent devotions

Advent In a Box:

This Advent season will be like the rest of 2020 - different. Here is a resource for Highland families to experience Advent in your homes as we worship together. Families of any age or structure can participate: homes with small children, with youth, to homes with adults - whether plural or single. Each box will contain an Advent wreath form and instructions, along with various activities and online resources. More information will be sent to you depending on the box you select. Sign up at this link by Nov. 15 to receive a box.

Remembrance Tree:

We are continuing the tradition of remembering friends and loved ones during the holidays by purchasing a $10 light in honor or memory of a special someone.  The tree will be on Highland's front lawn during December. All proceeds go to support Family Promise.
To purchase a light, e-mail Amy Massey (amymassey69@att.net) by December 1 with the following information:

1)Your name
2) who the light is purchased in honor of or in memory of
3) who the recognition letter should be mailed to
4) their mailing address.
Send $10 per light to Highland via check marked "Remembrance Tree" or give through our online system.

Christmas Eve Services:
5 PM - Brief outdoor service of Story, Song, and Candlelight (Parking lot)

6 PM - Brief outdoor service of Story, Song, and Candlelight (Parking lot)

7 PM - Full Online Service

Special Events & Services (all online):

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

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

Longest Night Service - Monday, December 21, 7 PM

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

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.

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.

Stay tuned!

Additional Advent details, including information about our Longest Night service, will be posting soon.