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Students of all ages, along with teachers and administrators, are headed back to school. In this time of new beginnings, we celebrate the end of summer and seek God's blessings for a wonderful year ahead. Join us on Sunday, August 26, as we rejoice and offer encouragement for the weeks and months to come.

Blessing of the Backpacks

In all three worship services (8:30, 10:30, and 11:00 AM), we will ask God's blessing on all our students and teachers beginning a new year of learning and growing. Students are encouraged to bring their backpacks to worship and will receive a small gift to help remember God's presence with them throughout the year.

Promotion Sunday in Sunday School

During the Sunday School hour, all children ages 3-5th grade and their parents are invited to a special celebration in the Conference Room.  We will start by honoring our 6th graders as they move up to the youth division, then have a variety of games and activities for children and their parents to mark the beginning of a new Sunday School year.  If your child feels anxious about coming to Sunday School, then this is the perfect Sunday to give it a try because we will all be together (kids and adults) for most of the hour. If you have questions about Sunday School or if you would be interested in learning how you can volunteer to help please contact Amy Takahashi.

Youth End of Summer Celebration

Join us in Bradley Hall (Highland's fellowship hall/gym) from 3 - 5 PM to reconnect with friends, hang out, play games and have fun. New to Highland's youth group? Come meet youth leaders and get to know other kids. There will also be a new youth parents orientation time with information about fall activities.

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Children's End of Summer Celebration

Join us on the front lawn for a party at 4:30 PM! We’ll have a water slide, sprinklers, crafts, hotdogs, and sno-cones. Everyone is invited; bring a friend!

Learn more about Children's Ministries