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Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs." – Matthew 19:14

At Highland, children can wonder, worship and grow with God.  Sunday school teachers, VBS leaders, the folks with whom we worship--all are working together to help your child know God’s love.

Advent Adventures

Beginning next Wednesday, November 29, we'll be doing a couple weeks of Advent Adventures after dinner.  Our Advent Adventures are open to children, parents, and any interested youth or adults who want to join us at 6:30 PM for Advent activities and crafts, concluding with a brief worship time at 7:15 PM.

Nursery Help Needed in Advent

We have a wonderful nursery staff that provides care for our youngest worshipers on a weekly basis, but during the holidays our staff will be away visiting with their own families. We are seeking a number of volunteers to help staff our nurseries on Sundays December 17, 24, and 31 as well as the evening services on Christmas Eve. Older youth and their parents are welcome to sign-up together. You can click here to sign-up online or call Amy Takahashi at 919-787-4240.

Children's Music Festival

Children in Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to join our children's choir director, Jo Anne Swartz, for a morning of singing and holiday music on Saturday, December 2, 9 AM - 12:30 PM.  There will be fun activities and the kids will learn songs to sing in worship the next morning, Sunday, December 3.  You don't have to be part of the children's choir to participate!  Let us know if you plan to join us.

Children's Christmas Program

Children and their families are invited to gather in the Conference Room on Sunday, December 17 at 4 PM for a time of holiday celebration.

Come As You Are Nativity

Come, young and old, children and adults, to the Sanctuary on Wednesday, December 13, at 6:30 PM, for our annual retelling of the Christmas story:  angels, shepherds, animals in the manger, wise men (and women) who travel from afar -- there's a role for everyone to play!  It's a fairly short program and there's no rehearsals or sign-ups -- just come as you are.

Pride for Parents

The purpose of the Pride for Parents Christmas Store is to celebrate the birth of Christ by providing low-income parents, in need of financial assistance, a way to purchase gifts for their children at affordable prices. Our goal is to preserve the pride and dignity of the families we serve. Instead of giving families in our community a hand-out, we offer a hand-up so that they can purchase their own toys and gifts at a discounted rate. ​

-DONATE new toys, bikes/helmets, games, books, and clothing for infants thru teens.
-DONATE $$ or gift cards and Pride for Parents coordinators will purchase new items for the store. Drop-off locations will be in the Narthex and Bradley Hall; last day to drop-off will be December 10.
-VOLUNTEER by sorting/pricing toys, stocking shelves, greeting shoppers, helping shoppers with selections, gift wrapping or providing snacks for volunteers. There will be four Pride for Parents locations in Raleigh this season. Click here to sign up to help at any of the locations.