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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.

Family Movie Night

Friday, July 20

5:30 PM Pizza Dinner, 6 PM Leap!

Come in from the heat, bring a lawn chair or blanket, and join us in Bradley Hall for pizza and a movie. Please RSVP by noon on July 20 to help us make sure we have enough pizza for everyone.  The movie is free, but donations to help cover the cost of the pizza are gladly accepted.

Take-out Church!

The 2018 version of our "Take-out Church" boxes will be available beginning this Sunday.  The box is small enough to fit under a car seat or in a suitcase---so you can take it with you when you travel this summer.  The box contains a number of activities and resources to help children and their families stay connected to God even while travelling.  The box has a few familiar activities, but also some new ones for 2018!

You can pick up a box for your family or for your grandchildren from the reception desk beginning on Sunday, June 10.  --We just ask that you sign the list with your email address and cell number when you pick up a box---this helps us follow-up.

VBS 2018 - A Wonderful Week at the Rolling River Rampage!

Over 210 children enjoyed a week of songs, games, crafts, science, laughter, and learning about Jesus!  A huge thank you goes out to all the youth and adult volunteers who helped to make such a fantastic week.

Sunday School

Our children’s Sunday School hour is an opportunity for your children to hear and learn the stories of our faith.  While learning the stories our children are also building relationships with their age-group peers and loving adults.  Our elementary and preschool classes use the Deep Blue Curriculum by Cokesbury.

Sunday School begins at 9:20 and concludes at 10:20 so that families may worship together at the service of their choice.   Our elementary children (K-5) start together in room 202 at 9:20.  Our Opening Time Together includes music, the Bible story for the day and learning about our mission offering for the month.  At approximately 9:35/9:40 the children move to their classrooms for the remainder of the SS hour.

Preschool 3’s, 4’s and 5’s meet in Room 103

Kindergarten and 1st Graders in Room 205

2nd Graders in Room 201

3rd  Graders in Room 203

4th and 5th Graders in Room 202

Nursery Care

Our very youngest children begin to know that the church is a safe and loving – and fun! – place in our nursery.  Our nursery staff and volunteers are trained and screened.  Children up to age 5 may stay in the nursery during the worship services.  The nursery is in Room 107.

Children’s Choirs

Highland’s Children’s Choirs are for all children ages 3 through 5th grade who enjoy singing, playing musical games and rhythm instruments, fellowship with others their age, and providing a music ministry to others both inside and outside the church.   Children do not need to be a member of the church to participate.  All rehearsals are on Wednesdays from September until May.   Contact our children’s choir director, Jo Anne Swartz for more information.

Cherub Choir
Ages 3 – Kindergarten – Choir Room
4:45 – 5:15 PM

Chorister Choir
Grades 1 – 5 – Choir Room
5:15 – 5:45 PM

Wednesday Activities

Following our Wednesday evening meal during the school year, children grades pre-K – 5th are invited to participate in our children’s ministry time, which varies through the seasons.  We meet 6:30 – 7:30 PM.

Serving Together

You are never too young to serve!  Many of our service projects are designed to allow for parents and children to work together to serve God and our neighbors.   Opportunities include:

  • Stop Hunger Now
  • Crop Walk
  • Sleep Out to End Homelessness
  • Care and Share Breakfast
  • Family Promise
  • Random Acts of Kindness Month