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The heart of Christian community is real relationships.  At Highland, there is a place for you to connect on a deeper level with other people.  In our studies, small groups, and fellowship you can find your community.

Starting Point

Be our guest at a Starting Point lunch, which is periodically held on Sunday after church at 12:15 PM. We provide lunch and our pastors share about what life in our Highland UMC community looks like.  There will also be time for you to share more about yourself.  Coming to Starting Point is not a commitment to join the church, but a way for new visitors to learn more about the congregation to make a more informed decision about joining in the future. Learn more by contacting Associate Pastor Rev. Amanda Bunce.

Pub Theology: Different Brews, Different Views

Join us on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at Buffalo Brothers on Lake Boone Trail. The concept is simple: beer, conversation, and God. On the second Tuesday of each month, Highland folks meet out in our local community for Pub Theology at Buffalo Brothers on Lake Boone Trail. This is a time to meet with new and familiar faces, to discuss what's happening in the world, and to listen for how God is at work out there. Each month we have a specific topic to discuss, and we provide an open space for different opinions. It's a great way to go deeper in your faith, to invite someone to talk about faith that may be hesitant to come to church, or to build friendships with Highland folk if you're not already connected.  Bring your small group, invite friends who may not otherwise feel comfortable coming to church!

United Methodist Men

The United Methodist Men gather for breakfast at 8:30 AM on the second Saturday of each month. In March 2020, they're meeting at Pam's Farmhouse Restaurant on Western Blvd. (FYI - Pam's is cash only.)

United Methodist Women

Circle 1 will meet on Monday, March 9, at 9:30 AM in the church conference room. Highland’s Youth Director Neil Smith will be our guest speaker. 

Circle 7 will meet March 2 in the Conference Room at 7:00 PM. Our program will be about the Read and Feed program of Wake County. Our program liaisons are B.J. Stallings and Sue Sink. Our mission will be Read and Feed. The hostesses for our meeting are Sabra Andrews, Carol Blue, Ann Chapman, and Beth Deaton. We will meet at Panera on Lake Boone Trail at 5:45 PM if you would like to join together for dinner before the meeting.

Circle 8 will meet on March 10 at 2 PM in the parlor to continue their study of Adam Hamilton’s When Christians Get It Wrong.