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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 on the second Sunday of the month at 12:15 PM the church Conference Room. We'll provide lunch and our pastors will 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.
Our next Starting Point will be March 10.  So we can have enough food, please let us know that you are coming by the prior Thursday.  You can register here or call the church office during business hours at 919-787-4240.

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.

Next meeting is Tuesday, March 12!

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 in Bradley Hall on the second Saturday of each month.  Their next gathering will be Saturday, March 9 featuring guest speaker Rev. Amanda Bunce. This is a great opportunity to get to know our newest pastor!

United Methodist Women

Circle 1 meets Monday, March 4, for "Soup Making" day. (This is a week earlier than we normally meet.) Come join us at 9:30 AM at the home of Melanie Wyatt (8119 Dreamy Way) to make vegetarian soup for the ESL gardeners for their Wednesday lunches prior to working in the church garden. We have a fun time, and it's for a worthy cause.

Circle 7 will meet at 7 PM in the Conference Room on Monday, March 4. Our program and our mission for the evening will be Carroll's Kitchen, a nonprofit enterprise restaurant designed to end homelessness for women in Raleigh. They create opportunities for single women experiencing homelessness via a "grab and run" breakfast and lunch place on the corner of Wilmington and Martin Streets.

Highland will be hosting a UMW District Mission study on April 6. Click here for more details.