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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 p.m. the church Conference Room. We'll provide lunch and Pastors Alan and Charlie 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 April 8.  So we can have enough food, please let us know that you are coming by the prior Wednesday.  You can register here or call the church office during business hours at 919-787-4240.

Pub Theology: Different Brews, Different Views

Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM at Buffalo Brothers on Lake Boone Trail.

Next meeting is Tuesday, April 10!

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.

2018 Holy Land Tour Information Meeting

Monday, April 2, 2018, 6 – 7 PM in the Conference Room
Steve Brown, and Harold and Sue Salmon, are hosting a tour to the Holy Land, October 29 – November 8, 2018.  Steve is holding an information meeting for anyone who has an interest in journeying where Jesus walked and ministered.  This trip will give you a greater appreciation of the land of Jesus and the Bible.  Curious? Join us at Highland on the 12th.

United Methodist Men

We will hold our April United Methodist Men's breakfast and program on Saturday, April 14th at 8:30am in the Bradley Center.  Our guest speaker will be Mr. Rick Beech, VP of Faith Relations for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Please come join us for a great home-cooked breakast, awesome fellowship, and what promises to be an enlightening presentation by Rick on what Habitat/Wake is doing these days.

United Methodist Women

April Circle Schedules

Circle 8

Circle 8 will meet in the Conference Room on April 17 at 2:00 pm to complete their study of Adam Hamilton’s book Confronting Controversies.  Doris Krueger and Martha Robinson are the contact people if you would like more information about this group.

Women who are in prison really appreciate donations of toiletry items that we all take for granted.  In May 8, Circle 8 will host all women of Highland for an afternoon of preparing gift bags of toiletries for women prisoners.  Please start collecting the following items: Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Tooth Brushes, Tooth Paste, Lotion, Deodorant, Baby Powder for this important ministry!

Circle 1

If you would like to get to know JoAnn Swartz better, join Circle 1 on April 9th at 9:30 AM in the Conference Room. Joanne will tell her journey of being a pastor's wife. Bring a small snack to share. Visitors are always welcome – Suzanne LaRocca is the contact for Circle 1.

Circle 7

Come eat and sing with Circle 7 on April 2!  Everyone is invited to come for dinner at 5:45 at Stonehenge Tavern. Then at 8:00, they will gather in the ABC dining room in the Springmoor health center for a singalong. Jo Anne Swartz will play the piano for us and music is provided.  Guests are welcome, and if you need more information, Ann Pearce or Donna Kelly can help!

UMW Mission Studies in April

Want to learn more about missionary work in the United Methodist Church (fun fact:  The UMC has three missionary conferences across the US)? A seminar on our missionary work, along with a study looking at major covenant relationships in the Bible will be held on Saturday, April 28 from 9-1 at St. James UMC here in Raleigh.  These sessions offer an opportunity to learn and discuss these ideas with women from across our conference. You do NOT have to be actively participating in UMW at Highland—these seminars are open to all! If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Roxie Lee Floyd and let her know which date, which study, and the number of people.