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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 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 October 14.  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, November 13!

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, October 13.  Please note that Novembers's meeting will be a week early, November 3, and will feature guest speaker Duane Reaugh's annual presentation about the latest in technology and gadgets.

United Methodist Women

Circle 1 will support our youth and enjoy fellowship time on Monday, Oct 8 as we sell pumpkins from 9 AM -1 PM. If the pumpkins are delayed, we will still have a general meeting in the conference room at 9:30. Please join us – everyone is welcome!

Circle 7 looks forward to our Monday, November 5 meeting where we will learn about "With Love from Jesus," an Evangelical outreach to the needy in Wake and Johnston Counties.It provides food, clothing, prayer, and hope to over 3,000 people a month. Linda Williams, the founder and Chief Coordinating Officer, will be our featured speaker. We will meet in the Conference Room at 7 PM. Those wanting to enjoy supper together will gather at Q'doba in Olde Raleigh at 5:45 PM.

Circle 8 will meet on Tuesday, October 9, at 2 PM in the Parlor to continue our study of Adam Hamilton’s Christianity’s Family Tree.

Packing Flu Kits

Everyone is invited to join the United Methodist Women as they pack flu kits for Alliance Medical Ministries on Monday, November 12 at 9:30 AM. Younger helpers are welcome to work with us, as it's a school holiday!