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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 in October.  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.

Blessing of the Animals

Join us on Saturday, October 7 at 11 AM on the front lawn of the church for a celebration of our beloved pets. Bring your crowd-friendly pets with you for a blessing and hear our children’s choirs sing about the beauty of all God’s creatures and creation.

United Methodist Women

Circle 1 will sell pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch on October 9 from 9 AM - 11 AM & 11 AM-1 PM. Please pick a time appropriate for your schedule.

Circle 7 will meet Monday, October 2nd at 7 PM in the Conference Room. Rich Gwaltney, the Community Engagement Representative from Transitions LifeCare (formerly Hospice of Wake County) will be our speaker. He will discuss "Five Wishes," focusing on changing the way we talk about and plan for care at the end of life. The program will be followed by light refreshments. Co-hostesses are Beth Deaton, Ellen Fortenberry, Cathy Martin and Jo Anne Swartz. Our mission for the month is Transitions Life Care. Those who are meeting for supper, gather at Qdoba in Olde Raleigh at 5:45 PM.

Circle 8 will meet Tuesday, October 10th, at 2:00 PM, in the Parlor. We will continue our video study and discussion of Adam Hamilton's Confronting the Controversies.

Reserve the date! Circle 7 invites Circle 1, Circle 8 and all women of the church to join us Monday, November 6th at 7 PM in the Conference Room to learn about Loaves and Fishes. The mission of Loaves and Fishes is to empower low-income K-12 youth and their families to overcome individual challenges in order to achieve healthier and more fulfilling lives.

United Methodist Men

The Annual UMM's BBQ will be October 6th.  Advance tickets will be distributed through men of the church.  Volunteers and help is welcome!  Contact Scott Loftin if you want to know how to help.