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Bible studies and small groups meet to help us learn more about our faith and to grow in our relationship with God and one another.

Small Groups

Since Christianity's earliest days, followers of Jesus gathered in one another's homes for meals and times of prayer.  Participation in such small groups was a central part of early Methodism.  That tradition continues at Highland!  We encourage every disciple of Jesus to be part of a small group where you:

    • Help each other to grow and deepen his/her faith, being able to see God at work in the world around us.
    • Fellowship and build a community of relationships with one another
    • Take care of one another in good times and difficult times
    • Serve together

Interested? Curious about groups going on at Highland and how you can participate? This fall we'll have at least five groups meeting in homes and two groups meeting at the church. Contact Rev. Janet Baucom and she'll be glad to help you get plugged in.

Curious about how we structure our small groups? Need a little guidance for a new group? Click here for more info.

Friday Morning Women's Study

The Redemption of Scrooge by Matt Rawle (Friday Women’s study)

Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am

4 weeks beginning November 16

Room 202

Led by Rev. Janet Baucom (janet@highlandumc.org)

Ebenezer Scrooge is a man in dire need of a second chance. Is redemption possible for such a greedy, dark, and sad character? Join us as we head into the holiday season as we explore how the teachings of Jesus can be found in Dickens’s Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol.

Everybody Always by Bob Goff (Friday Women’s study)

Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am

5 weeks beginning January 4

Room 202

Led by Rev. Janet Baucom (janet@highlandumc.org)

Lawyer, professor, and dynamic speaker/writer Bob Goff offers Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People to challenge us with the question: What happens when we give away love like we're made of it? This entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry.

Monday Evening Bible Study

Minor Prophets

Mondays 6:30 - 8 PM beginning September 10

3rd-floor Assembly Room

Led by Rev. Dr. Alan Swartz, Rev. Bruce Taylor & Connie Williams

The Old Testament books of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, and Micah are among a collection called the "minor prophets," however there is nothing "minor" about these lessons that teach God and his potential impact on your life. This study, one of The Life Change series, is an ideal tool for digging deeper into Scripture. We will explore the life and times of these prophets, and come to know God in a new and transforming way by looking at how the prophets' words point us to our ultimate redemption through Christ.

1 Thessalonians

Mondays 6:30 - 8 PM beginning January 14

3rd-floor Assembly Room

Led by Rev. Dr. Alan Swartz & Connie Williams

The new believers in Thessalonica had maintained their faith in the face of persecution, but they misunderstood the second coming of Christ. Hoping to correct it, the Apostle Paul sent instructions about how to live in anticipation of Christ's return. In his letter to them, 1 Thessalonians, Paul's teaching provides helpful guidance for all Christ-followers on what it means to live as a Christian in the face of an uncertain world.