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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.

Homosexuality and the Bible

In response to multiple requests from congregants, Highland’s pastors are offering a 3-week study delving into references of human sexuality in the Bible and discussing how we read scripture. Understanding that scheduling conflicts often prevent folks from participating as they like, the class will be offered on three separate occasions, offering the same material each time: Sundays September 8, 15, and 22 during Sunday School; Wednesdays November 6, 13, and 20 at 6:30 PM; and Sundays November 10, 17, and 24 during Sunday School. All sessions will be held in the Conference Room and all interested youth and adults are welcome.

Friday Morning Women's Study

Friday Morning Women’s Study is studying When Did God Become a Christian? by David Kalas, a 6-week study on how we read the Old and New Testaments and find God in all of it. We meet 9:30 - 11:30 AM in room 202 and are led by Rev. Janet Baucom.

Beginning November 15, we begin a four-week Advent study entitled Almost Christmas, drawing on the sermons of John Wesley and looking at the classic Advent themes of peace, hope, joy, and love.

Monday Evening Bible Study

Monday Night Bible Study resumes on September 9 to study the book of Acts, led by Rev. Dr. Alan Swartz and Connie Williams. The group meets from 6:30 - 8 PM in the 3rd-floor Assembly Room. Acts is the book of the church’s beginnings with the Holy Spirit coming in power. Please sign-up in advance by e-mailing Connie.

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? We currently have 6 groups meeting in homes, but there's always opportunities for more individuals and new groups. 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.