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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 June 10 (we're skipping Mother's Day in May).  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, May 8!

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.

United Methodist Men

The United Methodist Men will hold their May breakfast and program on Saturday May 12th at 8:30am in the Bradley Center.  Please come join us for a great home-cooked breakfast and wonderful fellowship and program!

United Methodist Women

May Circle Schedules

Circle 8

Women who are in prison really appreciate donations of toiletry items that we all take for granted.  On Tuesday, May 8, at 2 PM, Circle 8 will host all women of Highland for an afternoon of preparing gift bags of toiletries for women prisoners.  Please collect the following items for this important ministry: shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, baby powder.  Contact Doris Kruger or Martha Robinson if you need more information.

Circle 1

Circle 1 invites all women of Highland to join them for their end-of-year brunch on Monday, May 14 at 10:00 AM at First Watch restaurant, located at 6109 Glenwood Avenue.  This is a great time to come out and meet new people and enjoy fellowship and a great meal. Suzanne LaRocca is the contact person for Circle 1.

Circle 7

Circle 7 is anticipating our last meeting of this season with our annual fellowship potluck (salads and desserts) at the home of Ann Pearce on Monday, May 7 at 6 PM.  Our 2017-2018 year of Christian enrichment and service featured programs about: Transitions Life Care, Loaves & Fishes, Congregations for Children, Wheels of Hope, and two sing-along events for others in addition to making Valentines for shut-ins and Homeless Kits.  We continue to grow in faith while sharing the joys of our fundamental beliefs with our church family and others in our community.  Donna Kelly and Ann Pearce are the contacts for Circle 7 if you would like more information.