Highland Presbyterian Church​ seeks to be a diverse and inclusive Christian Community as we embody the love and forgiveness of Jesus by serving the Community and the World, drawing people to Christ.

Highland Happening

July 5th, 2024

Worship this Sunday



Join us for worship this Sunday, July 7th as Pastor Matthew is back from vacation and we will focus on Mark 6 where Jesus was rejected in his home town and then Jesus sends the disciples out into the world on their first mission.  This Sunday is also Communion Sunday and we will celebrate the Last Supper together. 


For the summer, we will have a one-page bulletin in worship for the summer season. We will take out a few pieces that you would normally see in the bulletin, namely the words of the scripture passage and a weekly schedule. We will print copies of the email bulletin that will have the wording for the scripture passage for those who would like to read along. Copies of those will be available alongside the bulletin on Sunday.  

  




Watch the service live on our Facebook page at 10:30 a.m.

Bulletin (PDF)
Bulletin (Word)

Free Little Neighborhood Item of the Week


Our Free Little Neighborhood Item of the week is summer supplies.  The weather is getting warmer, and people will be outside more often.  Pick up sunscreen, bug spray, a hat or any other items that would be useful during the summertime. 

Happy Highlanders Cumberland Theater 

Tuesday, September 17


The highly anticipated Happy Highlanders event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17, when we will attend the Cumberland County Playhouse comedy, Unnecessary Farce. We will carpool from Highland to Crossville, enjoy the show, have an early dinner after at the Homestead Harvest Restaurant at Cumberland Mountain State Park, and return to Highland. The show is at 1pm (Central), so we will plan to leave at 10:45. Tickets need to be purchased by mid-August. Please contact Pastor Matthew to purchase your ticket for $25.

Plastic Free July 2024


Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic, so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.

 

Are you looking for ways to be part of the solution to plastic pollution? This July, join with people worldwide who have pledged to reduce their plastic waste by choosing to refuse single-use plastic. 

 

Getting started is easy. Just go to:

https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/campaigns/small-steps-big-difference/.


Whether you’re a beginner looking for a few single-use plastics to avoid, ready to take next steps, or want to share with others, the website has lots of ideas and resources to inspire you to help reduce plastic waste every day at home, work, school, and within the community. Best of all, being part of Plastic Free July will help you to find great alternatives that can become new habits forever. 

Online Sustainability Conference

July 9, Noon-1 p.m. EST

 

The Sustainability Committee invites you to attend a free virtual one hour course with Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger to discuss his book, Creation Care Discipleship: Why Earthkeeping is an Essential Christian Practice. This course is free, but registration is required. 

 

Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger is Leonard and Marjorie Maas Professor of Reformed Theology at Hope College and speaks regularly on environmental issues. He serves as the chair of the board of trustees for the Au Sable Institute. The session will draw on content from Steven’s latest book Creation Care Discipleship. Follow the link below to learn more. 

 

Why Earthkeeping is an Essential Christian Practice

Prayers, Concerns and Joys

Please pray for our members, families, and friends.


We lift-up prayers for those among our community who are shut in. Be with them as they are separated in body from their loved ones.


War Zones - Prayers were lifted up for all those who live in war zones all around the world and that leaders might step up to resolve the many issues leading to our current wars.


Schenk’s Friend - Rich and Carole Schenk lift up prayers for their friend Christina whose special needs daughter, Rachel, has been moved to hospice. Prayers for them during this time. 


Diane Hick’s Brother - Diane’s brother, Bill, was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is receiving treatment. Prayers for his treatment and all who care for him. 


Homeless - Let us pray for those who do not have a safe space to stay on any given night. As warm weather approaches, let us pray for those who are forced by life’s circumstances to sleep outside or wherever they can find. 


Ukraine - Let us continue to keep the people of Ukraine in our prayers as the war there continues on well past two years. 


Palestine and Israel - Prayers for peace and reconciliation as the war between Palestine and Israel continues.

July Birthdays


Phil Baker - July 1st  

David Kemp- July 5th

Sandy Kilgore - July 5th

Stephen Benz - July 16th

Kimberly McMahon-Weller - July 18th

Charles Wortman - July 26th

Zoe Durand - July 27th  

Mary Long - July 28th

Sandy Walker - July 29th

If there are any announcements that you would like to include in the Highland Happening, please email office@highlandpresby.org by noon the Wednesday prior to the Highland Happening going out.

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