Highland Church of Christ Weekly Bulletin

WEEK OF SUNDAY, APRIL 11,  2021
Order of Worship

HIGHLAND SCHEDULE

Today 

Bible Classes Begin Today at 10am.

In person Bible classes begin at 10am today. Class descriptions and room assignments are available here. We are excited to be together again! We know that not everyone is ready to return to the building yet, so we will continue an online class offering through May.

Worship and Livestream at 11am

We remain at one worship service today, and it begins at 11am Each week more people are returning to in-person worship, and we are thankful for the vaccines making this possible. However, if you haven’t received your COVID vaccine, we strongly encourage those who are 65 years or older, have underlying health conditions, or serve as a caregiver for someone at risk, to join us from home via the livestream.

At this time, masks are required at all Highland gatherings.

Each week more people are returning to in-person worship, and we are thankful for the vaccines making this possible. However, if you haven’t received your COVID vaccine, we strongly encourage those who are 65 years or older, have underlying health conditions, or serve as a caregiver for someone at risk, to join us from home via the livestream.

      • This Wednesday
        • Freedom Fellowship will share a time of praise and worship at 6:30pm. Grab and go meals will be served following the worship service. Masks are required, and social distancing will be observed.
        • Grace Fellowship will have an indoor worship service at 6pm, followed by a grab and go meal at 6:30pm. Masks are required, and social distancing will be practiced.
        • Join us for His Kids Ministry at the Prayer Wall at 6:30pm on Highland’s main Facebook page. It’s not just for kids, and we’d be honored to worship with you and write your prayer on the wall.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

April 18

• Bible classes meet at 10am, worship at 11am.

April 25

• We return to two services with a 9am acapella service and an 11am instrumental service. Bible classes will meet from 10-10:45.

RESTORE HIGHLAND

In light of Governor Abbott’s recent executive order  lifting the statewide mask mandate, you may wonder what this means for Highland.  Our leaders have decided that we will continue to require masks at all Highland gatherings for the immediate future. The elders and ministry staff will continue to monitor the COVID situation in our community. We remain steadfast in our desire to be good neighbors, protect the most vulnerable among us, and act out of love, not fear. We are thankful for your willingness to keep our church, our neighborhood, and our city as safe and healthy as possible.

Today's Online Bible Classes

We’re beginning a new online series this week - “God Speaks:Favorite Verses from Scripture. Charles Smith is today’s teacher. Link here: https://youtu.be/-SAd1Z42c-o

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE AND HIGHLAND CARES MINISTRY

The weeks of social and physical distancing have made life challenging for many of us. Our elders and ministers know there are many physical, emotional and spiritual needs among our members, and the Highland Cares Ministry offers numerous options if you need help or want to volunteer to help. Go to www.highlandchurch.org/connect for more information.  Our Share the Joy fund is also available to assist Highland families in financial need. For questions about Share the Joy funds, contact Dickie Porche,

Highland Counseling Center - 

The Highland Counseling Center is available for individual, couple and family therapy through a HIPAA approved, confidential online platform.  During this time of social distancing, loss, limited resources and decreasing energy outlets, you may find yourself needing extra help. We are still here to serve you.  Please visit our website, http://highlandchurch.org/counseling, to learn more about our services, check out our online resource list and to meet our counselors.  Call 325-201-3030 with questions and help setting up an appointment.

RESTORE ABILENE

HIGHLAND FOOD PANTRY

At Highland, we believe in generously sharing God’s love and peace.

The Highland Food Pantry is an important part of our ministry in the Abilene community by providing food for our neighbors during this uncertain time. COVID-19 has changed how the pantry operates, and curbside service has been the method we’ve used during the past year.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer at the Pantry, work shifts are available. Click on the link below to sign up for a time. 

Pantry Sign Up

The Highland Food Pantry on Walnut and the Abilene Hunger Coalition are recruiting 3-4 individuals to work at the Food Pantry this summer. Duties include serving meals to help reduce community hunger, assist in the development of the 3-week summer feeding program, and help with general operations at the Highland Food Pantry 

The AmeriCorp term is from June 7-August 14. AmeriCorp applicant interviews will be conducted via Zoom until Friday, May 14, or until all positions are filled. Contact Becky Almanza, , for more information about this opportunity.

RESTORE THE WORLD

Restore the World Partners 

For information and updates about our Restore the World partners and initiatives, check out the Highland website. Please join us in praying for these vital ministries in Brazil, Myanmar, Thailand and Lebanon.

RESTORE THE WORLD

STEWARDSHIP REPORT

Your generous giving throughout the uncertainties of COVID-19 has been an encouragement and blessing to our church and to our ministry partners in Abilene and throughout the world. Thank you for your faithfulness.

APRIL 4, 2021 - $53,944.03

WEEKLY GOAL - $38,675.00

14  WEEK AVERAGE - $39,884.42