Highland Church of Christ Weekly Bulletin

WEEK OF SUNDAY, JANUARY 12,  2020
Order of Worship

RESTORE HIGHLAND
Discernment Process
Visit highlandchurch.org/discernment-process for additional resources and information about the discernment process or email  for more info.

Jan. 19 - Combined Class in Auditorium
Jan. 26 - Bible Classes Meet
Feb. 2 - Combined Class in Auditorium
Feb. 9 - Bible Classes Meet

Restore Highland Groups Launch Lunch
Sunday, Jan. 26 | 12:30-1:30pm | Highland Atrium
Ever wondered what smaller communities at Highland are like? Whether you are wanting to join a group or are currently apart of a group, the Restore Highland Groups Launch Lunch is for you. We will share a meal together as we discuss the upcoming semester, reveal our Spring groups curriculum, next steps for entering a group, and how to deepen an existing group. To reserve your spot, visit highlandchurch.org/groups

Highland Cares Equipping Event
Saturday, Feb. 1 | 9:00am-Noon
Everyone is invited to join us to learn from Dr. Eddie Sharp as he speaks on: “Preparing the Caregiver’s Heart” and “Tools for the Caregiver’s Toolbox”. Those serving, or are interested in serving, in a Highland Cares role are asked to attend a short meeting afterward until 1:30pm.  Breakfast, lunch, and childcare provided with registration. To register, email or visit highlandchurch.org/highland-cares

Monday Night Ladies’ Class
Mondays starting Jan. 27 at 6:30pm / Room 110
We will be going through Kelly Minter’s 8-week ‘No Other Gods’ video Bible study. Email to reserve a book.

At His Feet Bible Class
Tuesdays starting Feb. 4 at 9:30 | Rm 110
We will be going through the video and workbook series by Priscilla Shirer, Discerning the Voice of God. For questions or to reserve a book, call Becky at (325) 672-1417.

HIGHLAND UNIVERSITY MINISTRY
Real Mature, Guys.
Sunday morning class is back today at 10:00am upstairs in the University Room. We’re kicking off our new series, Real Mature.

Discipleship In Groups
Sundays at 5:00pm | Highland Atrium
DIG is back next Sunday, Jan. 19 to gather together to process our weeks, discuss personal discipleship, and experience what it means to be known by a smaller group.

MARRIAGE & FAMILY MINISTRY
Mothers of Preschoolers
Highland MOPS meets two Mondays a month during the school year, 9:15-11:30am. Childcare, brunch, and fellowship are included! Email for more info.

re|engage
Mondays starting Jan. 6 | 6:00-7:30pm |
$30/couple (scholarships available) | childcare provided
re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect and offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching, and small groups. re|engage is a 16-week marriage enrichment program and is open to all couples whether they are struggling to get along, have broken relationships, or simply want to grow closer together. There will be three opportunities for you to experience and learn more during the Newcomers Meetings on Jan. 13 and 20. For more info, email

re|engage re|peat
Already gone through re|engage and desiring a deeper dive into the material with others who have also gone through it? This spring, we are offering the opportunity for couples who have done re|engage in the past to form closed groups together. For more info, email

HIGHLAND COUNSELING CENTER
238 Sayles Blvd. | 325-201-3030
Offering individual, couple, family, and group therapy for a range of needs. We have daytime, evening, weekend, and even online options. For more info, call the Counseling Center office.

RESTORE ABILENE
Wednesday Nights at Freedom (941 Chestnut St) & Grace (910 Cypress St) Fellowship: Join us for a meal which begins at 6:00pm at both Freedom and Grace. Bible classes for all ages begin at 7:00pm.
Grace Garden needs individuals or groups willing to plant, harvest and weed the winter garden and spring/summer garden. Times would vary according to your schedule. If interested, contact Joe at 325-661-1661 or  

Faith & Finances is a financial education class for everyone. The class will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:00–8:00pm starting Jan. 30. There is a $5 book fee, with dinner & childcare (ages 3-10 yrs. old) provided each week. Applications are available at the Info Desk or email for more info.

Consider becoming a Faith & Finance Ally. Allies support, encourage, and walk through the same aspects of financial education during the class. Email for more info.

Abilene Hunger Coalition: Our first meeting to discuss the 2020 Kids Eat Free Summer Feeding Program is Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 1:00pm at the Highland Food Pantry (701 Walnut). RSVP by emailing

RESTORE THE WORLD
Itu, Brazil: Crescimento Limpo (Clean Growth) offers housing, job opportunities and discipleship to individuals who find themselves homeless. We use our urban farm, café and halfway house as spaces to create restorative connections welcoming the Kingdom of God in Itu, Brazil.

Peacemaking in the Muslim Majority World: Last summer two Highland members went to Beirut to attend an international peacemaking conference sponsored by our partner, IMES.  They experienced moving personal stories and heard discussions about similar perceptions of God among different faiths. If you’re interested in hearing more about this experience, or in going to the conference this summer, contact

South East Asia: Ryan and Ning Binkley, along with their 3 children (Lane, Knox, and Fara) have served in Chiang Mai, Thailand since 2016. Their work is focused on partnering with Thai churches and organizations (Urban Light and Eden Ministries) that are combating human trafficking.

HIGHLAND CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Children’s Check-In - Your child’s safety is important to us!
Our Children’s Ministry uses a check-in system with name tags for your child and a parent pick-up tag for you. There are check-in stations in the areas right outside of the auditorium and the Nursery Suite, as well as the North and South Foyers.

His Kids Worship (Children 3-5 yrs | Room 113 off the South Foyer) Preschool children are invited to join this special time of worship prior to the sermon beginning. Nursery (Birth-30 Months | Off the South Foyer) The Nursery is a joyful place where we care for babies during our Sunday morning services. Additionally, the Nursery Suite includes two unattended spaces, the Mom’s Nursery and Family Room, for parents who prefer to stay with their baby or toddler. Assembly Care (31-36 Months | North Foyer - Preschool Purple Room) We welcome the wiggles in our assembly care room. It’s a happy place where your toddler can stay and play during our worship service.

Bible Classes for all ages meet at 10:00am. For help in finding the appropriate class, stop by the nursery suite (South Foyer) or the His Kids Ministry Info Desk (North Foyer). We hope you will join in this special time of learning God’s word and finding your place in God’s story.

Wednesday Night Classes for birth-5th grade meet begin this Wednesday at 7:00pm. For class info and locations, visit the His Kids Info desk in the North Foyer.

Save the Date: Friday, Feb. 7 - Daddy & Daughter Dance, 7:00-9:00pm. Mark your calendars and watch for details coming soon.

HIGHLAND STUDENT MINISTRY
Reminder: Sunday, January 19th, we will join the combined Bible class in the auditorium. We will have donuts and coffee upstairs after class for a short debrief time.

Student Ministry is always looking for ways to be better connected and more communicative. The primary way we communicate is through email. You should be receiving weekly emails with updates about HSM. If you are not, please email

Huddles resume this week! We will see you 7:00-8:00pm on Wednesday.

Parent Huddle: 7:00-8:00pm in University Room on Wednesday nights. Purpose is to equip parents to be the primary spiritual leaders in their children’s lives, and to be a way for parents to have community.