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Christmas Eve Services:
5 PM - Family Service* with candlelight & communion

7 PM - Traditional Service* with candlelight & communion

Highlights of the Season:

Hanging of the Greens - Saturday, November 27

Advent Workshop - Sunday, November 28, 9:45 AM

Magnificat Cantata* - Sunday, December 12, 11 AM

Bluegrass Christmas* - Sunday, Dec. 19, 11 AM (only service)

Christmas Service* - Sunday, Dec. 26, 11 AM (only service)

Highland is wearing masks and worshipping in-person.

Many of these services (*) will also be available on our streaming site:     View Online Services

Hanging of the Greens

10 AM in Bradley Hall

11 AM in Sanctuary

Join us on Saturday, November 27, as we deck the halls at Highland for the holiday season. We'll be hanging wreaths and decorating trees for our worship spaces. All are welcome to join in the festivities.

Advent Devotions

Advent devotions are available for pick up in the Narthex at Highland (or at the Connection on Sunday mornings), one per family: Wait Upon the Lord is an Upper Room-style devotional focused on passages from Isaiah that we recall each Advent season; Season's Greetings is designed for families with children or youth and provides devotions and discussion prompts about some of the many traditions we celebrate during the Christmas season.

Advent Workshop

Adapting a couple Highland holiday traditions, we'll be having an Advent Workshop for all ages during the Sunday School hour on Sunday, November 28 (9:45) in Bradley Hall. There will be materials for making an Advent wreath that you can use at your home and we'll be making Care and Share baskets for some of Highland's older members. Please bring fresh fruit, low-sugar treats, and single-serving snacks and crackers for the baskets.

Worship at the Connection

Join us at 8:45 AM in Bradley Hall on November 28, December 5, and December 12 for Advent worship for the whole family. We've gotten used to the 3 W's of the pandemic (waiting 6-feet apart, washing hands, and wearing masks), but we're going to look at the 3 W's of Advent: Wait, Watch, and Wonder. Each week will include contemporary music of the season, interactive ways to pray together as a church family, and Holy Communion. Services are also available via live-stream.

The Many Moods of Christmas

Join us on Sunday, December 5 at 3 PM in the sanctuary to hear a variety of Advent and Christmas music performed by instrumentalists and singers associated with Highland. If you are unable to attend the live performance, watch the video premier on YouTube on December 19 at 3 PM. The concert will feature several vocalists, piano, flute, violin, a string quartet, and the HUMRingers handbell choir. You can learn all the details the performance here.

Journey to Bethlehem

An Outdoor Nativity Event for All Ages

Join us outdoors at Highland on Sunday, December 12, 5 - 6 PM for a Journey to Bethlehem. You'll get to walk alongside shepherds and wise men as we all find our way to kneel at the Savior's stable. Dress for the weather and bring the whole family!

Christmas Cantata: Hayes's Magnificat

Sunday, December 12, 11 AM

Our 11 AM traditional service in the Sanctuary will include a presentation of Mark Hayes's Christmas cantata Magnificat, featuring the Highland Choir and a full orchestra led by music director Kevin Quick. (No 8:30 Traditional service that morning.)

Bluegrass Christmas

Sunday, December 19, 11 AM

This service has become a beloved Highland tradition! We'll have only one service on this special Sunday of lessons and bluegrass-style carols in our Sanctuary.

Christmas Eve Services

5 PM - Family Service 

7 PM - Traditional Service 

Join us in the Sanctuary at Highland for the celebration of the season, including beloved Christmas hymns, Holy Communion, and candle lighting. These services will also be live-streamed.

Songs of Christmas

Join us on Sunday, December 26, at 11 AM in the Sanctuary for a service of Christmas celebration and featuring many of our favorite Christmas carols. (There is only the one service that day and no Sunday School.)