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Bible studies and small groups meet to help us learn more about our faith and to grow in our relationship with God and one another.

Monday Women's Bible Study

Join Rev. Janet Baucom on Monday mornings beginning September 13, 10 - 11:30 AM in the Conference Room at Highland. We'll begin the fall with the study Hebrews: Grace & GratitudeContact Janet for information and/or if interested.

Monday Night Study

Join Pastor Alan this fall on Monday nights for a study of N.T. Wright's The New Testament You Never Knew. Classes will be held online, 6:30 - 8 PM, beginning September 20. Contact Pastor Alan to participate or learn more.

Celtic Spirituality and Holy Friendship

Rev. Amanda Bunce from Highland UMC and Rev. Molly White from Hayes Barton UMC are partnering to lead a monthly class on Celtic Theology and Holy Friendship, meeting the first Sunday of the month, 7 - 8 PM, beginning October 3. This class sprang out of a desire to prepare for the October 2022 Celtic Pilgrimage to England/Scotland (space is still available), but this class is open to any who wish to gain a new/old perspective about Celtic theology, Christian history, and the deep roots of Holy Friendship. Come learn and grow with us as we explore the impact of the Celtic Isles on our faith traditions and reconnect with a deeper way of being in the world and in our faith.

The location of the class will rotate between the two participating churches and there be a zoom option as well. If you are interested in participating in the class, please email Pastor Amanda.

Sunday School Online & In-person

Most of our Sunday School classes have resumed meeting in person on Sunday mornings, though some are still functioning with a hybrid in-person/online approach.  Reach out to class leaders for more information about current studies they are doing and how to participate:

Small Groups

Since Christianity's earliest days, followers of Jesus gathered in one another's homes for meals and times of prayer.  Participation in such small groups was a central part of early Methodism.  That tradition continues at Highland!  We encourage every disciple of Jesus to be part of a small group where you:

    • Help each other to grow and deepen his/her faith, being able to see God at work in the world around us.
    • Fellowship and build a community of relationships with one another
    • Take care of one another in good times and difficult times
    • Serve together

Interested? Curious about groups going on at Highland and how you can participate? We currently have 6 groups meeting in homes, but there's always opportunities for more individuals and new groups. Contact Rev. Janet Baucom and she'll be glad to help you get plugged in.

Curious about how we structure our small groups? Need a little guidance for a new group? Click here for more info.