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Indoor In-person Services

We are currently holding two Sunday worship services:

  • 8:45 AM Connection Contemporary Service in Bradley Hall
  • 9:45 AM Sunday School for all ages
  • 11 AM Traditional Service in Sanctuary

The Connection service and the 11:00 traditional service are both live-streamed.

Sunday Morning Live-streams & Recordings

Adapting Worship

Our worship life will continue to shift and change as we move through this pandemic. Here are some current adaptations in worship as pandemic precautions:

  • Everyone is encouraged to wear masks for worship. Fully vaccinated worship leaders may remove their masks when speaking from the front.
  • Families and households are asked to space themselves out across the worship space.
  • We will pass the peace of Christ from our seats, rather than walking around to hug and shake hands.
  • The nursery is open during Sunday morning worship services for our youngest children.

Connection Contemporary Worship

8:45 AM in Bradley Hall
The Connection offers a comfortable and casual, energetic opportunity for praise and worship. Led by our pastors and the Connection Praise Team, the Highland family comes together to hear contemporary Christian music, to pray together, and to hear God’s Word for us today. We celebrate Holy Communion together most Sundays. Restless children have activities and space to spread out. Whether new to the Christian journey or a more seasoned disciple, all are welcome to come connect with God and each other in this time of worship.

Traditional Worship

11:00 AM in the Sanctuary

Our traditional worship service celebrates the best of our Wesleyan heritage with praise, music, prayer, and proclamation. Our pastors offer biblically-based sermons to proclaim the good news of God’s grace through Jesus Christ. The soaring sound of the organ fills the space as soloists and small ensembles lead the music of our worship at this time. Our pastors offer biblically-based sermons to proclaim the good news of God’s grace through Jesus Christ. We gather around the Lord's table for Holy Communion weekly on the first Sunday of each month at 11:00. All are invited to join this family of faith as it offers its praise and worship to the Lord.

Highland celebrates in worship with special services throughout the year, often marking the holy days and seasons of the Christian calendar. In preparation for the Easter celebration, we begin the season of Lent with an Ash Wednesday service and then we gather on Tuesdays through Lent for a brief time of worship and a light lunch. Holy Week includes services for Palm/Passion Sunday, Maundy Thursday worship, Good Friday worship, and Easter Sunday services. The Advent season is rich with music and programs, two Christmas Eve services, and a Moravian Lovefeast.

In keeping with our Methodist heritage, we celebrate two sacraments at Highland:

Baptism is the outward and visible sign of an inward grace, God’s work in our lives. Baptism marks our entrance into the community of faith and, therefore, is celebrated in the community during Sunday morning worship. Those seeking infant or adult baptism or with questions about this entry into the faith are invited to contact our pastors by e-mail or by calling the church office.

Holy Communion is the sacrament that sustains us and nourishes us for the Christian journey. Gathered around the table, we remember Christ’s sacrifice for us, celebrate God’s love and forgiveness, receive anew God’s gifts of grace, and are reminded of God’s presence in our midst. We celebrate an "open table," meaning that you do not have to be United Methodist or a member of Highland UMC to join us in Holy Communion; all who seek Christ and seek to live in peace with others are welcome. Following our Methodist heritage, we use bread and grape juice to celebrate the sacrament.