Happy Thanksgiving!

Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a National Holiday in 1863. Here is his proclamation:

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.”

Highland family, let us gratefully acknowledge one another with one heart this Thanksgiving, as Lincoln encouraged us to, offering honor to our Lord. I am grateful to have each of you in my life.

Happy Thanksgiving,


Building Campaign Commitment

Highland Community Church has been approached by God-fearing men who see the glory of our Lord revealed in the work of Highland. They have asked to assist us by helping us gain a facility to serve the various roles our church plays within the North Highland neighborhood.

The plan has been underway for years! It took a great amount of time to pray and search out the direction our Lord would have us take. Plus, we had to acquire enough property continuous with our current lots to even consider building where we are currently located.

At the start of this year, we acquired enough property to get serious about moving forward with fundraising. It initiated in March of 2018 and we now have just over 1.2 million dollars committed toward the project! Wow! I remain in a constant state of awe. We are working to raise 2 million dollars, total.

Highland, we have committed to raising $25,000 toward this goal. This amount is above regular tithes and offerings. I ask that you consider contributing to this work of God unfolding before our very eyes. To give, you can notate on your offering-envelope on Sunday mornings that your gift is to be offered to the building campaign, or you can give online. Please select “building fund” as your cause from the menu at the top of the screen. Thank you to all who have already contributed. I am excited to take this journey with you.

I love you. I am grateful for you.

To Him be all glory,


Hope Vs Disappointment Tomorrow.

Highland family, tomorrow we will continue to see how the devoted love of Ruth reflects how we are to care for family member’s during times of great concern. If you would like to catch up, the sermon is available on our website from last week.

We will also continue to pray, asking the Lord to grant us revival, by way of Him responding to our broken and repentant hearts. Let this brokenness produce within us a hunger and a thirst for righteousness that causes us to rejoice over the Word and work of God, for His name.

Join us. I look forward to seeing you.

I love you,