The Christmas Season Schedule

Highland Family,

This Saturday is the Christmas Carnival.  It will begin at 11am.  If you would like to help, please plan to arrive at 10:30.  Check in with Rosalyn at the Sign-in station.

This Sunday, our children will put on the 2nd Annual Christmas Performance during the 11am service.  All are welcome to attend.

Saturday, December 23rd, is our 6th annual Boxes of Love Packing and Pass-Out day.  Please plan to come at 9am that morning to enjoy a time of giving.  All are welcome to come and help.

The following Sunday, which is December 24th, we will hold our annual Christmas Brunch.  We will all eat from 9am-10am, then hold an 11am-12am service.  We will not hold any Children’s Ministries that day.  It will be a service of singing and celebrating the birth of Christ.

I will be back in the pulpit Sunday, December 31st.  We will enter into the new year by unpacking the directive Jesus gives us to 'build our house upon the rock.'  This passage provides us clear, Biblical direction, as we move into 2018, together.  Once we complete this Sermon on the Mount Sermon series, we will start a short topical series on Worship.

Merry Christmas.

I love you,

Rob

A Letter From The Roper Family.

To the many people, friends, neighbors, co-workers, family, brothers and sister in Christ who have poured blessings over us by means of prayer, food, gifts, cards, financial support, kind words, love, music and hospitality.  We do not have the words to thank you, so we think and speak the Word of God over you, as you have displayed it over us.

Ephesians 1:15-16: “For this reason I, too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus, which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers.”

Proverbs 11:24-25: “There is one who scatters and yet increases all the more and there is one who withholds yet it results in only in want.  The generous man will be prosperous and he who waters will he, himself, be watered.”

Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me, yet it was kind of you to share in my troubles.”

This journey is not pleasant but it has brought so many blessings from people we have known all through the years and through many walks of life; from childhood friends to friends of our own children.  We love and cherish you all; no act has gone unnoticed.

Finally, I have believed with my whole heart that this is (and was) a journey that God has placed me on in His goodness and understanding.  His timing is without fault.

Philippians 3:10: That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings… vs 12: “Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I make every effort to take hold of it because I also have been taken hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead…”

Pat Roper

Boxes of Love Sign-up Opens November 26th.

Starting November 26th, you may sign someone up to receive a Box of Love. To sign someone up, please contact the church by calling 706.507.5837, or by emailing us.

Be intentional about giving to someone who is in need and take this chance to share the Love of Christ with them.

*Please note: one per person and plan to sign someone up that you would like to bless.

Plan on getting the Boxes on December 23rd, around noon.

- Rob

A Safe Place.

“In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence and children have a refuge” (Proverbs 14:26). 

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Highland, one of our central roles as the church is to impart the eternal truth of the Gospel to our children. I want to thank all of our volunteers who invest their lives into providing our children a safe place to hear about, experience and submit to the Lordship of Jesus.

I am overwhelmed with gratitude for each of you.

- Rob 

The Shape of Our Relationships.

This Sunday, we dive back into our: Sermon on the Mount Series.  Starting tomorrow, we will be tackling Matthew 7:7-12, in which we will see how our relationships with others are reshaped by our relationship with God.  

Here is our text:

“Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who searches finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What man among you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them — this is the Law and the Prophets" (Matthew 7:7-12).

I love you.  I love being afforded the opportunity to serve you.

Join us,

- Rob

 

 

Details for This Sunday.

Highland, this Sunday is our joint-service with Edgewood Baptist Church.  The reason for this joint-service is twofold.  

1. To take part in a citywide outreach that Edgewood does each year called: Love In-deed.  Highland and Truth Spring are honored to be some of the recipients of this citywide outreach, and this service is to celebrate all the Lord has done.

2. Highland is originally a church plant of Edgewood Baptist Church.  So, we use this service as a reunion of sorts to celebrate the faithfulness of our great God!

Here are the details:

At Highland:

Breakfast will be served 30 minutes earlier so that Breakfast Choir will be able to make the trip to Edgewood.  There will be an 11am service at Highland. Billy will lead worship.  Pastor Ronnie Peterson will take the pulpit.  Pastor Ronnie is part of Starting Line, which is a program that I facilitate for the Columbus Baptist Association. This program serves men who are planting churches in our city. Ronnie pastors Overcome Ministries.  I am so thankful for his willingness to serve us.  He is a man who carries himself humbly and seeks to honor the Lord in all that he does.

At Edgewood:

Most of Highland's Praise team and Breakfast Choir will be at Edgewood to take part in their 10:30am service.  Highland tribe, you are welcome to take a field trip this Sunday and join us.

After Services:

Following services, a BBQ lunch will be served at Highland.  We will begin serving around noon.

Join us,

- Rob