What to Expect
When you arrive...
Parking: When you arrive at Highlands, you'll drive in towards the back of the church property. There are some designated 'visitor parking' spaces along the way on your left. If you need to park closer, the "TLC" (Tender Loving Care) and Handicap parking places are on the side of the church buildings. Hopefully, it won't be a long walk from anywhere in our parking area!
We'll be glad you are here! We may not have a 'red carpet,' but you are so welcome in this place!
Look for our "Welcome Visitor" table: We'd like to say hello and we have a gift for you. You can find information about the church here and a friendly face to answer your questions.
While you are here....
Sunday School for all ages starts at 9 a.m. Classes for Preschool - 5th grade are in the "Family Life Center." (That's the big building on the left as you face McCormick Rd.) Our nursery is in The Family Life Center" too. Youth and adults have Sunday School in Harris Hall. If you need help, ask one of the friendly faces you'll find wandering around.
Worship is at 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. (The building with the high peak.) We are casual, moderately traditional, liturgical, inclusive, and have come to appreciate and expect the unexpected.
Casual means you'll see some 'Sunday Dress Up' clothes, but mostly 'come as you are comfortable.' We feel like the 'come to worship' part is far more important than the 'what to wear.'
Moderately traditional means that we have a 'blended worship' atmosphere with a combination of new and old, modern and classic, young and older. Each second Sunday during the school year, our Youth help to lead the worship service.
Liturgical means we follow the liturgical calendar and observe Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and Pentecost. We use the 'lectionary' which is a three-year cycle of scripture readings so that we hear from all parts of the Bible and not just the pastor's favorites.
Inclusive means we want all of God's children, which covers everyone, to feel welcome and wanted. From infants (yes, we have a great nursery) to folks in our growing group of nonagenarians, boys and girls, red, yellow, black, and white. If you are precious in God's sight (and YOU are), you will find a place here.
We take worship seriously but understand that praising God is a joyful opportunity. So we aren't afraid to laugh or cry, as we embrace God's presence in our midst. We experience worship that is planned, but is also 'in the now'.
After worship, we gather in the Family Life Center for a great cup of coffee, or some punch, and a treat or two. It's also a great opportunity to meet and greet some folks and find out a little more about our church.
Join us! You'll be glad and so will we!
Location & Contact Info
We are located at 10900 McCormick Rd. (32225). In front of our campus, you will see a welcoming sign and a beautiful cross on a hill.