Inquirers Class begins February 6

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If you are interested in becoming a member or just want to know more about the church and our Presbyterian beliefs, please consider our Inquirers Class for adults and youth (grades 9-12), which is held approximately 3 times per calendar year on four consecutive Sunday mornings. 

The class is open to anyone wanting to know more about Highlands, and required for those who wish to become members of the church. Attendance does not obligate anyone to join, and all prospective church members must be interviewed by the elders. The fellowship is warm and the teaching informative. Come join us as we discover what it means to be a part of our “redeemed community reaching out” together!

For more information, please contact Becky Brown in the church office at 601-853-0636.

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Men’s Retreat January 21-22 at Twin Lakes

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Men – and ladies on behalf of your men – it’s time to sign up for the Men’s Retreat! This will be a great time of teaching, worship, small group discussion, and good old fashioned fellowship!    

The cost is $75 and can be paid online when you register. Twin Lakes is a beautiful location in Florence, MS with very comfortable accommodations. Other activities available include a bonfire, walking trails, basketball, tennis, and much more.

Schedule



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Women’s Retreat January 28-30, 2021

Join us for our 2022 Women’s Retreat January 28-30 at The Country Place in Moscow, TN. Lori Wolfe, our guest speaker, will highlight passages from Philippians for us to ponder. 

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Communicants Class begins in January

Communicants Class begins January 16, 2022: A Communicants Class for children interested in joining the church will be offered beginning Sunday evening, January 16, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. The children will use a workbook entitled Understanding the Faith, which includes homework as well as work in the classroom. Children in fourth grade or below must be accompanied by a parent. For questions or to register your child, please email Laurie Nordan.

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SERMON AMP!

Introducing a New Podcast by Pastor Joseph Wheat

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Especially during the COVID 19 time, I have wanted to find a way to give more interaction for our members with each other. This podcast is being launched so we can connect with Scripture, hear each other’s stories, learn about ministry, and receive practical help for the Christian life. My hope is also that folks considering Highlands will connect with this conversational presentation of who we are. It’s called the SERMON AMP! Podcast – because the first five or so minutes are what I call an “amplification” of a sermon from Highlands. The total time for each episode is right at 30 minutes. A new episode will be released every week either on Monday or Tuesday.

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Support World Missions by giving to Faith Promise

Please consider a Faith Promise pledge to support world missions.

Faith Promise for world missions is a specific amount of money or goods that you are willing to promise to give – in faith that God will provide it. It is an amount over and above the tithe. At the time you make a Faith Promise, the source of this provision may be unknown to you. This is a commitment to give by faith, based on God’s promises, expecting Him to enable you to give it. Please prayerfully consider how God may be calling you to participate in world missions through Faith Promise this year.

To make a faith promise online, please visit missions.highlandspca.org.

Faith Promise goals for 2021 include:

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First Things First ~ February 2021

by Bradford Mercer

I took this photo of Stumbling Stones (Stolpersteine) in Berlin, 2017. The Schneebaum family was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943. “HIER WOHNTE” means “here lived.” JG is the birth date. “ERMORDET” means “murdered.

Last Wednesday, January 27, was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day marked 76 years since the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp established by Nazi Germany.

Several years ago Cindy and I came face to face with a sobering reminder of Auschwitz—Stumbling Stones (Stolpersteine). During our stay in Berlin we noticed small brass plates embedded in the walkways all over town. Inscribed on each one of these Stumbling Stones (also called Stumbling Blocks) is a name and date of a victim of Nazi persecution. You will notice in the photograph above that the Schneebaum family was deported to Auschwitz in 1943, where they were murdered. Initiated in 1992 by the German artist, Gunter Demnig, the Stolpersteine project’s goal is to commemorate individuals at exactly their last place of residency or work. There are currently over 13,000 Stumbling Stones in more than 280 countries.
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