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Christmas Cookie Outreach 

St. Anne’s Catholic Church will be providing their annual community meal (via take-out) once again this year.  As you know, over the past few years Highland has contributed to their community outreach by providing Christmas cookies. They have once again requested our help with this. If you would like to participate, please bring a dozen or two wrapped cookies to church with you on Sunday, December 19th.  There will be a table in the Narthex for you to place your cookies.  They would appreciate either home-made (wrapped and sealed tightly) or store brought. No sign up required. Any questions, please call Donna at the church office.  

 

Worship Committee Update

Since the decision was made to temporarily suspend the Contemporary service beginning on Sunday November 7, based largely on the persistently low attendance at that service, we have been hearing back from a number of you, both those who worship at 9:30am and those of you who prefer the 11am version of the service. Many of you have been less than delighted by this decision, and amazingly, attendance nearly doubled at the Contemporary Service last week after the announcement. Your voices have been heard! After a great deal of thought, talk, and prayer, we will take a brief hiatus from Contemporary worship for the remainder of 2021 while the staff and the Worship and Music team talk about what comes next, with the goal of resuming the two-service model on Sunday, January 2, 2022. This will allow us to all worship together during the Advent season. Staff and committees will use this time to meet and re-energize, with the hope that we can maintain and improve the Contemporary Worship experience at Highland in the coming year. We welcome feedback from the congregation as we think through what comes next. Thanks for your continued support and much needed prayers.

 

Stewardship 2022

This is the time of year when Highland members prayerfully think about their annual stewardship commitment.  Our stewardship theme this year is “Great is Thy Faithfulness”. During this challenging year of living in a pandemic, we couldn’t think of a better topic.  Our hope is that all of us will focus our daily prayers, offering God our sincere and heartfelt thanks for giving His great faithfulness to us, especially in these times of abundant need.

Throughout these challenging times, Highland has remained the “light on the hill” for all those in our community, as we share the love of Jesus Christ with others in need. We hope that you will make a faithful pledge to enable the dynamic ministries at work at Highland. May God bless you with His faithfulness as you seek His guidance.  Thank you.

2022 Stewardship Brochure

Click here to fill out the Pledge Card online.

Christmas Memorials

Deacons are selling Memorial Poinsettias to decorate our sanctuary, to deliver to those grieving, sick or homebound, or ordered for your own enjoyment. Place your order today by the Christmas Memorial poster in the Narthex. The deadline to order is Sunday, December 5. Payment ($9 per plant) is required at the time of your order. You can take an order form home and bring it next Sunday, or mail it to the church office, attention Leah Card-Savastano. Orders must be received by Sunday, December 5.

Christmas Memorials Order Form

 

Market Share

Market share cards will be sold by Mike Nolt at the church office during regular hours. Market share cards will no longer be sold on Sunday mornings. Purchases of $200 or more can be delivered upon request. The EFT accounts will be office pick-ups starting on 1st weekday of the month. Thank you for your support.  All profits go to hunger relief locally and worldwide. Your card purchases by gift cards, purchased at a discount is our gift to hunger.

Updates on Hospital and Death Notifications

With the many changes in medical care due to changing hospital policies, please call
Highland to make the staff aware that you or a family members is at the
hospital. Each hospital operates differently, but most no longer contact
churches about members being patients. Call the church office and ask for Donna 717-569-2651. When a death occurs for a Highland member, it is our policy to contact the family to request a notification email blast be sent to the entire congregation. If the
family chooses not to give permission to us, then we do not send out the email notification. Funeral homes also no longer notify us that our members have died, so it is important for family members of the deceased to notify Highland of the death.

Highland Library

The Library will be open for four hours a day, from 10:00AM-2:00PM. There should be no more than four people in the library at a time and it is asked that time in the Library be limited to one hour other than for the librarian. Any returned book will be placed in a “Returns” basket and quarantined for seven says before being returned to circulation. Hand sanitizer should be used between the handling of books being reviewed. The library will be used as a place for the exchange of books or other informational materials and not a place for reading and studying at this time.

Veritas Preschool

Looking for a Preschool for your children or grandchildren in the future?  The Veritas Preschool at Highland is a wonderful Christian Preschool school right here on the Highland campus.  Further, we have scholarships available for Highland members in need.  Veritas begins accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year on January 15, 2021.  If you are interested in learning more about our preschool, please contact our Preschool Director, Meghan Lake. Also, you may visit the Veritas website.  Make sure to note that you are a Highland member when applying.

 

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