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Session has called a congregation meeting for Sunday, April 18. This will happen at 11:00 am via Zoom. The agenda is to receive the recommendations from the Nominating Committee and then vote on new officers in the Class of 2024 for Elders and Deacons. New Nominating Committee members for a one-year term will also come to vote, as will a recommendation to discontinue the planned search for a Designated Associate Pastor in order to prioritize our efforts toward the new Senior Pastor.
Egg Fundraiser Results
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to deliver eggs, who donated money/candy/eggs, and who bought “egg hunts” for us to deliver to their friends and loved ones! It was a wonderful blessing to everyone involved and certainly the most fun fundraiser I’ve ever been a part of! We had 40 orders – some for children, some for seniors, some for neighbors and some for family. What a great response! Overall, we raised $700 for our children/youth to attend mission activities/trips. Incredible! If you missed out this year, don’t worry, we will be doing this fundraiser/outreach again next year!!
One Great Hour of Sharing Results
Thank you to everyone who donated! We as a church body have raised $5,896 to support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA), Self-Development of People (SDP), and Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP). It’s not too late if you’d like to contribute, just be sure to mark your donations as “One Great Hour of Sharing”!
The Upper Room
The Upper Room is now ready for March-April 2021. They are available in the church office or by contacting Jan Herchelroath. If there is no answer, please leave a message with your name/address, or email Jan, and she’ll be happy to send it to you. Thanks!
Market share cards will be sold by Mike Nolt at the church office during regular hours and they will also be available 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. Diana Ludwig manages Sunday kiosk volunteers and our benevolent contributions. 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.
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.
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.