This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of February 16 - February 23

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Scholarship Applications Due

(due by Saturday but church office closes at 1pm on Friday)


Join us as Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley preaches.

His sermon title is “Our Father Who Art In Heaven - 2: Lord Teach Us to Pray.”

The scriptures are Deuteronomy 31:30-32:9 and Matthew 6:7-15.


Lent at SHPC will focus on the Lord's Prayer with Sunday Sermons, a Daily Devotional written by leaders and members of SHPC, and Small Groups. We encourage you to sign up now! Fill out the form in the bulletin on Sunday or click here to learn more and sign up online today!

Download this week's Lenten Devotional now.

Sunday's Schedule

. 8:30AM - Worship Service in the Chapel

. 9:45AM - Sunday School

11:00AM - Worship Service in the Sanctuary

. 2:00PM - The Sunday Club

. 5:00PM - Youth Group in the Youth Suite




welcome Dolores Hydock at 11am in the Davis Family Hall


. 4:00PM - Grief Support Group in G16

. 4:15PM - Lent Devotion group led by Dr. Hurley in the Builders classroom

. 5:30PM - Dinner in the Davis Family Hall

Menu: Spaghetti & Meatballs or Baked Chicken, Salad Bar, Garlic Toast, Tiramisu

. 6:15PM - Children & Youth Activities

Let's Talk in the Parlor

Lent Devotion group in the Library Conference room

. 6:30PM - Lenten Service in the Chapel with Kathy Tracey speaking


FEAST GROUPS - Sign up now to be part of the 2018-2019 FEAST Groups - Friends (or Fellowshipping) Eating and Sharing Together.

OFFICERS NOMINATIONS - Submit your nominees by March 7.

WITNESS SEASON 2018: ready, set - GO! Help us “... equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). Our Witness giving goal is $70,000.


HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to Anne and Kim Homer and family at the death of their husband and father Rev. Dr. John Homer on February 6. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 10am at South Highland Presbyterian Church.

HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to Daniel Killilea and family at the death of his mother Linda Williamson Killilea on February 6. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 2pm at Government Street Presbyterian Church in Mobile, Alabama.


SUNDAY CLUB MEAL PROVIDERS NEEDED - If you or a group with which you are associated would like to help provide a meal to our Sunday Club folks, please email Martha Foster at or call/text at (205) 915-0279.

SHOP NEEDS YOU - SHOP or the South Highland Presbyterian Church’s Outreach Project is developing a faith-based mental health model for the Birmingham Faith community. We are currently outgrowing our space in the Builder’s classroom and recently approved a 3-year strategic plan to help meet our community’s needs. We meet every Tuesday from 9am - 12pm and would love to share our future with you through volunteering or leading a topic for the day with helpful information to our participants. If you are interested, please contact Jim Foster at 205-706-4343.

PRAYER SHAWLS NEEDED - Calling all who knit and crochet to join the ladies who have been making prayer shawls for a very long time. Your are guaranteed to be blessed as you stitch and pray over the shawl you are creating. There are no meetings to attend. You can create a lovely piece of work in the comfort of your own home, or get together with another friend if that is your desire. If you would like to join in making prayer shawls or you just want to find out more about this Ministry, please call Mary Price at 205-678-3092.

HAND BELL RINGERS NEEDED - The adult hand bell choir has an immediate opening for 3 more players. No previous experience in ringing is required but a general knowledge of music is essential. The choir rehearses on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. For more information about this, please contact Jamie McLemore.

KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS to help Joe and his team serve and clean up after Wednesday night dinners.

SUNDAY MORNING NURSERY HELP NEEDED - We want to continue to give our paid workers some time off. If you can help out in the nursery, contact Elsa Holaday at (205) 903-8192

EVANGELISM TEAM - Are you aware that South Highland has an Evangelism Team? Its purpose is to equip ourselves to better share our faith by speaking the Good News of Jesus Christ; to develop and improve our relationships with God, with other members of our Church, and with people outside our Church; and to do a better job of making disciples of Christ. Interested? If so, speak to one of our pastors or Mark Stephens.

EMERGENCY CONTACT INFOThere have been several times at South Highland when the church has not been able to contact family or friends in an emergency or times of illness. Please fill out this form to provide emergency information for our database.


SHPC's Facebook Page - make sure you "like" our new page. The new page currently has the front of the church as the profile picture.

Check out the most recent issue of the South Highland Highlights by clicking here.

PRESBYTERIANS TODAY February/March issue you can read articles such as Faith & Sports – A Presbyterian pastor’s experience as a coach’s wife and former athlete provides insights into the darker side of sports. The pitfalls of ‘giving up’ things for Lent - The right way to take on Lenten spiritual practices. Sexual slavery’s secret past - In South Korea’s War & Women’s Human Rights Museum, the story of “comfort women” is finally brought into the open. Pick up your copy from the table in the gallery on the main level.

CAN'T JOIN US ONE SUNDAY MORNING? You can always listen to the service live on WXJC-AM 850 & FM 92.5 at 11 AM. And if you're out of town and can't tune in the radio, you can listen to the live stream online at

THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN - Check out this week's bulletin to follow along from home or look over all the announcements in your spare time. You can find it on our website by clicking here.

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