This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of September 20 - September 27

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Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley preaches during both Worship Services.

His sermon title is “Not Innocence But Engagement! - 3: Stories Jesus Tells."

The scriptures are Genesis 28:10-17 and Luke 16:1-13.

8:30AM - Worship in the Chapel

9:45AM - Sunday School

11:00AM - Worship in the Sanctuary

.2:00PM - Sunday Club

.5:00PM - Youth Group

FEED MY SHEEP - Bring your donations this Sunday, September 22. In John 21, Christ calls on us to tend His flock. Bring toilet tissue, cereal and saltines.



5:00 - 7:00pm - Jewelry Sale in the Reception area where we will display jewelry that was given to the church by Elizabeth Mathes and others. Sterling silver, gemstones, designer fashion jewelry and watches will be available for sale. Proceeds to go to the South Highland Foundation. Please contact Diane Cleveland at for more details.

5:30 - 6:15pm - Dinner in the Davis Family Hall

Menu: Soup & Salad Bar - Roasted Pepper & Smoked Gouda Bisque, Vegetable Beef, Chicken Salad, Pasta Salad, Marinated Vegetable Salad, & Dessert

6:15pm - Let's Talk in the Parlor

6:15 - 7:15pm - Special Southside Ministers’ Led Panel and Discussion in the Davis Family Hall

This discussion focuses on the issue of homelessness in our community and our opportunities to provide solace and support.


GRIEF GROUP - Dr. Larry Michael will lead a weekly group for spousal loss on behalf of Community Grief Support at Asbury Methodist Church, Route 119, each Sunday from 4:30 - 6:00pm, for 10 weeks, beginning September 8. Please call 205-870-8667 as space is limited.

HYMNS FOR HUNGER - On Wednesday, November 20, we will gather to worship in the Sanctuary by offering to God and to one another our hymns and ourselves for the sake of God and the world. As we prepare for this Hymn Festival, we encourage you to tell us what your favorite hymns are and why. Do you have a particular connection with a certain hymn? What stories and memories do you associate with this hymn? How have hymns shaped you in your faith journey? Click here to let us know now!

SHPC HELPS BUILD ANOTHER HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOME this year, in partnership with other churches in our presbytery. The build will begin on Thursday, September 19 and run for about six weeks. The address is 3504 3rd Street NE, in Center Point. Volunteers should register on-line with Habitat-Birmingham. For additional information, contact Steve Ashworth at 205-995-8359 or

UPCOMING MISSION NETWORK MEETINGS – Mission networks and partnership networks bring together Presbyterians from around the United States who share a common international mission focus. Partnerships share information, learn from each other, coordinate their efforts and find ways to have greater impact together as a network. You are invited to attend any of the following meetings:

September 17 – 19 or one day (Wednesday, September 18) Syria-Lebanon Partnership Network Meeting: Atlanta, GA – Calvin Center – 45 minutes south of Hartsfield Airport, Atlanta with Elmarie Parker speaking. Contact: Marty Keller

October 10 – 12 Madagascar Mission Network: Orlando, FL – our mission co-workers Dan and Elizabeth Turk and Christi Boyd speaking. Contact: Lee Cooper

October 17 – 19 Congo Mission Network: Knoxville, TN – join Dean Vandegrift, member of our Presbytery’s Congo Network Team. Contact: Dean Vandegrift

October 17 – 19 Frontier Fellowship and The Outreach Foundation – “Connecting Mission Leaders” in Minneapolis, MN. Contact: Cody Watson


CONGRATULATIONS TO grandparents Robert & Janice Hay on the birth of their granddaughter Addison Lynne Hay on September 14. Proud parents are Kevin and Julie Hay of Middleton, VA.


UPDATED INFO - Our office staff is preparing for a database change over that will include exciting updates. We are asking each adult to PLEASE fill out the form in Sunday's bulletin or email us your info even if there are no changes. We need your name, address, phone number(s), and email address.

2019-2020 CALENDARS – Are they filling your mailbox? Bring us those fund-raising calendars from National Wildlife, veterans groups, etc. Leave them in the Witness Season mailbox so that we can, once again, put them in “Welcome Bags” for new students at Horizons School, just up the hill from us on Richard Arrington Blvd. If you would like to be part of our outreach to them, contact Marty Keller at (205) 871-9255.

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, let us know!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Can you spare 4 hours a day, once or twice a month? The church office is in need of smiling faces to help greet people coming into the church and answering the telephone. If you would like an opportunity to brighten someone’s day, please call Brenda Keith at 205-933-0790 or email at to volunteer.

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 the church office.

WNL KITCHEN MINISTRY NEEDS YOUR HELP! Do you have a desire to step out of your comfort zone and volunteer for a cause, a group of people, for your faith or any other heartfelt reason? WNL Kitchen Ministry is a great place to start! We are in dire need of additional volunteers to join us. Two individuals are needed each Wednesday evening during the WNL season to help set up, serve and clean up during the Wednesday dinners in the Davis Family Hall. The time commitment for this ministry is minimal and the schedule is flexible. Explore your heart and see where the spirit may lead you. If you have any questions, please reach out to Barbara Hayslip (205-329-3330 or

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.

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