This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of November 16 - November 23

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LIVING RIVER WORK DAY from 9:30 - 3:00pm.


Join us this Sunday as Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley preaches.

His sermon title is "Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Thanksgiving."

The scriptures are 1 Samuel 2:1-10 and Luke 17:11-19.

. 8:30am - Worship Service in the Chapel

. 9:30am - Sunday School

11:00am - Worship Service in the Sanctuary

12:00pm - Congregational Meeting in the Sanctuary

12:15pm - Thanksgiving Lunch in the Davis Family Hall

. 2:00pm - The Sunday Club

. 5:00pm - Youth Group



12:00PM - COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE at the Baptist Church of the Covenant.


No WNL activities this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday

THANKSGIVING BRUNCH. All college students are invited to join us for a Thanksgiving brunch on Wednesday, November 21 from 10:30 - 11:30am at the home of Daniel & Jessica Killilea, 2442 Mountain Drive, Birmingham, 35226. Please RSVP to Daniel at


Happy Thanksgiving!

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GROWING IN FAITH TOGETHER! Thank you for your continued support of South Highland Presbyterian

Church in our 2018 Stewardship “Growing in Faith Together.” We currently have 137 pledges for $1,047,918 toward our annual pledge budget of $1,200,000 for the 2019 ministry work. Pledge cards are available in the church pews or visit the “GIVE” page at, and pledge or give online.

CHRISTMAS ANGEL TREE begins Sunday November 18. Take

an angel or two from the Angel Trees (located on each floor of the

church) to provide clothing or toys for families in need in our

community. All unwrapped gifts are due back Friday, December 16. For

more information, contact Jill Hightower at (205) 568-5736 or or Robyn Williams at (205) 587-6397 or

COZY BLUE LAP BLANKETS are available for you to enjoy on chilly mornings. As we transition from air conditioning to heat, we have provided these lap blankets for your use during the services in the Chapel and Sanctuary. Pick one up from the basket or ask your usher for one and then drop it back in the basket following the service.

HIGHLANDERS & MIDDLESSENCE - Sacred Spaces of Birmingham with photographer Virginia Jones on Tuesday, November 27.

CHRISTMAS TOGETHER ~ Sunday, December 2

4:00pm - Advent Workshop and Activities ~ Please bring paper towels or bath tissue as your entry fee to the Advent Workshop.

5:00pm - Potluck Dinner in the Davis Family Hall (please bring your dish to share to the Parlor by 4:30pm)

5:45pm - Blessing of the Babies Service in the Sanctuary

6:30pm - Lighting of the tree on the Circle Drive


None at this time.


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!

GOOD SAM FAMILY NEEDS YOUR HELP! One of our Good Sam families is in need of gently used items. Clothes boy’s sizes 10 - 12 and size 16, boy’s jackets sizes medium and large, and boy’s shoes sizes 2 and 5. Please bring these items to the church office.

LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN - Would you like to serve as a mentor and role model for underprivileged boys living with their mothers, who are residing at the Lovelady Center as a result of addiction, abuse and/or homelessness? If you are interested, call Ross Eustis at 917-580-2616 or Mark Stephens at 205-585-5734.

CARD MINISTRY is in need of sympathy, get well and birthday cards. If you have any to share, please bring them to the church office.

FEED MY SHEEP on Sunday, November 25

UKIRK BIRMINGHAM - Time to feed college students again! This is a great way to reach out to young adults who are learning more about their faith. Anyone interested in helping provide the meal Wednesday, December 5, please contact Carolyn Ashworth at or 205-901-2417.

FAMILY PROMISE OF BIRMINGHAM – SHPC hosts families through the Family Promise of Birmingham program Sunday, December 16 - Sunday, December 23! We need volunteers to stay overnight at the church as hosts each night, to bring dinner each night for the families, to do laundry after they leave, and to move beds to and from SHPC. To help, contact Joey Miller at 205-283-5878 or

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 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 the church office.

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.

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

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