This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of October 20 - October 27

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Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley preaches on Family Stewardship Sunday as

children, youth, and families help lead the service.

Dr. Hurley's sermon title is "Jesus Christ Our Strong Center - #4 Building On The Rock -

Sola Christus - Christ Alone.” The scriptures are Psalm 46:1-11 and Colossians 1:1-20.

Sunday's Schedule

..8:30AM - Worship Service in the Chapel

..9:30AM - Sunday School

11:00AM - Worship Service in the Sanctuary

..2:00PM - Sunday Club in the the Small Dining Room

..5:00PM - Fall Festival in the Davis Family Hall



7:00PM – Dance Classes Return in the Davis Family Hall (line dancing with Anne England)


4:00-5:15PMGrief Support Group led by Larry Michael in G16

4:15-5:30PMRomans Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley in the Builders Classroom

5:30-6:15PMDinner & Fellowship in the Davis Family Hall

Menu: Chicken & Dumplings, Green Beans, Salad Bar, Rolls, Dessert

6:15-7:15PM - Children & Youth Activities

Let’s Talk in the Parlor

What’s the Big Deal About the Reformation?

led by Dr. Hurley in the Small Auditorium


HABITAT HOUSE - Construction on our 25th SHPC sponsored Habitat House is underway! Sign up now to help!

COLLEGE MINISTRY - Calling all South Highlanders interested in working with the College Ministry Support Team! Want to help support our SHPC college students as well as the Birmingham UKirk students? We have some great ideas and some wonderful opportunities to serve this age group and we need your prayers and talents! Contact Carolyn Ashworth at or cell 205-901-2417 for more information!

HELP OUR NEIGHBORS IN HURRICANE RELIEF - Please join us in praying for courage for those who are suffering; wisdom and diligence among agencies and individuals assessing damage and directing relief efforts; and for generosity to flow as powerfully as rivers and streams, as we respond to the deep human needs left in the wake of the recent storms. Thank you for your generous support. If you would like to contribute, you can make your check payable to SHPC marked “Hurricane Relief” and place it in the offering plate.

CALLED CONGREGATIONAL MEETING on Sunday, November 12 following the 11am Worship Service.


CONGRATULATIONS TO Laura and Greg Chapman on the birth of their granddaughter Celia Mae Chapman on October 11 to proud parents Luke and Caitlin Chapman.

HEARTFELT PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY are extended to Lere’ Harper, Diggie Retief, Adrienne Retief, and the entire family at the death of their mother Ina Retief on October 12.


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.

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.

COOKIES FOR KAIROS - We need cookies by Wednesday, October 18 for our next Kairos Prison Ministry visit.

HALLOWEEN CANDY for the Fall Festival - bring to to Katya’s office on Wednesday & Sunday.

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.

FAMILY PROMISE OF BIRMINGHAM NEEDS YOUR HELP - SHPC will host families from Sunday, October 22 - Sunday, October 29 and we need volunteers to stay overnight at the church, bring dinner, do laundry, and move beds. To help, contact Debbie Perkins.

NEEDED: Woodworkers, Seamstresses, and Artists – We need the gifts of many creative minds and hands to prepare for our Catechesis of the Good Shepherd beginning in January. Each person’s contribution is considered of equal value—whether it is hand sewing a prayer cloth, building a wooden manager, or donating second hand doll furniture. If you can help or want to know more, contact Katya!

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 changes this week! Our old page is gone (although you can still tag it if you're not careful). Please 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

PRESBYTERIANS TODAY - The October-November Issue of Presbyterians Today focuses on Facing Racism: Stories and Resources. This special and timely edition of Presbyterians Today contains a collection of stories and resources to help open our eyes and hopefully put us on the right track to start making things right. Stop by the table in the gallery hall to pick up your free copy. Stay Informed - Read Presbyterians Today!

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