This Week at South Highland

Newsletter for week of March 15 - March 22

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

His sermon title is "The Summons - 7: The Life, Teachings, Suffering, and Victory of Jesus Christ."

The scriptures are Psalm 27 and Luke 9:51-62.

. 8:30AM - Worship in the Chapel

. 9:45AM - Sunday School

11:00AM - Worship in the Sanctuary

. 2:00PM - Sunday Club

. 5:00PM - Youth Group



4:30PM - Lenten Study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Cost of Discipleship led by Dr. Ed Hurley in the Library Conference Room

5:30PM - Dinner in the Davis Family Hall

Menu: Chicken & Dumplings (Baked Chicken available), Green Beans, Salad Bar, Rolls, & Dessert

6:30PM - Lenten Service in the Chapel led by Daniel Killilea

Dr. Ed Hurley will offer a six week study group during Lent reading together and discussing Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s classic, the Cost of Discipleship. Based out of the Sermon on the Mount, Bonhoeffer guides us in what it means to hear the gracious call of Jesus Christ and obey his teaching as a disciple throughout our lives. He first published this great little work in 1937 during the rise of Hitler’s Germany as he worked out through the Scriptures what it means to follow Christ. He opens the book, writing, “Revival of church life always brings in its train a richer understanding of the Scriptures… What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? How can he help us to be good Christians in the modern world? In the last resort, what we want to know is… what Jesus Christ himself wants of us?” We will meet Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30pm in the Ministers Conference Room beginning next Wednesday, March 13.


YOUNG ADULT WINE SOCIAL will be held at Terry Slaughter’s Homewood office at 2768 B.M. Montgomery Street on Friday, March 29 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Questions? Contact Callie Nickles.

COME TO THE TABLE: A Devotional Cookbook. Callie Nickles is creating a devotional cookbook using the congregation’s recipes, favorite mealtime stories, and fitting scriptures. Please send all recipes, stories, and favorite scriptures to Callie at by the end of March.

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.

- Learn about our devotional calendar and more at

PRAYER LABYRINTH - Take time with the prayer labyrinth throughout the season of Lent. This labyrinth will be available for open prayer, themed prayer, and guided prayer. This prayer labyrinth will be available in the Builders’ Classroom from Wednesday, March 6 through Sunday, April 21, Sundays 8:00am – 1:00pm and Monday – Thursday9:00am – 5:45pm.

EASTER EGG HUNT AND EASTER VIGIL will be Saturday, April 20 at the Fresh Air Farm from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Desserts and drinks will be provided. Please bring eggs and goodies for the Easter Egg hunt!! Small candies, erasers, stickers, stampers are all good egg ideas. It could be quite warm, so please avoid chocolate. We will have golden eggs, as well, so stuffed animals or larger chocolate items are ideal. Bring Easter treats to Katya or leave outside her office.


VBS: TO MARS & BEYOND - June 3-7


CONGRATULATIONS TO Lewis Lehe and Jacqueline Moreno who were married on March 8 in Urbana, Illinois.


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.

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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