Alma Choir Concert


Founded by the Presbyterian Church in 1886, Alma College is a place where good things happen for good people. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, with a student body of 1400, Alma College has become one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the United States. Bright, highly motivated students and an expert faculty are drawn together by the mission “to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully and live responsibly as stewards of the world we bequeath to future generations.


Located in the city of Alma, a community of 10,000 in the heart of Michigan’s lower peninsula, Alma College reaches far beyond our Great Lakes region. Many students come to Alma from the cities and towns of Michigan, but their Alma College experience leads them to lives and careers across the United States and around the world.


THE ALMA CHOIR is the primary touring choir in the Alma choral program. The Choir’s reputation for excellence, its many traditions and its ambitious performing, touring and recording schedule attract a group of talented students for whom choral singing is an important part of their lives. The singers all earned a spot in the choir after singing in one of the College’s younger choirs. The majority of the singers are preparing for careers in the sciences, medicine, business and public service, and the common thread that binds them is the joy – emotional, intellectual and spiritual – found in singing together.


Concert tours take the Alma Choir across the United States every winter, and overseas every other May. In 2016 the Choir won three prestigious awards at the Navan Choral Festival in Ireland.  The Choir’s next overseas tour is scheduled for May 2018 when the Choir will travel and sing through Scotland.


The Choir’s tour concert this year will include classic sacred songs, African-American Spirituals, Scottish songs, and


The Bells of Speyer                                          Ludwig Senfl

Organ Fugue                                                   J. S. Bach

Let My Love Be Heard                                     Jake Runestad

Please Stay                                                     Jake Runestad

The Heavens are Telling                                  F. J. Haydn

How Far I’ll Go (from Disney’s MOANA)         Miranda / Brendan Lodge, arr.

HPC Children’s Schedule, Spring 2018

HPC Children’s Schedule, Spring 2018

 January 3rd – Children’s Music Ministry rehearsals resume

(CMM meets every Wednesday night from 5:30-6:15 unless noted otherwise below)

January 12th-13thRoots (3rd-5th graders) Overnight

January 21st – Children’s Musical Rehearsal (3:00-4:30) –  For Kindergarten-5th graders

January 28th – Children’s Musical Rehearsal (3:00-4:30)


February 4th – Lyric Choir sings in 11:00 Worship, children in 2nd-5th grades assist with communion

February 4th  – Children’s Musical Rehearsal (3:00-4:30)

February 11th  – Children’s Musical Rehearsal (3:00-4:30)

February 14th – 6:30 – Children’s Pizza Supper and Children’s Ash Wednesday Service

(following children’s choirs)

February 18th – Lyric Choir sings in 11:00 worship

February 18th  – Children’s Musical Rehearsal (3:00-4:30)

February 25th – Hallelujah Choir Sings in 11:00 Worship

February 25th  – Children’s Musical Rehearsal (3:00-4:30)

February 28th – No CMM Rehearsals


March 3rd – 10:00 (probably) Children’s Musical Dress Rehearsal

March 4th – 3:00 Children’s Musical Performance

March 25th – All Children Sing in Worship (Palm Sunday)

April 1st – Easter Egg Hunt (During Sunday School)

April 4th – No CMM Rehearsals

April 18th – Spring Celebration (Children’s Music Ministry)

April 22nd – Outdoor Worship Service and Picnic at Camp Cedar Ridge


May 20th – Christian Education Sunday (last Sunday for Sunday School)

Youth Spring Schedule 2018 (January 2018-May 2018)

Youth Spring Schedule 2018 (January 2018-May 2018)

 We will follow regular youth group schedule on Sunday evenings except where noted below.  Here is the regular schedule:

Middle School (6th-7th grade)

5:00-6:00 – Youth Music

6:00-6:30 – Dinner

6:30-7:30 – Youth Group


Junior High (8th-9th grade)

5:00-6:00 – Youth Group

6:00-6:30 – Dinner

6:30-7:30 – Youth Music


Senior High (10th-12th grade)

5:00-6:00 – Youth Group

6:00-6:30 – Dinner

6:30-7:30 – Youth Music


Special Dates:

January 5th – Trivia Night (Youth Fundraiser)

January 14th-15th – Confirmation Overnight (begins after Youth Group)

January 21st – Youth make College Care Packages during Youth Group

January 28th – Youth Choirs Sing in Worship


February 4th – No Youth Group

February 17th-18th – Youth GroupsChoir Mystery Tour

February 18th – No Youth Group

February 25th – Confirmation Sunday (11:00 Worship Service)

February 25th – Youth Scavenger Hunt (From 5:00-7:30!), no youth music.


March 10th – Youth St. Patrick’s Day Parking Lot Fundraiser

March 25th – Youth Choirs sing 9:30 & 11:00 Palm Sunday Worship


April 1st – No Youth Group

April 8th – Parent Night at Youth Group (Parents invited to youth group, dinner, and music!)

April 22nd – Outdoor Worship Service and picnic (regular youth schedule in the evening)

April 28th – Youth Families Cookout, All Youth Overnight

April 29th – Youth Sunday (and Senior Recognition Sunday)


May 6th – No Youth Group

May 13th – Senior Dinner (for Seniors, their families, and friends)

May 20th– Christian Education Sunday (during the 11:00 a.m. worship service), no youth activities

Adult Education Series Jan. ’18

In January, the Adult Education Committee is continuing the after worship lunch format for a winter-spring program focused on Racial / Cultural Reconciliation and Justice.


On Sunday the 14th, Dr. Lewis Brogdon, Provost, Simmons College of Kentucky and author of “Hope on the Brink: Understanding the Emergence of Nihilism in Black America” will be preaching in morning worship and then lecturing at 12:15.  Lunch will be provided.  Donations requested.


Then, on January 28, Highland Pres in cooperation with Westminster John Knox Press, will host John Pavlovitz at 3:00 pm in the afternoon as he speaks about his new book: A Bigger Table – Building Messy, Authentic and Hopeful Spiritual Community. The presentation will be in the Sanctuary.