Start getting your Trivia Teams together now!
5:30 – Doors to the Fellowship Hall open.
6:00 – Trivia Questions begin. $10 gets you in! $1 each for tickets once you are through the door! Tickets can be used for slices of pizza, drinks, and opportunities for extra prizes! No Chili this year!
Sign your teams up by e-mailing Doodle! (firstname.lastname@example.org) Babysitting is available; Children who are in babysitting will receive dinner for free! (Babysitting is limited to children 2nd grade and younger). We’ll also have a “Tween” Table for children 3rd-5th grade, a “youth” table for our youth who want to play, and a “college” table. All money raised goes to youth summer trips.
Join us Sunday, December 17th at 9:30 (during regular Sunday School time) for a Pancake Breakfast for all HPC children and families! Children should go to their Sunday School class first, then walk down to breakfast together. Breakfast is provided by the Senior High Sunday School Class!
Christmas Pageant (12/17/17)
The Pageant will begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 17th.
Dress Rehearsal Schedule (12/16/17)
9:45 – 4th and 5th graders arrive to get their costumes on
10:00 – 4th and 5th graders begin rehearsal
10:30 – 1st graders and Kindergartners arrive for costumes and join rehearsal
10:45 – 2nd and 3rd graders arrive for costumes and join rehearsal
11:00 – Preschoolers (ages 3-5 [not in kindergarten]) arrive for costumes and join rehearsals (Preschoolers who already have their own animal costume may arrive at 11:10). However, the church has PLENTY of animal costumes!
11:30 – Children’s Choirs rehearse (Children not in choir may leave at 11:30).
FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE AND CHRISTMAS PAGEANT – Please join the children of HPC and their families for our annual Family Worship Service and Christmas Pageant! We’ll be in the Fellowship Hall at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17th. A Reception will follow in the Dining Room. If you are able, we also invite you to bring cookies to the dining room just before the pageant begins.
CHRISTMAS CAROLING AND LAS POSADAS WORSHIP – Join us for Christmas Caroling on Tuesday, December 19. We will gather in the church parking lot at 6pm and walk around the block singing carols led by Edward Carruthers, ending up back at church. There, Cynthia Campbell and David Gambrell will lead a brief service which commemorates Mary and Joseph’s search for an inn in Bethlehem. The brief worship ends as the “innkeeper” welcomes us in for cookies and hot chocolate. This will last about one hour and will be a fun family activity as we anticipate Christmas.
LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE – Highland Presbyterian will again offer a Longest Night service of prayer, reflection and music on Thursday, December 21, at 6:30 p.m. While everyone is welcome at this service, it is especially meant for those for whom Advent and Christmas may not be a cheerful time. Many among us do not feel they can fully engage in festive times due to illness, loss of a loved one, a broken relationship, concerns for the world, or other personal circumstances. Come and be held close by your family of faith, and surrounded by the compassionate love of God.
DECEMBER 24TH – There will be multiple services on Christmas Eve 24th. We hope you join us for many, or all, of these services.
11:00am – One worship service – 4th Sunday of Advent
4:30pm – Lessons and Carols with Brass, Percussion, and Organ
8:00pm – Candlelight Communion Service with Strings, Harp, and Organ
11:00pm – Youth and College-led Candlelight Communion Service