Thank you for visiting us.Highlands 2013 Interfaith Community Seder.We see ourselves as growing the way to a caring community, spiritual in nature, joyful and thankful in spirit.What do you seek to build? Perhaps we can seek together.

Highlands Welcomes Ruth Elswood January 11th and 18th! Come Join us!

January 11th and 18th offer a special treat at Highlands' 11 a.m. services. Ruth Elswood, who has been studying for the ministry at Austin Presbyerian Theological Seminary in Texas, is visiting Gainesville and will deliver the sermons for both Sundays.

Ruth and her husband Lon have been Highlands members since 2013. During the last few years in addition to studying, she has been completing internships, last year as resident chaplain at Tampa General Hospital. Highlands is the sponsoring congregation for Ruth's seminary study. She will graduate in June, at which time she and Lon plan to return to Gainesville.

We are happily looking forward to both services and hope you will join us for one or both!

Sunday, December 14, 3rd Week of Advent

Come and join us tomorrow, 12/14, in this third week of Advent for another thoughtful Sunday at Highlands Presbyterian Community Church. The Reverend Glenn Dixon, Pastor Emeritus as Westminster Presbyterian, will speak on "Ignoring A Woman's Plea."

Special music will be provided by RD Bonner, Alyson Bonner, Kathy Broyard, and Crystal Miles. Andy Hughes, Highlands Music Coordinator and pianist will present the Prelude, Contemplation, Offertory, and Postlude, which is always a high point.

Looking ahead to next week, RD Bonner will present our Christmas Service.

Join us for the service tomorrow at 11 a.m., and then stay for refreshment and conversation from Noon-1 p.m. Experience the richness of the many hearts of our congregation!

Come Enjoy Our Sunday Services!

Another great Sunday at Highlands Presbyterian Community Church tomorrow, 11/23! Miranda Monkhorst of Heart Pine Waldorf School, and Highlands member, will lead our Thanksgiving services, speaking on the power of the work of cultivating gratitude, as well as self-discernment. Sermon title, "With the Eyes of Your Heart Enlightened."

In the interim, as we search for a pastor, we have been celebrating worship services gracefully led by many talented and generous church members and guests. Recent inspiring Sunday speakers have included Tom Smith, Daniel Loya, Larry Green of Westminster Presbyterian, and Meaghan Monoghan!

Come join us for services and experience the richness of the many hearts of our spiritual community!

At Highlands Sunday, 10/2: Doing the Best You Can!

Daniel Loya is preaching at Highlands this Sunday on "DOING THE BEST YOU CAN AND BEING KIND! Good guides for a successful and loving life. Come join us for thoughtful reflections with tasty tidbits and good company afterwards in our Fellowship Hall. Visit our lovely gardens afterwards to enjoy our cool weather. And don't forget to turn back your clocks tonight!

Jack's Last Sundays at Highlands--Oct. 5 and Oct. 19

As we all know by now, Alisun and Jack Donovan relocated in late spring to St Petersburg, to help with day care for their two grandkids and to be of support to aging parents. Since then, Jack has been graciously and lovingly commuting to Highlands for church activities, especially Sunday mornings, as we have conducted a pastoral search. Jack has now found a congregation in St. Pete, and so his last Sundays at Highlands are upon us.

Please come share and participate in Jack's last two Sundays at Highlands—October 5, and his final Sunday at Highlands, October 19. Alisun will accompany him and will also be the Liturgist on October 19.

We invite everyone especially to attend on October 19 and the farewell celebration that will follow in the Fellowship Room. Yes, it's hard to say goodbye, but this will be a celebration of Jack and Alisun's time here and their loving contributions in building our church to what it is today, a caring community welcoming all!

Also of note, October 12 is Sharing Sunday at Highlands, facilitated by Meaghan Monoghan. We will share our Congregational Reflections and Experiences of Fall, and its place in our thoughts and lives.

Highlands Presbyterian/Heart Pine Jumble Sale, October 11!

Dear Friends and Members of Highlands Presbyterian,

Highlands is teaming up with Heart Pine Waldorf School for a jumble sale on October 11 from 8am to 1pm. We'd love it if you would participate! Clean out your garage and your "busy" rooms, and bring your gently used goods to donate to the cause. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Bring them to Highlands on Friday, October 10th. If you need to bring items earlier, call Beth Hartwell at 727-512-2258.

If you can donate time for set up and pricing of items, helping during the sale, or with cleanup, again, contact Beth Hartwell.

Come on out and join us as we raise funds for both organizations and have a little fun too! Hope to see you there! Spread the word! Coffee and cookies, anyone?

Highlands Church Rummage Sale/Open House w/ Heart Pine School! Saturday, October 11, 8:00AM to 1:00PM. 1001 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL. 352-376-2440.


This Sunday, August 10, we will discuss the PCUSA General Assembly's approval of Presbyterian ministers performing same gender weddings in states where it is legal. Per our custom, we will explore, What are the likely consequences for the individuals involved, for congregations and for society.

To add to your background understanding, you might go to the website which features material on the decision. Hope to see you Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Jack

Highlands Newsletter

We invite you to read and enjoy the Highlands Newsletter, posted monthly. Click "Newsletter" on the main menu to read about the latest goings on at Highlands, including pastoral commentary, member news, and updates about our most recent "work days" and from our committees!

Highlands New Web Site

Hello World,

The folks at Highlands are pleased that you have visited our new website.

It may seem to be a mark of a growing congregation, which we are! But most of all, we have this webpage because of the kindness of Priscilla Caplan, who graciously brought us through the process. Of course now it is up to us to maintain and enrich our site with content. If you have any questions or ideas for our church, please let us know.

But in the meantime, our great and continuing thanks to Priscilla. Prayers and blessings on the work you do for the community, as we at Highlands can testify.

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