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.

Join Us This Sunday for a Special Musical Program

Come join us at Highlands this Sunday, June 14, at 11 a.m. Pastor Sandy Faison will lead our services with a sermon titled "Size Doesn't Matter" on this fourth Sunday of Pentecost! We think you will enjoy Pastor Sandy's style, flavored as it is by her years in Alaska!

Also featured will be special harp music performed by Crystal Clark Miles, including "All in a Garden Green," "Siciliana," "Another Spring," as well as "It's a Rosebud in June," arranged by Crystal. Come enjoy this special program and join us for food in the Fellowship Hall afterwards! We'd love to see you

Highlands Welcomes the Reverend Sandy Faison as New Pastor!

Highlands Presbyterian Community Church proudly announces appointment of the Reverend Sandy Faison as our new pastor! Sandy was joyfully introduced as our new pastor at the April 26th service! It's been a long search, and Highlands feels fortunate indeed to introduce Sandy to our congregation and to the community. Sandy brings with her a warm heart and welcoming spirit, in addition to many years of experience as a Presbyterian pastor. The congregation expresses it's warm appreciation and gratitude to Sandy. We look forward to her presence among us. More to come!

April 26 Good Shepherd Sunday Sermon, "In Return" by Pastor Sandy Faison

On April 26, our fellowship enjoyed the leadership of Pastor Sandy Faison who led services with a sermon titled "In Return" on Good Shepherd Sunday! Special music was a piece by attendee Thomas Smith entitled The Simplon Pass (poem by Wordsworth), performed by Jasmine Robinson, soprano; John David Erikson, cello; and Andy Hughes, piano. It was very special indeed. We hope you will attend Highlands soon and discover our many riches of fellowship, music, and spiritual exploration.

Plan Now to Attend Highlands March 7 Lions & Lambs Spring Concert!

Highlands invites you to kick off your spring early! Come to “Lions and Lambs," our first-ever spring concert on March 7! Enjoy a wide range of music (art song, jazz, gospel choir, harp, plus original folk/rock and classical piano).

Tunes will be offered by Gainesville musicians Sidney Bertisch, Michael Derry, EFM Sanctuary of Praise, Andy Hughes, Stephen Langer, Crystal Miles, Daryl Mullee, raymondale and the Family Band, Jasmine Robinson, Thomas Smith, and Chris Ypsilanti.

Come join in the musical fun. Support Highlands as you enjoy a first-rate musical event!

Date/Time/Place: Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m. at Highlands,1001 NE 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL.
Admission: Suggested Donation $5-$10 at the door. All proceeds will benefit Highlands music and community outreach programs.

First Lent Service, Spring 2015

Thanks for a wonderful first week of Lent sermon at our 2/22 service this morning by Rev. Glenn Dixon, Pastor Emeritus from Westminster Presbyterian! Glenn spoke on "Who Am I?" and also asked "who are my brothers? Glenn will be back on March 15th!

Join us next week on Sunday at 11am as Meaghan Monaghan leads us in Reflections on Lent!

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!


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