Welcome to Highlands United Church!
To be honest, it feels a little odd for me to be welcoming you to Highlands. I’m completely new here myself, having arrived in the middle of August. So if you are new to Highlands, from one newbie to another, welcome.
People choose to walk through the door of a church for the first time for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they have walked by and are just curious. Sometimes they have moved to the neighborhood and are looking for a place to find community. Sometimes their kids are starting to ask questions about life and its meaning and they want to take those questions seriously. Sometimes they are searching for meaning, purpose, or to untangle a particularly knotty question life has handed them.
I chose to come to Highlands because I felt led here as a place to serve God, a place to be in a community that is trying to make a loving difference in the world, a place where deep vibrant and relevant worship and music is valued, a place where all ages, genders, ethnicities and abilities come together and form a common loving cause, a place where we may not have all the answers but we will surely enjoy the questions.
Rev. Will Sparks
Lead Minister, Highlands United Church