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Welcome to Highlands

Welcome to Highlands.
A vibrant part of the United Church of Canada. Creating inclusive community. Celebrating life together. Finding a spiritual anchor. Making a difference in this imperfect world. Opening to the holy mystery at the heart of life. Encircling others with abundant love and care.
God welcomes all of us here.

Highlands Right Now

Wild Life Summer Camp July 10-14

Summer camp poster Wild Life camp

Raiders of the Lost Arts July 17-21

Summer camp poster Raiders of the lost Arts

Taste of the Arts July 24 - 28

Poster for fine arts summer camp

Difference Makers Aug 1-4

Summer camp poster Differents Makers

Camp Highlands and L.I.T Registrations

L.I.T (Leader in training) program for ages 12 -14 $150.00  

Come alongside our leaders and summer staff and learn the art of effective leadership. This is for Camp Highlands exciting week of VBC – Wild Life. (July 10-14th) 

Training includes healthy lunches and snacks each day, a t-shirt, and all camp activities.  

To register as an L.I.T. please go to the HUC website - same forms as camp registrations.

Youth Crew (by application) for youth currently (June 2023) in gr. 9 through 12. An honorarium is provided for each week of work.

Training is required and provided.

Please contact Allie Keir for an interview.

Please register HERE for all of the camps on offer.

Coffee Cluster

Invite to Coffee Cluster June 25

This is a chance for groups of four people to get better acquainted, go for coffee, and grow a “group of one’s own.”

Coffee clusters are open to folks who have been at Highlands for decades and folks who are on their second Sunday!

If you would like to participate PLEASE email Ann Echols or Julie Lees

Multicultural Dinner and Fundraiser

Multicultural Dinner and Fundraiser

A multicultural dinner is planned featuring foods from the home countries of refugees we have sponsored. Appetizers, salads, and desserts will be buffet style and the main course will have table service. We have planned both vegan and non-vegan options. As well there will be a bar for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. To buy tickets scan the QR or click this link.


Invitation to contact Allie about Graduates

Please send a message to Allie Keir with:

Your name and a photo
Program you are graduating from
Connection to Highlands
Your future plans
Contact info so we can be in touch to let you know about the service on the 11th

Highlands Summer Sale

Summer sale poster

Our Summer Sale was such a big hit last year, we're doing it a gain! We'll have new and vintage goodies at amazing prices together with quilting cottons, shoes, clothing, art, home décor, jewelry and so much more! Proceeds from the sale support Highlands community programs. Come and see us on Saturday, May 27, 10am-2pm. Public parking under Thrifty's.

Minister's Musings

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  • Header Image for Rev. Julie - May 26th 2023

    Rev. Julie - May 26th 2023

    2 days ago

    IT’S PENTECOST. WOOOHOOOO. CELEBRATION TIME!!!! This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, often thought of as the birth of the church. There will be red and yellow ribbons to grab on your way in the door to wave about at the start of service. If you had some orange ribbon at home, feel free to cut off a strip and bring it in to wave about. AND … should you feel so moved, please wear orange, yellow or red clothes!!!! read more

  • Header Image for Rev. Will Sparks May 19th

    Rev. Will Sparks May 19th

    9 days ago

    Yesterday there was a gathering at the church to celebrate the life of Margot Thomson. Many of you will remember Margot and Sandy who had regularly attended Highlands since the mid-80s. Their kids were married at Highlands. Grandkids baptized among us. They had been part of our community for nearly 50 years. And it was such a gift to gather and celebrate the blessing of those years and Margot’s life and character. Her granddaughter referred to her as a “sparkplug.” Don’t you dream of someday being referred to by a grandchild as a sparkplug? read more

  • Header Image for Rev. Will Sparks May 12th

    Rev. Will Sparks May 12th

    16 days ago

    Back many decades ago when I was a young adult in University, I remember the religious studies department hosted a debate between an atheist biologist and a fundamentalist Christian on the existence of God. The scientist brought evidence of evolution, and the “how” of creation. There is no god behind the scenes making it all happen. We know this because we know now how it all happens. All the mysteries of the universe are, one by one, being explained by science. read more