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    Friday September 22nd 2022

    3 days ago

    You know how some of the stories in the Bible seem so incredulous – a global flood, a burning bush, 40 years wandering in the desert, an itinerant preacher who could heal people, and who raised Lazarus from the dead? Not to mention the empty tomb. I mean unbelievable, right? How could this happen? read more

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    Friday 16th September 2022

    13 days ago

    For some reason this week’s passage (Jeremiah 8:18 – 9:1) got me thinking about the yin/yang symbol. It’s a lovely symbol of the need for both sides. The two shapes that make up the One are identical but opposite; apart they are incomplete and together they are whole. They wouldn’t be what they are supposed to be without the other half and yet each half is distinct. read more

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    Excited to be here - September 2, 2022

    27 days ago

    Hello everyone, You can’t see it, but I’m smiling as I write this – like a big smile with teeth showing and everything.  I’M SO EXCITED TO BE HERE. Thank you for welcoming me into your community. My name is Julie Lees and I’m new to your ministry staff. This coming Sunday, worship will be centred around table talk … what does being around Christ’s table mean for our lives; what does it teach us about how to be together? How exactly does Jesus affect our daily lives? Well… read more

Highlands Right Now

Flea Market Sale

October 15th 9am to 5pm

For more information please see our Flea Market page.

Seniors Connection Autumn Series

Seniors Connections programming has now restarted and will run on the first and third Wednesdays, with an introduction to its autumn series — To everything there is a season: Planning for a good death.

This is a powerful and informative series on end-of-life planning and choices, covering topics like advanced care planning, end of life choices, and planning for how you'll be remembered. 

  • Advance Care Planning Workshop
  • Saturday, October 1st
  • 1-3 p.m., cost is $5
  • RSVP to Colleen Blair or call 604 980 6071 

To find out more or to sign up, visit the Seniors page.

Highlands TRC

Highlands Truth and Reconciliation Circle. On Sunday, September 25, National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, our congregation is invited to remember the lives of children lost and survivors of the Indian Residential School system.

 We would like to invite everyone to order an orange “Every Child Matters” shirt to wear on the 25th.

If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, the best website to order from is Native Northwest.

Proceeds from Orange Shirt sales are directed to the Native Northwest Reconciliation Fund to support people and families who continue to be impacted by Residential Schools and intergenerational trauma. 

Meridian Fundraiser

The Annual Meridian Fundraiser is back this fall. Sales will open on September 9 and will close on September 28. Please check the Highlights for weekly updates. 

Gift cards, which never expire, are available in the following denominations:  

$10, $25, $50, $75, $100

If you’ve seen the cute little red tractor on Marine Drive but aren’t  sure what Meridian Farm Market offers, check out this 30 second video. You can sign up HERE  or you can collect a paper copy of the form the Church Office. For more information please contact the church office