All the doors at Highlands Church are open on Sunday mornings. Talk with one of the greeters who’ll help you with directions around the building and provide information about Highlands and its programs.
Sit wherever you like in the sanctuary — and you’re welcome to take your coffee in with you. The worship service begins at 10 am with the ringing of the Tibetan prayer bowl and entry of the Christ candle.
There’s a space for families with young children right near the front of the sanctuary, with some quiet activities and small toys. This way, children can see everything that's happening up front and feel included. Parents or grandparents are invited to be with their children. You’ll find activity bags with crayons, markers and colouring sheets available at each entrance.
Most Sundays there’s a time early in the service for children and youth to gather at the front for a story or a question to think about. Then children and youth move together into rooms near the back of the sanctuary for Sunday school with their leaders. Programs are provided for all ages.
The service combines time for reflection with great music, both for listening and singing. The minister’s reflection, or sermon, is brief and approachable. The theology is progressive and looks for the metaphor in biblical scripture that relates to challenges we all face today.
If you'd like to donate to the life and work of Highlands, you'll find envelopes and a box at the back of the church, or you can donate online. It’s a personal choice and you're welcome regardless.
Some of the money goes to fund the ongoing vital life of Highlands United Church and its social action programs, and some of it goes to support our mission projects. Feel free to give whatever you can. Income tax receipts are issued for identified donations greater than $25.
After the service, coffee and tea are served just outside the sanctuary. You can talk with the ministers and mingle with the friendly Highlands people. There’s also lots of information and people to answer your questions about programs and events.