“I can do all things through Christ who strengths me.” --Philippians 4:13
I ended last month’s newsletter with a note about the ceiling project @ HIGHLAND! I am happy to report that the project is complete and looks so clean, neat and up to date. We had a goal to have everything back in place by Sunday May 19th and we met that goal with time to spare! It was a blessing to work along with the men that put in the long hours to see this project through. We all say Thank You to the ladies in the kitchen that fed us all week. Thank you to the people that donated food and snacks to keep the crew working. This was a big project and many were surprised to see it completed on time…But, when we work together, we can see great things happen in God’s Church and for His Kingdom.
Summer is just around the corner and I am ready for some warm weather, baseball, BBQ, and camping!
NEO Camp meeting will be July 21st to the 26th. The Evangelist is Gilbert Davila and I will post times and other information as it becomes available. Camp meeting is just 5 days this year, but I pray that you will try to make it a priority to attend as many days as possible. Mark your calendar now before other events fill it up! July will be here soon.
Schools will be out soon… watch out for children and stay safe!
Holy Week was a busy week @ HIGHLAND. From Palm Sunday and Jesus coming into the city on a donkey, Humbling Himself to wash the disciple’s feet on Maundy Thursday, obedient to the cross on Good Friday, to becoming the Bridge of Easter to make a way for us to come into the very presence of God the Father. Thank you, Jesus, for your love and willingness to take our place on that cross.
I pray that you will join us over the next several weeks as we look at how Jesus is the bridge to Unity, to Authenticity, and that Jesus is the bridge to Hope.
The Trip to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum were an exciting time for us as we traveled together! 18 total people in 2 vans, I have traveled with the youth to International Youth Conventions, but this was my first trip with mainly adults, and it was a great trip. The Ark is amazing, and the museum opened my eyes more to God’s creation and the time line of this world. I also enjoyed our travel time together and shared meals. Thank you to everyone that went on this trip! I hope it was a blessing to you also.
The week of May 13th we will be installing a new ceiling in the sanctuary! Our goal is to be finished by Sunday May 20th, stop in to help anytime during that week and that will help us reach that goal!
Work is always easier when we do it together! Blessings, PM
“Don’t be afraid, you animals of the field, for the wilderness pastures will soon be green. The trees will again be filled with fruit; fig trees and grapevines will be loaded down once more.” --Joel 2:22
Yes, Spring time is coming, and I am looking forward to all that God has planned for us! We have some fun things coming up, like our trip to The Ark Encounter and Creation Museum, Spring Break and EASTER!
We have some work, “Spring Cleaning” projects that we need to get done before Easter. And we have a mission to reach out to the families of Wooster and share the “Good News” of Jesus with everyone that we can! Spring Cleaning projects! I will have a list before this goes to print! Some outside projects, some inside projects. Somethings that can be done on your own or grab a “Pew Partner” and let us work on them together! If you see a project that you want to tackle, jump right in, working together will make the job easier for everyone. Easter is coming and we want to shine for all our special guest that day!
Easter is always the easiest time of year to invite people to join you @ HIGHLAND! People are waiting on you to invite them to HIGHLAND, to join you in the Easter Celebration! Maybe God is already speaking to them and they are more open to His message this year. Morning Service @ 10am, Egg Hunt for the children after the service, Easter Dinner for the whole family to follow!
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” --Galatians 6:9
Late February and good things are happening @ HIGHLAND! We have started the year with some
rough weather, but Spring is coming, and I am looking forward to it! (We have
flowers coming up out front!!!)
Our Web Site is up and running! Please stop by and use this wonderful tool to stay connected and up to date with what is happing @ HIGHLAND. The Web address is highlandcog.org (if you are reading this I guess you know the address!) and the more hits the better! We are continuing to work on it and to get all areas up and active. Thank you, Barb, for all the help in making this happen. While on the home page there is also a link to
a new official Facebook page for HIGHLAND. Follow us and stay connected!
Work in the sanctuary has started. The two side areas of the ceiling are completed and looks so much better. The main span of the ceiling will be done later this Spring! There will be work for anyone that is willing to help on this major project. We will need people to help clean-up or maybe just to feed the crew. We will keep you posted on times. Thank you to all the helpers so far! We will also keep you informed if we need to have church in another part of the building.
Teacher Appreciation Sunday will be March 24th this year. This is always a great service for our teachers and families. Make plans to join us for this special Sunday service!
Together we can see great things happen for God’s Kingdom and for HIS Church @ HIGHLAND.