If you’re young or if you’re old(er), if you’ve been following Christ for 60 years or you’ve just started the journey of getting to know Jesus, each one of us has something new to discover about God.
Highland Community Church offers a variety of small groups that are intended to help people of all ages walk another step closer with Jesus. We try to foster safe places where you can ask questions, tell stories, and grow in the Way of Jesus with others.
If you would like to start a small group, please do. Simply let us know what type of group you have started and when you meet. We can also help to connect you with others who are looking for a small group.
Men of all ages are welcome to join this group every Wednesday, 6:30 a.m. at Highland. Group members read and pray through a psalm before sharing breakfast together. Over the years, this group has prayed each psalm at least 7 times, and has shared countless cups of coffee together.
WEDNESDAY bIBLE STUDY
This group meets 2x per month. Meetings rotate from one home to the next. The host(s) facilitate the evening’s conversations. A typical get-together includes time to “check in,” pray, and reflect on the Lectionary’s selection of Bible readings for that week.
There are a number of care groups that meet at various times throughout the week. The numbers range from 5 to 12 people per group. Each group decides what their focus will be, for example: spiritual direction, bible study, reflection on Sunday's message, walking through life together. Groups have been adult focused or family focused, or a mixture of the two. If you would like to join or start a group please contact Erin D. or email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This multi-generational group meets every other Monday at each other's homes to discuss life with its struggles & joys, study the Bible, and connect more deeply with God and each other.
This group includes empty-nesters and parents with young children. They meet 2x per month. When they meet as families, they share a meal, “check in,” followed by a time to visit. The next time adults meet without children. These gatherings include a time for Bible study, sharing and prayer. Contact Steve & Jean I.
PRAYER & Potluck GROUP
This group meets two evenings per month to eat together and pray for Highland.
girls night out
Women with children 18 and under are invited to join this group that meets for coffee approximately one evening a month.
beer & banter
Men with children ages 18 and under are welcome to join this group that meets approximately once a month to drink some beer and banter about their lives and issues important to them.
2020 january to june: Kuhnekt Initiative
Jesus brings together people who, the world says, have nothing in common. Inspired by Jesus’ directive to go out in pairs, twosomes are formed each month by picking the names of Highlanders out of a hat. Each pair is then given simple instructions: • at least once a month, share a conversation—a meal, a walk in the park, grocery shopping together, and so on. • discuss your answers to a series of question prompts-- What’s your deepest hope? What’s God teaching you in your life right now? Learn each other’s life stories—your joys, your challenges, your hopes, your fears.
Sign up for the 2020 Kuhnekt Initiative outside of the church office or send an email to email@example.com NOTE: The Kuhnekt Initiative is a short-term commitment. For example, from September to May, or January to June.
2020 january to may: The way
Asking questions about God, spirituality, or the Church? Each life journey is unique. If you are… • unfamiliar with Christian faith and want to explore and learn more; • a long-time follower of Jesus, exploring and asking questions, and wanting to learn more; • interested in baptism; • interested in belonging at Highland… then The Way is for you.
The Way encourages, challenges, and invites a deeper life of faith. Before the first followers of Jesus were known as Christians, they were called “People of The Way.” Then, and now, The Way refers to a style of life in which both believing and living are centered in Jesus Christ. At Highland Community Church, The Way is an opportunity for your faith to be explored, nurtured, and renewed, your commitment to Jesus Christ affirmed, and your walk as a disciple of Christ to be established or re-established in the life-giving waters of Holy Baptism or the Affirmation of Baptism.
Seasons of the Way
Autumn Meetings begin in December and explore topics of interest such as scripture, worship, prayer, and sacraments. Winter Meetings resume in early January. In both small and large group conversations, participants continue to explore the presence of God in the world and in daily life. Early Spring Throughout the weeks of Lent, participants “dig deeper” into the Biblical stories that prepare for baptism and affirmation of baptism at the Easter celebration. Late Spring After Easter The Way looks toward the practice of living the Christian life as we explore faithful responses to care for the earth, for humankind, relationships and daily work.
Meetings times and dates available by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 February to june: the 12 step way
THE 12 STEP WAY - TUESDAYS AT 2 – Starting February 4, 2020
12-STEP SPIRITUALITY - Based on meditations by Richard Rohr, a small group will work through the 12-Steps (shadow work) becoming more aware of our attachments, compulsions and addictions (sins) that affect our relationship with Jesus, with ourselves, and with each other.
"The goals of the steps are:
Peace with God
Step 1 is about recognizing our brokenness
Step 2 is about the birth of faith in us
Step 3 involves a decision to let God be in charge of our lives
Peace with ourselves
Step 4 involves self-examination
Step 5 is the discipline of admitting our wrongs
Step 6 is the beginning of an inner transformation sometimes called repentance
Step 7 involves the transformation or purification of our character
Peace with others
Step 8 involves examining our relationships and preparing ourselves to make amends
Step 9 is the discipline of making amends
Step 10 is about maintaining progress in recovery
Keeping the peace
Step 11 involves the spiritual disciplines of prayer and meditation
Call the office and let Jennifer know you're interested in joining this small group or leave a note in mailbox 73 for Marion T. and Abe O. *Source: The 12 Steps, A Way Out, a spiritual process for healing
Starting Tuesdays at 2pm, February 4, 2020.
We gather Sundays at 10:00 am:
HIGHLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH 3130 McMillan Road Abbotsford, BC V2S 6A8 T: 604-853-7052
OFFICE HOURS 09:00am - 02:00pm: Tuesday to Friday
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