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      Our Mission...
    ...is 'Sharing God's Love in the Community.'
    Click above on the Activities tab (then Regular Activities) to see what's happening at Highlands.
     
     
     
    Our Leadership
    Rev Julia Monaghan, our minister, moved to Leigh from Birmingham in 2012, along with husband Sam, a director of Barnardos Children's Charity. Previously Julia worked for 25 years as a Local Authority Social Worker then served for 5 years as a Methodist minister on the Birmingham circuit.  Supporting Julia is a church family that includes local preachers, a mission enabler for older people, church stewards and many members who take care of our building.
    Julia will be enjoying a well-earned period of sabbatical leave from 1 October to 10 November 2017.
    Worship
    We meet for worship on most Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and enjoy tea & coffee
    together after the service. We'd be delighted if you came and joined us. 
    The exception is the 1st Sunday of each month.  On those days we'll meet for tea/coffee at 9:30 am and then join our friends at Wesley for a joint service at their newly refurbished building. Lifts will normally be available.
    Also, a friendly group of Highlands' people meet in a home every two weeks for fellowship. We meet at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. A warm welcome awaits you if you would like to join us. Contact Kathy on 01702 714528, or click here for more details.
     
    Manchester Bomb Attack
    Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the appalling bomb attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on 22 May.  We offer this prayer of response and a poem by Tony Walsh that explains how Mancunians feel about their city.
    "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing."  Luke 23:34
     
    Upcoming events
    Sumer is icumen in,
    Lhude sing cuccu!
     
    It's back!
    Holiday at Home is back for another season.
    The summer programme of 'Holiday at Home' is ready to roll again at Highlands.
    Find all the details here
    Scorchio!
     
     
    Choose Love

    What do you know about Islam?  Do you answer: ‘Not much’ or ‘Only what I read in the newspaper’?  Should you dismiss or respect Islam? How does Islam regard Jesus?

    What do you know of Muslim people in Southend?  Should you love or fear your Muslim neighbours? Choose love, and find out more. Follow this link.

    Annual Church Report 2017 now available

    Read it here

     
    Condolences
    For friends and family of Margaret Ross, who died this week, not long after celebrating her 90th birthday. For some memories of that happier event click here.
     
    Save the Date
    Saturday 21st October will be the date that Highlands welcomes the King (No, not that one.  The King of Glory has always been here.)  I refer of course to Elvis. More details here.
     
    Meanwhile an intrepid group from Highlands and Wesley has undertaken a pilgrimage
     
    It's OK to smile!
    But you need to think and pray as well. We have for you a new version of a famous Psalm.  Click here
     
    Do you get the Midweek Blues?
    Fed up? Nothing but doom and gloom on the news? 
    Need a bit of a lift?
    Come and have a chat on a Wednesday.
    Find the details here.
     
    Surprise!
    Sometimes, something wonderful and totally unexpected happens. How appropriate that it should be on Easter Sunday!
     
    Summer at St Peter's click here 
    Where are they now?
    To find out how things are going for a former Highlands Sunday School member you might remember, click here

    Our Services have changed

    Read about the current pattern of services using this link. For detailed information about services please check out our calendar. If you have any queries please email us: click here

     
    Reflections
    We now have a new folder of pages that we want you to add to.  Find out more here.
     
    ALL WE CAN
    At Highlands we support a Methodist charity called All We Can.
    All We Can is a pioneering international development, relief and advocacy organisation that helps people to find solutions to poverty and become all that they can, in order to create positive, long-term change in some of the world’s poorest communities.  Find some inspiring stories about All We Can, and about how you can help by using this link to their website
     

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