We have two Adult Sunday School classes: 8:00 am and 9:30 am. Both classes are usually working on a book study that can be anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks long. Please contact the church office for information on the current and/or upcoming study. Newcomers are always welcome in both classes.
The Care Group coordinators schedule All Church Events, also called A.C.E. Events, 3-4 times per year. They consist of a meal, fellowship and entertainment. It's always a good time!
Our program aims to nurture, reach out to the community and educate through ministries and worship. The care groups, referred to as "Shepherd Groups" by some churches, are groups of 16 to 18 people who meet at least six times a year for fellowship. Our care groups schedule activities, such as family events, dining out and attending plays, concerts and sporting events. Our purpose is to get to know one another and care for each other. The composition of each group changes every year so we get to know a lot of people in our congregation.
On the grounds is a Memorial Garden with niches for urns containing ashes of the deceased. Only church members may be interred in the Columbarium, but anyone may have a plaque on the Memorial Walls. The Columbarium is located in the wooded area behind the church.
We have a team of volunteers who keep in touch with members who are home-bound, hospitalized, have suffered the loss of a loved one, or other catastrophic event through phone calls, cards, one-on-one visits, and/or outings.
Each 10 week session meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30 am in the Peter classroom. Our Mission is to challenge, encourage and promote better health through physical exercise. You can attend 1 lesson, all 30 lessons, or even somewhere in-between… Whatever works for you! Flex ‘N Stretch is a wellness program of activities which provides a higher quality of life thru responsible movement that is pain free and possible for all participants. This well- organized exercise program teaches all participants how to do the exercises easily and safely, including seniors. Benefits include increased range of motion, coordination, strength, balance and agility, all of which improve the quality of life and lead to longer independent living. Cost is $45.00 for 30 Sessions or $30.00 for 15 Sessions. Come, join the fun and experience the benefits! Contact the church office at 855-2277 to find out when the next class starts. Everyone welcome!
Our church offers multiple libraries full of wonderful collections of books, audio books and movies. The Library Annex contains Christian devotional materials, non-fiction inspirational books, audio books, DVD movies; including children’s movies, fiction paperbacks, and the United Methodist Women’s (UMW) collection. Meanwhile, another Library room contains hardback fiction and Christian fiction books. Both of these libraries are located in the narthex area of the Sanctuary.
Highlands has a group of ladies who assists the Care Groups with preparing and/or serving refreshments following a funeral service or memorial service, if needed.
The Stitchers meet from 1:00-3:00 pm on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Everyone is welcome to join in while the group gets together to stitch, crochet or knit and enjoy some fellowship. Patterns (crochet or knit) are available for the Prayer Shawls and/or the Prayer Squares for any participant that would like to contribute to those ministries.
The HUMMERS, an acronym for Highlands United Methodist Men, are purposed to be A Christian brotherhood serving our church and community. Every man of Highlands Church is a HUMMER. The HUMMERS serve and support over a dozen charities and organizations annually, both locally and nationally, with a physical and/or financial presence... or both. The HUMMERS meet at 7:45 AM on the first Tuesday of every month for a breakfast meeting that includes a devotional message, an informative guest speaker, and a planning/business session.
The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women (UMW) focuses on missions. All women members of Highlands Church and their guests are welcome. Continental breakfast meetings are at 9:30 am on the second Monday of each month in the church's Fellowship Hall. The UMW offers reading programs, book clubs, golfing leagues and regular outings and events.
The Highlands United Methodist Women (UMW) are hosting an evening retreat of fellowship, spiritual growth, and mission outreach for the women of Bella Vista as well as the women of our church. It's called After Hours and we’ll be getting together from 6:00-7:30 pm on the fourth Thursday, September through May. Please plan to join us as we explore how to get more out of your devotional life and prayer time. Invite your friends!