As our nation has been confronted by our relationship with race this past summer, several of the churches of Ft. Thomas wanted to provide a place for people of faith in our community to learn, ask questions, and become part of a solution – together. Register here for this important six-week online study as we join people from around town in tackling this difficult subject from a lens of faith.
In-Person Worship is back at Highland Methodist! In order to follow social distancing guidelines, capacity will be limited and registration will be required. You can learn about what we are doing to create a safe environment, ways you can keep others safe while attending, register for a service, and more by following this link to our Healthy @ Highland website.
From Pastor John:
A heart-felt conversation ensued at a meeting of our governing church council Tuesday, June 2nd. Humbling. People of faith struggling to help make a difference. As the pastor, frankly, I was moved by the desire of our leaders to be responsible and thoughtful disciples of Jesus. It cannot convey everything, but it is a start. Look for opportunities to engage in some on-line conversations soon. Feel free to share. This church has already boldly put itself on the line in Kentucky Methodism by making it clear we invite and affirm ALL persons (regardless of how you may look or who you may love) to participate fully in the life of our church. So, here it is:
"Highland United Methodist Church is grieved by the countless individuals - many whose untimely and unwarranted deaths - have sparked sparked controversy in recent weeks. Such persons are discriminated against and marginalized simply due to the color of their skin. We affirm the lives of our African-American brothers and sisters and believe that they are a part of God's beloved creation.
As a local church:
-We commit to battle racism and hatred through both education and action so as to prevent further violence.
-We are actively planning to partner with minority organizations to identify meaningful ways our church may actively assist with creating meaningful change.
-We believe love and mutual understanding is the only way forward"
We welcome and and all to join us in these endeavors. Get to know Highland better by click to the About Us tab and reading our missing, vision. and welcome statement.
(The photo to the left is from The United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The UM Building houses the General Board of Church and Society. The GBCS is the advocacy arm of the UMC. The Board is called to advocate for the implementation of the denomination's Social Principles.)
At Highland Methodist, we take our red doors seriously.
We are a church of welcome, warm meals, service, and fellowship.
We hope that you'll join us in our mission transforming lives by demonstrating Jesus' love and making him known through serving others.