Community Groups(Deepen, Social and Ongoing)
The Highlands Community Groups ministry is committed to creating a variety of ways for members of our community to connect with each other outside of Sunday services. We have seasonal Deepen Groups, Ongoing Groups, Social Groups and Special Event Connections including:
We’re shaking things up a bit this summer and trying something new: Fun, flexible, friendly and festive small group gatherings. Want to host or attend a neighborhood potluck? A Rockies game? A trip to the zoo? Taco Tuesday dinner group? Brunch after church? Stop by the Information Table in the lobby to get more info on how to get involved and make new connections in the Highlands Community!
Here are a few groups happening soon:
June 10 — Community Hiking Group: Join a moderate, local hike led by one of our community members! Meet up time and location TBD
June 11 — Yoga with Heatherlyn: Join us at 7 pm Sunday, June 11, arrive anytime after 6:30 pm to settle in and find your space. This is accessible to all levels of experience! Suggested donation: $20 per person. If this is cost-prohibitive, contact Heatherlynmusic@gmail.com. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your yoga mat – if you don’t have one, we have extras! Bring a bottle of wine or other beverages and appetizers to share! There is a 20-person limit so register soon HERE.
June 13, 5–8pm — Ignite!Nite pairs interesting ideas with interesting people in a new after-hours experience. This month we’ll experience the legend of Colorado’s dueling madams, dueling guitars, and give you the chance to duel in a number of fun games. Square off with your friends, learn about Colorado’s historic duels, and let your competitive spirit take over! Toss in a cash bar, tasty grub and a whole lot of Colorado spirit and you’ve got a history museum adventure! Meet up at the History Colorado Center. Host will wear a visible Highlands Church logo.
Members: FREE; Adults: $12; Seniors: $10
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to http://historycoloradocenter.org/adults/ignitenite/
The Highlands Singles group is open to anyone in the Highlands Community who identifies themselves as single. We are an open an inclusive group (although some events may be 21+). Events are intended to be initiated from the group members themselves, with support being offered by the Community Groups ministry. If you’re single, SIGN UP HERE so that you can ensure you receive group information and invites to future events.
If you have questions, contact Alex Stein at email@example.com.
Small groups of people who gather regularly to grow deeper with God and each other. Groups run for 8-10 weeks. Each group looks and feels different – some are a Bible study, some focus on “questions worth asking” while others are activity-minded and an easy, no-commitment-necessary way to meet new people in your community. Deepen Groups generally align with Fall, Spring and Summer.
SOCIAL & ONGOING GROUPS
These groups are less structured than Deepen Groups, although most have a regular schedule for their meetings and serve a specific purpose or audience.
Sign up here for Social & Ongoing Groups!
Living with Persistent Conditions: The PC Group meets once a month for discussion and community and once a month for a social gathering. The members of this group have chronic health challenges (MS, Pain, Parkinson’s). We welcome anyone who wants to connect with us – there is not some “level of illness” requirement. It sounds serious, and occasionally is, but we spend a lot more time laughing with each other.
LGBTQ Social Alliance: We meet once a month for fun, food, fellowship and maybe drinks! We would love for any new or longtime Highlander to join us. We meet from 4-6 pm the third Saturday of the month at various Highland area eateries. If interested in this group, email Kris Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whole-Health Walking Community: There is so much good in prioritizing time to move the way that we’re built to. Here at Highlands Church Denver, we’re blessed to have members of our community actively involved in leading regular community and contemplative walks. While they’re not specific to HCD, any community members looking for a walking group should look into these. Our own Jonathan Stalls and Julie Gibson each lead a weekly walk group. Jonathon’s ‘Park Hill Sunrise’ is every Tuesday in the Park Hill neighborhood at 7 am. Julie’s ‘Highlands Wellness Walk’ is every Monday (mostly at Berkeley Lake) but rotates every other week from morning (8:30 am) to evening (6:00 pm). Rather than sign up here, please go to MeetUp.com/Mile High Ramblers. In addition to the walks led by Jonathan and Julie, you’ll find many opportunities offered by the Walk2Connect Cooperative.
Monthly Hiking: Join the Highlands Hikers! We hike the second Saturday of every month. We never hike more than 4 miles, and stay within 90 minutes of Denver. In order to ensure safety and enjoyment, this group is only for adults 18 and over. Dogs are allowed on some of the hikes and we will let you know two weeks in advance. Meet at 8 am at the North High School parking lot. E-mail Kate Berger at email@example.com.
If you would like more information any of the above groups, email firstname.lastname@example.org.