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. If you would like more information on any of the groups, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Deepen group is a small group of people who gather for 8-10 weeks starting in the fall and spring each year. 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.
Here’s a brief description of the new groups for this Spring. Each group is slightly different. Participants will receive an email from the group leader(s) upon registration, with more specific details about location, timing, frequency, planned duration, meals, children and needed materials. *Groups with an asterisk share a meal. Click the link above to sign up for these groups:
WAKING UP WHITE / AND FINDING MYSELF IN THE STORY OF RACE
Sundays 3/4, 3/18, 4/8, 4/22, 4–6 pm, at a home near 32nd & Tennyson
Leaders: Renee Neswadi & Kathryn White
We will use Debby Irving’s book Waking Up White as a platform for reflection and conversation on race, racism, white privilege and racial justice. No children, please.
FAMILY GAME NIGHT*
Every other Sunday, 4–6 pm, SE Aurora
Leaders: Angela and Kallie Wilson
Families with children are encouraged to meet other Highlands Church families to engage in fellowship over a potluck meal and board games.
CLARIFY & PURSUE YOUR CALLING
Sundays, 3 pm, Holiday Theater
Leader: Gloria Rose
For those wishing to explore, share and support one another in pursuit of our unique calling. God calls us to live in union with him, and join in his work of healing people and the planet, by applying our gifts toward a cause, problem or missed opportunity in our society.
Mondays, 7 am, Sloans Lake Walking Path
Leader: Stephanie White
Take a weekly intentional, slower-paced walk that includes some interesting topics to chew on with fellow walkers, as well as some silent time to ponder connecting with the Divine, in nature, one another, and our deepest selves. Dogs welcome!
CAREER AND JOB TRANSITIONS
Tuesdays, 7 pm, at the Church apartment
Leader: Joel Ryan
For those unemployed, underemployed, misemployed or miserably employed, this group will help you learn new skills to reposition yourself in the job market.
Every other Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Littleton
Leaders: Lisa and Ginger Perry
Highlands Church neighbors located in the South metro (Littleton, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, etc.) gather for a meal, discussion of sermon topics or news of the day. Make new friends, children welcome.
GAY MEN’S SPIRITUAL STUDY*
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, Alternating between Capitol Hill and Stapleton homes
Leaders: Mark Freeman and Eddie Miller
Study group for gay men looking to nourish our bodies over a meal, and nourish our minds as we contemplate our spirituality through conversation and interaction together.
BREAK BREAD AND SHARE YOUR STORY!*
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, at a West Highlands home
Leader: Deb Herrera
We all desire to be known, to be recognized as a unique individual in a diverse, growing church. Join this weekly meal and take turns listening to each other’s stories told through Adult Artifacts (a bag of treasures that tell your story).
ARTISTS DRAWING NIGHT*
Every Other Thursday, 6-8 pm, at a Lowry home
Leader: Amy Powell
This kid-friendly group is for anyone who enjoys drawing/sketching and conversation with creatives. We’ll gather for a simple meal and some time spent drawing together. Bring your own sketchbook and supplies, if you have them. Some mediums will be available to experiment with as well!
Fridays, 7 pm, at the Holiday Theater
Leader: Melissa Dozier
For those who enjoy crafting homemade gifts, this is your chance to learn or perfect crocheting, sewing, knitting, jewelry-making, card-making, applique techniques and more. New crafts are introduced and taught weekly, followed by a second week of practicing the skill to create something. Material fees = $20, and scholarships are available.